Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO warns vaccines ' do not equal zero COVID'

The roll-out of vaccines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic will not by itself eliminate the deadly coronavirus, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Madrid inaugurates huge new 'pandemic' hospital

Madrid on Tuesday inaugurated a huge, controversial new hospital built in just three months and capable of treating more than 1,000 patients during a health emergency.

Vaccination

EU says first virus vaccinations possible by Christmas

Vaccinations against the coronavirus could start in the 27 European Union nations by Christmas and member countries must urgently prepare their logistical chains to cope with the rollout of hundreds of millions of doses of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany plans to limit social gatherings at Christmas

Germany's 16 states have agreed to guidelines limiting social contact over Christmas, according to a draft deal seen by AFP on Tuesday, dashing hopes for large holiday gatherings.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy's COVID-19 death toll tops 50,000

Italy, the first European country to be hit by the global coronavirus pandemic, on Monday passed the threshold of 50,000 deaths from COVID-19.

Pediatrics

Predictors of severe disease ID'd in children with SARS-CoV-2

(HealthDay)—Predictors of severe disease have been identified for children with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a study published online Nov. 13 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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Intensive-care unit

An intensive care unit (ICU), critical care unit (CCU), intensive therapy unit or intensive treatment unit (ITU) is a specialized department used in many countries' hospitals that provides intensive care medicine. Many hospitals also have designated intensive care areas for certain specialities of medicine, as dictated by the needs and available resources of each hospital. The naming is not rigidly standardized.

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