eNews: July 29, 2020
Thursday July 30th at 1-2PM for a COVID-19 update for healthcare providers
To accommodate the large number of participants, find our webinar streaming via YouTube Live (and available for viewing immediately thereafter) on the NYSDOH COVID website for providers or audio only, please dial in: 844-512-2950 and access code: 7653573.
Eastman Kodak to Create New Business Unit, KodakPharmaceuticals
The Eastman Kodak Company, a storied New York manufacturer based in Rochester, was awarded a $765 million federal loan under the Defense Production Act. This loan will allow Kodak to create a new business unit, Kodak Pharmaceuticals, dedicated to producing pharmaceutical ingredients that are essential for vital medications. New York’s long-term support for Eastman Business Park helped allow the company to take advantage of this opportunity.
Today’s announcement means 300 direct jobs and 1,200 indirect jobs for New Yorkers. More importantly, it will help ensure that America can provide for our own needs in a pandemic like this one. Never again do we want to rely on shipments from China or elsewhere in order to get lifesaving medical supplies. It is not just a public health issue—it’s a national security issue. This is a great step forward and a great business opportunity for New York.
CMS Posts FAQs on Medicare Fee Billing During COVID-19
Today, CMS posted an updated set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) billing during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The FAQs outline policies for Medicare-covered items and services that are in effect “for the duration of the public health emergency, unless superseded by future legislation.”
The agency adds that it is “thoroughly assessing” legislation passed by Congress, including the CARES Act, and will issue updated FAQs “as implementation plans are announced.”
Facebook’s Vaccine Misinformation Faces New Test with COVID-19
As scientists begin to clear a path to a potential coronavirus vaccine, researchers and advocates are increasingly sounding the alarm over what they see as a looming threat: Facebook’s apparent inability to police dangerous falsehoods about vaccines. Since the outset of the pandemic, vaccine-related falsehoods have ballooned on the platform — and recent research suggests some of those inaccurate posts are gaining traction among people who were not previously opposed to vaccinations. Part of the problem appears to be the way Facebook’s algorithms capitalize on divisive or extremist content. (KFF 7/28)
Pfizer & BioNTech Began Late-Stage Human Trial for Vaccine
The trial will include up to 30,000 participants between the ages of 18 and 85 across 120 sites globally, including 39 U.S. states, the companies announced. If successful, they expect to submit it for final regulatory review as early as October. They plan to supply up to 100 million doses by the end of 2020 and approximately 1.3 billion doses by the end of 2021.
VIDEO: How medical schools are planning to accommodate students this fall (AMA, July 27, 2020)
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