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Korea: Classification of severity of infections to distribute attention to COVID-19 patients

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:13

wwwnc.cdc.gov (17.09.2020) The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) classified the severity of COVID-19 into very severe, severe, mild, and asymptomatic (15) (Appendix Table 1). Mild COVID-19 is defined as alert and meeting >1 of the following conditions: <50 years old, >1 underlying conditions, and temperature <38°C with antipyretic drugs. Asymptomatic is defined as a patient who is alert, <50 years old, has no underlying disease, is a nonsmoker, and has a temperature of <37.5°C without antipyretic drugs.

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korea, Republic of
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Health
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Saudi Arabia: Training programs for employees

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:20

pension.gov.sa (03.09.2020) The Public Pension Agency has implemented training programs for its employees during remote working so as to better cater their customers during the confinement period.

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saudi arabia
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Service quality
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Saudi Arabia: Increase in customer attention hours at the Public Pension Agency

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:12

Public Pension Agency (28.04.2020) The call center is fully prepared and staffed (remotely) throughout the month of Ramadan to receive all incoming calls, and to deal with them as determined by the nature of the required service throughout the week from Sunday to Thursday from ten in the morning until four in the evening, and from nine in the evening until one in the morning, and on Friday from one in the evening until five in the evening and from nine in the evening until one in the morning.

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saudi arabia
Global challenges
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E-services
Client
Service quality
Service delivery
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Netherlands: Agreement on the details of the pension agreement

Submitted by siha on Tue, 09/08/2020 - 15:52

The government website (04.07.2020) The cabinet and social partners have reached final agreement on the details of the pension agreement. The new system will be more transparent. Workers and retirees gain a clearer insight into the accumulated assets. It also provides a realistic expectation and offers more prospects for a high-purchasing pension. The pension entitlements from the current system will be abandoned, thus eliminating the need for the use of actuarial interest and funding ratios. As a result, pensions and benefits can move faster with the state of the economy than is currently

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netherlands
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Old age Pensions
Service quality
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Readiness of working remotely: Actions taken by the Public Pension Agency of Saudi Arabia (PPA) under the Covid19- pandemic

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 09/04/2020 - 16:00

(May 2020)  The readiness of PPA enabled it to continue providing services electronically immediately after suspending the attendance in wokplaces. Thus, PPA managed to adopt the method of working remotely for all employees (+700 employees) participate in this new method of work, by taking an integrated set of effective actions and measures, adopted from the Saudi Vision 2030 and PPA Strategy 2022.

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saudi arabia
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Risk management
ICT
ISSA institution

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EU: Telecommuting because of the corona virus - which country’s social security applies?

Submitted by siha on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 15:12

Finnish Centre for Pensions (02.04.2020) The European Commission has published instructions regarding the mobility of workers in EU during the exceptional circumstances caused by the corona epidemic. The Commission states that the regulations on the coordination of social security systems continue to be valid. The temporary exceptional circumstances do not change the social security status of mobile workers. The instructions by the Commission are indicative and they do not, in individual cases, bind the authorities in the Member States.

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european union
finland
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Extension of coverage
Covid-19
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Switzerland: Simplified regulations for ALV are being extended

Submitted by siha on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 12:19

Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research (26.08.2020) Bern, - Additional hours that are built up outside of short-time working phases should not have to be temporarily deducted from lost work. This was decided by the Federal Council on August 26, 2020. In addition, income from interim employment is still not counted towards short-time work compensation. This rule therefore applies until the end of the year.

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switzerland
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Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
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UNAIDS calls for urgent action to strengthen social protection programmes in the face of COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 14:03

UNAIDS (26.08.2020) UNAIDS is calling on governments to strengthen HIV-sensitive social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

People living with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are being significantly impacted by COVID-19. Modelling has estimated the potential catastrophic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic with increases of up to 10%, 20% and 36% projected deaths for HIV, TB and malaria patients, respectively, over the next five years.

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Health
Social Policies & Programmes

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How do countries adjust hospital payment systems for COVID-19?

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 15:21

Covid-10 Health System Response Monitor (15.06.2020) In consideration of a potential second wave of COVID-19, all countries in Europe will have to find solutions to adequately reimburse hospitals for their additional resource needs related to the care for COVID-19 patients, e.g. by adjusting DRG-based payments, increasing per diem rates, or adding additional fees to FFS system. In addition, given the risk of future pandemics, processes need to be put in place to rapidly adjust payment systems to meet new challenges where needed.

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israel
belgium
bulgaria
czech republic
finland
germany
poland
romania
switzerland
Global challenges
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Financing
Covid-19

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