More Philadelphia (PA) Medics Urged to Consider COVID-19 Vaccination
Aubrey Whelan The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) COVID-19 vaccinations began last week in Philadelphia’s Fire Department, with the city’s 500 emergency medical technicians first in line. Among the city’s first responders, EMTs have been in closest contact with COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, and the department as a whole has been hard hit by the virus. But of the approximately 200 medics first offered the vaccine, only about 40% to 50% got the shot, said Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel at a news conference Wednesday. Medics had cited “everything under...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS EMT Fire Department EMS Paramedic Pennsylvania Source Type: news

More Philadelphia (PA) Medics Urged to Consider COVID-19 Vaccination
Aubrey Whelan The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) COVID-19 vaccinations began last week in Philadelphia’s Fire Department, with the city’s 500 emergency medical technicians first in line. Among the city’s first responders, EMTs have been in closest contact with COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, and the department as a whole has been hard hit by the virus. But of the approximately 200 medics first offered the vaccine, only about 40% to 50% got the shot, said Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel at a news conference Wednesday. Medics had cited “everything under...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS EMT Fire Department EMS Paramedic Pennsylvania Source Type: news

More Philadelphia (PA) Medics Urged to Consider COVID-19 Vaccination
Aubrey Whelan The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) COVID-19 vaccinations began last week in Philadelphia’s Fire Department, with the city’s 500 emergency medical technicians first in line. Among the city’s first responders, EMTs have been in closest contact with COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, and the department as a whole has been hard hit by the virus. But of the approximately 200 medics first offered the vaccine, only about 40% to 50% got the shot, said Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel at a news conference Wednesday. Medics had cited “everything under...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS EMT Fire Department EMS Paramedic Pennsylvania Source Type: news

More Philadelphia (PA) Medics Urged to Consider COVID-19 Vaccination
Aubrey Whelan The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) COVID-19 vaccinations began last week in Philadelphia’s Fire Department, with the city’s 500 emergency medical technicians first in line. Among the city’s first responders, EMTs have been in closest contact with COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, and the department as a whole has been hard hit by the virus. But of the approximately 200 medics first offered the vaccine, only about 40% to 50% got the shot, said Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel at a news conference Wednesday. Medics had cited “everything under...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS EMT Fire Department EMS Paramedic Pennsylvania Source Type: news

More Philadelphia (PA) Medics Urged to Consider COVID-19 Vaccination
Aubrey Whelan The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) COVID-19 vaccinations began last week in Philadelphia’s Fire Department, with the city’s 500 emergency medical technicians first in line. Among the city’s first responders, EMTs have been in closest contact with COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, and the department as a whole has been hard hit by the virus. But of the approximately 200 medics first offered the vaccine, only about 40% to 50% got the shot, said Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel at a news conference Wednesday. Medics had cited “everything under...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS EMT Fire Department EMS Paramedic Pennsylvania Source Type: news

More Philadelphia (PA) Medics Urged to Consider COVID-19 Vaccination
Aubrey Whelan The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) COVID-19 vaccinations began last week in Philadelphia’s Fire Department, with the city’s 500 emergency medical technicians first in line. Among the city’s first responders, EMTs have been in closest contact with COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, and the department as a whole has been hard hit by the virus. But of the approximately 200 medics first offered the vaccine, only about 40% to 50% got the shot, said Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel at a news conference Wednesday. Medics had cited “everything under...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS EMT Fire Department EMS Paramedic Pennsylvania Source Type: news

Letter from 1918 pandemic connects Thunder Bay woman to distant relatives, online community amid COVID-19
In 2019, Lindsay Doran-Bonk received a scanned copy of an 100-year-old letter, penned by her great-grandmother, Marion Elizabeth "Bessie" Forester. At the time, Doran-Bonk, a Thunder Bay Ont. resident, saw the letter as an interesting glimpse into the past, not realizing the significance it would hold for herself and for an online community in a year's time. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

2020 Was Bad, But 1918 And 1929 Were Worse
2020 was a horrible year with 342,000 deaths from the pandemic and the economy cratering, but it was far from the worst of all years. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Cancian, Contributor Tags: Aerospace & Defense /aerospace-defense Business /business Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Why the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Caused a Widespread Existential Crisis
“The ‘ol quarantine move-in,” a friend joked a couple months ago, when I told her I’d decided to live with my boyfriend of almost two years. I can add all the caveats I want—my lease was up and we probably would have moved in together this year anyway—but I know I’m a statistic. I’m just one of the countless people who have made huge life decisions during this massively chaotic and unsettling pandemic year. Of course, there is significant privilege in having the time and ability to choose to make a life shift right now, when many people are facing changes they most certainly ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths in 2020 Top Three Million
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about 15%, and could go higher once all the deaths from this month are cou...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus EMS Hospital Prehospital Source Type: news

