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Convalescent Plasma May Keep COVID-19 Patients out of Hospital

Early use of convalescent plasma may help people with COVID-19 avoid having to go to the hospital, a new study shows.

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OPM To Publish Rule Implementing Law Protecting Feds from Discrimination, Whistleblower Retaliation

The Elijah E. Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act requires agencies to publish instances when they discriminated or retaliated against federal workers and encourages agencies to punish federal employees responsible for such acts.

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How to Avoid Achy Feet while Working at Home

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‘Sheer Madness:’ Agencies Scramble to Implement New Policies for COVID-Positive Employees

With staffing shortages arriving or anticipated, agencies look to adapt their quarantine and isolation guidelines.

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Union Calls on OSHA to Restore COVID Safety Standards for Health Care Workers

The workplace safety agency announced last week that it was partially withdrawing its emergency temporary standard for health care workers because it legally can only be in place for six months.

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GovExec Daily: Feds Fighting the COVID-19 Surge

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the Biden administration's latest moves to contain the pandemic.

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OPM Proposes Regulations Repealing Trump-era Firing Policy

President Biden during his first week in office had rescinded the executive order aimed at making it easier to fire federal workers.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Holiday Week Catch-Up

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How Can The U.S. Improve COVID-19 Testing?

The U.S. is still on its heels when it comes to COVID-19 testing. Will mailing free at-home tests make a difference? An immunologist has some answers.

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To Get People the Help They Need from the Government, Postcards May Be the Answer

Government agencies are setting up new websites and phone hotlines to provide information. But those might not be the best ways to engage with people who need help the most.

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Our Relationship With COVID Vaccines Is Just Getting Started

We probably will need additional shots. But just how many depends on our immune systems, the virus, and how often they collide.

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More Than 2,000 Feds Deployed As Biden Administration Looks to Fight Omicron Surge

Meanwhile, some agencies start returning to maximum telework after previously bringing employees back.

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Lawmakers Push to Make Some Federal Employees Vulnerable to Lawsuits

New bill would allow individuals to sue agencies and law enforcement personnel for violating their constitutional rights.

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Nurses in Crisis Over COVID Dig In for Better Work Conditions

In tough labor negotiations across the nation, here's what nurses don’t want: “appreciation that is lip service,” “marketing campaigns” and “shiny new buildings.” And this year might well prove to be a turning point in efforts to organize health care’s essential workers.

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Older Adults Report Stress and Joy during Pandemic

Poll results from August indicate a mix of joy and stress in the lives of older adults during the ongoing pandemic.

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GovExec Daily: A 2021 Year in Review

Tom Shoop joins the podcast to discuss the biggest stories of the year that was.

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Social Security Administration, Union Spar over Reentry Plans

Union officials say they suspect the agency is withholding details of its reentry plan to avoid having to negotiate over it, an accusation management denies.

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