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)

 

CNN, Sunday, 3/28, 9pm: "Autopsy of a Pandemic: 6 Doctors at the Center of the US Covid-19 Response"

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, interviewed six of the physicians at the center of the Trump administration’s response to Covid-19. "COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out," will air at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 28, on CNN.

 

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, interviewed six of the physicians at the center of the Trump administration’s response to Covid-19. "COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out," will air at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 28, on CNN.

The CNN teaser positions the broadcast as an opportunity to, “meticulously dissect and discuss how the United States became home to the worst Covid-19 outbreak on the planet.” Dr. Gupta spoke to: 

· Dr. Deborah Birx—White House coronavirus response coordinator under President Trump 

· Dr. Anthony Fauci—director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 

· Dr. Brett Giroir—assistant secretary for Health under President Trump 

· Dr. Stephen Hahn—Commissioner of Food and Drugs, 2019-2021 

· Dr. Robert Kadlec— Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Preparedness and Response), 2017-2021 

· Dr. Robert Redfield—director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention