Vaccines for free or at open market prices? India's got a big dilemma ahead of budget
The country will need $1.4 billion to inoculate over 300 million people in the first phase of the vaccine rollout. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?
On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she’d anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window. To protect herself, for the past few months she’d avoided Westminster’s communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan, Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Africa: 1.5C Climate Target Will Be Out of Reach Without Greener Covid-19 Recovery Plans, Study Suggests
[The Conversation Africa] The amount of carbon dioxide that we can still emit while limiting global warming to a given target is called the "remaining carbon budget," and it has become a powerful tool to inform climate policy goals and track progress towards net-zero emissions targets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ceylan Yeginsu Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Travel and Vacations Quarantines Quarantine (Life and Culture) Budget Travel Medicine and Health Surgery and Surgeons United States Mexico Costa Rica Europe medical tourism pandemic Source Type: news

OMB: Recommendations From the Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Standards Review Committee to the Office of Management and Budget Concerning Changes to the 2010 Standards for Delineating Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking comments on recommended changes to OMB's metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area standards, which determine the procedures for delineating and updating the statistical areas when new data becomes available. Recommendations include increasing the minimum urban area population to qualify as a metropolitan statistical area from 50,000 to 100,000. Recommendations and supplemental materials are located atregulations.gov. Comments are due within 60 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A new carbon budget framework provides a clearer view of our climate deadlines
(Concordia University) Nature's Communications Earth and Environment just published a paper by a group of researchers led by Damon Matthews in which they present a new framework for calculating the remaining carbon budget that is able to generate a much narrower estimate and its uncertainty. The researchers estimate that between 230 and 440 billion more tonnes of CO2 from 2020 onwards can be emitted into the atmosphere and still provide a reasonable chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 ° C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

Census Bureau: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Small Business Pulse Survey
The Census Bureau is seeking approval for and comments on non-substantive changes to the Small Business Pulse Survey to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the functioning of small businesses. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 15, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

TUC survey reveals 71% of working mothers denied furlough
A TUC survey of 50,000 working parents has found that 78% have not been offered furlough by their employer during the pandemic, while 71% have had furlough requests refused during the latest school closures. Of the survey respondents, 93% were women, proving that it’s predominantly working mothers who are bearing the brunt of the double-burden of juggling work and childcare. The vast majority of these women are left completely unsupported by both their employers and the government. UNISON national officer Josie Irwin said: “New evidence from the TUC confirms what we always knew, that working mums in partic...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Covid-19 equalities women Source Type: news

Archive review – anyone for a posthuman wife? She comes with an off switch
A lonely computer scientist in the year 2038 secretly works on an android version of his wife who died in a car crash – is it romantic, or something more sinister?British illustrator and visual-effects director Gavin Rothery makes his feature debut with this artificial intelligence thriller: a tale of love, death and robotics that has some nicely creepy moments. Set in 2038, it centres on lonely computer scientist George Almore (Divergent ’s Theo James), who is holed up in a remote research facility in Japan secretly working on an android version of his wife Jules (Stacy Martin); she has died in a car crash. Hi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Cath Clarke Tags: Film Science fiction and fantasy films Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology Culture Consciousness Computing Human biology Neuroscience Psychology Source Type: news

L.A. school board authorizes lawsuits over governor's budget plan, meal-program costs
The L.A. school board on Tuesday authorized litigation against Gov. Newsom's plan to reopen schools and separate litigation to recover the costs of providing free meals to adults. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

Nigeria: No Provision Yet for Covid-19 Vaccines in 2021 Budget - Finance Minister
[This Day] Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said that there is no provision in the 2021 Budget to fund the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UofL Health's handling of financial records ‘shows a culture of disrespect’ for transparency, attorney says
"Particularly in an institution with a multibillion-dollar budget that recently sought and obtained a multimillion-dollar forgivable loan from taxpayers, the public has a compelling need to know how its finances are being managed," says attorney Michael Abate. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Newsom's budget targets reopening, reviving public schools and universities
The budget plan unveiled today by Gov. Gavin Newsom underscores his desire to open campuses for K-12 students through $2 billion in grants and other measures. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume, Teresa Watanabe, Nina Agrawal Source Type: news

