Expert warns that coronavirus can be spread through talking and even just BREATHING
(Natural News) While it’s known that the coronavirus is spread through coughing and sneezing, it may also be able to spread through aerosolized droplets from talking or breathing, health experts told the White House Wednesday. On Wednesday, Dr. Harvey Fineberg, chairman of the National Academy of Sciences‘ Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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How COVID-19 Silent Spreaders May Be Infecting Others How COVID-19 Silent Spreaders May Be Infecting Others
Up to 25% of infected persons may never have symptoms, and in others, symptoms may not show up until 48 hours after being infected, according to new evidence.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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COVID-19 Ultrasound Guidance, RSNA & #039;s International COVID-19 Repository, and CT Scan Severity Scores
Diagnostic Imaging's  Week in Review, April 3, 2020. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - April 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 Ultrasound Source Type: news

When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?
Human trials will begin imminently – but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasibleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEven at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the spread of the respiratory disease Covid-19. With the World Health Organization finally declaring a pandemic, all eyes have turned to the prospect of a vaccine, because only a vaccine can prevent people from getting sick.About 35 companies and academic institutions are racing to create such a vaccine, at least...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science Microbiology World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: how many confirmed cases are in your area?
Latest figures from public health authorities on the spread of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom. Find out how many cases have been reported near youCoronavirus - live news updatesFind all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionPlease note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases - some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are not included in these counts.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Se án Clarkeand Pablo Gutiérrez Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I call the doctor?
What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus – latest updatesHow to protect yourself and others from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has transferred to humans from animals. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a pandemic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

Stemming the Rising Tide of Ticks and Tickborne Diseases Stemming the Rising Tide of Ticks and Tickborne Diseases
What strategies may help suppress ticks and reduce the risk for infection with tickborne diseases?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
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Commuted sentence: Covid-19 spares the Japanese salaryman from ritual exhaustion
Pandemic forces even the most conservative companies to rethink their practices and let employees work from homeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUntil a few weeks ago Tsutomu Okada never imagined he would be working within earshot of his wife and daughter or talking to colleagues via his laptop.But in Japan, as in other parts of the world, thecoronavirus pandemic has forced even the most conservative companies to rethink the way they do business in a country that has been reluctant to embrace the idea of working from home.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin McCurry in Tokyo Tags: Japan Coronavirus outbreak Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

