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Rise in coronavirus hospitalizations threatens ICU bed capacity in hot-spot states

Certain parts of the country are beginning to see sharp increases in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The trend is clustered around, but not limited to, the Midwest. In the week ending on the last day of September, 21 states saw hospitalizations rise by at least 10%: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts,… Read More »

UK passes 400,000 total coronavirus infections with rise of 4,926 in a day

Britain records 4,926 cases taking the total above 400,000 as 37 more victims are confirmed and ONS figures show weekly deaths are rising for the first time since APRIL but are still just 1% of all fatalities NHS England confirmed deaths of another 28 infected patients, while the Scottish Government recorded one Office for National… Read More »

Coronavirus: Severe mental health problems rise amid pandemic

Doctors are seeing a rise in people reporting severe mental health difficulties, a group of NHS leaders says. It follows a more than 30% drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. But there are predictions that the recent rise will mean demand actually outstrips pre-coronavirus levels – perhaps by… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »

The dangers of an ultra-clean lifestyle: Coeliac disease, asthma, and obesity may be on the rise

In New York there are even some apartments where the windows can’t be opened at all. We move from air-conditioned cars to air-conditioned offices and sanitise our skin with hand gels. Our built environment is also a highly artificial one. We overuse plastic and other synthetic materials and exclude natural elements from our surroundings. But… Read More »