Newsom's state budget earmarks billions in COVID-19 help for workers and schools
The California plan expects a $15.5-billion windfall in tax revenues, the result of pessimistic economic forecasts due to COVID-19, advisors said. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Myers Source Type: news

Final FY21 Appropriations: National Science Foundation
Congress has increased the National Science Foundation budget 2.5% to just under $8.5 billion for fiscal year 2021 and accommodated the agency ’s proposals to significantly expand funding for work in quantum information science and artificial intelligence. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - January 8, 2021 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

As Mutated Strains of COVID-19 Surface, Can the U.S. Overcome Its Vaccine Rollout Hurdles?
Twenty million. That was the number of Americans who were supposed to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by now. Instead, more than 5 million people have received a shot, and 17 million doses have been shipped to the states and other jurisdictions that are distributing them to hospitals, doctors and pharmacies. “There is a complete lack of federal leadership, and it’s just horrifying,” says Dr. Tom Frieden, a former director of the CDC. “We heard, ‘It’s our job as Operation Warp Speed to deliver vaccines to states. Then it’s their job from there.’ But that’s not how public ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

Rep. Price discusses budget and takes questions at NIEHS
U.S. Rep. David Price visited NIEHS Dec. 14 for a town-hall style meeting that included an extended question and answer session. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

2021: Year of Living Dangerously?
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 5 2021 (IPS) Goodbye 2020, but unfortunately, not good riddance, as we all have to live with its legacy. It has been a disastrous year for much of the world for various reasons, Elizabeth II’s annus horribilis. The crisis has exposed previously unacknowledged realities, including frailties and vulnerabilities. Jomo Kwame SundaramFor many countries, the tragedy is all the greater as some leaders had set national aspirations for 2020, suggested by the number’s association with perfect vision. But their failures are no reason to reject national projects. As Helen ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Optimal budget allocation to improve critical infrastructure during earthquakes - Edrisi A, Askari M.
This article studies the integrated role of three infrastructure management agencies with responsibilities that span from pre-disaster mitigation and preparedness actions to post-disaster response operations during earthquakes. Each agency's actions are co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

UK watchdog investigates Ryanair's 'jab & go' ad
Britain’s advertising watchdog has launched an investigation into budget carrier Ryanair, after receiving 1,600 complaints about an ad that suggested consumers should “jab & go (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

Qualcomm ’s Snapdragon 480 heralds a new wave of budget 5G phones
The new chip is also twice as fast as Qualcomm’s old budget Snapdragon 460 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Spend in 2021
Last year we were just trying to roll with the punches. Hopefully now we can apply some of those survival skills to our finances. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Taylor Tepper Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Personal Finances Content Type: Service Savings Budgets and Budgeting Source Type: news

Trump budget chief refuses to direct staff to help with Biden spending plans
Biden earlier in the week had singled out the political leaders of the OMB and the Department of Defense for setting up "roadblocks." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden accuses Trump administration of obstructing his national security team
President-elect says his advisers encountered roadblocks from the defence department and the office of management and budget (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche ’s Phesgo (fixed-dose combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for subcutaneous injection) for people with HER2-positive breast cancer
Basel, 23 December 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Commission has approved Phesgo®, a fixed-dose combination of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subcutaneous (SC; under the skin) injection for the treatment of early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer.“This approval represents a significant step forward in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “The innovation of Phesgo...
Source: Roche Media News - December 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche ’s Phesgo (fixed-dose combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for subcutaneous injection) for people with HER2-positive breast cancer
Basel, 23 December 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Commission has approved Phesgo®, a fixed-dose combination of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subcutaneous (SC; under the skin) injection for the treatment of early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer.“This approval represents a significant step forward in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “The innovation of Phesgo...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Israeli parliament fails to pass budget, setting up snap election
Israel will face its fourth snap election in two years after its parliament missed a Tuesday deadline to pass a budget. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congressional spending bill eases 2021 MPFS cuts
A consolidated spending bill passed by the U.S. Congress on December 21 eases...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lawmakers seek to offset MPFS cuts with $3B injection Groups urge action on Medicare cuts CMS finalizes major cut in radiology reimbursement ACR opposes new final MPFS rule Imaging societies seek RVU budget neutrality waiver (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Congress Passes Expansive Spending and Energy Policy Bill
In a last-minute deal, Congress finalized agency budgets for fiscal year 2021, approved nearly a trillion dollars in additional pandemic response funding, and enacted major energy R&D policy reforms that have been in the works for the past two years. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - December 22, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

