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Austin health officials warn there are 16 staffed ICU beds left for 2.3 million residents as COVID cases surge

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Health officials in Austin, Texas, issued a dire warning on Friday: There are only about 16 staffed ICU beds left for the entire region, an 11-county area that’s home to more than two million people. It’s the lowest number......

Regulators warn of a deadly danger to kids in vacation rentals

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Federal safety regulators are calling on Airbnb and other vacation rental platforms to take steps to protect young children from a potentially deadly gap involving residential elevators after the death of another child between the product’s inner and outer......

England’s lifting of Covid lockdowns is a danger to the entire world, experts warn

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend Prime Ministers Questions at the Houses of Parliament on July 7, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Global scientists have......

The U.S. will warn companies about Hong Kong’s ‘deteriorating’ situation, Biden says

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Joe Biden speaks about voting rights at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 13, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images U.S. President Joe Biden said his administration will issue an advisory to warn American......

Biden and Merkel warn Russia cannot use Nord Stream gas pipeline as weapon against Ukraine

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 15, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP| Images President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela......

Covid cases are surging again in Latin America and the U.S., WHO officials warn

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Covid infections are rapidly rising again in the U.S. and Latin America as more contagious variants spread, putting the entire region at risk, World Health Organization officials said in a briefing Wednesday. Renewed spikes in infections are also exacerbating instability......

Brazil passes half a million COVID-19 deaths, experts warn of worse ahead

SAO PAULO, June 19 (Reuters) – Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world’s second-deadliest outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government’s refusal to back social distancing measures. Only 11% of Brazilians have been fully vaccinated and epidemiologists warn that,......

States warn J.&J. doses could expire soon and the White House urges them to consult the F.D.A.

New York Times
State health officials are growing increasingly concerned about whether doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine may expire this month, warning they could go to waste if they go unused in the coming weeks or are not sent elsewhere. Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio has pleaded with health providers......

As AMC seeks to add more theaters to its portfolio, insiders warn that the market already has too many screens

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here AMC Entertainment’s revitalization plan hinges on adding new theaters, but former Regal Entertainment CFO David Ownby told Jefferies there are too many screens in North America. Box office experts agree that moviegoing is not going to disappear. The pastime is......

Texas Democrats celebrate blocking restrictive voting bill, but warn of future threat to voting access

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Today is a great day, but I can’t help but feeling bitter, disappointed, hurt,” Texas state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, a San Antonio Democrat, told CNN on Monday. Democrats walked off the state House floor late Sunday night, leaving......

Australia, ‘Hermit Nation’? Some Warn Against Another Year of Shut Borders.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MELBOURNE, Australia — When Australian officials announced last week that the country was unlikely to fully reopen its borders until mid-2022 because of the coronavirus, the backlash immediately began building. Critics warned that Australia risked becoming a “hermit......

Indian authorities warn of rare fungal infection seen in some Covid-19 patients

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Medical staff in PPE attending to a person in the temporary Covid-19 care centre attached to LNJP Hospital, at Shehnai Banquet Hall, on April 23, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Raj K Raj | Hindustan Times | Getty Images As......

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