Mexico joins WHO coronavirus vaccine plan

Mexico, which has one of the world’s highest COVID-19 death tolls, announced Friday that it was joining a WHO-backed program to facilitate poor countries’ access to coronavirus vaccines. The mechanism, known as Covax, aims to secure two billion doses of safe and effective vaccines by the end of 2021 and…

In preparing for COVID-19 cases, plan early, communicate often

Hospitals facing a growing population of COVID-19 cases need a coordinated approach with a multidisciplinary team to increase efficiency, conserve PPE and protect staff. In “Hospital Preparedness for COVID-19: A Practical Guide from a Critical Care Perspective,”—published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine—experts from Weill…

UK reports 847 more virus deaths, unveils vaccine plan

Britain’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 847 on Friday, health ministry figures showed, a slightly slower increase than the previous day but still among the worst rates globally. The rise takes the total number of deaths in UK hospitals from COVID-19 to 14,576, leaving Britain behind only the…