Regulate health e-service aggregators, states told – ET HealthWorld

Representational Image. (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked states to take urgent steps to regulate online health service aggregators that are providing diagnostic or other services without meeting the regulatory requirements or having registered under the law. In a letter to all state chief secretaries, health secretary Rajesh Bhushan has underlined concerns about … Read more

For Biden, 100 Million Vaccinations in 100 Days Not Easy

By Victoria Knight Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (Kaiser News) — This story also ran on PolitiFact. It can be republished for free. It’s in the nature of presidential candidates and new presidents to promise big things. Just months after his 1961 inauguration, President John F. Kennedy vowed to send a man to the moon … Read more

COVID Vaccinations Lag as Virus Rages

Jan. 5, 2021 — As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations soar across the U.S., the nation’s unprecedented effort to vaccinate hundreds of millions of adults against the virus is off to a sluggish start. In December, officials with Operation Warp Speed had repeatedly promised to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of the year. … Read more

COVID Vaccine Supply Limited, Distribution Unclear

Friday, December 11, 2020 (Kaiser News) — High stakes and big challenges await as the U.S. prepares to roll out vaccines against COVID-19, with front-line health care workers and vulnerable nursing home residents recommended as the top priority. Doses could be on their way very soon. An independent advisory committee to the Food and … Read more

Many Key Workers Jockey for Vaccine Priority

That’s also where lobbying comes into play. “Priority 1a for us is getting our employees into that ‘priority 1b’ priority group,” said Bryan Zumwalt, executive vice president of public affairs for the Consumer Brands Association, which represents companies that make thousands of household products, from toilet paper to soda. Of the membership’s 2.3 million … Read more

Homeless Shelters Grapple With COVID Safety as Cold Creeps In

By Giles Bruce Monday, November 16, 2020 (Kaiser News) — CHICAGO — Ben Barnes has slept in abandoned buildings, hallways and alleys. For the past year or so, he’s been staying at the city’s largest homeless shelter, Pacific Garden Mission, in the shadows of the famous skyline. “I’ve always considered myself … Read more

Scientists Scanning Household Pets for COVID-19

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Wednesday, November 04, 2020 (Kaiser News) — As COVID-19 cases surge in the U.S., one Texas veterinarian has been quietly tracking the spread of the disease — not in people, but in their pets. Since June, Dr. Sarah Hamer and her team at Texas A&M University have … Read more

States, U.S. Hit Set New Records for COVID Cases

October 26, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic continues to pound the United States as record number of cases are reported from around the country. The 7-day average of new cases in the U.S. topped 68,000 on Sunday. That’s more than 1,000 cases higher than the previous record reported July 22. Friday and Saturday … Read more