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Hospital “crisis” care already happening amid Colorado’s omicron surge, ER doctors warn Polis

Colorado’s emergency rooms are essentially already rationing health care amid COVID-19’s omicron surge, but without the legal protection that would come if the state authorized crisis standards, a physician group told Gov. Jared Polis’ staff late last week. The Colorado chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians told the governor’s office in a five-page letter that doctors are having […]

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Gaseous ozone is effective for SARS-CoV-2 disinfection

In their recent study published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials, researchers from the United Kingdom have found that ozone as a disinfectant is effective for the inactivation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in liquid cell culture media as well as adhered on surfaces. SARS-CoV-2 efficiently transmits via inhalation of contaminated aerosols or by touching contaminated surfaces. Furthermore, […]

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10 Powerful Books That Center Black Women's Health

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s work and legacy, vote with your wallet and cultivate a more informed, anti-racist and relevant understanding of how health intersects with race in our culture (or, better yet, all all three!), filling out your bookshelf and your to-read pile with books by Black authors who are experts on […]

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In Greece, unvaccinated people 60 and up face monthly fines

Greece imposed a vaccination mandate Monday for people 60 and older, as the country’s vaccination rate remains below the European Union average and a spike in infections has put sustained pressure on Greek hospitals. Older people failing to get vaccinated will face penalties, starting at a 50-euro ($57) fine in January and followed by a monthly fine of 100 euros […]

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