Tag: delta variant

  • Cliché but True: Keep Calm and Carry On

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the current progression of COVID and the flu and why keeping calm is the phrase of the day. Read more below. Happy Lunar New Year to all our readers! The U.S. FDA has given full approval to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, henceforth known as Spikevax (VOA News,…

  • Omicron is Surging, while Delta Continues to Rove

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the continuing saga of the Delta and Omicron variants – and where we stand now. Read more below. WHO warns world cannot ‘boost its way out’ of pandemic Blanket booster programs in rich countries risk prolonging the battle with COVID-19, WHO chief says, warning that the…

  • Are You Prepared for a Twindemic?

    Key Points In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the possibility of a “twindemic” and how businesses can prepare. Read more below. The Omicron variant is now dominant in the U.S., accounting for 73% of all new COVID-19 cases. However, the Delta variant does continue to spread. In Canada, Quebec “became the latest region to…

  • Omicron in the US: Likely in the Calm before a Surge

    Key Points In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the rise of Omicron. Read more here. COVID deaths in the US surpass 800,000 (NYT). It is the highest known number of any country. Known virus cases in the US rose above 50 million and more than 1,200 people are dying from COVID-19 each day. The worldwide…

  • Delta Wave Continues in U.S.; Be Sure Handwashing is Included in Protective Measures

    Key Points In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the continuing wave of the Delta variant and the importance of including handwashing in protective measures. Read more below. The U.S. Senate has approved and passed the bill to overturn Biden’s vaccine mandate (Reuters). The FDA has updated its COVID-19 Tests page with updates on different…

  • Triad of Trends Compels Double-Down on Symptom Monitoring

    Key Points In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we emphasize the importance of monitoring symptoms as the rise of COVID-19, flu, or other respiratory illnesses begins into the winter months. Read more below. The FDA has expanded the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine boosters, recommending and “authorizing use of a single booster dose for all individuals 18…

  • TAG Responds to Employer’s Questions on the ETS

    Key Points In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we respond to employer questions on the OSHA ETS. Read more below. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based out of Cincinnati, was selected via lottery by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to hear legal challenges to the OSHA ETS issued on November 5. A three-judge panel…

  • Businesses Likely Not Held to OSHA ETS Deadlines: A Legal Opinion

    Key Points In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the legal opinion from the Littler law firm that businesses will likely not be held to the current OSHA ETS deadlines. Read more below. Pfizer will begin producing its COVID-19 antiviral pill, “to be made and sold inexpensively in 95 poorer nations that are home to…

  • U.S. COVID Case Rate Descent Hits Plateau

    Key Points In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss TAG’s weekly matrix, the plateauing of case rates, and what businesses need to be doing. Read more below. The pandemic is not yet over, although there are positive signs in the U.S. that “with more and more Americans vaccinated, it’s not likely to linger as long…

  • Case Rates Fluctuating Around the Globe

    In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the fluctuation in case rates. Read more below. At least 5 million people worldwide have died from Covid – though experts believe the total number is undoubtedly far higher. COVID-19 is responsible for more than five million confirmed deaths around the world –a loss that would wipe out…