Communities of color have been hit hard by COVID-19, according to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the 79 counties identified as coronavirus hotspots, 96.2% had disparities in COVID-19 cases, with the largest among Hispanic and Black communities. (Reuters)

McKesson was chosen to distribute the coronavirus vaccine. In a 2016 contract with the government, there was an option to allow McKesson to distribute vaccines in the event of a pandemic. (Reuters)

U.S. scientists are developing a strain of COVID-19 to use in challenge trials. Some drugmakers, including AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, have said they would consider human challenge trials to test COVID-19 vaccines if needed. (Reuters)

Johnson & Johnson to invest in telemedicine company Thirty Madison. The company offers telemedicine visits and online prescriptions for drugs for hair loss, migraine and acid reflux. (STAT)

Register for MM&M Move Together, a five day fitness challenge from August 24 to 28. We’re asking our community to be active, track your miles and contribute to our coast-to-coast journey, whether it’s swimming, cycling or walking. For every mile, MM&M will donate to World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit feeding families affected by COVID-19. (MM&M