May 14, 2021

Tag: Hospitals

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Birth rates keep sliding in pandemic-battered Italy – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ROME — In Italy, the coronavirus pandemic is supercharging concerns over a long-running demographic challenge: Falling birth rates.  As the country tries to recover from a punishing third wave of disease, officials are fretting that this latest public health setback could further sap enthusiasm to start a family […]

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Regulators walk fine line assessing AstraZeneca vaccine – POLITICO

The issues never stop with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. After all the fights over contracts and deliveries, the latest challenge is one facing European regulators: Whether to recommend that national governments don’t give the vaccine to younger people, citing a rare but sometimes fatal form of blood clotting.  Several countries have already taken that step and […]

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UK restricts COVID medicine exports amid AstraZeneca vaccine fight – POLITICO

The U.K. placed a series of export restrictions last year on around 100 medicines that could be used to treat COVID-19 patients despite criticizing others for considering similar limits on vaccines.  In response to a question from POLITICO, Prime Minister Boris Johnson chastised the EU at a press conference in Downing Street Tuesday for considering […]

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London declares ‘major incident’ over rising coronavirus cases – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — London Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a “major incident” in the capital Friday, warning that the spread of coronavirus was now “out of control” and the city’s hospitals are “at risk of being overwhelmed.” London now has 35 percent more COVID patients in its hospitals than at […]

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As cases spike, Europe mulls delaying 2nd coronavirus vaccine shot – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Faced with surging coronavirus cases, some European countries are considering whether to change tack and join the U.K. in vaccinating as many people as possible with just one dose rather than the two administered during clinical trials so far. This issue has been live since December 30, when […]

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Boris Johnson orders England to stay at home … again – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson put England back in lockdown on Monday, in a bid to combat soaring coronavirus infection numbers that are putting the National Health Service at risk. Reprising the message from last March, Johnson implemented the third set of national restrictions, meaning Brits will be […]

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