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World Health Assembly: what is it, and what is the coronavirus inquiry proposal?

This year’s meeting of the WHO’s decision-making body will be held virtually, and the stakes couldn’t be higherSign 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 statisticsThe World Health Assembly is the key decision-making body of the World Health Organization, attended by representatives of the United Nation’s 194 member states. Continue reading...
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Kawasaki disease outbreak in children with COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has marched its way to almost all parts of the world, with hundreds of thousands of deaths and over 4.5 million cases as of May 15, 2020. One saving grace has been the apparent sparing of children, though the mortality in older people is quite high.
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Host-virus interaction drives adaptive mutation in bat CoV related to SARS-CoVs

Virus and receptor diversity is shaped by the need to evolve advanced weaponry to facilitate virus entry and infection, on the one hand, and host resistance, on the other. A new paper published on the preprint server bioRxiv* shows how this mechanism operates in a bat coronavirus, which is related to the earlier SARS coronavirus.
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El noreste de China continúa con su goteo de nuevos positivos por coronavirus

Pekín, 18 may (EFE).- La región nororiental china de Jilin continuó con su goteo de nuevos positivos del coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, y sumó 2 más este domingo, de un total de 7 nuevos casos registrados en el país asiático, informó hoy la Comisión Nacional de Sanidad.
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Staggered local re-openings could be the best COVID-19 exit strategy

When a new infectious disease appears, the lack of an effective treatment or vaccine strategy often results in the application of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) or containment measures, including testing for infection, tracing contacts, and isolating potential sources of infection.
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FDA Issues Emergency Authorization for Coronavirus At-Home Sample Collection Kit

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday announced that it had issued an emergency use authorization for an at-home coronavirus sample collection kit. The kit allows consumers to self-collect a nasal sample and then send it off to be tested for the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19.Read more...
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Coronavirus: How we decide the risks we’re willing to take to venture out

As an infectious disease expert, Dr. George Rutherford knows all about the horrors of COVID-19. But there’s one risk that the UC San Francisco professor, wearing a mask, is willing to take: hugging his 2-year-old granddaughter. For two months, we’ve been diligent about staying home. But, as Bay Area residents start to venture out with parts of the state gradually loosening lockdown restrictions, how do we navigate this new landscape of peril and promise? We can’t stay isolated and fearful foreve...
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Inadequate vaccine and epidemic control in the US

A new paper published on the preprint server medRxiv* in May 2020 shows that vaccination must be combined with nonpharmacological interventions (NPIs) to achieve rapid and effective control of the ongoing pandemic.
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Anglicare boss says Newmarch House residents with Covid-19 should have gone straight to hospital

Grant Millard says with hindsight he would have insisted on the practice, but maintains aged care home was complying with state health strategySign 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 statisticsThe chief executive of Anglicare has said “in hindsight” he would have sent all Covid-19 positive residents at the Newmarch House aged care home to hospital imme...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, Aged Care, Anglicare, Coronavirus outbreak, Newmarch House, Grant Millard


Researchers investigate safety of convalescent plasma for COVID-19

The current pandemic of COVID-19 seems to be slowing down in various parts of the world, but is far from controlled, as incidence rates rise in new regions. In the absence of an effective vaccine or therapeutic drug, scientists have relied on supportive medical care to treat the sick.
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New and unexplored angle in the binding of SARS-CoV-2 to host cells

Researchers in the Netherlands, Cuba, and Italy have made important discoveries about the carbohydrate-mediated binding of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein to host cell lectin receptors and host lung microbiota.
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Well-known cancer drugs may prevent SARS-CoV-2 viral replication say researchers

Researchers in Frankfurt, Germany, have described cell signaling events that occur when severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infects host cells and have identified pathways that are essential for the virus to replicate.
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Study shows human monoclonal antibodies can effectively neutralize SARS-CoV-2

US researchers have published a proof of concept on the efficacy of human monoclonal antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in laboratory conditions, as well as their pioneering use in a mouse model. The study is available on the preprint server bioRxiv*.
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Apple begins reopening some stores with temperature checks and other safeguards in place

In mid-March, Apple closed all of its stores outside of China “until further notice.” It was a sweeping — but necessary — move for a world facing down a growing pandemic. In a statement issued today until the title, “To our Customers,” Retail SVP Deirdre O’Brien offered insight into the company’s plans to reopen locations. Nearly 100 stores have already resumed services, according to O’Brien — though the famously open retail spaces are taking on a new look in the face of the highly contagious...
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Apple reopens some stores with temperature checks and other safeguards in place

