“When you overwhelm the health system, you also overwhelm the death system.”
Mobilizing thousands of unique IP addresses as zombie agents, attackers can overwhelm servers and disrupt their ability to function.
“And the politics so overwhelm the medicine, and they overwhelm the medical boards, they overwhelm everything we do.”
An outbreak in the homeless community could overwhelm the healthcare system and hinder the city's long-time goal of "flattening the curve" amid the pandemic.
“Establishing a purely European defence”, warns Michael Rühle, a long-time NATO official, “would overwhelm the Europeans politically, financially and militarily.”
“They are exposed to malaria, waterborne diseases and snakebites as floodwaters overwhelm their homes and farms,” the medical charity Doctors Without Borders says.
So, the strategic imperative becomes to overwhelm Washington with lobbyists and public relations professionals that in turn overwhelm DC and the media.
If a potential aggressor develops an advanced weapon system that effectively counters a weapon stocked by the defender, it will eventually threaten to overwhelm the latter’s defenses.
Should fighting overwhelm that religiously and politically mixed city of 2.5 million a half-hour drive from Lebanon, the Lebanese fear a cataclysm that could sweep away their tenuous calm.
Silverstein explained sea level rise in south Florida raises water tables underground, which frequently covers sewage pipes, infiltrates cracks and can overwhelm the system, resulting in pipe bursts.
Lebanon faces a “dangerous” surge in coronavirus cases that will overwhelm its battered healthcare system, the country’s health minister warned after Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut destroyed medical supply depots at the port, as well four key hospitals.
On Sunday the leader of Plaid Cymru, Adam Price, wrote to the Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford, demanding people be prevented from travelling to second homes or tourist accommodation such as caravan parks, lest they overwhelm local health services.
Health care providers and others have been horrified at the public calls to countermand social-distancing requirements, warning that failing to take firm measures could overwhelm Idaho’s small hospitals and put large numbers of people at risk of dying.
But there are concerns that the Coronavirus could quickly overwhelm many African health systems, and spread quickly in crowded neighbourhoods and among poorer communities, where people’s immune systems may already be weakened by malnutrition or disease.
“The main challenges facing Britain and the wider world are containment, finding everyone infected and stopping the spread, and the treatment of very ill patients, which could easily overwhelm hospitals in any country, however well-developed the health system.
Professor Keith Willett, NHS England’s incident director for the coronavirus outbreak, told a secret briefing of chief nurses from across the NHS that they needed to prepare now for the unprecedented demand which could overwhelm existing critical care services.
A series of media reports over the last several weeks revealed that Trump ignored multiple warnings about the prospect of a devastating pandemic that would overwhelm the country's healthcare system and later publicly downplayed the virus after it reached the US.
Like many African countries, Sudan has a relatively low incidence of coronavirus — 32 confirmed cases and five deaths from Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus — but officials fear that a larger outbreak would quickly overwhelm the country’s dilapidated health system.
A Supreme Court ruling in favor of the New York plaintiffs could drastically alter local government and congressional attempts to legislate stronger gun protections and could lead to rewriting decades of judicial precedent over firearm restrictions as mass shootings overwhelm the nation.
“A serious deterioration of public order could overwhelm all attempts to control contagion, overwhelm hospitals, the criminal justice system and hinder revival of the economy,” said a paper that was considered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) earlier this month.
- overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
- charge someone with too many tasks
- cover completely or make imperceptible
- overcome by superior force
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