Medicine


World Health Organization maintains surgical masks alone can not prevent Covid-19 World Health Organization maintains surgical masks alone can not prevent Covid-19
- April 07, 2020

He said homemade masks are a sensible solution as they essentially act like a shirt sleeve - a place to catch a cough or sneeze without spreading it around. These people are known as "presymptomatic". A case study from February chronicled an asymptomatic 20-year-old Wuhan woman who infected five of her relatives without ever developing symptoms. (more...)
FDA coordinates plasma therapies for coronavirus
- April 07, 2020

This blood-related treatment - approved by the FDA as an Emergency Investigational New Drug (EIND) - could offer hope to the hundreds of patients who continue to be diagnosed - used by hospitals for the most severely affected patients. On day 10 following the onset of symptoms, she got an infusion of convalescent plasma. Meanwhile, on how he was infected, Reza Huzairi, who was the 46th Covid-19 case, said he was tainted during the second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak. (more...)
Coronavirus: Germs spread FAST even if you're wearing gloves;A nurse proves! Coronavirus: Germs spread FAST even if you're wearing gloves;A nurse proves!
- April 07, 2020

To symbolize germs, she had used paint on her gloves. All the cross-contamination she saw. "I take my toilet paper and I put it in my cart, and now if you can see, I have all these germs on my hands from my toilet paper". "I was painting around the house and it struck me that painting would be a ideal medium to use to explain this (cross contamination)", she told CNN . (more...)
Coronavirus deaths rise by 758 in England Coronavirus deaths rise by 758 in England
- April 07, 2020

The increase represents the highest single-day figure for deaths in the United Kingdom so far since the coronavirus outbreak began. The Department of Health and Social Care will release an official United Kingdom figure later today. Meanwhile, another senior minister, Michael Gove, said he is self-isolating without symptoms, after a member of his household started to develop signs of the disease. (more...)
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in ICU for coronavirus U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in ICU for coronavirus
- April 07, 2020

Although he had received oxygen, his office said on Monday he was still conscious and was moved to intensive care in case he needed to be put on a ventilator. Johnson, 55, first announced he had fallen sick with the virus, which has caused at least 5,373 deaths in the country and infected nearly 52,000, on March 27 and went into self-isolation. (more...)
Canada says United States blocked delivery of three million masks Canada says United States blocked delivery of three million masks
- April 07, 2020

Earlier Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called out the U.S.by name, complaining that Canada had been having problems for weeks with incomplete or non-existent deliveries of critical COVID-19 countermeasures - particularly respirators, which are the subject of skyrocketing demand around the world. (more...)
India denies it removed ban on hydroxychloroquine under USA threat India denies it removed ban on hydroxychloroquine under USA threat
- April 07, 2020

During a press briefing in the US, Trump had said, "I called Prime Minister Modi of India this morning". India's ministry of health and family welfare, meanwhile, said there was limited evidence of the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of COVID-19. (more...)
5G and coronavirus: Here's why Google is removing these videos from YouTube 5G and coronavirus: Here's why Google is removing these videos from YouTube
- April 07, 2020

Some YouTube videos claiming a connection between the virus and the brand new super-fast wi-fi expertise have racked up a whole lot of hundreds of views. Some groups in the United Kingdom are blaming 5G connectivity for the spread of coronavirus disease. One of the cell towers attacked wasn't even a 5G mast. (more...)
Sterling drops after United Kingdom prime minister taken to intensive care Sterling drops after United Kingdom prime minister taken to intensive care
- April 07, 2020

His Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty, recently returned to work after self-isolating with symptoms of the disease. "The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab , who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary". (more...)
Superhero Chris Hemsworth Is Recording Kids Meditations During COVID-19 Superhero Chris Hemsworth Is Recording Kids Meditations During COVID-19
- April 07, 2020

The 36-year-old actor, who has three kids with wife and actress Elsa Pataky , took to social media to reveal how Centr is helping families. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller directed by Sam Hargrave, Extraction is produced by Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca, Chris Hemsworth , Eric Gitter, and Peter Schwerin. (more...)
Hydroxychloroquine: India agrees to release unproven 'corona drug' Hydroxychloroquine: India agrees to release unproven 'corona drug'
- April 07, 2020

