Health


New HHS survey reveals the COVID-19 challenges USA hospitals face New HHS survey reveals the COVID-19 challenges USA hospitals face
- April 08, 2020

A survey of more than 320 hospitals found week-long waits for COVID-19 test results, insufficient staff to run ventilators and shortages of basic cleaning supplies. Hospitals said they are being forced to improvise in some cases by using construction masks or homemade ones, which are not as effective in protecting health workers. (more...)
Face masks can not stop healthy people getting Covid-19, says WHO Face masks can not stop healthy people getting Covid-19, says WHO
- April 08, 2020

Seto Wing Hong of Hong Kong University, who wears glasses, shows off how he wears a surgical mask . Some quick warnings: the face masks should not be placed on children under the age of two, anyone having difficulty breathing, or those who might be unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without help. (more...)
Pilot study shows effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 Pilot study shows effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19
- April 07, 2020

Antibody-containing plasma from a recovered patient is given by transfusion to a patient who is suffering from a certain illness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stepped in to fast-track development of and access to two more investigational therapies for COVID-19 based on convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin from human blood. (more...)
Nurse Explains How Quickly COVID-19 Spreads Despite Wearing Gloves; Watch Video Nurse Explains How Quickly COVID-19 Spreads Despite Wearing Gloves; Watch Video
- April 07, 2020

In her video, Lixey simulates going to the grocery store and she starts off by putting gloves on her hands, grabbing her cell phone as she leaves her auto, cleaning a shopping cart and grabbing some toilet paper. 'But it's (the germs) on my gloves, that's fine right? I got my wipes and I cleaned off my cart and everything, but I still have my gloves on. This is because everything on the gloves migrates to the phone if someone picks it up. (more...)
Canada angry over 'unacceptable' US move to block face masks Canada angry over 'unacceptable' US move to block face masks
- April 07, 2020

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to stop 3M from exporting N95 respirator masks to other countries, including Canada . "Secretary Pompeo reiterated the United States' desire to work with Canada to ensure the viability of global supply chains for crucial medical supplies and personnel, while also meeting the needs of regions with the most severe outbreaks", the summary said. (more...)
India to export hydroxychloroquine on case-by-case basis India to export hydroxychloroquine on case-by-case basis
- April 07, 2020

Shipments will be restricted and permission will be on humanitarian ground, they added. Within hours of his threat, India chose to lift the ban on the medicine. The president himself, according to Peter Baker, Katie Rogers, David Enrich, and Maggie Haberman has a financial interest in Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical company that manufactures the drug under the brand Plaquenil. (more...)
YouTube to move against 5G coronavirus conspiracy content YouTube to move against 5G coronavirus conspiracy content
- April 07, 2020

For your information, conspiracy theorists have been trying to prove 5G is the cause of several health issues since past year. The Guardian reported that several cell towers have been subject to recent arson attacks in the United Kingdom as people grow more afraid they are causing COVID-19. (more...)
Covid-19: Rahul Gandhi criticises Trump, says ‘friendship isn’t about retaliation’ Covid-19: Rahul Gandhi criticises Trump, says ‘friendship isn’t about retaliation’
- April 07, 2020

Another report on 11 people found it did not improve how fast patients cleared the virus or their symptoms. MEA spokesperson Anurag Shrivastava said the March 3 order banning the export of over a dozen drugs and the reversal was actually a temporary step as part of the obligation of "any responsible government" to ensure that there are adequate domestic stocks of medicines. (more...)
Major Virus Model Updated, Projected US Deaths Drop Major Virus Model Updated, Projected US Deaths Drop
- April 07, 2020

The model projected a daily maximum of 3,130 coronavirus-related deaths, a number that went up and is about double the highest single-day number of deaths thus far. New Jersey's projection rose dramatically from 2,100 to 9,690, while the projection for IL remained essentially the same. Some areas of the country, like NY, are also being hit harder than others. (more...)
Ivermectin shows activity against COVID-19 in cell cultures Ivermectin shows activity against COVID-19 in cell cultures
- April 07, 2020

