Chinese Coronavirus (nCoV) Spreads to Japan

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Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global public health concern that can be classified as mild, moderate, severe, or critical, based on disease severity. Since the identification of critical patients is crucial for developing effective management strategies, we evaluated clinical characteristics, laboratory data, treatment provided, and oxygenation to identify potential predictors of mortality among critical COVID-19 pneumonia patients. We retrospectively utilized data from seven critical patients who were admitted to our hospital during April 2020 and required mechanical ventilation. The primary en...
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 Teleassessment with children and adolescents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond: Practice and policy implications.  https://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2020-69507-001.htmlAbstractDue to physical distancing guidelines, the closure of nonessential businesses, and the closure of public schools, the role of telehealth for the delivery of psychological services for children has never been more debated. However, the transition to teleassessment is more complicated for some types of assessment than others. For instance, the remote administration of achievement and intelligence testsis a r...
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 I'll link to Dr. Black, rather than directly to the NYT, because of the paywall: A heavily criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by C.D.C. scientists and was posted to the agency ’s website despite their serious objections, according to several people familiar with the matter as well as internal documents obtained by The New York Times.The guidance said it was not necessary to test people without symptoms of Covid-19 even if they had been exposed to the virus. It came at a time when public heal...
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[MAP] Rabat -- A total of 1,121 active coronavirus outbreaks have been registered until September 16 in Morocco, Health minister Khalid Ait Taleb said Thursday in a presentation before the Social Sectors Committee at the House of Representatives.
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New infectionsgrowing by 2% to 7% daily;Mark Drakeford has had one talk with PM since May; Scotland given‘advance notice of hard decisions’Stricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year ’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live3.28pmBSTTrain operators and the government are locked in talks to extend the£3.5bn rescue deal that kept the railways running through the pandemic, which is due to expire o...
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CONCLUSIONS Telemedicine reduced the delay time of STEMI patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The difference in short-term adverse clinical outcomes was not statistically significant between patients who used the app and those who did not. PMID: 32938901 [PubMed - in process]
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What are the new restrictions coming in on Tuesday and whom do they apply to?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTougher coronavirus restrictions have been announced in large parts ofnorth-west England, West Yorkshire and the Midlands from Tuesday, as the UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, refused to rule out a national lockdown in the face of surging infections.But with specific rules already in place in many parts of the country, understanding local lockdowns has become increasingly difficult. Here we break down what the new restrictions are and who they apply to.Continue reading...
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[Monitor] Health workers at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital are worried over the inadequacy of personal protective equipment at the facility, saying they are at risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus.
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[Monitor] Just like other regions, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) member states have been hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. However, there have been opportunities for local production and trade in commodities initially imported from outside the region. Prosper Magazine's Dorothy Nakaweesi interviewed Ms Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, the secretary general of Comesa. Below are the excerpts.
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Scientists tracking the virus have uncovered a major mutation, but it may not be as scary as it soundsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have had eyes on Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, since the beginning of this pandemic.They can see it is evolving, but it is happening at a glacial pace compared with two other viruses with pandemic potential: those that cause flu and Aids. That is good news for efforts to develop vaccines and treatments, but scientists remain wary that anything could still happen.Continue reading...
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