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Ready to be a change agent at your organization? The AHA Next Generation Leaders Fellowship focuses on developing health care leaders and empowering them to bring about real and lasting change in their organizations. Applications are due March 26.

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Vivian Pinn, MD is a trailblazer. In 1991, Dr. Pinn became the first African American female director of @NIH 's Office of Research on Women’s Health. #BlackHistoryMonth 

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Just ten years ago electricity from solar was far more expensive than alternatives. But – as the chart shows – the price declined by 89% since then. How was this possible? And which opportunities does this open up? → This is what my post is about:

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10 years ago today, Space Shuttle Discovery launched on its final flight—STS-133— to the International Space Station. It was the shuttle’s 39th mission, bringing its time-in-space total to 365 days:

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After a career of mentoring minority #healthservicesresearch  professionals, @FSUCoM 's Dr. George Rust used #AHRQ  support to chart a midcareer change of course. Learn more!

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The Accra batch is the first shipped & delivered in Africa by the COVAX Facility as part of an unprecedented effort to deliver at least 2 billion doses of #COVID19  vaccines by the end of 2021 - what will be the largest vaccine procurement & supply operation in history.

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A book recommendation: @AdamMGrant’s “Think Again,” which makes a compelling case for why learning should be a lifelong habit. Grant argues that we grow by questioning old assumptions and considering new perspectives. I agree!

#COVID19 VACCINE UPDATE: Daily figures on the number of people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine in the UK. As of 24 February, 18,242,873 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination. Visit the @PHE_uk  dashboard for more info: ▶️️

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Scoops of the Day

Yesterday, the FDA issued guidances for medical product developers, specifically covering vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics products, to address the emergence and potential future emergence of variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes #COVID19  .

The party that chanted #LockHerUp  at their Presidential National Convention is worried about mean tweets.

Just in! Ghana is the first country in the world to receive COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX, a global initiative to ensure equitable access. @UNICEFGhana 

Plant-Based Cooking Show Episodes That Highlight Meatless Cooking by Sign the petition t @greenmattersday 

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Tune into the @US_FDA ’s Rare Disease Day Virtual Public Meeting on 3/5 to continue to support #RareDiseaseDay  2021. Register to hear stories from members of the #raredisease  community and NORD’s VP of #Policy , Rachel Sher. More:

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Today, #Ghana  GH became the first country to receive #COVID19  vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility. This is a 𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙘 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙥 towards our goal to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally. #VaccinEquity  ➡️

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EXCELLENT NEWS: Johnson and Johnson vaccine was safe and effective and completely prevented hospitalizations and deaths in a large clinical trial.

On 23 February, COVAX shipped 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford #COVID19  vaccine, from the @SerumInstIndia  from Pune, #India  IN to Accra, #Ghana  GH , arriving on the morning of 24 February ➡️ Photo: ©COVAX #VaccinEquity 

Do clinical algorithms introduce bias in medical decision-making? #AHRQ  wants public input on this key question. Review & submit your comments by April 16:

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"Black and Hispanic communities throughout the United States have borne the brunt of this pandemic." #COVID19  has cut U.S. life expectancy by a year, with even greater expectancy cuts among Black and Hispanic populations. (via ) @NBCNews 

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Scoops of the Week

@jonkarl  asks: “The election was not stolen, correct?” @Steve Scalise replies: “Joe Biden’s the president. There were a few states that did not follow their state laws.” Karl asks whether Trump "must take responsibility” for 1/6. Scalise: “There’s a lot of blame to go around.”

#COVID19 vaccines are a safer way to build protection. As of February 22, more than 44 million people had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, over 19 million people had received both doses & are fully vaccinated. More data:

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While #COVID19  persists worldwide, the development of new vaccines is essential. How does a #vaccine  that uses a stabilised protein trimer as the antigen differ from others already approved? @AnnaBlakney  & @PaulFMcKay  Comment. Read

#DYK ? COVID-19 and flu can both cause fever and cough, but shortness of breath is more common wit #COVID19  than flu. Use this chart to learn more about the similarities and differences of COVID-19 and flu. Learn more: .

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LIVE: A Recovery Plan for the World - The Recover Better Together

Research & Development is concentrated in high-income countries. The Nordic countries are particularly strong: Denmark has the highest rate with 7,500 researchers per million people. Then follow Korea, Sweden, Finland, Singapore, Iceland, & Norway.

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We are #InThisTogether  to beat #COVID19  - tip 1⃣ Regularly & thoroughly clean your 🙌 with an alcohol-based hand rub 🧴 or wash them with soap 🧼 & water. Staying safe: ✅ protects you ✅ protects others 👉

JUST IN: AG Nominee Merrick Garland opening statement for confirmation hearing Monday. Calls 1-6 "a heinous attack" and says he'll prosecute "white supremacists & others" involved. Heavy on DOJ's civil rights duties. Also: a vow to apply #FOIA  'generously'

Covid-19 Rx: Your task is to gather data, develop a differential diagnosis, order additional diagnostic tests, and treat the patient. (Optimized for desktop PCs and most tablets.) #IDTwitter  #COVID19 

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