Tag Archives: health

Rural NSW health staffing struggles aired

Chronic underfunding of health services and an inability to hire and retain medical experts are among the main concerns of rural and regional communities. That’s the repeated message conveyed to a NSW parliamentary inquiry which held at hearing at Taree on the state’s mid-north coast on Wednesday. Acute care physician Seshasayee Naramsimhan explained to the… Read More »

Zombie health care news

Although I am advancing rapidly into almost complete retirement, there are some days/weeks when I can’t refrain from pointing out some of the troubling health care news I see.  This is one such week. First, the COVID zombie news My local Star Tribune newspaper delivered this front page news: University of Minnesota, Mayo report COVID-fighting success… Read More »

Florida governor vetoes funding for mental health services for Pulse shooting survivors

Loading the player… Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has sparked outrage after he cut mental health funding for services for survivors and family members of victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting. On Wednesday, DeSantis slashed $ 900,000 in funding for LGBTQ programs that serve people in Central Florida. According to reports, before approving a new… Read More »

COVID-19 vaccines 94% effective among health care workers in real-world conditions: CDC study

A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday is the latest to show real-world evidence of the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines that were developed with mRNA technology.  The study, which is based on health care personnel at 33 sites across 25 states, found that a single dose… Read More »