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The United Nations secretary-general is again urging factions in conflict to heed his call for a global cease-fire to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic
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This study aimed to assess the prevalence and variables related to perceived stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in a sample of Colombian adults using a designed online cross-sectional survey. Adults answered a version of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) modified for COVID-19 (PSS-10-C), with Cronbach alpha equal to 0.86. In total, 406 individuals aged between 19 and 88 years (M = 43.9; SD = 12.4) agreed to participate in the survey: 61.8% were females, 90.6% had a university degree, 44.1% were health professionals, and 45.7% considered public health policies for preventing the spread of the disease inconsisten...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
Abstract COVID-19 has created enormous challenges for health systems worldwide, with the rapidly growing number of deaths and critical patients with pneumonia requiring ventilatory support. Alternative methods to control the spread of the disease such as social isolation, extreme quarantine measures, and contact tracing have been used around the world. However, these measures may not be totally effective to fight COVID-19, in step with the necessary national preparations to meet the new patient care demands. A wide range of digital technologies can be used to enhance these public health strategies, and the pandemi...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
South Africa sees record jump in cases; New York urges protesters to get tested; Turkey announces weekend lockdown in 15 cities; US jobless claims pass 42m. Follow the latest updatesBrazil infections pass 600,000 as death toll passes Italy ’sSouth Africa sees record jump in casesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage6.27amBSTBritain ’s test-and-trace systemcould take another four months before it is working properly, the Guardian has learned, raising concerns about how the country might cope with a second wave of coronavirus infections. Tony Prestedge, a banker drafted in to run the NHS...
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With a potential match arising at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Upstate and the patient, Lonel Woods, had to take many extra steps to ensure everyone ’s safety.
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Fitbit is continuing its rapid trajectory into the medtech industry with a new Emergency Use Authorization from FDA. The San Francisco, CA-based company said the EUA is for a low-cost emergency ventilator to help address patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said after seeing the need for ventilators, it applied its deep in-house expertise in advanced sensor development and hardware design to quickly create Fitbit Flow, an automatic resuscitator inspired by the MIT E-Vent Design Toolbox and based on specifications for Rapidly Manufactured Ventilation Systems. Fitbit said during develop...
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Changes are designed to help providers and ACOs cope with the COVID-19 pandemic; Next Generation ACO program extended for a year.Medscape Medical News
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A group of conservative U.S. doctors has sued the Food and Drug Administration for limiting use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, arguing that the therapy should be made widely available to fight the pandemic.
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Source: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
This Pediatric EXTRA supplement describes the epidemiology, reviews presenting features, and offers management recommendations for COVID-19 in pediatric patients. It includes a discussion of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19, as well as other aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic that are affecting children and families. (No CME)
Source: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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