COVID-19

CDC intros new mask guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans

CDC intros new mask guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans

WASHINGTON— The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled on Tuesday updated guidelines detailing activities that vaccinated people can safely resume, including attending small outdoor gatherings without the need to wear a mask. The new “interim public health recommendations” detail a variety of situations in which individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Cardinal awarded contract for PPE storage and distribution

Cardinal awarded contract for PPE storage and distribution

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health on Tuesday was awarded a $57.8 million contract, including options that if exercised by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could reach $91.6 million, for the storage and distribution of 80,000 pallets of personal protective equipment (PPE) to support the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), part of the

Dunnhumby study reports consumer confidence on the rebound

Dunnhumby study reports consumer confidence on the rebound

CHICAGO – Americans, for the first time since the pandemic began, are beginning to feel noticeably better about personal finances and are now prioritizing value over speed when they shop. That’s according to the seventh wave of the dunnhumby Pulse Survey, a year-long worldwide study of the impact of COVID-19 on customer attitudes and behavior

NACDS ad focuses on COVID-19 vaccine confidence, equity

NACDS ad focuses on COVID-19 vaccine confidence, equity

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has released new video ads urging Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The ads, released in English and in Spanish, emphasized pharmacies’ unique ability to fairly and efficiently turn vaccine doses into vaccination appointments.   The 30-second ad – “It’s Time” – urges COVID-19 vaccines as a key way to

Third vaccine boosts momentum to end pandemic

Third vaccine boosts momentum to end pandemic

NEW YORK — As the country races to build up enough herd immunity to finally defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, the momentum in distributing the volume of vaccines to meet that goal got a significant boost recently with news that the Food and Drug Administration approved the Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. Retailers

Retailers express concern about OSHA emergency regulation regarding COVID-19

Retailers express concern about OSHA emergency regulation regarding COVID-19

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation today expressed concern about a possible Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency temporary standard regarding COVID-19. NRF urged OSHA to continue to issue industry-specific guidance concerning COVID-19. “Over the past year, retailers have taken extraordinary precautions to protect the health and safety of customers and employees during this

Walgreens pharmacist thanks Biden for vaccines

Walgreens pharmacist thanks Biden for vaccines

WASHINGTON — Walgreens pharmacy manager Melanie Owens told President Joe Biden Tuesday that the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine in her store on Chicago’s South Side is helping keep local residents “alive and safe.” Owens, who had COVID last March, spoke to the president during a virtual roundtable discussion with black essential workers. Having been

CRN applauds recent House resolution recognizing Vitamin D for decreasing the severity of COVID-19

CRN applauds recent House resolution recognizing Vitamin D for decreasing the severity of COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, applauds U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI) for introducing a House Resolution (H. Res. 116) that recognizes the potential role vitamin D may play in decreasing the severity of COVID-19. The resolution calls on the Centers

New Emergen-C “Immune Health Habits” survey reveals Americans’ mindsets on their immune health during pandemic

New Emergen-C “Immune Health Habits” survey reveals Americans’ mindsets on their immune health during pandemic

WARREN, N.J. — For many Americans, living through 2020 has caused a dramatic shift in priorities, with their health, and the health of their loved ones especially, rising to the top as the most important concern. In fact, a nationally representative survey revealed more Americans care about the health of their loved ones more than they

HDA issues statement on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and role of distribution industry

HDA issues statement on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and role of distribution industry

ARLINGTON, Va. — HDA president and CEO Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr., released the following statement in response to recent commentary related to the COVID-19 vaccination effort: “HDA and the health care distribution industry are committed to doing whatever is necessary to assist the Biden administration in meeting its goal of administering 100 million vaccines to

Walgreens completes more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations

Walgreens completes more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens reported that it has administered more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations across long-term care facilities and other vulnerable populations identified as part of state and jurisdiction distribution plans. The company also remains on track to complete the administration of COVID-19 vaccine first doses in skilled nursing facilities by Monday, Jan. 25.