Mannequins or Covid-19 patients?
17 February 2022 | 12:03 pm
Social media users are claiming that hospitals are using extremely realistic human dummies passing as fake Covid-19 patients. Their intention would be to show an increase in Covid-related hospitalisations. We sort the fact from the fake.
10 Jan 2021
John Amanam, a 32-year-old former special effects expert, builds hyper-realistic prosthetics that match Nigerians' skin tones. Most prosthetic body parts available in the country until now have been white, or made from materials such as wood that also look unrealistic.
11 Jan 2021
How COVID-19 patients are battling with the deadly virus in Nigeria
14 Jan 2021
As Covid-19 tears through southern California, small hospitals in rural towns like Apple Valley are overwhelmed, with coronavirus patients crammed into hallways, makeshift ICU beds and even the pediatric ward. "It's most definitely the darkest period of my entire career," palliative care supervisor Kari McGuire says while fighting back tears.
28 Jan 2021
In Barcelona's Hospital del Mar, all the beds in the Covid-19 intensive care unit are occupied by patients. The healthcare workers are struggling to cope with a spike in cases in recent weeks. Over the past fortnight, the number of people going to hospital rose by 82 percent while intensive care admissions increased by 60 percent, prompting some regions, such as Valencia to set up field hospitals.
2 Feb 2021
COVID19: The struggle, battle And controversy
4 Mar 2021
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Here are some of the stories to look out for when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Friday.
12 Mar 2021
Difficulties breathing, walking, concentrating: five months after being diagnosed with Covid-19, Canadian Violaine Cousineau, like many others, continues to suffer severe persistent symptoms that prevent her from resuming a normal life.
25 Mar 2021
Around 1,500 medical workers and Covid-19 patients, many in full PPE, join for a mass performance of the angklung, a traditional Indonesian instrument made of bamboo. The act marks the opening of the country’s largest Covid-19 hospital which has treated more than 70,000 patients.
17 Apr 2021
Jennifer and Matthieu, sufferers of 'long Covid', have a lot in common. They're both in their mid-thirties, caught Covid-19 in March 2020, and suffered mild flu-like symptoms at the time. They have both seen their lives turned upside down as they've since struggled with long-term symptoms, including difficulty breathing, trouble concentrating and chest pain. But while treatment programmes for long Covid are now being developed, finding the health professionals to carry them out is another challenge.
22 Apr 2021
Several people died after the oxygen supply to a hospital was cut off because of a problem with a gas tank. The incident comes as India grapples with an unmanageable third wave of coronavirus infections.
26 Apr 2021
The blaze at a hospital in western India comes as the country grapples with the world's biggest daily surge of COVID infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
2 May 2021
In Madrid, heavily dependent patients with reduced mobility are being vaccinated with the single dose Janssen vaccine first. Soledad Holgado, a doctor in the Madrid region, says the single dose means "we are going to speed up the vaccination process".
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A teenager shot dead 19 children at an elementary school in the small city of Uvalde, officials said. US President Joe Biden called for stricter gun laws, asking when "are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?"
37 mins ago
In another tragic US mass shooting echoing the 2012 Sandy Hook killings, an 18-year-old gunman has killed more than 20 people – mostly children – in Uvalde, Texas. We take a look at how papers are reacting to the all-too-common event in the United States, including why many blame Republicans. We finish with an editorial arguing that the United States – its policies and institutions – is its own worst enemy.
48 mins ago
Health officials in Germany, the European Union and elsewhere are looking at the dangers of the continued spread of monkeypox and how to best contain the disease.
48 mins ago
Water sports aren't popular in Niger, due to a lack of facilities. But the Niger River has become the new hot spot for water sports enthusiasts. Be it swimming or dugout races — young people love the competition.
48 mins ago
South Korea's soccer player Son Heung-min returned home to a rousing welcome on Tuesday after the Tottenham Hotspur forward ended the season as the Premier League's joint top scorer with Mohamed Salah.
3 hours ago
Military analysts weigh in on the major takeaways from Russia's now three-month-old war in Ukraine. We also discuss the results of a major probe on sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Church across the United States. Finally, what does democracy look like among crows? French paper Le Parisien gives us an idea.