Focus Taiwan: Traditional herbal formula lauded as effective treatment for COVID-19

Focus Taiwan: Traditional herbal formula lauded as effective treatment for COVID-19. “Taipei, April 22 (CNA) A traditional herbal formula developed in Taiwan, known as Taiwan Chingguan Yihau (NRICM101), can be considered to be an effective treatment for COVID-19 patients, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctors said Friday. Huang Yi-chia (黃怡嘉), a TCM doctor from Tri-Service General Hospital, said her hospital has prescribed NRICM101 to more than 200 COVID-19 patients since it obtained emergency use authorization in Taiwan in May 2020.”

Associated Press: How a Kennedy built an anti-vaccine juggernaut amid COVID-19

Associated Press: How a Kennedy built an anti-vaccine juggernaut amid COVID-19. “While many nonprofits and businesses have struggled during the pandemic, [Robert F. Kennedy Jr]’s anti-vaccine group has thrived. An investigation by The Associated Press finds that Children’s Health Defense has raked in funding and followers as Kennedy used his star power as a member of one of America’s most famous families to open doors, raise money and lend his group credibility. Filings with charity regulators show revenue more than doubled in 2020, to $6.8 million.”

Stars and Stripes: US military base in Tokyo strictly curtails movements, activities for unvaccinated troops

Stars and Stripes: US military base in Tokyo strictly curtails movements, activities for unvaccinated troops. “Unvaccinated service members won’t be allowed off this U.S. installation in western Tokyo until Sept. 9, according to an order from the base commander that took effect Friday. The new policy also curtails activities by unvaccinated individuals on base, such as attendance at group events and use of the gym.”

Mashable: Got a strange text about your COVID vaccine? Here’s what could be going on.

Mashable: Got a strange text about your COVID vaccine? Here’s what could be going on.. “Policy under health data portability and privacy law HIPAA allows health care providers to share patient information with ‘business associates’ as long as those companies securely store data. But that arrangement means people may be receiving communications about their vaccines — sensitive health information — from entities they might not have heard of before.”

‘It’s Patchwork’: Rural Teachers Struggle to Connect in Pandemic (Route Fifty)

Route Fifty: ‘It’s Patchwork’: Rural Teachers Struggle to Connect in Pandemic. “Nearly a year after COVID-19 upended schools, many rural educators still struggle to reach and engage with students. Teachers say they worry about the mental health and well-being of the students they can’t see. And students miss deadlines and the chance to forge relationships with their peers, threatening both their academic achievement and social development.”

Univadis: Medical Royal College launches healthcare worker COVID-19 archive

Univadis: Medical Royal College launches healthcare worker COVID-19 archive. “The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) has launched a COVID-19 digital archive, which documents the experiences of healthcare workers living and working through the pandemic. This ongoing archiving project includes a range of materials such as diaries, photographs, and interviews – providing an important record of the professional and personal impact of the pandemic on healthcare workers, according to the College.”