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ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it’s only September

That’s how Dr. Olivier Joannes-Boyau, head of the intensive care unit at University Hospital in the southwestern city of Bordeaux, describes the resurgence of Covid-19 in France. After young French people took advantage of the lifting of lockdown and summer months to socialize freely, Covid-19 hospitalizations have risen in large cities like Paris, Bordeaux and… Read More »

Coronavirus: Test demand ‘significantly outstripping’ capacity

Demand for coronavirus testing is “significantly outstripping the capacity we have”, head of NHS Test and Trace Baroness Harding has told MPs. Lady Harding told the science and technology committee that the return to school meant demand from under-17s had doubled. She acknowledged that results were also taking “slightly longer”. But she said she was… Read More »

Dire warnings sound over hospital capacity as novel coronavirus spreads

U.S. hospitals may not have the capacity to deal with the spread of the novel coronavirus if big changes are not implemented immediately, some of the nation’s leading scientists and policy experts are warning. Plans are needed urgently across the nation to mitigate the effect the pathogen will have on local health systems. Early research on… Read More »