EXPLAINER: How activists target CDC vaccine tracking system

Once, getting vaccinated was all but routine. But since the heightened public awareness around the new COVID-19 vaccines, it's a different story. Now, it means check-ins with family and friends about possible arm soreness ...

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Navigating the COVID-19 crisis to prevent pressure injuries

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems scrambled to modify patient care processes—particularly when it came to strategies aimed at reducing the risk of hospital-related complications. A look at how one hospital ...

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'Horrible' weeks ahead as India's virus catastrophe worsens

COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis and a top expert warning that the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be "horrible."

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India infections top 20 million, top cricket league suspended

India's coronavirus caseload topped 20 million on Tuesday as the crisis finally forced the suspension of the nation's lucrative cricket competition involving some of the sport's biggest global stars.

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Indians turn to black market, unproven drugs as virus surges

Ashish Poddar kept an ice pack on hand as he waited outside a New Delhi hospital for a black market dealer to deliver two drugs for his father, who was gasping for breath inside with COVID-19.

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India's Covid crisis: what is to blame?

India is reeling from a new coronavirus surge, stretching hospitals to the limit with dire shortages of beds, oxygen and drugs.

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Health care system

Health care systems are designed to meet the health care needs of target populations. There are a wide variety of health care systems around the world. In some countries, the health care system has evolved and has not been planned, whereas in others a concerted effort has been made by governments, trade unions, charities, religious, or other co-ordinated bodies to deliver planned health care services targeted to the populations they serve. However, health care planning has often been evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

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