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California to buy 200 million masks a month amid outbreak

1 month ago   |   By ABC News

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state will spend nearly $1 billion to purchase up to 200 million masks a month during the COVID-19 outbreak
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Potential COVID-19 Plateau Seen in NY and NJ

1 month ago   |   By Medscape

State officials have noted a potential leveling-off of COVID-19 cases in hotspots New York and New Jersey, though the number of deaths continues to grow.
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Retired physicians join fight against COVID-19 - should they?

1 month ago   |   By Healio

COVID-19 is stretching the capacity of health care systems across the United States. The American Academy of Family Physicians and AMA have provided guidance to retired physicians who want to rejoin the workforce and lend a hand.
“You have to understand the specifics of the individual situation,” Clif Knight, MD, senior vice president for education at AAFP, told Healio Primary Care. “When you look at the situation, on whole, it makes good sense for some physicians to be able to come back into the health care workforce to help with the volume of demands that we anticipate.”
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APP fellowships during COVID-19: One institution's approach

1 month ago   |   By Healio

By Camille Petraitis Valente, DNP, FNP-BC, and Jessica M. Oser, DMSc, PA-C
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States is rapidly closing in on a half-million.
In this time of crisis, many Americans are feeling uncertainty and palpable fear - perhaps none more so than our immunocompromised patients.
Literature about COVID-19 and oncology is limited; however, data suggest patients with cancer are at high risk for poor outcomes if they contract the novel coronavirus.
Fortunately, we are able to offer extra support to our patients, as Atrium Health's advanced practice
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COVID-19 Hitting Some African American Communities Harder

COVID-19 Hitting Some African American Communities Harder

1 month ago   |   By Web MD

In states such as Michigan and Louisiana, as well as in cities like Chicago and Milwaukee, African American people are making up a disproportionately large number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, officials say.
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COVID-19 in Children in the United States

1 month ago   |   By Journal Watch

A first look at the clinical characteristics of pediatric COVID-19 since mid-February
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Coronavirus UK: Contact tracing scheme launches TODAY

Coronavirus UK: Contact tracing scheme launches TODAY

The UK's coronavirus contact tracing programme will finally launch at 9am, but Health Secretary Matt Hancock admitted it will rely on people doing their 'civic duty', and... Read more ...

Two Anti-inflammatory Drugs Inhibit the Replication of Coronavirus

Two Anti-inflammatory Drugs Inhibit the Replication of Coronavirus

An anti-inflammatory drug for humans and another for animals inhibit a key enzyme in the replication and transcription of the COVID-19 virus The results of the work have been... Read more ...

The Trailer For Netflix's Lenox Hill Is a Reminder That Healthcare Workers...

The Trailer For Netflix's Lenox Hill Is a Reminder That Healthcare Workers Were Always Heroes

The Netflix documentary Lenox Hill may have been filmed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic , but if the trailer is any indication, the series will serve as a poignant reminder that... Read more ...

Not every recovered coronavirus patients develops enough 'neutralizing'...

Not every recovered coronavirus patients develops enough 'neutralizing' antibodies

In a new study from Rockefeller University, 79% of 149 recovered coronavirus patients who donated plasma had low levels of antibodies in their blood but 1% of 'elite donors'... Read more ...

Coronavirus UK: Confusion as firms asked to STOP home tests

Coronavirus UK: Confusion as firms asked to STOP home tests

Britain's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has 'asked' companies to stop providing at-home antibody tests after spotting them online. Read more ...

Coronavirus: Infected can see others after 10 symptom-free days

Coronavirus: Infected can see others after 10 symptom-free days

According to the CDC's new guidelines, people who were infected with the novel coronavirus can safely see other people if it's been 10 days since they first noticed symptoms. Read more ...

Coronavirus antibody tests are wrong up to half of the time, the CDC warns

Coronavirus antibody tests are wrong up to half of the time, the CDC warns

The Centers for Disease Control has updated its guidance on its website, warning that antibody tests for COVID-19 may be wrong up to half of the time in delivering a false... Read more ...

Coronavirus: 3D Printed Nasal Swabs Designed

Coronavirus: 3D Printed Nasal Swabs Designed

COVID-19: Local 3D printed nasal swabs designed by researchers were found to solve supply chain problems. Read more ...

Novel Device can Simulate Filtering and Ion Transport Functions of Human Kidney

Novel Device can Simulate Filtering and Ion Transport Functions of Human Kidney

New device developed can simulate the human kidney's blood filtering and ion transport functions, which could transform treatment options for people in the final stage of renal... Read more ...

Coronavirus patients no longer infectious after 11 days, comprehensive study...

Coronavirus patients no longer infectious after 11 days, comprehensive study finds. perpetual lockdowns not based in science

A new study suggests that most Wuhan coronavirus patients are no longer infectious 11 days after they develop symptoms of the disease. The study, jointly conducted by... Read more ...