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Retired Italian teacher leaves fortune to hospitals, charities

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A view of part of the Genoa harbor May 14, 2013./File Photo ROME (Reuters) – A retired Italian teacher has bequeathed more than 25 million euros ($30 million) to hospitals and charities, stunning residents of the northern city of Genoa where she lived who had no inkling of......

Medicare Cuts Payment to 774 Hospitals Over Patient Complications

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Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News Use Our Content It can be republished for free. The federal government has penalized 774 hospitals for having the highest rates of patient infections or other potentially avoidable medical complications. Those hospitals, which include some of the nation’s marquee medical centers, will lose 1% of......

Israeli study finds Pfizer vaccine 85% effective after first shot

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The first dose of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine is 85% effective, a study of healthcare workers at an Israeli hospital has found, potentially fuelling a debate over the recommended two-dose schedule as governments try to stretch out supplies. FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and a......

Texas hospitals suffer from water issues amid widespread power outages

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Following a deadly storm that swept through Texas this week, widespread power outages and water issues have impacted millions of people in the state. Hospitals have suffered, with some having to restrict water use and transport patients to other......

N95 masks sit in storage as hospitals still face shortages

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of medical-grade N95 face masks are pouring out of American factories and heading into storage — yet doctors and nurses say there still aren’t enough to keep them safe. An Associated Press......

Brazil’s overwhelmed healthcare system spawns bonanza for dealmakers

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By Carolina Mandl, Tatiana Bautzer SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s public health system has been pushed to the breaking point by one of the world’s deadliest coronavirus outbreaks, but its private healthcare sector is experiencing an unlikely dealmaking boom. FILE PHOTO: Gloria D’or Hospital, which is part of Rede D’Or......

Hospitals, doctors boosted GOP lawmakers’ campaigns as they opposed COVID orders

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Hospital, doctor and insurance groups touted Whitmer’s virus restrictions while writing campaign checks to GOP lawmakers seeking to undermine them         Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n......

Health Workers and Hospitals Grapple With Millions of Counterfeit N95 Masks

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Thousands of counterfeit 3M respirators have slipped past U.S. investigators in recent months, making it to the cheeks and chins of health care workers and perplexing experts who say their quality is not vastly inferior to the real thing. N95 masks are prized for their ability to filter out 95%......

Unique ways Alaska frontline workers distribute vaccines to their patients

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Distributing the coronavirus vaccine has proven to be a significant challenge across the country, including the vast, sparsely populated Alaskan state. Two organizations in western Alaska have been working to vaccinate Alaskans in the thick of winter. Nancy Chen......

‘Hospitals can’t take our Covid patients’

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First it was an economic collapse, then the Beirut blast, and now coronavirus. Lebanon has seen a record number of infections and deaths in recent weeks after the authorities relaxed restrictions over the festive period. Now they’re enforcing one of the world’s strictest curfews as the country’s hospitals reach breaking......

Bolivian doctors demand lockdown as COVID surge threatens health service ‘collapse’

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LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivian doctors are demanding a nationwide lockdown and threatening to stop taking in new patients as a surge in COVID-19 cases, which they say is killing an average of one medic per day, strains hospitals to breaking point. New daily coronavirus infections in the Andean country,......

In U.K. Hospitals, a Desperate Battle Against a Threat Many Saw Coming

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — As a new and more contagious variant of the coronavirus pounds Britain’s overstretched National Health Service, health care workers say the government’s failure to anticipate a wintertime crush of infections has left them resorting to ever......

Patients Fend for Themselves to Access Highly Touted Covid Antibody Treatments

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JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News By the time he tested positive for covid-19 on Jan. 12, Gary Herritz was feeling pretty sick. He suspects he was infected a week earlier, during a medical appointment in which he saw health workers who were wearing masks beneath their noses or who had......

Factbox: Biden’s Cabinet appointees get their day in Congress

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(Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office on Wednesday with only a few of his top chosen deputies in place. The Democrat’s Cabinet appointees are awaiting approval by the Senate, who are set to hold their first confirmation hearings on Tuesday. These are the officials set......

President-elect Biden announces plan for coronavirus vaccine distribution

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Bien on Friday announced his plan to speed up the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, calling the Trump administration’s rollout a dismal failure. Weijia Jiang reports. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click......

As Cleveland Hospitals Get Ready to Expand Vaccine Rollout to Public, They’re Still Trying to Get Full Buy-In From Own Staffers

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click to enlarge Baltimore County Government/FlickrCC Ohio’s rollout of the Covid vaccines next week enters phase 1B, which will include older residents and school personnel. Phase 1A, which includes healthcare workers and first-responders, has been ongoing since vaccines began arriving in December and continues. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health......

U.S. health officials push hospitals to administer unused Covid antibody drugs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. has shipped over half a million doses of antibody treatments that have the potential to keep high-risk Covid patients out of hospitals if given early enough in their infection. This would help already overburdened hospitals avoid additional strain,......

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