Tag: pandemic

Crime in Odisha: Crime graph higher in Odisha during pandemic: Minister

The crime graph rose in Odisha despite a series of lockdowns, shutdowns, and curfew for over one- and-half years during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha...

BPCL privatisation: Fitch says BPCL privatisation may get delayed

Fitch Ratings on Monday said uncertainty over the bidder consortiums and process complexity, including valuation, may lead to potential delays in privatisation of India’s second-largest...

Idaho Hospitals Nearly Buckling in Relentless COVID Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The intensive care rooms at St. Luke’s...

Americans’ COVID Medical Bills Are Set to Rise

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 care is likely to get more expensive for Americans...

Kidney Damage Another Consequence of ‘Long COVID’

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People hospitalized for COVID-19, and even some with milder...

Hospitals to Blame for Pandemic Nurse Shortage? It’s Complicated

National Nurses United (NNU), a California-based union with 175,000 members, is blaming hospitals for nursing shortages that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a...

Teachers Have No Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19

The report was published online Sept. 1 in the journal BMJ . It’s not surprising that the risk to teachers is not higher...

Who They Are, Why They’re Hesitant

Bridging the Divide In terms of solutions, Shaban-Nejad said, “We emphasize the importance of clear, consistent, targeted, unambiguous messaging, which considers differences...

Medicare Hospital Pay ‘Bankruptcy’ Deadline Remains 2026

The estimated trigger date for Medicare to begin to reduce hospital payments remains 2026. Biden administration officials are urging Congress to get to work quickly...

COVID-Clogged ICUs ‘Terrify’ Those With Chronic, Emergency Illness

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jessica Gosnell, MD, 41, from Portland, Oregon, lives daily with the...

Arizona Passes 1 Million COVID-19 Cases

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona surpassed 1 million COVID-19 cases Friday, becoming...

FDA Fully Approves Pfizer COVID Vaccine, Paves Way for Mandates

The agency resisted pressure to speed up its process, saying a thorough review was necessary to ensure public confidence.  “While millions of people...

Liquor Store Sales Rose During Pandemic

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Americans did more drinking at home during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Coronavirus Infected One-Third of Americans in 2020

Aug. 26, 2021 — About one third of the US population had been infected with coronavirus 2 by the end of 2020, according to...

When Is a Person With COVID-19 Most Infectious?

FRIDAY, Aug. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — New research delivers an answer to a burning question: When are COVID-19 patients most infectious? The...

Globally, US Doctors Paid Most, Women Paid Least: Survey

Physicians in the United States get paid the most, are most satisfied with their compensation, and have a higher net worth, according to a new...

Insurance Companies Stop Waiving Out-of-Pocket COVID Costs

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Americans may be hit with surprising bills in the future if...

How to Pick the Best Face Masks for Kids, According to Experts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. One essential back-to-school item for kids this fall is a face...

CDC Launches New Center to Watch for Future Outbreaks

Aug. 19, 2021 — The CDC is setting up a new hub to watch for early warning signs of future infectious outbreaks, the agency...

Biden Plans to Tie Vaccines for Nursing Home Staff to Fed Funding

President Joe Biden intends to use the financial clout of Medicare and Medicaid to require that the staff of US nursing homes get COVID-19 vaccines,...

TSA Extends Mask Mandate for U.S. Travelers to January

By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Amid a surge in coronavirus cases fueled...

Opinion: Nvidia’s ARM acquisition is stalled, and there’s a deadline with more than a billion dollars at stake

Nvidia Corp.’s megamerger with ARM Holdings LLC isn’t expected to happen in the timeframe that Nvidia expected, but there are more than a billion reasons...

How to talk to unvaccinated people

Even those who might seem to fit the stereotype at first glance may have more to their story. Steward, for example, is a Christian pastor...

New Barbie Dolls Honor COVID-19 Healthcare Heroes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In recent years, Barbie has become an astrophysicist, a judge, and...

75 years of independence: What India needs to do to fulfill its tryst with destiny

On August 15, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru declared India’s Independence with his ‘tryst with destiny’ speech. As India enters the 75th year as a free country,...