New online tool helps researchers crowdsource, analyze COVID-19 stories
(Desert Research Institute) As the number of people and communities impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, a group of social scientists has turned their attention to collecting the stories emerging out of this pandemic. Using an approach that combines short narratives and responses to questions about people's experiences with COVID-19, Spryng.io, the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, and the Desert Research Institute (DRI) have launched an online tool for people to share their COVID-19 stories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Andrew Rundle, DrPH, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues expect that COVID-19-related school closures will double out?of?school time this year for many children in the US and will exacerbate risk factors for weight gain associated with summer recess. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle
(University of California - Riverside) Researchers at UC Riverside and the University of Salerno have called for more research to determine the best ways to keep SARS-CoV-19 out of the water cycle. They also suggest that developed nations should finance water treatment systems in the developing world to help prevent future COVID-19 pandemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic's advance
(University of Maryland) Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research.In laboratory experiments, the masks significantly reduced the amounts of various airborne viruses coming from infected patients, measured using the breath-capturing 'Gesundheit II machine' developed by Dr. Don Milton, professor in the University of Maryland School of Public Health and a senior author of the study published April 3 in the journal Nature Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Trial for potential coronavirus treatment is underway at Montefiore and Einstein
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine has joined a clinical trial to evaluate the experimental drug remdesivir to treat people who are hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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What pediatric health care clinicians need to know
(JAMA Network) Information on the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic that is useful for pediatric clinicians is in this article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Clues to COVID-19 coronavirus's vulnerability emerge from an antibody against SARS
(Scripps Research Institute) An antibody recovered from a survivor of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s has revealed a potential vulnerability of the new coronavirus at the root of COVID-19, according to a study from scientists at Scripps Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Coronavirus: Virological findings from patients treated in a Munich hospital
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) In early February, research teams from Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin, M ü nchen Klinik Schwabing and the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology published initial findings describing the efficient transmission of SARS-CoV-2. The researchers' detailed report on the clinical course and treatment of Germany's first group of COVID-19 patients has now been published in Nature*. Criteria may now be developed to determine the earliest point at which COVID-19 patients treated in hospitals with limited bed capacity can be safely discharged. (Source: Eurek...
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Rice University emergency ventilator plans now online
(Rice University) Free open-source plans for Rice's emergency ventilator device that could help COVID-19 patients are now online and available for download. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus Vaccine: Where are we and what's next? (video)
(American Chemical Society) You might have heard that COVID-19 vaccine trials are underway in Seattle. What exactly is being tested? How much longer will these tests take? And when can we expect a vaccine against the novel coronavirus? We chat with Benjamin Neuman, Ph.D., one of the world's experts on coronavirus, and Daniel Wrapp, one of the scientists who mapped the structure of the protein that the coronavirus uses to infect your cells, to help us answer these questions: https://youtu.be/gDY8pH6OWBc. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Case study: Treating COVID-19 in a patient with multiple myeloma
(American Society of Hematology) A case study of a patient in Wuhan, China, suggests that the immunosuppressant tocilizumab may be an effective COVID-19 treatment for very ill patients who also have multiple myeloma and other blood cancers. The report, published in Blood Advances, also suggests that blood cancer patients may have atypical COVID-19 symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Dilemma of COVID-19, aging and cardiovascular disease
(JAMA Network) Whether individuals should continue to take angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is discussed in this article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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COVID-19 infection and renin angiotensin system blockers
Discussion of   recommendations for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin receptor blocker use in patients with or at risk of contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Wuhan residents told to stay inside and be vigilant
China announces day of mourning for ‘martyrs’ as city at centre of outbreak seeks to avoid second wave before travel bans liftCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageResidents of Wuhan have been warned to stay indoors and strengthen protection measures, a few days before travel restrictions on the city at the centre of the pandemic are scheduled to be lifted.The city ’s top official urged vigilance as authorities sought to ward off a second wave of infection from incoming travellers,while also easing some of itsstringent containment measures.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Infectious diseases Science World news Asia Pacific Medical research US news Source Type: news

Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases Provides Rapid Response to Government on Whether COVID-19 Could Also Be Spread by Conversation
The recently formed National Academies Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats, assembled at the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has been providing rapid expert consultations on several topics, such as social distancing and severe illness in young adults. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 3, 2020 Category: Science 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

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

What happens to people's lungs when they get coronavirus?
Respiratory physician John Wilson explains the range of Covid-19 impacts, from no symptoms to severe illness featuring pneumoniaCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhat became known as Covid-19, or the coronavirus, started in late 2019 as a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause. The cause of the pneumonia was found to be a new virus – severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or Sars-CoV-2. The illness caused by the virus is Covid-19.Now declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the majority of people who contract Covid-19 suffer only mild, c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research World news Source Type: news

The biopharmaceutical industry ’s unique role in responding to COVID-19
As the outbreak of COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel strain of coronavirus, evolves in the United States and around the globe, both the private and public sectors are working around the clock to find solutions. America ’s biopharmaceutical companies areworking tirelessly to develop ways to diagnose, prevent and treat those with coronavirus.  (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - April 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Richard Moscicki, M.D. Tags: Research and Development PhRMA Member Company Clinical Trials Infectious Diseases Coronavirus Source Type: news

US navy fires commander who raised alarm about coronavirus on ship
Captain Brett Crozier relieved of his command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt after letter he wrote appealing for help was leakedThe US navy has dismissed the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, who had raised the alarm about an outbreak of coronavirus on his ship.Related:Coronavirus US live: Trump again tests negative for illness, White House saysContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Julian Borger in Washington Tags: US military Coronavirus outbreak US news World news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Confirmed cases pass 1 million – as it happened
This blog is now closedFollow thelatest global coronavirus live blog hereSee all of our coronavirus coverage12.32amBSTWe are about to wrap up our coverage on this blog for the day, but you can follow all developments on ournew global live blog here. In the interim, you can catch up on all the day ’s latest news here, on our latest At a Glance:Related:Coronavirus latest: at a glance11.55pmBSTJust dipping back into theTrump press conference at the White House, and the president has blame states for lack of supplies.“By the way, the states should have been building their stockpiles,” Trump said, reiterating ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alison Rourke (now), Kevin Rawlinson Damien Gayle, Alexandra Topping , Aamna Mohdin and Helen Sullivan(earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news World news Science Infectious diseases Middle East and North Africa South Africa Russia China Japan Asia Pacific Europe Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Ohio's coronavirus surge projected at 210,000 cases – unless social distancing curbs it even more
Ohio State University's model that informs daily briefings on the coronavirus pandemic projects a cumulative 210,000 infections in the state when the surge hits in the second or third week of April – unless social distancing measures can lower it more than they appear to already have done. The estimate includes not only cases confirmed by test results but those who aren't tested at all, said Michael Oglesbee, director of Ohio State University’s Infectious Diseases Institute. Deaths could range… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Chinese Scientists Seeking Potential COVID-19 Treatment Find'Effective' Antibodies Chinese Scientists Seeking Potential COVID-19 Treatment Find'Effective' Antibodies
A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are"extremely effective" at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could be helpful in treating or preventing COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

