Sweeping New Vaccine Mandates Will Impact Most U.S. Workers

Sept. 9, 2021 — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a host of new plans to rein in COVID-19’s runaway transmission in the U.S., including sweeping vaccine mandates that will affect 100 million American workers, nearly two-thirds of the country’s workforce. “As your president, I’m announcing tonight a new plan to get more… Continue reading Sweeping New Vaccine Mandates Will Impact Most U.S. Workers

Mental Health: The ambulance workers feeding callers

The British Dietetic Association say they are concerned about a rise in mental health patients across the UK going without food during the Covid-19 crisis. With specialist dieticians seeing an increase in patients arriving at hospital malnourished, there are calls for mental health assessments to include questions about people’s access to food. The BBC followed… Continue reading Mental Health: The ambulance workers feeding callers

Health Care Workers Share Stories of Delta Variant’s Toll

Michael Battistelli, licensed paramedic, emergency medical services instructor, Stratford, CT. Todd Rice, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care; and medical director COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville. Yvonne Billings, MD, director of cardiopulmonary medicine, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, Stuart, FL. Gina McNemar, ICU nurse, Baton Rouge General… Continue reading Health Care Workers Share Stories of Delta Variant’s Toll

NHS workers in England offered 3% pay rise

Nurses and other NHS workers will get the extra ‘in recognition of unique impact of pandemic’ on staff. Source link

Covid: Critical workers to avoid close contact isolation

People performing “critical” tasks including air traffic controllers will be exempt under new rules. Source link

Covid: Global healthcare workers missing out on jabs

Campaigners say millions have not had even one vaccine dose, raising concerns for their communities. Source link

France Covid: Vaccinations mandatory for all health workers

Amid a surge in cases, President Emmanuel Macron announces new measures to combat Covid. Source link

Social care workers lose out on £7,000 in pay each year, charity says

“We are committed to the sustainable improvement of the adult social care system and, as set out in the Queen’s Speech, we will bring forward proposals later this year to ensure every person receives the care they need, provided with the dignity they deserve,” the statement added. Source link

Huge Number of Hospital Workers Still Unvaccinated

Tim Oswalt, Fort Worth, TX. Rob Stephenson, MD, chief quality officer, JPS Health Network. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Houston. Lawrence Gostin, JD, director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  Jeff Grainger , spokesperson, AdventHealth Orlando. Gallup: “COVID-19 Vaccine-Reluctant in U.S. Likely to… Continue reading Huge Number of Hospital Workers Still Unvaccinated

Hospital Workers Fired, Resign Over Vaccine Policy

June 23, 2021 — More than 150 hospital workers at Houston Methodist were fired or resigned on Tuesday after refusing to follow a policy that requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The hospital system required its 26,000 workers to get vaccinated or receive an exemption by June 7. Among those, 178 employees… Continue reading Hospital Workers Fired, Resign Over Vaccine Policy