Coronavirus

FLORENCE, ITALY – MARCH 26: Workers continue to produce orphan drugs and medical cannabis while production of disinfectant has started inside the Stabilimento Chimico Farmaceutico Militare (The Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Plant) for the Coronavirus emergency on March 26, 2020 in Florence, Italy. Laura Lezza The coronavirus death toll has surpassed 8,000 in Italy, erasing some
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The chief executive of Novartis has cautioned that it is “too soon” to be sure whether two anti-malaria drugs could be the definitive vaccine for the coronavirus, after President Donald Trump touted them as a “game-changer” for the global outbreak. As of Friday, more than 537,000 people around the world had contracted COVID-19, according to
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A Zoom call. CNBC As coronavirus keeps people indoors, we’re all flocking to video chat services to stay in touch with colleagues, friends and family. Zoom’s video chat software has been surging in popularity. It’s not new — the company was founded in 2011 — but it’s new to a lot of people. Zoom is free
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Eddie Bauer Scott Olson | Getty Images As patient numbers swell for those who have tested positive or are suspected of having coronavirus, hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. are experiencing a tight supply, if not an outright shortage, of personal protective equipment including masks and gowns. While more than 50,000 stores are closed by
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The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee on Thursday mulled priorities for a task force focused on COVID-19 response, which it plans to convene in the coming weeks. HITAC, which provides policy recommendations to HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, called the meeting of its full committee to discuss possible priorities for
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Protestors march around the building after a rally with Bernie2020 campaign co-chair Sen. Nina Turner to protest the the imminent closure of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA on July 11, 2019.(Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Bastiaan Slabbers | NurPhoto via Getty Images Philadelphia is prepping for the need for many more hospital
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An online map of global coronavirus cases, compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU), is, according to the university, being viewed more than 1 billion times every day by people who want to see the figures for themselves. Questions once reserved for epidemiologists are now being discussed over dinner tables and around (virtual) water coolers across
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The Lancaster teen was initially described as the first known juvenile to die from the coronavirus in the United States. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health attributed his death to coronavirus Tuesday. Later that evening, officials backpedaled, saying his case needs more review by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The
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Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling on Thursday called for caution regarding potential drug treatments for COVID-19.  “You can’t let politics dictate, what people would like to see dictate,” Dowling said on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” “You’ve got to let the science dictate, because if you don’t, you’ll do damage to people.”  Dowling, whose 23-hospital system is the
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The ICUs within Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany are filled with “critically ill Covid-19 patients,” Phoebe Putney Health System said in a news release Wednesday. A fourth ICU was previously opened to care for patients not infected with the virus. The system has four medical centers in Albany, Americus and Sylvester, as well as
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Now, the patient has Covid-19 and his lungs are failing to function properly, said Dr. Keith Mortman, the chief of thoracic surgery at George Washington University Hospital. The Washington, D.C., hospital recently released a 3D video of the coronavirus patient’s lungs. [embedded content] The imagery shows extensive damage to the lungs of a generally healthy
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