Vaccine Hesitancy, Even by Healthcare Workers, Means Shots Expire, Variants Emerge, Pandemic Drags On

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. Well, in the coming days, President Biden is expected to engage in vaccine diplomacy at the G7 summit in the U.K. and announce a vaccine plan for the world. Reporters asked Biden about the plan as he left for the first foreign trip of his presidency. REPORTER: Mr. President, do you expect to come out with a vaccine strategy for the world? PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I have one, and I’ll be announcing it. Thank you. AMY GOODMAN: Today, President Biden…

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The Modi Surge: COVID-19 Cases Overwhelm India’s Healthcare System as Gov’t Censors Critics

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: A warning to our viewers: Footage in this segment will include highly disturbing images. India has topped 18.3 million COVID-19 cases, after adding 1 million new cases in just the past three days. At least 205,000 deaths have been reported since the start of the pandemic. Over the past day, 380,000 new infections and more than 3,600 deaths have been reported — both record highs. Researchers say the true toll of the pandemic is likely exponentially higher. In India’s capital, New Delhi, one COVID-19 death is being reported every four minutes. Makeshift mass cremation…

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Lancet Report: 40% of U.S. COVID Deaths Were Preventable. The Country Needs Universal Healthcare Now

As the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 approaches half a million, a new report says nearly 40% of the deaths were avoidable. By comparing the pandemic in the U.S. to other high-income nations, the medical journal The Lancet found significant gaps in former President Donald Trump’s “inept and insufficient” response to COVID-19, as well as decades of destructive public policy decisions. One of the report’s recommendations is reforming the system to a single-payer model like Medicare for All, which President Joe Biden has so far rejected in favor of bolstering the Affordable Care Act. “The Affordable Care Act still left millions of people — 29 million people —…

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"Say Her Name: Dr. Susan Moore." Black Female Doctors Condemn Racial Disparities in Healthcare

When Black doctor Susan Moore died from COVID-19 after posting a video from her hospital bed describing racist treatment by medical staff, her chilling message was compared to the video of George Floyd begging for his life as he was killed by Minneapolis police. We speak to two leading Black women doctors fighting racial disparities in healthcare who wrote The Washington Post opinion piece, “Say her name: Dr. Susan Moore.” “It is a typical and ongoing devaluation of our lives and distrust of our word,” says Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, a family physician and former president of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, president of the…

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How could a no-deal Brexit affect UK healthcare?

Preparations are already being made, with the stockpiling of medicines and provision of alternative freight routes aimed at ensuring as little disruption as possible to healthcare in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Here is a look at some of the main issues:– Medical supplies and equipmentMedical suppliers have been encouraged to try and stockpile six weeks’ worth of stock, with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) describing such actions as a “key part of contingency plans”. In a letter to medicines and medical product suppliers, the department advised that having extra stocks “provides a further buffer against disruption”.At the time of the letter, dated 17 November,…

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Healthcare workers ‘seven times more likely to get severe Covid’

Healthcare workers have a seven-fold increased risk of getting severe coronavirus (Covid-19), a new study suggests. Researchers said social care and transport staff have also got an increased risk. Risk The new study, published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, examined data from the UK Biobank and Public Health England. Researchers found that of 120,075 participants in the Biobank database, 271 had severe coronavirus. Among all participants, 29% were “essential” workers in occupations including healthcare, social care, education, and transport. They compared these workers to so-called “non essential workers”. Healthcare workers were found to have a seven-fold increased risk of severe coronavirus. Those working in social care…

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COVID-19 vaccination: care home and healthcare settings posters

COVID-19 vaccination first phase priority groups poster (print version) Ref: PHE gateway number 2020355 PDF, 256KB, 1 page This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Source link

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COVID-19 vaccination: consent form and letter for healthcare workers

COVID-19 vaccination consent form for healthcare workers Ref: PHE gateway number 2020345 PDF, 90.5KB, 1 page This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. COVID-19 vaccination consent form letter for healthcare workers (open source version) ODT, 191KB This file is in an OpenDocument format This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an…

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COVID-19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers leaflet (print version) Ref: PHE gateway number 2020316 PDF, 515KB, 8 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Source link

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