Tag Archives: Government

Government won’t set COVID jab deadline

Australia has abandoned meeting a fixed timeline for its COVID-19 vaccination rollout. An initial target of October has proven unachievable due partly to dosage import delays and health concerns, with an end-of-2021 timeframe also off the table, Scott Morrison said on Sunday. “The government has … not set, nor has any plans to set any… Read More »

Protesters give government until Mar 26 to repeal Digital Security Act

Nagorik Somaj, a platform of different organisations led by Zafrullah Chowdhury, trustee of the Gonoshasthaya Kendra, raised the demand on Wednesday and called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to consider it. Led by Zafrullah in a wheelchair, the protesters marched towards the Prime Minister’s Office from the National Press Club. On being stopped by the… Read More »

Coronavirus: Calls for government to clarify face coverings in England

MPs have called for the government to clarify its position on face coverings, after the PM said a “stricter” approach to their use in England was needed. Senior sources have said the government is considering making face coverings mandatory in shops in England to slow the spread of coronavirus. Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said… Read More »

Government advisers warned that PHE’s contact tracing capacity would be ‘exhausted’ in TWO WEEKS

The SAGE files: Government advisers warned in February that PHE’s contact tracing capacity would be ‘exhausted’ in TWO WEEKS, that there was no evidence for stopping hand-shaking and studies on face masks were ‘weak’ with mixed results Government published papers that were presented to SAGE in March/April  They cover international flights, face masks, social distancing… Read More »

Not Fake News! A Trump Administration Rule Models Government Civility

By MICHAEL L. MILLENSON  A Trump administration regulation issued just hours before the partial federal shutdown offers quiet hope for civility in government. What happened, on its face, was simple: an update of the rules governing a particular Medicare program. In today’s dyspeptic political climate, however, what didn’t happen along the way was truly remarkable – and may… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lessons On Stopping E. Coli Outbreaks; Government Steps Up To Monitor Emerging Technologies

Editorial pages focus on these health care issues and others. The Hill: Preventing The Next Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak  Seven years after Congress passed the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA still hasn’t implemented a number of key reforms required by that law. Among other things, the law required the FDA to… Read More »