Named: The ‘provider collaboratives’ sharing £400m specialised services budget
NHS England is transferring its £400m specialist mental health services budget to groups of providers in a major shake-up of commissioning structures. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trump Promises Drug Discount Cards as an Expensive Pre-election Gift
The $200 cards for prescription drugs, intended for 33 million older Americans, are part of a $6.6 billion promise offered to a key constituency. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 25, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Trump, Donald J Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Federal Budget (US) Executive Orders and Memorandums Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Elderly Health and Human Servic Source Type: news

L.A. Metro cuts budget by $1.2 billion, locking in steep reductions to bus, rail service
With ridership and sales tax revenues plummeting, L.A.'s transit agency extends 20% cut in bus and rail service for nearly a year. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura J. Nelson Source Type: news

BLOWOUT: Coronavirus relief spending will cause federal debt to increase to 104 percent of GDP by next year
(Natural News) The ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including federal relief efforts to blunt its impact on the economy, will cloud the U.S.’s long-term fiscal outlook for decades to come. This analysis comes from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which released new forecasts Monday, showing that federal debt will likely surge to 104 percent in 2021 and be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raise a toast to public track and trace
As the country faces new restrictions because of COVID-19, campaign group We Own It is urging people to help reinforce the message to MPs that we need a proper, public test and trace system, instead of the ‘privatised shambles that the government seems intent on’. The group – which campaigns for public services to be run for people, not profit – wants you to invite your MP to a quick online meeting this Friday, 25 September, where they can join you in raising a toast to the NHS and public health teams, showing support for public test and trace. After last week’s announcement by Prime Minister ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 23, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 privatisation We Own It Source Type: news

