Fuelled by Delta variant, US COVID-19 cases hit highest level since February – ET HealthWorld

US average of daily COVID-19 cases hit the highest level since February on Sunday (local time), fuelled by the Delta variant. Hospitals in the South are running out of space or staff as all the beds are taken up by Covid victims, with some patients unable to get the care they would normally receive, reported CNN. Infected people need immediate Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment which is not available at the hospital. An ECMO treatment uses external machinery that can function as the heart and lungs. It’s been used in…

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US hits 70% vaccination rate a month late, amid a surge – ET HealthWorld

By Mike Catalini Washington: The US has finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70 per cent of American adults – a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country. In a major retreat in the Deep South, Louisiana ordered nearly everyone, vaccinated or not, to wear masks again in all indoor public settings, including schools and colleges. And other cities and states likewise…

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