Other states don’t have the support of sympathetic policy. Hadler voiced his concern about Nebraska’s ruling: “The governor of Nebraska is playing politics and clearly doesn’t know how to handle a public health crisis,” he says, “because that is a terrible approach to public health.” In an update email to Fast Company, Julie Naughton, a spokesperson for Nebraska’s health department, said: “We expect the federal government to provide enough vaccine for everyone in the state. . . . Proof of citizenship is not a requirement to receive the vaccine.” Still, the governor’s press secretary tweeted that while there will be enough doses, “Nebraska is going to prioritize citizens and legal residents ahead of illegal immigrants.” (The governor’s office did not respond to a request for comment.) … [Read more...] about How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?
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Counties and cities are placing modified kiosks in homeless shelters and food banks. It’s not just about putting hardware in the right places, though: “Counties are setting up kiosks in homeless shelters to provide ‘safety net’ free emergency and general health services without patients needing to visit urgent care clinics,” says Eric Haden, president at Drexly Telehealth Solutions. “Many providers could easily be connected to a kiosk network for a wide range of medical issues including various specialty types.” … [Read more...] about It’s time to fully embrace telehealth—for the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
Cabernet Port is such a beautiful jammy burgundy, I feel guilty adding a glug to my red sauce—but am so happy I did. It’s bright and layered in ways balsamic or a squeeze of lemon never accomplished. The bottle suggests adding a splash to sangria, like a shrub, which I intend to do over the weekend. Part of the fun of Acid League’s products is that they add a new, curious variable into the kitchen. You end up wondering, What else can I add vinegar to? Who else can I tell about it? I wonder what flavors come next. … [Read more...] about Editor’s pick: This gourmet vinegar startup wants to be the Ben & Jerry’s of acids
Biden’s initial response to these questions includes a 198-page COVID-19 plan bolstered by a series of executive orders that he signed during his first two days in office. He mandated 100 days of masking among federal employees on federal lands and in federal buildings, and a restoration of the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization. Americans will also be required to wear masks on trains, planes, and buses. He also ordered the reconstitution of the Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense, a group within the National Security Council that was responsible for following disease outbreaks around the world under President Barack Obama. The emphasis of these orders has been on embracing the wisdom of science and taking a more national approach to curbing the virus. … [Read more...] about Biden has inherited the worst health crisis in memory. Can he turn it around?
Patagonia allows employees to make their own schedules. They still have to work full time, they just get to decide when to work. Also, because the company is filled with outdoor athletes and its corporate headquarters sit right on the Pacific, whenever the waves are good, employees are allowed to stop working—even when they’re on deadline, even if they’re in the middle of a meeting—and go surfing. It’s a corporate policy that Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard famously dubbed “Let my people go surfing.” … [Read more...] about Why a free afternoon each week can boost employees’ sense of autonomy