Trump Is Gone, Trumpism Lives On
By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Jan 21 2021 (IPS) Impeachment or no impeachment, Trump is out of the White House. Trump goes with an approval rating of 34%, far behind his predecessor Barack Obama’s 60%. A majority, 54%, said Trump ought to be removed from office before January 20, according to a new CNN poll, for his role in the January 6 events, when Trump incited his supporters to storm the US Capitol. Battle for America’s soul “Has America lost its soul?”, asked Peter Singer, the famous ethics and morality philosopher. More than 70 million, or 47% of Americans voted for Trump. With 21,000 votes in thr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Change Financing Priorities to Address COVID-19, Conference Hears
By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 21 2021 (IPS) Innovative financing to resolve COVID-19 crisis was needed, a joint African and Asian parliamentarians’ webinar heard this week. The webinar, facilitated by Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), was aimed at enhancing support for the implementation of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)commitments in the face of the pandemic. Most of the delegates from Africa and Asia agreed that implementing the programme of action to provide universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) by 2030, had suffe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development As Source Type: news

Here ’s What Joe Biden Can Do About the COVID-19 Pandemic Starting On His First Day as U.S. President
Every pandemic starts as a squall—a localized disturbance in a single city or town, causing all manner of problems there, but sparing the larger world outside. Squalls become storms, however, and storms become tempests and before long the entire world is being lashed by winds of disease and death that no one saw coming just a few months before. As President Joe Biden takes office, he is facing nothing short of a pathogenic typhoon, with COVID-19 raging around the world, nowhere more so than in the U.S., with some 24 million cases and 400,000 deaths—more than 20% of the global toll. If the pandemic unfolded in ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

South Africa: Vaccine Tax Hike Underscores Treasury's Limited Options - Sin Taxes Should Be On the Table
[Daily Maverick] National Treasury Director-General Dondo Mogajane has said tax hikes may be used to fund the Covid vaccine rollout. Other options are on the table but the tax talk underscores the limited avenues that can be taken. Against the backdrop of prohibition, a hike in sin taxes should also be considered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sen. Rick Scott: 'We should not have Florida taxpayers bailing out New York'
Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., argued on Sunday that President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus relief plan, which calls for a $350 billion... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Charles Barkley says athletes should get preferential treatment for vaccines
(Natural News) NBA legend and TNT analyst Charles Barkley, says that athletes should get preferential treatment for vaccines because they pay high taxes. (Article by Dylan Gwinn republished from Breitbart.com) The comments came on Thursday night’s edition of the NBA on TNT, as the NBA grapples with a slew of Covid-related postponements. Charles Barkley: NBA... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lake George (NY) Delays Vote on EMS District
Chad Arnold The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y. (MCT) LAKE GEORGE — The Town Board on Monday agreed to hold off on a vote approving the formation of a town-run ambulance service after several residents expressed concerns over increased taxes and asked to see additional information on the plan. Board members were poised to approve a special tax district that would fund the town-run emergency medical services system, replacing the town’s contracted ambulance service, which has experienced gaps in service in recent years as the number of volunteers continues to decline. “We have struggled for the...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Ambulance New York Source Type: news

Lake George (NY) Delays Vote on EMS District
Chad Arnold The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y. (MCT) LAKE GEORGE — The Town Board on Monday agreed to hold off on a vote approving the formation of a town-run ambulance service after several residents expressed concerns over increased taxes and asked to see additional information on the plan. Board members were poised to approve a special tax district that would fund the town-run emergency medical services system, replacing the town’s contracted ambulance service, which has experienced gaps in service in recent years as the number of volunteers continues to decline. “We have struggled for the...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Ambulance New York Source Type: news

Lake George (NY) Delays Vote on EMS District
Chad Arnold The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y. (MCT) LAKE GEORGE — The Town Board on Monday agreed to hold off on a vote approving the formation of a town-run ambulance service after several residents expressed concerns over increased taxes and asked to see additional information on the plan. Board members were poised to approve a special tax district that would fund the town-run emergency medical services system, replacing the town’s contracted ambulance service, which has experienced gaps in service in recent years as the number of volunteers continues to decline. “We have struggled for the...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Ambulance New York Source Type: news

Lake George (NY) Delays Vote on EMS District
Chad Arnold The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y. (MCT) LAKE GEORGE — The Town Board on Monday agreed to hold off on a vote approving the formation of a town-run ambulance service after several residents expressed concerns over increased taxes and asked to see additional information on the plan. Board members were poised to approve a special tax district that would fund the town-run emergency medical services system, replacing the town’s contracted ambulance service, which has experienced gaps in service in recent years as the number of volunteers continues to decline. “We have struggled for the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Ambulance New York Source Type: news

Lake George (NY) Delays Vote on EMS District
Chad Arnold The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y. (MCT) LAKE GEORGE — The Town Board on Monday agreed to hold off on a vote approving the formation of a town-run ambulance service after several residents expressed concerns over increased taxes and asked to see additional information on the plan. Board members were poised to approve a special tax district that would fund the town-run emergency medical services system, replacing the town’s contracted ambulance service, which has experienced gaps in service in recent years as the number of volunteers continues to decline. “We have struggled for the...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Ambulance New York Source Type: news