What Makes COVID-19 Different From the Flu?
Living through the COVID-19 pandemic is hard. TIME’s advice column is here to help. Trying to decide if that dinner party is safe to attend? Fighting through your quarantine fatigue? Our health reporters will consult experts who can help find a safe and practical solution. Send us your pandemic dilemmas at covidquestions@time.com, and we will choose some to answer in a column on TIME.com. Today, Judy Jones from Missouri asks: Please help. I have a few friends who refuse to take the risks of COVID-19 seriously. They claim that it is no worse than the flu, and that there have always been a certain amount of deaths each...
Source: TIME: Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID Questions COVID-19 Source Type: news

2020 reflections: Bruins respond to the challenges of COVID-19
When people look back, COVID-19 will be what defines 2020 — and that applies to UCLA, just like everywhere else. From forcing us to shift to remote learning, move all but the most essential jobs off campus and ultimately close the campus to the public, the pandemic remade life in ways we couldn’t have imagined.But as difficult as the challenges were, Bruins everywhere responded withthe resilience, creativity and ingenuity that embody our values.Scientists, doctors and scholars continued to pursue the research that helped the public better understand the virus.Health care workers put themselves on the line day a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The First Global Event in the History of Humankind
This article is a joint publication by Social Europe and International Politics and Society (IPS)-Journal published by the International Political Analysis Unit of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Hiroshimastrasse 28, D-10785 Berlin   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');   The post The First Global Event in the History of Humankind appeared first on...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Branko Milanovic Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Holidays in a Pandemic? Here ’s What Happened in 1918
The festive season fell between two deadly waves of the deadly influenza outbreak. Families still gathered, often with empty chairs at the table. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacey Fortin Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Influenza Epidemic (1918-19) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Christmas Letters Thanksgiving Day Iowa Source Type: news

Pope makes surprise early morning prayer visit in rainy Rome
Pope Francis has made a surprise early morning visit to the Spanish Steps in Rome to pray for people struggling in the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Northern England was hit hardest by both the Covid-19 and 1918 Spanish flu pandemics, study shows 
During the first wave of Covid-19 - from March to July - the North suffered a 15 per cent higher death rate from the virus than the South. This was also seen during the Spanish flu pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care, DHSC ( updated 1st December 2020)
A framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. 1 December 2020 Added'COVID-19: adult social care risk reduction framework – easy read'and 10 language formats (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu). 18 November 2020 Updated guidance to include new clinical advice; removed easy read and translated versions pending up-to-date documents being created. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Presidential Election Part 3: President Trump ’s Legacy of Mismanagement of the Pandemic
Credit: Whitehouse.GovBy Farhang JahanpourOXFORD, Dec 1 2020 (IPS) Covid-19 is on track to be the deadliest and one of the most catastrophic epidemics since the 1918-1919 flu pandemic, which infected about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population at the time. The number of deaths was estimated somewhere between 17 and 50 million, and possibly as high as 100 million worldwide. The first observations of illness and mortality were documented in December 1917 at Camp Greene, North Carolina. To maintain morale, World War I censors minimized reports of casualties, but as newspapers in neutral Spain were f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhang Jahanpour Tags: Democracy Global Geopolitics Headlines Health North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The psychological consequences of CoViD-19 and lockdown in the Spanish population: an exploratory sequential design - Hidalgo MD, Balluerka N, Gorostiaga A, Espada JP, Santed M, Padilla JL, G ómez-Benito J.
The objectives of this study were to analyze the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown in the Spanish population and to identify what population profiles were most affected. The study used a sequential exploratory design. In the qu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

‘We Can Begin To Heal the Wounds.’ Inside the Efforts to Provide Mental Health Care to Families Separated at the U.S. Border
When Mari and her teenage son, Jesus, were confronted by Border Patrol agents, they did not know they had already crossed the border from Mexico to the U.S. and were now on American soil. To this day, Mari—an asylum seeker from Guatemala—says she doesn’t know where they entered the U.S., only that the agents arrested them and drove them to a facility where dozens of other women were crying. It wasn’t until the agents took Jesus away from her that Mari understood why they were crying. “Do you know that you are committing a crime?” Mari says an agent who worked at the facility asked her. &...
Source: TIME: Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized feature Immigration Source Type: news

