Jeffco public health director spars with Christian school attorneys in court over mask mandate – The Denver Post

Attorneys for three small Christian schools faced off with Jefferson County Public Health’s executive director Monday during a daylong hearing in which the county health department sought to force the schools to follow its COVID-19 mask mandate for students. The health department sought a judge’s order last week after the agency found that three schools were not properly enforcing mask […]

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Boulder County Public Health set to reinstate indoor mask mandate – The Denver Post

Due to high levels of transmission of coronavirus in Boulder County, people will soon be required to wear masks indoors. Boulder County Public Health also is working to develop a new program that incentivizes businesses to instate vaccine policies by allowing them to obtain exemptions from the mask mandate if a vaccination policy is in place. The new public health […]

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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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