Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety, Isolation and Loneliness

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 […]

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Could Robots Be Deployed in Battle With COVID-19?

“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.”

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COVID-19 May Delay Some Cancer Treatments

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.

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Social Distancing May Need to Last Months: Study

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.

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Week-Old COVID-19 Urology Guidelines Already Outdated

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.

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ICU Lessons on COVID-19 From Italian Front Line: Be Flexible

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.

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Trending Clinical Topic: COVID-19

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.

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Potential Coronavirus Drugs Already in Low Supply

That overwhelming demand forced the company to put remdesivir on hold for compassionate use.

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Have the Public Health Restrictions Gone Too Far for COVID-19?

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.

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