Week in Review: March 24

The Week in Review provides an overview of the past week’s top health care content, including industry news and trends, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories news, and upcoming events.

Industry News

End of Covid emergency will usher in changes across the US health system

The Biden administration’s decision to end the covid-19 public health emergency in May will institute sweeping changes across the health care system that go far beyond many people having to pay more for covid tests. Source: Kaiser Health News

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Vaccine makers prep bird flu shot for humans ‘just in case’; Rich nations lock in supplies

Some of the world's leading makers of flu vaccines say they could make hundreds of millions of bird flu shots for humans within months if a new strain of avian influenza ever jumps across the species divide. Source: Reuters

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A nuclear power plant leaked contaminated water in Minnesota. Here’s what we know

Minnesota officials are monitoring the cleanup of a 400,000 gallon leak of contaminated water from a nuclear power plant in the city of Monticello run by the energy giant Xcel Energy. Officials said there is no danger from the leak. Source: NPR

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Mankato clinic launches new urgency care

Mankato Clinic opens a new kind of clinic. Urgency Care is an extension of acute care that provides just enough resources to keep patients out of an emergency room unless they absolutely need to be there. Source: KEYC

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Chantell Canfield

Chantell Canfield is a web content coordinator for Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She began working for Mayo Clinic in 2021.