Support for personal health budgets
NHS England has relaunched their support programme for commissioners and providers looking to develop or expand their work on personalised care through personal health budgets. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The effects of recency and numerical uncertainty estimates on overcautiousness - Demnitz R, Joslyn S.
The four experiments reported here tested the impact of recent negative events on decision-making. Participants were given a virtual budget to spend on crops of varying costs and payoffs that, in some cases, depended on drought conditions. Participants mad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Africa: Should "Formalization" Be Part of the Post-Covid Economic Agenda?
[African Arguments] As African economies continue to stagnate in the wake of Covid-19, policymakers are scrambling to put in place plans for economic recovery. Reading about these recovery plans (such as here, here, and here), I've been struck that formalization is again on the agenda of policymakers ravenous for revenues to boost recovery budgets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Portland police stretched too thin and starting to crack under stress of renewed rioting, budget cuts
(Natural News) The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) has been spending the vast majority of their resources fighting back against the near-endless nightly rioting perpetrated by Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Because of this, they have not been able to deal with a lot of cases of violent crime, which is on the rise. Now, after three months... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Non-Substantive Change Review by the Office of Management and Budget
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is seeking comments on an information collection regarding the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which surveys people 12 and older about the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Updates relate to COVID-19 and telehealth utilization. Comments are due by November 17, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: 'We Are Struggling Alone' - Farmers Hit Hard by Covid-19 Restrictions
[IPS] Chokwe, Mozambique -- High fuel prices and transportation costs isolated Mozambique's farmers from one of their biggest markets while the country's growing debt and economic crisis strained the budgets of many. But restrictions imposed by President Filipe Nyusi's government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened food security as farmers have been unable to get their produce to market. This is the first in a two-part series. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Netherlands hits record of new daily cases; Denmark's R number at 1.5
Dutch infections riseby 1,379 in 24 hours;rise in cases in Denmark; global deaths pass 925,000 as cases near 30mCovid cases near 30m; China expects vaccine in NovemberForeign Covid workers in France to be fast-tracked for nationalityWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage2.05pmBSTAs cases continue to rise in theNetherlands, the Dutch government has said it will maintain heavy public spending in an effort to counter the losses from the pandemic despite its finances worsening.In his annual speech outlining the government ’s new budget on Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now); Amelia Hill and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo City Council to Conduct Budget Consultations Via WhatsApp
[New Zimbabwe] Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bulawayo City council will this year conduct its 2021 budget consultation meetings via WhatsApp although there are concerns high costs on data would likely impact the process negatively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Census Bureau: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Household Pulse Survey
The Census Bureau is seeking comment on the extension of a data collection through October 31, 2020 to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment status, consumer spending, food security, housing, health, and to gauge the level of education disruptions. 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 - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Medicaid rolls swell amid the pandemic’s historic job losses, straining state budgets
Nevada serves as a cautionary tale, with a 13.5 percent increase in enrollment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Call for Award Applicants: Johnson & Johnson Seeks Female Researchers Working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (September 14, 2020) – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is accepting applications for its 2021 Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award, aimed at supporting assistant or associate academic professors in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. For three years, each recipient will receive mentorship from leaders at Johnson & Johnson and a total $150,000 ($50,000 each year). The deadline for applications is Oct. 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. HST, and guidelines and additional details are available here: https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d-university-schola...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 and the Case Against a State-Run National Health Insurance
[Daily Maverick] Government has no legal means to access the R200-billion that is privately funded by medical scheme members, so the only option is to legislate a monopoly for itself and increase the NHI budget beyond the existing public sector budget by raising dedicated NHI taxes or levies. In our post-Covid economic meltdown, that is about as likely to happen as Donald Trump apologising for being misogynistic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NITA: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NTIA internet Use Survey
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is announcing an extension of a comment request on an information collection on the NTIA Internet Use Survey. The survey is used to inform the development of policies related to digital inclusion and other internet-related issues. 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 - September 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Government must support public services and key workers to build a better post-pandemic future
Securing a better future for key workers and the public services that have been supporting communities across the UK throughout the coronavirus pandemic is the aim of a campaign launched today (Monday) by UNISON. The No Going Back to Normal campaign – promoted to coincide with the opening of the 152nd Trades Union Congress (TUC) – highlights how services like health, local government, social care and education cannot continue with the cuts, underfunding and decline that’s been commonplace for the past decade. The campaign – spanning a short film, along with pr...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release public services TUC Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments, DHSC (updated 11th September 2020)
Updates 11 September 2020The document'Guidance for commissioners, people receiving direct payments and care providers'has been changed to'Guidance for local authorities and clinical commissioning groups in the delivery of direct payments and personal health budgets.'This guidance is no longer aimed at people receiving direct payments (as separate guidance has been issued on this), and now is aimed at commissioners and local government only. The easy read version of'Guidance for commissioners, people receiving direct payments and care providers'has also been removed. 31 July 2020 Updated 3 attachments:'Guidance for comm...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Debt the Government Does Not Want to Recognize
By Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) The national occupation and employment survey prepared by INEGI, with figures updated to July 2020, shows an improvement that has occurred in the last two months. However, the employment situation, compared with the data existing before the pandemic still shows serious problems: Saul Escobar ToledoOf the 12 million who left the labor market since the beginning of April, 7.2 have already returned; the other 4,800,000 declared they needed a job, but they are not looking for one. In addition, another important portion of the workforce became part of the people characterize...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate
Intercultural bilingual school at Andahuaylas province, Peru. Photo courtesy Sergio Chaparro Hernández (CESR) By Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro HernándezANTWERP, Belgium / BOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) “It’s a major paradox, no?” asks Hugo Ñopo, a researcher at the Peruvian think tank Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE). Since the beginning of the pandemic, Peru has presented itself as an example for the region: it quickly implemented drastic prevention measures, followed scientific recommendations and prepared an economic support plan for the most vulnerable se...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro Hernandez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Dumping Its Social Responsibility On Donors - MPs
[Kubatana.net] The Felix Mhona-led Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development says the government has dumped its social responsibility to donors citing the paltry funding the latter has put towards the fight against Covid-19 compared to donor interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Chinhoyi Council Blames Covid-19 for Poor 2020 Budget Performance
[New Zimbabwe] The prevailing Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on the Chinhoyi Municipality's revenue collection efficiency, a development that has led to poor service delivery and slow pace in implementing capital projects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: Lessons from the Losses
Clementine, a community health volunteer, meets with a mother and child. Credit: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, KenyaBy Dr Patrick AmothNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7 2020 (IPS) If countries considered Universal Health Coverage (UHC) a central policy in their health systems, the COVID-19 has surely demonstrated the need for its urgent and widespread roll out. The pandemic has upended world systems in a manner that no scientists or sophisticated global intelligence could have foreseen. Having been tapped to join the World Health Organization’s Executive Board to represent Africa midst this global crisis, I am persuaded...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr Patrick Amoth Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

