Dubai rolls out vaccines to public transport workers

Dubai has begun the mass vaccination of public transport workers, with the Gulf emirate aiming to remain open to international tourism despite a surge in cases. The United Arab Emirates, which includes Dubai and six other emirates and has a population of nearly 10 million, has administered 4.4 million doses —one of the best vaccination rates per capita in the […]

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Local public health leaders urge Colorado to implement more aggressive COVID-19 measures – The Denver Post

Transmission of the novel coronavirus is so rampant in Colorado that local public health officials are asking the state to take more aggressive steps — including county-level stay-at-home orders — to control the spread. State officials are reluctant to issue another statewide lockdown, preferring local governments to take the lead as Colorado continues to see a record number of new […]

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Private and public prostate cancer patients are being treated differently

Men seeking prostate cancer treatment within the private health system were more likely to opt for more radical treatment than men in the public system, according to research published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia. Dr. Luc te Marvelde, a Research Fellow at Cancer Council Victoria, and colleagues analyzed Victorian Cancer Registry data linked to population-based administrative health […]

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Is it safe to use public transport?

Children are returning to school and Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants people to return to workplaces, making public transport services busier. But what are the risks of catching Covid-19 on trains, buses and planes? How safe are trains and buses? A lot of the potential risk of infection on trains and buses depends on how crowded they are and how […]

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Amwell inks deal with Google Cloud and files to go public

Telehealth giant Amwell has officially filed to go public, fueled with a $100 million funding boost from Google’s cloud division.  The funding also comes with a partnership agreement, which designates Amwell as Google Cloud’s preferred telehealth provider, and vice versa for Google’s cloud platform. The pair will also collaborate on technology, specifically bringing together AmWell’s telehealth platform, which runs on Google Cloud, […]

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Strong public health response in China slowed coronavirus transmission, study finds

Swift isolation and quarantine policies as well as city lockdowns imposed by the Chinese government in late January 2020 significantly decreased the transmission rate of COVID-19, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. Apart from these nationwide policies, public health measures implemented by provincial and local authorities since late January, such as mask wearing, social distancing, […]

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Trump Said He Won't Wear a Mask in Public, Despite New CDC Guidelines

Following weeks of uncertainty as to whether face masks are a sensible safety measure in the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now published new guidelines on cloth masks based on several studies into how COVID-19 is transmitted. The CDC is now officially recommending “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures […]

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Kenya reassures public after Ebola false alarm

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Kenya sought to reassure the public and foreign visitors on Monday after a suspected Ebola case, which turned out to be negative, was detected near the border with Uganda. Uganda last week reported three cases of Ebola, two of them fatal, among people who had been to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where an epidemic […]

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