The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Catherine Elliott, has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in Whitehorse.
The territory is reporting 10 new cases since Friday and there are now 21 active cases in the territory.
“We declare an outbreak when a group of cases occur in a common location or people who share affiliations such as high school students,” she said at a press conference on Monday.
Mérida, June 14, 2021 (venezuelanalysis.com) – The Venezuelan government has accused Washington of lobbying international banks to block payments to the United Nations’ COVAX program, hindering the supply of Covid-19 vaccines.
The accusations come after COVAX authorities informed Venezuela’s UN Ambassador Héctor Constant Rosales that the Swiss-based UBS Bank had “blocked” and is “investigating” at least four outstanding transfers. COVAX reported a US $10 million outstanding deficit to complete Venezuela’s $120 million payment for 11 million vaccine doses, which cannot be dispatched until the funds are received. Caracas has reiterated that the full amount has been sent.
While the COVAX letter does not specify the cause of the bank’s decision to block the funds, an unnamed UBS spokesperson reportedly told The Associated Press that the bank “adheres to applicable legal and regulatory requirements in all jurisdictions, including respective sanction regimes such as the sanctions currently imposed by Switzerland, the UK, the EU and the United States.”
Some Hospitals Kept Suing Patients Over Medical Debt Through the Pandemic
Court actions by hospitals to collect patient debt dropped sharply during the pandemic. But a new study says some of the nation’s largest hospital systems kept filing lawsuits, liens and garnishments — and most were nonprofit.
long & detailed