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Unvaccinated South Africans to pay more for insurance premiums

Insurance companies have adjusted their premiums and people who are not vaccinated will pay more for cover The post Unvaccinated South Africans to pay more for insurance premiums appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Insurance, Risk, South Africa, Vaccination, Disease, National, Underwriting, Premium, Momentum, Variant, FMI, Differential, Top Six, Omicron, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Kenya to make Covid vaccination mandatory

The unvaccinated will be denied use of public services on 21 December, but only 5% of the population has been vaccinated The post Kenya to make Covid vaccination mandatory appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Indonesia, Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Vaccination, Kenya, Openaccess, Top Six, COVID-19, Mutahi Kagwe, The Continent


Unvaccinated South Africans to pay more for insurance premiums

Insurance companies have adjusted their premiums and people who are not vaccinated will pay more for cover The post Unvaccinated South Africans to pay more for insurance premiums appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Insurance, Risk, South Africa, Vaccination, Disease, National, Underwriting, Premium, Momentum, Variant, FMI, Main, Differential, Top Six, Omicron, Coronavirus


Omicron variant of Covid the dominant strain in South Africa

It’s time to get vaccinated because the Covid viral firestorm is spreading fast The post Omicron variant of Covid the dominant strain in South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, South Africa, Vaccination, Webinar, Openaccess, Omicron, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Shabir Madhi, Omicron Variant, Madhi interview


BioNTech has already started developing a new Omicron version of its COVID-19 vaccine

A boy receives the first dose of a Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Tegucigalpa, on September 25, 2021.ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images BioNTech said Monday it's already working on an "adapted" vaccine to combat the Omicron variant. It is also continuing to test how well its existing vaccine works against the new variant.  Scientists around the world are closely tracking Omicron after it emerged in southern Africa. BioNTech said Monday it's already st...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Healthcare, Vaccination, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Sierra, Orlando, TEGUCIGALPA, BioNtech, Omicron, Mary Hanbury, COVID-19, COVID


South Africa at the start of a Covid-19 vaccine the world has never seen

The World Health Organisation has enlisted a team of South African researchers to produce a new mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, but with no recipe to follow, it’s not an easy task The post South Africa at the start of a Covid-19 vaccine the world has never seen appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Dna, Africa, South Africa, Vaccination, Who, World Health Organisation, Pfizer, Vaccine, Openaccess, University of the Witwatersrand, RNA, Doctors without Borders, Moderna, Top Six, mRNA


Incoming Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears said that disclosing her vaccination status is a 'slippery slope' that would lead to questions about what's in her DNA

Former Republican Delegate Winsome Sears celebrates winning the race for Lt. Governor of Virginia as she introduces Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin during an election night party in Chantilly, Virginia, on November 3, 2021.Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Republican Winsome Sears defeated Democrat Hala Ayala in the Virginia lieutenant governor election. Sears has encouraged others to get vaccinated against COVID-19 but has not said if she has done so. Sears said that vaccinations have ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Virginia, US, Trends, Cnn, Vaccination, Vaccine, Sears, Bash, Lieutenant Governor, Dana Bash, Chantilly Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, Hala Ayala


Musings on the (Now Stayed) New OSHA Federal Vaccination or Test Rule

Being sick over the last week brought me a lot of unexpected “gifts”.  Sure, there were the forced afternoon naps (oh, who’s kidding, even a morning nap too) .  The watching of “The Price is Right” at least once (or was it twice?). The early start of a post-pandemic diet. But also the “gift” of not having to be first to write about the new OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard that employment lawyers had been breathlessly awaiting. I’m not going to lie; I had wanted to be one of the first. But afte...
Tags: Law, Policy, Testing, Vaccination, Medicare, Vaccine, Emergency, Medicaid, Stay, Workplace Safety, Shipman Goodwin, ETS, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, Standard, OSHA, 5th Circuit


