'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

World Apr 4, 2020

'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

As Spain struggles desperately to cope with almost 120,000 coronavirus infections, it barely has the strength to help its overwhelmed care homes and their elderly residents, singularly vulnerable to the respiratory disease. With hospitals stretched to breaking point, the elderly are being turned away, and ...

Spain imposes near total lockdown to fight virus as infections spike

World Mar 15, 2020

Spain imposes near total lockdown to fight virus as infections spike

Spain on Saturday followed Italy and imposed a near total nationwide lockdown to fight the spread of coronavirus by banning people from leaving home except to go to work, get medical care or buy food. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the restrictions on movement following ...

Spain probes first local coronavirus transmissions

World / Science & Health Feb 28, 2020

Spain probes first local coronavirus transmissions

Spanish health ministry officials were on Thursday investigating the country's first suspected cases of locally-transmitted coronavirus infections, with one elderly patient in a serious condition. Three people are hospitalized — two in Madrid and one in Seville — with the flu-like disease. None had traveled to ...

Zero-hour on climate, but U.N. talks are in another time zone

World Dec 2, 2019

Zero-hour on climate, but U.N. talks are in another time zone

Global talks tasked with neutralizing the threat of global warming get under way in Madrid on Monday, but their narrow focus on rules and procedures remains out of sync with the world's climate-addled future. Mindful of this gap, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday ...