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The bringing forward of millions of Pfizer vaccine doses last week followed a back channels intervention eight days earlier by a high-powered network which included a senior business figure despairing of the government’s failure to secure enough vaccine supplies, and a former prime minister. Key points: Australia contracted Pfizer for 40 million doses of the
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In the state’s last regularly scheduled COVID-19 pandemic press briefing Thursday, Gov. Chris Sununu and state health officials announced relaxed mask guidelines as cases continued to fall in New Hampshire.Dr. Benjamin Chan, the state epidemiologist, said the state is now recommending that asymptomatic people — not just fully vaccinated people — can go without facemasks
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A sign pleading for help hangs in a window at the Cook County jail complex on April 9, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) “Coronavirus Lockdowns in Prisons Test Limits of Colorado’s Rules on Solitary Confinement” was first published by The Colorado Trust. Last summer, Matthew Harter, a 50-year-old from Lakewood, was incarcerated at
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In 2019, the World Health Organization classified “burnout” as a disease and an occupational phenomenon. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic swept through hospitals and care facilities like a Category 5 hurricane, exacerbating a longstanding industry problem that often gets overlooked. Profound exposure to the trauma of the pandemic has left providers and care teams at
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At Chongming Island just outside Shanghai, China’s most populous city, workers collect and pack tomatoes and cucumbers at a glass greenhouse operated by Dutch company FoodVentures, which harvested their first batch of produce at the site in May. The facility is one of dozens sprouting up on the outskirts of China’s megacities that utilise high-end
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Doctors in India are fighting a fatal fungal infection affecting COVID-19 patients or those who have recovered from the disease amid a coronavirus surge that has driven the country’s fatalities to nearly 300,000. The life-threatening condition, known as mucormycosis, is relatively rare but doctors suspect that the sudden increase in the infection could further complicate
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Technology firm Honeywell on Friday said it will be setting up COVID-19 care centres and critical care facilities across five states. The company has partnered with the governments of Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka and Uttarakhand to help tackle the ongoing pandemic. As part of this initiative, Honeywell said it is also donating 1,000 oxygen concentrators,
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