Midwest College of Oriental Medicine COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

COVID-19 Preparedness  and Clinic Reopening Plan MCOM is committed to providing a safe and healthy educational and workplace environment for all our students, employees, and patients. To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, we have developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The administration, employees, faculty, and students …

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‘Redemption’: How a scientist’s unwavering belief in mRNA gave the world a Covid-19 vaccine – Katalin Kariko

“Redemption! … I was grabbing the air, I got so excited I was afraid that I might die or something.” Katalin Karikó laughs as she recounts her reaction to the news that the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which is based on research she pioneered and risked her career for, was 90 percent effective in protecting against Covid-19. For the …

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Status of COVID-19 Vaccination Research March 15, 2021

Update March 15, WHO Draft Landscape of COVID-12 Vaccination Candidates The World Health Organization has created a  Draft Landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines. This document is a reference by many websites for articles and reporting. After downloading the document, it’s important to understand the definition of terms and abbreviations. As of March 12, 2021, there …

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Effectiveness of three versus six feet of physical distancing for controlling the spread of COVID-19

among primary and secondary students and staff: A retrospective, state-wide cohort study HOW CLOSE IS TOO CLOSE Polly van den Berg, MD, Elissa M Schechter-Perkins, MD, MPH, Rebecca S Jack, MPP, Isabella Epshtein, MPP, Richard Nelson, PhD, Emily Oster, PhD, Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD, MMSc, Effectiveness of three versus six feet of physical distancing for controlling …

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Acupuncture Pressure for Digital Eye Strain

Practice Makes Perfect: Find the Point and Stimulate It! Most computer users suffer from eye strain at some point in time, labeled Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, neck, and shoulder pains are common symptoms of CVS. Digital screens are not as precise in contrast to printed word documents. Computer screen resolution …

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FDA Vaccine Product Approval Process

“The introduction of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is an essential element in ending this devastating global pandemic. Both physicians and the public must have confidence that efforts to speed vaccine development have not interfered with a thorough, evidence-based review of vaccine candidates or standards for safety and efficacy.” Susan R. Bailey, MD, President …

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COVID-19 FDA Vaccination Updates

FDA has rigorous scientific and regulatory processes in place to facilitate development and ensure the safety, effectiveness and quality of COVID-19 vaccines. “We are committed to expediting the development of COVID-19 vaccines, but not at the expense of sound science and decision making. We will not jeopardize the public’s trust in our science-based, independent review …

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