Maximum protection from the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine—as well as long-lasting immunity—is only reached seven or more days after the second dose.
"We are getting slaughtered in the ER. We literally had to do a blood transfusion in the hallway," said Rasha Tran, a registered nurse at West Anaheim Medical Center.
Frontline workers were left out of Stanford Medical Center's first round of vaccinations as hospital officials chose to vaccinate administrators and doctors "with no in-person patient responsibilities" instead.
The nurse, who has a condition that often causes her to faint when she experiences pain, recovered quickly.
"She said she told him, 'thank you for saving my life 20yrs ago, I hope this may help save your life, too.,." her son revealed on Twitter.
"This stoppage in work force comes at a very crucial time during our COVID surge," said a memo sent to the nursing staff at HCA Healthcare's Riverside Community Hospital.
A local news outlet reported that the nurse, who made a video declaring that she travels, doesn't wear a mask, and lets her kids have playdates, is no longer employed by Salem Health.
Vicky Neville, an ICU nurse in the U.K., ended what was supposed to be lengthy time off with her family, to support her co-workers and help patients.
"With COVID-19 cases rising steadily in the New Rochelle area and several red clusters emerging in Westchester County, it is clear to nurses that the hospital is not yet prepared for another surge of patients," said the New York State Nurses Association.
Do you want to put your loved ones at risk? If you're not afraid for yourself, at least be afraid for your grandma or uncle. This virus is scary and it's very real.
"The infections keep going up, and it feels like there's no end in sight," said Texas nurse Juan Anchondo.
Powerful tweet of nurse's face pre-heath crisis and during the crisis outlines how exhausted medical workers are.
The latest warnings follow record current COVID-19 hospitalizations reported for 10 days in a row since November 10.
The nurse told the patient she had "seen more people die in the last two weeks than I have in my entire career."
The nurse noted "I've seen more people sick than I've ever seen in my life. They just drop so fast" in a video message shared on Twitter.
"It's like a f***ing horror movie that never ends. There's no credits that roll. You just go back and do it all over again," nurse Jodi Doering wrote.
Molly Oldham was just 18 years old and less than one week away from starting her freshman year when a tennis ball-sized tumor was found growing on her brain.
Despite restrictions limiting Halloween celebrations this year, celebrities are showing off some of their costumes, including classic throwbacks and detailed tributes to favorite TV personalities.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned on Wednesday: "We're on the brink of a fall that could be much worse than the spring."
At least 43 positive cases have been reported at a hospital in Granada, southern Spain, following the party.
In an Instagram post, the Russian opposition leader shared that he was able to breathe on his own. His press secretary said he'd return to Russia.
They went out for tacos, and instinct kicked in when they spotted a nearby fire.
"N95s are still in a shortage," said Mike Schiller, the American Hospital Association's senior director for supply chains. "It's certainly not anywhere near pre-COVID levels."
It looks like the unnamed healthcare professional sweat entirely through his scrubs.
The ICU nurses sent a video to News 12 Sunday showing dozens of the N95 masks, which provide the best protection against COVID-19, hanging on a clothesline in a storage closet.
The vast majority of the Japanese city's hospitals were also rendered non-functioning by the nuclear bomb.
Argentinian nurse María Mariángeli contacted coronavirus, then died of an unrelated condition the day after she was released from the hospital.
Arizona's daily case count more than doubled on Tuesday from the number of new infections reported Monday.