Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Blasts FDA For Halting Drugs Ineffective

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed Tuesday for coronavirus patients to continue receiving antibody treatments deemed ineffective against the omicron variant, vowing to fight White House health regulators in his latest feud with President Joe Biden. The Republican governor’s comments came a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pulled its […]Read More

The Omicron Variant Is Deepening Severe Staffing Shortages In Medical

Medical laboratory professionals form the backbone of health care and the public health system. They conduct some 13 billion laboratory medicine tests annually in the U.S. As of January 2022, these individuals had also performed more than 860 million COVID-19 tests and counting during the pandemic. Why should anyone care? Laboratory testing is the single […]Read More

Mixed reviews for latest stimulus

Mixed reviews for latest stimulus Cash handouts cut for Khon La Khrueng A massage shop in Chiang Mai has a sign put up for the co-payment scheme to attract more guests. Dusida Worrachaddejchai The business sector has hailed the government’s fresh spending stimulus measures but says the cash handout under the fourth phase of the “Khon […]Read More

Taking retail to the next level

below  Plant-based meat substitutes are on sale at a supermarket. During the pandemic the past couple of years, retailers, brands and manufacturers have adapted to changing consumer behaviour. While many hope 2022 will mark a return to normal for the retail segment, the emergence of Omicron has rocked market sentiment. Over the last two years […]Read More

Government to plug ‘Wellness Sandbox’

Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on Nov 8, 2021. (Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) The government is set to promote Hua Hin and Cha-am as Thailand’s “Wellness Sandbox” to attract health-conscious tourists from around the world. Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said on Friday that the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (Cesa) approved in principle […]Read More

Rio de Janeiro Delays Carnival Parades As Omicron Spreads

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The world-famous Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro will be held in late April rather than the final weekend of February, as the number of coronavirus cases in Brazil spikes and the omicron variant spreads across the country. “The decision was made respecting for the current situation of the COVID-19 […]Read More

Shares slide on rate worries, weak earnings

Recap: Global shares tumbled yesterday as fears about the pace of monetary policy tightening and weaker-than-expected earnings from Wall Street continued to sour investor confidence. The SET index moved in a range of 1,641.86 and 1,682.93 points this week before closing yesterday at 1,652.73, down 1.19% from the previous week, in daily turnover averaging 90.97 […]Read More

Myocarditis: COVID-19 Is A Much Bigger Risk To The Heart

The heart has played a central role in COVID-19 since the beginning. Cardiovascular conditions are among the highest risk factors for hospitalization. A significant number of patients hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 infections have signs of heart damage, and many recover from infection with lasting cardiovascular injury.   It’s not surprising that debates over COVID-19 vaccines frequently […]Read More

Tourism groups urge PCR price cut

Tourism groups urge PCR price cut Lower costs may help travel sentiment People wait outside a swab station located inside Suvarnabhumi airport. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb) Tourism operators want the government to reduce the cost of RT-PCR tests as all inbound travellers now must take two tests and book a hotel on the fifth day as […]Read More

How are Large Private Insurers Covering At-Home Rapid Tests?

Less than a week after a new federal mandate to cover such products took effect, about half of the nation’s largest private insurers allow enrollees to directly obtain rapid at-home COVID-19 tests from specific sources without having to pay anything upfront, a new KFF analysis finds. The new coverage requirement took effect Jan. 15, just […]Read More