Austria to Make Basic Face Masks Compulsory in Supermarkets Austria to Make Basic Face Masks Compulsory in Supermarkets
Austria will require shoppers to wear basic face masks in supermarkets in a bid to slow the still too-rapid spread of the coronavirus, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Hits Hundreds of U.S. Police Amid Protective Gear Shortages Coronavirus Hits Hundreds of U.S. Police Amid Protective Gear Shortages
When nine police officers showed up to make an arrest near Melrose Avenue in the Bronx last Wednesday, none wore a mask or gloves to protect them from coronavirus.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

France Uses Army Helicopters to Ferry Critical Virus Patients Abroad France Uses Army Helicopters to Ferry Critical Virus Patients Abroad
Army helicopters on Monday transported coronavirus patients fighting for their lives from eastern France to hospitals in Germany and Switzerland as the country battled to free up space in life-support units.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Deaths, Intubations Swamp New Orleans Doctors in Coronavirus Surge Deaths, Intubations Swamp New Orleans Doctors in Coronavirus Surge
Emergency room doctor Thomas Krajewski stopped at the hospital room door at 2 a.m. to glance at the chart. He knew instantly the long odds faced by the patient inside: A man in his 70s, with a fever, short of breath.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

England: more than third of hospital Covid-19 deaths in London
Seven out of 10 trusts with highest death tolls are in the capital, with 590 reported so farCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than a third of coronavirus deaths in hospitals in England have occurred in London, with 590 deaths across the capital, according to the latest figures from NHS England.Seven out of the 10 trusts with thehighest death tolls in England are in London and the deaths are concentrated in a handful of hospitals. London North West Healthcare NHS trust reported 38 new deaths, taking its total to 93, the highest of any UK trust. A total of 55 deaths have been reported at ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niamh McIntyre, Pamela Duncan and Caelainn Barr Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news NHS Health Infectious diseases Science London Hospitals Source Type: news

C.D.C. Weighs Advising Everyone to Wear a Mask
Widespread use of nonmedical masks could reduce community transmission. But recommending their broad use could also cause a run on the kind of masks that health care workers desperately need. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Goodnough and Knvul Sheikh Tags: Masks Protective Clothing and Gear Shortages Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases F Source Type: news

From Masks to Meal Boxes, Businesses Step in to Help Medics Battling Coronavirus From Masks to Meal Boxes, Businesses Step in to Help Medics Battling Coronavirus
As the coronavirus epidemic stretches health services around the world to the limit, businesses for good are stepping in, providing everything from protective masks to meal boxes for frontline staff.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sanofi, Regeneron Expand Testing of Potential Coronavirus Treatment Sanofi, Regeneron Expand Testing of Potential Coronavirus Treatment
Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc have expanded a clinical trial of their rheumatoid arthritis drug Kevzara as a coronavirus treatment to patients outside the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fear on Front Lines as Hospital Staff Face Threats, Stigma Over Coronavirus Fear on Front Lines as Hospital Staff Face Threats, Stigma Over Coronavirus
Janitor Ritchie Estabillo was on his way to work when he was confronted by five men who poured bleach over his face, one of a growing number of hospital staff suffering abuse in the Philippines amid panic over coronavirus infections.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Africa: Former African Leaders Press Emergency Plan to Combat Pandemic
[Premium Times] 12 former African leaders, including former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for an emergency plan to combat the COVID-19 onslaught in Africa at a continental or regional level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘No One Mentions the People Who Clean It Up’: What It’s Like to Clean Professionally During the COVID-19 Outbreak
When Vanessa is asked to clean up after patients who have the seasonal flu or measles or MRSA in the Pennsylvania hospital where she works in environmental services, she knows what to do. She knows how to disinfect surfaces, what needs to be thrown away and what she should wear to protect herself. But when she’s asked to clean rooms occupied by COVID-19 patients, she’s flying blind. “It’s kind of terrifying,” says Vanessa, who TIME is identifying by first name only for professional protection. Her supervisors told her to clean the rooms just as she would for a flu patient, but she says she&rsq...
Source: TIME: Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

