Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are leaving behind zero-Covid but they aren’t ready to open up, experts warn

Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are leaving behind zero-Covid but they aren't ready to open up, experts warn

Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the US-based Council on Foreign Relations think tank, said if vaccination rates aren’t high enough with high-efficacy vaccines before restrictions are lifted, health care systems in Southeast Asia could quickly become overwhelmed.”You’re going to see this spike of severe cases then it’s going to overwhelm the ICU … Read more

Alabama health officials warn Saskatchewan: Don’t repeat our mistakes in COVID-19 battle

Alabama health officials warn Saskatchewan: Don't repeat our mistakes in COVID-19 battle

It has one of the country’s highest COVID-19 infection rates and lowest vaccination rates. Hospital admissions are soaring, with many surgeries and other medical care cancelled or delayed. For weeks, its medical community has called for indoor mask mandates and vaccine passports to curb the spread of COVID-19, but its political leadership repeatedly resists those calls, citing individual freedoms. This describes the situation in … Read more