Health

New Mexico GOP leaders concerned about US vaccine mandate

31 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico already has among the highest U.S. unemployment rates and the state’s Republican legislative leaders fear President Joe Biden’s plan to require vaccinations or COVID-19 testing for large employers could cause more damage to job market.

Not all New Mexico hospitals are in ‘Crisis standard of care’

8 ViewsChief Medical Officer at Lovelace Health Systems, Vesta Sandoval said, “We want to continue medically necessary procedures. It’s very important to maintain and prevent more problems down the line.” ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Crisis standards of care have been talked about throughout the pandemic, and in New Mexico it was first

New Mexico enacts Crisis Standards of Care for hospitals

24 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, NM – Hospitals are facing the difficult choice of who gets the care they need and who doesn’t. The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Monday the enactment of Crisis Standards of Care for New Mexico health care system.

Dozens of US nuclear lab workers sue over vaccine mandate

23 ViewsLOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) – Workers at one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratories face a deadline Friday — be vaccinated or prepare to be fired. A total of 114 workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory — the birthplace of the atomic bomb — are suing over the

Fully vaccinated man dies from COVID-19

10 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Tafoya family is dealing with a loss they thought was impossible. Lawrence Tafoya, the anchor of the family of six kids, eight grandkids, and thirteen great-grandchildren, died from COVID-19 earlier this month.

New Mexico looks to expand job safety workforce

10 ViewsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico is looking to hire more than 30 new state workers who will be part of its Occupational Safety and Health program. The New Mexico Environment Department announced Tuesday that it will be hosting hiring events next week in Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and