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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fayette County Health Department Administrator Terri Harlan said there were times during the COVID-19 pandemic that you’d be able to hear curse words coming from her office as information from the state came in. Why? Harlan said ‘sometimes’ in the past 15 months of media briefings by Gov. Jim Justice that the …

Thirty percent of health-care workers have considered leaving the field after working through the pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation Poll. More than half of the nearly 3,000 U.S. healthcare workers who were surveyed reported feeling burned out. About 6 in 10 said their mental health has taken a …

Delta Health Center, in rural northwest Mississippi, was founded in the 1960s and is one of the country’s first community health centers. Delta’s leaders say community health centers all over the U.S. are trusted institutions which can help distribute COVID-19 vaccines. Shalina Chatlani/Gulf States Newsroom hide caption toggle caption Shalina Chatlani/Gulf States Newsroom Delta Health …

Dr. Anthony Fauci corresponded with a Chinese health official early in the pandemic, acknowledging the “crazy people in this world” and vowing to “get through this together,” a new report revealed Tuesday. The nation’s top expert on infectious diseases received an email March 28, 2020, from George Gao, director of the Chinese Center for Disease …

June 1, 2021 | University of Oxford launches a new Pandemic Sciences Centre, Sema4 partners with AdventHealth, IQVIA reports on R&D trends, American Heart Association allies with Hitachi Vantara, Biogen and Ginkgo pursue a novel gene therapy manufacturing platform, and new products from TripleBlind, Twist Bioscience.   The University of Oxford is launching of a …

In our monthly feature, Then and Now, we reveal some of the ways that planet Earth has been changing against the backdrop of a warming world. Air pollution has long been one of the biggest killers, claiming an estimated seven million victims annually. However, the Covid-19 global pandemic showed how quality we could clear the …

The pandemic has changed workers’ travelling habits – possibly for good. (Photo by Nathan … [+] Stirk/Getty Images) Getty Images Much has been made of how the pandemic accelerated organizations’ moves to make themselves more digital. However, a recent study indicates that — while many businesses were perhaps surprisingly successful in “pivoting” to a new …

Many of Anesis’ clients are people of color, many of whom were deeply affected by the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the protests that followed and further police shootings of Black people last year, McNair said. The high-profile nature of those events and the heated debate around police accountability could …

David Ko, with Keller Rohrback in Seattle. Courtesy photo David Ko was among the dozens of lawyers making arguments at a hearing Thursday before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. As is custom for the panel’s hearings, his argument lasted just a few minutes. And, as has been the case for the past year, the …

The COVID-19 pandemic forced community health centers to reach patients by video and phone for the first time last year as stay-at-home orders and other restrictions kept people away from the doctor’s office. In-person visits have resumed, but telehealth appointments remain wildly popular, even among the less tech-savvy elderly, clinic directors say. “This pandemic has …