Coronavirus Updates: Evacuated Americans Carried Virus From Cruise Ship to Airplane

Fourteen passengers, who were believed to be well before they were evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan on Monday, were found to be infected before boarding a charter plane to the United States.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ships and Shipping Deaths (Fatalities) Recession and Depression Epidemics Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: Amid the range of psychosocial responses seen in past infectious disease outbreaks, practical considerations for the current COVID-19 pandemic need to focus on the individual in the context of the larger social environment, with an emphasis on raising awareness of the range of possible psychosocial responses, access to psychological help, self- care, empowering self-support groups and sustained engagement with updated, reliable information about the outbreak. PMID: 32241071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 1 2020 (IPS) The experience and interpretation of the Coronavirus pandemic oscillates between the personal and the general spheres. The official discourse and measures taken by authorities have a direct impact on our lives, change our daily existence and foster worries for the future. A dark cloud of uncertainty hovers above us. What do decision makers know? What can they do? What can we do? Many of us are secluded in our own homes, others in wards or hospitals, or even alone and far away from the ones they love: All you who sleep tonight Far from the ones you love, No hands to left or ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
We live in unprecedented modern times experiencing how an outbreak of a particular viral disease, COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, also commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, is disrupting societies and personal lives. The virus is likely to spread to most, if not all, countries, illustrating the interconnectedness of the world. At the time of writing, Italy and Spain have become the epicenters in terms of fatalities in Europe, whereas the United States has recorded the most diagnosed cases worldwide. While many national measures to contain, suppress, mitigate, or delay the spread of the virus are being taken, there is gr...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
By SAURABH JHA, MD In a physician WhatsApp group, a doctor posted he had fever of 101° F and muscle ache, gently confessing that it felt like his typical “man flu” which heals with rest and scotch. Nevertheless, he worried that he had coronavirus. When the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for the virus on his nasal swab came back negative, he jubilantly announced his relief.  Like Twitter, in WhatsApp emotions quickly outstrip facts. After he received a flurry of cheerful emojis, I ruined the party, advising that despite the negative test he assume he’s infected and ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy RogueRad @roguerad coronavirus coronavirus testing COVID-19 testing false negatives novel coronavirus Pandemic RT-PCR Saurabh Jha Source Type: blogs
As communities across the world continue to grapple with containing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and deal with the quickly proliferating number of cases, astudy out of China reports troubling information on the psychological ramifications of COVID-19 on health care workers: A survey of more than 1,200 nurses and physicians working in hospitals in the Wuhan region (where the outbreak originated) and across mainland China revealed that more than 50% reported symptoms of depression, and more than 70% reported symptoms of psychological distress. The findings were published today inJAMA Network Open.“Pro...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: anxiety China coronavirus COVID-19 depression distress frontline workers health care workers insomnia JAMA Network Open Jianbo Lai Joshua Morganstein nurses physicians Roy Perlis Source Type: research
By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramBERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 2020 (IPS) It is now clear that most East Asian government responses to novel coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreaks have been effective. In Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan, the number infected have remained relatively low despite their proximity and vulnerability, while containment in China and South Korea has been impressive. Vladimir PopovSome other countries hit by the Covid-19 pandemic are trying to replicate East Asian policy responses, not only in public health, but also in handling economic contraction. More than two decades after the 1997-...
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Despite coronavirus, Trump keeps shaking hands(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Don't shake hands. Maintain a distance of 6 feet. Don't touch surfaces that could contain respiratory droplets. Don't touch your face. [It'svery hard tonot touch your face.]When your leaders fail to follow the most basic guidelines forpreventing the spread of COVID-19, trust and confidence are eroded.Trump coronavirus press conference an exemplar of what not to do  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)The coronavirus pandemic has raised (nearly) everyone's level of anxiety and stress. Rampant panic buying, superstore shelves emptied of toilet pap...
Source: The Neurocritic - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: blogs
No, I'm not jumping ahead on the Bible reading. We're still going to slog through Leviticus. This post is about the only subject we're allowed to discuss nowadays, the coronavirus.Every year, about 57 million people die worldwide. That is the normal background rate of death. It comes to more than 156,000 deaths every day. So far, worldwide, there have been a total of 3,884 deaths ascribed to the novel coronavirus. That is about 2.5% of all the deaths that normally occur in asingle day.In the United States, in a normal year, there are more than 2.8 million deaths. That comes to 7,708 deaths every day. So far, in the U.S., t...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: During the initial phase of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, more than half of the respondents rated the psychological impact as moderate-to-severe, and about one-third reported moderate-to-severe anxiety. Our findings identify factors associated with a lower level of psychological impact and better mental health status that can be used to formulate psychological interventions to improve the mental health of vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ships and Shipping Deaths (Fatalities) Recession and Depression Epidemics United States Source Type: news
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