Even before the onslaught of the novel coronavirus, many leading-edge providers had launched care and guidance services via chat, message-based exchange, or video platforms in efforts to improve access to care in a convenient fashion. We have had the fancy gadgets, the need and the capabilities for some time for this to be a normal part of everyday operations. However, implementing and scaling these digital services has varied widely and it has been universally poorly woven into health care operations. … [Read more...] about Will telemedicine save US health care?
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Better data sharing is one of the key ways to bring the newest insights to as many people as possible, particularly in settings far removed from big cities, where doctors have better access to resources and examine more unusual patient cases. … [Read more...] about The FDA’s new app for frontline doctors could help discover Covid-19 treatments faster
"The president took extraordinary action to save people's lives, but at the time that he made those statements, we were being told by many people, by the WHO, by the Chinese themselves -- that turned out not to be true -- by public health professionals here, that there wasn't a risk, that the virus would go away with warm weather and things like that," he said. … [Read more...] about O’Brien denies Trump’s coronavirus response cost American lives, calls claim ‘flatly wrong’
Smoke from wildfires can irritate the lungs and cause inflammation that can affect the immune system, said Dr. Rekha Murthy, an infectious disease specialist and vice president of medical affairs at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. That inflammation can make people more at risk of lung infections. … [Read more...] about Air pollution from the wildfires can make people more vulnerable to coronavirus, doctors say
Pitt’s Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner said in a video pleading with students: “We need to flatten the Pitt curve. The recent increases in COVID-19 cases on our campus is concerning. Most of those cases can be linked to students who live off-campus and have engaged in unhealthy and unsafe behavior.” … [Read more...] about Saving The Fall Semester: Universities Urge Students To Remain Safe When On Campus