Coronavirus: NHS to build new Nightingale hospitals - when to go to hospital with COVID-19
Coronavirus is a deadly infection that's spreading quickly among the public, and it's now killed almost 3,000 people in the UK. The government and the NHS have launched two more Nightingale hospitals in Bristol and Harrogate, as a response to the virus. When should you visit a hospital with COVID-19 symptoms and signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington nursing home where dozens died faces federal fine
The Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, which was an epicenter of Covid-19 cases in the early days of the pandemic, faces a fine of more than $611,000 if it does not correct problems found by federal inspectors. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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As the number of Covid-19 cases increases in the US, many governors are issuing statetwide stay at home orders. CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss what took some states so long to take this precaution. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, along with White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci, answer your questions about Covid-19. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Neal Browning, a volunteer in a Covid-19 vaccine trial, explains to CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta why he felt it was important to participate in the experimental trial. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta check in with anchor Chris Cuomo, who has tested positive for Covid-19 and discusses what it's like to have the virus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta talk to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo about how his state, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, is handling the pandemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why even after weeks of stay-at-home orders and social distancing, the peak of coronavirus in the US is still yet to come. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge
Many funeral homes in New York and around the globe are in crisis as they try to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California homeless advocate: 'We're moving way too slowly'
Officials have said from the beginning of the global pandemic that the homeless are particularly vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus and spreading it to others (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 cases top 1 million worldwide
There are now more than 244,000 confirmed cases in the United States. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siemens Developing New Diagnostic for COVID-19
Siemens Healthineers is adding more firepower in the fight to make more novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) diagnostics available. The company said its Fast Track Diagnostics (FTD) SARS-COV-2 Assay is already being shipped in Europe for research use only (RUO) to expedite availability while it continues to pursue Emergency Use Assessment and Listing (EUAL) from the World Health Organization (WHO) for clinical use. In addition, the company is in talks with FDA to release the test under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Siemens said while these measures are in effect it also expanding its production capacity. Siemens inherited t...
Source: MDDI - April 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Polio immunization drives suspended due to COVID-19
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has said it is pausing all immunization campaigns for the next six months to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and make available resources to fight the pandemic. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testing issues cloud scope of California's virus outbreak
California is ramping up testing for coronavirus even as a backlog of nearly 60,000 pending tests grows (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dr. John Murray, Pioneering Lung Expert, Dies at 92
Internationally recognized in pulmonology, he helped define acute respiratory distress syndrome, a condition that led to his death, attributed to the coronavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Schwartz Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Dr. John F. Murray Respiratory Distress Syndrome University of California, San Francisco Source Type: news

White House Debates How Far to Go on Face Mask Guidelines
The coordinator of the coronavirus response emphasized that social distancing was still the most important step people could take. Critical medicines are running low, and nearly 10 million Americans have lost their jobs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Child donates vital medical gear to hospital in Virginia
Hospitals are running out of protective equipment for doctors and nurses fighting coronavirus, but while politicians point fingers, a young boy in Virginia is getting things done. Kris Van Cleave shares his story. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'We need help': Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M
The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks in the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: Critical Drug Shortages, In Memoriam COVID-19 Daily: Critical Drug Shortages, In Memoriam
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Bodies pile up on streets in Ecuador as coronavirus spreads
Some residents have gone as far as pleading with authorities on social media to help pick them up. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volunteer disinfectant sprayers help Wuhan prepare for a return to work
Volunteers in hazmat suits have been spraying Wuhan with disinfectant to help the Chinese city where the coronavirus first took hold get back to work as the number of new cases in China drops. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Questions over how testing pledge will be met
Labour calls for detail on how the government will increase coronavirus testing ten-fold by the end of April. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Survivor Advises Getting Mammograms Once Coronavirus Threat Ends
BOSTON (CBS) — Julie Tolek remembers the exact minute her life changed forever: June 26, 2019. It was eight in the morning when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I thought I was in a dream. Nightmare, I guess, is a better description,” Tolek recalled. “I couldn’t say the word. It couldn’t be my life.” The diagnosis: stage two grade two invasive ductal carcinoma — an aggressively growing cancer. “I chose to have a double mastectomy even though my cancer was only in one breast. I decided I wanted to do everything in my power to not have to go through this again,&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Breast Cancer Coronavirus Juli McDonald Mammograms Source Type: news

Do social distancing better, White House doctor tells Americans. Trump objects
Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House task force on the coronavirus, had a message for Americans on Thursday: do better at social distancing. President Donald Trump didn't like the message. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dire Need For Masks Triggers #GetMePPE Movement Online
BOSTON (CBS) – Doctor Jessica Flynn was quick to take action when she became aware of the desperate need for personal protective equipment at her husband’s smaller Massachusetts hospital, where he works as an emergency room doctor. “They’re beyond the point of one mask a day,” she said. “They’re wearing a mask until it’s soiled.” She started calling her politicians. Then, she took to Twitter, using the hashtag #GetMePPE, meaning “Get Me Personal Protective Equipment.” It’s been shared by thousands of health care workers across the country to spread awa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Kristina Rex Source Type: news