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended the anti-malarial drug for those involved in the care of suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus and also, for the asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory confirmed cases. (more...)
Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus
- April 07, 2020

I'd love to speak with him", the president said at his daily briefing. Trump had this to say: "Oh, absolutely. I always found him to be a nice guy". On Thursday, the 2020 Trump campaign released deliberately manipulated audio that appears to show Joe Biden saying " coronavirus is a hoax". "As he has mentioned repeatedly, Donald Trump just isn't accountable for coronavirus itself - however he's accountable for the federal authorities's gradual and chaotic response to this outbreak". (more...)
Michigan Dem lawmaker describes how Trump's boosting of hydroxychloroquine 'saved my life' Michigan Dem lawmaker describes how Trump's boosting of hydroxychloroquine 'saved my life'
- April 07, 2020

Karen Whitsett said, reports The Detroit Free Press . Trump , at his daily coronavirus briefings for the last couple of days, has repeatedly touted the drug in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin as a solution to coronavirus, despite criticism from health professionals that it is unproven and potentially risky. (more...)
New HHS survey reveals the COVID-19 challenges US hospitals face New HHS survey reveals the COVID-19 challenges US hospitals face
- April 07, 2020

The office of the Inspector General is now led by Christi Grimm, the principal deputy inspector general. "I can't say whether this is because they are Fake News sources of information, to a level that few can understand, or the Virus is just plain beating them up", Trump tweeted Monday morning. (more...)
UAE lender ADCB says seeks joint administrators for NMC Health UAE lender ADCB says seeks joint administrators for NMC Health
- April 07, 2020

In a later statement, he said he's open to adding individuals to the board as recommended by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and other creditors, and accused the lender of disregarding the principles of the informal standstill accord. NMC vigorously denied the allegations and hired a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to investigate the claims. "We are working in full cooperation and in close dialog with authorities in the UAE and United Kingdom, including the UK's Financial Conduct ... (more...)
Children Less Likely to Get Very Sick From Coronavirus — CDC Children Less Likely to Get Very Sick From Coronavirus — CDC
- April 07, 2020

Dr. Larry Kociolek, an infectious disease specialist at Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital, said the report should reassure parents and health care workers that children are less likely than adults to get very sick from the new virus . Among those smaller groups cited in the report, 73 percent of pediatric cases had symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, compared to 93 percent of adults. (more...)
How to make a 'no-sew' face mask at home How to make a 'no-sew' face mask at home
- April 07, 2020

The CDC advises people to wear these coverings in public setting where social distancing is more hard. And, as CDC director Robert Redfield reiterated in a recent interview with STATNews , the recommendation is not about extra protection for individuals from the virus, but instead about slowing community transmission from those unaware they have contracted the disease. (more...)
Top Doctor Continues To Monitor COVID-19 Activity Top Doctor Continues To Monitor COVID-19 Activity
- April 07, 2020

And Tam says medical masks still need to be preserved for front-line health workers, so cloth masks and other alternatives are the way to go. With an eye on dwindling personal protection equipment (PPE) stores, public health officials in Ontario and Canada have generally advised against mass wearing of masks. (more...)
Coronavirus death projections cut in half in SC. Experts credit social distancing Coronavirus death projections cut in half in SC. Experts credit social distancing
- April 07, 2020

Predicted excess demand for ICU beds has also been revised downward, with an estimated 16,323-bed shortage. Regarding deaths from the virus, the Institute's previous general analysis still stands; however, the highest estimates are lower. (more...)
Widely-used antiparasitic drug kills novel coronavirus in lab tests Widely-used antiparasitic drug kills novel coronavirus in lab tests
- April 07, 2020

Wagstaff has been studying the effects of Ivermectin as an antiviral for almost 10 years, and was part of the breakthrough research in 2012 that identified its antiviral activity. Scientists are reporting promising results for a new drug to treat COVID-19. Ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug, is typically used to treat parasitic roundworm infections. (more...)

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