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ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it’s only September

That’s how Dr. Olivier Joannes-Boyau, head of the intensive care unit at University Hospital in the southwestern city of Bordeaux, describes the resurgence of Covid-19 in France. After young French people took advantage of the lifting of lockdown and summer months to socialize freely, Covid-19 hospitalizations have risen in large cities like Paris, Bordeaux and… Read More »

It’s possible to end HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs in low- and middle-income countries

HIV incidence is below 0.1% per year among people who inject drugs in a large Vietnamese city, Professor Don Des Jarlais and colleagues report in the December issue of AIDS. They say the data clearly demonstrate that it is possible to achieve very low HIV incidence – ‘to end an HIV epidemic’ – among people… Read More »

Coronavirus hospitalizations grow in the Midwest amid climbing cases — ‘It’s clearly a forest fire’

Growing coronavirus outbreaks across the American West and Midwest have started to take an alarming turn as some states report growing Covid-19 hospitalizations and a shrinking supply of beds for patients.  Six states reached record high Covid-19 hospitalizations, based on a weekly average to smooth out the reporting, as of Friday, according to a CNBC… Read More »

U.S. Won’t Join Global Coronavirus Vaccine Effort Because It’s Led By The WHO

TOPLINE The U.S. announced Tuesday that it would not join an international coalition to find and distribute a Covid-19 vaccine worldwide due to the group’s association with the World Health Organization, the latest sign of the Trump administration withdrawing the country from the international health community’s response to the pandemic over political concerns. Researching vaccine… Read More »

‘My daughter’s chicken pox turned to sepsis and it’s still haunting me’

Award-winning novelist Caitriona Lally has revealed how her daughter’s chicken pox infection turned into the potentially fatal illness sepsis. n an emotional piece in today’s Living section, the author describes how the family’s nightmare unfolded. She said she and her husband “spent three chicken­pocked nights trying to dodge her hurtlings, trying to comfort and contain… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Vaccine hopes up and it’s vital we’re ready to roll it out

People keep asking me when I think a vaccine against ­coronavirus will be available. It’s the one breakthrough we’re waiting for to get life back to normal. It’s the magic word that puts us in control of the spread of Covid-19, giving us immunity and ensuring the R value would always be under 1. Then… Read More »