COVID surge pushes much of Idaho toward medical rationing

Idaho’s public health officials say crisis standards of care are imminent for the state’s most populated region as hospitals continue to be overrun with unvaccinated coronavirus patients. The southwestern and southern Idaho regions that include Boise and Twin Falls may get official authorization to begin rationing health care—a step intended…

Pandemic in numbers: Surge continues

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to surge around the world this week, driven by a worsening situation in the United States and Canada. Here is the global state of play according to a specialised AFP database. Five percent increase The average number of new daily cases globally increased by five percent…

Slovenia brings in curfew to fight virus surge

The Slovenian government announced Monday a nationwide curfew and an internal travel ban as the country fights to bring down a surge in coronavirus cases. Starting Tuesday, Slovenia’s roughly two million inhabitants will have to stay at home between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am, under the terms of a new…

Japan virus cases surge over 10,000 with hospitals stretched

Japanese medics are warning more must be done to prevent the coronavirus from overwhelming the country’s healthcare system as confirmed cases passed 10,000, despite a nationwide state of emergency. Experts have been alarmed by a recent spike in COVID-19 infections, with hundreds detected daily. Japan’s outbreak remains less severe than…