US New York orders frontline health care workers to get vaccinated
COVID: Are vaccinated people eleven times more hospitalized than non-vaccinated those in the Loire countries, as a tweet affirms?
This figure, conveyed by a tweet, is actually a misinterpretation of DREES data on the number of cases and hospitalizations for suspicion of Covid in the Pays de la Loire. © provided by FRANCINFO A publication on Twitter, shared more than 3,000 times, asserts that, according to the latest figures of the Research Directorate, studies, evaluation and statistics (DREES), there would be eleven times more vaccinated than non-vaccinated to the hospital in the Loire countries.
New York state will require all "public-facing" health care workers to get vaccinated from September, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday, as the United States struggles to suppress the Delta variant.
Cuomo said all of the state's tens of thousands of employees would have to show proof of vaccination or face weekly tests from September 6.
But he announced stricter measures for frontline workers at state-run hospitals, saying they would not have the option of being tested.
"New York state will require patient-facing healthcare workers at state hospitals to get vaccinated to help keep both patients and workers safe," Cuomo said.
Biden pushes cash reward to get vaccinated, new rules for federal workers
Biden pushes cash reward to get vaccinated, new rules for federal workersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Thursday urged local governments to pay people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and set new rules requiring federal workers to provide proof of vaccination or face regular testing, mask mandates and travel restrictions.
Earlier this week, California and New York City announced that official workers would need to get vaccinated or take weekly tests.
California's order will apply to almost 240,000 state workers and hundreds of thousands more private-sector health workers, with full compliance required by August 21.
Video: States announce vaccine mandates for government employees (ABC News)
New York City's mandate will go into effect from September 13 and apply to more than 300,000 city personnel, including police, fire fighters and teachers.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to impose a mandate when it announced Monday that it would require more than 100,000 health care personnel to get vaccinated.
The moves come as the United States grapples with boosting vaccination rates, which have stalled badly for months despite the US having the highest supply of any country.
Many unions and critics of mandates have spoken out against required vaccinations, citing personal freedom arguments.
President Joe Biden said Tuesday that a vaccine mandate for America's more than two million federal workers was now "under consideration."
Some 59 percent of all eligible New York City residents have received at least one vaccine shot.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new incentive Wednesday for residents holding out: $100 when you receive your first dose.
Major medical groups call for employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for health care workers .
As the number of Covid-19 cases surges in the United States, more than 50 health and medical groups -- including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association -- issued a joint statement calling for all health care and long-term care employers to mandate employees be vaccinated against Covid-19. © Joe Raedle/Getty Images IMMOKALEE, FLORIDA - MAY 20: A healthcare worker prepares Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at a clinic set up by Healthcare Network on May 20, 2021 in Immokalee, Florida.