NYC appeals ruling over vaccine mandate for police officers

NEW YORK — New York City officials are appealing a judge’s ruling that they lacked the legal authority to four members of the city’s largest police union for violating a COVID-19 vaccination mandate. State Supreme Court Judge Lyle Frank in Manhattan ruled Friday that the city health department’s mandate could not be used to fire … Read more

How to Find Your Vaccine History—and Store It Safely

If you want to update an incomplete IIS record, you can request vaccination records from prior health care providers, local (city or regional) health departments, or your state health department. The CDC suggests checking with parents or caregivers (including reviewing stored files and baby books), previous schools or employers (including the military), physician’s offices or … Read more

Study shows COVID-19 activity peaks during winter in the United States and Europe

In a recent study posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Pfizer Inc, and the University of Iowa assessed the seasonal trends observed in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. In the winter, several respiratory viruses cause waves of disease that follow specific seasonal … Read more

First signs of new COVID-19 wave seen in colder countries – POLITICO

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are creeping up in Northern Europe where the colder and wetter weather is first being felt across the bloc. Latest data from Belgium, the UK and Denmark points to a gradual uptick in the number of cases and hospitalizations. Belgium’s health authority said its modeling points to a new COVID-19 wave … Read more

Hong Kong removes international travel quarantine after more than 900 days

CNN — The Hong Kong government has announced the end of formal quarantine for international travelers after more than two and a half years of stringent pandemic controls. Under new rules that will take effect from September 26, incoming travelers will be required to undergo three days of self-monitoring on arrival. The Hong Kong government … Read more

HCF, Bupa and AHM health funds: Major change to private health insurance that could save families thousands

A major change to private health insurance policies which could save some families thousands of dollars in premiums has been rolled out. The age limit for dependent children has been raised from 25 to 31 for a handful of Australian health insurers, meaning they can be included in family policies for longer. Among the health … Read more

WHO chief says end of Covid pandemic ‘still a long way off’

Issued on: 22/09/2022 – 19:27 The head of the World Health Organization on Thursday tempered his assertion that the end of the Covid-19 pandemic was near, warning that declaring the crisis over was “still a long way off”. Last week, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters that the world had “never been in a better position … Read more

Uganda confirms 7 Ebola cases, races to halt outbreak

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda confirmed seven Ebola infections Thursday as authorities try to track down 43 contacts of known Ebola patients two days after authorities in the East African country announced an outbreak of the contagious disease. A total of eight deaths, including one confirmed, are “attributable to the virus,” said Dr. Henry Kyobe, a … Read more

Women’s health got worse in 2021, global survey finds | Medicine

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