UK Will Be Exposed To Paying Pandemic Cost Risks For Decades: Report

The British government will be exposed to financial risks from its 372 billion pound pandemic spending for decades, according to lawmakers’ reports on Sunday that also said more than 2 billion pounds…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/uk-will-be-exposed-to-paying-pandemic-cost-risks-for-decades-report-2493919

Average ticket size of health claims for Covid patients up 20-50% in second wave of the pandemic

Director of underwriting, products and claims at Max Bupa Health Insurance, Bhabatosh Mishra says that we saw the average ticket size of claims go up from Rs 1.3 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh. "The period of hospitalization has declined from an average of 14 days to 7-8 days in the last few months," he said.

Original source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/insurance/84521016?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=ETRSS

Covid-19: US grappling with ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’

84494153Cases of Covid-19 have tripled over the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths are rising among unvaccinated people. While the rates are still sharply down from their January highs, officials are concerned by the reversing trendlines and what they consider needless illness and death. And cases are expected to continue to rise in coming weeks.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/covid-19-us-grappling-with-pandemic-of-the-unvaccinated/articleshow/84494153.cms

Pandemic Part of a Perfect Storm for Insurers, Homeowners Bracing for Bad Wildfire Season

A perfect storm appears to brewing for homeowners and property insurers in the drought-plagued, wildfire-riddled U.S. West – and as odd as it may sound, the trouble may have begun with the pandemic. Property insurance rates and availability for homeowners …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2021/07/14/622658.htm

Russia Sets Another Pandemic High With 780 Covid Deaths In A Day

Russia on Tuesday set another record for coronavirus-related deaths over a 24-hour period, despite efforts from authorities to slow a rampant third wave of infections. A government tally reported 780…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/coronavirus-russia-sets-another-pandemic-high-with-780-covid-deaths-in-a-day-2485818

Ohio Governor Says Fines to Remain for Pandemic Rule-Breaking Businesses

Refunding fines to Ohio businesses cited for violating public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic would send a “horrible” message to the vast majority of companies that followed the rules, GOP Gov. Mike DeWine said this week as he explained …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2021/07/02/621287.htm

Pandemic pets being returned to shelters ‘at alarming rates,’ Oklahoma animal rescue owner says

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The pandemic has created plenty of problems for people and now pets. Apparently, what seemed like a good idea is not the case for many as dogs and cats are being returned to shelters as life gets back to normal.

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Consumer Report Claims Insurers Overcharged California Motorists $5.5B During First Year of Pandemic

Most California insurance companies continued to charge pre-pandemic auto insurance rates despite a vast majority of Californians driving far less last year, according to an analysis by Consumer Watchdog on Tuesday. The report shows auto insurers reaped “a windfall of …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2021/06/29/620665.htm

Alaska One of Few States to Allow Cannabis Lounges, but Pandemic Paused Plans

Regulators amid much fanfare in early 2020 approved two cannabis lounges in Alaska, making it one of the few states where customers would be allowed to use marijuana at retail pot shops. Then the pandemic hit. One of the sites …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2021/06/23/619884.htm

500 days after the first known US death from Covid-19, variants and low vaccination rates threaten to prolong the pandemic

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As the United States continues on a path to near pre-pandemic normalcy, experts remain concerned over low vaccination rates and the spread of Covid -19 variants, which could potentially exacerbate a pandemic that has upended life for more than a year and inflicted a damaging toll on Americans and the world.

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Borderland Girl Scouts have 100,000 boxes of unsold cookies due to the pandemic

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EL PASO, Texas — Girl Scout cookie season usually comes to an end by March, however this year's cookie sales are far from over and the pandemic is to blame. Around this time of the year, the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest usually have around 2,000 boxes left over. But this year they have

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