Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong orders partial lockdown; UK variant concerns mount
Thousands in Kowloon district put under new restrictions;New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson;Germany ’s Covid death toll exceeds 50,000Home Affairs visa letter forces Australian couple on ‘nightmare’ trip to Covid-hit BritainIsraeli Covid chief ’s claim single vaccine dose less effective ‘inaccurate’Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?2.37pmGMTNew research,published in the journal Nature, shows an “impressive linear correlation with latitude” and the surge in new Covid cases in most European countries during autumn – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby (now); Sarah Marsh, Lisa Cox and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK variant fears while Western Australia to relax border rules
New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson; World ’s poor need action, not Covid ‘vaccine nationalism’, say experts;Germany ’s Covid death toll exceeds 50,000Home Affairs visa letter forces Australian couple on ‘nightmare’ trip to Covid-hit BritainIsraeli Covid chief ’s claim single vaccine dose less effective ‘inaccurate’Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?12.47amGMTvia AFPPfizer announced Friday that it will provide up to 40 million of its Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries on a non-profit basis, through the global...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Cox (now) and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Germany Expected To Put Right-Wing AfD Under Surveillance For Violating Constitution
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German virus death toll tops 50,000 even as infections sink
The death toll from the coronavirus in Germany has passed 50,000, a number that has risen swiftly over recent weeks even as infection figures are finally declining (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 infection in children, their parents in southwest Germany
(JAMA Network) In this observational study, the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection during a period of lockdown in southwest Germany was particularly low in children ages 1 to 10 years old.   Overall, this large SARS-CoV-2 prevalence study in children is instructive for how ad hoc   mass testing provides the basis for rational political decision-making in a pandemic setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Germany cautious to end latest COVID-19 lockdown due to risk of more contagious variant
Amid its latest COVID-19 lockdown and a promising decline in new coronavirus infections, Germany is hesitant to ease restrictions... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany's Merkel points to variant risk as infections drop
Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany is seeing a promising decline in new coronavirus infections, but must take “very seriously” the risk posed by a more contagious variant and will have to be cautious whenever it starts easing its lockdown (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

British to face ban on entering EU under German plan to shut borders
European governments would be allowed to ban all UK residents from entering their countries and cut all passenger transport links with... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity, impaired metabolic health and COVID-19
In a Nature Reviews Endocrinology article authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) highlight the interconnection of obesity and impaired metabolic health with the severity of COVID-19. First, they provide information about the independent relationships of obesity, disproportionate fat distribution and impaired metabolic health with the severity of COVID-19. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

The interconnection of global pandemics -- Obesity, impaired metabolic health and COVID-19
(Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD) In a Nature Reviews Endocrinology article authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) highlight the interconnection of #obesity and impaired metabolic health with the severity of #COVID19. #diabetes (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adaptive optics with cascading corrective elements
(SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics) As reported inAdvanced Photonics, researchers from the University of Freiburg, Germany, have made a significant advance in AO microscopy through the demonstration of a new AO module comprising two deformable phase plates (DPPs). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Germany approves draft law to end mass culling of male chicks. In the poultry industry, male chicks are gassed or shredded in macerators...
Cabinet passes measure that is expected to outlaw practice from 2022 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany Mandates Medical-Grade Masks
Germany ’s strict requirements are provoking discussions of enacting similar measures throughout Europe. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tommy Beer, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus SportsMoney Source Type: news

Describing the worldviews of the new 'tech elite'
(PLOS) The new tech elite share distinct views setting them apart from other segments of the world's elite more generally, according to a study published January 20, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Hilke Brockmann from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hope for a vaccination against Staphylococcus areus infections?
(German Center for Infection Research) Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) ranks among the globally most important causes of infections in humans and is considered a dreaded hospital pathogen. Active and passive immunisation against multi-resistant strains is seen as a potentially valuable alternative to antibiotic therapy. However, all vaccine candidates so far have been clinically unsuccessful. With an epitope-based immunisation, scientists at Cologne University Hospital and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have now described a new vaccination strategy against S. aureus in the Nature Partner JournalNPJ VACCI...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Germany to extend virus shutdown until mid-February
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that the country is extending its pandemic restrictions until mid-February amid concerns that new mutations of the coronavirus could trigger a fresh surge in cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: 1,610 Covid-related deaths reported in new daily high - as it happened
This live blog is now closed.For coronavirus updates from around the world, head to our global live blogEnglish schools may reopen regionally, medical chief suggestsCovid-related care home deaths in England jump by 46%Two-thirds of residents at Lincolnshire care home die in Covid outbreakCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage6.21pmGMTRelated:Coronavirus live news: China builds quarantine centre for 4,000 people; Germany extends lockdown6.03pmGMTThe EU ’s ambassador to the UK,João Vale de Almeida, has described the problems being faced by British seafood producers exporting to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Science Infectious diseases NHS Health Medical research Microbiology Education Schools Source Type: news

