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Australia coronavirus live updates: Victorian restaurants to reopen 1 June with 100 patrons by mid-July – latest news

Premier Dan Andrews says the easing of restrictions is due to low numbers of new cases, but patrons will still have to abide by social distancing. Follow liveRestaurants in Victoria to reopen by June Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 3.11am BST Hazzard warns people in New South Wales to still stay 1.5 metres apart, and to not see f...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Australian economy, Brad Hazzard, Dan Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus news Australia: Victorian restaurants to reopen 1 June with 100 patrons by mid-July – live updates

Premier Dan Andrews says the easing of restrictions is due to low numbers of new cases, but patrons will still have to abide by social distancing. Follow liveRestaurants in Victoria to reopen by June Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 1.29am BST NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian is being interviewed on Sky News. National cabinet is not...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Victoria, Australian economy, Heath, Gladys Berejiklian, Dan Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak, Jenny Mikakos


Trump Says He Is Thinking of Restoring Some U.S. Funding to the World Health Organization

President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he was considering restoring some funds to the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump froze funding for the WHO in April after he criticized the organization for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and accused it of being biased in favor of China. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Trump, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, World Health Organization WHO Trump


To the AAMC: Recommend an interview limit or else this year’s residency match may be a disaster

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned medical education upside-down. From exclusively virtual pre-clerkship courses, to delayed clerkships, to canceled graduation proceedings, there has been massive disruption. Now, after weeks of speculation, we’ve learned how the pandemic will be disrupting the 2020-2021 residency application cycle. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is now recommending that all […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRN...
Tags: Health, Education, Infectious Disease, AAMC, Association of American Medical Colleges AAMC, Residency, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Coronavirus news Australia: investigation launched into nurse at Rockhampton aged care home – live updates

Officials are investigating why the woman who tested positive for Covid-19 returned to work while waiting for her test results. Follow liveNorth Rockhampton Nursing Centre under investigationSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 12.15am BST Pubs, cafes and restaurants in Victoria will be allowed to open on June 1, according to a report...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Power, Victoria, Sky News, Australian economy, Rockhampton, Coronavirus outbreak, Nev Power, Rockhampton Nursing Centre, Sunday Herald Sun


During COVID-19, not everyone can get with the digital program

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, hospital edicts issued to protect patients would expose institutional frailties. The drastic implementation of nationwide telehealth measures would detrimentally affect patients who lacked access to health care and were unaccustomed to using digital technology. Many of these “digitally unprepared” patients were single, older, low-income, black patients who relied […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRN...
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Everlywell gains first FDA authorization for a standalone at-home COVID-19 test sample collection kit

Everlywell was one of the first startups to announce that it was working on a self-administered, at-home COVID-19 diagnostic kit, but it initially sought out to ship kits before regulators made clear that this was not in line with its guidelines. Everlywell then became intent on working with the FDA to secure a proper Emergency Use Authorization for its kits before sending any to consumers, and that approach has paid off with the U.S. drug regulator issuing an EUA for Everlywell’s tech today. Ev...
Tags: Health, TC, Tech, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Bill, Biotech, Director, TechCrunch, Battlefield, Disrupt, Melinda Gates Foundation, EUA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, EverlyWell


Everylwell gains first FDA authorization for a standalone at-home COVID-19 test sample collection kit

Everlywell was one of the first startups to announce that it was working on a self-administered, at-home COVID-19 diagnostic kit, but it initially sought out to ship kits before regulators made clear that this was not in line with its guidelines. Everlywell then became intent on working with the FDA to secure a proper Emergency Use Authorization for its kits before sending any to consumers, and that approach has paid off with the U.S. drug regulator issuing an EUA for Everywell’s tech today. Eve...
Tags: Health, TC, Tech, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Bill, Biotech, Director, TechCrunch, Battlefield, Disrupt, Melinda Gates Foundation, EUA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, EverlyWell


Beaches reopen as the US gears up for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer approaching, Americans flocked to the beaches on Saturday and appeared to heed social-distance warnings for the most part.
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Was Australia right to shut down to slow coronavirus? The economists' verdict

