UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service

Under-resourced British healthcare system faces a record high backlog of care with 5.61 million people in England waiting for hospital-based medical procedures Healthcare in the United Kingdom (UK) is about to become much more expensive. The UK government has announced plans to substantially increase payroll taxes to fund the surging demand for care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that may only be the part of the healthcare-funding iceberg visible above the surface. Below the surface is a...

New Disinfection Technique for Hospital Rooms Will Be Useful to Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Vapor-based fumigant system could prove useful in disinfecting microbiology labs, clinical labs, and histology labs There’s a new technology that bears great promise for improving existing methods of disinfecting hospital rooms and health facilities, including clinical laboratories. This pioneering work was developed as part of a collaboration involving infection control expert Dick Zoutman, M.D., FRCPC, who is affiliated with Queen’s University of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. This technology is...

Second National Journalism Award Goes to The Dark Report and Robert Michel

Best Investigative Reporting honors earned for story about problems with Vitamin D testing Top honors in a prestigious national journalism competition were recently awarded to our sister publication, The Dark Report. Editor-In-Chief Robert L. Michel traveled to Washington, DC, to accept the first place award for “Best Investigative Reporting.” The occasion was the 33rd annual conference of the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA). Handing Editor Robert Michel his first place...
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