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Kaiser mental health workers strike Monday, demand culturally-sensitive care - SFBay
Nearly 200 Kaiser mental health clinicians are striking Monday in Oakland to demand better care for communities of color, representatives of the National Union of Healthcare Workers said.
South American health networks struggling as Omicron cases rise
Omicron coronavirus variant is fuelling rising numbers of infections across the region, including among health workers.
Tiredness has damaged ability to treat patients, doctors say
More than one in four doctors say tiredness has impaired their ability to treat patients, according to a new survey.
CDC Updates Guidelines to Make Clear Cloth Masks Offer Least Protection Against COVID
Lots of experts had been saying it for a while but now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made it official by revising is guidelines to recommend Americans wear " the most protective mask you can."
Australia reaches 95% first-dose vaccination rate but Covid deaths continue to climb
The health minister, Greg Hunt, says Australia has reached a 95% first-dose vaccination rate for Australians aged 16 and older, while there are hopes the Omicron outbreaks in New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT are approaching their peak.
J&J Booster 85% Effective Against Omicron Hospitalisation, S.Africa Says - Towleroad Gay News
By Tim Cocks
COVID-19 deaths rise in L.A. County, but officials blame Delta more than Omicron
Los Angeles County has recently noted an increase in coronavirus deaths, but officials think they are mainly tied to the Delta variant, rather than the prolific Omicron strain that has fueled record-high infections in the county and across the state.
In an 'invisible' crisis due to omicron, Massachusetts hospitals release urgent plea to the public
"As scary as things may have been for providers in the early days of COVID, things are now much worse."
Covid created 20 new 'pandemic billionaires' in Asia, says Oxfam
Twenty new "pandemic billionaires" have been created in Asia thanks to the international response to Covid-19, while 140 million people across the continent were plunged into poverty as jobs were lost during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.
Supreme Court blocks Biden's vaccine-or-test mandate for large private companies
The Supreme Court Evan Vucci/AP The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test rule Thursday, declaring that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had exceeded its authority.