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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Oct. 19 to 23, 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

Infectious Disease

CDC Plans Cellphone COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking System

When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will monitor those taking the vaccine for any health problems via text messages and online surveys, CNNreported Thursday.

Hematology & Oncology

Breast Cancer Surgery Feasible for Most Fit Older Women

The majority of older women can tolerate surgery for operable breast cancer, according to a study presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference, held virtually from Oct. 2 to 3.

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