CDC is Depending on Employers to Encourage Worker Vaccinations
SHRM – February 25, 2021
During a webcast for members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials explained what employers can do to promote efforts to vaccinate employees.
Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected Despite Weather Impact
CNBC – March 4, 2021
Weekly jobless claims edged higher last week but rose less than expected for an economy struggling to shake off impacts from a pandemic that has been around now for nearly a year.
Survey: Only 6% Of U.S. Employers Plan to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination
HR Dive – February 18, 2021
Employers will balance a wide range of concerns and viewpoints as they decide whether to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or encourage vaccination through education, incentivization or a combination of these approaches.
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Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Targets Will Require a Dramatic Ramping Up of Our National Rollout
ABC News – March 3, 2021
Health Minister Greg Hunt this week reaffirmed the government’s goal of vaccinating everyone who wants to be vaccinated by the end of October.
Canada to Receive 6.5 Million COVID-19 Vaccines by End of March
CNN – February 26, 2021
Canada expects to receive more than 6.5 million COVID-19 vaccines by the end of March, with tens of millions more vaccines arriving between April and June, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Feb. 26.
India’s Covaxin COVID-19 Vaccine, Already in Use, Shows Promise in Trials
The New York Times – March 4, 2021
Interim results from clinical trials suggested that Covaxin could be safe and effective, potentially removing one hurdle to New Delhi’s ambitious campaign to inoculate a vast population.
Prime Minister Sets Out Roadmap to Cautiously Ease Lockdown Restrictions
GOV.UK – February 22, 2021
Government publishes four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England and provide a route back to a more normal way of life.
More States are Easing COVID-19 Restrictions, Even as Health Experts Sound Warnings
CNN – March 3, 2021
Several states on Tuesday announced they are loosening restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, even as health experts warn against doing just that. Texas and Mississippi, for example, are lifting mask mandates and allowing businesses to open at full capacity.
Poland Says Looser Coronavirus Restrictions Possible in May
Reuters – March 4, 2021
Poland could loosen coronavirus restrictions in May, provided a third wave of the pandemic peaks between March and April, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said on Thursday.