Covid-19 patients at this hospital are dying ‘at a rate we’ve never seen die before’ — and it’s taking a toll on health care workers

Covid-19 patients at this hospital are dying 'at a rate we've never seen die before' -- and it's taking a toll on health care workers

“I was really hoping that we’d (all) get vaccinated and things would be back to normal,” said Sefton, an assistant manager at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan.”We have more patients than we’ve ever had at any point, and we’re seeing more people die at a rate we’ve never seen die before,” said Jim Dover, president … Read more

UK employers step up demand for workers vaccinated against Covid | Coronavirus

Employers in the UK are following the lead of their counterparts in the US by stepping up demands for staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19, analysis of recruitment adverts reveals.According to figures from the jobs website Adzuna, the number of ads explicitly requiring candidates to be vaccinated rose by 189% between August and October as … Read more

Border zone COVID-19 testing could cost workers hundreds of dollars each week

Police direct traffic at a border checkpoint.

Thousands of people living in the Queensland-New South Wales border zone fear they will have to pay hundreds of dollars a fortnight just to commute to work once the border reopens.Key points:The Queensland roadmap states that from December 17 people crossing the border will require a negative test in the previous 72 hoursIt’s unclear if a special … Read more

Amazon to pay $500,000 fine for failing to notify workers of Covid cases | Amazon

Amazon has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine and be monitored by California officials after the state’s attorney general said the company failed to “adequately notify” workers and health authorities about new Covid-19 cases.Amazon employs about 150,000 people in California, most of them at 100 “fulfillment centers” – sprawling warehouses where orders are packed and … Read more

Health workers in England must get COVID vaccine by April 1 -minister

Health workers in England must get COVID vaccine by April 1 -minister

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Health workers in England will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by April 1, health minister Sajid Javid said on Tuesday, making it a mandatory condition of employment for those on the frontline of the National Health Service (NHS).Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to navigate a difficult winter for … Read more

Brazilian federal deputy proposes crypto payment option for workers

Brazilian federal deputy proposes crypto payment option for workers

Federal Deputy Luizão Goulart, a Brazilian congressman, proposed a bill to legalize crypto payments as a mode of payment for public and private sector workers.Goulart’s proposal seeks a new law that allows all Brazilian workers to have an option to request employers for remuneration in cryptocurrencies. However, the bill warrants crypto payments to be made … Read more

Biden COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private-sector workers to begin Jan. 4

Biden COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private-sector workers to begin Jan. 4

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will enforce a federal mandate that workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly starting on Jan. 4, a reprieve to businesses facing labor shortages during the holiday season, U.S. officials said on Thursday.Biden’s separate vaccine requirement for … Read more

Ford won’t impose COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Ontario health-care workers

Ford won't impose COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Ontario health-care workers

Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday Ontario won’t make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for those working in health care, suggesting doing so could jeopardize patient care in the province.  “The impact of the potential departure of tens of thousands of health care workers is weighed against the small number of outbreaks that are currently active in Ontario’s hospitals,” Ford said … Read more

Covid-19: More than 30 City Rail Link workers stood down after two test positive

Covid-19: More than 30 City Rail Link workers stood down after two test positive

Two workers from Auckland’s City Rail Link project (CRL) have tested positive for Covid-19 and 31 workers have been stood down as a result. Those affected were working at CRL’s Mt Eden site, where 400 people are employed. The site continued to operate, CRL media manager Ewart Barnsley said. Twenty-eight workers were close contacts and … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Vital health workers can now ask for vaccine exemption

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Vital health workers can now ask for vaccine exemption

A order requiring health staff to get the Covid-19 vaccine has been issued. Photo / Getty The employers of key healthcare workers can now make a bid for them to be exempt from Covid-19 vaccine mandates under new rules issued by the Ministry of Health.It comes as the “no jab, no job” public health order, … Read more

Covid may have killed up to 180,000 health workers globally, WHO says | Coronavirus

The World Health Organization says 80,000 to 180,000 healthcare workers may have been killed by Covid-19 up to May this year, insisting they must be prioritised for vaccination.A WHO paper on Thursday estimated that out of the world’s 135 million health staff, “between 80,000 to 180,000 health and care workers could have died from Covid-19 … Read more

U.S. workers face job losses as COVID-19 vaccine mandates kick in

U.S. workers face job losses as COVID-19 vaccine mandates kick in

Oct 19 (Reuters) – Thousands of unvaccinated workers across the United States are facing potential job losses as a growing number of states, cities and private companies start to enforce mandates for inoculation against COVID-19.In the latest high-profile example, Washington State University (WSU) fired its head football coach and four of his assistants on Monday … Read more

Italy’s New Law Requires Workers to Get Covid Vaccine or Testing

Italy's New Law Requires Workers to Get Covid Vaccine or Testing

ROME — Italy on Friday set a new bar for major Western democracies seeking to move beyond the pandemic by enacting a sweeping law that requires the nation’s entire work force — public and private — to have government-issued health passes, essentially forcing Italians to choose between getting a pass and earning a living.With the … Read more

US workers overwhelmingly comply with Covid vaccine mandates

US workers overwhelmingly comply with Covid vaccine mandates

The vast majority of Americans subject to workplace vaccination mandates have complied with them, confounding predictions that such requirements would worsen labour shortages by prompting unvaccinated workers to resign en masse. New York state’s mandate for healthcare workers was one of the first and strictest mandates enforced to date — it included no option for … Read more

Nigeria: Around 20% of workers lost jobs due to COVID-19, stats office says

Nigeria: Around 20% of workers lost jobs due to COVID-19, stats office says

The National Bureau of Statistics and the United Nations Development Program surveyed nearly 3,000 businesses in the formal and informal sectors in Nigeria.In March, the NBS said a third of Nigeria’s workers were out of a job in the fourth quarter of 2020, a situation worsened by the pandemic.”While there have been promising signs of … Read more