Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Push for mandatory vaccination for key health workers

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Push for mandatory vaccination for key health workers

Auckland shifted to Alert Level 3 on Wednesday after over a month under Alert Level 4 restrictions. Video / Jed Bradley / Mark Mitchell / Dean Purcell / Jason OxenhamCOVID LATEST:* The 90% Project: Phil Goff – Why Aucklanders should get vaccinated today* Surprise vaccine proposal catches Parliament unawares* Covid-19: Experts answer five questions we’re … Read more

Lee Health reports 287 COVID-19 patients isolated Tuesday, 8 deaths Monday

Lee Health reports 287 COVID-19 patients isolated Tuesday, 8 deaths Monday

FORT MYERS New COVID-19 cases in the State of Florida are slowing down, but the number of more serious cases is still high. Lee Health CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci said he believes we’ll see death and ICU admissions decline eventually, but we’re not there yet and it could take weeks. Antonucci  reiterated “these are … Read more

S’pore’s new Covid-19 cases cross 1,000 mark; unvaccinated man, 90, dies from complications, Health News & Top Stories

S'pore's new Covid-19 cases cross 1,000 mark; unvaccinated man, 90, dies from complications, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Singapore saw its 60th Covid-19 fatality when an unvaccinated 90-year-old man died on Friday (Sept 17), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday. Singapore also saw more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, with a total of 1,009 new cases reported, the highest daily number since April 23 last year. The man had … Read more

Indiana University Health workers refuse Covid-19 vaccine, lose jobs

Indiana University Health workers refuse Covid-19 vaccine, lose jobs

“Indiana University Health has put the safety and well-being of patients and team members first by requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 1,” said Berkley Rios, an Indiana University Health spokeswoman. “After a two-week unpaid suspension period ending Sept. 14, a total of 125 employees, the equivalent of 61 full time … Read more

No 10 accused of sidelining behaviour experts on latest Covid measures | Health policy

Senior scientific advisers have publicly accused the government of sidelining behavioural experts and appearing unwilling to listen to “uncomfortable truths” on vaccine passports and masks during the pandemic.The scientists told the Guardian that their input to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) was apparently no longer wanted owing to the expansion of in-house expertise.They … Read more

S’pore’s daily Covid-19 cases to hit 1,000 soon in ‘rite of passage’ before situation stabilises: Ong Ye Kung, Health News & Top Stories

S'pore's daily Covid-19 cases to hit 1,000 soon in 'rite of passage' before situation stabilises: Ong Ye Kung, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – The majority of Covid-19 patients will now recover at home, rather than in hospitals or designated facilities, as Singapore braces itself for an exponential surge in cases over the coming weeks. This wave of infections was not unexpected and should be seen as a “rite of passage” for any country hoping to live … Read more

COVID-19 surge forces health care rationing in parts of West

COVID-19 surge forces health care rationing in parts of West

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems in Alaska and Montana have enacted similar crisis standards amid a spike in the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization.The decisions marked an escalation … Read more

Alabama health officials warn Saskatchewan: Don’t repeat our mistakes in COVID-19 battle

Alabama health officials warn Saskatchewan: Don't repeat our mistakes in COVID-19 battle

It has one of the country’s highest COVID-19 infection rates and lowest vaccination rates. Hospital admissions are soaring, with many surgeries and other medical care cancelled or delayed. For weeks, its medical community has called for indoor mask mandates and vaccine passports to curb the spread of COVID-19, but its political leadership repeatedly resists those calls, citing individual freedoms. This describes the situation in … Read more

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination introduced for Queensland health workers

A masked nurse adjusts their blue plastic glove in an operation room.

Queensland Health Workers must get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 30 and be fully inoculated by the end of October.Key points:Health Minister Yvette D’Ath announced the mandate this morningShe said measured would be taken to address unvaccinated health workersSome measures include re-deployment in different roles for those not wanting to get … Read more

Chinatown Complex closed after Covid-19 cluster with 66 cases; S’pore reports 555 new infections, Health News & Top Stories

Chinatown Complex closed after Covid-19 cluster with 66 cases; S’pore reports 555 new infections, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Chinatown Complex will be closed to all members of the public from 3pm on Sunday (Sept 12) to 11.59pm on Wednesday, as the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a total of 66 Covid-19 cases linked to the cluster there. Singapore also reported a total of 555 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Sept 11), including … Read more

Pregnant Sydney woman with Covid gives birth by caesarian section so she could be ventilated | Health

A pregnant woman with Covid gave birth by emergency caesarean section at 28 weeks so she could be placed on ventilation at a Sydney hospital.Guardian Australia understands that the woman’s newborn child was taken to a separate hospital with better neonatal care resources and placed into an incubator.The caesarian section was performed on the baby’s … Read more

52 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba Wednesday, half in Southern Health region

52 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba Wednesday, half in Southern Health region

Manitoba has 52 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths from the illness, according to a Wednesday update on the province’s online dashboard. The Southern Health region, which has the lowest vaccine uptake in the province, has the highest number of new cases, with 26. There are 14 cases in the Winnipeg health region, six in the … Read more

Health Minister first met with Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccine after other countries had already made deals

A man in a suit stands in front of a lectern speaking, a blue curtain is behind him.

The Health Minister’s office didn’t meet Pfizer executives to negotiate a vaccine purchase until a fortnight after the USA and UK had already signed supply deals for COVID-19 vaccines, despite the pharmaceutical giant repeatedly advising the federal government to show urgency.Key points:The Health Minister’s office first met with Pfizer weeks after the US and UK signed … Read more