Demand for hospital resources are likely to increase by the end of January 2021 – with a distinctly sharper rate of increase for hospital beds relative to ICU ventilators and other equipment needed for critically ill COVID-19 patients.
This suggests that while cases are rising, the ratio of critically ill cases to total cases will be lower than in the initial surge seen in the early parts of 2020.
Tracking America’s vaccine rollout
Bloomberg has been tracking America’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout, stating that an average of 1.7 million doses are being recorded every day. As of March 1st, the number of doses was in the region of 2.4 million. So far, 75 million doses have been administered across the country, 22.7 for every 100 people.
Demographics affect healthcare outcomes
Demographic shifts and societal changes are intensifying pressures on health systems and demanding new directions in the delivery of healthcare. We are getting older. Ageing populations in both emerging and developed nations are driving up the demand for healthcare. According to the United Nations, the world’s population is expected to increase by one billion people […]