Medicine


Canada signs agreement with Amazon to manage distribution of medical equipment Canada signs agreement with Amazon to manage distribution of medical equipment
- April 04, 2020

According to the Associated Press, Trudeau's comments came after US -based manufacturing company 3M confirmed President Donald Trump's administration requested the company cease exporting respirators to Canada and Latin America. These are things that Americans rely on and it would be a mistake to create blockages or reduce the amount of back and forth trade of essential goods and services, including medical goods, across our border. (more...)
NYC Mayor Says New Yorkers Should Wear Cloth Masks Outside NYC Mayor Says New Yorkers Should Wear Cloth Masks Outside
- April 04, 2020

New York City has yet to receive a resupply for the up to 3,000 ventilators needed by next week, de Blasio said, urging President Donald Trump to mobilize medical personnel from the US military. It doesn't conform with what the initial information showed us weeks ago, but it does seem to be more and more evident. The mayor also touted Gov. (more...)
Coronavirus Impact: Should the general public wear masks? Coronavirus Impact: Should the general public wear masks?
- April 04, 2020

Is there a general rule of thumb? . The alarming increase in confirmed coronavirus cases have also sent many people to the market to stock up on protective masks. If people who are infected but asymptomatic wear a mask, it can prevent droplets that carry the virus from escaping and infecting others. "The mask is just one aspect". (more...)
Coronavirus: It may be time for everyone to mask up Coronavirus: It may be time for everyone to mask up
- April 04, 2020

The topic was part of spirited debate in the coronavirus task force meetings this week, and in Oval Office discussions with the president, according to senior administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the proposed guidance. (more...)
17 more Covid-19 Irish deaths as confirmed cases rise to 3235 17 more Covid-19 Irish deaths as confirmed cases rise to 3235
- April 03, 2020

Currently, in County Louth there are now 44 reported cases of Covid-19. The death toll as of Thursday from the virus in the Republic stood at 98, while the total number of confirmed cases (at time of print) is 3,849. Meanwhile, part of the consignment of Personal Protective Equipment, which was recently distributed to Covid-19 test centres, mobile ambulance units and hospitals, is being described as "not fit for purpose" and "unusable" by medical staff. (more...)
Positive COVID-19 test at Okanagan Correctional Centre Positive COVID-19 test at Okanagan Correctional Centre
- April 03, 2020

Henry also announced there are now a total of 21 long-term care homes with outbreaks of COVID-19 in B.C. That number is up from 19 on Tuesday, but Henry said the increase reflects the aggressive testing that's being done in those facilities. (more...)
Nurse Kills Doctor Girlfriend For Giving Him Coronavirus Nurse Kills Doctor Girlfriend For Giving Him Coronavirus
- April 03, 2020

De Pace's wrists were reportedly cut when authorities arrived at the scene, so they had to take him to the hospital where the couple worked in order to treat his wounds. I wish you to keep chasing your dreams always to live the life you've always imagined! Lorena recently wrote on social media that "Now more than ever we need to demonstrate responsibility and love for life. (more...)
Google releasing location data to track response to coronavirus lockdowns Google releasing location data to track response to coronavirus lockdowns
- April 03, 2020

Trends will display "a percentage point increase or decrease in visits" to locations like parks , shops, homes and places of work, not "the absolute number of visits", said the post, signed by Jen Fitzpatrick, who leads Google Maps, and the company's chief health officer Karen DeSalvo. (more...)
Nigerian doctor dies of coronavirus in UK Nigerian doctor dies of coronavirus in UK
- April 03, 2020

Dr. Alfa Saadu - a 68-year-old physician who previously retired, but had been working part-time at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Welwyn, Hertfordshire amid the COVID-19 outbreak - passed away Tuesday at the Whittington Hospital in London after coming down with symptoms of the highly contagious virus, BBC reported . (more...)
CDC reviews face mask guidelines
- April 03, 2020

Under the previous guidance, only the sick or those at high risk of complications from the respiratory illness were advised to wear masks . The shortage of N95s is still a serious, deadly problem for healthcare workers. By now, we've all heard the guidance not to touch your face so that if you do pick up the virus on your hands, you won't transfer it right into a hospitable environment. (more...)
Female Doctors Attacked With Stones While Screening COVID-19 Patients In Indore Female Doctors Attacked With Stones While Screening COVID-19 Patients In Indore
- April 03, 2020

