Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Madrid deaths jumped 41 percent in 2020 as pandemic hit

The number of deaths from all causes in the Madrid region, the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Spain, jumped 41 percent in 2020 over the previous year, official figures showed Thursday.

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Brazil COVID cases still soaring among unprotected majority

Brazil's slowly unfolding vaccination program appears to have slowed the pace of deaths among the nation's elderly, according to death certificate data, but COVID-19 is still taking a rising toll as unprotected younger people ...

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Czechs running out of hospital capacity as virus soars

The Czech Republic is reaching capacity in intensive care wards as coronavirus infections keep soaring in the EU's worst-hit country, the health ministry said Tuesday.

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Poland turning National Stadium into COVID-19 field hospital

Poland's government is transforming the National Stadium in Warsaw into a field hospital to handle the surging number of people infected with the coronavirus, and expects it to be operational within days, officials said.

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Europe tightens virus curbs as global cases top 40 million

A number of European countries took urgent new measures on Monday to combat a second wave of coronavirus infections, as the World Health Organization blamed the surge in worldwide cases—now more than 40 million—on countries' ...

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Virus at 'turning point' in Europe, hitting at-risk groups

Doctors are warning that Europe is at a turning point as the coronavirus surges back across the continent, including among vulnerable people, and governments try to impose restrictions without locking whole economies down.

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Spain's Aragon region grapples with coronavirus 'fire'

In Spain's Aragon region, one of Europe's worst-affected areas by the pandemic, health centres are packed and a field hospital is being set up as authorities scramble to control a surge in infections.

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Dubai holds first 'real life' conference after shutdown

"Don't touch the screen!" warned an organiser as participants attempted to print their badges, via barcodes sent to their phones, at Dubai's first "real life" business conference since the coronavirus shutdown hit in March.

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Building surge ICU capacity during COVID-19

To prepare for current and future waves of COVID-19, the U.S. Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center asked teams from across the country to compete to build a telehealth prototype that would provide adequate ...

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