Health


Trump not to reopen Obamacare enrollment for uninsured even as coronavirus spreads Trump not to reopen Obamacare enrollment for uninsured even as coronavirus spreads
- April 03, 2020

Americans who lose their job can opt for COBRA coverage for up to 18 months, an especially expensive option, and lower-income people in the states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA can get coverage under that federal program. "I think we're going to get to it", Trump said. Trump said he believed he would "get to" addressing the problem and accused "the other group", presumably Democrats, of ignoring it, though Democrats have long made healthcare a critical policy issue. (more...)
Google uses smartphone locations to show people’s movement amid lockdown Google uses smartphone locations to show people’s movement amid lockdown
- April 03, 2020

The company said it adopted technical measures to ensure that no individual could be identified through the new reports. The data currently shows there's been a 77% drop in mobility in India in retail and recreation locations right now, while grocery and pharmaceutical locations have seen a drop of 65%. (more...)
Buying a Face Mask 101
- April 03, 2020

Jerome Adams told NBC News. More from the Associated Press: The recommendations, still being finalized Thursday, would apply at least to those who live in areas hard-hit by community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. Dawbarn said they're also fulfilling orders for the general public. The committee cited one study that detected airborne viral ribonucleic acid (RNA) in and just outside some hospital isolation rooms, but noted that it was unclear if that could infect someone. (more...)
Coronavirus: Renowned SA HIV scientist Gita Ramjee passes away Coronavirus: Renowned SA HIV scientist Gita Ramjee passes away
- April 03, 2020

Tributes and condolence messages have been pouring in from across the globe where her work impacted millions. So far, at least five people have died in the country from COVID-19. "I strongly believe that my calling in life is to find methods that empower women to take control of their HIV prevention and reproductive health rights through informed choices". (more...)
Worldwide coronavirus cases reach 1 million as death toll tops 50,000 Worldwide coronavirus cases reach 1 million as death toll tops 50,000
- April 03, 2020

Of the country's 5,607 deaths, 1,397 are in New York City, Johns Hopkins University data shows. Italy remains the country worst affected by the outbreak, with 13,915 deaths, followed by Spain , with 10,003. and 4,000 people in France had died. The virus has infected more than 1,300 people in South Africa, according to Hopkins data, and more than 900 in Algeria. (more...)
FG begs United States billionaire for ventilators, withdraws appeal, apologises FG begs United States billionaire for ventilators, withdraws appeal, apologises
- April 03, 2020

Following the backlash, the Nigerian Government said it regrets demanding ventilators from the USA billionaire, noting that it had withdrawn the request. "Dyakuyemo!" the Embassy tweeted. There was no immediate response from Musk or Tesla. Ukraine had reported 804 coronavirus cases and 20 related deaths as of Thursday morning. (more...)
Ontario invests $12M in free mental health services for everyone Ontario invests $12M in free mental health services for everyone
- April 03, 2020

You deserve to see the same data that I see when I'm making decisions. "They will be very clear on where we were, where we are, and where we could be". "When it is on the magnitude of this current outbreak, it can be hard to handle even with the support of family and friends". It will also help provide alternatives for those who can not access their in-person mental health supports. (more...)
COVID-19: Alberta long-term care facilities must now report all suspected cases COVID-19: Alberta long-term care facilities must now report all suspected cases
- April 03, 2020

Deena Hinshaw. Hinshaw says there have been no confirmed cases on First Nations reserves in Alberta and praised various health services that have ben working together to keep those communities safe. Staff who may work at multiple facilities are required, when there is a confirmed outbreak, to immediately inform their supervisors if they have worked at or are working at a facility where there is a confirmed or suspected case, Hinshaw said. (more...)
CARES Act loans for small businesses available Friday CARES Act loans for small businesses available Friday
- April 03, 2020

The bill established a new $349 billion program to help smalls keep their workforce on the payroll. That emergency loan is automatically forgiven, even if the business is turned down for a larger loan. SBA-approved lenders can be seen here. The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority approved funding for the loan program which provided businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees with up to $100,000 to use as working capital. (more...)
Fauci Shrugs Off Threats: 'I've Chosen This Life' Fauci Shrugs Off Threats: 'I've Chosen This Life'
- April 03, 2020

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci answers a question during a press conference about the coronavirus as Vice President Mike Pence (L), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma (2nd L), and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (R) look on, at the White House in Washington on March 2, 2020. (more...)
More evidence indicates healthy people can spread coronavirus More evidence indicates healthy people can spread coronavirus
- April 03, 2020