Debate now turns to how quickly to relax Covid-19 restrictions, and whether lockdowns made sense in the first placeSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsAs Australia begins to relax its Covid-19 restrictions there is understandable debate about how quickly that should proceed, and whether lockdowns even made sense in Australia in the first place.The sceptics arguing for more rapid relaxation of containme...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian economy, Coronavirus outbreak


In Bid to Make Passengers Feel Safer, TSA Prepares to Screen Temperatures at Airports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing to possibly add a new element to its pre-boarding screening procedures in the U.S. airports: checking temperatures. If approved, the new measure could be rolled out at about a dozen airports as soon as next week, the Wall Street Journal reported.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Health, Science, Airports, Cdc, Tsa, Wall Street Journal, Transportation Security Administration TSA, Coronavirus, Covid 19


A proposed public health response to facilitate continued adherence to COVID-19 restrictions

At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, 46 million people were placed under a 76-day lockdown in Wuhan, China. The conversation around this initial story centered on the resilience of that population, isolating in the face of an unknown and deadly threat. Following the further spread of the virus, countless messages of unity and hope […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Infectious Disease, Wuhan China, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Game of Thrones from a urological perspective

Game of Thrones has become a focus of American pop culture over the last eight years. Even now, almost a year after the finale aired, people are still discussing the impact of the show and the controversial last season. Many of us were hoping to finally get answers to questions we have been asking since […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Conditions, Urology, PA NP, CRNA


Education secretary announces coronavirus tests for schoolchildren

Gavin Williamson addressed parents and teaching unions over English schools reopeningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEducation secretary Gavin Williamson announced schoolchildren and their families would be tested for coronavirus if they develop symptoms, as he struck a conciliatory tone on Saturday in a bid to reassure parents and appease unions.With some children set to go back to school at on 1 June under proposals announced last week, relations between teaching un...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Primary schools, Health policy, British Medical Association, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak


World's oldest coronavirus survivor: 'The elderly are the forgotten ones of society'

Half of Europe’s Covid-19 deaths are in care homes. Maria Branyas, 113, is calling for a revolution in treatment of the elderlyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWeeks after ringing in her 113th birthday, she found herself confined to a room in her care home in north-eastern Spain, suffering from the effects of the coronavirus. Now Maria Branyas – fully recovered and believed to be the world’s oldest Covid-19 survivor – is calling for nothing less than a new world order....
Tags: Health, Europe, Spain, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Social Care, Ageing, Coronavirus outbreak, Maria Branyas, Branyas


'I'm Scared': Study Links Cancer Alley Air Pollution to Higher Death Rates From Covid-19

Louisiana is starting to reopen on Friday, but that doesn’t mean much to 66-year-old Myrtle Felton. She lives in St. James Parish in the southeastern portion of the state where there’s not much business at all except the refineries and chemical plants that surround her home. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Louisiana, St James Parish, Cancer Alley, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Myrtle Felton


Motherscribe now has a new home on Medium called Motherscribe Tales

Photo by  Felipe Salgado  on  Unsplash Welcome to Motherscribe! This blog was created during the heyday of blogging in 2007 and I wrote here for several years.  I was a stay-at-home mother who suddenly found herself at forty-three with two children under 10 months old. I had always loved writing and this blog was a wonderful place to record our family stories and to connect with other bloggers. It was a life-saving time in my life when connecting with people online was a fairly new thi...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Motherscribe, Felipe Salgado


Is a new coronavirus already here?