The effective way, in which Ivermectin acts against the nCoV2019, brings hope that the epidemic could be ended soon. Ivermectin is a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved anti-parasitic drug that has previously shown activity in vitro against a broad range of viruses, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Dengue fever, influenza and Zika virus. (more...)
British PM Boris Johnson`s COVID -19 symptoms worsen; shifted to Intensive Care British PM Boris Johnson`s COVID -19 symptoms worsen; shifted to Intensive Care
- April 07, 2020

Just hours earlier, Johnson's office said he was in good spirits and Raab had told a news conference that the prime minister was still running the government. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meanwhile, said she was sending "every good wish" to Johnson. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby wrote "The news that our Prime Minister has been moved to intensive care deepens our compassion for all who are seriously ill and for those caring for them". (more...)
CDC: Minors less likely to contract COVID-19 CDC: Minors less likely to contract COVID-19
- April 07, 2020

These figures were lower than adults ages 18-64, who had an estimated 10%-33% of patients hospitalized. The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus , as of 4 p.m. The CDC received its first report of a case involving a child on March 2; since March 5, it said, pediatric cases have been reported daily. But hospitalization status was known in only 29% of cases involving children. (more...)
1200 deaths of coronavirus pandemic confirmed in United States 1200 deaths of coronavirus pandemic confirmed in United States
- April 07, 2020

Still, the weekend brought some promising news to NY, with the state reporting the most cases and deaths. He said the peaks reflect infections that occurred two or three weeks ago. And the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins later this month. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at a news conference on Sunday urged worshipers to stay home during the holidays. (more...)
Health Ministry Advises Use of Face Coverings Health Ministry Advises Use of Face Coverings
- April 07, 2020

Trump also said that mask-wearing did not replace the social distancing guidelines the government already put out, including standing six feet apart and "practicing hand hygiene" as the president put it. The CDC is encouraging all Americans to wear cloth face masks in public to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, as cases rise to more than 337,000 nationwide. (more...)
Top Medical Doctor Recommends Wearing Face Mask Top Medical Doctor Recommends Wearing Face Mask
- April 07, 2020

As well, Tam said that some "asymptomatic" individuals - that is, people who have the disease but display no strongly identifiable outward symptoms - are also able to transmit the virus. Tam said the new advice is not a recommendation but is a "permissive statement". Nor does it mean people wearing one can back off other protective measures, including physical distancing and regular hand-washing. (more...)
What To Know If You're Wearing A Cloth Mask In Public What To Know If You're Wearing A Cloth Mask In Public
- April 07, 2020

As the recommendation is based on evidence that people can spread COVID-19 without symptoms and without knowledge of spreading the virus, it is recommended to wear cloth face coverings in places where social distancing measures are hard to maintain, such as grocery stores and pharmacies. (more...)
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms 'worsen' Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms 'worsen'
- April 07, 2020

Johnson had said in a tweet on Monday afternoon he was "in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team", and that his hospital stay was for "routine tests". Johnson has until last Friday continued to chair the daily meetings remotely via video conference from his self-isolation in his private quarters in Downing Street since his diagnosis 10 days ago. (more...)
Whatcom County Public Health Officials Recommend Wearing Cloth Masks in Public
- April 06, 2020

I would have absolutely no problem with that, if they wanted'. "Wearing a mask by the average Trinidadian and Tobagonian is of absolutely no use, as a matter of fact, it is more risky because the average person who does not know how to put on a mask, or who puts on an ill-fitting mask is going to be adjusting and touching their face", he said at a press conference on March 4. (more...)
Google Doodle offers tips for lockdown period amid Coronavirus outbreak Google Doodle offers tips for lockdown period amid Coronavirus outbreak
- April 06, 2020

Google's statements on the situation. . To help support whatever number individuals as could reasonably be expected to stay home, Google has supplanted their homepage with a Doodle offering coronavirus tips, including a suggestion to "Stay Home". (more...)
Scientists discover anti-parasite drug Ivermectin kills SARS CoV-2
- April 06, 2020

The research was led by Monash's Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI ), together with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), a joint venture of the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital. (more...)

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