Briefing: Primary care providers and the coronavirus (COVID-19)
NHS England and NHS Improvement has issued a briefing note on Coronavirus for the primary care sector. This includes advice to patient and the public and advice for primary care providers such as GP p (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Apple warns that coronavirus will hurt revenue
Apple, which is widely regarded as a bellwether of global supply and demand for goods, has bet big on China in recent years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Daisuke Wakabayashi Source Type: news

Chinese Report Says Lion's Share of Coronavirus Cases Are Mild
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- New details on nearly 45,000 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in China show that 80% of cases are mild and the number of new cases has been declining for most of February. The report, released Monday by the Chinese Center for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared?
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Hospitals are bracing for the potential spread of coronavirus in the United States, trying to plan for a potential onslaught of sick patients combined with potential supply shortages. The strict quarantine and screening... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Japan to trial HIV retroviral drugs on patients – latest news
Campaign comes as UK prepares an evacuation flight for passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences7.23amGMTMorning, I ’m Aamna Mohdin taking over the liveblog from Martin Farrer.Britons David Abel and his wife Sally who are on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus. Abel, who was been po...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Global economy Asia Pacific Business Economics Infectious diseases Science Japan Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - Nigeria Faces Drug Insecurity, Says NAFDAC
[This Day] Abuja -The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned that the current outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, in China, puts the country in grave danger of drug insecurity, as most of the country's medicines are imported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Chairs Global Research Meeting On Coronavirus Response
[This Day] A global research meeting was co-chaired by a Nigerian expert to contribute to the local and global response to the new coronavirus outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Britain to evacuate citizens from coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess
Foreign office seeking to organise flight for UK nationals stuck on ship where more than 450 people have virusInfected people in Wuhan to be ‘rounded up’ - live updatesThe British government has said it is “working to organise a flight” to evacuate citizens stranded on a stricken cruise ship where more than 450 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus.The Diamond Princess cruise ship was quarantined off Japan after a passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong was confirmed to have the disease. For the past two weeks, passengers have been mostly confined to their cabins, where meals are brough...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe Tags: UK news Coronavirus outbreak Global development Japan Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

West Africa: ECOWAS Countries Require $50m to Battle Coronavirus
[This Day] Abuja -The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) yesterday said that about $50 million is required by West African countries to tackle Coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Senior Wuhan doctor dies from coronavirus as authorities start to 'round up' patients
Officials go door to door in city of 11 million, with threat of punishment for delays in reporting symptomsCoronavirus outbreak – live updatesOne of Wuhan ’s most senior doctors has died after contracting coronavirus, as authorities began a sweeping campaign inside the city to seek out patients infected with the deadly virus.“Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang hospital, died at 10.30am this morning after resuscitation efforts failed,” reported the China Central Television’s microblog.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Verna Yu in Hong Kong Tags: Global development Coronavirus outbreak China Infectious diseases Science World news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Apple warns that coronavirus will hurt revenue
Apple, which is widely regarded as a bellwether of global supply and demand for goods, has bet big on China in recent years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Daisuke Wakabayashi Source Type: news

Coronavirus fears nix Facebook summit in San Francisco
Facebook said Friday that the company will nix a San Francisco event it had planned in March due to possible health issues from the fast-spreading coronavirus. “Our priority is the health and safety of our teams, so out of an abundance of caution, we cancelled our Global Marketing Summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus," Facebook spokesman Anthony Harrison stated in an email to the Business Times. The Global Marketing Summit , which unites Facebook employees from around… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

Coronavirus fears nix Facebook summit in San Francisco
Facebook said Friday that the company will nix a San Francisco event it had planned in March due to possible health issues from the fast-spreading coronavirus. “Our priority is the health and safety of our teams, so out of an abundance of caution, we cancelled our Global Marketing Summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus," Facebook spokesman Anthony Harrison stated in an email to the Business Times. The Global Marketing Summit , which unites Facebook employees from around… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

300 Americans evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship are back in the US, including 14 who have coronavirus
Fourteen Americans evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship on US-chartered flights have tested positive for novel coronavirus, the US departments of State and Health and Human Services said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's how long coronaviruses may linger on contaminated surfaces, according to science
It remains unknown exactly how long the novel coronavirus can linger on contaminated surfaces and objects with the potential of infecting people, but some researchers are finding clues by studying the elusive behaviors of other coronaviruses. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Coronavirus Updates: Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.
As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ships and Shipping Deaths (Fatalities) Recession and Depression Epidemics United States Source Type: news

