• COVID-positive nurses say they're being pressured to work while sick, and they're petrified of infecting patients

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Four nurses told Insider their hospitals are pressuring them to come into work shortly after testing positive for COVID-19. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images
    A handful of nurses are using TikTok to call out hospitals pressuring them to come to work with COVID-19.
    Four nurses across the US told Insider they had been told to come into work while sick or risk losing pay.
    Some nurses said they're close to quitting after nearly two years of long hours and heightened verbal and physical abuse.
    What was once an ill-advised practice is now becoming a common request across US hospitals...
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  • Xi'an hospital punished for refusing entry to pregnant woman

    13 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    Hospital officials in the northern Chinese city of Xi'an have been punished after a pregnant woman miscarried after being refused entry, reportedly for not having current COVID-19 test results. The city government announced Thursday that Gaoxin Hospital General Manager Fan Yuhui has been suspended and the heads of the outpatient department and medical department sacked. A government statement said the incident “caused widespread concern in society and caused a severe social impact.” The statement was read at a news conference by the head of the city's health department, Liu Shunzhi, who...
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  • England to relax COVID-19 travel testing rules

    England to relax COVID-19 travel testing rules

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tour World

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said that arrivals in England would no longer need to take a pre-departure test and could take a rapid lateral flow test rather than a PCR test once they arrive.
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  • CHTA urges Caribbean islands to shorten isolation times for “positive” travellers

    CHTA urges Caribbean islands to shorten isolation times for “positive” travellers

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tour World

    The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is asking the region's government leaders to reduce the isolation periods for travellers who test positive for COVID-19, in an effort to make inbound travel as seamless as possible.
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  • Rapid COVID-19 tests are reselling for as much as $75 a pack, 3 times more than their normal retail price: report

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    A resident displays an at-home rapid COVID-19 test kit in Philadelphia, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. AP Photo/Matt Rourke
    Rapid COVID-19 tests are reselling for as much as $75 a pack, Bloomberg reported.
    This is more than three times as much as their normal retail price of between $20 and $23.
    One restaurant worker told Bloomberg she and other staff paid $180 for four test kits.
    Rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits are reselling for as much as $75, which is more than three times as much as their normal retail price. Bloomberg reported the findings on Wednesday. Kroger and Walmart sell Abbott...
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