Smithfield Foods, the nation’s largest pork producer, closed its Sioux Falls, SD, slaughterhouse after many Smithfield employees grew sick. Tyson Foods closed its Columbus Junction, IA pork slaughterhouse in April, according to the Wall Street Journal. While many U.S. slaughterhouses are closing, pork slaughterhouses and pork producers are bracing for another coronavirus challenge: a virus […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn mo...
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods, Sioux Falls SD, Smithfield, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Columbus Junction IA


Being Stimulant-Free

I like being 100% stimulant free – no coffee, caffeinated tea, chocolate, caffeinated soda, etc. This means no decaf either since decaf still contains some caffeine. I base this on lots of personal experimentation. I’ve gone some years of my life with no stimulants, and I’ve also gone for long stretches consuming coffee daily. The two modes of living are notably different. Caffeine tends to make me obsess more over trivialities and lose focus on big picture goals. I see this pattern in ...
Tags: Health, Coffee, Lifestyle, Careers, Emotions, Steve


Don’t drink the COVID conspiracy Kool-Aid

Drinking the Kool-Aid Across the USA recently, demonstrators wielding, “Stop the madness! It is just a cold virus!” and “Let me work” signs, chanting “Freedom now” and “Fire Fauci,” dangerously demanded an end to social distancing and stay-at-home orders. In Italy, we would assume such demonstrations were fomented by the Mafia. In America, the provocateurs […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Italy, Infectious Disease, Fauci, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Kool Aid Across the USA


With COVID-19, we have a unique opportunity and need to deregulate buprenorphine prescriptions

My patient was a young man who wanted to be placed back on buprenorphine. He had started using again. He often missed appointments, did not pick up phone calls. So when I saw him in the room, I masked my surprise. “What makes you want to start today?” I asked. “I live with my grandma,” […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Infectious Disease, Meds, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Two Sikh doctors shaved their beards, a pillar of their religion, to continue treating Covid-19 patients

Two Canadian doctors of the Sikh faith have made the difficult decision to shave off their beards -- a pillar of their faith -- to continue treating Covid-19 patients.
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Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across AustraliaSign up to get this delivered to your email every weekday eveningDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsGood evening, here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Josh Taylor and it is Saturday 16 May. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Josh Taylor, Ruby Princess


Mass gatherings are making their way back into US life but may not look the way we remember

Gatherings of large groups that have been brought to a halt by the novel coronavirus are starting to make their way back into life in the United States, but they may not look the way they once did and experts question if the public is ready for them at all.
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Coronavirus live Australia: 1m tests conducted nationally as restrictions eased in NSW, Queensland and Victoria – latest news

Queensland Health announces it will move some residents from nursing home where staff member tested positive. Follow liveDeputy chief medical officer announces Australia has done 1m Covid-19 testsSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 7.31am BST NSW Labor has criticised the Berejiklian government for taking too long to announce relief m...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Adelaide, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland Health, BST NSW Labor, Coronavirus outbreak


I flew to Greece and began solo IVF. Then the world shut down

Undergoing fertility treatment at any time is a peculiar experience. In the midst of a pandemic, it becomes surrealIt is 7.53am, the last Wednesday in March, and at a courier depot in Athens, the sperm of a Bermudian mechanical engineering student arrives, carried in a nitrogen tank. For the last three days, I have followed the tank’s journey across Europe, loading and reloading the courier website as it made its way from a cryobank in Denmark through Germany to mainland Greece.The continent has...
Tags: Health, Europe, Greece, Germany, Society, Athens, Denmark, Ivf, Fertility problems, Coronavirus outbreak


Preschools and childcare might reopen soon. Should you send your kid?

As preschools and childcare centers move toward opening up or start to allow the children of nonessential workers, parents will be facing down this question: Should I send my kid?
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Coronavirus Pandemic Delays the Release of Guilty Gear: Strive

The Coronavirus pandemic has delayed yet another video game release, this time affecting Arc System Works’ newest Guilty Gear franchise entry, Guilty Gear: Strive. The producer of Guilty Gear: Strive, Takeshi Yamanaka, explained via social media that due to the evolving epidemiological situation, the development of the newest entry for the popular fighting game franchise […]
Tags: Health, Games, Anime, Ps4, Announcements, Delays, Fighting Games, Guilty Gear, Arc System Works, Coronavirus, Takeshi Yamanaka


The Future of Surveillance: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's podcast for May 15

Mobile apps, QR codes, facial recognition. Everyone is looking to technology for help in this pandemic, but some experts worry that this could infringe on individual privacy. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks public health and privacy experts what should be the role of technology in our ongoing battle against Covid-19.
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