Column: As COVID-19 pandemic tightens grip on U.S., Trump ratchets up the cruelty

Recent rulings from the Trump administration double down on cruel policies related to the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: The medical facility experienced a major decline in all aspects of the routine obstetrics activities during the time of the pandemic. The higher rate of operative vaginal deliveries among nulliparous may be associated with the pandemic effect on the rate of high-risk patients. PMID: 32954690 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Authors: Pokorska-Śpiewak M, Śpiewak M Abstract In recent years, significant progress in the antiviral treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) has been made due to the development of interferon-free therapies. Three different highly effective, oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens have been approved for use in adolescents with CHC between the ages of 12-years-old and 17-years-old in Europe. According to the current recommendations, all treatment-naïve and treatment-experienced children with CHC virus infection should be considered for DAA therapy to prevent the possible progression of hepatitis C virus-...
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
Two groups of prominent scientists write open letters with conflicting advice on how to tackle virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRival groups of scientists are at loggerheads over how government should handle the Covid pandemic, with one advising that only over-65s and the vulnerable should be shielded, while the other backs nationwide measures.The conflicting advice to the UK government and chief medical officers (CMOs) came in two open letters issued on Monday by the rival camps.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Science Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Chris Whitty Patrick Vallance Source Type: news
Conclusions: During the lockdown, individuals consumed slightly more alcohol and smoked marginally more cigarettes compared to the period before the lockdown. Further research focussing on follow-up of individuals at risk may be useful to provide appropriate care in post-COVID times.Eur Addict Res
Source: European Addiction Research - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Just as world leaders came together after the second world war at Bretton Woods, now we need to create a new framework for health securityThe scale of the coronavirus crisis is hard to fully comprehend: globally, more than30 million people have contracted the virus and nearly 1 million have died. The UN estimates that the pandemic will mean$8.5tn in lost output for the world this year and next. The wider social and economic costs – from poverty to mental illness todomestic violence– are almost impossible to quantify.Yet the global scale of the disaster has not been met with a global response of the same magnitu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World Health Organization World news Science Society Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news
Former real estate mogul was investigated after criticising Xi Jinping over his handling of the coronavirus pandemicChina has sentenced an influential former property executive and critic of President Xi Jinping to 18 years in prison for corruption.Ren Zhiqiang, the former chairman of Huayuan, a state-owned real estate group, was also fined 4.2m yuan, Beijing No. 2 Intermediate Court said on its website on Tuesday.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: China Coronavirus outbreak Asia Pacific World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS In this scenario, apart from the fundamental orientations of preventive measures, like social isolation and hygiene, it is important that all female health professionals have knowledge of the new rules and adopt safety measures, especially on the prescription of hormonal therapy and contraception.RESUMO OBJETIVOS A pandemia da COVID-19 é um problema de saúde pública emergente e que tem repercussão internacional. As alterações inflamatórias fazem parte da fisiopatologia da COVID-19 e isso pode acarretar um maior risco tromboembólico em mulheres que fazem us...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
SUMMARY Since the outbreak of a cluster of patients with pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019, the disease was later officially named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), quickly spreading globally. Pregnant women and children are particularly vulnerable during disasters and emergencies. Comprehensive and applicable emergency preparedness and response are definitely important methods to prevent and contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The rational allocation of pharmaceutical resources plays an important role in...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results illustrate the importance of continued adherence to infection prevention and control measures during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent VRE transmission and healthcare associated infections.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This article summarizes the effect of the global pandemic – and efforts to curtail its spread – on both breast cancer care and on breast imaging pract ices including effects on patients, clinical workflow, education and research.
Source: Radiologic Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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