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February 5, 2021

ACP Advocate

ACP Policy News

ACP Offers Recommendations for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Mask Mandates

Recent executive orders signed by President Biden align with recommendations put forth in ACP policy statements.


Policy Paper Offers Guidance for Improving Diversity in Physician Education, Workforce

In the first of a series of policy papers, ACP suggests evidence-based solutions to eliminate barriers and inequities in education.


Administration News

ACP Addresses Early Progress of Biden Administration in Improving Health Care, Tackling COVID-19

Series of executive orders are ‘crucial step’ in combating health care crisis.


Quick Hits

ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Forum III: What Physicians Need to Know: Recording and Annals Commentary Now Available

ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine hosted a third virtual COVID-19 vaccine forum on COVID-19 with the focus on the allocation and distribution of available vaccines, a topic that has created controversy as the nation works to get millions of Americans vaccinated.

The forum, Allocation and Distribution: What Physicians Need to Know, was the third in a series of vaccine forums hosted by ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine and was held on Jan. 22. ACP and featured four experts who offered their perspectives on vaccine allocation and distribution. Panelists included Capt. Amanda Cohn, Chief Medical Officer of the National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) and Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; David Fairchild, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, CVS MinuteClinic, Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, President, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and President Emeritus, American College of Physicians; and Mark Levine, MD, Commissioner of Health, Vermont.

Dr. Jason M. Goldman, a member of the ACP Board of Regents and a practicing internist in Florida, moderated the discussion. The full recording is available for replay here and is published in Annals of Internal Medicine along with commentary by Christine Laine, MD, MPH, ACP senior vice president and editor in chief.


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