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N95 Respirators, Surgical Masks, Face Masks, and Barrier Face Coverings

N95 respirators and surgical masks are examples of personal protective equipment that are used to protect the wearer from particles or from liquid contaminating the face. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) also regulates N95 respirators. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates entities for compliance …

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Update on Omicron

Seen in World Health Organization On 26 November 2021, WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE).  This decision was based on the evidence presented to the TAG-VE that Omicron has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example, on how easily it spreads or the severity of …

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CVS Health and Microsoft announce new strategic alliance to reimagine personalized care and accelerate digital transformation

Seen in Microsoft CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and Microsoft Corp. (NYSE: MSFT) today announced a new strategic alliance focused on developing innovative solutions to help consumers improve their health, while empowering over 300,000 CVS Health employees – including frontline workers – with tools to better serve more than 100 million people. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations in …

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Healthcare innovation, powered by Microsoft Azure

Seen in Technology Record Many organisations are leveraging the cloud to modernise and unify operations. Open Systems is working with Microsoft to help these businesses make the most of their migration Working with Microsoft, we enabled a leading clinical research organisation (CRO) to maximise its use of the cloud to achieve ambitious business goals and save money in the process. …

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World Health Assembly agrees to launch process to develop historic global accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

Seen in World Health Orgnaization In a consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises, the World Health Assembly today agreed to kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Actively Working to Investigate, Address Potential Impacts of Omicron Variant; Urges Vaccination and Boosters

Seen in  FDA news As we have with previous emerging COVID-19 variants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is actively working with our federal partners, international regulators and medical product companies to quickly address any potential impacts of the new omicron variant on the tools to fight the pandemic. The agency is working as quickly as possible to evaluate the …

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You’ve been vaccinated. So what should you do with your vaccine card?

Found on CBS news More than 100 million Americans have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. The proof? A 4-by-3-inch paper “vaccination record card” issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a post-pandemic world, that humble card for those who are fully vaccinated could become an important document used for travel, attending events, returning to …

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Strict mandate takes effect in LA. Business patrons must show proof of vaccination

Found on NPR LOS ANGELES — People entering a wide variety of businesses in the city of Los Angeles had to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting Monday as one of the country’s strictest measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus took effect. The new rule covers businesses ranging from restaurants to shopping malls and theaters to nail …

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What Dr. Fauci sees coming for the pandemic this winter

Visto en NPR The United States has seen a decline in cases and hospitalizations since the summer’s delta surge — but the decline is declining. COVID-19 is still killing more than 1,000 people in the U.S. every day. New cases still hover around 72,000 per day — and infections are actually trending up in some pockets of the country, including parts of the …

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U.S. lifts travel ban for specific countries. Here’s an overview of the changes.

Found on CBS news More than a year and a half after COVID-19 concerns prompted the U.S. to close its borders to international travelers from countries including Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom and much of Europe, restrictions are shifting to focus on vaccine status. Beginning Monday, bans on travel from specific countries are over. The U.S. will allow in …