Canada adds record 5,713 new coronavirus infections as global cases top 59 million – National | Globalnews.ca

Canada added 5,713 new novel coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the country’s total case count to 337,242.
Health officials across the country also said another 66 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19, pushing Canada’s death toll to 11,521.

Source: Canada adds record 5,713 new coronavirus infections as global cases top 59 million – National | Globalnews.ca

‘Close to 1,000’ Cleveland Clinic caregivers infected with Covid-19

The Cleveland Clinic reported that 970 caregivers are out due to the virus, triple the number from two weeks ago. In the greater Cleveland area, Covid-19 cases are on the rise, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There was an average of 83 new cases between September 23-29, but between November 11-17 the average was 1,134 new cases.  Source: ‘Close to 1,000’ Cleveland Clinic caregivers infected with Covid-19

Hong Kong races to contain ‘super-spreader’ Covid-19 cluster from dance clubs, with police helping to trace up to 1,000 people | South China Morning Post – (No letting up!)

The city confirms new infections – the highest tally in three months – with 50 cases linked to dance club infection cluster.

Source: Hong Kong races to contain ‘super-spreader’ Covid-19 cluster from dance clubs, with police helping to trace up to 1,000 people | South China Morning Post

‘The surge is here:’ Hospital officials sound alarm on coronavirus – Monday – 11,800 new cases

Coronavirus hospitalizations are continuing to climb in Ohio, with 4,358 patients in hospitals across the state as of Monday, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

“That is a 59% increase from just two weeks ago,” Gov. Mike DeWine said. “We also currently have 1,079 patients who are in the ICU, which is again far higher than we have seen so far during this pandemic.”

Source: ‘The surge is here:’ Hospital officials sound alarm on coronavirus

Peak of third COVID-19 wave still weeks away | TheHill

Forty-three states and the District of Columbia recorded more cases last week than the week prior. More than 1 percent of North Dakota’s population tested positive for the coronavirus this week, as did nearly one in 100 residents in Wyoming.

Twenty-seven states now have higher per capita infection rates than did Arizona during its summer surge. More than 83,000 people are in U.S. hospitals with COVID-19, the highest figure during the pandemic. And more than 80 percent of intensive care unit beds are occupied in 16 states.

The case surge has been most acute in rural communities, where health care options are fewer. Many small hospitals are full to overflowing, and patients can wait six to eight hours for a transfer to a larger medical center that can admit them — if those larger facilities aren’t overrun themselves.

“We’re full,” said Rob Davidson, an emergency room physician in a western Michigan hospital that has 25 beds. “The only time you get a bed is if someone dies.”

Source: Peak of third COVID-19 wave still weeks away | TheHill

Opinion | Myanmar Still Loves Aung San Suu Kyi, but Not for the Reasons You Think – The New York Times

In other words, voting for Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi was partly an expression of gratitude to a mother figure who is seen as having sacrificed her personal well-being, her life and now, too, her iconic reputation worldwide for Myanmar’s democracy and development.

On Nov. 12, the N.L.D. sent a letter to 48 ethnic political parties inviting them to join it in building a federal democratic union and “ending civil war.” “The ethnic parties’ objectives are the same as the N.L.D.’s, and the N.L.D. will prioritize the ethnic peoples’ desires in the future,” the letter said. A party spokesman also said that new government “must be a national unity government.”

This is a welcome step, and it suggests that the N.L.D. is aware that even its apparently commanding mandate and ringing popularity have political limits in such a divided society. The risk, though, is that the party might only be gesturing at a government of national unity and will then try to co-opt the ethnic parties with various political rewards.