COVID-19 has multiple faces
According to current studies, the COVID-19 disease which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus comprises at least five different variants. These differ in how the immune system responds to the infection. Researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University of Bonn, together with other experts from Germany, Greece and the Netherlands, present these findings in the scientific journal "Genome Medicine". (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Germany's Merkel, state leaders ponder tougher virus rules
Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding a virtual meeting with the governors of Germany’s 16 states to discuss the country’s pandemic measures amid concerns that new mutations of the coronavirus could trigger a fresh surge in cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Germany to put people in detention centers for violating quarantine rules
Germans who run afoul of quarantine rules will be held in detention centers in fenced-off areas of refugee camps under police guard. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes San Juan Province, Argentina
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck San Juan Province, Argentina, late on Monday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain parenting behaviors associated with positive changes in well-being during COVID-19 pandemic
(Society for Research in Child Development) A new longitudinal study in Germany examined day-to-day parenting behavior during the restrictions and closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic from the end of March until the end of April 2020. Research showed that autonomy-supportive parenting (offering meaningful choices when possible) contributed to positive well-being for both children and parents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain cell network supplies neurons with energy
(University of Bonn) Until recently, oligodendrocytes were primarily thought to be a kind of cellular insulating tape that accelerates the transmission of electrical signals in the brain. A study by the University of Bonn (Germany) now shows that they are also important for the energy supply of neurons in some brain regions. The findings are published in the journal Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Foreign leaders are now condemning US regime for brutal censorship of American citizens
(Natural News) Despite Angela Merkel’s difficult relationship with President Trump, the German Chancellor made it clear that she is outraged over the decision by Twitter, Facebook, and Google to collectively banish the president from the Internet in the final week of his term. (Article republished from Revolver.news) But Merkel’s statement, which attracted much attention in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained for 30 days
The Putin critic returned to Russia after receiving treatment after being poisoned with what German scientists said was a Russian-made... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 has multiple faces
(DZNE - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases) Scientists from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University of Bonn have found that COVID-19 comprises at least five different variants. These differ in how the immune system responds to the infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Italy's South Tyrol again flouts Rome over virus closures
The autonomous province of South Tyrol with its German-speaking majority is flouting Rome’s decision to put it under partial lockdown starting Sunday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes milestone as Emirates cancels Australian flights
Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people;UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter;German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesBrazil rushes to save premature babies as Covid swamps hospitalsVaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?US suffers bleak January as Covid rages and vaccination campaign falters‘At the coalface’: what the Australian expert in WHO’s Covid mission in China hopes to find12.44amGMTHere ’s our story on a grim landmark. The world has now passed 2m deaths from Covid-19.“Our world has ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

German chancellor race: The men vying for Merkel's job
Three candidates are challenging to lead Angela Merkel's CDU, but the race may not end there. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Children Died in 2020, Despite the Pandemic. Experts Are Trying to Figure Out Why
Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there was one significant group that actually saw its death rates fall: children. Data from the Human Mortality Database, a research project run by a global team of demographers, suggest that COVID-19 did not reverse years-long declines in child mortality, despite a mortality surge in the general population. Demographers, pediatricians...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

German lockdown loopholes criticized as deaths hit new high
The head of Germany’s disease control agency says there are too many loopholes in the country’s coronavirus lockdown rules (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Russia prison agency warns Navalny he faces immediate arrest
Russia's prison service said Thursday that top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny faces immediate arrest once he returns from Germany.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Merkel's party to choose new leader ahead of German election
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party is choosing a new leader this weekend (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

German vaccine institute praises efficacy of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Speaking during an online press briefing, the president of Germany's Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI), Klaus Cichutek, said there had been some debate over the best usage pattern for the vaccine. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Moves to delay second dose of Pfizer vaccine not supported by test data
(Natural News) BioNTech, the German biotech group that worked with Pfizer to develop the first Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine together to receive approval, warned that there was “no data” to support moves to delay the second dose of the vaccine. The delays had initially been proposed by the U.K. government as a means to get the first dose to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

The Guardian view on lockdown law: democracy must keep up | Editorial
The prime minister is getting too comfortable with a pandemic regime that allows him to escape scrutiny and accountabilityEven in the most extreme emergency, the prime minister does not have the power to make law by himself, live on television. The pandemic has sometimes created the impression that something along those lines is happening when Boris Johnson announces new lockdown rules, but his words are mere guidance until parliament upgrades them.That constitutional process matters. Britain ’s apparatus of Covid regulations is notreminiscent of East Germany, nor is it evolving into “something akin to a police...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Boris Johnson Infectious diseases Science World news UK news House of Commons Law Conservatives Microbiology Politics Source Type: news

German government defends slow vaccination campaign
Germany’s health minister has defended the government's decision to procure and approve vaccines against the coronavirus along with the rest of the European Union amid criticism that the rollout of shots in the country has been too slow (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news