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Top of the morning to you, and a fine one it is. Baby blue skies and deliciously cool breezes are greeting us this morning on the Pharmalot campus, where the short person is, once again, hovering over a laptop and the rambunctious (we are being polite) official mascot is chasing critters. As for us, we are doing the usual — quaffing cups of stimulation (maple bourbon) and foraging for items of interest. On that note, here are a few tidbits. As always, we hope your day is successful and you continue to keep safe. Good luck. …

Medicare would not cover the cost of administering any Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use, leaving Trump administration officials exploring options to quickly fix the government plan to make the vaccine free for all Americans, The Wall Street Journal reports. Although the Food and Drug Administration authorizes certain drugs for emergency use to provide speedy access to treatments for serious diseases during a health crisis, Medicare does not cover costs for drugs approved under emergency-use designations.

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