For extremely sick patients, an advanced form of life support called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, cuts the risk of dying from Covid-19 by half, according to a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University. [Source]
During a period when the Omicron coronavirus variant was dominant, severe outcomes for patients hospitalized with Covid-19 -- including ICU admission, ventilator use and death -- were less common than during Delta or the first winter surge, according to a study published Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
An elite FBI hostage rescue team breached a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, Saturday night, safely recovering three remaining captives after a nearly 11-hour hostage situation, federal and local officials said. The lone suspect is dead, authorities added.