Vaccines, Antibodies and Drug Libraries. The Possible COVID-19 Treatments Researchers Are Excited About
In early April, about four months after a new, highly infectious coronavirus was first identified in China, an international group of scientists reported encouraging results from a study of an experimental drug for treating the viral disease known as COVID-19. It was a small study, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, but showed that remdesivir, an unapproved drug that was originally developed to fight Ebola, helped 68% of patients with severe breathing problems due to COVID-19 to improve; 60% of those who relied on a ventilator to breathe and took the drug were able to wean themselves off the machines after 18...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

All Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered
One of the worst symptoms of any plague is uncertainty—who it will strike, when it will end, why it began. Merely understanding a pandemic does not stop it, but an informed public can help curb its impact and slow its spread. It can also provide a certain ease of mind in a decidedly uneasy time. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic from TIME’s readers, along with the best and most current answers science can provide. A note about our sourcing: While there are many, many studies underway investigating COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-19, the novel coronavirus that causes the illn...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Source Type: news

‘ You See It Work Almost Immediately ’ : Positioning Coronavirus Patients On Their Stomachs Can Save Lives
(CNN) — On Friday, Dr. Mangala Narasimhan received an urgent call. A man in his 40s with Covid-19 was in a dire situation, and her colleague wanted her to come the intensive care unit at Long Island Jewish Hospital to see if he needed to be put on life support. Before I come over there, Narasimhan told the other doctor, try turning the patient over onto his stomach and see if that helps. Narasimhan didn’t need to go the ICU. The flip worked. Doctors are finding that placing the sickest coronavirus patients on their stomachs — called prone positioning – helps increase the amount of oxygen that’...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Professionals Analyze Pathology Following lung Lobectomies for Adenocarcinoma
Researchers examined the pathology of early-phase COVID-19 pneumonia in two older patients who were admitted to the hospital for adenocarcinoma procedures, but did not exhibit COVID-19 symptoms at the time of these procedures. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler 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 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research World news Source Type: news

Fears of Unregulated ‘Wild West’ as COVID-19 Blood Tests Hit the U.S. Market
WASHINGTON — Blood tests for the coronavirus could play a key role in deciding whether millions of Americans can safely return to work and school. But public health officials warn that the current “Wild West” of unregulated tests is creating confusion that could ultimately slow the path to recovery. More than 70 companies have signed up to sell so-called antibody tests in recent weeks, according to U.S. regulators. Governments around the world hope that the rapid tests, which typically use a finger-prick of blood on a test strip, could soon ease public restrictions by identifying people who have previousl...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

The Latest: Russia to use virus treatment in pneumonia cases
Russia's health minister says doctors will start treating all patients with pneumonia for the new coronavirus without waiting for test results to confirm the diagnosis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Moscow, in U-turn, to assume all pneumonia patients may have coronavirus
The city of Moscow's health department said on Thursday it would begin regarding all pneumonia patients as potential sufferers of the new coronavirus and route them to hospitals accordingly, after doctors raised concerns about the accuracy of tests used to diagnose the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Some Doctors Are Now Moving Away From Ventilator Treatments for Coronavirus Patients
(NEW YORK) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can. The reason: Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventilators, and some doctors worry that the machines could be harming certain patients. Read more: Front Line Workers Tell Their Own Stories in the New Issue of TIME The evolving treatments highlight the fact that doctors are still learning the best way to manage a virus that emerged only months ago. They are relying on anecdotal, real-t...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Millions of Women Lose Access to Birth Control Due to Coronavirus Lockdowns
(JOHANNESBURG) — The callers were in tears. One by one, women in homes across rural Zimbabwe had a pleading question: When would family planning services return? Lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere out of reach of birth control and other sexual and reproductive health needs. Confined to their homes with their husbands and others, they face unwanted pregnancies and little idea of when they can reach the outside world again. In these uncertain times, women “have to lock down their uterus,” Abebe Shibru, Zimbabwe country director fo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cara Anna / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Older Adults, Men, Preexisting Conditions Tied to COVID-19 Death
THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 -- Researchers have identified the most common clinical characteristics among 109 patients out of 1,017 with confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia who died of COVID-19-related pneumonia in Wuhan, China; their... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intelligence officials were secretly warning of the coronavirus crisis as far back as November
(Natural News) As the world continues to reel from the effects of the coronavirus, it’s worth noting that China, where the outbreak started, has been dogged by controversy, especially for its initial response. When reports of a mysterious viral pneumonia first appeared in Wuhan in December, the Chinese government played down the severity of the outbreak... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical Care for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Toolkit: COVID-19 Adaptation
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/9/2020. This 196-page toolkit is intended for clinicians working in intensive care units in low- and middle-income countries, managing adult and pediatric patients with severe forms of acute respiratory infection, including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, and septic shock. It is a hands-on practical guide to be used by healthcare professionals involved in critical care management during the COVID-19 pandemic and outbreaks of influenza (seasonal or avian influenza), Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), or other emerging...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Federal Rule Will Allow Essential Workers to Return to Jobs After Possible Coronavirus Exposure
(WASHINGTON) — In a first, small step toward reopening the country, the Trump administration issued new guidelines Wednesday to make it easier for essential workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 to get back to work if they do not have symptoms of the coronavirus. Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced at the White House that essential employees, such as health care and food supply workers, who have been within 6 feet of a confirmed or suspected case of the virus can return to work under certain circumstances if they are not experiencing symptoms. The new gu...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke Miller, Deb Riechmann and Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

