Nursing unions around world call for UN action on Covid vaccine patents | Coronavirus

Nursing unions in 28 countries have filed a formal appeal with the United Nations over the refusal of the UK, EU and others to temporarily waive patents for Covid vaccines, saying this has cost huge numbers of lives in developing nations.The letter, sent on Monday on behalf of unions representing more than 2.5 million healthcare … Read more

Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Melvin Goldstein, 90, glances at pictures of birds, left, and a fish, his 13-year-old granddaughter drew for him as a gift as his daughter Barbara Goldstein shares them with his during a family visit inside the Hebrew Home at Riverdale on March 28 in New York. On Friday, the government eased many remaining pandemic restrictions. … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 52 new cases, nursing home booster vaccine doses complete

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 52 new cases, nursing home booster vaccine doses complete

New Brunswick reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and has completed the roll out of vaccine booster doses for nursing home residents. The process is 82 per cent complete at adult residential facilities, and will be done by the end of the month, according to a news release from Public Health. “We know residents of these … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Cases rise in Dalhousie nursing home, other homes ‘getting better’

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Nursing home outbreak, province announces 3 deaths, 58 new cases

The number of COVID-19 infections at the Villa Renaissance in Dalhousie has increased from nine to 17, including one employee. The remaining seven cases were detected in residents. Michael Keating of the New Brunswick Nursing Home Association said cases continue to rise in the nursing home. There have been five deaths in Villa Renaissance. He said the … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Nursing home outbreak, province announces 3 deaths, 58 new cases

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Nursing home outbreak, province announces 3 deaths, 58 new cases

Two residents, including a person in their 50s, and one employee at the Villa Renaissance nursing home in Dalhousie have died of COVID-19, according to Michael Keating, interim executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes. Seven employees and seven patients at the nursing home have tested positive for the virus since Wednesday. Keating said the province has sent … Read more