Tag Archives: amid

‘CDC’s credibility is eroding’ amid conflicting mask guidance, ex-Obama official says

Dr. Kavita Patel is slamming the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for not effectively updating its Covid mask guidance.  “I think the CDC’s credibility is eroding as quickly as the cases of coronavirus are eroding,” said Patel on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith.” “That’s not good news, because, we do need workplace guidance,… Read More »

Amid calls from Black health advocates, Biden administration to ban menthol cigarettes

Health Politics Loading the player… The Biden administration is potentially placing a ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes. The official announcement is set to happen this week, according to anonymous Biden administration officials. The decision will impact Black smokers most as they overwhelmingly use menthol cigarettes, as reported by The Washington Post, though advocacy… Read More »

Now 54-year-old David Cameron gets his Covid jab amid postcode lottery fears

Now 54-year-old David Cameron gets his Covid jab after ‘getting a call from his GP’ – even though roll-out in England has only just been officially expanded to over-60s Mr Cameron said he was ‘proud’ to have received the jab and hailed the NHS Unclear why he was jabbed, given rollout only supposed to target… Read More »

Physician pay growth pushed down amid COVID-19. Women bear the brunt, survey finds

Dive Brief: A new survey by Doximity concludes that physician incomes rose only 1.5% this year compared to 2019, a steep drop compared to the steady 4% average increases recorded in recent years. The 2020 pay bump is also nearly a full point below the U.S. inflation rate, although they are still compensated handsomely. The survey… Read More »

Vouchers to boost SA tourism amid COVID-19

Accommodation vouchers are being offered to boost tourism across South Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic but the state opposition says they’re too limited. The Great State vouchers, which became available from Thursday, offer $ 100 off accommodation in Adelaide and $ 50 off in regional centres, provided travellers are staying at participating venues. Premier Steven… Read More »