UNESCO urges action to meet rampant $200 billion annual funding gap for education in poorest countries due to COVID-19
By PRESS RELEASEPARIS, Sep 4 2020 (IPS-Partners) New research by the Global Education Monitoring Report at UNESCO shows an increase in the annual funding gap for education in the poorest countries to as much as US$200 billion a year. These findings are published in the new paper, Act Now: Reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the Cost of Achieving SDG4. The paper calls for the immediate introduction of emergency remedial programmes, which could reduce the potential cost of COVID-19 on education by 75%. This could also reduce the social cost of failing to meet the Sustainable Development Goal on Education (SDG4) which calls for...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: PRESS RELEASE Tags: Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Big heart, zero budget: The COVID-19 benefit filmed by stars on their phones
Danny Elfman, Mandy Moore, Darren Criss, Patti LuPone, Elisabeth Moss, Hans Zimmer, Weird Al Yankovic: The story behind a MusiCares benefit that now stands as a reminder of the earliest days of COVID-19. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Gelt Source Type: news

Budget Rent-A-Car Discount, an AARP Member Benefit
The following is a list of all benefits available to AARP members. ... Please follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s (CDC) guidelines before using your benefits. ... At this time, ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 4, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trump seeks to defund D.C., other jurisdictions that hosted protests
President Donald Trump is aiming to withhold federal funding to the District and other Democrat-led cities where large protests against systemic racism and police brutality sprung up over the summer. In a memo released Wednesday, Trump directed the Office of Management and Budget to find ways to prevent federal tax dollars from funding cities “that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones.” The memo also directs Attorney General Bill Barr to identify “anarchist jurisdictions” … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Drew Hansen Source Type: news

Backed by Federal Funds, New Virus Tests Are Hitting the Market
Six months into the pandemic and with no coherent national testing strategy, the Trump administration is encouraging private development of an array of faster and cheaper techniques. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere and Katherine J. Wu Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Giroir, Brett P Budgets and Budgeting Regulation and Deregulation of Industry National Institutes of Health Food and Drug Administration Health Source Type: news

Travel site aggregators face challenges when compared to airlines that market directly
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) If you are a budget-conscious traveler, there is a chance you've used a travel site aggregator like Orbitz to book your air transportation. Or, perhaps you shopped around on multiple aggregators, and made your final booking on an airline website. Did you ever wonder if you were presented with all airline options, or what kind of itineraries you could have received had you explored all airline sites one by one? Between aggregators and airlines, who ultimately has the upper hand? (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Winning a change of heart at the University of East Anglia
COVID-19 has affected most areas of life – and higher education is no exception. When the University of East Anglia (UEA) found itself facing a £35m shortfall because of the pandemic, the employer asked staff to take voluntary pay cuts through reduced hours, and to consider voluntary redundancy. University bosses also wanted to impose a blanket pay freeze across all staff, delaying scheduled incremental rises for long service. But in late August, UEA agreed not to subject lower-paid staff to the increment freeze, and to continue working to avoid any compulsory redundancies. Why did things change? UNISON organis...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 higher education Source Type: news