Amazon has told its warehouse workers that they no longer have to wear masks if they're fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Amazon warehouse workers in the US no longer need to wear masks if fully vaccinated against COVID-19. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Amazon told US warehouse staff they no longer have to wear masks if fully vaccinated, CNBC reported. Amazon said vaccine availability and rising vaccination rates were behind the policy change. The company told workers in August to continue wearing masks even if vaccinated. Amazon has changed its mask-wearing policy inside warehouses, telling staff they no longer n...
Tags: Amazon, News, Cdc, Masks, US, Trends, Retail, Vaccination, Vaccine, Cnbc, Andy Jassy, Centers for Disease Control CDC, US Amazon, Tech Insider, Warehouse Workers, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Three Things to Know About Mandatory Vaccination Policies Today

Over the weekend, I was joking with a friend that we’ve seen more changes in employment law in the last 18 months than the last 18 years. That’s an exaggeration of course. But it certainly does  feel like there’s been a lot of changes. Sometimes it’s hard to catch up. So rather than a long post, I want to just highlight three items for employers to think about this week that all relate to vaccination news. There’s still no OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard. Yet.  What is the ETS? It’s going to...
Tags: Law, Medical, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Requests, Policies, Contractors, Accommodations, Religious, Federal, EEOC, J J, ETS, Exemption, OSHA


Cruises no longer have to follow COVID-19 rules from January, the CDC said

A cruise ship in Florida. Getty Images Cruise ships will be allowed to lift COVID-19 restrictions from mid-January, the CDC said Monday. An order imposing restrictions on cruise ships has been in place since last year. This is the latest in a series of moves reopening the US to international tourism. From January, cruise ships won't have to stick to strict COVID-19 guidelines in US waters, ending rules that have been in place for about a year, the CDC said Monday in a press release....
Tags: Europe, Florida, UK, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Mexico, US, Trends, Cruise, Tourism, News UK, Brazil, Vaccination, Homeland Security, Biden


With the vaccination deadline approaching, NYC's largest police union is suing for unvaccinated officers to continue working

In this Oct. 5, 2020, file photo, New York Police Department officers in masks stand during a service at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York to honor 46 colleagues who have died due to COVID-19 related illness. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File Mayor Bill de Blasio mandated city workers must receive one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Friday. The union's lawsuit argues that officers did not have enough time to seek vaccination exemptions. Nearly 70% of NYPD employees have received at leas...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Law, New York City, Trends, Law Enforcement, Vaccination, Bill De Blasio, The New York Times, Vaccine, Nypd, Staten Island, Police Officers, New York Police Department, St Patrick s Cathedral


The most vaccinated place in America is Puerto Rico

The Caribbean U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has outpaced wealthy New England states to become the most vaccinated place in America: 73% of its 3.3 million residents are fully protected. The island has the highest rate of total vaccine doses administered, with 154,563 per 100,000 people. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, America, Vaccination, New England, Puerto Rico, COVID


Adobe employees in the US will be required to get vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8 or else be placed on unpaid leave

Adobe world headquarters in downtown San Jose, California. Lisa Werner /Contributor/Getty Images Adobe told employees on Friday that they must be vaccinated by December 8 or take unpaid leave. The software company re-opened its global headquarters in San Jose, California to 50% limited capacity in June. The mandate stems from an executive order issued by the Biden Administration, CNBC reported. Adobe is requiring a vaccine mandate for all US-based employees. The software company notified...
Tags: News, Adobe, US, Trends, Tech, Vaccination, Medicare, Biden, Cnbc, Chen, San Jose California, Tech Insider, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, COVID, Bethany Biron


Immunocompromised finally prioritised for Covid-19 booster shots

Organ recipients are at greater risk of death from Covid-19, while waiting lists for transplants grow The post Immunocompromised finally prioritised for Covid-19 booster shots appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Hiv, South Africa, Vaccination, Pfizer, Openaccess, Transplant, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, COVID-19, Nicholas Crisp, Satsa, ODF South Africa Transplant Sports Association, Organ Donor Foundation, South African Transplant Society