'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge
Many funeral homes in New York and around the globe are in crisis as they try to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Scientists Predict How Many People Will Get COVID-19
Projections can change by the day. Here's a guide to where the numbers come from. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus and type 2 diabetes: How to reduce the risk posed by COVID-19
CORONAVIRUS has ambushed public healthcare systems all over the world, causing death and destruction in ways few could have predicted. Type 2 diabetes has been cited as an at-risk underlying condition, but leading health expert suggests people with living with a chronic condition can reduce the threat posed by the pathogen. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case Fatality Rate for COVID-19 Near 1.4%, Increases With Age
The case fatality rate among persons aged 80 years or older is close to 8%, authors of new study estimate. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fujifilm says new coronavirus test can produce results in two hours
Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it has developed a new test for the novel coronavirus that reduces the results time to about two hours. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump Administration Officials Weigh How Far to Go on Recommending Masks
The expected change in position reflects concern over a worrisome rate of infection spread by people with no symptoms. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 3, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Abby Goodnough and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Masks Protective Clothing and Gear Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Trump, Donald J Redfield, Robert R your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Resisting Calls for Stay-At-Home Orders, Governor Says Targeted Approach is Working
Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas’ targeted response to the COVID-19 pandemic is working, addressing concerns about the state being the only one in the South that hasn’t issued a stay-at-home order. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 3, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

America is the first country in the world with more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a day
Deaths rose by 1,047 on Wednesday - the deadliest 24 hours anywhere in the world - and continued to rise throughout the day on Thursday, bringing the total to 5,647 across the United States. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute Stroke Care During COVID-19: AHA's Emergency Strategy Acute Stroke Care During COVID-19: AHA's Emergency Strategy
Suspending the usual review and evidence requirements for official statements, the AHA/ASA issues emergency guidance on treatment of acute stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Decade of Telemedicine Policy Has Advanced in Just 2 Weeks A Decade of Telemedicine Policy Has Advanced in Just 2 Weeks
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the practice of medicine, and dermatologists are helping other specialists embrace virtual visits so that patients and staff are safe and resources are not wasted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

LAPD officers will wear masks or coverings as a coronavirus precaution
Coronavirus: LAPD officers will wear face masks, coverings (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Winton Source Type: news

Diagnosed with the coronavirus, 32-year-old L.A. woman dies next day
A 32-year old Los Angeles woman has been identified as the fourth Salvadoran immigrant to die in the U.S. after being infected by the coronavirus, according to that country's consulate. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soudi Jimenez Source Type: news

Exclusive: Sanofi can produce millions of doses of potential coronavirus drug - CEO
Sanofi SA will be able to provide millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine for patients with the illness caused by the novel coronavirus if the old malaria drug proves successful in clinical trials, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus
Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ships with coronavirus patients dock in Florida
A cruise ship that had at least two passengers die of coronavirus and others sickened while barred from South American ports has finally docked in Florida (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Clinicians Are'Sent Into War With Pool Noodles,' ICU Doc Says Clinicians Are'Sent Into War With Pool Noodles,' ICU Doc Says
' Usually in our clinical practice, you feel confident about a lot of the therapies that you're considering,'Angela Rogers, MD, said. But everything in the ICU is different with COVID-19.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Local governments are asking residents to wear face coverings in public amid coronavirus spread
After nearly all Americans went under orders to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, some cities are asking people to wear face coverings if they need to go out. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Making rapid life-and-death decisions
Covid-19 cases have been filling wards at Bradford Royal Infirmary, and leaving staff with tough decisions to make. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bay Area officials urge residents to wear masks or face coverings in fight against coronavirus
Officials from San Francisco, San Mateo and Alameda counties said homemade masks and bandannas can help, while advising the public to leave medical-grade masks for healthcare workers. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money, Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Why China's wildlife ban is not enough to stop another virus outbreak
China's multibillion-dollar wildlife industry is driven by corporate interests and traditional Chinese medicine companies whose animal-based remedies are prescribed as treatment for the coronavirus. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Su Source Type: news

Mass release of California prisoners weighed by judges amid coronavirus fears
Lawyers for California prisoners say coronavirus could kill vulnerable inmates without more drastic action, as inmates tear socks to make masks. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige St. John Source Type: news

White House expected to urge Americans to wear face coverings in public to slow spread of coronavirus
Officials have been considering whether to recommend face coverings be worn in public because of increasing evidence that infected people without symptoms can spread the infection, according to internal memos and new guidance provided to the White House by the CDC. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

U.S. stops issuing passports except in emergencies
State Department says it is curtailing passport services over coronavirus pandemic (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Forgione Source Type: news

FDA changes blood donation guidelines amid urgent need for blood during coronavirus pandemic
The US Food and Drug Administration issued new blood donation eligibility guidance Thursday as US blood supplies decrease amid the coronavirus pandemic. The changes are to be implemented immediately and are expected to remain in place after the pandemic ends. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virus hits NYC hardest in a few working-class neighborhoods
New data shows that the coronavirus pandemic is hitting especially hard in some New York City neighborhoods (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news