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Since 2005 pandemic preparedness plans have highlighted the need to consider providing psychosocial support for health care workers. Despite this, several weeks into the Covid-19 UK outbreak there were significant gaps nationally in evidence, planning and implementation advice for what this provision should look like and who should be providing it. Hospital-based psychiatrists and psychologists were among the first to hear expressions of concern and need from colleagues facing sustained stress and loss. In our own liaison psychiatry service, that enquiry came from frontline intensivists on 10 March. We rapidly saw that support was needed.
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ConclusionsIf robust progress towards global surgery goals for 2030 is to continue, the stress points identified should be reinforced. An ongoing process of reappraisal and fortification will keep surgical systems in low- and middle-income countries responsive to “old threats and new challenges”. Multiple opportunities exist to help realise the dream of surgical systems resilient to external shocks.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
The coronavirus situation in the U.S. is bleak. While states like New York and New Jersey successfully turned the tide, others, like Texas and Arizona, are dealing with worsening outbreaks. At the national level, daily cases are rising daily, well exceeding the previous peak set earlier this year. And even in those few states that have gotten a grip on the pandemic, leaders are rethinking their reopening plans for fear of a relapse. But public health officials have spotted at least one bright spot amid all the discouraging data: the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, which began after George Floyd’s death at the...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Trying to achieve pregnancy with fertility treatments can be challenging, stressful, and expensive in the best of times — let alone a global pandemic. Since the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., fertility care has been basically “paused,” and women attempting to conceive have been left with a very different set of decisions and options for care than were available pre-pandemic. So, how does fertility care shift from the clinic to the home? Tammy Sun, co-founder &CEO of fertility benefits startup Carrot Fertility, and Lea Von Bidder, co-founder &CEO of Ava, a women&rs...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Health Tech Health Technology Jessica DaMassa WTF Health Ava fertility fertility care Lea Von Bidder Tammy Sun Source Type: blogs
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement today (Tuesday) of a “new deal” for capital investment in the UK, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The pandemic has taken a massive toll on the economy and it’ll take a lot to get the country back on its feet. “Investment in public services is the way forward. These moves are in the right direction but must be far bolder if they’re to do more than patch up the damage from a decade of cuts. “The UK can’t simply build its way out of trouble while local authorities still have to shut local serv...
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WHO chief say six months since the new coronavirus outbreak, the pandemic is still far from over.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says pandemic is ‘speeding up’;India records 19,459 new cases; Iran recordshighest daily death toll; China ’s militaryapproves vaccine for use on its soldiers. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.36amBSTWe ’ve fired up a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live updates: WHO team to search for Covid-19 origin in China as chief says he fears 'worst to come'12.34amBSTHere he latest key developments at a glance:Continue reading...
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says pandemic is ‘speeding up’;India records 19,459 new cases; Iran recordshighest daily death toll; China ’s militaryapproves vaccine for use on its soldiersGlobal report: Covid-19 deaths pass half a millionUS health secretary says ‘window closing’ to stop virusNew Zealand ’s isolation facilities under ‘extreme stress’See all our coronavirus coverage11.13pmBSTKansas governorLaura Kelly on Monday said that she will sign an executive order requiring that most state residents must wear a mask in public in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19.Unde...
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. L. Declan The need for proven disease-specific treatments for the novel pandemic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 necessitates a worldwide search for therapeutic options. Since the SARS-CoV-2 virus shares extensive homology with SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, effective therapies for SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV may also have therapeutic potential for the current COVID-19 outbreak. To identify therapeutics that might be repositioned for treatment of the SARS-CoV-2 disease COVID-19, we strategically reviewed the literature to identify existing therapeutics with evidence of efficacy for the treatment of the three coronaviruses that cause severe...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusions: Due to the unpreparedness of the dental sector, both in national health and private settings, most of the Polish dentists decided to voluntarily suspend their clinical practice in order to mitigate the spread of the disease. The COVID-19 outbreak has revealed numerous shortcomings in the dental care system, especially regarding the insufficient coordination of health services related to the pandemic and lack of advanced PPE. This has led to an overwhelming feeling of fear, confusion and anxiety among dental professionals in Poland and a sudden decrease in the number of performed dental procedures. Hopefully en...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
The recent worldwide outbreak of a new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has reached over 140 countries and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization [1]. The most common clinical manifestation of SARS-CoV-2 includes severe life-threatening respiratory tract infections (COVID-19) to which older adults and those with comorbidities (e.g., hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and chronic kidney disease) are most susceptible [2-4]. As a result, the United States and Canada have issued social distancing guidelines (SDG), and in certain parts of each country, stay-at-ho...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research
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