A Southern California outbreak highlights failures of the American health care system

As CNN and other outlets report, rates of COVID-19 have been overwhelming Imperial County, California, for the past two months. Bordered to the west by San Diego County, to the east by Arizona, and to the south by Mexico, the rate of new infections and deaths are higher here than anywhere else in California. Local […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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Conclusion: Most common form of physiotherapy interventions in patients with Covid 19 were therapeutic positioning, early mobilization and breathing exercises. Physiotherapy intervention appears promising in facilitating early patient ambulation and discharge. This study shows that it is safe and feasible to provide early physiotherapy treatment techniques in patients with COVID-19 using appropriate measures of infection prevention and cross contamination. PMID: 32978920 [PubMed - in process]
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This guidance is for those who provide unpaid care, such as friends or family, to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults. This guidance aims to help those with caring responsibilities keep people with learning disabilities and autistic people safe, to support them to understand the changes they need to make during the COVID-19 outbreak, and to protect their own wellbeing. Update: 28 September 2020 Replaced links to social distancing guidance and easy-read counterpart with updated guidance on staying alert and safe, coronavirus outbreak FAQs and guidance on meeting with others safely.
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As college campuses grapple with outbreaks of coronavirus infections, research from the CDC suggests young adults are driving infection rates, putting older, more vulnerable people at risk.(Image credit: Michael Conroy/AP)
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Wages should rise to make jobs more attractive to UK staff say government advisersThe end of freedom of movement will increase pressure on the social care sector in the midst of a pandemic unless ministers make jobs more attractive to UK workers by increasing salaries, government advisers have warned.The Migration Advisory Committee (Mac) has warned of the “stark consequences” of low wages in social care with most frontline role ineligible for the post-Brexit skilled worker immigration route or on the official list for job shortages in the UK.Continue reading...
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More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Here is their progressResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, withmore than 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).Continue reading...
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Rival scientists divided over lockdowns may make a good story – but is it accurate?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe cardinal rule of coronavirus policy is that you must follow “the science”. Or, at the very least, you must say that you are. After the US’s disastrous response to the pandemic, Donald Trump still insists he is “guided by science”. In the UK, Boris Johnson and his ministers always claimed that our own bumbling response was either “led by the science” or “following the science”, even as Britain’s infection rat...
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We don ’t know yet how many of the ongoing symptoms could translate to chronic ill health in the future, and that’s worryingAs Covid-19 infection numbers show a welcome downward trend in Melbourne and the city ’s residents look forward to some easing of restrictions, it’s time to consider the longer-term health consequences of the pandemic.More than 27,000 Australians – including some 20,000 Victorians – have been infected with the virus, with almost 900 deaths to date. Many countries are now in the grip of a second wave as the pandemic continues to take a toll on millions of lives aroun...
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This blog is now closed. Follow the link below for the latest:Coronavirus updates – live11.32pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: rapid Covid-19 tests to be rolled out worldwide as global deaths near one million11.29pmBSTIf you ’re just catching up, here’s a quick rundown of the latest developments over the last few hours:Continue reading...
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The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak places perinatal women at higher risk of developing anxiety and depression. Uncertainty, fear, and confusion in medical, social, economic, occupational and political aspects of life in the US add to existing stressors that perinatal women experience. To optimize the quality of perinatal care during the pandemic, appropriate mental health interventions must be implemented to prevent and alleviate perinatal anxiety and depression and improve maternal and infant outcomes.
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WHO says global toll is likely tobe over one million already; travel in and out of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Haguemay be bannedTests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across worldCDC director takes aim at Trump adviser: ‘Everything he says is false’Crew on first post-lockdown Greek cruise contract coronavirus7.45pmBSTMEPs won ’t yet be returning to Strasbourg due to rising coronavirus infections in France, the European parliament speaker said, despite a plea by president Emmanuel Macron.The parliament has its headquarters in Strasbourg in eastern France, where MEPs usually based in Brussels...
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