Trump Undermines WHO, UN System
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Sep 1 2020 (IPS) After accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of pro-China bias, President Donald Trump announced US withdrawal from the UN agency. Although the US created the UN system for the post-Second World War new international order, Washington has often had to struggle in recent decades to ensure that it continues to serve changing US interests. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Invisible virus trumps POTUS In early July, Washington gave the required one-year notice officially advising the UN of its intention to withdraw from the WHO, created by the US as t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

White House Announces 2022 R & D Budget Priorities
On August 14, 2020, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), issued its annual science and technology priorities memorandum. The document guides federal agency priority-setting in the coming budget cycle. The directive identified public health security and innovation, industrial leadership, national security, energy and environmental leadership, and space exploration as priorities for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget. The Administration’s memo asserts that the federal government “serves as a catalyst for innovation by investing i...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - How Counties Spent Millions On Unrelated Things
[Nation] A report by the Controller of Budget has revealed how some counties spent their Covid-19 budgets on goods and services unrelated to the fight against the coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FCC: Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to Office of Management and Budget
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comments and burden estimates on an information collection related to the Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers, COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Information obtained through the information collection will be used to evaluate whether or not the programs are in compliance with appropriate rules and procedures. Comments are due by September 28, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 27, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

For youth workers, COVID-19 is just another challenge
It’s no surprise that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, youth workers have leapt into action to make sure that their vital work is still accessible to the young people they support. UNISON member Tony Rawlings is one of them. As a youth worker in Slough, he leads a team of five who focus on street work and young people likely to be involved in gangs. As he described it: “We tend to work with young people who others struggle to work with. We try to find out what’s going on with young people in the area and where the issues are – before the police get there. “We’ll work with young people to w...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 26, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article local government youth services Source Type: news

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center hits $4.3B revenue target despite pandemic
Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center beat its budget for revenue and net surplus despite the coronavirus pandemic, helped in part by federal stimulus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Paying for cell and gene therapy - Is the future already here?
The ascent of cell and gene therapies over the past few years has been astonishing. And their rise looks unstoppable: By 2025, the FDA expects it will be reviewing 10 to 20 of these transformative drugs per year.    But as we listen to affordability concerns from payers, providers and patients, we ’ve also had to ask, perhaps a bit provocatively, how we can afford to pay for this boom in future cures?  " Without solutions to help payers manage the cost, some of our members may make the choice to exclude coverage " , stated insurer CVS Health earlier in the year in its position paper on ...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ulrich Neumann Source Type: news

Paying for cell and gene therapy - Is the future already here?
The ascent of cell and gene therapies over the past few years has been astonishing. And their rise looks unstoppable: By 2025, the FDA expects it will be reviewing 10 to 20 of these transformative drugs per year.    But as we listen to affordability concerns from payers, providers and patients, we ’ve also had to ask, perhaps a bit provocatively, how we can afford to pay for this boom in future cures?  " Without solutions to help payers manage the cost, some of our members may make the choice to exclude coverage " , stated insurer CVS Health earlier in the year in its position paper on ...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ulrich Neumann Source Type: news

Texas Gov. Abbott outlines proposal to discourage defunding of police departments by left-leaning cities
(Natural News) Staunch Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that cities that cut their police budgets will have their property taxes frozen. The move comes after Austin recently defunded its police department in a misguided attempt to protest against alleged police brutality. On Tuesday, August 18, Abbott outlined a legislative proposal that will discourage cities from cutting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 and English council funding: how are budgets being hit in 202021? IFS
This report examines the scale and nature of forecast impacts on spending and income from sales, fees and charges, and commercial and other sources. It explores how impacts may vary across council types, regions and council characteristics, and considers the implications for future funding policy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Billions in Hospital Virus Aid Rested on Compliance With Private Vendor
The Department of Health and Human Services told hospitals in April that reporting to the vendor, TeleTracking Technologies, was a “prerequisite to payment.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Electronic Health Records Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Disease Rates Hospitals Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health and Human Services Department TeleTracking Technologies Inc H.H.S. Protect Budgets and Budgeting Coronavirus Aid, Source Type: news

