Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: ‘Mandates are working’ – employer ultimatums lift vaccination rates in US

In California and New York, where mandates for health care workers have gone into effect, many are complying. California’s requirement for all health care workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, which took effect Thursday, appears to have compelled tens of thousands of unvaccinated employees to get shots in recent weeks, bolstering the case for employer mandates. In a survey

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Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Middlemore Hospital not unique in lacking isolation space for patients awaiting Covid test results

A lack of isolation facilities in hospitals means it’s a “reality” patients awaiting Covid tests will sometimes be put in a ward with other patients, a Nurse’s Union representative says. This week one of Auckland’s main hospitals has been at the centre of two Covid scares – most recently after a patient walked out of the hospital before her Covid

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Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Crowne Plaza vaccination clinic among new locations linked to mystery cases

Mystery Covid cases not linked to the current outbreak have led to health officials releasing several locations of interest as part of their investigations. One of the new locations is the vaccination clinic at the Crowne Plaza, in the Auckland CBD, which is linked to a positive case on Monday, August 23, between 4.30pm and 7pm. Director general of health

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Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Church cluster – elders among positive cases, community rallying

Several elders are among those to have contracted Covid as part of the church cluster now dominating the community outbreak. Members of the South Auckland and wider Pasifika and Samoan communities are rallying to support people who were at the August 15 service that was attended by a person or persons who latest tested positive for Covid. Dr Ashley Bloomfield

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