Corona Vaccine

Latest COVID-19 data confirms infections have risen globally for four consecutive weeks

In its latest update, the World Health Organization (WHO) attributed the uptick to “substantial” caseload increases of 33 per cent in the Western Pacific and 37 per cent in the Eastern Mediterranean – where coronavirus fatalities also rose 48 and 31 per cent, respectively.  The number of deaths in the four remaining WHO regions of Africa, Americas, Europe and South-East Asia was in keeping with previous weeks, apart from the Americas, which dropped 29 per cent.  “In late May, I called for global support for a “sprint to September”, to …

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NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts

New York City, Microsoft, Tyson Foods and the U.S. auto industry joined a cascading number of state and local governments and major employers Tuesday that are taking a hard line against both the surging delta variant and the holdouts who have yet to get vaccinated. “The goal here is to convince everyone that this is …

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DeSantis won’t move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that’s shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiterated his vow not to impose a mask mandate or any business restrictions. With the much more contagious delta variant now spreading exponentially, Florida hit 11,515 hospitalized patients Tuesday, breaking last year’s record for the third …

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North Carolina Senate OKs parental consent for children’s virus vaccine

Young people would need parental permission now before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina legislation approved unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate. The bill, which now must return to the House for consideration, contains a parent or guardian requirement for vaccines approved by federal regulators for emergency use, such as the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. …

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Private equity firm doubles down on value-based care

Private equity firm, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, launched a platform Tuesday that funnels money into healthcare providers and payers using value-based care payment models. The firm has invested an initial $300 million in the portfolio company named Valtruis. “We believe Valtruis is well positioned to leverage WCAS’s longstanding relationships and history of building market-leading …

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Ex-Rennova employees demand payment after hospital closure

A lab test company turned hospital operator may owe hundreds of thousands of dollars to former employees of a rural Tennessee hospital it abruptly shuttered. A class-action settlement agreement between West Palm Beach, Florida-based Rennova Health and former employees at Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, Tennessee, is scheduled for final court approval Sept. 10. …

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700-plus healthcare workers and patients killed in attacks on facilities: WHO

The Surveillance System for Attacks on Health Care from 2018 to 2020, recorded data on attacks on health workers, patients, supplies, ambulances and facilities in 17 emergency-affected countries and fragile settings. During #COVID19, more than ever, 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ must be protected & respected, & hospitals & health facilities & transportation, incl. 🚑 should not be used for military …

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A Health Care Giant Sold Off Dozens of Hospitals — But Continued Suing Patients

Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon doesn’t exist anymore as a hospital. But it still sued Hope Cantwell. A knock came on the door of Cantwell’s Nashville, Tennessee, apartment early this year. She said she hadn’t been vaccinated against covid-19 yet and wasn’t answering the door to strangers. So she didn’t. But then several more attempts came over the …

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