The psychology of vaccine hesitancy and refusal

Once South Africa secured adequate amounts of vaccines, we were faced with a baffling dilemma. Not everyone wanted to take it The post The psychology of vaccine hesitancy and refusal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, South Africa, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Vaccine, Openaccess, Pandemic, Vaccine Hesitancy, World Mental Health Day, COVID-19


90,000 US COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented by vaccines in 4 months, 2 leading US nonprofits estimate

A protester holds an anti-vaccination sign as supporters of President Donald Trump rally in Woodland Hills, California on May 16, 2020. David McNew/Getty Images About 90,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US between June and September were preventable, two US nonprofits say. In September, 49,000 deaths could have been avoided if more adults got a COVID-19 shot, they said. The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare cited a tracker that uses CDC data. About 90,000 COVID-19 d...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, France, US, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccination, Vaccines, Donald Trump, US UK, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Amin, Kaiser Family Foundation, Woodland Hills California, David McNew Getty


'Enjoy it': Fauci says it's safe for Americans and their children to trick-or-treat and celebrate Halloween

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci finishes his testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the status of COVID-19, July 20, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci told Americans to enjoy Halloween since it is mostly celebrated outdoors. Average daily US COVID-19 cases recently dipped below 100,000 for the first time since early August. According to Fauci, 68 million eligib...
Tags: Halloween, Politics, Science, US, Holiday, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Celebration, Healthcare, Vaccination, Capitol Hill, Vaccinations, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Celebrations


'Enjoy it': Fauci says it's safe for Americans and their children to trick or treat on Halloween

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said Halloween's outdoor celebrations like trick-or-treating were safe. The weekly average of daily COVID-19 cases reported in the US has dipped below 100,000. Fauci also said, however, that 68 million eligible Americans remained unvaccinated. In a Sunday interview with the CNN anchor Dana Bash, Dr. Anthony Fauci said US COVID-19 cases were headed in the "right direction" and Americans should ...
Tags: Halloween, Politics, Science, US, Holiday, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Celebration, Healthcare, Vaccination, Vaccinations, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Celebrations, Dana Bash


Some countries are limiting teens to 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine, citing very rare heart complications which can follow a 2nd shot

A 12-year-old in Los Angeles received a COVID-19 vaccine in May 2021. Patrick Fallon/AFP/Getty Images Norway, Hong Kong, and the UK moved to give young people only a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Data suggests that a type of heart inflammation is slightly more common in adolescent males. Authorities in the US - where more children are badly ill - decided full vaccination outweighs the risk. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some countries are offering only one dose of CO...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, Sweden, Cdc, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Britain, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Finland, Vaccination, Heart


Gift of the jab: Six tips for when you speak to the Covid unvaxxed

Vaccination campaigns that promote how having the Covid-19 vaccination will benefit individuals rather than society are more effective to convince people who are neutral or hesitant about getting vaccinated. The post Gift of the jab: Six tips for when you speak to the Covid unvaxxed appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Vaccination, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Openaccess, Main, Top Six, Anti-vaxxers, Herd Immunity, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Mandatory Vaccination Policies Go Mainstream

Yesterday, I made a return appearance on This Week in Connecticut with Dennis House to discuss mandatory vaccination policies.  (My thanks to Dennis for the invite back.) If you’ve been following the topic, there isn’t a lot new the last few weeks but here’s what employers should know right now about them: Despite an announcement several weeks ago, OSHA has yet to release the draft or final versions of the Emergency Temporary Standard that will require employers to mandate the COVID vaccine to...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Delta, Vaccination, Vaccine, Guidance, Executive Order, Webinar, New England, CBA, United Airlines, Dennis, Cle


Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative COVID Test Required For UC Davis Football Home Games

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Tags: News, California, Cdc, Sports, Local, Sacramento, Davis, Vaccination, UC Davis, Christy, Aggies, UC Davis Aggies, COVID-19, UC Davis Health Stadium, UC Davis Football Home Games, Kayla Conrad


