Health


Trump 'considering quarantine on New York' Trump 'considering quarantine on New York'
- March 28, 2020

At a news conference earlier this week at NYC's Javits Center, which is now a makeshift hospital to treat people sick with the virus, Cuomo expressed his frustration with the number of ventilators being sent to the state. "What are we going to do with 400 ventilators when we need 30,000 ventilators?" TRUMP JUST NOW: "I don't believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators". (more...)
US Judge Charges Man With Terrorism for Coughing on Grocery Store Worker US Judge Charges Man With Terrorism for Coughing on Grocery Store Worker
- March 28, 2020

According to a news release cited by USA Today , the woman told Falcone at around 6PM on Sunday that he was standing too close to her, and an open display of prepared foods in the supermarket, and therefore not practicing the government's advice of social distancing. (more...)
DeSantis orders restrictions on travelers from Louisiana, extends tax deadlines DeSantis orders restrictions on travelers from Louisiana, extends tax deadlines
- March 28, 2020

Ron DeSantis said from his office Friday. "All we're trying to do is keep our residents here safe". Early this week, the governor ordered anyone traveling to Florida from the New York, New Jersey or CT area to self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival and made it a criminal penalty to violate the quarantine order. (more...)
Idaho Governor Issues Statewide STAY AT HOME Order Idaho Governor Issues Statewide STAY AT HOME Order
- March 28, 2020

The Governor signed an "extreme emergency declaration", which allows the state to more effectively increase health care capacity, take steps to slow the COVID-19 virus's spread and take rapid and decisive steps to improve the lives of Idahoans whose job and incomes are being harmed by the pandemic. (more...)
Doctor Finds Lung Damage In Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patient
- March 28, 2020

Severe pneumonia can kill people by causing them to "drown" in the fluid flooding their lungs. "This is not a 70, 80-year-old immunosuppressed, diabetic patient", Mortman said . The man had been diagnosed with Covid-19 and put into isolation at another hospital, where he had nothing more than cold-like symptoms: fever, cough and shortness of breath. (more...)
Coronavirus: Number of United Kingdom deaths rises above 1,000 Coronavirus: Number of United Kingdom deaths rises above 1,000
- March 28, 2020

Staff with symptoms or who who live with people who show symptoms are being checked. Critical care doctors and nurses will be prioritised first, with testing expected to follow for A&E staff, paramedics and Global Positioning System. United Kingdom's Health Department has stated that the number of people infected with the virus has increased to 14,543 with the death toll rising to 759 on Friday. (more...)
Covid-19: Nurse kills herself after testing positive for coronavirus Covid-19: Nurse kills herself after testing positive for coronavirus
- March 28, 2020

Daniela had been at work since Italy was hit by the virus, around six weeks ago, according to the National Federation of Nurses of Italy . She was working in the intensive care unit while under quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the United Kingdom news site. (more...)
Coronavirus: Birmingham and Manchester temporary hospitals announced Coronavirus: Birmingham and Manchester temporary hospitals announced
- March 28, 2020

That's in addition to one being built in London , which will have room for 4,000 coronavirus patients. It represents an increase of 31 per cent on the total yesterday. The Prime Minister said: "I want to thank everybody who is working to keep our country going through this epidemic - and we will get through it and the way we are going to get through it is, of course, by applying the measures that you have heard so much about". (more...)
NHS Volunteer Responders explained: How to help most vulnerable amid coronavirus outbreak NHS Volunteer Responders explained: How to help most vulnerable amid coronavirus outbreak
- March 28, 2020

The Government has issued an urgent call for a quarter of a million people to register as a volunteer for the NHS to help tackle the coronavirus crisis. "With the help of the military and with NHS clinicians we will make sure that we have the capacity that we need so that everyone can get the support that they need". (more...)
Care workers, AHS clarify protective equipment needed for COVID-19 Care workers, AHS clarify protective equipment needed for COVID-19
- March 28, 2020

This includes massage therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, dentistry, and optometrists. The premier also announced that no Albertans will be evicted on April 1 due to an inability to pay rent. "As of today, no one will be facing immediate eviction from their home for non-payment of rent or utilities owed to the landlord", Kenney said. He says rents will not increase, and effective April 1, late fees can not be applied to late rent payments for the next three months. (more...)
Ottawa's confirmed COVID-19 cases climb to 75
- March 28, 2020