1.5 Million Israelis Using Voluntary Coronavirus Monitoring App 1.5 Million Israelis Using Voluntary Coronavirus Monitoring App
Around 1.5 million Israelis have downloaded a mobile app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to the Health Ministry, helping to improve tracking of the pandemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 50,000
Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage7.51pmBSTAfter the widespread participation in last week ’s “clap for carers” event – in which isolated people all over the UK applauded from windows, gardens and balconies in honour of National Health Service workers – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now), Damien Gayle, Alexandra Topping , Aamna Mohdin and Helen Sullivan(earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news World news Science Infectious diseases Middle East and North Africa South Africa Russia China Japan Asia Pacific Europe Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Coronavirus on Fabric: What You Should Know Coronavirus on Fabric: What You Should Know
Experts know this: At this point, transmission happens through close contact, not from touching clothing. But if the garment has hard surfaces like buttons or zippers, the virus could linger on them.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Oral Anticoagulants Often Inappropriately Prescribed for HIV Patients on ART Oral Anticoagulants Often Inappropriately Prescribed for HIV Patients on ART
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are frequently prescribed for individuals on antiretroviral boosters, despite the risk of drug-drug interactions, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Italy Appears to be Flattening the Curve. What Did the Country Do Right?
The growth rate of total COVID-19 cases in Italy has been slowing since March 8, according to the Italian Civil Protection Department, and, in the past few days, the total new daily cases have finally started to shrink, suggesting Italy is ‘flattening the curve,’ meaning that it is slowing the spread of the virus. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-f4e2651acf29c05a66aa00b4d79343a3') if ( iframe ) { iframe.onload = function() { iframe.contentWindow.postMessage( { 'msg_type': 'poll_size', 'frame_id': 'wpcom-iframe-f...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Source Type: news

Teledentistry Leader MouthWatch Appoints TeleDent ™ COVID-19 Advisory Board
Advisors Will Provide Guidance on Teledentistry-Delivered Urgent Careand Expanding Teledentistry Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic  Metuchen, NJ – April 2, 2020 – MouthWatch, LLC recently announced the formation of a TeleDent COVID-19 Advisory Board. This group of teledentistry thought leaders will help MouthWatch develop best practice protocols for implementing teledentistry in the new reality of urgent care only. The team will also ass ist the company with creating very timely teledentistry-focused education and training materials. Topics covered will include the following:Establishing Oral Triage Pro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Print this so you don't bring coronavirus home
With the help of physicians and infectious disease experts, we built a tip sheet to make sure you don't bring the virus back with you. Here are printable versions in English, Spanish and Chinese. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors and nurses are dying for lack of equipment. Is Johnson up to this? | Gaby Hinsliff
In 1915 a shortage of shells for soldiers brought down the government. A century on, the prime minister faces a similar challenge•Coronavirus latest updates•See all our coronavirus coverageThomas Harvey was a family man, a father of seven, but in his last moments he was forced apart from them.The57-year-old nurse, who had been self-isolating at home with coronavirus symptoms, was found by paramedics who broke down a bathroom door to reach him, but sadly he could not be saved. It is impossible to know where exactly he was infected. But Harvey, the fifth NHS worker to die during this outbreak, reportedly told his w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gaby Hinsliff Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news NHS Nursing Doctors Health Hospitals Society Source Type: news

