While grieving family members combed through charred blankets and belongings looking for signs of their loved ones, the death toll climbed to 92 in a fire that blazed through a COVID-19 hospital ward in Nasiriya, Iraq Monday night, 

Power outages are a pain at the best of times—when they occur in hospitals, they can be deadly and costly.  Now, they are a top concern for South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.  

Although US, hospitals largely got ahead of the well-documented ventilator shortage, many patients died because they couldn’t get an ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.  

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine may not provide as much protection against the Delta variant as initially believed, according to data released yesterday by Israel’s health ministry, 

A trio of reports released yesterday highlight global issues connected to refugees, asylum seekers, and human trafficking:  

Skyrocketing COVID-19 cases across Indonesia, fueled by the Delta variant, are overwhelming hospitals and oxygen supplies—pushing the country to the brink of catastrophe, 

The pandemic didn’t stop some hospitals from aggressive tactics to recover medical debts.  

Dengue cases were slashed 77% in a new trial infecting mozzies with the “miraculous” Wolbachia bacteria that hinders the virus’s progression.  

The Delta coronavirus variant, with a dramatic transmission advantage over the Alpha variant that emerged in the UK, threatens global plans for dispatching COVID-19, 

As India reels from its horrific COVID-19 storm, people are dying in hospital car parks and trainee doctors and nurses are abandoning exams for the  frontlines,