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Two to a Bed in Delhi Hospital as India’s COVID Crisis Spirals

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Gasping for air, two men wearing oxygen masks share a bed in a government hospital in India’s capital New Delhi, victims of the country’s growing COVID-19 crisis. From reporting under 10,000 new daily cases earlier this year, daily infections crossed 200,000 on Thursday, according to official data, the highest anywhere in […]

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Sick Kids on Medicaid Need Easy Access to Out-of-State Hospitals

Three-year-old Elizabeth Zakutansky was born with a rare genetic condition that causes multiple seizures. Her neurologist, a top expert on treating her condition, practices at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, less than an hour’s drive from the Zakutanskys’ home in Hobart, Indiana. Her parents would like her to get all her care there. But Lurie […]

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Some With Long COVID See Relief After Vaccination

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Several weeks after getting his second dose of an mRNA vaccine, Aaron Goyang thinks his long bout with COVID-19 has finally come to an end. Aaron Goyang Goyang, who is 33 and is a radiology technician in Austin, Texas, thinks he […]

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Vaccination Against South African Variant, European Delivery Delays, New Variant in Japan: COVID-19 Global Weekly Highlights

These are the global coronavirus stories you need to know about this week. In a week when the death toll passed 500,000 in the United States, the FDA is set to authorise emergency use of a third vaccine for adults (alongside the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines). Agency scientists released a review of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine on Wednesday, concluding […]

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Malawi setting up field hospitals to cope with virus surge

Malawi faces a resurgence of COVID-19 that is overwhelming the southern African country where a presidential residence and a national stadium have been turned into field hospitals in efforts to save lives. President Lazarus Chakwera, just six months in office, lost two Cabinet ministers to COVID-19 in January amid a surge that led him to […]

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COVID-19 models plot dire scenarios for California hospitals

When Gov. Gavin Newsom provided a dire view of California’s out-of-control surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations this week, he referred to projection models of future death and misery that he said were becoming “alarmingly” more accurate. If true, then over the next four weeks the state’s hospitals could be overflowing with 75,000 patients—about five […]