The Doc Leading San Diego County's'Decisive' COVID-19 Response The Doc Leading San Diego County's'Decisive' COVID-19 Response

Dr George Yphantides knows first-hand the grim effects of a pandemic, having lost his father to the H1N1 swine flu onset in 2009. Now, the San Diego County CMO is tackling coronavirus head-on.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has strained healthcare systems through increased care complexity, need for staff and patient safety, and surges in patients suspected or known to be infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). Previous infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters have altered clinical operations and ED performance in different manners depending on the disaster type and duration. During the 2009 H1N1 Influenza pandemic, total ED patient visits increased [1], and measures of ED performance such as patient length of stay (LOS), waiting time, left without be...
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
When Eric Freeland, 34, started coughing at the end of March, he didn’t think much of it. But when his symptoms grew worse, Freeland’s mother began to worry. Freeland is a Native American living with his family in the Navajo Nation in the southwestern U.S., where access to healthcare is limited. He is also diabetic, putting him at greater risk to the coronavirus. When Freeland’s breathing became short and stuttered, his mother drove him to the nearest hospital where within minutes of arriving, he lost consciousness. He awoke three weeks later, hooked up to a ventilator, from a medically induced coma. &l...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news
COVID-19 is caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus (Cov)-2, an enveloped virus with a positive-polarity, single-stranded RNA genome. The initial outbreak of the pandemic began in December 2019, and it is affecting the human health of the global community. In common with previous pandemics (Influenza H1N1 and SARS-CoV) and the epidemics of Middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS)-CoV, CoVs target bronchial and alveolar epithelial cells. Virus protein ligands (e.g., haemagglutinin or trimeric spike glycoprotein for Influenza and CoV, respectively) interact with cellular receptors, such as (dependin...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Amid the American flags, “Make America Great Again” hats and “freedom is essential” posters appearing at recent protests against coronavirus lockdowns in Sacramento, Calif., another familiar slogan has materialized: “We do not consent.” It’s long been a popular rallying cry among antivaccine activists, who claim without evidence that vaccines cause autism or other conditions. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, those activists have become intertwined with demonstrators who want businesses to reopen despite public health experts’ warnings. Offline, the “anti-vaxxers&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which began as an epidemic centered in Wuhan, China, was declared a public health emergency on January 20, 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a public health emergency by the United States of America (USA) on January 31, 2020. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, marking the first pandemic declaration since H1N1 in 2009. The early reported mortality rate, which was between 0.4 and 4.3%,  appeared lower than that of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) [1,2].
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Viral infection-induced thrombosis is a rare entity. It is known to occur with infection by several strains of viruses that are associated with disease severity. The Epstein-Barr, human immunodeficiency, and H1N1 influenza A viruses are examples that can result in thrombosis.1-3 Consequently, with the current novel coronavirus (CoV) pandemic, knowledge of viral infection-induced thrombosis becomes even more important. The phenomenon of vascular thrombosis as described by Virchow involves changes in the vessel, blood flow, or fluid constituents.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In the long run, this tragic health crisis should significantly enhance our understanding of the mental health risk factors among the health care professionals facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Reporting information such as this is essential to plan future prevention strategies. Protecting health care professionals is indeed an important component of public health measures to address large-scale health crisis. Thus, interventions to promote mental well-being in health care professionals exposed to COVID-19 need to be immediately implemented, and to strengthen prevention and response strategies by training health c...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial OfficerMay 04, 2020Data systems are crucial for health care all the time, but during a natural disaster, war, or pandemic like COVID-19, functioning data systems can mean the difference between life and death.Data help us know what the health needs are, what capabilities each nearby hospital and clinic has, and where health workers should be deployed. Essential for responding to a pandemic, these data help monitor the spread and intensity of disease and help everyone, not just health workers, understand its severity and impact on society.If the systems are operating smoothly, we don’t...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Digital Health Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news
The pediatric population has classically been viewed to be highly vulnerable to infectious diseases. Consequently, this cohort deserves diligent observation during an infectious outbreak. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers children, especially those younger than 5  years of age, as a high-risk category for influenza-related disease.1 During the last influenza A pandemic (H1N1 2009), 13% of the infected individuals were younger than 5 years.2
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Letters to the editor Source Type: research
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory infectious disease that has spread quickly throughout the world. Healthcare workers treating patients with COVID-19 are at risk of infection themselves through droplets from coughs, sneezes or other body fluids from infected patients and contaminated surfaces.This review is one of a series of rapid reviews that Cochrane contributors have prepared to inform the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this Cochrane review of qualitative research ( “qualitative evidence synthesis”) is to explore factors that influence whether healthcare workers follow infection prevention and...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
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