Tuesday January 25-th, 2022

Haven, the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health venture, will shutdown next month Haven, the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health venture, will shutdown next month

The announcement Monday marks the defeat of the attempt by three major American companies to address one of the most vexing and longstanding problems for employers and employees alike in the world's largest economy. Despite a premature end to Haven, ...

Zimbabwe daily COVID-19 cases jump to 1,365 as extended lockdown starts Zimbabwe daily COVID-19 cases jump to 1,365 as extended lockdown starts

Its intensive care beds are increasingly being taken up by seriously ill COVID-19 patients, leaving not enough capacity for those coming out of major surgery. Hospitals were under "more pressure from Covid than at any time since the start of the pand...

Covid-19: Study reveals Pfizer vaccine is effective against variants Covid-19: Study reveals Pfizer vaccine is effective against variants

A third vaccine to protect people against Covid-19 has been approved for use in the UK. Their finding: there was "no reduction in neutralization activity against the virus" with the mutation, they wrote. Dormitzer noted another mutation found in th...

WestJet bars passengers from boarding for improper virus test WestJet bars passengers from boarding for improper virus test

It will insist that anyone flying into England - or possibly the whole of the United Kingdom if the devolved administrations agree - or arriving by rail or ferry, will have to provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel....

UnitedHealth Group's Optum to buy Change Healthcare for almost $8B UnitedHealth Group's Optum to buy Change Healthcare for almost $8B

Shares of Change, which will merge with UnitedHealth unit Optum, were trading near the offer price at $23.88. Numed, a well established company in business since 1975 provides a wide range of service options including time & material service, PM on...

No indication that SA COVID-19 variant more contagious than UK one No indication that SA COVID-19 variant more contagious than UK one

Will existing vaccines work against the new variants? "So, they basically mimic this and cause the body to form an immune response to that". However, the government continues to fight to gain fairness in distribution as what has now been dubbed t...

UK approves Moderna vaccine for rollout against COVID-19 UK approves Moderna vaccine for rollout against COVID-19

The EU had to sift through 160 vaccine candidates to arrive at the six it retained as the most likely to work and feasible to distribute on a massive scale, she said . In a statement seen by Insider, Professor Beate Kampmann, Professor of Paedia...

Ontario students to continue online learning until at least January 25 Ontario students to continue online learning until at least January 25

The positivity rate in that group went from 5.22 per cent in late November when 187 children tested positive to almost 20 per cent by the end of December when 284 children tested positive. Ontario's largest teachers' union is calling on local public ...

California hospitals prepping for grim COVID-19 choices California hospitals prepping for grim COVID-19 choices

Camosy warned that many state health officials, hospital heads, and leading doctors lack ethics training and make decisions on a utilitarian "quality-adjusted life years" approach that favors younger, healthier patients and discriminates against elde...

EMA approves Moderna vaccine which can now be used in Ireland EMA approves Moderna vaccine which can now be used in Ireland

Experts at the World Health Organization gave cautious backing on Tuesday to a move already taken by some countries to delay giving out the second jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. "That doesn't at this stage quicken the pace of vacc...

First COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Oregon First COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Oregon

The Food and Drug Administration said that a second potential COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Moderna, appears safe and highly effective. How many vaccines are here now? . The state has requested almost one million doses this month. Johnnie Peop...

Florida working to offer COVID-19 vaccine at places of worship Florida working to offer COVID-19 vaccine at places of worship

Gov. DeSantis spoke again in Vero Beach later in the day. DeSantis also announced that residents over 65 should be soon able to receive a shot at other large-scale venues, churches, and even some grocery stores around the state. "Most hospitals h...

U.K.'s Boris Johnson Among Leaders Condemning D.C. Violence: 'Disgraceful' U.K.'s Boris Johnson Among Leaders Condemning D.C. Violence: 'Disgraceful'

I'll say it again: "impeach and remove him, tonight.", CNN legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Elie Honig wrote . At about 7 p.m. ET, Twitter announced it had locked Trump's Twitter account for 12 hours and removed three tweets , includ...

Beware of Covid vaccine scams Beware of Covid vaccine scams

And Derbyshire Constabulary reported texts offering a link to an "extremely convincing" fake NHS website but insisted this was a scam. The text message states: "NHS - We have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine ", and asks...

‘So pleased’ - Britain gives first dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to dialysis patient ‘So pleased’ - Britain gives first dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to dialysis patient

Pinker said he was so pleased and that he can "now really look forward to celebrating my 48th wedding anniversary with my wife Shirley later this year". Mexico has granted emergency approval to the AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine, a Health M...

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine expands to GP services in UK Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine expands to GP services in UK

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine can be transported easily and I'm delighted care home residents will begin receiving their first Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs this week". Some experts speculate that, because all ...

United States keeps Navy aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf as Iran tensions rise United States keeps Navy aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf as Iran tensions rise

According to a report from CNN , President Trump directed Miller to keep the Nimitz in the Middle East. "The USS Nimitz will now remain stationed in the U.S. Ahead of the anniversary, there was a flurry of U.S. military activity in the region. ...

Washington has the eighth-lowest COVID-19 spread in the US Washington has the eighth-lowest COVID-19 spread in the US

Dr. Theresa Tam , Canada's chief public health officer, said Tuesday she has asked the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to investigate whether it would be warranted to delay the second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to get first d...

Combining Smoking And Vaping Equal Harmful To Smoking Cigarettes Combining Smoking And Vaping Equal Harmful To Smoking Cigarettes

The original study analyzed randomized controlled trials (RCT) that provided the most reliable evidence of treatment, and it was found that more people managed to stop smoking for at least 6 months using nicotine e-cigarettes as compared to other n...

Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested, local media report Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested, local media report

The regime is lashing out at Five Eyes nations for speaking out about anti-democracy moves in Hong Kong . He said it would also "explore restrictions against the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in the United States, and take additional immed...

Wisconsin pharmacist arrested for removing 500 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Wisconsin pharmacist arrested for removing 500 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

But by Wednesday evening, Aurora released a statement saying an internal investigation determined that the employee intentionally removed the vaccine vials and did not return them. At a news conference Thursday, Dr. Jeff Bahr , president of Aurora...

NIH researchers find Covid leading to multifocal damage of brain

In addition, they saw no signs of SARS-CoV-2 in the tissue samples, suggesting the damage was not caused by a direct viral attack on the brain. The scans also showed no signs of the disease in the brain, according to the research published in the ...

It’s our first shot in the arm from Oxford jab It’s our first shot in the arm from Oxford jab

But even with the vaccines being rolled out, the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths keep rising. The UK entered a new nationwide lockdown on Monday, in order to control the spread of the novel coronavirus , which set a new record for infections o...

Doctors urge pregnant and breastfeeding women to get COVID-19 vaccines Doctors urge pregnant and breastfeeding women to get COVID-19 vaccines

THOUSANDS of people lined up in Beijing yesterday to receive a Covid-19 vaccine as China races to inoculate millions before the Chinese New Year mass travel season in February. Hala Zayed, the Health Minister of Egypt, stated that the Egyptian pharma...

Ambulance service limited as pandemic rages Ambulance service limited as pandemic rages

New York City issued a similar directive to ambulance workers in April 2020 at the height of the city's Covid outbreak, instructing them not to bring in patients who were unable to be resuscitated at the scene. Or having a medical emergency and lan...

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