Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from asymptomatic and presymptomatic individuals in healthcare settings despite medical masks and eye protection

We describe 3 instances of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission despite medical masks and eye protection, including transmission despite the source person being masked, transmission despite the exposed person being masked, and transmission despite both parties being masked....More...

Canada: 82% Delta vaccine breakthrough in Calgary hospital coronavirus outbreak

An outbreak of the Delta coronavirus variant at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary has seen 16 patients and six health-care workers tested positive for the variant. ...More...

India: 16% vaccine breakthrough in Delhi hospital coronavirus study

A small-scale study on 113 healthcare workers who had received at least one vaccine dose at a private hospital in Delhi found that 18 tested positive for Covid but all except one had mild symptoms. ...More...

UK hospitals ‘swamped’ with patients seeking help for AstraZeneca side effects

People who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine are seeking help at A&E despite having only mild side-effects such as headaches, in the wake of the controversy over whether the jab causes blood clots....More...

France: nearly 5,000 Covid-19 patients in intensive care in French hospitals, second coronavirus peak now exceeded

With 4,974 Covid-19 patients registered in intensive care on Monday, the peak of the second wave of the epidemic in the fall has been exceeded, according to daily figures published on Monday by the French public health agency....More...

Israel: Coronavirus patients on ECMO machines reach record 52

The Sheba Medical Center said “the new mutations cause much more serious illness and affect younger people,” adding that most of those connected to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines are in their forties and fifties, compared to the previous waves when most were in their sixties.… ...More...