AI Tools for Imaging – Is There A Role with COVID-19?
Using AI technologies when imaging isn ’t recommended for detection offers little benefit, according to an industry expert. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - March 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 Technology Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Pretomanid for Drug-Resistant TB EMA Panel Backs Pretomanid for Drug-Resistant TB
Pretomanid FGK, in combination with bedaquiline and linezolid, is for adults with extensively drug-resistant, treatment-intolerant, or nonresponsive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Young people have paid enough – spare them from footing the coronavirus bill | Gaby Hinsliff
After the financial crash, Britain ’s young shouldered the burden. The Conservatives must not let that happen againThe kids are boomeranging back again. Up and down the country, overgrown children are shuffling home to roost, refugees from a virus that has stalled their adult lives mid-launch. University lectures and supervisions have all been moved online, so there ’s no point student children moping around deserted halls when they could be homeransacking the parental fridge. Gap years too are ending abruptly in a mad scrabble for the last flight out. And for those losing wobbly first jobs in the early wave of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gaby Hinsliff Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Young people Generational inequality Students Economic policy Rishi Sunak Boris Johnson Conservatives Education Higher education Infectious diseases Politics Science Society UK news World news Source Type: news

EMA Backs Fluad Tetra for Influenza Prophylaxis in the Elderly EMA Backs Fluad Tetra for Influenza Prophylaxis in the Elderly
Fluad Tetra induces an immune response similar to that of the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine, with the added benefit of potentially protecting against both circulating type B viruses, the EMA said.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Coronavirus Social: Faces of Exhaustion From the   Front Line Coronavirus Social: Faces of Exhaustion From the   Front Line
Here are some of the top trending COVID-19 topics dominating the social media conversation among clinicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Social: Show the Love, Frontline Faces, Graphic SOS Coronavirus Social: Show the Love, Frontline Faces, Graphic SOS
Here are some of the top trending COVID-19 topics dominating the social media conversation among clinicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

West First Policies Expose Myths
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 31 2020 (IPS) As the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic shifts from China to the developed West, all too many rich countries are acting selfishly, invoking the ‘national interest’, by banning exports of vital medical supplies. US President Donald Trump has reportedly gone further by seeking exclusive rights to a future coronavirus vaccine, although the report has been denied by a German drug company and some investors believed to be involved. Europe first Following France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland now also want to ban the expor...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Spain reports record single-day death toll; World Bank warns of 'unprecedented global shock'
Global cases pass 750,000; Vietnam enters lockdown; Russia records biggest daily rise in cases for seventh day runningUK coronavirus - latest updatesCoronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia-Pacific, warns WHONew study reveals increased risks from middle ageLas Vegas parking lot turned into homeless ‘shelter’ with distance markersSee all our coronavirus coverage10.49amBSTIn the UK, business leaders and lawyers have called on the Ministry of Justice to grant early release to prisoners convicted of non-violent offences and those who are medically vulnerable and at risk of catching Covid-19 in jail,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping (now), Aamna Mohdin and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science UK news Europe Africa Middle East and North Africa US news China India Russia Asia Pacific Microbiology South and Central Asia Medical research Source Type: news

Uganda: Corona - Govt Suspends National HIV/Aids Survey
[Monitor] Ministry of Health has suspended the Uganda Population-Based HIV Impact Survey (UPHIA) until further notice following the coronavirus cases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patterns and characteristics of methamphetamine use among adults - United States, 2015-2018 - Jones CM, Compton WM, Mustaquim D.
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant. Methamphetamine use is associated with a range of health harms, including psychosis and other mental disorders, cardiovascular and renal dysfunction, infectious disease transmission, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 and the Lessons We Learned From Aids - Getting It Right in South Africa
[Daily Maverick] Covid-19 is real, just as HIV was and remains real. But we should not be foolish, thinking it cannot touch us like we thought HIV could not touch us. HIV did. Covid-19 will. In ways we have yet to imagine. Aids taught us about fear, to overcome it while not being foolish. We need to be afraid of Covid-19, but not of each other. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia-Pacific, WHO warns
Every country needs to keep preparing for large-scale community transmission, says regional directorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to prepare for large-scale community transmissions, a WHO official has said.Even with all the measures, the risk of transmission in the region will not go away as long as the pandemic continues, said Takeshi Kasai, regional director for the western Pacific at the World Health Organization.Continu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alison Rourke Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news US news China Asia Pacific Medical research World Bank Global economy Business Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine: when will it 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 - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Microbiology Science World news 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 - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Se án Clarke and 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 - March 31, 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

