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2 out of 5 Americans live where COVID-19 originates hospital ICUs

Under a record number of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the country’s intensive care units are running out of space and supplies, competing to hire temporary travel nurses at sky-high prices. Many of the facilities are grouped in the south and west. An Associated Press analysis of federal hospital data shows that the proportion of U.S. hospitals approaching the breaking point …

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‘Living in the shadow of a COVID-19 volcano’: King County health worker warns of more contagious strain

Dr. Jeff Duchin, Head of Public Health – Seattle & King County, compared a new strain of coronavirus to one of Washington’s biggest natural disasters. A King County health official said “we live in the shadow of a COVID-19 volcano” as Washington state prepares for a more contagious variant to become widespread. Dr. Jeff Duchin, Head of Public Health – …

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VDH: Select Health Districts to Start Vaccinating People 65 and Older Monday, January 25 – WCYB

VDH: Select Health Districts to Start Vaccinating People 65 and Older Monday, January 25 WCYB Milwaukee delays COVID-19 vaccinations for people over 65 WISN 12 News Cumberland Plateau, LENOWISCO Health Districts offers COVID-19 vaccines for 65 years and older WJHL-TV News Channel 11 LCDHD delivers vaccine update – Laker Country 104.9 FM WJRS lakercountry.com See full coverage on Google News …

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Taiwan quarantines 5,000 over the hospital’s COVID-19 cluster

FILE PHOTO: A man wears a protective mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while shopping ahead of Chinese New Year in Taipei, Taiwan, January 20, 2021. REUTERS / Ann Wang / File Photo TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan will more than double the number of people to be quarantined at home to more than 5,000 as it seeks …

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The pace of coronavirus vaccinations can now determine if we need an eternal cycle of new shoots to combat variants

A pharmacist prepares the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. Jessica Hill / AP Photo Researchers are afraid that vaccinations will not proceed quickly enough to prevent new, perhaps more deadly coronavirus strains from occurring. New variants that can avoid existing vaccines can create a cycle where people need to continue to get new coronavirus shots for years. UK officials said on Friday …

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Florida has reported 9K COVID-19 deaths associated with long-term care

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida passed another disturbing milestone this week as it topped 9,000 coronavirus-related deaths among residents and staff at long-term care facilities – the vast majority of which involved the elderly in nursing homes and care facilities. The state added an additional 156 COVID-19-related deaths throughout the data released Saturday by the Florida Department of Health. According to …

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The first vaccine clinic in Bangor, ME Hospital is a cause for concern

BANGOR, Maine – Saturday was the first COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. 1,000 executives attended the clinic, but some tell NEWS CENTER Maine that they were not happy with the process. The 73-year-old Al Williams from Glenburn was one of the many people at the clinic. He said dozens of people over the age of …

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