TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 PHYSICIANS: We’re proud to report that after all the final ballots were counted SDCMS Member Dr. Akilah Weber won her election outright in the primary and she was officially sworn into the California State Assembly yesterday! You can read about her impressive victory HERE . Congratulations to Dr. Weber, who now is just the third physician in the California Legislature. SDCMS is proud to partner with the Ilan Lael Foundation to offer free “Healing the Healers” retreats for frontline healthcare workers who have been caring for COVID patients. “Retreats are designed to help heal and inspire, rest and relax, and re–charge, all while in a beautiful setting surrounded by art and nature!” Please see this link HERE to learn more, register, donate, and read words of gratitude to healthcare workers from the community. A second monoclonal antibody regional center (MARC) has opened at 391 Oxford Street in Chula Vista (91911) ! Monoclonal antibody therapy is provided at no cost to the patient, regardless of health insurance or immigration status. Patients may self–refer for early COVID–19 treatment. The other MARC is located at Palomar Medical Center Downtown at 555 East Valley Parkway, Escondido (92025). Providers and individuals may refer patients or self–refer by calling (619) 685-2500 with questions and/or to schedule an appointment directly . For questions, please email COVIDtreatment@sdcounty.ca.gov . The DEA is hosting a National TakeBack Day Event on April 24 th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The DEA's Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose events, and we strongly encourage physicians to participate. If your clinic is in need of volunteer vaccinators to assist with COVID–19 vaccinations or if you would like to volunteer, visit the HealthImpact website . More information about volunteer vaccinator opportunities can be found HERE . Visit CDPH’s list of Licensees Authorized to Administer Vaccines in California . Finally, a reminder that the next and final Clinical Town Hall will be tomorrow April 21 st , from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. This will be the last Town Hall scheduled until further notice ! Future Town Halls will be held on an as–needed basis if events warrant. Please submit questions in advance and CLICK HERE to do so. Join Meeting : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82627323187 Webinar ID : 826 2731 3187 Call in is audio only : (669) 900-6833 OR (346) 248-7799 Audio only participants will not have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … 10 Million Californians Fully Vaccinated Against COVID–19. When Could J&J Pause End? CLICK HERE COVID–19 Vaccines — Minus the Needle? Researchers Working on Capsules, Nasal Sprays ? CLICK HERE CVS is Now Carrying Over–the–Counter COVID–19 Tests CLICK HERE The COVID–19 Plasma Boom is Over. What Did We Learn From It? CLICK HERE Another Soda Tax Bill Dies. Another Win for Big Soda CLICK HERE Biden Administration Eyes Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes: Report CLICK HERE COVID Once Spared the Young. Now More are Being Hospitalized CLICK HERE Public Health Experts Worry About Boom–Bust Cycle of Support CLICK HERE Biden Administration Ends Limits on Use of Fetal Tissue for Research CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … APR 21-25, 2021 : Obesity Medicine 2021 Virtual Conference ‘Treat Obesity First’, 30 CME Credits, Presented by Obesity Medicine Association CLICK HERE MAY 11, 2021 : 12–1:30pm, CMA Virtual Grand Rounds ‘COVID–19 in Pregnancy and Birth’, 1.5 CME Credits, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored in partnership with CA HHSA CLICK HERE MAY 25, 2021 : 6:30pm, San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) Virtual Presidential Installation CLICK HERE JUL 10, 2021 : 6–9pm, 2 nd Annual Champions for Health Soirée, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts READ HERE ACEs Aware Webinar: Building Trauma–Informed Connections Via TeleHealth During COVID–19 WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID–19 Emergency WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Employment and Practice Staffing Issues: COVID–19 Emergency WATCH HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Pause and Effect on COVID Vaccines LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!