N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Booster for seniors in long-term care homes, 1 more death

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Booster for seniors in long-term care homes, 1 more death

New Brunswick will offer a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose to seniors in long-term care homes and other communal settings who have already received two doses of a vaccine. The rollout of the mRNA vaccine boosters will begin in early October, along with the flu vaccine campaign, said Dr. Jennifer Russell, the chief medical officer of health, said Wednesday. The decision … Read more

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says

“We are at the point where not every patient in need will get the care we might wish we could give,” said Dr. Shelly Harkins, chief medical officer of St. Peter’s Health in Helena, Montana.It’s one of the latest hospitals to resort to crisis standards of care, meaning emergency medicine personnel must ration care.In those … Read more