Maine Medicine Weekly Update - March 26, 2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Committee Holds Vote on Nursing Practice Bill
•  Maine’s Vaccination Supply Increases; Community Practices Wait; CDC Announces ‘Pop-Up Clinics’
•  COVID-19: Federal Updates and News
•  COVID-19: State Data, Updates, & News
•  Maine Attorney General Releases Drug Overdose Data for February 2021
•  California Physicians Produce Pro-COVID Vaccine ‘My Shot’ Video Based on “Hamilton”
•  CNN, Sunday, 3/28, 9pm: "Autopsy of a Pandemic: 6 Doctors at the Center of the US Covid-19 Response"
•  U.S. Senate Votes to Delay Medicare Payment Cuts for Remainder of Year
•  AMA: This Week’s Top Articles from JAMA Network
•  Maine Legislative Calendar In Flux
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, March 31st
•  New Maine AAP Educational Webinar Series
•  PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE
•  A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Maine Legislature Week 11 Update
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Maine Lung Cancer Coalition Webinar March 24, 2021
•  Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
•  Suicide Prevention and Management in Healthcare Practice Settings: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach
•  AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  Medical Director - ME License Required
•  Practice Administrator
•  Physician
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
•  Belgrade Regional Health Center Seeks a Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

 

California Physicians Produce Pro-COVID Vaccine ‘My Shot’ Video Based on “Hamilton”

Despite the good safety and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines, public skepticism about the vaccines persists. While vaccine opposition is not new, we cannot let misinformation and politics threaten to undermine the pandemic response.

 

Despite the good safety and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines, public skepticism about the vaccines persists. While vaccine opposition is not new, we cannot let misinformation and politics threaten to undermine the pandemic response. Tailored national, state, and local strategies are, and will be necessary to combat vaccine hesitancy and complacency. 

A group of seven physicians from Vacaville CA, surely did their parts to encourage people to get the coronavirus vaccine by performing a rendition of "My Shot" from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s "Hamilton" posted earlier this month to YouTube.  Well done. Very well done. 

Watch full video here and share far and wide.