Lake George (NY) Delays Vote on EMS District
Chad Arnold The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y. (MCT) LAKE GEORGE — The Town Board on Monday agreed to hold off on a vote approving the formation of a town-run ambulance service after several residents expressed concerns over increased taxes and asked to see additional information on the plan. Board members were poised to approve a special tax district that would fund the town-run emergency medical services system, replacing the town’s contracted ambulance service, which has experienced gaps in service in recent years as the number of volunteers continues to decline. “We have struggled for the...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Ambulance New York Source Type: news

Covid cess may face legal hurdles: Experts
While the modality of the same is still not clear, the government is looking to introduce additional cess on current direct and indirect taxes to fund the cost of Covid vaccination through the cess. This would mean that the Covid-19 cess would be applicable on income tax as well as on goods and services rax (GST). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proposed corporate tax hike in California would aid homeless
A California coalition is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multinational corporations to raise more than $2 billion a year to end homelessness (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Arguing Taxes the Brain Much More, Scans Show
When people disagreed, sensory areas of the brain were less active while there was increased activity brain areas that handle higher order executive functions, such as reasoning. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arguing Taxes the Brain Much More Than Agreement, Scans Show
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

Arguing Taxes the Brain Much More Than Agreement, Scans Show
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Brain drain: Arguing with others puts a lot more strain on your brain than agreeing with them, a new study finds. " Our entire brain is a social processing network, " said senior author Joy Hirsch, professor of psychiatry,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Centre to buy 70 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for its first vaccination phase
The government has already placed an order for 11 million doses from Serum Institute. In addition, 550,000 doses have been ordered from Bharat Biotech. The order to Pune-based Serum Institute is priced at ₹220 for one dose of the injection and that to Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech is at ₹309, inclusive of taxes. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Whitlock: Ignoring the concerns of Trump supporters will destroy America
(Natural News) Wednesday afternoon, angry, unarmed, mostly peaceful protesters stormed the Capitol. They caused hundreds of dollars in damages to “The People’s House,” the taxpayer-funded building where elected lawmakers work. (Article by Jason Whitlock republished from TheBlaze.com) They took pictures seated at Nancy Pelosi’s desk. They shoved furniture out of place. They pushed their way... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NC Man to Help Mom, Emergency Responders after Lottery Win
Joe Marusak The Charlotte Observer (MCT) A Mooresville man will help his mom and local emergency responders after he bought a scratch-off ticket at a Harris Teeter in Davidson and scored a $100,000 prize, N.C. lottery officials said Friday. Matthew Hehs stopped at the store on Peninsula Drive at Lake Norman for a Monster energy drink, a salad and some lottery tickets before a late night of work, according to a lottery news release. Hehs works in industrial sales. “I scratched the first one, and nothing,” Hehs told lottery officials when he claimed his prize at l...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS North Carolina Police Source Type: news

NC Man to Help Mom, Emergency Responders after Lottery Win
Joe Marusak The Charlotte Observer (MCT) A Mooresville man will help his mom and local emergency responders after he bought a scratch-off ticket at a Harris Teeter in Davidson and scored a $100,000 prize, N.C. lottery officials said Friday. Matthew Hehs stopped at the store on Peninsula Drive at Lake Norman for a Monster energy drink, a salad and some lottery tickets before a late night of work, according to a lottery news release. Hehs works in industrial sales. “I scratched the first one, and nothing,” Hehs told lottery officials when he claimed his prize at l...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS North Carolina Police Source Type: news

NC Man to Help Mom, Emergency Responders after Lottery Win
Joe Marusak The Charlotte Observer (MCT) A Mooresville man will help his mom and local emergency responders after he bought a scratch-off ticket at a Harris Teeter in Davidson and scored a $100,000 prize, N.C. lottery officials said Friday. Matthew Hehs stopped at the store on Peninsula Drive at Lake Norman for a Monster energy drink, a salad and some lottery tickets before a late night of work, according to a lottery news release. Hehs works in industrial sales. “I scratched the first one, and nothing,” Hehs told lottery officials when he claimed his prize at l...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS North Carolina Police Source Type: news

NC Man to Help Mom, Emergency Responders after Lottery Win
Joe Marusak The Charlotte Observer (MCT) A Mooresville man will help his mom and local emergency responders after he bought a scratch-off ticket at a Harris Teeter in Davidson and scored a $100,000 prize, N.C. lottery officials said Friday. Matthew Hehs stopped at the store on Peninsula Drive at Lake Norman for a Monster energy drink, a salad and some lottery tickets before a late night of work, according to a lottery news release. Hehs works in industrial sales. “I scratched the first one, and nothing,” Hehs told lottery officials when he claimed his prize at l...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS North Carolina Police Source Type: news

