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Fewer than 50 Epic employees quit over COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Staffing shortages ramp up recruitment pressure on hospitals, as healthcare lost 17,500 jobs in September amid ongoing labor shortage. Hospitals are paying $24B more for labor and spent more than $3B in PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam launches a unified mobile app for COVID-19 prevention and control and integrates functionalities such as contact tracing and vaccination card generation.