• COMMENTARY: COVID-19 Diary Day 3: Facing the Prospect of Dying Alone

    1 month ago - By Web MD

    After planning for staffing and patient management at his institution, oncologist Don Dizon reflects on his personal risk in managing COVID-19-positive patients.
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  • Trump suggests US will cut off funding for WHO

    1 month ago - By Healio

    President Donald J. Trump criticized the WHO's COVID-19 response at a press briefing on Tuesday, suggesting the organization “missed the call” and should have acted “months earlier” to prevent the spread of the virus. During the same briefing, Trump also implied that the United States may cut off its funding to the WHO - a move that could have deeper implications for the global pandemic response.
    “We're going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO,” Trump said at the briefing. “We're going to put a very powerful hold on it and we're
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  • Q&A: Trials Testing BCG Vaccine Against COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Clinical trials getting underway in Australia and Europe are testing the effectiveness of BCG vaccination for reducing the prevalence and severity of COVID-19 symptoms in high-risk populations such as health care workers and the elderly. Brief descriptions of the studies are below, followed by a condensed Q&A from interviews with researchers who are runnning trials now or who have previo...
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  • Treating Lung Cancer in COVID-19 Times: Update From ESMO

    1 month ago - By Web MD

    Lung cancer experts issued thoughtful recommendations on how to approach lung cancer during the pandemic while still limiting exposure to COVID-19 as patients are in hospital receiving treatment.
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  • My 4-Year-Old Was Hospitalized With COVID-19

    My 4-Year-Old Was Hospitalized With COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    When I started Mighty Littles, I never intended to write about my children being in the hospital. I planned to write about the resiliency I see in parents in the NICU , how parenting changes over time, and how big events shape who we are as parents. However, as the world has been taken over by COVID-19, now so has my family, and I need to write about it. I have to write about it. COVID-19 has consumed my thoughts and fears for the last week, and I'm not the only one.
    As a physician, I followed the outbreak of COVID-19 in China and Italy closely. Although no state or federal mandate was in...
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  • Noninvasive Ventilatory Support in COVID-19: Friend or Foe?

    1 month ago - By Web MD

    Hospitals around the world are reaching for noninvasive ventilatory support to ease the pressure on intensive care in the face of COVID-19, but the approach is not without some controversy.
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  • UCF researchers seek novel mask material to catch and kill COVID-19

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Masks that protect doctors and nurses from COVID-19 only block the virus before it reaches their faces, but UCF researchers are working to create a protective coating that would include a novel mask material that would catch the virus and kill it within seconds.
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  • US Hospitals Facing Severe Challenges From COVID-19, HHS Report Says

    1 month ago - By Web MD

    The COVID-19 crisis is more challenging because of testing delays, shortages of test kits, PPE, ventilators, and staff, according to the report.
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