In mid-March, Apple closed all of its stores outside of China “until further notice.” It was a sweeping — but necessary — move for a world facing down a growing pandemic. In a statement issued today until the title, “To our Customers,” Retail SVP Deirdre O’Brien offered insight into the company’s plans to reopen locations. Nearly 100 stores have already resumed services, according to O’Brien — though the famously open retail spaces are taking on a new look in the face of the highly contagious...
Tags: Apple, Health, Hardware, China, US, Tech, Apple Store, O'Brien, Deirdre O'Brien, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Study shows broad geographic and evolutionary dispersal of betacoronaviruses from African bats

A research group from Nigeria found evidence of long-distance transmission and dispersal between bat coronaviruses isolated in Africa and the ones Europe and Asia, as described in a new paper available on the preprint server bioRxiv.
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3 coronavirus facts Americans must know before returning to work and school

We can’t un-bungle our nation’s COVID-19 response. Political leaders acted too slowly; health agencies committed unforced errors with testing kits and, amid the confusion, an information fog settled over the land. Americans remain afraid, perplexed, and chronically misinformed (despite wall-to-wall coronavirus coverage across the leading cable news programs and print publications). To counter the uncertainty, any plan to get us out of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of ...
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The crisis of rotation availability during a pandemic: a medical student’s ethical conundrum

With COVID-19 still consistently creating setbacks in the health care community, we see yet another issue for medical students because of this pandemic. In prior years, the traditional medical student would be expected to be part of a team assisting medical professionals in the field, developing relationships with future mentors, and gaining the experience necessary […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Immune System-How to Save Yours?

Exercise may be the most important lifestyle intervention you can add… Cannot do much about your genetic makeup, but, having said that you are in control of many factors that impact your immune system. Now it’s on you to take them seriously. The post Immune System-How to Save Yours? appeared first on DIABETES~WEBLOG.
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Coronavirus: Fasting for Ramadan on the front line

What's it like to fast for Ramadan as a healthcare worker during the coronavirus pandemic?
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Coronavirus crisis 'increases suffering of most vulnerable refugees'

Trafficking victims and others around world unable to get help during pandemic, says studyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people, according to a report.Research from the University of Birmingham has revealed that many undocumented migrants were anxious about seeking medical help – fearful of being reported to immigration authorities and being deported...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Poverty, Mental Health, Social exclusion, Migration, Refugees, Global development, Human Trafficking, University of Birmingham, Sexual Violence


healing is living ritual

my environment is my therapist...that includes all of nature, the man made world and all creatures great and small. when one pays attention to the context in which one finds oneself in, all that is needed to understand is right here, right now. Be. Do, don't do. Watch. ***
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Autoimmune Disease, Aging, and Coronavirus

What is Autoimmune Disease? Young woman with the typical “butterfly rash” found in systemic lupus erythematosus Autoimmune illnesses are conditions where the human disease-fighting capacity attacks healthy human tissues within you. Take for example, Lupus. It’s a chronic, autoimmune disease affecting an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S. It can affect many different systems and organs in the body, creating a wide range of symptoms such as fatigue, headache, painful joints, ane...
Tags: Health, Oregon, Aging, Immune System, Diabetes, Paleo Diet, Wayne, Yale School of Medicine, Autoimmune Disease, Terry Wahls, Atul Butte, COVID, COVID- 19, Insoo Kang


John Henryism and African American physicians during COVID-19

As an anesthesiologist, you are trained to not only perform but to thrive and act in emergency situations. Four years of residency builds psychological resilience, which is defined as the ability to mentally or emotionally cope or return to pre-crisis status quickly. These crises often occur when a patient’s heart stops beating, or a patient is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How to work from home and not lose it

Your alarm may still go off at the same time, but I’ll bet what happens next is not the same as it was back in February. There is no denying our daily lives have been turned upside down in both stressful and heartwarming ways. While recent stories have made headlines of news anchors in boxers […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The importance and power of physicians advocating for themselves

The COVID-19 pandemic has most of the country in isolation, but it is bringing doctors together. We are no different. After medical school, we parted ways, and thought nothing of it. We met in our first year, endured 4 of the most trying and formative years of our lives together, and then moved to opposite […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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A pediatrician’s silver linings during the pandemic

A few weeks ago, while I was still seeing a full schedule of patients and the crisis was just beginning, I asked myself, “How can I reach this little person on the exam table in front of me?” It was our first meeting. He was deaf and partially blind, neither of those affecting his spirit […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Make your rescue or foster pet a 'forever' friend

Fuzzy, furry friends are filling our homes since the lockdowns due to cornoravirus began in early March.
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The superpower of being present

I turned to my 2-year old daughter with a simple ask: “Can you worry about tomorrow for me?” Blank stare. “All I am asking is that you worry about tomorrow. Just follow the lead of us adults who make it look easy. Now, can you do that for daddy? (Don’t you know about the latest […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Health officials double down on the dangers of mass gatherings as states reopen

Just as more Americans are allowed to visit beaches, attend church indoors or eat inside a restaurant, health officials say gathering in large groups could send states back to where they started.
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