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Unvaccinated Americans to face tighter COVID testing requirements in new US travel system

Nov. 8 will end the U.S. travel ban that has been in place for dozens of countries since the start of the pandemic. It will also make reentry more challenging for unvaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

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Everything HR Needs to Know about Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Last month, President Joe Biden announced a series of plans to more aggressively tackle the COVID-19 pandemic—including a surprising announcement requiring scores of private employers to mandate their workers get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID testing. What does the rule entail and how should HR leaders prepare?

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Abbott Panbio Rapid Test – The Test of Choice for International Use

ABBOTT RECEIVES CE MARK FOR ITS PANBIO™ RAPID ANTIGEN SELF-TEST, OPENING ACCESS THROUGHOUT EUROPE TO FAST, RELIABLE COVID-19 TESTING

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Don’t Get Taken by Those that Overcharge for Tests – like a $380 Rapid Test – Ouch!

A rapid Covid-19 test from a drugstore typically costs less than $20, Kliff writes. But GS Labs, which runs over a dozen testing sites across the United States, routinely charges $380 for such tests. The company has performed half a million rapid tests since the start of the pandemic and continues to run thousands of tests each day.

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Where Are the Tests?

You can’t shake a runny nose and start wondering whether it’s really because of allergies. Millions of Americans are grappling with situations like these, and rapid tests are a solution. But where the heck are they?

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Demand for COVID-19 testing is surging, and that includes rapid home antigen tests.

Demand for COVID-19 testing is surging, and that includes rapid home antigen tests. Experts say these tests can be very useful, but it’s important to know their limitations.

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This week, the Department of Defense (DOD) purchased $647 million of over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits.

This week, the Department of Defense (DOD) purchased $647 million of over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits. Great news in that these test kits will help citizens stay safe. Bad news in that the supply chain just got worse. UGH!

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Update: FDA No Longer Authorizes Use of Non-NIOSH-Approved or Decontaminated Disposable Respirators – Letter to Health Care Personnel and Facilities

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is revoking the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for non-NIOSH-approved disposable respirators (revocation effective July 6, 2021)

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Trust Your Distributor To Help You Avoid Fraudulent Supply Offers

With COVID-19 continuing to place unprecedented demands on supply, healthcare providers may be tempted to turn to unknown sources to find additional products. But using unfamiliar suppliers presents risks to healthcare providers – risks that distributors can help reduce.

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FAQ: Vetting Offers For PPE From Unknown Sources

A little common sense can go a long way when it comes to vetting a PPE source, beginning with these timeless words of wisdom, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.

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What Happens When Brokers Get Involved?

Spoiler alert – it often doesn’t go very well, and buyers are left holding the bag – except there’s nothing in the bag!

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The Difference Between Distributors and Brokers

The unprecedented increase in demand for PPE has spurred an opportunity marketplace where brokers with no healthcare experience engage in fraud and profiteering. These opportunistic traders should not be confused with legitimate commercial distributors working to ensure a reliable flow of high-quality medical products to providers.

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The Future is Made in America

A new “Buy American” executive order has been signed into effect. What does this mean for the PPE industry?

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New FDA Warning Against Hand Sanitizers from Mexico

A January surge in accidental poisonings involving hand sanitizers has prompted an import alert for alcohol-based sanitizers from Mexico.

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New Playbook for COVID-19 Protection

After a months-long study, scientists have new protection protocol recommendations to safely reopen workplaces.

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The Wild World of PPE Sales

Watch the recent 60 Minutes segment on the frenzied market for PPE.

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New COVID-19 Executive Actions Take Effect.

President Biden has issued a series of new mandates to halt the spread of COVID-19. Are you prepared?

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Containers Going Overboard

Hundreds of containers have fallen from container ships into ocean waters in recent months, in a flare-up of accidents that can destroy millions of dollars worth of goods, damage vessels and endanger lives and the environment. Here’s how it can happen.

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