Nursing Homes Face New Covid Outbreaks Amid Staff Calls

Highlighting regulators’ concerns about unvaccinated workers, Colorado has enacted a new rule that unvaccinated staff in nursing homes must be tested for the virus each time they come to work, using a rapid test. California requires state health care workers to be vaccinated or tested frequently. Emotions are raw among nursing home staff and operators. …

Kids With Covid Are Healing Fast, But A Few Have Long-Term Symptoms

Although most children with Covid-19 recover within a week, a small percentage experience long-term symptoms, according to a new study of more than 1,700 British children. Researchers found that 4.4 percent of children have symptoms lasting four weeks or longer, while 1.8 percent have symptoms lasting eight weeks or longer. The findings suggest that what …

Companies Start to Mandate Covid Vaccines for Their Employees

Some of the country’s biggest employers have been reluctant to delve into the worrisome issue of whether Covid-19 vaccines will be mandatory for workers for months, and have had to take action as infections have resurfaced in recent days. Tuesday, Tyson Foods He said his 120,000 workers in offices, slaughterhouses and poultry factories across the …

The Covid Variant in Schools: What You Need to Know

Last week, in what was intended to be an internal document, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a harsh admission: The highly contagious Delta variant has redrawn the battle lines of the coronavirus pandemic and required new public health measures like universal mask mandates. Or, as the agency noted in the document obtained …

New Rule Raises the Question: Who Will Pay for All Covid Tests?

Increasing cases of Covid and The spread of the delta variantA large wave of employers announced the same rule this week for unvaccinated workers: They will need to undergo regular surveillance tests. The new requirement raises a tough question: Who pays for these coronavirus tests? Doctors typically charge around $50 to $100 for tests, so …

New Rule Raises the Question: Who Will Pay for All Covid Tests?

Increasing cases of Covid and The spread of the delta variantA large wave of employers announced the same rule this week for unvaccinated workers: They will need to undergo regular surveillance tests. The new requirement raises a tough question: Who pays for these coronavirus tests? Doctors typically charge around $50 to $100 for tests, so …

US Officials Ask for Documentation of Troubled Covid Vaccine

This decision does not mean that the FDA has broadly authorized Johnson & Johnson to dispense doses on an Emergency basis. The FDA has approved previous batches of vaccines made at the Baltimore factory, but with a warning He said he could not guarantee that the company was following good manufacturing practices. The agency cleared …

Restaurants grapple with New Health as Covid Delta Variant Spreads

However, not all restaurants received the same support. Ever since the San Francisco restaurant announced its customers, Vegan PicnicJill Ritchie said she must submit proof of vaccination to eat inside on Monday, initially receiving hundreds of threatening messages a day and dozens of one-star reviews from skeptics. Bark issued a consumer alert for the restaurant …

US Pole Vault Athlete Sam Kendricks Tested Positive for Covid

TOKYO — Sam Kendricks, reigning world champion in men’s pole vault, expelled from Tokyo Games after testing positive for coronavirus, US Olympic officials announced on Thursday. His positive result instantly resonated in the athletes’ village. All 41 athletes and 13 officials from the Australian track and field team returned to their rooms and were briefly …

New and Remarkable to the Emergency Room Doctor’s Covid Opinion from Horsemen

Endnote titles: PLACE YEAR: 2020 Memories, Fred D’Aguiar’s photo. (Harper/HarperCollins, $26.99.) In a year of public health crises and widespread social unrest, the British Guyanese author of this memoir faced a special reckoning when he learned he had Stage 4 cancer. HORSE GIRLS: Healing, Enthusiastic and Dedicated Riders Redefine Iconic Bonds, Edited by Halimah Marcus. …