The agency said it obtained data from laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases reported from all 50 states, the US capital, New York City, and other areas between February 12 and March 28. The AP requested more information from the CDC, but the agency did not provide those details. In contrast, among people with COVID-19 who did not need to be hospitalized, only 27% had one or more long-term health issues. (more...)
Ontario adds another 401 cases of COVID-19
- April 03, 2020

A Bobcaygeon nursing home is also reporting two more deaths of residents in a COVID-19 outbreak there, bringing the total to 16. "People will see some very stark figures tomorrow", Ford said during his daily media briefing from Queen's Park on Thursday. (more...)
Coronavirus cases stand at 27, including 9 deaths, in Washington state Coronavirus cases stand at 27, including 9 deaths, in Washington state
- April 03, 2020

That county has a total of four cases. Late on Monday, officials said two cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in Georgia. A man and a woman in their 70s, who had underlying health conditions and were residents of the Washington state nursing home Life Care Center of Kirkland, died on Sunday. (more...)
Kemp announces shelter in place order for Georgia Kemp announces shelter in place order for Georgia
- April 03, 2020

Georgia now has 4,638 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 139 deaths from the disease. Kemp, with a straight face, tried to tell the public-at-large that he JUST found out that coronavirus can spread by people who are infected but asymptomatic. Kemp said there will be an increase in the availability of polymerase chain reaction testing, featuring pooled resources of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Public Health Laboratory and Emory University. (more...)
UK Records Over 500 Daily COVID-19 Deaths For First Time UK Records Over 500 Daily COVID-19 Deaths For First Time
- April 02, 2020

They concluded: "To our knowledge he had no underlying health conditions". Dr Nathalie MacDermott, clinical lecturer at King's College London , said the 13-year-old boy's death highlights the importance of taking the precautions required to reduce the spread of the deadly coronavirus. (more...)
'Everybody is frustrated' over United Kingdom testing, top health official says 'Everybody is frustrated' over United Kingdom testing, top health official says
- April 02, 2020

He will co-ordinate a national effort with global manufacturers encouraged to expand their manufacturing capacity here in the United Kingdom; our strongest, home grown businesses in life sciences and other industries are encouraged to turn their resources to creating and rolling out mass testing at scale, and the government will support anyone across the United Kingdom with a scalable scientific idea or innovation to start a business. (more...)
US Navy hospital ship arrives in NY with medical supplies, staff US Navy hospital ship arrives in NY with medical supplies, staff
- April 02, 2020

Its arrival came as Virginia, Maryland and the capital Washington became the latest areas to restrict citizens' movements, meaning nearly three-quarters of Americans are now living, or about to live, under various phases of lockdown. Worst-affected NY is ramping up hospital capability and taking supply of desperately wanted medical provides as it races towards time. It is spreading to other areas, notably New Jersey, Louisiana, Illinois and Florida, where Governor Ron DeSantis said Monday he ... (more...)
Jimmy Fallon's FaceTime Call With Lady Gaga Didn't Exactly Go as Planned Jimmy Fallon's FaceTime Call With Lady Gaga Didn't Exactly Go as Planned
- April 02, 2020

According to Kim, Kylie's sister did her make-up before the show, and in order to talk with Jimmy in peace and quiet, she fled to her mother's house. "Can you call me on, um, can you call me Friday?" she asked, to which Fallon responded, "Can I call you on Friday? It's uh, yeah. It's Wednesday". (more...)
United Kingdom reports record 381 COVID-19 deaths, including 13-year-old boy
- April 02, 2020

The teen recently lost his father to cancer. King's College Hospital in Camberwell, south London , said in a statement Tuesday that the teenager, who tested positive for Covid-19, had died. It states: "It is with great sadness we announce the brother of one of our teachers has passed away due to being infected with COVID-19". A Prison Service spokesperson said, the prisoner was "suffering from a number of underlying health conditions" prior to testing positive for COVID-19. (more...)
Coronavirus Impact: Should the general public wear masks? Coronavirus Impact: Should the general public wear masks?
- April 02, 2020

Steel and plastic surfaces can harbor live virus for three days. As the virus continues spreading, federal officials are now discussing a recommendation to ask everyone to cover their faces. Several U.S. government officials have suggested that widespread public use of masks will help. These would not be for medical personnel but for those who would see a mask as a good way of equipping themselves and "reassuring themselves, protecting themselves and fighting against the epidemic". (more...)

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