NC Man to Help Mom, Emergency Responders after Lottery Win
Joe Marusak The Charlotte Observer (MCT) A Mooresville man will help his mom and local emergency responders after he bought a scratch-off ticket at a Harris Teeter in Davidson and scored a $100,000 prize, N.C. lottery officials said Friday. Matthew Hehs stopped at the store on Peninsula Drive at Lake Norman for a Monster energy drink, a salad and some lottery tickets before a late night of work, according to a lottery news release. Hehs works in industrial sales. “I scratched the first one, and nothing,” Hehs told lottery officials when he claimed his prize at l...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS North Carolina Police Source Type: news

NC Man to Help Mom, Emergency Responders after Lottery Win
Joe Marusak The Charlotte Observer (MCT) A Mooresville man will help his mom and local emergency responders after he bought a scratch-off ticket at a Harris Teeter in Davidson and scored a $100,000 prize, N.C. lottery officials said Friday. Matthew Hehs stopped at the store on Peninsula Drive at Lake Norman for a Monster energy drink, a salad and some lottery tickets before a late night of work, according to a lottery news release. Hehs works in industrial sales. “I scratched the first one, and nothing,” Hehs told lottery officials when he claimed his prize at l...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS North Carolina Police 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

Period products no longer classed as “luxury, non-essential items” and taxed 5% from New Years Day onwards. Activists campaigning to...
‘Politicians – whether they are men or women – should understand these items are essential,’ says campaigner (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Covid-19, Taxes Stifled MSMEs in 2020
[Daily Trust] Lagos -- The year 2020 has got its ups and downs for many businesses in Nigeria especially as they felt the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant lockdown as well as multiple taxes from the various authorities of governments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Capitalism is leaving poor countries unvaccinated. That's disgraceful
Taxpayers financed COVID-19 vaccine research. Now companies want to profit, leaving poor countries in a bind. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is The Current Social Security Tax Rate?
En espa ñol | Social Security taxes in 2021 are 6.2 percent of gross wages up to $142,800. ... Most workers pay their share through FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) taxes withheld from the... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 26, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

When Are You Eligible For Social Security?
En espa ñol | You start down the road to eligibility by working and paying Social Security taxes, either through payroll deductions (required by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, or FICA) or ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 25, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Much Will I Get From Social Security?
En espa ñol | Your retirement benefit is based on your lifetime earnings in work in which you paid Social Security taxes. ... Higher income translates to a bigger benefit (up to a point — more on th... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 25, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Reflecting Back and Imagining Forward
By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Dec 24 2020 (IPS) What a challenging year 2020 has been! A year of living dangerously – “Tahun vivere pericoloso”- perhaps these words of late President Soekarno of Indonesia are the best description. Fortunately, I managed to remain sane, reading and writing op-eds (mostly about the pandemic, here, here). Anis ChowdhuryI began the year 2020 with an interview with New Age (Dhaka, 12 Feb.), headlined, “We need to Democratise Politics” where I highlighted the perils of growing inequality and how it could be a greater threat than the evolving pandemic for the human race...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pfizer and BioNTech to Supply U.S. With Additional 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
(WASHINGTON) — Pfizer said Wednesday it will supply the U.S. government with an additional 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine under a new agreement between the pharmaceutical giant and the Trump administration. Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said that will bring their total current commitment to 200 million doses for the U.S. That should be enough to vaccinate 100 million people with the two-shot regimen. The government also has an option to purchase an additional 400 million doses. “This new federal purchase can give Americans even more confidence that we will have enough supply to vaccinate eve...
Source: TIME: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Pfizer and BioNTech to Supply U.S. With Additional 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
(WASHINGTON) — Pfizer said Wednesday it will supply the U.S. government with an additional 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine under a new agreement between the pharmaceutical giant and the Trump administration. Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said that will bring their total current commitment to 200 million doses for the U.S. That should be enough to vaccinate 100 million people with the two-shot regimen. The government also has an option to purchase an additional 400 million doses. “This new federal purchase can give Americans even more confidence that we will have enough supply to vaccinate eve...
Source: TIME: Science - December 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire 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

Televangelist Joel Osteen’s Texas megachurch got $4.4 million in COVID-19 relief despite not paying taxes
(Natural News) The CARES Act was put in place by the federal government to help small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, but there are some serious questions about some of the parties who have taken advantage of these loans. The latest example is multi-millionaire televangelist Joel Osteen’s Lakewood megachurch, which was given $4.4... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthcare Spending Was Stable in 2019 — But Only on the Surface Healthcare Spending Was Stable in 2019 — But Only on the Surface
Spending on healthcare goods and services increased more rapidly than in 2018, but a moratorium on health insurance taxes reduced the overall growth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Five Years since the Paris Agreement: The Race to Net Zero Is On
GGGI has been working closely with the Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan supporting effective policymaking and planning to drive reduced deforestation and peatland degradation in the province, particularly in Utar Serapat which consists of 107,000 ha of peatlands. GGGI also supports Central Kalimantan in mobilizing public and private investment for sustainable and inclusive landscape-based projects designed to achieve low carbon development in the province. By Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth InstituteDec 17 2020 (...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frank Rijsberman -Ingvild Solvang - Kristin Deason Tags: Climate Change Environment Green Economy Health Humanitarian Emergencies Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) 2020 Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news