A New York Doctor Who Died After Fever and Cough Was Never Tested for Coronavirus, Highlighting the Limits of the Official Toll
(NEW YORK) — As the coronavirus bore down on New York, Dr. Doug Bass’ family begged him to work from home. He refused, pointing to his patients at Phoenix House, a drug and alcohol treatment center where he served as medical director. “He said he was on the front lines and they needed him,” his brother, Jonathan Bass, told The Associated Press. “Too many people relied on him.” Bass, 64, died suddenly last month after suffering symptoms commonly caused by coronavirus, including coughing, a fever and severe stomach cramping. That made him possibly the first physician still treating patient...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jim Mustian / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

100 days of COVID-19: Mayo Clinic expert discusses how far we've come and what lies ahead
It's been 100 days since the World Health Organization (WHO) was first notified about a cluster of unidentified and unusual pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. In the short time since then, the world has changed dramatically. On Feb. 11, WHO announced "COVID-19" as the name of the disease which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 9, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Can Breathing Exercises Help Clear Lungs? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, we are receiving a number of questions from the public. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of the questions sent to WBZ-TV’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. My 85-year old mother would like my cousin who is a hairdresser to come over and do her hair. My cousin is not sick. Would that be OK? – Bruce in Medfield I don’t think that’s a good idea. Many of us rely heavily on our hairdressers. But no, you should not have someone come inside the house to do your hair. It’s not worth the risk. Your cousin could have ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Children Have Milder Disease Course, Better COVID - 19 Prognosis
Diagnostic presentation has been similar to that of adults, but with less severe pneumonia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Chugai Starts Phase III Clinical Trial of Actemra for COVID-19 Pneumonia in Japan
Dear Investor, Please find attached a press release by Chugai:https://www.roche.com/200408e-ACT-COVID-19-trial.pdf Do not hesitate to contact us for any further questions. With best regards, (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community guidance (NG165)
The purpose of this guideline is to ensure the best treatment for adults with suspected or confirmed pneumonia in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prediction models for diagnosis and prognosis of covid-19 infection: systematic review and critical appraisal - BMJ
Review of 27 studies suggests 3 models were identified that predict hospital admission from pneumonia and other events (as proxy outcomes for covid-19 pneumonia) and proposed models are poorly reported/high risk of bias, raising concern that their predictions could be unreliable. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Coronaviruses are important human and animal pathogens. At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus was identified as the cause of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei Province of China. It rapidly spread, resulting in an epidemic throughout China, followed by an increasing number of cases in other countries throughout the world. In February 2020, the World Health Organization designated the disease COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The virus that causes COVID-19 is designated severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2); previously, it was referred to as 2019-nCoV. (Sou...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in newborns, infants and children
Since December 2019, a novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has been emerging in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.1 It has spread to other areas of China and further to more than 40 countries and regions around the world.2 In Singapore, Japan, Korea, Italy, and Thailand, there have been community-based infections. A few cases of pneumonia in children with SARS-CoV-2 infection were reported. Pediatric cases are mainly family cluster cases, and most of them have epidemiological links to adult patients. Pediatric clinical manifestations are not typical, and relatively milder, compar...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk factors for carrying pneumonia-causing bacteria revealed
(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) New research has uncovered the risk factors for Fijians carrying a pneumonia-causing bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctor With COVID-19 Recovering After Treatment, "Lot of Luck"
A 62-year-old dermatologist shared his story of being treated for COVID-19-associated pneumonia while still on oxygen in the hospital. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Coronavirus Attacks the Body
It doesn ’t take long for mild coronavirus symptoms to turn serious. These virtual reality images show how the virus can invade the lungs and kill. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonah M. Kessel and Aaron Byrd Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ventilators (Medical) Respiratory Distress Syndrome Lungs Quarantines Virtual Reality (Computers) Pneumonia Death and Dying Oxygen George Washington University China Washington (DC) Wuhan (China) Source Type: news

