China doubles down on zero-Covid as it battles most widespread outbreak since Wuhan

China doubles down on zero-Covid as it battles most widespread outbreak since Wuhan

Though subsequent flare-ups have seen higher total case numbers, this outbreak has spread the furthest, with 19 of China’s 31 provinces — more than half the country — reporting cases since the outbreak began in mid-October, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).On Wednesday, the NHC reported 93 new symptomatic cases — the highest daily … Read more

Romanian hospitals fill up with COVID patients amid widespread vaccine refusal

Romanian hospitals fill up with COVID patients amid widespread vaccine refusal

BUCHAREST, Sept 23 (Reuters) – After living through three waves of the COVID-19 pandemic without getting sick, 55-year-old Roxana Pascu thought that she was healthy enough to withstand the virus and decided to turn down the vaccine.Now Pascu, who runs a small business, is one of around 1,040 COVID-19 patients currently in intensive care across … Read more