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  • [New] The USFS could funnel additional funding to tree restoration projects through the Forest Stewardship Program, the Forest Health Management Program on Cooperative Lands, and the Urban and Community Forestry Program. / World Resources Institute
  • [New] Health experts are warning that the surge in COVID-19 cases is putting an increasing strain on the medical system, with the government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga considering expanding the state of emergency to three prefectures surrounding Tokyo. / The Japan Times
  • [New] California said it will similarly require proof of vaccination or weekly testing for all state workers and healthcare employees starting next month. / The Guardian
  • [New] People diagnosed with Parkinson's disease who contract COVID-19 have a 30% higher risk of death than people without Parkinson's. / FiveThirtyEight
  • [New] A renewed focus on soil health can lead to more efficient crop yields that will strengthen global food chains and improve global food and nutrition security. / CropLife International
  • [New] In August, California will require all state employees and health care workers to provide proof of vaccination status or get regular tests. / CNN
  • [New] The Pakistan Islamic Medical Association has advised people to follow the defined guidelines and ensure implementation of the standard operating procedures in their lives warning that their defiance could lead to disastrous consequences. / DAWN.COM
  • [New] The World Health Organization expects delta to rapidly outcompete other coronavirus variants and become the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 globally in coming months. / FreeMedia
  • [New] Federal health officials changed guidance at least in part in light of research that suggests even vaccinated people can be infected by COVID-19 and with the Delta variant, potentially harbor large viral loads in their noses and throats, which means they might spread it to other people. / MinnPost
  • [New] Without Congressional action, a new requirement for an in-person visit prior to access to mental health services through telehealth will go into effect for most Medicare beneficiaries. / Healthcare IT News
  • [New] New York City will require all of its municipal workers - including teachers and police officers - to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly testing. / FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth
  • [New] On Monday, the state of California said it will require millions of health care workers and state employees to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly. / FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth
  • [New] As Ireland and other western states discuss whether to offer vaccines to children, many healthcare workers and vulnerable adults in developing countries still have no access to a jab and could be waiting months to receive one. / The Irish Times
  • [New] Richer countries are projected to vaccinate quicker and recover economically quicker from COVID-19, while poorer countries have not even been able to vaccinate their health workers and most at-risk population and may not achieve pre-COVID - 19 levels of growth until 2024. / SciDev.Net
  • [New] The World Health Organization identified 57 countries that have critical health workforce shortages, and it estimates a global health worker shortage of 18 million by 2030, primarily in low- and middle-income countries. / Chemonics International
  • [New] Governor Gavin Newsom and California health officials have announced a vaccine verification and testing program that will be implemented for all state employees and health care workers starting in August. / Lawyers, Guns & Money
  • [New] In the UK, poor air quality is a severe environmental risk to public health, with air pollution responsible for 40,000 early deaths. / Imperial News
  • [New] Australia could support greater access for public health expertise at the WTO, including through public health sideline forums during the Council negotiations. / Policy Forum
  • [New] An expansion of Medicare could be a way to address longstanding disparities in access to healthcare services in the U.S. / Healthcare Dive
  • Approximately 10% of deaths are attributed to insufficient PA in the US, and engaging in regular PA can reduce the risk of numerous chronic diseases. / JMIR Research Protocols
  • Richer countries are projected to vaccinate and recover quicker, while poorer countries have not even been able to vaccinate their health workers and most at-risk population and may not achieve pre-covid - 19 levels of growth until 2024. / Mint

Last updated: 30 July 2021