Covid-19: India hospitals overwhelmed with the increase in infections

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India hospitals appealed for oxygen on Friday as the country’s coronavirus slipped out of control, while Japan has imposed a state of emergency in some areas just three months ahead of the Olympics.

COVID-19 surges are placing a major strain on healthcare systems across the world, with no end in sight to a pandemic that has killed more than three million people.With governments rushing to accelerate vaccine campaigns, good news emerged Friday when US regulators approved the re-start of Johnson & Johnson vaccinations halted over blood clotting concerns and the EU said it would have enough jabs by the end of July to inoculate 70% of adults.

Brussels’ announcement came as Europe’s medicines regulator said the benefits of the controversy-plagued AstraZeneca vaccine increase with age — and reiterated that the jab should be taken despite links to rare blood clots.

India’s healthcare facilities sounded the alarm on oxygen supplies for patients on ventilator support.”SOS — less than an hour’s oxygen supplies at Max Smart Hospital & Max Hospital Saket,” one of the biggest private hospital chains in Delhi said on Twitter.”Over 700 patients admitted, need immediate assistance.”

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