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Why Singapore isn't imposing new travel rules on visitors from China

Why Singapore isn’t imposing new travel rules on visitors from China

Singaporean Health Minister Ong Ye Kung told parliament on Monday that the government was not imposing new restrictions on travelers from China because limited flight capacity, combined with its current border policies, has resulted in little imported cases – and even fewer serious cases – from China. . Ong said the government was “extremely aware” …

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Biden administration prolongs Covid public health emergency as highly infectious omicron XBB.1.5 spreads

Biden administration prolongs Covid public health emergency as highly infectious omicron XBB.1.5 spreads

People wearing masks walk next to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site in New York City, New York, United States, December 12, 2022. Edward Munoz | Reuters The Biden administration has extended the Covid-19 public health emergency until April as a highly transmissible subvariant of omicron fuels concern that the United States could face another …

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Students have fallen far behind during COVID;  How can they catch up?

Students have fallen far behind during COVID; How can they catch up?

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Hi. I am Art Caplan. I’m in the Medical Ethics Division at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine. We all know that COVID-19 has wreaked havoc – and indeed continues – on public health in America and many other countries. You can look to China where battles are breaking …

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States struggle to provide mental health care for K-12 students

States struggle to provide mental health care for K-12 students

In July, the Biden administration announced historic investments in mental health services for public schools. The bipartisan Safer Communities Act is mobilizing $1 billion over the next five years to double the number of school counselors, social workers and other mental health professionals. The first allocations of this funding are through two competitive grant programs: …

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NIH launches Home Test to Treat, a COVID-19 telehealth pilot program

NIH launches Home Test to Treat, a COVID-19 telehealth pilot program

Press release Thursday, January 5, 2023 Berks County, Pennsylvania is the first community to join a partnership with local public health departments. The National Institutes of Health, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), has launched the Home Test to Treat program, an all-virtual …

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Opinion: Self-care is not a luxury.  It's a matter of survival |  CNN

Opinion: Self-care is not a luxury. It’s a matter of survival | CNN

Editor’s note: Sophia A. Nelson is a journalist and author of the book “Be the One You Need: 21 Life Lessons I Learned Taking Care of Everyone But Me.” The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. Seen more reviews on CNN. CNN — It’s the start of another year, and we continue to …

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STEMI processing times typically miss established targets

STEMI processing times typically miss established targets

Therapy initiated as part of national treatment duration goals set ten years ago for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains associated with improved survival in recent years. But for many of these patients, the time from first symptoms to the start of reperfusion therapy still falls short of these goals, a cross-sectional analysis …

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US and world health officials worry about China's lack of transparency on Covid outbreak

US and world health officials worry about China’s lack of transparency on Covid outbreak

US and world health officials say Beijing is not sharing enough information about the spread of Covid-19 in China, leaving the international community in the dark about the scale and severity of the current wave of outbreaks. infection in the most populous country in the world. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in …

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New coronavirus variant, better able to evade immunity, now dominates in the Northeast - The Boston Globe

New coronavirus variant, better able to evade immunity, now dominates in the Northeast – The Boston Globe

But significantly, Luban said, there’s no reason to think XBB causes more severe disease than other variants. “So far, I don’t think there is clear evidence that any of these variants escape the protection offered by vaccines against serious diseases,” he said. For people without conditions that compromise their immune system, he said, “as far …

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