President Joe Biden announced that the federal government plans to order another 100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. This will bring the government’s total vaccine order to 800 million doses. (Politico)

The House passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill on Wednesday afternoon. The bill, which includes vaccine distribution funds, unemployment aid and direct payments, is expected to be signed by President Biden on Friday. (CNBC Weekly)

Bluebird bio announced Wednesday it was “very unlikely” that its lentiviral vector therapy caused a patient to develop acute myeloid leukemia. Last month, the company placed a hold on its sickle cell program due to two serious adverse events. (Endpoints News)

The over-prescription of antibiotics at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic raised concern about antibiotic resistance, according to a new Pew analysis. In 96% of cases, antibiotics were prescribed to patients even before a bacterial infection was confirmed. (STAT)

Many COVID-19 long-haulers are struggling to qualify for disability benefits, experts said. Issues include a lack of proof of infection, fatigue and navigating bureaucratic challenges. (Kaiser Health News)