#severe-illness

Critically ill COVID-19 patients waiting days for ICU beds in Central California
Some hospitals in Central California are still so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients that some critically ill people are waiting days to be transferred into the intensive care unit from the emergency room, officials said.
FDA Advisers Vote Against Broad Pfizer COVID Booster - But Recommend for People 65 and Older | KQED
The agency typically follows the advice of its advisory committees, though it isn't required to.
US child obesity epidemic has gotten worse during pandemic, study finds
An estimated 22% of children and teens were obese last August, up from 19% a year earlier, according to the study.
In a new review, some F.D.A. scientists and others say boosters aren't needed for the general population.
None of the data on coronavirus vaccines so far provides credible evidence in support of boosters for the general population, according to a review published on Monday by an international group of scientists, including some at the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization.
Migrant women 'at risk' in changes to Australian welfare access
Barring permanent residents from accessing family and carer payments for four years will plunge some low-income migrant families into poverty and leave migrant women more vulnerable to controlling and violent relationships, a Senate inquiry has heard.
West Nile virus risk raised to high in 27 Mass. communities
"While we advise everyone to take steps to avoid mosquito bites, this is especially important if you are over the age of 50 or have an immune compromising condition."
More Asia-Pacific countries warily ease their tough anti-Covid rules.
While parts of the United States and Europe have recently tightened pandemic restrictions, and New Zealand sticks to its goal of zero coronavirus cases, a growing number of places in the Asia-Pacific region are moving in a different direction: preparing for a life with some level of Covid infections.
U.S. states with low vaccination rates see sharp spikes in children with Covid-19.
The number of children admitted to the hospital in the United States with Covid-19 has risen to the highest levels reported to date. Nearly 30,000 of them entered hospitals in August.
252,000 Kids Got COVID-19 Last Week as Classrooms Reopen
Across the country, millions of students have returned to classrooms. At the same time, there's been a surge of kids testing positive for COVID-19 as the Delta variant targets the unvaccinated.
Fauci Says DeSantis Is 'Completely Incorrect' To Call Vaccine A Mere Personal Choice
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is "completely incorrect" to suggest vaccines are a personal choice with no broad implications, says Dr. Anthony Fauci (L), the country's top infectious disease authority.