C.D.C. Says Some Vaccinated Americans Should Wear Masks Again
In communities with growing caseloads, vaccinated and unvaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors in public areas, health officials said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Deaths (Fatalities) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Walensky, Rochelle Education (K-12) United States Politics and Government Immune System Source Type: news

Despite Reopening, Britain Sees Six Straight Days of Declines in COVID-19 Cases
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- COVID-19 cases in Britain have fallen for six days in a row, even though the government lifted all but a few social-distancing restrictions last week. The shift has scientists scratching their heads, as many of them... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

We are all kind of scared ’: After president takes over all of government, Tunisians wonder what’s next
The developments represent the biggest challenge to Tunisia's democracy since it was forged in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring protests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psaki says reporters should 'cover scandals in Hollywood' if they're bored with Biden
"I don't find that boring. I work in the government," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a recent interview with "Good Luck America." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Council staff who kept local services and schools running deserve a real pay rise
Staff working for councils and in schools are worth more than the 1.75% pay offer put forward by employers after working through the worst of times, say unions representing local authority workers today (Tuesday). UNISON, GMB and Unite are urging local government employers to rethink their revised pay offer of a 1.75% pay rise (with 2.75% for those on the bottom pay point) for 2021/22 by awarding an increase that will properly and fairly reward council and school support staff. The unions say the offer falls well short of the 10% claim they put forward for this year. Last m...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 27, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release local government pay – the National Joint Council (NJC) Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Sets Aside U.S.$500 Million for Covid-19
[The Herald] Government set aside over $560,4 million to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, Health and Child Care ministry officials told a parliamentary portfolio committee Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Canada has enough vaccine doses for all eligible Canadians, PM says
Canada will have enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to fully inoculate all those 12 and over — a milestone the government originally had planned to reach this September. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Istanbul Convention: commitment to preventing gender-based violence - Kanbur N.
On March 20, 2021, the Turkish government officially announced Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention. This comes at a time when gender-based violence, including femicide, has been on the rise in the country and continues to be an everyday crisis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Despite Reopening, Britain Sees 6 Straight Days of Declines in COVID Cases
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- COVID-19 cases in Britain have fallen for six days in a row, even though the government lifted all but a few social distancing restrictions last week. The shift has scientists scratching their heads, as many of them... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UNISON launches consultation over NHS rise that meets neither expectations nor real living wage
The government has failed to honour its own ‘levelling up’ promises with the disappointing 3% pay rise for NHS workers in England, says UNISON. The award announced last week doesn’t meet the real living wage of £9.50 per hour for the lowest paid health service workers and widens the gap between those at the top and bottom of the scale, the union says. The 3% increase means the lowest earners will get a rise which is just one sixth of those at the top of the NHS pay scales. UNISON will begin consulting NHS workers later this week on whether they accept the rise, or oppose it and are prepared to ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release #OneTeam2k NHS pay rise one team your say Source Type: news

