US public health in crisis as Covid prompts curbs on officials’ powers | US healthcare

More than half of US states have introduced new laws to restrict public health actions, including policies requiring quarantine or isolation and mandating vaccines or masks. Between the new laws and the massive workforce departures during the pandemic, public health in America is now in crisis, experts say.The new restrictions and shortages not only affect … Read more

Doctors warn of crisis as officials reject restrictions

Doctors warn of crisis as officials reject restrictions

Firefighter Matt Smither is seen working alongside critical care nurses in the Intensive Care Unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, southern England.ADRIAN DENNIS | AFP | Getty ImagesLONDON — An increasing number of doctors in the U.K. are warning that the country, and its health service, are facing a renewed health crisis due to … Read more

Covid Will Be an Era, Not a Crisis That Fades

Covid Will Be an Era, Not a Crisis That Fades

The skeletons move across a barren landscape toward the few helpless and terrified people still living. The scene, imagined in a mid-16th-century painting, “The Triumph of Death” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, illuminated the psychic impact of the bubonic plague.It was a terror that lingered even as the disease receded, historians say.Covid-19’s waves of destruction … Read more