One of the most vexing aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is doctors' inability to predict which newly hospitalized patients will go on to develop severe disease, including complications that require the insertion of a breathing tube, kidney dialysis or other intensive care. Knowledge of a patient's age and underlying medical conditions can help predict such outcomes, but there are still surprises when younger, seemingly healthier patients suffer severe complications that can lead to death.
Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start – overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy theories.
Five human rights organizations based in occupied Palestinian territories called for the COVID-19 vaccination of Palestinian prisoners against the backdrop of a statement by Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana, who said inoculation of the inmates was “not a priority”.
More than three quarters of people hospitalized with COVID-19 still suffered from at least one symptom after six months, according to a study published on Saturday that scientists said shows the need for further investigation into lingering coronavirus effects.