Health

Report criticizes meat industry, USDA response to pandemic

At the height of the pandemic, the meat processing industry worked closely with political appointees in the Trump administration to stave off health restrictions and keep slaughterhouses open even as COVID-19 spread rapidly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New COVID-19 roadmap offers 12 priorities for government

Each new phase of this pandemic has presented something distinct to cope with and understand. In the United States, the omicron surge of December and January has mostly receded, and despite the greater frequency of the BA.2 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany eyes easing COVID curbs, says infections peaking

Germany's surge in coronavirus infections is reaching its peak, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Friday, signalling that Europe's biggest economy can soon ease tough curbs as the wave begins to ebb.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Omicron forces S. Korea to end GPS monitoring, some checkups

South Korea will no longer use GPS monitoring to enforce quarantines and will also end daily checkup calls to low-risk coronavirus patients as a fast-developing omicron surge overwhelms health and government workers.

Vaccination

Is this the end of the road for vaccine mandates in healthcare?

The UK government recently announced a dramatic U-turn on the COVID vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, originally scheduled to take effect on April 1 2022. Health or social care staff will no longer need to provide proof ...

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