Americans exposed to coronavirus back in the U.S.
Hundreds of Americans exposed to the coronavirus are back in the U.S., evacuated by the State Department from a cruise ship in Japan. Fourteen of those Americans tested positive for coronavirus. Carter Evans reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's Hubei province reports 93 new coronavirus deaths
The number of deaths in China's central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak rose by 93 to 1,789 as of Monday, the province's health commission said on its website on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus could be knockout blow for Hong Kong's once-thriving tourism, retail sectors
Tom Bennell's olive oil distribution business took a heavy beating during months of pro-democracy protests that emptied Hong Kong hotels and restaurants, his major customers. Now he fears a knockout blow as the city fights the coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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One of 13 Americans suspected to have coronavirus put in biocontainment unit
Health officials said Monday that one of the 13 people at 'high risk' of the virus had an underlying condition and coronavirus symptoms and has been put in a Nebraska biocontainment unit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fascinating microscope images reveal the coronavirus's 'crown' shape
NIH scientists used an electron microscope to capture the most detailed, hi-resolution images of the new SARS-CoV-2 to-date. Colorized by medical artists, the images reveal the virus's shape. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some people are more likely to infect others with coronavirus as they are prone to milder symptoms
Steve Walsh, a Scout leader in Hove, found unwelcome fame when he was named as a 'super-spreader' of the new strain of coronavirus. The super-spreader may show no symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases
More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, are being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. flies 338 Americans home from cruise ship, including 14 with coronavirus
More than 300 Americans who had been stuck on a cruise ship affected by the coronavirus were back in the United States on Monday, flown to U.S. military bases for two more weeks of quarantine after spending the previous 14 days docked in Japan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus – Strategic Questions Underlying The Outbreak
Since China is the world ’s largest supplier of APIs, the coronavirus outbreak sparked renewed fears of global supply chain disruption. To the extent that manufacturers have chosen to put all of their trust and business in one supplier, they leave themselves exposed in the event any threat occurs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Numerof, Contributor Source Type: news

Chartered flights bring 14 coronavirus patients back to U.S.
Two U.S.-chartered jets carrying people who have been held in quarantine for nearly two weeks aboard a cruise ship landed in the country early Monday morning. The ship had been held off the coast of Japan over several coronavirus cases, 14 of which are U.S. citizens who are among the 340 returning. Debora Patta reports from Japan where some Americans are still quarantined aboard the ship. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online 'healers' are trying to charge up to £80 to protect people from coronavirus with magic
EXCLUSIVE: Scientists around the world say there is no effective cure for the coronavirus, which had never been encountered before this outbreak and has infected more than 70,000 people in China. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. State Dept tracks 60 U.S. citizens in Japan following coronavirus outbreak
The U.S. State Department said on Monday it is tracking the condition of 60 U.S. citizens in Japan after more than 300 Americans were repatriated from a cruise ship that had the largest cluster of coronavirus cases outside China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Beach volleyball event in China postponed due to coronavirus
A beach volleyball tournament due to be held in Yangzhou, China has been postponed until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Shanghai doctors trying plasma infusions to treat patients with coronavirus
Doctors in Shanghai are using infusions of blood plasma from people who have recovered from the coronavirus to treat those still battling the infection, reporting some encouraging preliminary results, a Chinese professor said Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

More virus cases confirmed on Japan liner - as it happened
This blog is closedFollow ournew coronavirus live blog for the latest news and updates6.55pmGMTHere is quick summary of the latest coronavirus developments across the globe over the past few hours:6.20pmGMTDoctors in Shanghai are using infusions of blood plasma from people who have recovered from the coronavirus to treat those still battling the infection, with some encouraging results.A top emergency expert at the World Health Organization said that using convalescent plasma was a “very valid” approach to test, but it was important to get the timing right to maximise the boost to a patient’s immunity.It ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now), Aamna Mohdin and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Japan Hong Kong Australia news Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Russian Court Orders Woman Back to Coronavirus Quarantine After She Escapes From Hospital
(MOSCOW) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from China. Alla llyina was admitted to the hospital in the northern Russian city of St. Petersburg on Feb. 6 with a sore throat and was tested for the new virus because she had returned from China five days earlier. She broke out of the hospital the next day by disabling an electronic lock in her room after finding out she wo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DARIA LITVINOVA / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime russia Source Type: news

