Clinicians Are'Sent Into War With Pool Noodles,' ICU Doc Says Clinicians Are'Sent Into War With Pool Noodles,' ICU Doc Says

' Usually in our clinical practice, you feel confident about a lot of the therapies that you're considering,'Angela Rogers, MD, said. But everything in the ICU is different with COVID-19.Medscape
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Founded during the AIDS crisis, God's Love We Deliver is a charity committed to feeding homebound New Yorkers afflicted with disease. Decades later with another pandemic affecting the country, the charity is working nonstop to meet the spike in demand amid the coronavirus crisis. Anthony Mason speaks to God's Love CEO Karen Pearl.
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We appreciate the feedback and thoughtful discussion offered by Dr Hai and colleagues. We are pleased our paper is generating meaningful conversations as we all move through this uncharted territory of ethical conundrums created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As Dr Hai and colleagues point out, we are certainly aware of the differences between the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980s/1990s and the current COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic exceeds what any of us have seen, and therefore requires learning from all similar healthcare crises in history.
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Quest Diagnostics has won emergency use authorization for a self-collection kit for COVID-19. The Secaucus, NJ-based company said its test is for individuals to self-collect a nasal specimen at home or in a healthcare setting when determined to be appropriate by a healthcare provider. The self-collection kit allows an individual to swab the front part of the nostril and may be used on children (supervised by an adult) as well as adults. Specimens are shipped overnight via FedEx at room temperature (without a frozen cold pack). Specimens collected using the kit may be tested with the Quest Diagnostics SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test...
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Traveling man: the Goodwill Ambassador shares a joke with two residents of a leprosarium in Krantau, Uzbekistan during a visit in 2013.By External SourceMay 29 2020 (IPS-Partners)   Warm greetings from Sasakawa Health Foundation in Tokyo. The 100th Issue of the WHO Goodwill Ambassador’s Newsletter has been published. Read special interviews with the Goodwill Ambassador and the UN Special Rapporteur on leprosy, and check out the Timeline of all that has happened since the first issue. My Journey Continues I started this newsletter in April 2003 to share information about the fight against leprosy. This marks th...
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With any new illness comes metaphor. It is humanity ’s attempt to incorporate the mystery of disease into our own stories. We like to personify illness, give it human characteristics as a way of visualizing it. We name its actions to help lessen its unpredictability. Tuberculosis consumed. Syphilis punished. AIDS invaded. Cancer grows. COVID-19 qua rantines separate […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has expressed government's gratitude to donors who continue to donate to the COVID 19 relief fund.
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[DW] African countries have imposed tough measures against COVID-19. But it may come at the cost of other untreated diseases such as malaria and AIDS.
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Abstract We are not all in this together. My 32-year history with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States-initially as an HIV/AIDS policy analyst and now as an HIV-prevention researcher-has provided the dubitable opportunity to witness how adroitly deadly viruses spotlight fissures of structural inequality. In the late 1980s, "changing face" was the term often used to describe the epidemic's transition from one that affected predominantly White and class-privileged gay and bisexual men to one that exacted a disproportionate toll on people at the most marginalized demographic intersections: Black and L...
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Interview with the artist who created a stop motion animation of the Cochrane review' Protective clothes and equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers to prevent coronavirus and other highly infectious diseases'.Stop motion is an animated filmmaking technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they will appear to exhibit independent motion or change when the series of frames is played back. UK animator, Beth Adams, uses this technique and paper drawings and cut outs to make short films. She recently created a video about Cochrane PPE evidence and sp...
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