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Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.

A Smarter and Safer Mask Against COVID-19

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.
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.
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.
Chambers County EMS alongside other Mobile Medical crews deployed to El Paso to aid COVID-19 response.

71 TX Hospitals Now Have Real-Time Access to Mobile Medical Data

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Access to inbound patient records for all 71 hospitals that are affiliated with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Network has been activated.
Emergency medical technicians sanitize their ambulance after transporting a patient at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center in Los Angeles Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Los Angeles continues to see hospitalizations rise day after day, setting a new record Tuesday with almost 8,000 hospitalized and more than a fifth of those in intensive care units.

Hospitals Say CA Officials Too Slow in Virus Crisis

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The rate of new cases in the state's most populous county, Los Angeles County, is nearly double that of December.

Patient Care Falters as COVID-19 Devastates L.A. County (CA) Hospitals

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With hospitals overwhelmed by patients and no outlet valve available, doctors, nurses and paramedics are being forced to make wrenching choices about who gets care and at what level.
In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a health care worker is injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I.

PA Vaccinates Medical Workers Against COVID-19

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Staff and high-risk residents of long-term care facilities including nursing homes will begin getting vaccine next week.
Hospital beds set up in the practice facility at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., that is ready to receive patients as needed.

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million

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This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic.
An unidentified patient receives oxygen on a stretcher, while Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics monitor him outside the Emergency entrance, waiting for admission at the CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

Hospital Staffs Stretched Thin During Virus Surge in CA

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Medical staffing is stretched increasingly thin as California hospitals scramble to find beds for patients amid an explosion of coronavirus cases.
Medical tents are set up outside the emergency room at UCI Medical Center in Irvine, Calif.

COVID-19 Models Plot Dire Scenarios for California Hospitals

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Over the next four weeks, the state’s hospitals could be overflowing with 75,000 patients — about five times the current level — and an average of 400 people will die every day.