In some nations, government isolation centers helped reduce covid-19 infections. The U.S. has resisted the strategy.
Experts express concern about the legal and social consequences of requiring out-of-home isolation.
Cases in Africa pass 150,000; Germany eases travel ban;Wuhan doctor who worked with whistleblower diesGermany lifts travel warning for EuropeChina withheld data on coronavirus from WHO, recordings reveal‘We can’t relax’: Europeans face up to life after lockdownUK coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance9.00pmBSTKey developments in the globalcoronavirus outbreak today include:8.52pmBSTThe USA has confirmed 14,790 more cases and 761 more deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That takes the cumulative totals to 1,802,470 and 105...
Athletes who test positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, should take at least two weeks off from intense or competitive exercise and even more if they show signs of myocarditis, according to two new reports.Reuters Health Information
Infants with symptomatic COVID-19 infection harbor higher SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in the nose at presentation but develop less severe disease as compared to older children and adolescents, report clinicians from New York City.Reuters Health Information
Authors: Alanagreh L, Alzoughool F, Atoum M Abstract The emerging COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat to the global health care system. Given the lack of antiviral therapies or vaccines for the disease, the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) obtained much attention as a treatment for COVID-19. However, there are limited and uncertain clinical data to support the beneficial effect of this drug in COVID-19 treatment. HCQ has several side effects and warnings, including blindness, heart failure, and renal toxicity, even with recommended doses. For severe cases of COVID-19 or in patients with preexisting condition...
Authors: Doggrell SA Abstract INTRODUCTION: Lopinavir in combination with ritonavir is approved for the treatment of HIV and has recently been subject to a clinical trial in severe Covid-19. AREAS COVERED: This evaluation is of LOTUS China (the Lopinavir Trial for Suppression of SARS-Cov-2 in China), which was a randomised trial in hospitalised subjects with Covid-9 in a respiratory sample and pneumonia. As, in severe Covid-19, lopinavir/ritonavir had no beneficial effects but increased gastrointestinal adverse effects, this combination should not be used at this stage of Covid-19. EXPERT OPINION: In my opi...
The new nonprofit, named Beacon, aims to highlight and protect the legal rights of medical professionals who speak out about PPE supply and other matters of public concern related to COVID-19.Medscape Medical News
Will everyone get coronavirus eventually? If so, is there a strategy to get us through this pandemic as quickly as possible without leading to excess deaths?Medscape
Italy on Monday released a contested mobile app to trace coronavirus infections in four regions before extending it to the whole country, despite widespread resistance from people concerned about invasion of privacy.Reuters Health Information
Public health experts and government officials, including New York's governor, are warning that large street protests over racial inequities and excessive police force could worsen the spread of the novel coronavirus.Reuters Health Information
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: The Lancet Global HealthAuthor(s): Mishal Khan, Sarah Shanks