Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 23

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Drop as Poll Shows 20% of Adults Won’t Get Vaccinated

By Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder

USNews.com—Nationwide coronavirus cases and hospitalization are down while a poll reports that the percentage of U.S. adults vaccinated or planning to get the shot is the highest it’s been this year.

The U.S. is averaging over 110,000 new coronavirus cases each day, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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How many employees have hospitals lost to vaccine mandates? Here are the numbers so far

By Dave Muoio

FierceHealthcare.com—The past several months have seen thousands of hospitals announce COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff and clinicians as a condition of employment.

Although controversial, the policies picked up steam when Pfizer and BioNTech’s Comirnaty received a full regulatory approval and then really kicked into gear when the Biden administration made workforce vaccination a requirement for Medicare and Medicaid participation.

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Intermittent Fasting Can Cut Your Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter

USNews.com—In terms of healthy eating, timing is everything. That’s the word from researchers who claim the time of day that you eat may be just as important for your health as what you eat.

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The Bill For His COVID Test In Texas Was A Whopping $54,000

By Aneri Pattani

NPR.org—When COVID-19 struck last year, Travis Warner’s company became busier than ever. He installs internet and video systems in Texas, and with people suddenly working from home, service calls surged.

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Health workers once saluted as heroes now get threats

By Heather Hollingsworth and Grant Schulte

APNews.com—Facebook has defended the impact of its products, saying Instagram has “affirmatively helped” young people.

Its global head of safety, Antigone Davis, testified to the US Senate, about child protection.

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Facebook grilled over mental-health impact on kids

By Cristina Criddle

BCCNews.com—Many older Americans worry about rising medical expenses and those who may benefit most from a tax-friendly health savings account are the least likely to have one.

That’s according to a report from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, which surveyed Americans ages 50 to 80 about health expenses and savings.

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Walmart, large employers launch virtual care service to tackle Black health disparities

By Heather Landi

FierceHealthcare.com—Walmart is partnering with virtual care company Grand Rounds Health and Doctor On Demand on a digital health program aimed at tackling health disparities among African American workers.  

Walmart and a group of other large employers including Accenture, Best Buy, Genentech, Medtronic, State Farm and Target are spearheading a new initiative called the Black Community Innovation Coalition in partnership with virtual care company.

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