WHO hopes crisis can be over within two years; Italy records biggest daily infection rise since May – as it happened
This blog is now closed.Remdesivir tests inconclusive;41 Berlin schools report cases; Lebanonenters partial lockdown to counter infectionsFollow today ’s live blogJacinda Ardern defends New Zealand Covid response against TrumpTour de France teams will be expelled if two members have CovidVanuatu passport sales deliver budget surplus despite shutdown12.36amBSTThat ’s where we will leave this global live blog.Here ’s what we learned today:11.56pmBSTAfter France reported 4,771 new cases – its biggest daily increase since lockdown ended – the UK government has announced travellers from France to t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Amy Walker, Caroline Davies, Archie Bland and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science US news Europe Africa UK news Source Type: news

Multiple San Antonio hotels up for sale in the midst of a pandemic
Multiple San Antonio hotels are on the market including a corporate La Quinta Inn along Interstate 35 corridor near Loop 1604, which is currently owned and managed by Wyndham. The list price is $5.5 million, according to CBRE, which is marketing the 137-room property. Hotels flying the Holiday Inn, Hyatt Place and Budget Inn flags are also on the market. All are also situated near major highways and within a reasonably short commute to downtown. San Antonio Hotel& Lodging Association Chairwoman … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Multiple San Antonio hotels up for sale in the midst of a pandemic
Multiple San Antonio hotels are on the market including a corporate La Quinta Inn along Interstate 35 corridor near Loop 1604, which is currently owned and managed by Wyndham. The list price is $5.5 million, according to CBRE, which is marketing the 137-room property. Hotels flying the Holiday Inn, Hyatt Place and Budget Inn flags are also on the market. All are also situated near major highways and within a reasonably short commute to downtown. San Antonio Hotel& Lodging Association Chairwoman … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: concern over cases at Berlin schools; Spain health chief warns over infections rise
Berlin casesraise questions over schooling in pandemic; Spanish minister says‘things not going well’;Irish minister resigns over lockdown breachJacinda Ardern defends New Zealand Covid response against TrumpUK coronavirus updates - liveTour de France teams will be expelled if two members have CovidVanuatu passport sales deliver budget surplus despite shutdown1.23pmBSTLebanonhas imposed a partial lockdown for two weeks to counter coronavirus infections which have spiralled since the catastrophic explosion at Beirut ’s port.The spread of Covid-19 is compounding the problems in the country still reeling from...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now); Archie Bland and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science US news Europe Africa UK news Source Type: news

You Might Not Catch Coronavirus On an Airplane. But Air Travel Is Still Probably Spreading COVID-19
It’s a very good time to be a domestic jet-setter on a budget. JetBlue’s fall sale, which took place in early August, featured tickets as low as $20 for trips between New York City and Detroit or Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Alaska Airlines recently offered a buy-one-get-one sale, a deal more familiar to Payless shoe shoppers than air travelers. United Airlines passengers could recently book themselves a round-trip from Newark, N,J. to Ft. Myers, Fla.—a major viral hotspot—for as little as $6, before taxes and fees hiked the price to a staggering—wait for it—$27. All of this, of course, ass...
Source: TIME: Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

New health body must be ‘fit for purpose’, says UNISON
Responding to the announcement today (Tuesday) by Health Secretary Matt Hancock that Public Health England (PHE) is to be merged into the new National Institute for Health Protection, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Yet again workers are facing a major upheaval while being kept in the dark about the detail. They need to know what the changes mean – and so do the public. “The merger may bring benefits – including for test and trace staff who are currently scattered across a range of employers. They’d get to work together under the same ‘roof&rsq...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: Article NHS public health England Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news