World Jan 17

Outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in El Salvador
Omicron slamming South American hospitals as workers fall ill

The coronavirus' omicron variant is barreling across South America and pressuring hospitals whose employees are getting infected and taking sick leave, leaving facilities understaffed to cope with COVID-19's third wave.

Health Sep 03

A sign requiring the use of masks is seen at the beach when California reported its largest number of new coronavirus infections in a single day, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Del Mar, California, U.S., July 15, 2020. Photo by Mike Blake/REUTERS
Hawaii health care workers decry lack of COVID mandates

Health care workers in Hawaii say a lack of government action is worsening an already crippling surge of coronavirus cases in the islands, and without effective policy changes the state's limited hospitals could face a grim crisis.