COVID-19

‘All the beds are taken up by Covid victims’: Hospitals in the South are running out of space or staff

[cnn.com – 2021.08.08] Covid-19 hospitalizations are reaching all-time highs in parts of the South, with some patients unable to get the care they would normally receive. Susan Walker has been calling out-of-state hospitals trying to get help for her husband, who did not get vaccinated against Covid-19 and is now in a medically induced coma. …

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Unvaccinated Americans not changing their behavior, report finds

[nbcnews.com – 2021.08.04] Unvaccinated Americans believe the vaccines are more dangerous than Covid-19, while vaccinated Americans believe the delta variant is worrisome enough that they continue to mask in public and avoid large gatherings. And even though almost 165 million people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated and the delta variant is raging across the …

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Why the Delta variant is spreading so much faster than other coronavirus strains

[cnn.com – 2021.07.21] Worldwide, there is an alarming surge in coronavirus cases — and health experts say a key factor in this latest wave is the highly contagious Delta variant. The variant is spreading about 55% faster than the alpha strain that was first identified in the United Kingdom late last year, according to the …

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Thousands of Tokyo Olympics volunteers quit – NHK

[reuters.com – 2021.06.02] Around 10,000 of the 80,000 volunteers who signed up to help at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have quit, broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday, citing organizers. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and are due to start on July 23. Multiple opinion polls …

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University study finds Covid survives three days on fabric

[BBC – February 24, 2021] Scientists have found viruses similar to the strain that causes Covid-19 can survive on commonly-worn fabrics for up to three days. The study by De Montfort University in Leicester tested a model coronavirus on polyester, polycotton and 100% cotton. The results suggested polyester posed the highest risk. Microbiologist Dr Katie …

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