COVID cases in the U.S. have started to fall significantly after months of sustained pressure on hospitals across the country. Healthcare facilities were forced, and continue to, only offer emergency medical services as the number of patients in intensive care remains extraordinarily high.
Elsewhere, a damning report has condemned the U.K. government’s response to the pandemic, describing failures by ministers and scientific advisers as “costing thousands of lives”. In Sydney, business and life are beginning to return to relative normality for the fully vaccinated after over 100 days of lockdown in the city.
Meanwhile, arguments about vaccine and mask mandates continue to rage in the U.S. after Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order to prohibit businesses from enforcing such restrictions on workers.
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