Louisiana Medicaid members can receive up to $400 for COVID-19 Vaccine | La Dept. of Health – Louisiana Department of Health – Louisiana.gov

Medicaid has expanded its “Shot per 100,000” COVID-19 vaccine incentive program to include booster shots. Eligible members who already received a $200 incentive for their first or second dose of the COVID vaccine or the single dose COVID vaccine are now eligible to receive a second $200 incentive for receiving a vaccine booster dose.This program […]

Immensa lab errors may have led to 23 Covid-19 deaths – BBC

Staff mistakes in a private laboratory may have caused 23 extra deaths from Covid-19.The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) made the claim in a report into errors at the Immensa lab in Wolverhampton.It said as many as 39,000 positive results were wrongly reported as negative in September and October 2021.The mistakes led to "increased numbers […]

Parents refuse use of vaccinated blood in life-saving surgery on baby – The Guardian

New Zealand’s health services go to court over guardianship of four-month-old boy whose parents have not let heart operation go aheadNew Zealand’s health service has made a court application over the guardianship of a four-month-old baby whose parents are refusing to allow his life-saving heart surgery to go ahead unless non-vaccinated blood is used.The parents […]

Physicians urged to remain vigilant in recommending COVID-19 and flu vaccines for kids – California Medical Association

The California Medical Association recently partnered with the American Academy Pediatrics, the California Academy of Family Physicians and the California Immunization Coalition in urging all providers of pediatric services to remain vigilant in making a strong recommendation for COVID-19 and influenza vaccination to protect children and those around them – especially now as families gather […]

China's Air Traffic Is Shrinking Again as Covid Tumult Grows – Bloomberg

Romaine Bostick breaks down the day’s top stories and trading action leading into the close.Insight and analysis of top stories from our award winning magazine “Bloomberg Businessweek”.Highlights from a week-long virtual event bringing Bloomberg Businessweek magazine to life. Carol Massar and Tim Stenovec host a look back at the best interviews, discussions and more.Elon Musk […]

In lockdown or preparing for lockdown: Beijing life under zero-Covid – The Guardian

Resident tells of days filled with health codes, constant threat of shutdowns and moments of hopeLife in Beijing these days is spent either in lockdown or preparing for lockdown. Stockpiling food at home, just in case, has become the new norm. Meeting friends is hard because every few weeks one of us is sealed inside […]

Study on masks vs N95 respirators for health workers spurs concerns – CIDRAP

University of Minnesota. Driven to Discover.A study today in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that medical masks may offer similar effectiveness as N95 respirators in protecting healthcare workers (HCWs) exposed to COVID-19 patients in certain settings, but experts caution against that interpretation of the results.The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends continuous wear of either […]

Are Combined COVID-Flu Vaccines a Good Idea? – Northeastern University

Enter your search terms then press the return/enter key to submit your query. / Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are currently developing and testing various “combined” vaccines to guard against diseases such as COVID-19, influenza and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) in one single injection.The combination shots are possible thanks to advances in mRNA technology, which allow the […]

Craig County community comes together for COVID-19 remembrance event – WDBJ

CRAIG COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) – The COVID pandemic impacted everyone in some way, and that reaches even further into rural communities. That’s why United Way of Roanoke Valley and other organizations hosted a community remembrance event to honor those who have died, but also to celebrate how far the community has come.“We are hopefully providing […]