U.K.'s Boris Johnson receives oxygen treatment, is in stable condition with coronavirus
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, hospitalized with the coronavirus, remained in an intensive-care unit overnight but was in stable condition, was not on a ventilator and wasn't suffering from pneumonia, a spokesman for his office said Tuesday. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Boyle Source Type: news

UK minister says unaware of any pneumonia diagnosis for PM Johnson
One of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most senior ministers said on Tuesday he was unaware of any possible pneumonia diagnosis for Johnson who is in intensive care with serious coronavirus symptoms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study demonstrates the need for immediate ICU care for severe COVID-19 pneumonia
(American Thoracic Society) Researchers have identified the most common clinical characteristics of 109 patients with COVID-19 related pneumonia who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence enables COVID-19 lung imaging analysis at UC San Diego Health
(University of California - San Diego) With support from Amazon Web Services, UC San Diego Health physicians are using AI in a clinical research study aimed at speeding the detection of pneumonia, a condition associated with severe COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NICE publishes new Covid-19 guidelines
New guidelines published by NICE cover the management of patients with severe asthma, pneumonia, rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders and the management of Covid-19 symptoms in the community. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New drug shows promise for pneumonia caused by COVID-19, study finds
Researchers have identified a new drug that reduced the lung damage associated with COVID-19 in human lung cultures and mice, but it still needs to be tested for safety and efficacy in humans. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PM's move to ICU shows he's likely to have severe Covid-19
Boris Johnson likely to receive mechanical ventilation as he ’s admitted to intensive careCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson ’s move to the intensive care unit (ICU) of St Thomas’ hospital signals that he has severe Covid-19. Oxygen was available through a mask on the ward he was admitted to on Sunday, but the move to intensive care on Monday strongly suggests that was not enough to help him with the breathing problem s caused by the viral pneumonia that the virus triggers.Most people in intensive care, according to the World Health Organization, require ventil...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Boris Johnson Coronavirus outbreak Politics Science UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus Diagnosis Prompts Mass General Hospital Doctor To Join Experimental Drug Study
BOSTON (AP) – The new coronavirus made Dr. Jag Singh a patient at his own hospital. His alarm grew as he saw an X-ray of his pneumonia-choked lungs and colleagues asked his wishes about life support while wheeling him into Massachusetts General’s intensive care unit. When they offered him a chance to help test remdesivir, an experimental drug that’s shown promise against some other coronaviruses, “it did not even cross my mind once to say ‘no,’” said Singh, a heart specialist. Coronavirus patients around the world have been rushing to join remdesivir studies that opened in hospital...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Mass General Hospital Source Type: news

