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Life under lockdown: 3 seniors tell us what the pandemic is like in their retirement and nursing homes as the pandemic rages but a vaccine is within reach

On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization to a COVID-19 vaccine from US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech. Along with healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities including nursing and assisted living homes will be among the first in line to receive the […]
Life under lockdown: 3 seniors tell us what the pandemic is like in their retirement and nursing homes as the pandemic rages but a vaccine is within reach
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The US is giving $523 million to 9,000 nursing homes for reducing COVID-19 cases. This is the first time it has given institutions financial rewards for controlling the spread.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will split $US523 million in incentive payments among more than 9,000 nursing homes for reducing COVID-19 related infections and deaths. The agency gave the first payments out on Wednesday, and said it is “exhausting all measures to ensure nursing homes nationwide are […]
The US is giving $523 million to 9,000 nursing homes for reducing COVID-19 cases. This is the first time it has given institutions financial rewards for controlling the spread.
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The WHO says healthy young people may not receive a COVID-19 vaccine until 2022

Healthy young people might not receive the coronavirus vaccination until 2022, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The WHO’s chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said Wednesday that she hoped at least one COVID-19 vaccine would be approved by 2021, but that it would likely be available in “limited quantities.” […]
The WHO says healthy young people may not receive a COVID-19 vaccine until 2022
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There’s a frightening loophole in the COVID-19 treatment plan, and my 81-year-old father and thousands of other elderly patients have fallen through it

Deborah Kassel’s 81-year-old father, a retired physician, tested positive for COVID-19 in March following a hospital stay after spinal surgery. After only four days in a rehab facility, Kassel’s father was told he was being discharged and sent home, despite still testing positive for the coronavirus and requiring 24-hour care. […]
There’s a frightening loophole in the COVID-19 treatment plan, and my 81-year-old father and thousands of other elderly patients have fallen through it
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An elderly Italian couple marked their 50th wedding anniversary by holding hands from their hospital beds while being treated for the coronavirus

An elderly Italian couple celebrated their 50th anniversary from neighbouring hospital beds while both being treated for the coronavirus. Sandra, 71, and husband Giancarlo, 73, held hands while on ventilators, and the touching moment was captured by nurse Roberta Ferretti. Healthcare workers also got them a small cake with a […]
An elderly Italian couple marked their 50th wedding anniversary by holding hands from their hospital beds while being treated for the coronavirus
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Coles announced new measures to keep stores stocked during the coronavirus outbreak, including hiring 5,000 more casual staff and suspending home delivery

Coles has unveiled a raft of new measures to keep its stores stocked amid the coronavirus outbreak. The company is employing 5,000 additional casual workers to help restock shelves and serve customers. Coles is also temporarily suspending home deliveries for all customers, with the exception of those who are vulnerable […]
Coles announced new measures to keep stores stocked during the coronavirus outbreak, including hiring 5,000 more casual staff and suspending home delivery