COVID-19 infections are reaching new peaks in the Americas with 7.2 million new cases and more than 15,000 COVID-related deaths in the last week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on January 19.

The spread of COVID-19 in the Americas driven by the Omicron variant of the virus reached levels of transmission never before seen during the pandemic, with cases doubling to 6.1 million over the past week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on January 12.

BioSpace presented its NextGen Bio “Class of 2022,” a list of up-and-coming life sciences companies in North America that recently launched.

Covid-19 deaths decreased 17 percent in the Americas over the past week, but the most populous countries like the United States, Brazil and Colombia are seeing a leveling of new infections after weeks of declining trends, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on November 17.

Covid-19 deaths and infections declined across the Americas for an 8th consecutive week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Nov. 3, warning that a very high percentage of hospitalized cases now are unvaccinated people.

Covid-19 is slowly retreating across most of North, Central and South America, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Oct. 27, reporting that last week the continent’s death and infection figures were the lowest in over a year.

Ashfield Health, a global healthcare marketing and communications network and part of UDG Healthcare, announced and welcomed William Martino as Growth Director, North America. In this new role, Martino is leading business development for Ashfield Health and Mind+Matter, an Ashfield Health agency.

Ashfield Engage (part of UDG Healthcare plc.) announced an investment in Pennsylvania-based PROPENSITY4, formalizing a strategic partnership to deliver optimized omnichannel outreach and customer engagement throughout North America via the integration of data, analytics and insights within its Customer Experience offering. Management says this move solidifies a working partnership between the two companies that has flourished during the past three years.

Doceree Inc., the first global network of physician-only platforms for programmatic marketing, announced the appointment of Stephen Hoelper as the company’s president, North America.

Ogilvy Health announced the promotion of Shannon Walsh to President of Public Relations for North America. Walsh is responsible for overseeing and driving client growth, and the expansion of the Health PR footprint in North America.