Trump ’s Migration Ban Could Affect Up To 545,500 If Consulates Reopen—Fewer Than 18,000 Otherwise

David J. BierPresident Trumpannounced last month that he would ban nearly all immigrants and temporary workers for the remainder of 2020. There are still many unknowns about how this order will be implemented and how applicants will respond to it, but the White Houseestimated that the ban would block about 525,000 work authorized immigrants from working in the United States. It did not reveal its methodology for estimating this figure, but if consulates were open, and world migration returned to normal, it would likely ban more than that —about 545,000—but withconsulates closed, other travel restrictions in place, and demand for visas generally low, it would probably affect fewer than 18,000, nearly all H-2B temporary workers.Who does the proclamation ban?President Trump ’sproclamation bars the following categories of new visa applicants:H-1B temporary high skilled workers;H-2B temporary nonagricultural workers;H-4 spouses and minor children of H ‐​1Bs and H‐​2Bs;L-1 high skilled intracompany transfers;L-2 spouses and minor children of L ‐​1s;J-1 exchange visitors in various programs;J-2 spouses and minor children of L ‐​1s; andAll immigrants (i.e. those seeking legal permanent residence).For temporary workers, their families, and all immigrants (i.e. those seeking permanent residence), it provides the following exemptions:Those who have valid visas in therelevant classification at the time of the proclamation;Those who are inside the United ...
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Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The study does not seem to exclude that the lethality of COVID-19 may be climate sensitive. Future studies will have to confirm these clues, due to potential confounding factors, such as pollution, population age, and exposure to malaria. PMID: 32767354 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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This study aims to compare and analyze the clinical outcomes and characteristics of confirmed and clinically diagnosed COVID-19 patients to determine whether they are of the same type and require equal treatment. More importantly, the prognostic factors of COVID-19 patients are explored. METHODS: A total of 194 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia were retrospectively studied. Demographic data, clinical characteristcs, laboratory results and prognostic information were collected by electronic medical record system and analyzed. RESULTS: Among 194 subjects included, 173 were confirmed and 21 were clinically...
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
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Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
Little is known about the mental health consequences of severe COVID-19 illness because it is caused by a new coronavirus. Previous outbreaks caused by other coronaviruses (severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS, and Middle East respiratory syndrome, MERS) may provide insights into ongoing problems after recovery from severe illness. Researchers looked at reports of psychiatric problems during SARS and MERS outbreaks and compared this to early data from the COVID-19 pandemic. Delirium (sudden confusion) was common while patients were in hospital with any of the coronavirus infections (SARS, MERS or COVID-19). Later, once ...
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