You Probably Read About an Uninsured Teen Who Died of COVID-19. The Truth Is More Complicated
Last week, a story about a teenager in Lancaster, California, who appeared to have died from COVID-19 after an urgent care clinic denied him treatment because he didn’t have health insurance, ripped through social media. The story was covered by dozens of news outlets, earned thousands of anguished tweets, and quickly became a symbol of Americans’ fears and the failures of the U.S. health care system. But the truth, it turns out, is more complicated. When Los Angeles County Public Health Officials initially announced the 17-year-old’s death on March 24, he was believed to be the first teenager in the cou...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Virus spreads through South Dakota family's close ties
Infectious disease experts say that while the coronavirus spreads fast in cities, rural communities are also vulnerable because of strong family ties (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Doc Leading San Diego County's'Decisive' COVID-19 Response The Doc Leading San Diego County's'Decisive' COVID-19 Response
Dr George Yphantides knows first-hand the grim effects of a pandemic, having lost his father to the H1N1 swine flu onset in 2009. Now, the San Diego County CMO is tackling coronavirus head-on.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Preparing for Ebola, Then Coronavirus
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial OfficerApril 02, 2020Midwife Ester (pictured below, screening a client for COVID-19) is used to waking up every morning and going to work at the Rwamagana Provincial Hospital in Rwanda to care for mothers and babies there. But in the last few weeks, circumstances have changed her daily work routine. Now, she identifies and investigates suspected COVID-19 cases, conducting screenings for everyone who enters the hospital.“I’m not scared of COVID-19,” she says.“I am just happy I am contributing to saving lives.’’ Rwanda declared its first case of corona...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Infectious Diseases Health Workers Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

Most COVID-19 Patients Can Be Managed Remotely Most COVID-19 Patients Can Be Managed Remotely
Most patients with COVID-19 infection can be managed by phone or video chat, according to a new report providing step-by-step guidance on remote consultations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Diabetes, Lung, and Heart Disease Common in U.S. Coronavirus Patients - CDC Diabetes, Lung, and Heart Disease Common in U.S. Coronavirus Patients - CDC
Diabetes, heart disease and long-term lung problems are the most common underlying conditions among Americans hospitalized with the illness caused by the new coronavirus, but more than one in five people requiring intensive care had no such health issues, according to a report issued on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Clear Messages About Quarantine Are Key to Success, Research Finds Clear Messages About Quarantine Are Key to Success, Research Finds
Clear and consistent messaging about lockdown measures, why they are needed, and about the practicalities of social distancing such as food and finances, are crucial to their potential for slowing outbreaks of disease, researchers said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci reacts to reports he needs security detail after threats
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious disease doctor, joined "CBS This Morning" after reports that he now requires personal security detail. Fauci, the face of the national coronavirus response, has received threats to his safety amid splitting with President Trump during several task force press briefings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Was I wrong about coronavirus? Even the world's best scientists can't tell me | Simon Jenkins
I can ’t tell if my optimism is misguided when experts disagree on everything from mortality rates to preventive measures•Coronavirus latest updates•See all our coronavirus coverageI was wrong. Or I think I was. I heard Boris Johnson on 3 March leap into war mode and publish 28 pages ofemergency plans, should coronavirus take hold in Britain. There were reports that “half a million could die”. I wassceptical.I noted that in 1999 it had beensaid that BSE “could kill” half a million. Sars in 2003 had a “25%chance of killing tens of millions ”. In 2009, the British governmen...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Jenkins Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science Health Society UK news World news Politics Source Type: news

CT Severity Scores Can Determine COVID-19 Extent
Percentage of lung opacities can be used to rate the severity of disease. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - April 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 Source Type: news

The UK will change after coronavirus. But we have to fight to make it a change for the better | Owen Jones
Change is coming to the UK, when this crisis is over. Unless progressives have a plan, they will lose out like they did in 2008It can take a grave national crisis to fire a flare, revealing the ugliest features of a society defined by injustices that the wealthy and powerful would rather forget. It took the second world war to achieve what the Jarrow hunger marches of the 1930s struggled for: to illustrate the national shame that millions of people who were called upon to make grand sacrifices were afflicted by poverty and malnourishment. As child evacuees with hungry bellies arrived on the doorsteps of the relatively well...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Owen Jones Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Labour Conservatives Boris Johnson Austerity Business Economics Politics Economic policy UK news Source Type: news