Coronavirus

Federal Contractor Vaccine Guidance Issued

Guidance does not apply to all contractors or right away to those it does. President Biden’s Executive Order requiring private firms with more than 100 employees to have all of their staff vaccinated is making its way through the bureaucracy before being approved as an Emergency Temporary Standard by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

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What to know about leukemia and COVID-19 vaccinations

Leukemia is a bone marrow and blood malignancy that affects the immune cells in the blood. This can make people more vulnerable to infections and raise questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended for persons with leukemia because the risks of COVID-19 considerably outweigh the risks of vaccinations. Leukemia refers to malignancies of …

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AstraZeneca COVID vaccine safe for breastfeeding women, health experts say, after official advice causes confusion

Sophie Hill scheduled an appointment to see her GP after government health advice changed recently, advising persons under 40 living in COVID-19 epidemic areas like Sydney to seriously consider taking the AstraZeneca vaccination. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for breastfeeding mothers in Australia, although many are ineligible in places where Pfizer only offers it …

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For businesses, NYC indoor vaccine mandate means safety — and headaches

The mandate improves safety, but poses “operational and economic challenges.” The indoor vaccine mandate in New York Jurisdiction went into force on Tuesday, making it the first major U.S. city to demand proof of COVID-19 inoculation to dine or drink inside bars and restaurants. According to the city, the new regulation covers practically every public …

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Texas State lays out COVID-19 health, safety protocols ahead of fall semester start

KXAN reports from SAN MARCOS, Texas. As another semester begins without an end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, administrators at Texas State University discussed coursework, campus life, and health precautions. A virtual press conference was held Thursday morning by many university administrators to discuss their plans for the fall semester. The University of Texas …

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COVID Booster Shots Are Coming. Here’s What You Need To Know

COVID-19 booster doses will be available in the United States starting in September, according to health experts. According to a plan proposed Wednesday, all people in the United States who received a two-dose vaccine would be entitled for a free second dosage of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine eight months after receiving the first. The …

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COVID-19: Should vaccination be compulsory in health and care?

Few people in the health and long-term care industries would argue with the goal of vaccinating as many of their coworkers as possible to protect vulnerable patients from COVID-19. However, there are still significant disagreements about whether or not vaccination should be mandatory for non-medically exempt employees. To shield vulnerable patients from COVID-19, few people …

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Mix-and-match COVID vaccines trigger potent immune response

Preliminary results from a trial of more than 600 people are the first to show the benefits of combining different vaccines. According to researchers performing a study in Spain, both the Oxford–AstraZeneca and Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines produce a robust immune response against the virus SARS-CoV-2. The benefits of mixing multiple coronavirus vaccines are the first …

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Health workers in New York ordered to be vaccinated by September

The new mandate was met with praise As more cases of the extremely contagious Delta variety spread across the state, health workers in New York have been required to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York issued a statement on Monday stating that all staff in public and private hospitals, nursing homes, and …

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New Mask Mandates Cause Confusion

Attorneys attempt to sort this latest COVID-19 mess out for employers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its most recent recommendation on July 30, amending its previous guidance issued just three days before. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a mask in indoor public settings in areas of large and high …

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