More than 3,000 people in the US have died from coronavirus
The latest projections on coronavirus in the US are so alarming, there was virtually no choice but to extend social distancing guidelines, two top infectious disease experts said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Neglected Diseases Kill More People Than COVID-19 - It's Time to Address Them
[IPS] Abuja -As COVID-19 surges globally and leaves fear and panic in its wake, global efforts are underway to find a cure. Yet, the same level of response is lacking for several other infectious diseases that kill millions annually. These kinds of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a broad group of communicable diseases which affect more than two billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid-19: how do we test for it? - podcast
Hannah Devlin speaks withProf David Smith about the various ways in which clinicians can test whether or not someone is infected with Sars-CoV-2. And, following the recent announcement that the UK government has bought millions of antibody tests, explores what these might be able to tell usContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlin and produced by Madeleine Finlay, India Rakusen, and Danielle Stephens Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Science Hospitals Source Type: news

Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators Using Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/31/2020. This guidance summarizes research about decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) before reuse. Reusing disposable FFRs has been suggested as a contingency capacity strategy to conserve available supplies for healthcare environments during a pandemic, such as COVID-19. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The architecture of a 'shape-shifting' norovirus
(University of Leeds) Every picture tells a story... none more so than this detailed visualisation of a strain of the norovirus. Created from 13,000 separate images taken by an electron microscope, it reveals in rich detail the structure of the virus. It shows bump-like protrusions on the outside of the virus capsid, the protein shell that holds the genome of the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ocular findings of patients with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) One-third of COVID-19 patients from Hubei, China, had ocular manifestations, occurring frequently in patients with more severe physical conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Surgical considerations for tracheostomy during COVID-19 pandemic
(JAMA Network) Lessons learned from the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic may help reduce the spread of   severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2), the cause of   coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), to health care workers performing open tracheostomies, a surgical procedure to open an airway that may be required for many patients with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Safety recommendations for health care workers involved with head, neck exams, surgery during COVID-19 pandemic
(JAMA Network) Health care workers who come in close contact with a patient's head and neck are particularly at risk for developing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) because of the   rapid spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2) through respiratory droplets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

China's control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases
(Penn State) China's control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to cities outside of Wuhan by several days and prevented more than 700,000 infections nationwide, according to an international team of researchers. The findings, published today (March 31) in the journal Science, could be useful to countries that are still in early phases of the COVID-19 outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Controlling coronavirus transmission using a mobile app to trace close proximity contacts
(Oxford University Big Data Institute) A team of medical researchers and bioethicists at Oxford University has published results today in Science that furthers our understanding of coronavirus transmission. This evidence is enabling several international partners to assess the feasibility of developing mobile apps for instant contact tracing in record time. If rapidly and widely developed, these mobile apps could help to significantly slow the rate of transmission, and support countries to emerge from lockdowns safely, as restrictions are gradually eased. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TGen, a Genomic First Responder, ramps up testing against the COVID-19 coronavirus
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Since mid-January, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has joined the world-wide effort to test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing the COVID-19 disease. Acting as Genomic First Responders, TGen, an affiliate of City of Hope, is using advanced biomedical technologies to study this disease while also working to help establish a statewide tracking network for COVID-19 for determining how widespread COVID-19 is within Arizona, and identifying emerging hotspots as they occur. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Perspectives on COVID-19 control measures for ophthalmology clinics
This article describes treatment initiatives being undertaken for novel coronavirus 2019 at an ophthalmology center in Singapore. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stellenbosch University and biotech company tackle COVID-19 together
(Stellenbosch University) In the hope of contributing towards assisting treatment of patients with severe effects related to the condition, the collaboration will see the partners further develop SynSurf ® , a synthetic pharmaceutical to be tested as a supportive agent for the treatment of Acute/Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Based on the latest research, ARDS has been cited as one of the major reasons that COVID-19 patients become critically ill and/or die. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19: Visualizing regional indicators for better decision making
(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, it is fast becoming clear that no one is exempt from its disruptive effects. IIASA researchers are working to visualize key demographic and socioeconomic information to help inform decisions by health professionals, governments, and policymakers to address the crisis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

