Vaccine hope, but battle drags on one year after pandemic declared

The Hague (AFP) – The world on Thursday marked one year since the coronavirus threat was declared a pandemic, with vaccinations offering hope but much of humanity still enduring highly restricted lives and no clear path back to normality. The enormity of the continuing global challenge was reflected in a stark warning by the International Council of Nurses that an exodus is looming of healthcare workers traumatised by the pandemic. “They reach a point where they’ve given everything they can,” ICN chief executive Howard Catton told reporters. While restrictions are easing in many parts of the w…

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