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Mexico City says Hospitals Have Beds; Paramedics Can’t Find Them

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For three days last week, Mexico saw national deaths surge by more than 1,500 with the total past 150,000, making it the world’s fourth-highest mortality toll.
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Five Killed in South African Medical Helicopter Crash

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The pilot and four healthcare workers were killed in a medical helicopter crash in South Africa on Thursday, the company said.
Security forces work at the site of a deadly bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Iraq's military said twin suicide bombings at the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad Thursday ripped through the busy market killing over two dozen and wounding over 70, with some in serious condition.

Twin Suicide Bombings Rock Central Baghdad

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Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital Thursday.
A nursing home resident is vaccinated by a Magen David Adom paramedic.

Magen David Adom Details Experiences in Distributing the Coronavirus Vaccine in Israel

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Magen David Adom is passing along its knowledge so that others may learn from its experience in vaccinating the elderly.
Firefighters work next to a damaged building at Toledo Street following an explosion in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. A loud explosion of unknown origin has partially destroyed a six-floor-tall building flanked by a school and a nursing home in the center of Spain's capital, Madrid.

Madrid Blast Linked to Gas Leak

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A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak ripped the facade off a residential building in central Madrid on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring more.
City worker Carlos Ruiz loads tanks of oxygen for COVID-19 patients, in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The city offers free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients.

Oxygen Thefts Mount as Mexico Reports Record COVID-19 Deaths

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Thefts of oxygen mounted as Mexico reported its highest daily death toll since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 1,584 deaths confirmed Tuesday.
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Second Employee of the Welsh (UK) Ambulance Service Dies Due to COVID-19

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Paul Teesdale, a call handler for the Welsh Ambulance Service, has died after testing positive for COVID-19 on New Year’s Day, the ambulance service said.
A doctor inoculates Herri Rehfeld, 92, against the new coronavirus with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at the vaccination center at the Messe Berlin trade fair grounds on the center's opening day in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

WHO: ‘Not Right’ to Vaccinate Young Before Old

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Only 25 vaccine doses have been provided in a single poor country, while over 39 million doses have been administered in nearly 50 richer nations.
A row of ambulances are parked outside the Royal London Hospital in London on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain

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England’s health care system may move patients into hotels to ease pressure on hospitals struggling to handle rising COVID-19 admissions.
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Urban Aeronautics Announces First Pre-Orders of EMS CityHawk VTOL

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Urban Aeronautics Ltd. announced Tuesday it has signed a deal with Hatzolah Air for four EMS CityHawk vertical take-off and landing aircraft.