France Suspends 3,000 Unvaccinated Health Workers Without Pay

France has suspended 3,000 health workers without pay for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of a deadline this week. “A large number of these suspensions will be temporary,” Health Minister Olivier Veran told RTL radio, adding that the …

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New York Hospital to ‘Pause’ Delivering Babies After Staff Quit Over Vaccine Mandate

Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, N.Y. has announced it is planning to stop delivering babies temporarily later this month after multiple employees quit their jobs over a Covid-19 vaccination mandate. The mandate required all healthcare workers in the state …

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Malaysian Authorities to Investigate Vaccine Certificate Bribery Cases

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Datuk Seri Azam Baki promised to investigate bribery reports in exchange for vaccination certificates on Tuesday. The statement from MACC came in response to reports circulating on social and local media that some unvaccinated …

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Philippine Nurses Threaten Mass Resignation Amid COVID Case Spike

Overworked Philippine nurses staged protests and threatened mass resignations if government benefits are not paid by September 1. The Indian Express reported that the Philippine government had set aside special risk allowances for health care workers, which encompassed their hazard …

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Vietnam Government Offers Hospital Jobs for Recovered COVID-19 Patients

Vietnam launched a program called “Patient zero with patient zero” in Ho Chi Minh City this week to support public healthcare services. The government said it would offer COVID-19 recovered patients with eight million dong ($350.80) monthly allowance, food, accommodation, …

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