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One of Sweden’s top health officials has defended that country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic
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Donald Trump ’s handling of US crisisunder microscope; Israel reimposes restrictionsafter infections spikeTrump official defends misleading claim 99% of cases are ‘harmless’World treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UNIndia sees record daily rise as capital opens giant hospitalBorder closes between Australian states of NSW and VictoriaWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?9.35pmBSTIn the UK, care leaders, unions and MPs have rounded onBoris Johnson after he accused care homes of failing to follow proper procedures amid the pandemic, saying the prime minister appeared to be s...
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Ongoing destruction of nature will result in stream of animal diseases jumping to humans, says reportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is treating the health and economic symptoms of the coronavirus pandemic but not the environmental cause, according to the authors of aUN report. As a result, a steady stream of diseases can be expected to jump from animals to humans in coming years, they say.The number of such“zoonotic” epidemics is rising, from Ebola to Sars to West Nile virus and Rift Valley fever, with the root cause being the destruction of nature by humans and the ...
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ABSTRACT Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), numerous restrictive measures have been adopted by governments of different countries. The return to elective dental care in Brazil is a reality even during the COVID-19 pandemic. During restorative dental procedures, the dental professional requires close contact with the patient, being exposed to contaminated saliva and fluids. In addition, transmission of COVID-19 by the generation of aerosol produced by dental handipieces may be possible. Thus, the dental staff must know ho...
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The government must fund local councils properly for the first time in more than a decade in order to keep communities safe and rebuild the country ​after the pandemic, says UNISON ​today (Monday). ​Unless ​ministers fix ​the current funding shortfall – estimated to be in the region of ​£10bn – there could be tens of thousands of job losses and catastrophic cuts to local services in England, according to the union. Many of the ​people providing essential services throughout the pandemic ​– including social care, wa...
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Peru cases pass 300,000;Iran sees highest daily deaths;Spain puts part of Galicia back into lockdown. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: India sees record daily rise as capital opens giant Covid-19 hospitalIndia overtakes Russia with third-highest number of casesBorder closes between Australian states of NSW and VictoriaTexas mayors warn of ‘serious trouble’ as cases surge across USSee all our coronavirus coverage6.51amBSTHundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, AFP reports.Three hundred...
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Psychologist was due to get life-saving NHS cancer treatment until coronavirus struckCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA psychologist denied access to a potentially life-saving cancer drug trial because NHS services were suspended due to Covid-19 is trying to raise £240,000 to buy the medicine privately.Wendy Peake said it was “shocking, absolutely shocking” that she and her husband, Andrew, were having to use their savings, draw down pension money and remortgage their house to raise the money for treatment that she was due to get on the NHS until the pandemic struck.Continue reading...
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AbstractThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread across the world since first being identified in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. In order to prepare for the surge of patients and the corresponding increase in radiology exams, clear and detailed policies need to be implemented by hospitals and radiology departments. In this article, we highlight the experiences and policies at LAC+USC Medical Center, the largest single provider of healthcare in LA County. Our policies aim to reduce the risk of transmission, guide patient management and workflow, preserve and effectively allocate resources, and be responsive t...
Source: Emergency Radiology - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
I ’d come to think of myself as a sad wizard, burdened with rituals to prevent catastrophes. Then the pandemic made those threats realFor many of us, coronavirus has inspired a bit of a germ obsession. We wash our hands until they ’re chapped. We see other people as potential vectors. We wipe down our groceries with Lysol, apparently having decided that, if it comes to it, we’d rather die of disinfectant poisoning than a virus.In our efforts not to contract Covid-19, many of us are getting a taste of a different kind of illness: obsessive-compulsive disorder. And for some who have spent years learning to ...
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Years of social progress could be reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally ineptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus galloped through Latin America in late April, the mayor of Manaus was in despair. “The outlook is dismal,” Arthur Virgílio admitted as gravediggers in the Amazon’s largest citypiled coffins into muddy trenches, Brazil ’s death toll hit 5,500, and its president, Jair Bolsonaro,responded with a shrug. “It’s obvious this won’t end well.”Two months later, Virg ílio’s n...
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This report provides insight into the association between diabetes and COVID-19, proper management of diabetes in patients with COVID-19 and an official suggestion by the Korean Diabetes Association for managing the COVID-19 outbreak. PMID: 32613777 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
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