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Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

COVID survivors’ blood plasma is a sought-after new commodity

May 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Diana Berrent learned she had tested positive for COVID-19 on a Wednesday in mid-March. Within a day, she had received 30 emails from people urging her to donate blood. Friends and acquaintances, aware of her diagnosis, passed along a pressing […]


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A coronavirus vaccine cannot be reasonably expected until the end of 2021, professor says

May 4, 2020

Via: CNBC

A vaccine for Covid-19 will not be ready until the end of next year, according to Dale Fisher, chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. That timeline would be a “very reasonable” expectation because […]


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The challenges of keeping young adults safe during the pandemic

April 29, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Last month, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered most of the state’s residents to stay home, I found myself under virtual house arrest with an uncomfortably large number of Gen Zers. Somehow I had accumulated four of my children’s friends […]


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COVID tests are free, except when they’re not

April 29, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Even before a novel virus swept around the world, Anna Davis Abel wore a mask to protect herself from getting sick. The 25-year-old writer lives with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that makes her more susceptible to catching a virus […]


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Biden says OSHA isn’t doing enough to protect workers’ from COVID-19

April 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

During an April 15 virtual town hall meeting with front-line workers, former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrats’ presumptive nominee for the White House, was asked by a meat processing worker what he would do to protect workers like her […]


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Coronavirus Could Have Serious Consequences For Women’s Health, Says The UN

April 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

The COVID-19 lockdown has changed life as so many people know it. Getting used to working from home and avoiding contact with others is the new norm so to prevent the spread of the virus. While the effects of the […]


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The COVID-19 bailout that’s left every hospital unhappy in its own way

April 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In the throes of the novel coronavirus outbreak in early April, Kenneth Raske, president of the powerful Greater New York Hospital Association, took his case for needing billions in federal relief funding to another New Yorker, well placed in the […]


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We Need to Rethink Our Food System to Prevent the Next Pandemic

April 13, 2020

Via: Time Health

Once a dangerous new pathogen is out, as we are seeing, it can be difficult if not impossible to prevent it going global. One as contagious as SARS-CoV-2 has the potential to infect the whole of humanity. Eighty per cent […]


Opinions, Wellness

Effect of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown on long-term health

April 10, 2020

Via: The Medical News

What made you want to research the effects of lockdown on health? The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing, including complete isolation for some people, has caused a major change to people’s access to healthcare and daily living routines. This […]


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Pricing And Profiteering From Covid-19 Tests

April 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

There is a huge demand around the world to understand Covid-19. Those experiencing symptoms need to know if they’re infected, while those recovered need to know if they’re able to return to work. The problem of developing technology that can […]


Opinions

Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Masks—Until The CDC Tells Us More

April 7, 2020

Via: Forbes

As of Friday afternoon, April 4, the CDC has officially begun recommending more widespread mask-wearing, including by people who don’t show any symptoms of COVID-19. Specifically, the CDC “recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing […]


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‘Staying away from grandma’ isn’t an option in multigenerational homes

April 6, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The Walker family never thought having an age range of 3 to 96 under the same roof would be risky. That was before the coronavirus pandemic. Wilma Walker’s now nonagenarian mom moved into her daughter and son-in-law’s home about 15 […]


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Why Don’t We Have A Coronavirus Drug Yet—And How We Can Develop One As Soon As Possible

April 3, 2020

Via: Forbes

How will the new coronavirus pandemic end? It could prove to be seasonal, meaning it peters out with the weather with a chance of returning at this time next year. A significant plurality of all people on Earth could contract […]


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Medicaid nearing ‘eye of the storm’ as newly unemployed look for coverage

April 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

As the coronavirus roils the economy and throws millions of Americans out of work, Medicaid is emerging as a default insurance plan for many of the newly unemployed. That could produce unprecedented strains on the vital health insurance program, according […]


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Germany has a low coronavirus mortality rate: Here’s why

April 3, 2020

Via: CNBC

The world is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, and some countries are reeling more than others. But Germany seems to be taking the epidemic in its stride with a high number of cases but a low number of deaths, thanks […]