Texas Nurses Overwhelmed By Staffing Shortages And Newest COVID Wave – KUT

The most recent wave of COVID-19 patients and an increasingly onerous staffing shortage are overwhelming nurses across Texas, according to the Texas Nurses Association. Care providers have been understaffed for years, with a reported shortage of roughly 25,000 registered nurses in 2018, according to the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies. The deficit was projected … Read more

U.S. pole vault champion Sam Kendricks out of Tokyo Olympics after positive Covid test – NBC News

TOKYO — One of the United States’ best hopes for track and field gold was forced out of the Olympics on Thursday as Covid-19 spread chaos through the athletes’ ranks just as events were about to get underway. Word that Sam Kendricks, the two-time reigning world pole vault champion, had tested positive briefly sent the … Read more

Health financing for the COVID-19 response – Process guide for national budgetary dialogue – World Health Organization

Overview This Process Guide lays out a sequenced set of analytics and actions to support reorienting budgetary arrangements to facilitate the ability of national governments to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering therapeutics, diagnostics, and vaccine services to their populations. This Process Guide discusses the critical issue of identifying what needs to be financed—both in the … Read more

‘It’s Meaningless’: CDC Under Pressure to Release Data Behind Mask Guidance Reversal

A growing number of health officials and scientists are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to release data behind its decision to recommend that COVID-19 vaccinated people wear masks in high-transmission areas. One of them, New York City Health and Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, said he’s reluctant to follow the […]