Tag: pandemic

Telehealth Finds Acceptance Among Patients With Cf, Clinicians

Telehealth is widely accepted among individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) and the physicians who treat them, according to three new studies. The surveys examined attitudes...

COVID-19 cases in US may double before Biden takes office, shows study

Washington: With Inauguration Day for US President-elect Joe Biden still two months away, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country is likely to...

Bill Gates, the coronavirus and the quest to vaccinate the world

By Megan Twohey and Nicholas Kulish The head of one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers had a problem. Adar Poonawalla, chief executive of the...

COVID-19: Favipiravir shows hope in Mumbai trial

(This story originally appeared in on Nov 23, 2020) MUMBAI: While the WHO last week recommended that antiviral remdesivir not be used for severely ill...

Trump’s Lame-Duck Status Leaves Governors to Wing It on COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Not long after the world learned that President Donald Trump had...

U.S. hits 12 million COVID-19 cases as many Americans defy Thanksgiving travel guidance

The United States recorded its 12th million COVID-19 case on Saturday, even as millions of Americans were expected to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday,...

Delta Will Keep Blocking Middle Seats Through Spring 2021

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Delta Air Lines will continue to block middle seats through March...

Studies Gauge Toll of Pausing Fertility Treatment During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than 60% of patients at a center for reproductive medicine...

New Contact Tracing Apps Stir Hope for Virus Fighters in US States

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – A new wave of mobile apps that help track exposure to the coronavirus is coming to U.S. states ahead of the...

View: Is Trump trying to take the economy down with him?

By Claudia Sahm Consumed by Election Day, Congress effectively abandoned the country when it failed to reach an agreement in October on a desperately needed...

Tough job: Govt’s new scheme to incentivise jobs creation is unlikely to trigger hiring

Anurag Sharma (name changed) runs a logistics company in Delhi that owns five trucks and employs 22 workers. He keeps only eight employees on the...

Business and world leaders move on as Trump fights to reverse election

By Michael D. Shear, David Gelles, Mark Landler and David E. Sanger WASHINGTON: Inside the wrought-iron fences that surround the 18-acre White House complex, the...

WHO Says No to Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The antiviral drug remdesivir is not recommended for hospitalized COVID-19 patients because...

FDA Authorizes Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19

Nov. 19, 2020 — The FDA on Thursday granted emergency use authorization for the arthritis drug baricitinib to be used in combination with remdesivir to...

Pfizer Seeks COVID Vaccine OK As Roll Out Planned

Nov. 20, 2020 — American pharmaceutical company Pfizer, and its German partner BioNTech, said Friday they will seek government approval today for an experimental coronavirus...

pfizer vaccine: EU says could approve Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines this year

BRUSSELS: The European Union could approve two coronavirus vaccines being tested by Pfizer-BioNTech and by Moderna before the end of next month, EU Commission president...

Theatres reopened but workers continue to suffer due to low footfalls

Mumbai: Cinema halls and multiplexes have reopened after eight months but business is slow due to a number of factors like lack of new Hindi...

CDC Urges Americans to Forgo Thanksgiving Travel

Nov. 19, 2020 — As COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations of continue to accelerate in the U.S., the CDC on Thursday bluntly advised Americans not...

Restaurants Scramble Amid Cold, COVID Surge

         Controlling the indoor environment         As far as indoor dining, there are many environmental controls available that...

U.S. Surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. passed the quarter-million milestone for coronavirus deaths on Wednesday,...

COVID-19 Threatens to Overwhelm Canada’s Health System

WINNIPEG (Reuters) – In July, the Canadian province of Manitoba went two weeks without a single new case of COVID-19. Theaters and casinos reopened and...

Pandemic Puts All Eyes on Public Health

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Public health — the science of protecting and improving the health...

AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot candidate shows promise among elderly in trials

LONDON: A potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca Plc and Oxford University produced a strong immune response in older adults, giving hope it may protect...

T-Cells May Best Antibodies for Detecting Past COVID Infection

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Accurate and accessible viral and antibody testing are essential to helping...

Small Practices Wiped Out of Disinfectant Wipes

Like most doctors, Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, grabs a wipe to disinfect her stethoscope every time she examines a patient who might have an infectious...