Health workers declare nationwide strike

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No-shows and other fears: Daily life of food delivery workers in Vietnam

“Anyone in this ‘shipper’ business will face these situations at least once. I was lucky to get my money back, but other shippers have had to bear the brunt, [for example] drinking five cups of boba tea or eating two servings of family-sized hotpot [that no-show customers left them with]. It’s rather saddening.”

Key workers and public services need more support, say UK unions

“If the government doesn’t act, we face a tsunami of job losses. So my message to the chancellor is this: we worked together once before. We are ready to work with you again – if you are serious about stopping the catastrophe of mass unemployment.

Recruitment demand rises, but employers can’t find enough workers

The centre said that 4,000 enterprises in the city were expected to cut or lay off about 120,000 employees in September due to a lack of orders and raw materials amid the pandemic. The cuts would occur mainly in tourism, accommodation services, transportation, construction, garments, and footwear.

Withings ScanWatch review: health-tracking watch with 30-day battery

The watch can automatically record activities such as walking, running and swimming, measuring duration, calories and other relevant data such as Vo2 Max – a fairly common measure of cardiorespiratory fitness. Other sports can be manually tracked, too, using the menu system. The watch lacks its own GPS for tracking routes, instead relying on your […]

Punjab health department website catches virus in Covid time

Expressing concern, a senior health department official from Jalandhar said: “The website should be in working mode as it provides important details and instructions for Covid-19 care. It is of public importance and technical issues should be addressed at the earliest.”

Guam boy, 10, dies as Covid outbreak threatens country’s health system

“When that light is put out too soon … we have all lost. As a mother and a grandmother, losing a child seems especially senseless. But that’s because this virus isn’t reasonable, it won’t discriminate, it won’t get lazy, it will not grow tired, divisive or complacent. It will take what it can and it’s […]

The Best (Sex) Is Yet to Come?

Women in this study noted that when they had sex when they were younger – again using the “sex as intercourse” definition – it was for their husband’s sake and/or in order to procreate. Their descriptions of sex were functional and void of any discourse around pleasure.

Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19

The authors claim that theirs is the first study to examine the link between COVID-19 and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, as well as to explore intentional COVID-19 exposure. Their study found that 83 U.S. adults (9.2% of their sample) reported intentionally exposing themselves to COVID-19. Given how contagious the virus is, the authors contend this […]

NHS reminder about face-to-face appointments angers GPs

“While many people, particularly those most vulnerable to Covid-19, want the convenience of a consultation over the phone or video, the NHS has been and will continue to offer face-to-face appointments and I would urge anyone who feels they need medical support to come forward so they can get the care, support and advice they […]