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President Donald Trump signed into law a $2.2 trillion aid package to help the United States cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged, began lifting a two-month lockdown.
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The image shows the countries from which remittance flows to Bangladesh, a service that is severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak. By Star Online ReportMay 25 2020 (IPS-Partners) The UK and Switzerland are calling for greater global collaboration to ensure access to digital remittance services to support people during the coronavirus outbreak. Such remittance accounts for more than five percent of the GDP in at least sixty developing countries. The World Bank predicts remittances to low- and middle-income countries will fall by 20 percent or $110 billion in 2020. In a joint press statement, the two European countri...
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Two billion Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid, the most important religious holiday in the Islamic year. But for many this year, it will be a subdued affair due to the pandemic. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
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Will Rogers, director of a senior softball tournament scheduled to take place in early June in Columbia, Mo., will be hosting an event that seems inherently dangerous. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’d be hard-pressed to find a public health expert who thinks a gathering of 60 teams from various states, with players ranging in age from 40 to 70-plus, is a good idea. The data could not be clearer: older Americans are most at risk of suffering fatal consequences of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. However, Rogers, who will also suit up to play with the 65-and-over Kansas City Kids at the Missour...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Conclusions: Preliminary data for PIBD patients during COVID-19 outbreak are reassuring. Standard IBD treatments including biologics should continue at present through the pandemic, especially in children who generally have more severe IBD course on one hand, and milder SARS-CoV-2 infection on the other.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Special Features Source Type: research
We describe our center's methodology for pediatric patient risk stratification to facilitate responsible use of endoscopic resources during this crisis. We also describe our recommendations for use of personal protective equipment by endoscopists, with the goal of ensuring the safety of ourselves, our anesthesiology and endoscopy staff, and our patients.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Special Features Source Type: research
Abstract The novel coronavirus is rapidly spreading around the world. Since the public announcement of the COVID-19 outbreak, several concerns have been raised by dermatologists as well as pemphigus patients who take immunosuppressive drugs. In this paper, we review the literature about the common treatment of pemphigus with a focus on the lessons from similar epidemics to find a proper suggestion to manage pemphigus in the COVID-19 pandemic era. The effect of many of the drugs used for treatment of Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) on COVID-19 is not clear. We also do not have data on the impact of this autoimmune disease,...
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
Scientist who oversaw the response to Sars says country has failed the vulnerableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe predecessor of Sweden ’s state epidemiologist has broken her silence on the country’s controversial coronavirus strategy, saying she now believes the authorities should have put in place tougher restrictions in the early stages of the pandemic to bring the virus under control.Annika Linde, who oversaw Sweden ’s response to swine flu and Sars as state epidemiologist from 2005 to 2013, had until now expressed support for her country’s approach under her...
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New witnesses cast doubt on Cummings ’s lockdown claims; Trump golfs in Virginia; WHO says pandemic ‘taking different pathway’ in Africa. Follow the latest updatesSix million Australians download tracing appGlobal report: Muslims face curfews ahead of Eid amid Covid-19 crisisAmerica begins to unlock for summer – but is it inviting a second wave?New witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings ’s lockdown claimsCoronavirus latest: at a glance4.47amBSTFrance ’s mosques nevertheless called on Muslims to stay at home to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of ...
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 –related disease, coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19), mainly is characterized by respiratory manifestations, with approximately 15% to 30% of patients developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).1 The World Health Organization guidelines recommend to proceed to venovenous extracorporeal membran e oxygenation (ECMO) for eligible patients with COVID-19–related ARDS only in centers with “sufficient case volume to ensure clinical expertise.”2 The Amiens ECMO center received many calls from several hospitals in the region about refractory ARDS second...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
The Swedes were the Brexiters ’ poster nation, but now have Europe’s worst death rateCoronavirus – latest updatesTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?Covid-19 is nature ’s way of making bad situations worse. From the moment it turned the world upside down, you could have predicted that the Chinese Communist party would havearrested whistleblowers and covered up the threat to humanity. It ’s what it does best, after all.You would not have needed mystical powers to divine that Viktor Orb án would have used a pandemic as an excuse to turn Hungary into the European Union&rsquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Sweden Europe Infectious diseases World news Science Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news
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