Authorities order the VAXTERMINATION of city workers, doctors and nurses as spike protein MURDER injections target government and health care sectors
(Natural News) Government authorities and large health care groups are ordering the vaxtermination of their own members and workers, demanding spike protein murder shots be injected into millions of victims who work in the government and health care sectors. NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, for example, just announced covid mandates (vaccinate or endure daily tests... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who's Most Likely to Refuse a COVID Vaccine?
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among American adults fell by one-third in the first five months of 2021, a new study finds, but distrust of vaccines and the government are still keeping many people from getting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zambia: Tackle Lead Poisoning at Former Mine
[HRW] Lusaka -- Zambia's next government should urgently clean up lead pollution that has affected the health of tens of thousands of children and adults in the city of Kabwe, six organizations said today, following the publication of a United Nations experts' letter on the issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mpango Touts Sh16bn Mtwara Hospital
[Citizen] Mtwara -- Vice President Phillip Mpango yesterday outlined how a multibillion shillings zonal hospital in Mtwara would advance the government's medical tourism agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes new law to prevent sexual harassment at work
UNISON has welcomed the government’s recent announcement to introduce a mandatory duty on employers to protect staff from sexual harassment by introducing explicit protections from third-party harassment – for example, from clients and contractors. This is something that UNISON has been calling for as part of the #ThisIsNotWorking alliance – a TUC-led coalition of unions, women’s rights bodies and business organisations. UNISON national women’s officer Josie Irwin has warned that the union will need to keep a close eye on progress and ensure the government honours this intention. “A work...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article equalities sexual harassment women Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Starving Locals Beg Govt for Food
[New Zimbabwe] Residents of Harare's biggest slum, Epworth, say they are at the point of starvation and are begging for food handouts from government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Water regulation needs to be properly resourced, says UNISON
UNISON is calling on the government to introduce regulation that will help it deliver on its promise to “build back greener” following the coronavirus pandemic. Responding to last week’s government announcement on water policy reforms to deliver an ambitious environmental agenda, the union said that Westminster must ensure suitably funded, resourced and independent regulation is in place to deliver on those challenges. The government announcement followed a recent judgement and record fine of Southern Water for regularly and deliberately pouring untreated sewage into protected waters on the south coast of...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News WET Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Crumbling Health Sector an Indictment On Mnangagwa Govt - Opposition
[New Zimbabwe] Opposition party, The Patriotic Front (TPF), says the crumbling health sector amply signifies President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government's dismal failure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dismay at failure to align ICS footprints with council boundaries
There has been an outcry from some local government figures in areas where the health secretary Sajid Javid has decided not to go ahead with making integrated care partnership footprints coterminous with upper tier authority boundaries. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dozens of peer-reviewed science papers prove that face masks are dangerous, ineffective
(Natural News) At least 47 published scientific papers confirm that face masks are utterly useless at preventing Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) infection and spread, while another 32 point out the specific health damage caused by wearing a mask. Contrary to government and media claims, face coverings are not in any way a solution to the alleged... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK government unleashes food police social credit score system modeled after communist China
(Natural News) The allegedly “conservative” government of the United Kingdom is introducing a new communist China-style social credit score app that will allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson to police the eating habits of Brits and award those who consume the most government-approved food. By the end of the year, Brits will have their supermarket purchases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian city Melbourne ends 5th COVID-19 lockdown
Australia’s second-most populous city Melbourne will end its fifth lockdown, with the Victoria state government declaring it has beaten an outbreak of the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant for a second time (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US urges democracy maintained in Tunisia, as birthplace of Arab Spring in crisis
Blinken phones president after he dismisses government, calls on him to keep 'open dialogue with all political actors and the Tunisian people' (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government directs private job portals to share job data of job seekers in the healthcare sector
After due deliberation, it has been decided that a dedicated window will be created on the National Career Service (NCS) portal of the ministry of labour and employment to match the demand for various categories of healthcare personnel and the available resources in a dynamic manner, the labour ministry said in an order dated July 26. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Government hopeful of vaccine for 12+ kids soon
Niti Aayog member (health) Dr VK Paul said, “We have visibility of 15 crore (150 million) doses for August. We will bring you the exact numbers at the next meeting but, as of now, we have visibility of 15 crore for next month.” (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NTAGI recommendation to increase gap between Covishield doses based on scientific evidence: Government
Responding to a question, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said the COVID Working Group of NTAGI recommended extension of the gap between the first and second doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks based on available scientific evidence particularly from the UK as well as WHO global guidance. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘A tipping point’: Government officials, health groups move to require coronavirus vaccines for workers
New vaccine mandates are being rolled out at VA and the Mayo Clinic, and in California, New York City and elsewhere. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Diamond Source Type: news

Government leaders to their workers: Get vaccinated or get tested
California, as well as much of the rest of the country, is on the brink of a fourth surge driven by the highly contagious Delta variant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California, NYC to workers: Get vaccine or face weekly tests
California and New York City have announced that they will require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Quebec offers extra dose to travellers whose vaccination status isn't recognized
The Quebec government is offering an extra dose of mRNA vaccine to people who want to travel to countries that don't recognize their vaccination status. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ontario asks Ottawa to work with WHO on ensuring mixed vaccines recognized abroad
Ontario has asked the federal government to ensure Canadians who received mixed COVID-19 vaccines will be cleared for international travel as border measures lift. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

California, NYC to require employees to get COVID-19 vaccine
California and New York City have announced that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Can Employer Mandates Get More Americans Vaccinated? New York and California Are Finding Out
What to do about the U.S. vaccine uptake rate? Even with what appears to be a slight increase as people try to protect themselves against the more transmissible Delta variant now spreading through many parts of the country, only a pitiful 0.1% or so of Americans are currently getting their first dose every day. That’s a far cry from the urgent scramble that Delta demands, especially given that only about half the country is fully vaccinated—and some places, like Louisiana (36.6%) and Arkansas (36%), are lagging woefully behind. So far, the U.S. vaccination drive has largely relied on carrots—the idea has ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

UK's Covid cases drop for the SIXTH day in a row
The Government and its scientific advisers had been expecting cases to rocket to at least 100,000 every day this autumn. But cases have started to decline in every corner of England already. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California, New York City to Mandate Covid-19 Vaccine or Regular Testing for Government Workers
As the more infectious Delta variant spreads, officials in California and New York City said they would require their workers to either... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California government, health workers must show proof of vaccination or be tested regularly
California government and healthcare employees will soon be required to show proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested regularly. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money, Emily Alpert Reyes, Taryn Luna Source Type: news

