In an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, many schools, offices and social venues have shut down, and many governments have issued more or less strict “social distancing” recommendations.1 As a result, people around the world are faced with the prospect of having very limited human interactions for a period of […]
“Opportunities lie in intelligent navigation and detection of high-risk, high-touch areas, combined with other preventative measures,” the authors said in a university news release. “New generations of large, small, micro- and swarm robots that are able to continuously work and clean [i.e., not only removing dust but also truly sanitizing/sterilizing all surfaces] could be developed.”
It’s long been understood that cancer, as well as its therapies, have the unfortunate side effect of weakening a patient’s immune system. That can leave a patient more vulnerable to infectious illness, including COVID-19.
As painful as the last 9 days of social distancing have been, disease modelers think Americans may need to be at home much longer to truly “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 infection and avoid overwhelming the critical care capacity of U.S. hospitals, a new study says.
The fast-pace of the pandemic means that physicians have to make decisions in the absence of any consensus guidance, and they are turning to social media for professional feedback.
The rate of increase in patients needing ICU beds in areas badly affected by COVID-19 can double every 3 to 5 days for over a month, with patients staying an average of 15 days; flexibility is imperative.
The disease caused by a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan City has been given a new name: COVID-19. That news and other developments made the condition this week’s top trending clinical topic.
That overwhelming demand forced the company to put remdesivir on hold for compassionate use.
The total travel ban on foreign nationals is unlawful and ineffective, according to the authors of a viewpoint article on the public health response to the ongoing coronavirus disease outbreak.