Overseas health workers to get free UK visa extension, says Home Office

The Home Office says it will benefit 14,000 people, but unions ask why care workers are not included. Source link

Frontline Champions: Essential Workers

WebMD presents the CDC Foundation the Frontline Champions Health Heroes award on behalf of essential workers nationwide. Source link

Covid: Rapid home test kits to be available for workers

Firms in England with more than 10 employees that are unable to provide on-site testing can apply. Source link

Lockdown anniversary: Hospital workers on a year of Covid

For a year we have all lived under Covid-19 restrictions. But how have hospital staff dealt with fighting the pandemic at work and living under lockdown at home? Four staff from University Hospital Southampton tell the BBC about the impact of the last year on their home and work lives. Filmed/edited by Rachel Price Produced… Continue reading Lockdown anniversary: Hospital workers on a year of Covid

Many Grocery Workers Still Waiting for COVID-19 Shot

Eric Nelson, online shopper, Kroger, Cincinnati, OH. Dawn Hand, Kroger employee, Houston. Kathleen Scott, Albertsons employee, Los Angeles. Sue Wilmot, Safeway employee, Seattle. Margaret Kitt, MD, lead, CDC Essential Workers Team, COVID Vaccine Task Force, COVID-19 Emergency Response. Rebecca Weintraub, MD, assistant professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, PhD, professor of law, University… Continue reading Many Grocery Workers Still Waiting for COVID-19 Shot

Covid: Health workers appeal to PM for better personal protection

In a letter, 20 organisations say measures to tackle airborne spread of coronavirus are “inadequate”. Source link

Long Covid: MPs call for compensation for key workers

Boris Johnson is facing fresh calls to compensate front-line workers suffering from the condition. Source link

Why won’t some health care workers get vaccinated?

Many Americans cannot wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine. They call hotline numbers. They search online for vaccine clinics. They wait for hours in line. Yet, others with ready access to the vaccine have declined it in large numbers. Staff in long-term care facilities were prioritized to receive the vaccine, but many are choosing not… Continue reading Why won’t some health care workers get vaccinated?