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More Than 1,000 CDC Officials Ask: Why Bench the CDC During a Pandemic? – Gizmodo Australia

In an open letter published this week, 1,044 former and current officers of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, a re…

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In an open letter published this week, 1,044 former and current officers of the Centres for Disease Control and Preventions Epidemic Intelligence Service, a renowned fellowship program that focuses on research and emergency response, expressed concern over the diminished role of the public health agency during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter had one clear demand: Take the CDC off the bench.
The letter, published in the journal Epidemiology Monitor, was written by physicians, nurses, scien…

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Life in Tier 2 cities elsewhere as Plymouth COVID-19 cases rise – Plymouth Live

With talks Plymouth could be headed for a Tier 2 lockdown, we spoke to some other local businesses in the UK about how they have found the tighter restrictions

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The city has seen a surge in coronavirus cases in the last week, and health bosses have warned that we could be headed for tighter restrictions if figures continue to increase.
COVID-19 cases have surged by 350 in just one week, and there are now coronavirus clusters in every single part of Plymouth, with more than half of the city’s defined areas currently at more than 10, according to the latest figures.
The latest Government and Public Health England data has revealed the parts of Plymouth which…

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Utah hospitals could start rationing health care at overwhelmed facilities, hospital association says – CNN

Utah hospitals could be days away from using a patient’s age, health and other factors to decide who can remain in overcrowded intensive care units due to an onslaught…

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(CNN)Utah hospitals could be days away from using a patient’s age, health and other factors to decide who can remain in overcrowded intensive care units due to an onslaught of Covid-19 cases.
A group of administrators representing Utah’s hospitals presented Gov. Gary Herbert with a list of “criteria they propose doctors should use if they are forced to decide which patients can stay in overcrowded intensive care units,” The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
They told Herbert that they’d need to put…

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North East leaders vow to ‘resist any attempt’ to impose Tier 3 lockdown as Covid rates level off – Chronicle Live

Political figures from across the North East say infections rates are continuing to level off and claim the government has accepted that existing measures are working…

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North East leaders have warned that they will resist any attempt to impose Tier 3 lockdown measures on the region.
In a statement on Monday afternoon, top political figures from across the North East said that Covid-19 rates are continuing to level off and claim the government has accepted that existing restrictions have had success in curtailing the spread of the virus.
Council chiefs were warned in an email last Thursday night that there may shortly be a need to impose stricter controls in Northumberland,…

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