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Here’s how much top healthcare CEOs made in 2020


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An Insider analysis found out what 8 top healthcare CEOs made in 2020;

One bar’s outbreak highlights the importance of mitigating the virus with preventive measures;

What side effects to expect from COVID-19 vaccines, in one chart.

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The CEO of health insurer Cigna made nearly $79 million last year. Here’s why 8 top healthcare company execs scored major paydays as the pandemic upended the industry.

Health-insurer and hospital CEOs scored big paydays in 2020, a year defined by the pandemic.
Six out of eight CEOs made more last year than in 2019 on stock options and awards.
The paydays came as big insurers and some health systems grew profits despite COVID-19 challenges.

Check out the chart mapping out compensation here>>

One bar opening caused an outbreak of 46 COVID-19 infections and a school closure affecting 650 kids

A February bar opening in rural Illinois led to at least 46 COVID-19 cases and a hospitalization.
It also was linked to a school closure affecting 650 children.
The case demonstrates the importance of mitigation measures as venues continue to reopen.

Find out more here>>

One chart shows which vaccine side effects you can expect based on your age, manufacturer, and dose

All three US-authorized coronavirus vaccines can bring mild to moderate side effects.
Johnson & Johnson’s shot generally has fewer side effects than Pfizer’s or Moderna’s.
Elderly people saw fewer side effects than younger adults across all three clinical trials.

See the chart here>>

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Bright Health plans to raise $1 billion in an IPO that could happen as soon as late in the second quarter (Bloomberg)

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