Chinese pray for health in Lunar New Year as Covid death toll rises

People take pictures of fireworks on Chinese New Year’s Eve in Chongqing, China January 21, 2023. VCG | Visual China Group | Getty Images China on Sunday ushered in the Lunar New Year by praying for the health of its people after three years of strain and financial hardship under the pandemic, as authorities reported … Read more

Point32Health taps health inclusion for LGBTQ+ care

After traditionally offering virtual care and navigation services to employers, Incorporated Health is now moving into the health plan arena. The LGBTQ+ community teams up with Point32Health to serve its commercial members in companies announced Wednesday. based in san francisco Incorporated Health Provides patients with access to virtual and in-person urgent care, primary care, behavioral … Read more

Chinese National Health Commission Reveals 60,000 Deaths Since Leaving Zero COVID

On Saturday, China’s leading public health institution, the National Health Commission (NHC), revealed that between December 8, 2022, when the Chinese authorities announced the complete dismantling of all remaining aspects of their pre-zero COVID public health program of, and as of January 12, there were a total of 59,938 COVID-19 related deaths. President Xi Jinping … Read more

Nearly 60,000 people have died of Covid in China since restrictions were eased

Nearly 60,000 people have died from the coronavirus in China since the country abandoned its zero-COVID policy last month. Xiao Yahui, head of the Medical Administration Bureau of the Chinese National Health Commission, told the media on Saturday that the country recorded 59,938 Covid-related deaths between December 8 and January 12. Yahui said more than … Read more

China suspends visas for South Koreans in virus retaliation

BEIJING (AP) — China has barred South Koreans from visiting the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for COVID-19 testing requirements imposed by South Korea on Chinese travelers, according to a notice posted by the Chinese embassy in Seoul. On Tuesday suspended the issuance of visas for , Japan’s Kyodo News Service said … Read more

CommonSpirit Health CEO at JPM: Some providers will be commodities

Wright Lassiter III, who was named CEO of CommonSpirit Health last April, outlined his vision for reviving his massive nonprofit’s finances at a JPMorgan healthcare conference on Monday. The convention returns to San Francisco after a two-year pandemic break and feels bursting as usual. Cracking a few jokes, Lassiter acknowledged he’s not here to take … Read more

Can Data Solve the Behavioral Health Outcomes Inequality Dilemma?

Nearly twenty years ago, the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) published “Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care.” In this landmark report, NAM noted that “a large body of published research suggests that racial and ethnic minorities experience lower quality of health services and are also less likely … Read more

Explainer: is China sharing enough COVID-19 information?

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – As COVID-19 spreads across China, other countries and the World Health Organization are calling on their governments to share more comprehensive data on the outbreak. Some also say that many of the numbers it is reporting are meaningless. Without basic data such as the number of deaths, infections and severe cases, … Read more

Australia’s top health advisor urges government against ban on travelers from China

CNN , Australia’s top medical official advised the government against imposing any restrictions on travelers arriving from China, a day before the health minister announced new testing requirements, internal documents show. China’s COVID cases are on the rise after Beijing abandoned its costly zero-COVID strategy, prompting several countries to impose restrictions on travelers to and … Read more

Coronavirus: 2022 ends with increased risk of a new variant, public health expert warns

CNN , As the world enters a new year, many public health and infectious disease experts predict that surveillance of new coronavirus variants will be an important part of COVID-19 mitigation efforts – and some are turning their attention to the surge in cases in China. have been Subvariants of the Omicron coronavirus variant continue … Read more