Prime Minister  must intervene to fund a fair pay rise for council workers
UNISON has today (Monday) urged the Prime Minister to make funding available for council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who keep communities safe and clean, educate children and care for the sick and elderly to have the pay rise they deserve. In a letter to Boris Johnson, the union’s general secretary Christina McAnea said the local services that have been vital to millions will only continue to be resilient if they have “a valued and fairly rewarded workforce”. She points out these workers are often “low-paid women who have been the backb...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea local government pay 2014 NJC pay Source Type: news

California, NYC will require public workers to get vaccinated or face weekly COVID tests
California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing as officials raced to beat back a summer surge driven by the delta variant. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Tanzania receives 1st batch of COVID-19 vaccines
Tanzania has received its first batch of 1 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the U.S. government (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Unfunded 3% pay rise could add £20,000 to average GP practice wage bill
GP practices in England could see their wage bill rise by £20,000 on average after the government awarded a 3% pay rise for NHS staff without extra funding to cover practice costs. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 Media Grant Committee Disburses Additional D1 Millon to Community Radios
[The Point] The management committee of the Covid_19 media grant set up by the Government has disbursed an additional one million dalasis (D1,000,000) financial support to the eight community radio stations across The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Has England reached a peak in Covid infections? | Graham Medley
The trajectory of the pandemic might look more like a range of hills rather than a single mountainWhile the government ’s decision to remove most lockdown measures in England was widely expected toresult in a large wave of infection and disease, the number of new cases of Covid-19 has been falling over the last five days. Many hope this could mean that we ’re past the peak. Yet the reality is more complicated. This is the first time an epidemic has taken place in a highly vaccinated population without control measures in place, so we are in uncharted territory. There is considerable uncertainty about what the n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Graham Medley Tags: Coronavirus UK news Science Office for National Statistics Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

South Africa's virus cases decline, liquor sales allowed
South Africa’s president says the government has lifted a ban on liquor sales and relaxed other pandemic restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senior NHS doctors could strike over 'bitterly disappointing' 3% pay rise
The British Medical Association - the UK's biggest trade union for doctors - has asked if medics want to strike over the 'bitterly disappointing' pay bump offered by the Government. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment and procurement of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, DHSC (updated 26th July 2021)
How the government assesses offers of COVID-19 tests from developers for procurement and use in the UK. 26 July 2021Updated the'Validated technology'table in'National technical validation process for manufacturers of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) tests'to add 3 new tests: BD Veritor System and VMD Health (UK) and Alveo Technologies Inc.: be.well ™ COVID-19 test. Added'Assure Tech Ecotest COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device'to Outcome of the evaluation of rapid diagnostic assays for specific sars cov-2 antigens lateral flow devices. 19 July 2021Updated the number of lateral flow devices PHE Porton Down and University of Ox...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Private providers of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, DHSC (updated 26th July 2021)
Lists of and information about private providers who have self-declared that they meet the government's minimum standards for the type of commercial COVID-19 testing service they offer. 26 July 2021Updated the general list of providers. 23 July 2021Updated the general list of providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian government created covid document granting authorization to "administer a poison" to citizens
(Natural News) For the purposes of “emergency management during a public health state of emergency,” the Australian Defence Force has granted itself the power to “administer a poison” (SARS-CoV-2 Covid-19 vaccine) to the public. An “Instrument of Authorisation” document signed by Chief Health Officer Dr. Andrew Robertson clearly states that the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS England urges Government to think again on COVID-19 vaccine indemnity
RPS England has called on the Government to review a decision to discontinue state-backed indemnity for community pharmacists delivering COVID-19 vaccinations in England. RPS England Chair Thorrun Go (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

This Vermont Utility Is Revolutionizing Its Power Grid to Fight Climate Change. Will the Rest of the Country Follow Suit?
Visitors entering a code-locked central control room at Green Mountain Power (GMP)’s Colchester, Vt., headquarters instinctively lower their voices, whispering in deference to operators relaying orders from behind semicircular clusters of screens. It’s an intimidating space; one side of the black-walled room is taken up by a display showing a sprawling, yellow-lit maze of connections and symbols: a map of electricity flowing across the local grid. Technicians here have the daunting job of managing that vast, interconnected network; controlling hundreds of breaker switches; monitoring solar and hydroelectric ele...
Source: TIME: Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza/Panton, Vt. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Malaysia's Parliament opens after 7 months, emergency to end
Malaysia’s government says it will not extend a coronavirus emergency further as Parliament reopened after a disputed seven-month suspension amid a worsening pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news