Idaho hospitals begin rationing health care amid COVID surge

Idaho public health leaders announced Tuesday that they activated “crisis standards of care” allowing health care rationing for the state’s northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare quietly enacted the move Monday and publicly announced it in a statement Tuesday morning —Continue reading “Idaho hospitals begin rationing health care amid COVID surge”

U.S. declares a public health emergency post-Hurricane Ida

U.S. health officials Monday declared public health emergencies for Louisiana and Mississippi, seeking to suspend government red tape that may get in the way of providing help to people affected by Hurricane Ida. The emergency declaration by Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra puts a pause on certain payment rules and other requirements thatContinue reading “U.S. declares a public health emergency post-Hurricane Ida”

COVID Shuts Down 5 Schools In Alabama Town Where Trump Just Held A Rally – Ring of Fire

The town of Cullman, Alabama is having to shut down five schools after major spikes in COVID cases have made the schools unsafe for anyone. This is the town where Trump held a rally last week, just days after the city declared a COVID emergency. There is no doubt that Trump’s rally helped spread theContinue reading “COVID Shuts Down 5 Schools In Alabama Town Where Trump Just Held A Rally – Ring of Fire”

Taliban claim they will soon declare ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ after President Ghani said to have fled – live

Taliban official claims insurgents on verge of taking control of Afghanistan after president, Ashraf Ghani, is reported to have left country ‘This is manifestly not Saigon’: Blinken defends US mission in Afghanistan Taliban orders fighters into Kabul as US evacuates embassy A tale of two armies: why Afghan forces proved no match for the Taliban What does theContinue reading “Taliban claim they will soon declare ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ after President Ghani said to have fled – live”

Climate tipping points are now imminent, scientists warn

Around 13,000 researchers have called for urgent action to slow down the climate emergency as extreme weather patterns shock the world. They listed three core measures. Thousands of scientists reiterated calls for immediate action over the climate crisis in an article published Wednesday in the journal BioScience.  “The extreme climate events and patterns that we’ve witnessed over theContinue reading “Climate tipping points are now imminent, scientists warn”

London flooding: Areas of city flooded as post-heatwave thunderstorm warning issued

Thunderstorms followed a week of high temperatures in the capital A “major incident” has been declared across hospitals in London after floods caused chaos throughout the capital. Ambulances have been redirected after the A&E department at Newham Hospital was closed because of floodwater. Wards at Whipps Cross hospital, including the maternity department, were also forced to shut. Patients haveContinue reading “London flooding: Areas of city flooded as post-heatwave thunderstorm warning issued”

N.K. leader says ‘grave incident’ has happened due to lapses in anti-epidemic efforts

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said a “grave incident” has happened that could threaten the safety of his people and country in nationwide anti-epidemic efforts, state media reported Wednesday. Kim made the remarks as he presided over an extended politburo meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party on Tuesday, accusing senior officials of neglecting their dutiesContinue reading “N.K. leader says ‘grave incident’ has happened due to lapses in anti-epidemic efforts”

Iran’s sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown

Iran’s sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, the country’s state TV reported. An official from the state electric company Tavanir, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that aired on Sunday that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last “for three to four days.” Without elaborating, heContinue reading “Iran’s sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown”

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