At the onset of the global pandemic, wealthy countries were concerned with their lack of preparedness for a surge in patients entering hospitals with an infectious disease. The industrialized nations bought up the world's supply of masks, gowns and ventilators, leaving poorer countries in dangerously short supply, as EcoWatch reported at the time.
- UN: Acute Food Shortages Worldwide May Double Due to COVID-19 ›
- Africa Has a Troubling Shortage of Ventilators, Masks and Soap ... ›
By Tim Radford
Oceanographers have identified an act of slow suffocation, as oxygen loss grows near one of the world's richest fishing grounds, and are linking the change to human-triggered global warming.