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Posts published by “Dr. William Miller”

US Nursing Homes in Crisis: A Perfect Storm

This is the first in a two-part series in which we will examine the national picture for US nursing homes and then next week turn…

“Mix and Match” Booster Shots

Last week we discussed how the FDA is considering approving booster shots for both Moderna and J&J COVID vaccines.  Booster shots for Pfizer were approved…

Booster Shot for Moderna, J&J Being Considered

Booster shots for COVID vaccines are again in the news.  This time for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J).  Both companies provided the FDA this…

A Staffing Crisis in Healthcare

Even before COVID, the US was experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers, including nurses, pharmacists, and technicians. Rural communities have always had greater difficulty attracting…

FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shot

On September 22nd, the FDA approved the use of a booster shot for the Pfizer COVID vaccine for certain select people who qualify (see below). …

Second COVID Outbreak at Local Nursing Home

Sherwood Oaks is a local, privately owned nursing home in Ft. Bragg.  As the only skilled nursing facility here on the Mendocino Coast, it is…

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Distribution Paused

This week, the CDC and FDA announced that distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine would be put on hold until further investigation could…

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