Health

What will be the future 'new normal' with COVID-19?

Jan. 21 marks two years since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in the U.S. In that time, the nation has made strides to keep the virus in check as much as possible with testing, masking, social distancing, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Austria makes Covid vaccination mandatory in EU first

Austria's parliament on Thursday approved making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for adults from next month, becoming the first European country to do so despite a wave of protests opposing the measure.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Covid pandemic 'nowhere near over': WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, the World Health Organization chief said Tuesday, cautioning against a narrative that the fast-spreading Omicron variant is risk-free.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France hits staggering new case record, Europe's highest

France announced a staggering 332,252 daily virus cases Wednesday, smashing a string of recent records, as hospitals prepared drastic measures to brace for patient surges and the government strained to avoid a new lockdown.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France allows some COVID-19-infected medics to keep working

France is allowing health care workers who are infected with the coronavirus but have few or no symptoms to keep treating patients rather than self-isolate, an extraordinary stopgap measure aimed at easing staff shortages ...

Medical economics

Federal government approves California's Medicaid overhaul

The U.S. government has approved California's overhaul of the nation's largest insurance program for low-income and disabled residents, officials said Wednesday, a decision that among other things allows Medicaid money to ...

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