Can 5G exposure alter the structure and function of hemoglobin, causing coronavirus patients to die from oxygen deprivation?
(Natural News) Is 5G to partially blame for coronavirus deaths? Can 5G cause the blood that’s circulating in your body to be unable to carry oxygen? What’s especially horrifying about the critical care of coronavirus patients is that they aren’t suffering from “viral pneumonia,” but rather from an inability to absorb or carry oxygen in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Can Shorten Time to Recovery in COVID-19
MONDAY, April 6, 2020 -- Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) can shorten time to clinical recovery and promote pneumonia absorption among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a study that has not yet been peer reviewed and was posted... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NICE publishes rapid guidance on managing COVID-19 in primary care
New guidance on symptom management in patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 in the community, along with specific advice on managing those with pneumonia, have been published by NICE. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 6, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

AI could help triage, monitor COVID-19 patients
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed to help diagnose pneumonia...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA to build a COVID-19 image repository Open-source AI COVID-Net targets COVID-19 on chest x-rays Qure.ai adds new AI capabilities for COVID-19 AI shows high accuracy for detecting COVID-19 on CT ACR Data Science Institute publishes COVID-19 AI use case (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Barbados reports first death from coronavirus: health minister
Barbados on Sunday reported its first death from the new coronavirus after an 81-year-old man with diabetes died from pneumonia, the country's health minister said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa: 81-Year-Old Bo-Kaap Woman Dies From COVID-19
[News24Wire] An 81-year-old Bo-Kaap woman, who was being treated for pneumonia and then tested positive for COVID-19, has died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctor With COVID-19 Recovering After Treatment, & quot;Lot of Luck & quot; Doctor With COVID-19 Recovering After Treatment, & quot;Lot of Luck & quot;
A 62-year-old dermatologist shared his story of being treated for COVID-19-associated pneumonia while still on oxygen in the hospital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctor With COVID-19 Recovering After Treatment,'Lot of Luck'Doctor With COVID-19 Recovering After Treatment,'Lot of Luck '
A 62-year-old dermatologist shared his story of being treated for COVID-19-associated pneumonia while still on oxygen in the hospital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research World news Source Type: news

‘Nurses fell like ninepins’: death and bravery in the 1918 flu pandemic
A doctor ’s harrowing account of the Spanish flu outbreak in London has valuable lessons for medical staff a century onCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIf predictions about the spread of Covid-19 are correct, the new NHS Nightingale hospital at the ExCel centre in London ’s Docklands could soon see a “tsunami” of coronavirus patients. Many will have pneumonia and require ventilators, which is why cubicles in the new 4,000-bed facility all have oxygen equipment.It is to hoped this onslaught never comes and infections spread less rapidly than projections show. But if t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Flu pandemic First world war NHS Infectious diseases Science Health Nursing UK news London Source Type: news

Bombshell plea from NYC ICU doctor: COVID-19 is a condition of oxygen deprivation, not pneumonia... VENTILATORS may be causing the lung damage, not the virus
(Natural News) A NYC physician named Cameron Kyle-Sidell has posted two videos on YouTube, pleading for health practitioners to recognize that COVID-19 is not a pneumonia-like disease at all. It’s an oxygen deprivation condition, and the use of ventilators may be doing more harm than good with some patients. The ventilators themselves, due to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Pot vaping was ruining lungs before COVID-19, and now cannabis is 'essential'?
An ER doctor criticizes Gov. Newsom for deeming the marijuana business essential amid a pandemic that causes deadly pneumonia. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

John Prine remains in ICU with pneumonia in both lungs, his wife says
John Prine was hospitalized last month with COVID-19 and has been on a ventilator. The singer-songwriter, 73, now has pneumonia in both lungs, his wife says. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christie D'Zurilla Source Type: news

Pneumonia, flu linked to more than 8% of U.S. deaths in last week, CDC says
More than 8 percent of all deaths across the United States in the last week have been linked with pneumonia and influenza, a number on the rise likely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC reported on Friday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma, COPD Raise Odds for Severe COVID-19
COVID-19 can cause a pneumonia-like lung infection, with a range of symptoms from mild or absent in some to life-threatening in others. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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