A hat trick of failures: how'the blob' led the British government down the wrong path, Civitas

This report criticises the government's handling of the Covid-19 crisis. It looks at the death rate per capita compared with other countries; the economic cost of the reaction to the pandemic; and the preparedness for easing lockdown restrictions.
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Authors: Siah KTH, Rahman MM, Ong AML, Soh AYS, Lee YY, Xiao Y, Sachdeva S, Jung KW, Wang YP, Oshima T, Patcharatrakul T, Tseng PH, Goyal O, Pang J, Lai CKC, Park JH, Mahadeva S, Cho YK, Wu JCY, Ghoshal UC, Miwa H Abstract During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, practices of gastrointestinal procedures within the digestive tract require special precautions due to the risk of contraction of severe acute respiratoy syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Many procedures in the gastrointestinal motility laboratory may be considered moderate to high-risk for viral transmission. Healthcare staff ...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Publication date: July–August 2020Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 27, Issue 5Author(s):
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CNN's Miguel Marquez goes inside a San Antonio, Texas, hospital that is becoming overwhelmed with patients as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Children's social worlds have been upended by the suspension of school and activities due to the pandemic. For younger children in some American neighborhoods, a silver lining of Covid-19 may well be the resurgence of childhood friendships.
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Authors: Emadi SN, Ehsani AH, Balighi K, Nasimi M PMID: 32609056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Conclusions: While reduced in number, dermatologic surgeries, similarly to other surgical specialties, remained operative to provide oncological and/or life-saving procedures. PMID: 32600085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Authors: Timis TL, Florian IA, Vesa SC, Orasan RI Abstract In a matter of mere months, humanity was unexpectedly struck by the appearance of SARS-CoV-2, shifting our perception as medical practitioners regarding our day-to-day activity. One especially disconcerting change was patient addressability to medical facilities, as well as access to proper healthcare in various fields. As these changes occurred rapidly, dermatologists too had to adapt by means of teledermatology, giving us back the ability to reach, treat, and comfort our patients. Among the individuals requiring special dermatological attention are those ...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Authors: Shahidi-Dadras M, Abdollahimajd F, Ohadi L, Tabary M, Araghi F, Mozafari N, Toosi P, Dadkhahfar S Abstract Nowadays, rituximab, an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, has revolutionized the treatment of moderate to severe pemphigus from both safety and efficacy perspectives. We aimed to perform a tele-dermatology study to evaluate the development of COVID-19 or its associated symptoms in pemphigus vulgaris (PV) patients who received rituximab treatment within five years from the initiation of pandemic. This cross-sectional study was performed on May 2020 with tele-medicine follow-up method in our center. Patien...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
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 Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers endured wearing face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as five of Atlantic City’s nine  casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic
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