Community pharmacies to receive an additional £50m loan to mitigate COVID-19 pressures
Community pharmacies will receive a further £50m of advance funding from the government to help with cash flow pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has announced.
A study published Thursday found a significant increase in "broken heart syndrome" at two Ohio hospitals among some patients who don't have coronavirus, suggesting that the physical, social and economic stressors from the pandemic are taking a physical toll.
Doctors at one Ohio hospital system have discovered yet another possible consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: More cases of "broken heart syndrome."
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Manash Pratim Barman, Tousifur Rahman, Krishnarjun Bora, Chandan Borgohain
On April 12, a meat-processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., owned by Smithfield Foods shut down after hundreds of employees contracted coronavirus. The closure was hardly unique. Food-processing plants are tinderboxes for infection because employees work in close proximity and often need to shout, spraying droplets that can be laced with the virus. Cargill, Tyson and other major industry players closed about two dozen poultry-, pork- and beef-processing centers over the following weeks as workers fell ill. In April and May, more than 17,000 industry workers tested positive for COVID-19 and 91 died, according to the U.S. Cen...
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This report describes findings from a May 2020 survey of practices participating in the Vaccines for Children program offering immunization services to pediatric patients.
This report describes the risks and concerns surrounding occupational transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
CORONAVIRUS lockdown measures are winding down in the UK but this should not invite complacency. A new study warns the pandemic could still trigger a wave of brain damage in infected patients.
Disruption to food production and supplies due to COVID-19 could cause more deaths from starvation than the disease itself, according to an Oxfam report published today. The report found that 121 million more people could be “pushed to the brink of starvation this year” as a result of disruption to food production and supplies, diminishing aid as well as mass unemployment. The report estimates that COVID-19 related hunger could cause 12,000 deaths per day: the peak global mortality rate for COVID-19 in April was 10,000 deaths per day. “COVID-19 is the last straw for millions of people already struggling w...