As General Assembly convenes, nursing home workers rally for safe staffing and fair wages – Uprise RI

Steve Ahlquist While the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services met online to take up the Nursing Home Staffing and Quality Care Act (S0002/H5012), nursing home caregivers and supporters held a socially distanced rally outside the Veterans…

Schools in only seven southern Ontario regions to reopen to in-person learning on Monday

The Globe and Mail Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce speaks at Queen’s Park, in Toronto, on Aug, 13, 2020. Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press Schools in just seven public-health units in southern Ontario will reopen to in-person learning on…

Nursing Homes Shed 264K Jobs During COVID-19 Pandemic Even as Health Care Employment Recovered

Alex Spanko In the midst of a devastating pandemic, the nation’s nursing homes lost 264,000 jobs over the course of 2020, even as the health care sector at large bounced back to nearly pre-COVID levels. That figure represents…

Eli Lilly’s antibody therapy helps prevent Covid-19 in nursing homes, drugmaker says

CNN Newsource Eli Lilly and Company’s monoclonal antibody combination therapy helped prevent symptomatic Covid-19 infection among nursing home residents and staff in a Phase 3 trial, the company announced on Thursday. The study findings were described in a…

Ontario long-term care residents describe devastating impact of isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

globalnewsdigital TORONTO — Residents of Ontario long-term care homes described the devastating impact of the prolonged isolation brought on by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as they testified before an independent commission earlier this month….

Executive Order on Improving and Expanding Access to Care and Treatments for COVID-19

The White House By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:   Section 1.  Policy.  It is the policy of my Administration to…

Houston-area health system leaders talk progress, hurdles during COVID-19

One local health system leader said he expects everyone, including those under age 65, will have access to the vaccine within the next 90 days. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) Local health care industry leaders said at a recent Bay…

Steuben County reports first nursing home death in weeks, 35 new cases

gstockburger BATH, N.Y. (WETM) – The Steuben County Public Health Department has reported its 157th COVID-19 death, a 72-year-old nursing home resident of the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center. The latest death is the first nursing home…

EXPLAINED: When, where and how Texans can receive the COVID-19 vaccine

In addition to vaccine hubs, there are also smaller community vaccine providers throughout Texas, such as pharmacies, that may also have the vaccine available. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper) As Texas is still in the early stages of rolling…

Lilly’s neutralizing antibody bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) prevented COVID-19 at nursing homes in the BLAZE-2 trial, reducing risk by up to 80 per cent for residents

Eli Lilly Canada Inc. TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2021 /CNW/ – Bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) significantly reduced the risk of contracting symptomatic COVID-19 among residents and staff of long-term care facilities, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced. The Phase 3 BLAZE-2…

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