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Teachers union power, not rate of COVID transmission, determines whether schools are open for instruction, study finds

Teachers unions have often demanded lower community spreads of the coronavirus before they are willing to return teachers to the classroom. For example, before United Teachers Los Angeles will agree to in-person learning, it has demanded that Los Angeles County have a daily rate of COVID-19 cases no higher than 10 per 100,000 population. But… Read More »

Medical liability insurance premiums rising after stable decade, AMA report finds

Dive Brief: The price providers pay to insure themselves and their practices against medical liability claims is on the rise, according to an analysis from the American Medical Association. After holding mostly steady over the past decade, more than 30% of premiums reported by a survey of liability insurers increased from 2019 to 2020, the… Read More »

People with HIV at higher risk of hospitalisation and death from COVID-19, New York study finds

People with HIV were more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and more likely to die in hospital due to COVID-19 than people without HIV, and people with more advanced HIV disease or unsuppressed viral load were more likely than other people with HIV to be hospitalised, a review of surveillance data in… Read More »

Nearly 100,000 people in England catching Covid-19 every day, ‘worrying’ Government-led study finds

Nearly 100,000 people in England are catching Covid-19 every day, the R rate in London is almost THREE – and one in 75 Brits are currently infectious, new Imperial study finds REACT-1 study led by Imperial College London estimates there are currently 96,000 new daily infections  Researchers said cases just weeks away from levels seen… Read More »

Taking antibiotics is just as effective for appendicitis as having an operation, major study finds

Having your appendix removed could become a thing of the past because 70% of patients given antibiotics don’t need the operation, major study finds US trial split 1,500 patients with appendicitis into two treatment groups They rated their health equally a month after having either antibiotics or surgery But of those who took antibiotics, 70… Read More »