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Travel nurses say the current healthcare system is 'unsustainable' as COVID-19 infections surge again. Some say the pay is the only thing keeping them on the frontlines.

A team of nurses, none of whom were interviewed in this story, and physicians transfers a patient with COVID-19 into ICU room from the emergency room at CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn., on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021.Jenn Ackerman /For The Washington Post via Getty Images Frontline workers have been dealing with wave after wave of COVID-19 cases for the past two years. The pandemic has created a demand for travel nurses as hospitals struggled with staff shortages.  Some travel nu...
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Covid live: Australia case rise continues with 6,324 in NSW and 1,999 in Victoria; UK ‘considering door-to-door vaccinations’

Cases expected to increase in Australia as testing numbers rise post-Christmas; ; Hundreds more US flights canceled for third day amid surging casesWales, Scotland and Northern Ireland reintroduce Covid restrictionsWhat are the new Covid rules in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland?Omicron: bleak New Year or beginning of the end for the pandemic?See all our coronavirus coverageChina has reported 206 new Covid cases on Christmas Day, a significant jump from 140 a day earlier, its health author...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, Scotland, US, UK News, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Northern Ireland, Victoria, Reuters, Wales Scotland, National Health Commission, Coronavirus


Covid live: Australia expecting post-Christmas case spike; UK ‘considering door-to-door vaccinations’

Cases expected to increase in Australia as testing numbers rise post-Christmas; ; Hundreds more US flights canceled for third day amid surging casesWales, Scotland and Northern Ireland reintroduce Covid restrictionsWhat are the new Covid rules in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland?Omicron: bleak New Year or beginning of the end for the pandemic?See all our coronavirus coverageChina has reported 206 new Covid cases on Christmas Day, a significant jump from 140 a day earlier, its health author...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, Scotland, US, UK News, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Northern Ireland, Reuters, Wales Scotland, National Health Commission, Coronavirus


Fauci warns that COVID-19 cases will continue to rise as the 'extraordinarily contagious' Omicron variant surges

Dr. Anthony Fauci on a December 26, 2021, appearance on ABC News' "This Week."ABC News/"This Week" Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned that COVID-19 cases will continue to rise to the Omicron variant.  He called the variant, which is believed to be more transmissible than previous ones, "extraordinarily contagious."  Fauci warned Americans against becoming complacent, even if the variant appears milder than past variants of the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the N...
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Covid live: US reports highest seven-day cases average since January; UK ‘considering door-to-door vaccinations’

; Hundreds more US flights canceled for third day amid surging casesWales, Scotland and Northern Ireland reintroduce Covid restrictionsWhat are the new Covid rules in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland?Omicron: bleak New Year or beginning of the end for the pandemic?See all our coronavirus coverageChina has reported 206 new Covid cases on Christmas Day, a significant jump from 140 a day earlier, its health authority said on Sunday and Reuters reports.Of the new infections, 158 were locally t...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, US, UK News, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Northern Ireland, Reuters, Wales Scotland, National Health Commission, Coronavirus


Fauci signals support for domestic air travel vaccine mandate as 'extraordinarily contagious' Omicron spreads

Dr. Anthony Fauci during a December 26 appearance on ABC News' "This Week."ABC News/"This Week" Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday signaled support for a vaccine mandate for domestic air travel.  His comments come as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads through the US, driving a surge of cases. "Every day it goes up and up. The last weekly average was about 150,000 and it likely will go much higher," he said during an appearance on ABC News' "This Week."  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime d...
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An anti-vax podcaster has reportedly contracted COVID-19 and now is hospitalized on a ventilator

A COVID-19 coronavirus patient on a mechanical ventilator.Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images Anti-vax podcaster Doug Kuzma is reportedly hospitalized in Pennsylvania and hooked up to a ventilator. Kuzma contracted the virus at a right-wing event earlier this month, according to his podcast network. "Doug needs heavy heavy prayers," a Telegram message from his podcast network said. Anti-vax podcaster Doug Kuzma has contracted the coronavirus and is now hooked up to a ventilator at a Virginia...
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Healing myself the Pagan way: how witchcraft cast a spell on me