It is the Tatpatti Bakhal neighbourhood where residents attacked a team comprising doctors, ASHA workers and revenue officials on Wednesday. Indore has 76 per cent of all coronavirus reported from Madhya Pradesh so far. Reports of attacks on doctors and medical staff have also come in from Surat in Gujarat. "We were talking to the person (the elderly woman) when, all of a sudden, residents got agitated and attacked us", one of the doctors told Hindustan Times . (more...)
Coronavirus cases top 1 million globally; deaths cross 50,000 Coronavirus cases top 1 million globally; deaths cross 50,000
- April 03, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday, April 2, that the virus had infected more than 92,000 people in NY state alone. Medical staff, wearing protective gear, move a patient infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) from an ambulance to a hospital on March 09, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. (more...)
Federal Gov't Recovers Medical Supplies from Hoarders to Distribute to Coronavirus Epicenters Federal Gov't Recovers Medical Supplies from Hoarders to Distribute to Coronavirus Epicenters
- April 03, 2020

It will be distributed to health authorities in NY and New Jersey, the US epicenter of a pandemic that has so far killed almost 5,000 Americans. In addition to more than 130,000 masks, Azar confirmed a surplus of other medical supplies - including "598,000 medical grade gloves and 130,000 surgical masks, procedure masks, N100 masks, surgical gowns, disinfectant towels, particulate filters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and bottles of spray disinfectant" - were also discovered. (more...)
Coronavirus hospital to be built in Bristol to treat West Country patients Coronavirus hospital to be built in Bristol to treat West Country patients
- April 03, 2020

The 4,000-bed facility at the ExCel Centre in the Docklands has been built in less than a fortnight as hospitals up their critical care capacity to deal with Covid-19. 'We're giving the go ahead to these additional sites, hoping they may not be needing but preparing in case they are'. The military helped to set up London's Nightingale hospital , which has 500 beds in place with space for another 3,500. (more...)
FDA pulls common heartburn drug from United States market after carcinogen concerns FDA pulls common heartburn drug from United States market after carcinogen concerns
- April 03, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration wants all ranitidine medications, which are commonly sold under the brand name Zantac, pulled from the shelves as soon as possible. Studies have revealed levels of a carcinogenic compound can increase in the product over time , particularly when stored at high temperatures. "These conditions may raise the level of NDMA in the ranitidine product above the acceptable daily intake limit". (more...)
Two more die in Bobcaygeon as Ontario COVID-19 cases jump Two more die in Bobcaygeon as Ontario COVID-19 cases jump
- April 03, 2020

When people are experiencing something new, like this pandemic, it can cause stress and mental health problems, so the supports will go towards getting people what they need from mental health organizations which will be expanding their services online. (more...)
Two more Albertans die from COVID-19, cases rise by 97 Two more Albertans die from COVID-19, cases rise by 97
- April 03, 2020

Alberta has broken a new pandemic record today. "Each of these outbreaks needs and has received close attention". Alberta Health Services is working closely with continuing care homes , where the province implemented strict infection prevention protocols - such as enhanced cleaning and staff screening - to prevent more coronavirus spread. (more...)
Coronavirus: Two thousand NHS staff tested since outbreak began Coronavirus: Two thousand NHS staff tested since outbreak began
- April 03, 2020

There have also been reports of staff being turned away from drive-in test centres because they did not have the correct paperwork, or others which were deserted because testing was by appointment only. It comes as 2,921 people were confirmed to have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom as of 5pm on Wednesday. (more...)
How to Apply for Those Paycheck Protection Loans How to Apply for Those Paycheck Protection Loans
- April 03, 2020

Small business owners can now apply for economic injury disaster loan advances of up to $10,000 that recipients will not be required to repay. Thousands of USA banks, including some of the country's largest lenders, have said they may not participate in the federal government's small-business rescue program due to concerns about taking on too much legal and financial risk, five people with direct knowledge of industry discussions told Reuters. (more...)
Pittsburgh scientists develop potential COVID-19 vaccine Pittsburgh scientists develop potential COVID-19 vaccine
- April 03, 2020

We're living in the pinnacle of vaccine development as more than 50 research groups around the world are racing to develop an effective and safe vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Louis Falbo, professor and chair of dermatology at Pitt's School of Medicine and UPMC. The PittCoVacc is more conventional compared to the experimental mRNA vaccine that has just begun clinical trials. (more...)

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