COVID surge straining health care system once again

On Friday, the U.S. recorded nearly 146000 new COVID-19 infections, up 37% in the last two weeks. The surge, fueled by the Delta variant, is once again … source

Smoking surge in young during Covid lockdown

The number of 18 to 34-year-olds smoking increased by a quarter in England during the first lockdown. Source link

Delta Whiplash: How the New Surge Is Affecting Mental Health

Vaile Wright, PhD, senior director of health care innovation, American Psychological Association. CBS News: “Travelers are canceling trips with COVID numbers rising again: ‘It was really kind of heartbreaking.’” Handbook of Positive Psychology, edited by C.R. Snyder and Shane J. Lopez, Oxford University Press, 2002. Rachel Goldenberg, Queens, NY. Roxanne Hawn, Golden, CO. Marissa… Continue reading Delta Whiplash: How the New Surge Is Affecting Mental Health

Delta a Concern on Campus: Back to College Amid COVID Surge

Aug. 9, 2021 – The Biden administration has announced initiatives to promote the safety of in-person college and university this fall as COVID-19 case rates surge across the country. A Vax to School College Checklist, adding COVID-19 vaccination discussions to sports physicals, and launching a Week of Action to promote vaccination among young… Continue reading Delta a Concern on Campus: Back to College Amid COVID Surge

Amid Delta Surge, Major Companies Mandate Masks, Vaccines

Reuters: “Factbox: Major U.S. companies making masks, vaccines mandatory.” NBC News: “Here are the companies mandating vaccines for all or some employees.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “The list: These companies are going back to mask mandates and requiring proof of vaccination.” AARP: “Most Big Chains Keep Masks Optional for Vaccinated Shoppers.” Source link

China Covid: China targets school students to control case surge

Authorities in China are scrambling to control the spread of the virus by ramping up testing and vaccinations. Source link

Medics fear surge in winter viruses alongside Covid

A potential triple whammy of viruses prompts calls for more testing to reduce spread this autumn. Source link

Medieval pointy-toed shoes led to Cambridge bunion surge

About 27% of 14th and 15th Century skeletons found in Cambridge digs had bunions. Source link

Philippines Covid surge throws country into disarray

In the Philippines, a second surge in Covid-19 cases is putting renewed pressure on the healthcare system. The country currently has the second highest number of cases in South East Asia behind Indonesia. And with one of the longest and hardest lockdowns in the world, a crippling recession has forced thousands on to the streets… Continue reading Philippines Covid surge throws country into disarray

India Covid: Patients dying without oxygen amid Delhi surge

For a fourth day in a row, India has set an unwelcome world record for the number of new coronavirus infections: a further 349,691 cases in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, with another 2,767 lives lost. The capital, Delhi, is one of the worst-hit areas. The BBC’s Vikas Pandey reports from a city whose… Continue reading India Covid: Patients dying without oxygen amid Delhi surge