Tag Archives: COVID19

Shareholders to push for detailed COVID-19 pricing strategies from Pfizer, J&J at annual meetings

‘Tis the season of annual shareholder meetings for the world’s largest drugmakers, marking a year that reaped billions in government-backed funding for those involved in the COVID-19 fight. But how will companies that were awarded taxpayer dollars ensure their products remain affordable and accessible post-pandemic?  It’s a question the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) intends… Read More »

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

Before and after COVID-19: How the world has changed in a year, in 37 photos

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada This month marks the one year anniversary of Canada swiftly moving into lockdown after the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic Author of the article: National Post Staff, The Canadian Press Article content On March 8, Canada recorded its first death from COVID-19, and just a… Read More »

NUIG students given essay after breaching COVID-19 guidelines

Galway students have been given a 2,000 word reflective essay from NUIG for breaching COVID-19 guidelines, with many people wondering if it’s enough. The university has told students that they must write a reflective essay on the “potential impact their actions could have on family, friends and society,” as part of the sanctions after a… Read More »

Payers saw volumes bounce back in Q3, say COVID-19 still volatile

In the third quarter, insurers saw a slight dampening from the record-high profits recorded in the previous quarter as medical utilization rebounded to about 95% of normal volumes for most major payers. They warned, however, that tailwinds may not last as people seek previously deferred care in the fourth quarter and into next year. Another… Read More »