U.S. Says It Will Evacuate Americans From Cruise Ship

Passengers and crew members quarantined off Japan were told by the American Embassy that a chartered flight would arrive on Sunday to take them back to the United States.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantines China Hubei Province (China) Japan Beijing (China) Epidemics Source Type: news

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AbstractAnnually, around 850 liver transplantation is performed in Beijing, China. Recently, the new coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) caused by 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has affected nearly 200 countries worldwide. 2019-nCov can cause severe lung disease, multiple-organ damage, and significant mortalities. Liver transplant recipients, because of long-term oral immunosuppressant effects, may be more susceptible to 2019-nCoV infection and have a worse prognosis than the general population. It is urgent to set up guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19 in liver transplant recipients. In th...
Source: Hepatology International - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Taking an experimental drug can be worse than taking nothing at all, warns Dr. Andre Kalil: “You are treating emotion.”
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Kalil, Dr. Andre Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Remdesivir (Drug) Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Epidemics Gilead Sciences Inc University of Nebraska Omaha (Neb) United States Source Type: news
The number of people in intensive care units (ICU) for coronavirus infection in France fell slightly for the first time since the start of the epidemic, but the number of people dying in nursing homes jumped by more than 50 percent over two days, health ministry data showed on Thursday.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
The British government defended its early handling of the coronavirus epidemic after a Reuters investigation found its scientific advisers were too slow to communicate their growing concerns about the outbreak to the public and ministers.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research
Taking an experimental drug can be worse than taking nothing at all, warns Dr. Andre Kalil: “You are treating emotion.”
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Kalil, Dr. Andre Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Remdesivir (Drug) Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Epidemics Gilead Sciences Inc University of Nebraska Omaha (Neb) United States Source Type: news
To stem the coronavirus outbreak, European nations and even the United States are starting to adopt the wearing of masks in public, a practice long established in Asia.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Masks Protective Clothing and Gear Politics and Government Shortages Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Stockpiling Source Type: news
Every day you are reading reports of the number of new Covid cases and deaths in your state, the U.S., other countries and the whole world. You need to know that these numbers are false. They may give an indication of trends, but they are not the actual number of cases and deaths.Let's start with cases. The definition of a " case " can vary, but for the most part the numbers you see are the number of positive PCR tests. This is obviously a function of how many people get tested and the sampling frame for those tests. Right now in the U.S. we are not testing a random sample of the population anywhere. We are large...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
When Chloe Fu, 24, went for a run on Monday evening, the streets of Stockholm were filled with people drinking on restaurant patios, enjoying the first warm day of sunshine after a long winter. “When you walk around, there is a total and utter absence of panic,” Fu says, who moved to Sweden from the United States last year. “The streets are just as busy as they would have been last spring.” As many public spaces throughout Europe empty out—with citizens only leaving home for essential groceries or medication—life in Sweden is carrying on, mostly as usual. Children walk to school while ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news
California has seen a string of days with high fatality numbers from COVID-19 even as officials voiced guarded optimism that the epidemic was easing.
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