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Public health experts Thursday blamed COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation’s estimated 54 million people age 65 and over. The push that began over a week ago has not been accompanied by enough doses to …

“Covid” is written on a casket containing a deceased person who died from the coronavirus. The coffins stand in the crematorium’s worship room before cremation in Saxony, Meissen, Germany, on January 8. Robert Michael/picture alliance/Getty Images More than 40,000 people have died from symptoms related to the novel coronavirus in Germany, according to data from …

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BookJane, a technology platform that helps long-term care and retirement homes find, schedule and communicate with staff, is providing a new way to solve acute healthcare staffing shortages. The company’s first-of-its-kind Agency solution connects healthcare staffing agencies directly with a marketplace of 700+ senior care facilities across the country who are urgently looking for …

President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will “very soon” run 5 million coronavirus tests per day, even as the lack of testing remains an obstacle for many states anxious to reopen for business. “We’ll increase it, and it’ll increase it by much more than that in the very near future,” Trump said when a …

Unrest has spread across Africa, with riots over food shortages and an army being deployed to ‘restore order’ as the coronavirus crisis rocks the continent. Protests have erupted in Cape Town, the military have been mobilised in Lesotho and the chief of staff to the Nigerian government died of the lethal bug. Africa now has more than …

Nurses don personal protective equipment before entering a patient’s room suspected of having the coronavirus. | Win McNamee/Getty Images By AMANDA EISENBERG 04/15/2020 04:49 PM EDT Updated 04/15/2020 06:07 PM EDT 2020-04-15T06:07-0400 NEW YORK — The New York State Nurses Association plans to file three lawsuits on Monday over a lack of personal protective equipment …

President Trump boasted that the U.S. would send $100 million in medical supplies to Italy despite American hospitals fretting about shortages at home due to the coronavirus epidemic.   ‘We’re going to be sending approximately $100 million worth of things, of surgical and medical and hospital things to Italy,’ Trump told reporters Monday in the White …

Scientists and physicians with UC San Diego are partnering with in-vitro diagnostics manufacturers to ramp up testing for COVID-19 within two to three weeks, a team at UC San Diego Health and its School of Medicine announced Friday. Partnering with five in-vitro diagnostics manufacturers, UCSD’s Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine (CALM) said it is increasing …

Hahn said that “several of these facilities in China are adversely affected” by the epidemic. Their workforces have taken a hit from the outbreak, including employees being quarantined. It may not be a question of if, but when. On Tuesday, Hahn told reporters that “the outbreak will likely affect the medical product supply chain.” Of …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many Kenyans have no access to piped water Kenya’s rapidly growing capital city is facing severe problems with the supply and quality of its water supply, driving people to buy it from unsafe and potentially contaminated sources. So, how bad is the water problem facing Nairobi and how does …