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‘A scourge of the Earth’: grasshopper swarms overwhelm US west

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They’re arriving in swarms so dense it can appear the earth is moving. They’re covering roads and fields, pelting ATV riders, and steadily devouring grains and grass to the bedevilment of farmers and ranchers. A massi...

Dominic Cummings tells BBC Johnson denied Covid would overwhelm NHS

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Boris Johnson denied the NHS would be overwhelmed and said he was not prepared to lock down the country to save people in their 80s, texting his adviser “get Covid and live longer,” according to new WhatsApp messages ...

Dominic Cummings tells BBC PM denied Covid would overwhelm NHS

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Boris Johnson denied the NHS would be overwhelmed and said he was not prepared to lock down the country to save people in their 80s, texting his adviser “get Covid and live longer,” according to new WhatsApp messages ...

Fear in Africa that new Covid wave could overwhelm fragile health systems

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Health officials fighting the pandemic in Africa say they are watching the crisis in India “with total disbelief” and have warned that their continent may face a similar ordeal soon. “What is happening in India cannot...

Future flooding threat could overwhelm complacent UK banks

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One criticism made of politicians is that their policy and vision for the future only extends as far as the next election. It is alarming to discover that banks have an equally short horizon – three to five years, acc...

Grief and anger as Covid victims overwhelm Delhi’s crematoriums

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The bodies came, one after another, after another, after another. So many bodies that the ambulances and trucks carrying them into the cemetery blocked traffic. In Delhi, a city where someone dies from Covid-19 every ...

Hong Kong to allow in doctors from mainland China as Covid cases overwhelm hospitals

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Hong Kong’s government has invoked emergency powers to allow doctors and nurses from the Chinese mainland to practise in the financial hub as it struggles to tackle a spiralling coronavirus outbreak. “The regulation w...

Omicron Covid variant could overwhelm NHS even if less severe, says Javid

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Hospitals are already operating at between 94% and 96% capacity, the organisation which represents NHS trusts has warned, as Sajid Javid said that there had been no known deaths from the Omicron variant in English hos...

Record crowd watch England women overwhelm Ireland in Six Nations

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In front of a record crowd for a home match of 15,836, England extended their record unbeaten run to 22 with an emphatic victory against Ireland. Even before kick-off the end result was assured. The only challenge Eng...

WHO warns Omicron could overwhelm health systems as cases rise to record highs in Europe

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The World Health Organization has warned that the Omicron coronavirus variant could lead to overwhelmed healthcare systems even though early studies suggest it sparks milder disease, as daily case records fell across ...