Witchcraft and its deep connection with nature restored my mental healthWitchcraft has always played a large role in my life. While many kids were learning badminton or taking trombone lessons, I was reading up on spellcraft and ways to plant my herb garden. I grew up in the late 1990s when my cultural life became saturated with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Channel-hopping without stumbling across a young woman with magical powers was virtually impossible. But...
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A COVID-19 testing lab in Australia accidentally told 400 people they tested negative when they were actually positive

A man takes a COVID-19 test at Sydney International Airport.James D. Morgan/Getty Images A testing lab in Sydney wrongly told 400 people that they had tested negative for COVID-19. "These people had tested positive to COVID," St. Vincent Hospital on Sunday. The hospital said it believed the mistake was due to "human error." A medical laboratory in Sydney, Australia, falsely informed 400 people that they had tested negative for COVID-19 when they had in fact tested positive.St. Vincent's H...
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Covid live: UK considering door-to-door vaccination teams, reports say; new restrictions in Wales, Scotland and NI

; Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland reintroduce Covid restrictionsOmicron: bleak New Year or beginning of the end for the pandemic?Tory MPs warn Boris Johnson against toughening Covid new year rulesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina has reported 206 new Covid cases on Christmas Day, a significant jump from 140 a day earlier, its health authority said on Sunday and Reuters reports.Of the new infections, 158 were locally transmitted, according to a statement by the National Health Commissi...
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Covid live news: new restrictions for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

New coronavirus restrictions are being introduced in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as the country’s leaders try to combat rising Covid casesWales, Scotland and Northern Ireland reintroduce Covid restrictions Omicron: bleak New Year or beginning of the end for the pandemic?Tory MPs warn Boris Johnson against toughening Covid new year rulesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina has reported 206 new Covid cases on Christmas Day, a significant jump from 140 a day earlier, its health authority ...
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The Great British race to space

In the outermost parts of our islands, a new industry in satellites, rockets and launch ports is poised for take-offIn the next 12 months, Britain is expected to make a remarkable aerospace breakthrough. For the first time, a satellite will be fired into orbit from a launch pad in the United Kingdom.It will be a historic moment – though exactly where this grand adventure will begin is not yet clear. A series of fledgling operations, backed by the UK Space Agency, are now competing to be the firs...
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Tensions are rising about pandemic modelling, but we ‘gloomsters’ are saving lives

Scientists are often blamed for leading to excessive curbs on society. But they are cautious for a very good reasonGlobal coronavirus updates – liveThe past week has seen tensions rising about scientific modelling during the pandemic. Projections cited by UK and devolved governments as they tightened Covid restrictions have led to strained exchanges. But modelling is essential because it tell us:• What are the range of possible outcomes based on what we know?Society can’t just wait for things to...
Tags: UK, Science, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Focus, Coronavirus, Omicron Variant


Omicron: bleak New Year or beginning of the end for the pandemic?

Scientists are cautiously optimistic that the variant may be a sign the virus is losing its power, despite the high infection figuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnce again, Britain is experiencing a festive season hit by waves of Covid-19 infections. Last year, Christmas and New Year were spoiled by the appearance of the Alpha variant. This time, it is Omicron that has sent case numbers soaring. Christmas cancellations have swept through Britain’s restaurants, pub...
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Covid live news: new rules for Wales, Scotland and N Ireland; France and Italy see record cases

Limits on gatherings in place in Wales from Boxing Day at 6am; ‘We’ll all get Omicron, says New South Wales minister; Boris Johnson warned not to impose new year curbsUK under-30s drive surge in people getting first jabUS airlines cancel more flightsLife is a cabaret – until Covid brings the curtain downSee how Covid has spread around the worldSee all our coronavirus coverageChina has reported 206 new Covid cases on Christmas Day, a significant jump from 140 a day earlier, its health authority s...
Tags: Science, Wales, France, UK News, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New South Wales, Boris Johnson, Reuters, Wales Scotland, National Health Commission, Coronavirus, COVID


Healthcare workers say some COVID-19 patients and their families are demanding unapproved therapies

A nurse checks in on a COVID-19 patient at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, on August 19, 2020.Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise across the US.  Healthcare workers have said they're burnt out and overwhelmed, two years into the pandemic.  Frontline workers are also facing patients and their families seeking unproven treatments.  Healthcare workers say COVID-19 patients and their families are demanding unprov...
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