Ancient Madrid market reopens amid debate over virus rules
Madrid’s ancient and emblematic Rastro flea market has reopened after a contentious eight-month closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has walloped the Spanish capital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP Photos: Spanish nurses witness grim solitude of COVID-19
For nurse Marta Fernández, the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain has been less traumatic in medical terms than during the initial outbreak last spring (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UCLA model ID ’s areas that should have priority for vaccine, other COVID-19 help
To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, UCLA public health and urban planning experts have developed a predictive model that pinpoints which populations in which neighborhoods of Los Angeles County are most at risk of becoming infected.The researchers hope the new model, which can be applied to other counties and jurisdictions as well,will assist decision makers, public health officials and scientists in effectively and equitably implementing vaccine distribution, testing, closures and reopenings, and other virus-mitigation measures.The model maps Los Angeles County neighborhood by neighborhood, based on four i...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ultrasound shows lung abnormalities in COVID-19 'long-haulers'
A Spanish team used ultrasound scans to document lung abnormalities in three...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Digital x-ray shows value during COVID-19 pandemic CT radiation doses for COVID-19 patients vary widely Ultrasound steps up in COVID-19 pandemic POCUS beats chest x-ray for COVID-19-related pneumonia Doctors in Italy, Spain using ultrasound for COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vaccination hesitancy is about lack of trust. Compulsion is not the answer | Kenan Malik
Better to build social solidarity than to dismiss reluctance to be immunised as ignoranceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“If a strain as deadly as the 1918 influenza emerges and people’s hesitancy to get vaccinated remains at the level it is today, a debilitating and fatal disease will spread.” Sowrote Heidi Larson in 2018. Larson is director of the London-basedVaccine Confidence Project and probably the most knowledgeable person on the question of “vaccine hesitancy” – the unwillingness of some to get vaccinated.Two years after Larson wrote those words,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kenan Malik Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Coronavirus Pfizer Pharmaceuticals industry World news Science Infectious diseases Medical research UK news Source Type: news

How the COVID Pandemic May End: Lessons From the 1918 Flu How the COVID Pandemic May End: Lessons From the 1918 Flu
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Howard Markel about how the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic compares to the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons we can learn from history.WebMD (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Contact Tracing Apps Were Big Tech ’s Best Idea for Fighting COVID-19. Why Haven’t They Helped?
When the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services launched COVID Trace, one of the nation’s first COVID-19 contact-tracing smartphone apps, on Aug. 24, state health authorities “strongly recommended” all 3 million-plus Nevadans download and use the app. But two and a half months later, adoption remained well short of that ambitious goal—the app has been downloaded just under 70,000 times as of Nov. 9, representing just under 3% of the state’s adult population. A total of zero exposures were registered in the app throughout the month of September, during which the state reported more than...
Source: TIME: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ExME, the Spanish-language Students 4 Best Evidence blog, launches today
Today, a group of Iberoamerican medical and other health professions students have launchedEstudiantes por la Mejor Evidencia (ExME), a Spanish-language blog that hopes to be an international hub for promoting, sharing, and disseminating information about evidence-based healthcare. This initiative, which follows in the footsteps of its English-language counterpartStudents for Best Evidence (S4BE), is supported by  Cochrane andCochrane Iberoamerica and  aligns with their Knowledge Translation strategies.  After more than a year of preparations, ExME has launched as a network of students interested in evidence...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

The lesson of lockdown 2: never again run down England's public health defences | Polly Toynbee
No wonder track and trace failed. Even before the Covid pandemic, the system was in turmoil and life expectancy had stalledCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA leak inquiry? The loominglockdownwas no state secret, as everyone had watched the graphs of doom ticking upwards daily: Ipsos Mori repeatedly found a majority of British peopleurging stricter controls. What was the cabinet doing all summer?That picture of themask-freechancellor serving Wagamama plates for his “eat out to help out” disaster may be a career-killer, seeing as how he urged everyone into hot pubs and restaurants...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Polly Toynbee Tags: Coronavirus Health Science Politics Boris Johnson NHS Society UK news Source Type: news

Escaping the ‘ Era of Pandemics ’ : experts warn worse crises to come; offer options to reduce risk
By External SourceOct 29 2020 (IPS-Partners) Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than COVID-19 unless there is a transformative change in the global approach to dealing with infectious diseases, warns a major new report on biodiversity and pandemics by 22 leading experts from around the world. Convened by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) for an urgent virtual workshop about the links between degradation of nature and increasing pandemic risks, the experts agree that escaping the er...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Biodiversity Environment Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Spain lawmakers set to reject far-right no-confidence motion
Spanish lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly rejected a no-confidence motion called by the far-right party Vox against Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his left-wing coalition over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China has responded best to the Covid-19 pandemic, study claims
US and Spanish researchers surveyed nearly 13,500 people from 19 countries hit hardest by the disease to gauge public attitude about how different nations reacted to the outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists to Spanish politicians: 'You rule but don't know'
Scientific groups representing over 170,000 health workers are urging Spanish politicians to base their response to the coronavirus pandemic on scientific grounds rather than politics (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news