France 24
France 24 11 Jan 2021

Coronavirus pandemic: Paramedics struggle to find hospital beds, oxygen in virus-hit Mexico


For paramedics dealing with a surge in #coronavirus infections in #Mexico, finding an available bed for patients in overwhelmed hospitals has become a daily lottery. Mexico's official Covid-19 death toll, the fourth highest in the world, now stands at nearly 134,000, with more than 1.5 million cases registered.

President Donald Trump pressured the Georgia secretary of state in an extraordinary phone conversation Saturday to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the Southern state, news media reported Sunday.
Dec. 16 was a day of relief and nervousness at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Health-care workers lined up and some even teared up when they received a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, the disease they have been fighting for months on end.
The European Union's executive arm said Friday it has secured 300 million extra doses of the #Pfizer-BioNTech #coronavirus vaccine, a move that could ease criticism that the #EU's executive arm has not done enough to procure doses for the entire bloc. Speaking during a news conference in Brussels, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the agreement will double the amount of doses already ordered by the 27-nation bloc. FRANCE 24's Dave Keating tells us more.
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