Tag: Covid-19

  • Hepatitis Outbreak in Children: What to Know

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    May 3, 2022 — The worldwide outbreak of acute hepatitis in children totals nearly 200 cases in 16 countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified more than 20 severe cases in the United States, specifically in Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, New York, and North Carolina. In Wisconsin, one infant died of the disease. Of the […]

  • Employers fall short when it comes to training

    Employers fall short when it comes to training

    Only 21% of respondents to a survey done by D2L, a training organization, feel confident there are enough skills in-house in the company to achieve future growth — compared to 47% for US businesses. It’s a new type of social contract, says Malika Asthana, manager of strategy and public affairs for Canada at D2L in […]

  • Is business travel ready for take-off?

    Is business travel ready for take-off?

    US companies expect travel spending to be 25% of 2019 levels in the first quarter of 2022, and 36% by the second quarter of the year. This is projected to rise to 45% and 55% the last two quarters of the year. But it would take at least two years for travel spending to reach […]

  • 30% of COVID Patients in Study Developed ‘Long COVID’

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    About 30% of COVID-19 patients developed the condition known as long COVID, UCLA researchers said in a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The UCLA researchers studied 1,038 people enrolled in the UCLA COVID Ambulatory Program between April 2020 and February 2021. Researchers found that 309 of them developed long COVID. A […]

  • Philadelphia Businesses Sue to Stop New Mask Mandate

    Philadelphia Businesses Sue to Stop New Mask Mandate

    April 17, 2022 Several businesses in Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit in state court to overturn the renewed mask mandate scheduled to take place in Philadelphia on Monday, according to The Associated Press. The suit says the city lacks the authority to impose a new mandate. Philadelphia became the first major city this week to […]

  • COVID Breath Test: Fascinating Technology, Limited Potential?

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    April 15, 2022 – A first-of-its-kind test that detects coronavirus in the breath can produce results in less than 3 minutes, but the real-world impact could be limited. The test, from InspectIR Systems, produces results faster than the 15 minutes needed for existing COVID-19 rapid tests – and represents a leap forward in testing technology. […]

  • Omicron Symptoms 2 Days Shorter Than Delta

    Number of Flu Cases Lower Than Pre-pandemic Levels

    April 8, 2022 The COVID-19 symptoms caused by the Omicron variant tend to last about two days shorter than symptoms from the Delta variant, according to a new study published in The Lancet. In addition, among fully vaccinated people, a symptomatic Omicron infection was 25% less likely to result in a hospital admission as compared […]

  • FDA to Decide by June on Future of COVID Vaccines

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    April 6, 2022 – The next generation of COVID-19 vaccines should be able to fight off a new strain and be given each year, a panel of experts that advises the FDA said Wednesday. But members of the panel also acknowledged that it will be an uphill battle to reach that goal, especially given how […]

  • FDA Authorizes Fourth COVID Doses for Many Americans

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    March 29, 2022 — The FDA said Tuesday that it approved fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines for many Americans to protect the most vulnerable people against severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization, and death. According to an FDA news release, anyone over 50, and people over 18 who have gotten a solid organ transplant or have a […]

  • Next U.S. Booster Campaign Faces Delays, Lack of Funds

    Number of Flu Cases Lower Than Pre-pandemic Levels

    March 27, 2022 The next rollout of COVID-19 booster shots in the U.S. could face delays due to a lack of federal funding and declining interest, according to The Guardian. “We’re way behind the eight-ball,” Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute,” told the news outlet. Many Americans still haven’t received a booster […]

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