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10 Sep, 5 tweets, 2 min read
1/ As the pandemic continues to ravage parts of the US with low vaccination and high transmission rates, healthcare providers don't just have to deal with a lack of intensive care beds and ventilators, but with a severe lack of nurses. qz.com/2057130/a-trav…
2/ Between the higher demand of an aging population, often excessive workloads, and limited training opportunities, the nation was going to face a significant lack of nurses even prior to Covid-19.
3/ The pandemic has added a new element to the generally high turnover: Even nurses who aren’t leaving the workforce are quitting their full-time jobs, joining agencies that will send them as contractors where they are needed.
4/ While the average salary for a nurse pre-pandemic was $1,000 to $2,000 per week, a “traveling” nurse can easily make $5,000 or more per week as contract work. There are now tens of thousands of openings for traveling nurses around the US. qz.com/2057130/a-trav…
5/ This puts smaller institutions, and especially government and rural hospitals which already tend to be understaffed, in the stressful position of having to decide between an even smaller workforce and financial trouble. Read more: qz.com/1940153/how-a-…

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A new Covid-19 variant is now on the radar of several countries.

The Lambda variant, or C.37, believed to have originated from Peru, was designated as a “variant of interest” by the @WHO on June 14.

Six cases of the Lambda variant have now been found in the UK, all linked to international travelers.

It is widely prevalent only in Latin America, including Peru, Chile, Ecuador, and Argentina.

Initially known as the “Andean variant” after being detected in Peru in December 2020, the C.37 or Lambda variant drew little notice beyond Latin America as the Alpha variant, first seen in Kent, England around the same time, preoccupied the world.

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