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U.S. Cancels Blanket Warning for International Travel

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – On Thursday, the Trump administration canceled its warnings against international travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Associated Press reported. Conditions no longer call for a blanket worldwide alert, the administration said. The State Department lifted its worldwide health advisory and returned to country-specific warnings, the AP said. This came after the U.S....

300,000 American Deaths Projected by December Without More Face Mask Use

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – As the U.S. COVID-19 case count neared 5 million on Thursday, a new model predicted that nearly 300,000 Americans could die of COVID-19 by December if more people do not wear masks or practice better social distancing. Researchers from the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) on Thursday issued a forecast of 295,011 deaths from...

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

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Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Aug. 3 to 7, 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice. U.S. Cancels Blanket Warning for International Travel FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – On Thursday, the...

Simple Test Shows Which Face Masks Are Best

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – When it comes to face masks, not all are equally effective, a new study finds. Duke University researchers developed a way of testing various types of masks to see which did the best job of stopping droplets coming from people's mouths, preventing spread of the new coronavirus. They relied on a makeshift apparatus consisting of a box, a laser, a lens and a cellphone...

Model Shows 300,000 American Deaths by December if More Don't Wear Face Masks

Posted 23 hours ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – As the U.S. coronavirus case count neared 5 million on Thursday, a new model predicted that nearly 300,000 Americans could die of COVID-19 by December if more people don't wear masks or practice better social distancing. Researchers from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) on Thursday issued a forecast of 295,011 deaths from...

Beware of Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – The American Association of Poison Control Centers has issued a warning on hand sanitizers that contain methanol (methyl alcohol). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already warned that some hand sanitizers are contaminated with methanol. Methanol is very toxic and can make you "blind drunk" because of its ability to damage the optic nerve, poison experts say....

What Athletes Should Know About COVID-19, Heart Damage and Working Out

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – With evidence mounting that COVID-19 can damage the heart, experts urge people to take precautions when doing vigorous exercise. Up to 30% of patients hospitalized with coronavirus infection have signs of cardiac injury, according to Dr. Sunal Makadia, health director of sports cardiology at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore. The prevalence of heart damage in milder cases of...

AHA News: Program Helps New Immigrants Blend Into Their Communities

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (American Heart Association News) – Social justice warrior Geralde Gabeau has worked for over two decades advocating for and developing public health initiatives for immigrants, especially for women and children. But while working on her doctorate degree in strategic leadership several years ago, Gabeau learned something that moved her in a new direction and, in turn, is...

As in Adults, Minority Kids Hit Hardest by COVID-19

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – U.S. minorities have been particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and a new study suggests kids are no exception. Researchers found that at one community testing site, nearly half of Hispanic children and teens were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The same was true of 30% of Black kids. The rate among white kids hovered around 7%. At...

SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Detected in 13.7 Percent of NYC HCPs

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – Among health care providers in the New York City area, 13.7 percent have severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies, a rate similar to adults randomly tested in New York state, according to a research letter published online Aug. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Joseph Moscola, from Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, New...

COVID-19 Tied to Higher Risk for Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – COVID-19 is associated with large vessel occlusion (LVO) strokes, according to a study published online July 29 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Shingo Kihira, M.D., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues retrospectively reviewed cases for 329 patients for whom a code for stroke was activated (March 16 to April 30, 2020;...

Telestroke Consultations Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – The median number of weekly consults seen through a telestroke network decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Black patients significantly less likely to present with strokes, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Stroke. Cori Cummings, M.D., from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and colleagues conducted a retrospective chart review...

Moderna Charging Much More for COVID-19 Vaccine Than Others

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – Moderna is charging $37 a dose for its experimental vaccine, which is far more than what other companies say they plan to charge for their vaccines, CBS News reported Wednesday. Because two doses of the vaccine are needed to immunize people from COVID-19, total costs could be $74 per person. Moderna's vaccine is currently in phase 3 trials, and the company is confident...

ICU Beds Lacking in Low-Income Neighborhoods Across the U.S.

Posted 1 day 16 hours ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 – There are greater shortages of intensive care unit (ICU) beds for critically ill patients in low-income neighborhoods compared with high-income neighborhoods, according to a report published in the August issue of Health Affairs. Genevieve P. Kanter, Ph.D., from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and colleagues examined...

Johnson & Johnson Makes $1 Billion Vaccine Deal

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THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 – The U.S. government will pay Johnson & Johnson $1 billion for 100 million doses of its vaccine if it is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Johnson & Johnson has said it will offer doses at a not-for-profit cost to provide global access to the vaccine. The government can buy 200 million more doses, the Post reported....

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