More than 41,000 patients have been tested for the virus so far and around 10,000 people are now under investigation awaiting test results. There are three new deaths, meaning now 18 people have died of the virus in Ontario. So far, OPH has been able to trace where 84 per cent of all local cases of COVID-19 have come from, but the other 16 per cent of patients have no travel history and no known contact with another confirmed positive patient. (more...)
Trump Invokes Production Law, Ordering GM to Build Ventilators Trump Invokes Production Law, Ordering GM to Build Ventilators
- March 28, 2020

Previously Trump has been reluctant to use the act to force businesses to contribute to the coronavirus fight, and it wasn't clear what triggered his order against GM. Another $45 billion will be put into the Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Relief Fund, providing more resources for states and local leaders to respond to the crisis. (more...)
USA doctors, nurses under strain as coronavirus rages on USA doctors, nurses under strain as coronavirus rages on
- March 28, 2020

Andy Humm memorialized Kelly at Gay City News: Just five weeks ago - before all of this - I was sent by New Alternatives for Homeless LGBT Youth, where I'm on the board, to look in on a client hospitalized in Mount Sinai who was in awful pain and not getting proper care. (more...)
Birmingham NEC and Manchester CCC to be used as emergency hospitals Birmingham NEC and Manchester CCC to be used as emergency hospitals
- March 28, 2020

According to the latest figures, 463 people have died from the virus and more than 9,500 people have been infected, with London accounting for about one-third of all cases.The chief executive of NHS Providers, which represents the heads of hospital trusts in the state-run National Health Service, said there had been an "explosion of demand" in the capital. (more...)
Every health region in BC has COVID-19 patients Every health region in BC has COVID-19 patients
- March 28, 2020

Bonnie Henry said Wednesday. But all it would take is for one church group that flouted prohibitions on large gatherings, one plane returning from overseas with an infected person or one remote work camp with an infection outbreak to have seed the virus somewhere, where it could explode. (more...)
700,000 Britons face week-long wait over NHS coronavirus volunteering 700,000 Britons face week-long wait over NHS coronavirus volunteering
- March 28, 2020

Britain's Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday that 560,000 people had volunteered to help the National Health Service during the coronavirus crisis, more than double the number he had hoped to recruit. These were the details of the news United Kingdom health minister says 560,000 volunteers sign up to help NHS for this day. "They will be absolutely crucial in the fight against this virus", said Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday. (more...)
Royal Borough and Slough residents Clap for Carers Royal Borough and Slough residents Clap for Carers
- March 28, 2020

The organisers of the campaign say they chose to stage it because NHS staff need to know how grateful the country is during these "unprecedented" times. Royalty, celebrities and sports stars showed their support by posting clapping videos. London landmarks are also expressing their support, including the London Eye, the Royal Albert Hall and the National Theatre. (more...)
Coronavirus Survivors' Antibodies Needed, Mount Sinai Doctor Appeals For Volunteers Coronavirus Survivors' Antibodies Needed, Mount Sinai Doctor Appeals For Volunteers
- March 28, 2020

Dr. Reich said all volunteers will be carefully screened to meet strict criteria. Donors must have had a COVID-19 diagnosis confirmed by a lab test and been completely symptom-free for at least two weeks before donating. Dr. Sachais said the convalescent plasma will be tested to ensure it's not carrying infections like hepatitis or HIV, or proteins that might trigger immune reactions in the recipient. (more...)
Aussies returning from overseas to be quarantined in hotels Aussies returning from overseas to be quarantined in hotels
- March 28, 2020

He said that "the number of arrivals now are at a level which the states and territories believe they are able to practically implement these types of arrangements". Forecasting further economic stimulus measures, Mr Morrison said that there would be further announcements about plans to "hibernate" the economy. "Every day someone is in a job for just another day is worth fighting for". (more...)
Pompeo: China spreading misinformation of origins, scale of COVID-19 outbreak Pompeo: China spreading misinformation of origins, scale of COVID-19 outbreak
- March 27, 2020

The move came after the secretary met with the two leaders in an unannounced visit, which Pompeo called today "very frustrating", adding that he would try to convince all parties in Afghanistan that it was time for peace and reconciliation. (more...)

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