The bivalent vaccine targets both the original virus and the Omicron variant BA.1 that emerged late last year. Health Canada approved Moderna’s updated vaccine earlier this month.
US Customs stores duplicates of travelers’ phone and laptop contents — including medical records, photos, and calendar appointments — without much oversight, report says
A patch is seen on the sleeve of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer as he uses facial recognition technology in his booth at Miami International Airport to screen a traveler entering the United States on February 27, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images US Customs preserves data from phones, laptops, and tablets […]
Ontario opens appointments for new bivalent COVID-19 booster shots to all adults
Adults in Ontario can begin booking a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster dose on Monday, the province says. Spots opened for everyone as of 8 a.m. ET, though appointments for especially vulnerable people will be prioritized until September 26 before widening to all residents 18 and older.
Truant patients waste 41½ hours of appointments at Halifax doctors clinic
At a time when many Nova Scotians are desperate to find a family physician, one clinic says an alarming number of its patients simply skip their appointments with no excuse. It’s now posting the total number of no-shows each month.
Punish patients who miss appointments with £5 says GP
And she warned: “Without a radical solution to an unsustainable problem I genuinely fear the NHS may crumble.” Doctors estimate that one in 20 people missing appointments means 10 million consultations are wasted every year. A 10-minute slot with a GP costs around £25, meaning the health service is taking a £250million annual hit from […]
A surge in immigration judge appointments may not solve the backlogged cases in US immigration courts
Elaine Thompson/AP Backlogged cases in US immigration court has hit an all-time high of nearly 600,000, despite a recent surge of new judges, government data shows. “On average individuals have currently been waiting 670 days, and may have to wait much longer before their cases will be heard,” according to government data analyzed in a Monday […]