Canada to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Federal Lawmakers

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s House of Commons will require all lawmakers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when they return to work next month, potentially locking out some members of parliament from the official opposition Conservatives. Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau narrowly won re-election last month, saying he would insist on vaccine mandates for federal workers, people traveling domestically, and his […]

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Russia asks pension-age doctors to return as COVID-19 cases soar

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia called on pension-age doctors who quit during the pandemic for safety reasons to return to their jobs on Thursday as the authorities reported a record one-day tally of COVID-19 cases as well as a record number of deaths.FILE PHOTO: Medical specialists walk inside a hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia October […]

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ICU Nurse Sets Up Nursery for Newborn After Mother Dies of COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An intensive care unit nurse at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas, rallied the community to help a young father whose wife died of COVID-19 after giving birth by C-section. Ashlee Schwartz started a GoFundMe page that raised more than $12,000 for Eric Robison and created […]

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Coronavirus inquiry: we ‘made big achievements and some tragic mistakes’

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Britain’s drive to develop and deploy the jabs was world-leading, MPs on the Commons health and science committees concluded. However, […]

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Kids Still Testing Positive for COVID-19 at High Rates

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An alarming number of children are still testing positive for the coronavirus. “The number of new child COVID cases remains exceptionally high,” the American Academy of Pediatrics said last week. “Over 148,000 cases were added the past week, with over 750,000 child cases added over the […]

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COVID-19, Yes, but So Much More

Nearly 2 years into the pandemic, all things COVID-19 will of course be a major focus of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) 2021 Annual Meeting. “During the pandemic, critical care has been at the forefront of what people are interested in,” said CHEST 2021 program co-chair Christopher Carroll, MD, FCCP, from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut. “There […]

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Texas Vaccine Mandate Ban Likely to Be Trumped by Federal Law

(Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on COVID-19 vaccine mandates will likely be superseded by the Biden administration plan to require shots for workers, but the dueling rules could take months to sort out in court, creating uncertainty for employers with business in the state. The Republican governor signed an executive order on Monday banning private employers and other […]

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A New Vaccine Strategy for Children: Just One Dose, for Now

Even as parents in the United States wrestle with difficult questions over vaccinating their children against the coronavirus, families in other countries have been offered a novel option: giving children just one dose of the vaccine. Officials in Hong Kong as well as in Britain, Norway and other countries have recommended a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children […]

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