GCC to Require Vaccination From All Employees Under New Mandate

Dr. David Viar, president of GCC, released a statement via email on Tuesday requiring all GCC employees to be fully vaccinated before December 21, 2021, whether they are working in person or remotely. The mandate comes as GCC continues to prepare for the upcoming semester, where it hopes to expand the number of classes offered in person.   The college partnered with a pandemic management website, Kokomo 24/7, to ensure a secure platform to upload the necessary documents.  The mandate will r...
Tags: News, Masks, GCC, Top Stories, Vaccination, Vaccines, David Viar, Exemption, Kokomo, COVID, Covid19, Collegiate News, Victoria Bochniak


United Airlines says over 99% of non-exempt employees in its 67,000-strong US workforce are vaccinated against COVID-19

United Airlines United Airlines announced on Tuesday that over 99% of its US workforce has been vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the 67,000 US employees, 593 have refused to comply with the mandate and will begin the separation process. United said the policy has benefited recruiting, saying people are applying because of the vaccine requirement. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines said on Tuesday almost all of its US employees have been fully vaccinated agains...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, US, Employment, Trends, Vaccination, Vaccinations, Fda, Pfizer, United, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines


Biden got his coronavirus booster on live TV while taking reporters' questions

US President Joe Biden receives a third shot of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine as a booster on the White House campus September 27, 2021, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden received his COVID-19 booster shot on Monday afternoon on live TV. Biden is eligible for the Pfizer booster because he's over 65 and it's been more than 6 months since his second shot. The FDA authorized Pfizer boosters for a large portion of those who've received 2 ...
Tags: Politics, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccination, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Eliza Relman, Covid-19 Vaccine


Biden will get a Pfizer booster shot on Monday

biden vaccine Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Joe Biden announced he'll receive his COVID-19 booster shot on Monday. Biden is eligible for the Pfizer booster because he's over 65 and it's been more than 6 months since his second shot. The FDA authorized Pfizer boosters for a large portion of those who've received 2 Pfizer shots. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden announced he'll receive his COVID-19 bo...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccination, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Demetrius Freeman, Eliza Relman, Covid-19 Vaccine, President Joe Biden


New York won't extend unemployment benefits to healthcare workers fired over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Clinicians work on intubating a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 10, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images New York will not extend unemployment benefits to most unvaccinated healthcare workers who are fired over the vaccine mandate. The mandate goes into effect Monday, making it necessary for healthcare workers in New York to be vaccinated against COVID-19. New York Governor Kathy Hochul is ready to call in the National Guard in ca...
Tags: Politics, New York, Nurse, News, New York City, US, Trends, Hospital, Healthcare, Doctors, Vaccination, Health Care, Vaccine, State Of Emergency, New York State, Governor


The architect of Sweden's no-lockdown COVID-19 response said the approach was basically correct

Anders Tegnell Getty Sweden's chief epidemiologist said Sweden's no-lockdown strategy led to low excess mortality. He acknowledged that vaccines were the only way out of the pandemic. Experts have been critical of Sweden's response to the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sweden's chief epidemiologist stood by the country's approach to the pandemic, even after facing fierce criticism from experts and the King of Sweden. Anders Tegnell said S...
Tags: UK, Science, Sweden, Trends, Eu, Spain, News UK, Belgium, Finland, Vaccination, Denmark, Norway, Vaccine, Reuters, Eurostat, Sweden Norway


Mining industry vaccinates over 200 000 workers, mandatory vaccination not on the cards for now

Minerals Council aims to get 80% of its workforce vaccinated by November The post Mining industry vaccinates over 200 000 workers, mandatory vaccination not on the cards for now appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, South Africa, Vaccination, National Union of Mineworkers, Num, Top Six, Minerals Council, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Minerals Council South Africa, Roger Baxter, Mandatory Vaccination, Livhuwani Mammburu