• ‘It's Unimaginably Bad.' How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.'s Health System Into Crisis

    3 days ago - By Time

    Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation , as doctors say the U.K.'s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country's National Health Service to its limits. “We're seeing younger patients, we're seeing sicker patients, and we've never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You can't...
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  • All air passengers entering US must have negative COVID-19 test, CDC says

    All air passengers entering US must have negative COVID-19 test, CDC says

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Effective Jan. 26, all air passengers entering the United States must have a negative COVID-19 test, the CDC said.
    The announcement came amid the emergence of variant strains of SARS-CoV-2 in several countries, including the United Kingdom.
    “Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when combined with a period of staying at home and everyday precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer, healthier, and more responsible by reducing spread on planes, in airports and at destinations,” outgoing CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD, said in a press release.
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  • Vaccinated against COVID-19? For now, keep wearing masks, experts say

    3 days ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    Florida seniors and front-line healthcare workers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 should continue wearing masks in public and taking the other precautions that health officials have been urging throughout the coronavirus pandemic, experts say.
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  • More contagious COVID variant detected in Wisconsin, health officials say

    3 days ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    Wisconsin health officials said Wednesday a new, more contagious form of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in the state.
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