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Officials Struggle To Regulate Pop-Up Covid Testing Sites — And Warn Patients To Beware

In recent months, mobile covid-19 testing tents and vans have sprouted on urban sidewalks and street curbs as demand has skyrocketed in response to the rapid spread of the omicron variant.

Justices Block Broad Worker Vaccine Requirement, Allow Health Worker Mandate To Proceed

Said the unsigned majority opinion: “A vaccine mandate is strikingly unlike the workplace regulations that OSHA has typically imposed. A vaccination, after all, ‘cannot be undone at the end of the workday.’”

2021 Lexus UX 200

The Lexus UX 200 may be the least recognized but most accomplished of the luxury brand’s crossovers and sport utilities.

As Omicron Surges, Effort To Vaccinate Young Children Stalls

Two months after Pfizer’s covid vaccine was authorized for children ages 5 to 11, just 27% have received at least one shot, according to Jan. 12 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Incidental Cases And Staff Shortages Make Covid’s Next Act Tough For Hospitals

The challenge is finding room to safely treat all the covid patients while keeping staffers and the rest of patients safe, said Dr. Scott Ross, chief medical officer.

Increase In Breakthrough Cases Related To Current COVID-19 Surge

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is seeing an increase in the number of “vaccine breakthrough” cases related to the recent increase in overall cases statewide.

Omicron Variant Is Responsible For 90 Percent Of New COVID Cases In King County

King County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin recently held a briefing to update the community on the status of the local fight against COVID. 

App Attempts To Break Barriers To Bankruptcy For Those In Medical Debt

Bankruptcy is a last-resort fix, but the financial reset button is also out of reach for many because the act of declaring bankruptcy is relatively expensive.

Black-Owned Hospice Seeks To Bring Greater Ease In Dying To Black Families

Every hospice company, whether it’s an upstart or one of the nation’s oldest, can promote end-of-life education and ease care disparities, Drayton said. “We’re not just handing out a brochure,” she added.

Hospitals Recruit International Nurses To Fill Pandemic Shortages

The national demand is so great that it’s created a backlog of health care professionals awaiting clearance to work in the U.S. More than 5,000 international nurses are awaiting final visa approval, the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment reported in September.

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