The World in 2021
By Isabel OrtizNEW YORK, Dec 22 2020 (IPS) The year 2020 is ending with the world caught up in an unprecedented human and economic crisis. The pandemic has contaminated 75 million people and killed 1.7 million. With the lockdowns, the global economy has suffered the worst recession in 75 years, causing the loss of income for millions of people. In such a bleak environment, what will the new year bring? Whilst uncertainty is the only certainty, eight points are likely to be key in the year ahead: Isabel Ortiz1. A gradual but uneven recovery With the deployment of vaccines and public support, high-income countries will be o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Public School Enrollment Dips As Coronavirus Disrupts Education
BOSTON (AP) – Fearful of sending her two children back to school as the coronavirus pandemic raged in Mississippi, Angela Atkins decided to give virtual learning a chance this fall. Almost immediately, it was a struggle. Their district in Lafayette County didn’t offer live instruction to remote learners, and Atkins’ fourth grader became frustrated with doing worksheets all day and missed interacting with teachers and peers. Her seventh grader didn’t receive the extra support he did at school through his special education plan — and started getting failing grades. After nine weeks, Atkins switc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health schools Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Massachusetts Schools Source Type: news

Lawmakers seek to offset MPFS cuts with $3B injection
A U.S. Congressional committee has proposed a $3 billion infusion into...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR urges Congress to stop Medicare cuts Groups urge action on Medicare cuts CMS finalizes major cut in radiology reimbursement ACR opposes new final MPFS rule Imaging societies seek RVU budget neutrality waiverComments: 12/21/2020 10:13:15 PMRadSeekingWork YAY!!!! (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Exasperated over last-minute budget vote, Utah's Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez find rare agreement
Though all but polar opposites in U.S. politics, conservative Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, were... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Takeover quality: assessing the effects of time budget and traffic density with the help of a trajectory-planning method - Doubek F, Loosveld E, Happee R, de Winter JCF.
In highly automated driving, the driver can engage in a nondriving task but sometimes has to take over control. We argue that current takeover quality measures, such as the maximum longitudinal acceleration, are insufficient because they ignore the critica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

How to Make Smart Medication Choices
WebMD explains how to talk to your doctor about choosing medicines that work best for your lifestyle and won't break your budget. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estimated Resource Costs for Implementation of CDC's Recommended COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 Public Schools - United States, 2020-21 School Year
This report describes the cost information necessary to budget and prioritize school resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 17, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Schools K-12 Schools Source Type: news

2020 reflections: Bruins respond to the challenges of COVID-19
When people look back, COVID-19 will be what defines 2020 — and that applies to UCLA, just like everywhere else. From forcing us to shift to remote learning, move all but the most essential jobs off campus and ultimately close the campus to the public, the pandemic remade life in ways we couldn’t have imagined.But as difficult as the challenges were, Bruins everywhere responded withthe resilience, creativity and ingenuity that embody our values.Scientists, doctors and scholars continued to pursue the research that helped the public better understand the virus.Health care workers put themselves on the line day a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news