D-Wave provides free quantum cloud access for global response to COVID-19
(Forschungszentrum Juelich) D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, today announced the immediate availability of free access to its quantum systems via the Leap quantum cloud service for anyone working on responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Joining the effort are partners and customers including CINECA, DENSO, Forschungszentrum J ü lich, Kyocera Corporation, KYOCERA Communication Systems, MDR/Cliffhanger, Menten AI, NEC Solution Innovators Ltd., OTI Lumionics, QAR Lab at LMU Munich, Sigma-i, Tohoku University, and Volkswagen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yearlong UConn study to look at COVID-19, pandemic preventative health behavior
(University of Connecticut) In the face of the ongoing pandemic, a UConn researcher has launched a study to look at how behavior and social attitudes change, and what factors influence those changes, when people in the United States are faced with the threat of widespread disease. The study is backed by a National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID grant, awarded last week, which will support the year-long examination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Virus-scanning tool could detect previous COVID-19 infections
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Using a research assay called VirScan, scientists plan to study how antibodies from people who have had COVID-19 attack the virus that causes it. Their results could lay the groundwork for vaccines and tests for past infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Caring for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic
(Regenstrief Institute) Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine scientist Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA, and colleagues lay out guidelines and best practices for healthcare providers and family caregivers who are providing care for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their recommendations are published in the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NJIT designers fabricate masks, shields and swabs to battle COVID-19
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) As emergency response teams in the region scramble to acquire dwindling medical supplies to combat the surge in COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections, diverse members of the NJIT community -- from engineers to physicists to advanced manufacturing specialists to students -- are designing and fabricating devices to help address the shortfall. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Russian trolls on Twitter polarized vaccination during 2016 election cycle
(Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania) During the 2016 election cycle, politically polarizing tweets by Russian trolls about vaccination included pro- and anti-vaccination messages targeted at people with specific political inclinations through a nine different fake persona types, according to a new study. Now, as the nation deals with the coronavirus pandemic, the researchers raise concerns that such polarization potentially affects crisis communications and creates tensions, mistrust, and a lack of intention to comply with government health directives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Purdue innovators moving to fast-track COVID-19 diagnostic, therapeutic solutions
(Purdue University) As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe, Purdue University scientists are working to move solutions to diagnose and treat the virus to the marketplace as soon as possible. The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization is working with innovators from across the university to patent and license technologies that focus on the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of treating COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases Provides Rapid Response to Government on Crisis Standards of Care for Coronavirus Pandemic
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 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 - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Topol: US Betrays Healthcare Workers in Coronavirus Disaster Topol: US Betrays Healthcare Workers in Coronavirus Disaster
Many US healthcare workers started this year already suffering from burnout, but the worst was yet to come.Medscape (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Number of global Covid-19 cases passes 750,000 with death toll over 36,000 – as it happened
Israel ’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in self-isolation; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first death. This blog is now closedFollow thelatest global coronavirus blog for live updatesUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage12.34amBSTThat ’s it for this blog for today. I’ll be taking you through the latest developments for the next few hours at the link below:Related:Coronavirus live news: US has twice as many cases as China as study shows higher risk from middle age12.24amBSTContinue reading... (Source: Guardi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Kevin Rawlinson, Damien Gayle, Ben Quinn, Aamna Mohdin Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news Europe US news Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news