The Daily Populous

Monday August 23rd, 2021 morning edition

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HOUSTON – Emergency room doctors in Southeast Texas say they are running out of hospital beds, and some patients are waiting hours, sometimes days to be admitted into a hospital.

As of Friday afternoon, Pile says 482 patients were waiting for hospital beds in his 25-county region.

An additional 120 patients are waiting for an ICU bed.

At Altus Baytown, a freestanding ER, Dr. Robert Velarde said they are facing something they have never seen before.

Due to a lack of hospital beds, if patients need to be admitted into a hospital for more specialized care, he says the delay is overwhelming.

Dr. Velarde says his ER staff has spent hours on the phone looking for hospitals that can accept his patients.

Earlier in the week, nearly 800 patients were waiting to be admitted into a hospital for an ICU or non-ICU bed. »

Israel Finds COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Significantly Lowers Infection Risk

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Israel Offers COVID-19 Booster Shots to Anyone Older Than 40 Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet gets his third vaccine dose.

That age group is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 and in Israel was the first to be inoculated when the vaccine drive began in late December.

Fighting an outbreak of the delta variant since June, Israel presently has one of the world's highest infection rates per capita. »

Man Hospitalized After Taking Livestock Feed Store Ivermectin For COVID

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At least one individual has been hospitalized in Mississippi after ingesting a drug intended for treating worms in livestock, the Mississippi State Department of Health revealed today.

“At least 70% of the recent calls have been related to ingestion of livestock or animal formulations of ivermectin purchased at livestock supply centers.

But taking human-approved doses of ivermectin for “unapproved use” and without proper medical oversight “can be very dangerous,” the agency warned. »

A New PS5 Model Has Appeared In Australian Stores

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Oddly enough, an upgrade was never mentioned for the PS5 Disc Edition, but this looks to have also been updated in a similar fashion.

We can confirm that all Australian PS5 stock that has landed in the country this week contains a new model number (CFI-1102A).

I believe this makes us the first country to receive stock of this new model (either Digital or Disc). »