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Health Care, Industry

Russia hits all-time high of new infections, blames omicron

January 21, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Daily new coronavirus infections in Russia reached an all-time high Friday and authorities blamed the highly contagious omicron variant, which they expect to soon dominate the country’s outbreak. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova on Friday noted “intensive spread of the […]


Health Care, Industry

WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need COVID-19 boosters

January 19, 2022

Via: Tech Crunch

At present, there is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, World Health Organization chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Tuesday. Speaking at a news briefing, she said that while there seems to […]


Health Care, Industry

Russia shortens COVID-19 isolation to 7 days as cases surge

January 18, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Russian authorities said Tuesday that the government is shortening the required isolation period for people infected with the coronavirus from 14 to seven days. The move comes as Russia faces another surge of COVID-19 cases, this time driven by the […]


Health Care, Industry

Anti-coronavirus measures tightened across China

January 14, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

China further tightened its anti-pandemic measures in Beijing and across the country on Friday as scattered outbreaks continued ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in a little over two weeks. The actions appear to reflect nervousness about a […]


Defense, Health Care, Industry

Biden highlighting federal ‘surge’ to help weather omicron

January 13, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden is highlighting the federal government’s efforts to “surge” military medical personnel to help overwhelmed medical facilities weather the spike in coronavirus cases and staff shortages due to the highly transmissible omicron variant. Starting next week, 1,000 military […]


Health Care, Industry

Paid family medical leave getting a new look in Maryland’s legislative session

January 12, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Monika Roberts, a retired public school administrative secretary, was constantly bloated and having trouble eating after two to three bites each meal. After several doctor visits and MRI scans, she found out that she needed hernia surgery. This meant several […]


Education, Health Care, Industry

Biden sending more COVID tests to schools to keep them open

January 12, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration is increasing federal support for COVID-19 testing for schools in a bid to keep them open amid the omicron surge. The White House announced Wednesday that a dedicated stream of 5 million rapid tests and 5 million […]


Health Care, Industry

Omicron May Infect Half of Europeans Within Weeks, WHO Says

January 11, 2022

Via: Tech Crunch

More than half of Europe’s population could become infected with omicron within weeks at current transmission speeds, a World Health Organization official said. The fast-spreading variant represents a “west-to-east tsunami sweeping the region,” Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, […]


Federal, Health Care, Industry, Policy

28,000 pounds of meat across 7 states hit with major USDA recall

January 10, 2022

Via: BGR

Last week, Consumer Reports issued a health alert after detecting traces of E. coli O157:H7 in a sample of Kroger-brand ground beef. We told you at the time that a recall wasn’t in place, but health authorities were investigating the […]


Health Care, Industry

Medicare told to reassess premium hike for Alzheimer’s drug

January 10, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra on Monday ordered Medicare to reassess a big premium increase facing millions of seniors this year, attributed in large part to a pricey new Alzheimer’s drug with questionable benefits. Becerra’s directive came days after drugmaker […]