Coronavirus

However, even as hospitals create contingency plans to address the coming staff shortages, many medical students nationwide, including us, are being shielded from any possible contact with Covid-19 patients. Some students are even being pulled from their rotations entirely. The common thinking appears to be that is that it is unethical to require medical students,
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Let’s be honest. Most American hospitals are unprepared to treat a sudden surge in very sick and contagious COVID-19 patients. Most hospital emergency departments are not laid out to instantly isolate possible coronavirus carriers. Most ED beds, general hospital rooms and surgical suites cannot be quickly converted into temporary intensive-care unit beds. The number of
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The UK government has turned to a wartime solution, enlisting manufacturers including aerospace and engineering group Rolls-Royce and vacuum company Dyson to produce this essential equipment. Helen Meese, vice-chair of the biomedical engineering division at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, told CNN Business there was “a major need” for ventilators, particularly as the world prepares
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Federal prison employees say their lives are in danger after a series of bungled instructions and widespread supply shortages amid the coronavirus outbreak. The virus was first found in the federal prison system on Wednesday when two Bureau of Prison staff members tested positive for COVID-19. “The agency is in chaos,” said Joe Rojas, regional
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Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian. Mohd Zakir | Hindustan Times | Getty Images India is working on a set of policy measures to combat the economic impact of the fast-spreading coronavirus and that may include some cash transfers to workers in the informal sector, the country’s top economic adviser said.  The virus, which causes a
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As homeschooling, business closures and working from home become the new normal in America, experts warn one group is already feeling the economic pain of the coronavirus more than anyone else: women, particularly working mothers. As of Monday evening, 33 states had announced mandatory school closures, impacting at least 32.5 million students in kindergarten through
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Modern Healthcare is keeping you informed on latest developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, with a selection of our coverage below. Interested in more? Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter. Staff members who worked while sick at multiple long-term care facilities contributed to the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly in the Seattle area, federal health
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In the midst of crisis, the U.S. health system is dramatically changing.  Doctors have been told by the federal government that they can have a FaceTime or Skype call with seniors enrolled in Medicare. Hospitals are setting up chatbots, symptom checkers and telemedicine tools virtually overnight to triage patients so the healthy ones can stay
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Workers pack and ship customer orders at the 750,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Romeoville, Illinois. Getty Images Amazon sellers are expecting the worst after the company said this week it will prioritize shipments of household staples, medical supplies and other coronavirus-related product over everything else. In addition to household staples and medical supplies, Amazon told sellers it’s
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Every state now has coronavirus after West Virginia reported its first case. Nationwide, more than 7,000 people have been infected, and more than 110 have died. “The bottom line is things will get much worse,” said Dr. James Phillips, an assistant professor at George Washington University Hospital. “We’re at a significant risk of overwhelming the
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to the media and tours a newly opened drive through COVID-19 mobile testing center on March 13, 2020 in New Rochelle, New York. Spencer Platt | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he won’t approve a “shelter-in-place” order for New York City, a day after Mayor Bill
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