GPs need resources to tackle 'inevitable' surge in demand amid tumbling A & E visits
GP practices must be given the resources they need to cope with an inevitable surge in demand for routine care during the coronavirus pandemic as patients stay away from A&E departments, the BMA has warned.
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We describe outpatient and inpatient preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic, and present a case series of all known patients with HIV/SARS-CoV-2 coinfection at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, and The Miriam Hospital Infectious Diseases and Immunology Center, in Providence, Rhode Island, US. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The Infectious Diseases and Immunology Center rapidly prepared for outpatient and inpatient care of persons with HIV and SARS-CoV-2. Between 30 March and 20 May 2020, 27 patients with HIV were diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2. Twenty were male, six female and one transgender female; average age was 49...
Authors: Ranasinghe C, Ozemek C, Arena R Abstract INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 pandemic is causing devastating global morbidity and mortality. Worldwide measures are taken to prevent human to human transmission and improve general health. Public lifestyle and health are affected by social distancing and isolation. A strong host immune response to the novel coronavirus is a key factor, for protection against infection and avoiding reaching severe stages of the disease. AREAS COVERED: Pathophysiology and the human immune response of similar coronaviruses have been previously described. The novel coronavirus has dis...
CONCLUSION: The use of IV vitamin C in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease may be feasible. PMID: 32662690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Malickova K, Kratka Z, Luxova S, Bortlik M, Lukas M Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has spread worldwide triggering a pandemic during the year 2020. The proportion of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 whose infection remained subclinical is not known. However, such information is important to determine whether the control measures currently employed are sufficient to halt the spread of the virus. Current study has examined the seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a population of 92 healthcare professionals worki...
In the first six months of 2020, the United States faced three cataclysms: the global coronavirus pandemic, the unprecedented job losses and recession, and the racist killings of Black Americans —including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks—that sparked nationwide demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice.
ConclusionsThe COVID-19 pandemic is causing global panic; thus, awareness and practices of preventive measures of COVID-19 should be increased through public educational campaigns, which should be planned in accordance with communities ’ and countries’ attitudes toward COVID-19. Collaborative efforts between ministries of heath and residents of every country should be implemented.
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In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms discusses her family's struggle with coronavirus and what she'd like to say to President Donald Trump about leadership during the pandemic.