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Philippines running out of nurses as Delta spreads

Posted by / August 22, 2021

The Delta variant has gotten so bad in the Philippines that the country is running out of nurses.

The Delta variant has been causing serious problems around the world. During the Olympics, the Japanese government begun a new policy to help curb the spread of COVID during the Olympics: the state will publicly name anyone who violates COVID quarantine, hoping that the shame of it will prevent future rule breaking from others.

In Nanjing, the Delta outbreak is the worst since the original outbreak of COVID-19. The country is, as a result, on high alert for another surge.

Similarly, Russia has set another record––its third––for daily COIVD deaths after 799 people died of the virusThe nation has been registering record-breaking numbers of daily virus deaths for weeks as it struggles with a third wave of COVID.

Russia has seen its highest daily rise in COVID cases since January. Last week, Russia set a new record for COVID deaths––the fifth in as many days––as the Delta variant spread.

In a move with terrifying echoes of March 2020, Hong Kong has banned all flights from the United Kingdom in order to stop the spread of the Delta COVID variant. The variant is already spreading rapidly around the world. More than 2/3 of COVID cases in Lisbon, Portugal are from the Delta variant, which is beginning to spread around the countryThe World Health Organization has encouraged fully vaccinated people to keep practicing COVID precautions as the Delta variant spreads rapidly.

In Springfield, MO, there has been a 225% increase in hospitalizations since June 1, in large part thanks to the new Delta variantThe Delta variant, a more infectious variant of COVID-19, is infecting a rising number of people in rural Kansas and Missouri. The spread of the variant likely stems from the regions low vaccination rates.

The Delta variant has also been found in Arizona. Its arrival is alarming because, so far, only a handful of states have reached the goal of a 70% vaccination rate. Anheuser-Busch is even giving away free beer when America reaches its vaccine goal. The fewer people who are fully vaccinated, the more likely there is to be another surge or new variants.

Fully vaccinated people in several southern California towns have tested positive for COVID, serving as a reminder that the vaccines are not 100% effective and thus as many people as possible need to get itCOVID rates are slowing in the South and the plains states, worrying health expertsAppointments for the first COVID shot have plummeted by about 50% in Los Angeles, worrying public health officials in a state thrashed by the virus.

Last month, one of the Indian COVID variants was reported in Texas, affecting two children under 12.

The World Health Organization has classified a COVID variant from India as a global health risk because of its highly contagious nature and evidence suggesting that it can evade some vaccine protections.

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