Tag: vaccination

Health Care, Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Fauci: US should consider vaccine mandate for US air travel

December 28, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said the nation should consider a vaccination mandate for domestic air travel, signaling a potential embrace of an idea the Biden administration has previously eschewed, as COVID-19 cases spike. Fauci, President […]

Health Care, Industry

New Puerto Rico Executive Order Mandates Booster Shots for Health and Education Sectors

December 27, 2021

Via: JD Supra

Puerto Rico Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi recently issued back-to-back executive orders (EO) regarding COVID-19. It appears that the third EO was stuck in holiday traffic. This latest EO, like her sisters, amends November’s EO-2021-075 to curtail COVID-19 infections. This EO, […]

Health Care, Industry, Workforce

Hospitals grapple with Omicron — and legal brawl over vaccinating staff

December 22, 2021


With Omicron cases surging and health care workers in short supply, hospitals and nursing homes are grappling with a patchwork of rules for vaccinating their staff against Covid-19 and in some cases begging off immunization requirements the Biden administration expected […]

Health Care, Industry

“The situation is critical”: Minnesota hospitals beg people to get vaccinated

December 14, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Nine Minnesota hospital systems published a joint letter Sunday saying that all of their beds are full, doctors and nurses are overwhelmed and demoralized, and their ability to provide care is threatened. “We’re heartbroken, we’re overwhelmed… The situation is critical,” […]

Industry, Workforce

White House says 90% of feds are vaccinated

November 22, 2021

Via: FCW

More than 90% of federal employees have hit the Nov. 22 deadline for federal employees to comply with the White House’s vaccination mandate, according to a senior administration official. The milestone comes 75 days after President Joe Biden announced the […]

Health Care, Industry, Workforce

White House Extends Contractor Vaccination Deadline Again

November 12, 2021

Via: Government Executive

The White House for the second time in less than two weeks has extended the deadline for federal contractors to become fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The new deadline is January 18. “Covered contractor employees must be fully vaccinated no […]

Health Care, Industry

NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

October 20, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, giving an ultimatum to public employees who’ve refused and ensuring a […]

Health Care, Industry

Is It a Crime to Forge a Vaccine Card? and What’s the Penalty for Using a Fake?

August 31, 2021

Via: Government Executive

Schools, businesses, the military and local governments are requiring proof of vaccination. Yet, unlike the European Union and Australia, which have secure digital proof of vaccination, the United States has not created a systematic way to track vaccinations around the […]

Health Care, Industry

Pandemic of unvaccinated continues to rage as states set new COVID records

August 18, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

As the hypertransmissible delta coronavirus variant continues its rampage through the unvaccinated, several states continue to set new COVID-19-case records, and many hospitals are hitting their limits. At least five states have exceeded their previous peaks of seven-day averages for […]

Health Care, Industry, Policy, State & Local

Mask mandate back on in Los Angeles as virus cases rise

July 16, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status, while the University of California system said that students, faculty and staff must be inoculated against the coronavirus to return to campuses. The […]

Policy, State & Local

Digital patient vaccination records could be the foundation for a ‘vaccine passport’

December 29, 2020

Via: Fortune

Patient health information platform Healthvana has partnered with Los Angeles County to provide COVID-19 vaccination tracking to recipients. Primarily, the system will send patients follow-up reminders to return for the required second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines. But […]

Federal, Policy

Airlines face $157 billion in losses as COVID is expected to wipe out even more flights in the year ahead

November 24, 2020

Via: Fortune

Record airline losses from the coronavirus outbreak will balloon further next year as anticipated vaccination programs take time to revive travel demand, according to the industry’s main trade group. The International Air Transport Association on Tuesday predicted carriers will lose […]