Chinese doctors using plasma therapy on coronavirus, WHO says 'very valid' approach
Doctors in Shanghai are using infusions of blood plasma from people who have recovered from the coronavirus to treat those still battling the infection, reporting some encouraging preliminary results, a Chinese professor said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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China approves antiviral favilavir to treat coronavirus
Regulatory officials in China announced Monday that they have approved the antiviral favilavir for use in the treatment of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: 99 more cases confirmed on cruise ship - live news
Diamond Princess evacuations begin as Japan warns outbreak ‘entering new phase’. Follow latest updatesRussian court orders woman who fled quarantine back to hospitalWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Tokyo marathon cancels mass race over coronavirus scareShare your experiences5.23pmGMTChina ’s president Xi Jinping spelled out his plan to contain the coronavirus crisis at a meeting of the core Chinese leadership today, Reuters reports.In the speech, Xi admitted there were “shortcomings” in China’s emergency response systems and said local officials would be punish...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now), Aamna Mohdin and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Japan Hong Kong Australia news Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Nearly 1,500 people in UK tested for coronavirus in one day 
None tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 but the extraordinary figure - the highest in a day so far - reflects growing public anxiety in the UK, where nine cases of the virus have been confirmed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highlights: China's Xi recounts early role in coronavirus battle
In an internal speech at a meeting of the core Chinese leadership on Feb. 3, President Xi Jinping spelled out his plan to contain the coronavirus crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus Epidemic Has Implications for Life Expectancy
Credit: China.orgBy James LiangBEIJING, China, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) As efforts to contain the Coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely in economic terms, as the measures taken will have implications for life expectancy across the entire nation. Analysis of historical data from various countries gives insight into the relationship between life expectancy and GDP per capita. In the first place, it is clear that countries with higher per capita incomes have longer life expectancies, owing to the ability and willingness of wealthier nations to invest in he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Liang Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How Travelers Around the World Are Dealing With ‘Voluntary’ Home Quarantines, To Help Slow Potential Coronavirus Spread
On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York’s Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Lipkin is among hundreds of people in the U.S. and thousands around the world who, although not sick, are living in semi-voluntary quarantine at home. With attention focused on quarantined cruise ships and evacuees housed on U.S. military bases, those in their own homes have largely escaped notice. They, too, experts say, play a crucial role in slowing th...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 New York onetime Source Type: news

Quarantined cruise ship is hit by ANOTHER 99 coronavirus cases
The dozens of new cases were revealed today after another batch of 504 tests, the Japanese health ministry said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some American citizens forced to stay in Japan over coronavirus
Over 40 Americans diagnosed with coronavirus have been forced to stay in hospitals in Japan after two planes brought U.S. citizens who had not been showing symptoms at the time back to the country. Now, 14 people on the flights are diagnosed with the virus. Debora Patta reports on the latest coronavirus evacuation and what the passengers can expect as they return Monday morning. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Apple, Coronavirus, And Risk-Management
Cash balance is the best vaccine against unpredictable events such as the spread of Coronavirus. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Amiyatosh Purnanandam, Contributor Source Type: news

Namibia: Students Beg to Be Sent Home
[New Era] Hordes of Namibian students studying in China feel they have been abondoned by the government as they haplessly watch the evacuation of other international students from coronavirus-hit Wuhan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus breaking news: Infected passengers flew Delta and Hawaiian Airlines out of Honolulu
(Natural News) Article summary: 99 more passengers confirmed infected on the Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 454, or 26% of those tested so far. Delta Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines now confirm a couple later diagnosed with coronavirus flew on their airplanes, with flights arriving at / originating from Honolulu. Hundreds of passengers who shared... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

14 passengers on US charter flights evacuating the Diamond Princess have tested positive for coronavirus
The passengers are among the more than 300 people removed from the ship, which is docked off the Japanese port city of Yokohama, and flown to military bases in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of Americans from virus-hit cruise ship flown back to U.S.
Planes carrying more than 300 people arrived at military bases, with some of the evacuees already having tested positive for the new coronavirus. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Coronavirus Updates: Evacuated Americans Carried Virus From Cruise Ship to Airplane
Fourteen passengers, who were believed to be well before they were evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan on Monday, were found to be infected before boarding a charter plane to the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ships and Shipping Deaths (Fatalities) Recession and Depression Epidemics Source Type: news

Russia orders woman back into coronavirus quarantine after escape
A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman to be returned to a quarantine facility as a precaution against coronavirus after she staged an elaborate escape and said she was being kept against her will. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Coronavirus Under the Scope
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases releases a series of images that offer a close up look at the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news