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In the entire city of Montgomery, Alabama, there's just one intensive care bed left. Anyone in need will likely be sent more than an hour away to Birmingham, as hospitals across the state near capacity.
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Publication date: May 2020Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 5Author(s):
Source: Membrane Technology - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Authors: Talevi D, Socci V, Carai M, Carnaghi G, Faleri S, Trebbi E, di Bernardo A, Capelli F, Pacitti F Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (CoViD-19) caused by the novel Coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2 is currently a pandemic. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the CoViD-19 outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern. The virus has already had a direct impact on the physical health of million people, and besides, it is supposed to pose a mental health threat of great magnitude globally. This review aims at synthesizing mounting evidence concerning the immediate psy...
Source: Rivista di Psichiatria - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Riv Psichiatr Source Type: research
Authors: Bartels SJ, Baggett TP, Freudenreich O, Bird BL Abstract People with serious mental illness are at disproportionate risk of COVID-19 morbidity and mortality because of high rates of risk factors that directly parallel those related to poor coronavirus outcomes, including smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, along with housing instability, homelessness, food insecurity, and poverty. Community-based behavioral health organizations are also at risk of adverse outcomes because of dramatic declines in revenues and a diminished workforce. The State of Massachusett...
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
Yes, wiping down high-touch surfaces and misting offices can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But it won't go far without changes from employers and employees.
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A major social care company has been reported to regulators after the deaths of multiple residents from COVID-19, says UNISON today (Thursday). The three homes in Sheffield, where the deaths occurred and are run by Horizon Care, are now under investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after staff raised a catalogue of safety and hygiene concerns with UNISON. The union has written to the CQC outlining practices at Woodhill House, Woodhill Lodge and Woodhill Grange, which UNISON says breach safety guidelines for residents and staff. Issues highlighted to UNISON by employees include managers asking care work...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: News Press release care homes Covid-19 CQC investigation Horizon Care PPE Source Type: news
News updates: MP claims Sharma ’s illness shows follyof abandoning virtual Commons; attorney general says her pro-Cummings tweet did notundermine law; Sturgeon saysR number in Scotland between 0.7 and 0.9Sharma met Johnson and Sunak day before showing symptomsDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryCoronavirus latest: at a glanceCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage4.04pmBSTThe Department of Health in Northern Ireland has also published its latest estimate of R, the reproduction number, for Northern Ireland. It is between 0.7 and 0.9 - the same as in Scotland. (See2pm.)The Departmen...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Politics UK news Boris Johnson Society Medical research Prince Charles Dominic Cummings Law Suella Braverman Race Alok Sharma Office for Budget Responsibility Scotland Source Type: news
Almost half of Californians think the worst is still to come for the Covid-19 pandemic, and about three-quarters either want coronavirus restrictions to continue as they are or be even stricter. That’s according to new poll results released by the Public Policy Institute of California, which surveyed 1,706 adults in California by phone, between May 17-26. “The concern about the disease is so high,” said Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of the San Francisco-based nonpartisan think -tank,…
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This article discusses the value of studying past social and psychological responses to pandemics and natural disasters in understanding reactions to coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19). By examining severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) experiences ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
The genesis and global spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in significant health concerns amid societies that were ill-equipped for such a formidable opponent. The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated systemic health disparities and wea...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the associated disease it causes, COVID-19, have caused unprecedented social disruption. Due to sweeping stay-at-home orders across the United States and internationally, many victims and survivors of domestic violenc...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
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