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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

CMA COVID-19 Resources

California Medical Association COVID-19 Resource Page (most comprehensive in the state)
https://www.cmadocs.org/covid-19

California Medical Association COVID-19 Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMA_COVID19_SURVEY

California Medical Association COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Physician Practices
https://www.cmadocs.org/Portals/CMA/files/public/CMA%20COVID-19%20Vaccine%20Toolkit%20for%20Physician%20Practices.pdf

SCCMA COVID-19 Resources

A Message From SCCMA Immediate Past President, Seema Sidhu, MD

County-wide COVID-19 Testing and Plasma Donations

SCCMA COVID-19 Town Hall Recordings

COVID-19 VACCINE TOWN HALL RECORDING
December 22, 2020
COVID-19 TOWN-HALL RECORDING
May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Informative Webinars

How to Make Handmade Masks

Blue Wrap Mask — Medical Repurposing: How To Make a Mask From Blue Wrap With Video link
https://anest.ufl.edu/clinical-divisions/mask-alternative/

CDC — How to make a simple mask: Use of Cloth Face Coverings To Help Slow The Spread Of COVID-19
https://https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

DIY Masks: Answers To Your DIY Face Mask Questions, Including What Material You Should Use. Washington Post (April 9th, 2020)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/07/answers-your-diy-face-mask-questions-including-what-material-you-should-use/?arc404=true

How to sew surgical masks

How to make a face shield 

Face mask instructions from Providence St. Joseph Health 

Video — How to Sew A Fabric Mask With Link to Pattern
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=Xueb4VHqXQU&feature=emb_logo

Free COVID-19 Medical Journal Articles on SARS CoV-2

CDC COVID-19 Database and Journals 
https://www.cdc.gov/library/researchguides/2019novelcoronavirus/databasesjournals.html

Elsevier Databas of COVID-19 Related Articles 
https://www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center

JAMA Articles, COVID-19 News, Front Lines, Epidemiology, Clinical Management, Emergency Preparedness
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre
https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus?dgcid=kr_pop-up_tlcoronavirus20

New England Journal of Medicine COVID-19
https://projects.sfchronicle.com/2020/coronavirus-map/

COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Clinical Trials
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/therapeutic-options.html

COVID-19 News and Updates

San Jose Mercury News
https://www.mercurynews.com

COVID-19 Tracking


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

HHS launches new reimbursement program for COVID-19 vaccine fees not covered by insurance

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Today, HHS announced a new program that will cover the costs of administering COVID-19 vaccines to patients enrolled in health plans that either do not cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing.

Governor signs bill that will allow physicians to deduct PPP expenses on state income taxes

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill supported by the California Medical Association (CMA) that would bring full conformity between California state tax code and federal law with regards to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, making forgiven PPP loans tax-deductible and delivering $6.2 billion in tax cuts for small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic.

CMA publishes 2020 annual report

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

To learn more about how CMA continued its fight for the practice of medicine through a comprehensive program of legislative, legal, regulatory, economic and social advocacy, download CMA’s  20 20 Annual Report .

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Statewide Resources


Due to the PPE Relief Program's overwhelming success, CMA is extending support to practices and physicians with direct shipment of PPE supplies. As supplies become available, CMA will contact past program participants. If you have questions or would like to register your practice, please email memberservice@cmadocs.org.

The State of California made millions of medical-grade PPE pieces – including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns, and gloves – available FREE to physician practices. The California Office of Emergency Services partnered with CMA to distribute this equipment to qualifying small and medium-sized medical practices at live events in July and August. CMA is now distributing PPE Relief kits via direct shipment to practices that did not register for the first round of distribution. PPE Relief kits include up to a two-month supply (exact amount may vary by practice size, specialty and location). Questions?  See the FAQ.

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