Month: December 2020

Biased News Story on Nurse Practitioner Profession

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Today, President Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, and Chief Executive Officer David Hebert, JD, of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) issued the following statement regarding WGN’s recent news story maligning the nurse practitioner (NP) profession:  “As our country endures the worst health care crisis in more than …

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A Single Vaccine Dose Appears To Protect Against COVID-19. So Why Are We Giving Two?

Tucked inside the Food and Drug Administration’s analyses of Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines was a pleasant discovery: A single injection of either of the two-dose vaccines appears to provide strong protection against the coronavirus. With supplies of the vaccines limited — and hundreds of millions of people waiting for inoculation — this leaves epidemiologists grappling with a complicated question. Should …

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