Tag: Covid

Health Care, Industry

COVID antiviral Paxlovid to see price increase following 400% vaccine hike

October 18, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

After raising the price of COVID-19 vaccines more than fourfold this year, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told investors Monday that the company will also likely hike the price of its lifesaving COVID-19 antiviral treatment, Paxlovid, raising further concern about access […]

Defense, Industry

Pentagon to change promotion records for service members who refused COVID vaccine

February 28, 2023

Via: Fox News

Each branch of the U.S. military is undergoing a review of their records to ensure that service members who refused to take a COVID-19 vaccine are not passed over for promotions after the Defense Department ended the vaccine mandate last […]

Health Care, Industry

FDA’s own reputation could be restraining its misinfo fight

February 20, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The government agency responsible for tracking down contaminated peanut butter and defective pacemakers is taking on a new health hazard: online misinformation. It’s an unlikely role for the Food and Drug Administration, a sprawling, century-old bureaucracy that for decades directed […]

Health Care, Industry

COVID and U.S. culture — with lessons for government officials

February 9, 2022

Via: FCW

The New York Times recently published a set of very depressing statistics. Among a group of large, high-income countries, the U.S. had the very lowest percentage of the population that is fully vaccinated. The figures for the percentage who had […]

Health Care, Industry, Workforce

As COVID Hits Defense Factories, Some Workers Push Back on Vaccine Mandate

November 1, 2021

Via: Government Executive

Defense companies are preparing to lay off thousands of employees, largely factory workers, who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine before the Dec. 8 deadline. The CEOs of America’s largest defense companies this week warned these layoffs could delay weapon […]

Health Care, Industry

Biden eyes tougher vaccine rules without provoking backlash

August 12, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

When the pace of vaccinations in the U.S. first began to slow, President Joe Biden backed incentives like million-dollar cash lotteries if that’s what it took to get shots in arms. But as new coronavirus infections soar, he’s testing a […]