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Guardian Headline – Longest sustained rise in people too sick to work since 1990s, says thinktank – March 24

The bad news: there are 2.7 million working-age adults out of work due to ill health, and the rise shows little sign of slowing. But while economic inactivity due to retirement is important among older adults and economic inactivity among those in full-time education important to younger adults, it is economic inactivity due to long-term …

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Protect Your Family From COVID-19 in Hospital – Nov 23

NHS releases advice on HEPA use in Hospitals. “Ventilation is an important feature in the control of airborne infection. However, the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 as a highly contagious virus has demanded new and innovative solutions to safeguard patients, staff and visitors.” NHS Guidance Bulletin Hospital acquired SARS-CoV-2 (Hospital Acquired Infection – HAI) is particularly dangerous …

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New Zealand nurses must have virus-free clean air at work – Sept 23

The covidpledge.co.nz open letter in support of nursing colleagues. To whoever is concerned: Hospitals should be a place where everyone can go to feel safe. Our healthcare system depends on nurses being safe at work. Until hospitals and clinics provide virus-free clean air our nurses will continue leaving the profession due to preventable airborne illness. …

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New Zealand doctors must have virus-free clean air at work – Sept 23

The covidpledge.co.nz open letter in support of medical colleagues. To whoever is concerned: Hospitals should be a place where everyone can go to feel safe. Our healthcare system depends on doctors being safe at work. Until hospitals and clinics provide virus-free clean air our doctors will continue leaving the profession due to preventable airborne illness. …

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Covid 19: Government ditches all remaining restrictions, as case hospitalisations rise – Aug 23

NZ Herald article link Ditched are a mandatory 7 day isolation period for people with Covid-19, and the requirement to wear face masks in health facilities. It is important to note that hospital patients are among our most vulnerable and hospital acquired COVID-19 has been clearly linked to 10% mortality. Unfortunately it appears that the …

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