‘We needed more beds, we still need more beds’: Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?

THE PANDEMIC IS still ongoing but Covid-19 hospitalisations and admissions to intensive care are declining.  In recent months, the focus largely shifted from emergency measures to reflection and planning for the future.  The Taoiseach said last year that an inquiry into the State’s handling of the pandemic would be carried out to learn lessons for … Read more

Burlesque Performer Organizes Symbolic Burial for Artists’ Pandemic Losses

Denver burlesque performer and producer Melissa May, known by the stage name Polka Dottie, originally had a straightforward name for her upcoming event: “Colorado Artists: Let’s Mourn the Opportunities Lost to COVID Together.” Although she changed the name to Ghost Light, the event’s message remains the same, and artists from around Colorado will gather at … Read more

Doctor on latest coronavirus developments as U.S. approaches 1 million COVID-19 deaths

Doctor on latest coronavirus developments as U.S. approaches 1 million COVID-19 deaths – CBS News Watch CBS News The U.S. COVID-19 death toll was just shy of 1 million as of Saturday morning, Johns Hopkins researchers reported. CBS News’ Lana Zak sits down with Dr. Jay Varma, director of the Cornell Center for Pandemic Prevention … Read more

Group Of Philadelphia School District Principals Bonded While Leading Students, Staff Throughout Pandemic

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Call it a lesson in adaptability. A small group of Philadelphia principals share a common bond after going through an unprecedented time.   Tameron Dancy, Megan Wapner, Torrence Rothmiller, and Amanda Jones all run elementary schools within the Philadelphia School District and share a love for their students and staff. But they have … Read more

What it takes to keep long-term-care residents safe during the sixth wave

It’s too dangerous to meet Jacquie Cheng where she lives. Long-term-care homes are tinderboxes, each visitor a potential spark. Instead, Cheng, 80, joins the Star in a boardroom, four floors below where she lays her head at night, to discuss her life, cloistered from society for her protection. Sitting in an office chair, her face … Read more

North Korea reports 6 deaths from apparent

Seoul, South Korea — Six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread “explosively” across North Korea, state media said Friday, a day after acknowledging a COVID-19 outbreak for the first time in the pandemic. North Korea likely doesn’t have sufficient COVID-19 tests and other medical equipment and said … Read more

North Korea raises alarm after confirming 1st COVID-19 case

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced its first coronavirus infection more than two years into the pandemic Thursday as leader Kim Jong Un called for raising COVID-19 preventive measures to maximum levels. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said tests from an unspecified number of people with fevers in the capital Pyongyang … Read more