Trump ’s State of Emergency Is an Admission of Failure by the U.S. Government
President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency is designed to speed federal support to parts of America that are struggling to prepare for a coming surge of COVID-19 cases, unlocking $50 billion in aid, giving hospitals and doctors more freedom to handle a potential tsunami of sick patients and scrambling to make tests available. In a Rose Garden press conference Friday, Trump presented the emergency measures as proof that, “No nation is more prepared or more equipped to face down this crisis.” But for epidemiologists, medical experts and current and former U.S. public health officials, the need for such extraordinary and hastily organized steps is a tacit admission of failure, not just by Trump’s White House but by the U.S. government over multiple administrations. The warning signs that America was unprepared for a pandemic have been blinking red for more than a decade, as Congressional hearings, table-top exercises and think-tank studies showed that the U.S. healthcare system was unprepared. But too little was done to fix it and now that COVID-19 is here, the Trump administration is rushing to identify who is vulnerable, how can they be helped, and how costly it will be to save as many lives possible. Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter by clicking on this link, and please send any tips, leads, and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Few dispute the crisis has already arrived. Even before Trump’s declaration, 33 U.S. governors h...
Publication date: May 2020Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 5Author(s):
Conclusions: Keeping a dog at home before and during pregnancy decreased the risk of food allergy in 1-year-old children. This effect was eliminated in case of having a cat, hamster, guinea pig, or rabbit. PMID: 32489363 [PubMed]
Conclusions: We first reported the effect of VDR gene FokI (rs2228570) polymorphism on the incidence of chronic spontaneous urticaria in the Chinese Han population. PMID: 32489362 [PubMed]
Authors: Nowicki RJ, Trzeciak M, Kaczmarski M, Wilkowska A, Czarnecka-Operacz M, Kowalewski C, Rudnicka L, Kulus M, Mastalerz-Migas A, Peregud-Pogorzelski J, Sokołowska-Wojdyło M, Śpiewak R, Adamski Z, Czuwara J, Kapińska-Mrowiecka M, Kaszuba A, Krasowska D, Kręcisz B, Narbutt J, Majewski S, Reich A, Samochocki Z, Szepietowski J, Woźniak K Abstract The treatment goal in atopic dermatitis is eliminating clinical symptoms of the disease, preventing exacerbations and complications, as well as improving patients' quality of life. In cases of severe atopic dermatitis and lack of response it is recommended to intro...
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Agostino Ognibene, Maria Lorubbio, Pasqualino Magliocca, Emanuela Tripodo, Guendalina Vaggelli, Giovanni Iannelli, Marco Feri, Raffaele Scala, Alessandro Polcini Tartaglia, Angelo Galano, Alessandro Pancrazzi, Danilo Tacconi
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Obesity Research &Clinical PracticeAuthor(s): Diego Moriconi, Stefano Masi, Eleni Rebelos, Agostino Virdis, Maria Laura Manca, Salvatore De Marco, Stefano Taddei, Monica Nannipieri
CONCLUSION: Utilizing a large North American DTC registry, we found the prevalence of de novo TgAb detection to be 5% among initially TgAb negative patients. We did not find a statistically significant association between de novo TgAb development and DTC structural recurrence. Larger prospective studies are required to confirm these findings and further assess the significance of de novo TgAb detection in the follow up of DTC. PMID: 32484055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Gemignani S, Ricca V, Cardamone G Abstract This paper focuses on the integration between Mental Health Services and Primary Care in Italy, a topic that has been discussed for many years but still remains to be achieved nationwide. After a brief review of the scientific literature considering different models of integration, the experiences of three Italian Regions (Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany) are described and discussed, in order to detect different options to fulfill the needs of an adequate cooperation in this field of public health. PMID: 32489198 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Pacitti F, Talevi D, Riccobono G, Imburgia L, Socci V, Stratta P, Rossi R Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the construct validity and the internal consistence of the Italian version of the Psychological Maltreatment Review (PMR), and to assess the concurrent validity to provide adequate and reliable instruments to measure retrospectively child psychological maltreatment in the Italian population. METHODS: The participants to our study were 209 patients and 217 nonclinical subjects. The first group consisted in 209 adult patients, 106 males and 103 females (mean age of 41.4...
CONCLUSIONS: The psychometric properties of the Italian version are satisfactory and confirm that CPDI is a tool fast, non-intrusive, administered online, and therefore 'safe' in a phase with a high risk of contagion. It allows, like a psychic thermoscan, to quickly detect the needs of the population and propose equally rapid interventions. PMID: 32489191 [PubMed - in process]
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