- Sarasota Memorial Hospital board to review report on COVID-19 pandemic patient care: Sarasota Memorial Hospital will be sharing the results of an internal examination of their handling of patient care during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic at a 2 p.m. hospital board meeting on Tuesday. The review was prompted by concerns raised by people denied access to loved ones and the hospital’s refusal to incorporate off-label medicines into treatment.
- Health Affairs Briefing: Population Health During Covid-19: COVID-19 highlighted the importance of the public health system, and this collection of articles examines trends in the public health system in response to the pandemic.
- Increasing COVID-19 Vaccination in Kenya – Stanford Events: Leah Rosenz conducted a field experiment in collaboration with the Kenyan government to examine how ease of access and requests from authority figures influence COVID-19 vaccination rates. The results of the experiment can help inform policies for increasing vaccine uptake and provide insights for future pandemics.
- Nearly 1100 New COVID Cases Reported in LA County – NBC Los Angeles: Los Angeles County health officials reported 1,096 new COVID-19 cases and 17 virus-related deaths. The cumulative total of cases from the pandemic is 3,694,317, and the death toll is 35,545. There are currently 687 COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals.
- COVID test kits, treatments and vaccines won’t be free to many consumers much longer: Time is running out to get free COVID-19 vaccines, at-home test kits and treatments. The national public health emergency is set to expire on May 11, which will end many of the policies designed to combat the virus’s spread. People will be able to get the vaccines at low cost, but they may not be free anymore.
- Long COVID Tied to Lower Likelihood of Employment – Physician’s Weekly: A study published in JAMA Network Open found that post-COVID-19 condition (PCC) is associated with a greater likelihood of unemployment and lower likelihood of working full time. 14.6% of respondents reported PCC symptoms, and 45.9% of them were unemployed, compared to 8.3% of those without PCC.
- New Idaho Bill Would Criminalize Anyone Administering Covid-19 mRNA Vaccines – Forbes: Two Idaho state lawmakers, Senator Tammy Nichols and Representative Judy Boyle, have co-sponsored House Bill 154, which would make it a criminal misdemeanor to administer a Covid-19 mRNA vaccine in Idaho. The bill was introduced on February 15th and has been met with criticism from medical professionals.
- Representations of expected role of women during the COVID-19 lockdowns in Malaysia: This study aims to explore Malaysian women’s responses to the discourse regarding the role and expectations of women during the COVID-19 lockdown and Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia. It will focus on official government communication and related policies that included a series of advisories on how women should behave during the COVID-19 lockdown, and will examine Malaysian women’s experiences, realities, and practices in coping with this phenomenon.
- Health Affairs Briefing: Population Health During Covid-19: Authors are invited to discuss their research and the lessons from COVID-19 for Health Affairs, an official journal of AcademyHealth.
- Can COVID-19 Cause Diabetes? New Study Finds an Alarming Correlation – Yahoo: A new study has found a link between being diagnosed with diabetes soon after having COVID-19. The study analyzed the medical records of more than 23,000 adults who had COVID-19 at least once and found that those who had the virus were more likely to develop a new diagnosis of diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol within three months after having the virus.
- Queen Camilla Resumes Royal Duties Following Second COVID Diagnosis: Queen Consort Camilla has recovered from COVID-19 and will resume her royal duties by hosting a literacy reception at Clarence House on Thursday, February 23. The event was previously postponed due to her diagnosis.
- A quarter of Canadians over 45 struggled to access health care in 2020: survey – CTV News: A quarter of Canadians over 45 experienced difficulty accessing health-care services during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the degree of difficulty depending on factors like race, immigration status, sex, age, education and income levels. Emergency department visits and inpatient admission levels dropped by 24% and 10%, respectively.
- Study: Young people are more likely to die of heart attacks post COVID-19 – FOX 5 DC: Dr. Scott Jerome from the University of Maryland Medical Center explains why more young Americans are suffering heart attacks post COVID-19 infection, with the hardest hit age group being people 25 to 44-years-old.
- Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine will remain free until health emergency ends – KOMO News: A person receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
- Unvaccinated employee’s ADA claims dismissed | Virginia Lawyers Weekly: A discrimination claim against an employer was dismissed because there was no evidence that the employer regarded the unvaccinated employee as disabled, and no adverse employment action was taken against him.
Daily News Pulse for March 13, 2023
Summary: Princeton students have seen an overall improvement in course satisfaction since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Japan, many people are still wearing masks despite the government’s easing of guidelines.