Search Tag: COVID-19 vaccination

Executive Health Management


2021 16 Jan

Under the umbrella of the World Health Organization, its Emergency Committee and several thousands of scientists looked into the challenges related to COVID-19 vaccine safety, efficacy and access.   You might also like: COVID-19 Vaccine: From Ethics of Early Access to Payments for Risk   T he meeting of the Emergency Committee...Read more

IT Management


2021 15 Jan

Leaders from healthcare and tech industry, including Mayo Clinic, Microsoft and Oracle, are joining forces in the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) to establish a standard for digital vaccination records.   You might also like: COVID-19 Vaccines: Need for Global Tracking System   The new initiative aims to provide every...Read more

Cardiology Management


2021 20 Jan

Patients with acute heart failure nearly double their risk of dying if they get COVID-19, according to new research published in ESC Heart Failure .  These findings highlight the need for patients with heart failure to take extra precautions to avoid catching COVID-19. According to lead investigator, Dr. Amardeep Dastidar, a consultant interventional...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 23 Jan

COVAX, the global initiative to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines across the world, has announced new agreements for Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines delivery, about 200 million doses in total.   You might also like: COVID-19 Vaccines: Tracking and Future Distribution   Specifically,...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 20 Jan

The European Commission has called member states to accelerate the roll-out of their vaccination programmes. The aim is to have vaccinated 70% of the adult population by summer 2021.   You might also like: EU Reports on State of Health   In a new communication , the Commission identifies some key actions needed...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 23 Jan

The European Ombudsman is investigating the European Commission’s refusal to give public access to documents concerning the purchase of vaccines against COVID-19.   You might also like: COVID-19 Vaccine: From Ethics of Early Access to Payments for Risk   After receiving two complaints, the Ombudsman office has opened an...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 09 Feb

In the UK the incidence numbers are going down, which is a relief to see and to feel. I was pretty down at the beginning of 2021 and hope seemed far away. Four weeks down the line, and I am happier again.   I can see what the huge vaccination programme (over 13% of the U.K. population has been vaccinated) has brought...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 20 Feb

G7 leaders have collectively pledged over $4.3 billion to the ACT Accelerator partnership to develop and distribute effective tests, treatments and vaccines globally.   You might also like: New Vaccine Agreements for COVAX   The commitment was made during the Virtual G7 leaders meeting on 19 February 2021, taking...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 22 Feb

To round up the first – The Journal issue of this year, prominent contributors will join forces at the Reset 2021 DigiConf webinar to discuss a range of issues related to COVID-19 and the future of healthcare. You are invited to join us online on 2 March 2021 .   You might also like: Reset 2021...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 14 Mar

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been the centre of attention in Europe over the past few days. Several countries has suspended its administration after reports of a number of thromboembolic events and several deaths. This has been exacerbated by the company’s inability to meet its contractual obligations in the EU on the medicine delivery....Read more

ICU Management


2021 16 Mar

Efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic finally became possible when, in December 2020, the FDA authorised the use of the first COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech. Soon after, two additional vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson also received emergency authorisation for use. As of 8 March 2021, over 31 million people in the U.S. have...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 19 Mar

The European Commission has officially proposed the creation of the EU's ‘COVID-19 passport’ and is planning to have introduced the ecosystem by summer.   You might also like: The European Commission aims to have vaccinated 70% of the adult population by summer 2021. Learn more   The ‘ Digital Green Certificate’ (DGC) should...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 29 Mar

Shortages of COVID-19 vaccine supplies are being felt globally, not excluding the EU and the UK. Do companies fulfil their obligations and where will new manufacturing facilities be created?   You might also like: Why has AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine been the centre of attention in Europe over the past few days? Learn more...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 20 Apr

Over the last week the COVID-19 vaccine landscape has once again changed drastically, with the use of J&J’s Janssen suspended in many countries and new players attracting more attention.   You might also like: Shortages of COVID-19 vaccine supplies are being felt globally, not excluding the EU and the UK. Do companies fulfil their obligations...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 21 Sep

Given that children and adolescents can get sick with COVID-19, attending K-12 schools in-person remains a risk. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children accounted for 25.7% of US cases for the week of 16 September (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2021), while hospitalisations averaged 311 children/day (Centers for Disease Control...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 03 Oct

Last January, Portugal’s healthcare system was undergoing collapse, with hospitals overflowing and intensive care beds running out.  At that time, Portugal’s COVID-19 incidence peaked at 164 per 100,000 (28 January), but Portugal had fewer ICU beds per 100,000 than the rest of Europe. Since Portugal’s ICU could only accommodate 672 COVID-19 patients,...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 19 Oct

On Friday, 15 October, a U.S. FDA advisory committee unanimously recommended that all adults that received the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine get a booster shot at least two months after their first shot. J&J now joins Pfizer and Moderna in gaining an FDA recommendation for a booster.   Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna recommendations which...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 20 Nov

Austria is the first EU country to go into full lockdown this season after COVID-19 cases surged. Whereas incidence rates weeks ago were less than 250 cases per 100,000, it now exceeds 1300 per 100,000 and continues on a steep upward trajectory. Hospitals have been overwhelmed with many new COVID-19 patients, and deaths have been rising again, too. ...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 15 Dec

The World Health Organization labelled the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 a ‘variant of concern’ because of its potential to evade immunity conferred by prior infection and the current COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines are directed against previous versions of the spike protein, which the virus uses to enter human cells. The possibility...Read more

Executive Health Management


2021 23 Dec

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments challenging the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for businesses with at least 100 workers and health care workers on 7 January. This follows a recent ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, which lifted an injunction that blocked the Occupational Safety and Health...Read more