Only about 12% of facilities have been able to get supplemental PPE from federal resources, compared with 25% that have drawn from local donations and 17% from do-it-yourself efforts to cobble together masks and gowns, results show. State and local governments have supplied PPE to 29% of facilities surveyed.
As the coronavirus pandemic stresses the U.S. health care system, personal protective equipment -- including high-tech masks -- are in desperately short supply.
Although the United States missed its chance to head off a COVID-19 epidemic, and is well on its way to becoming the pandemic's new epicenter, these lessons drawn from other countries could still be used to help manage infections in the months and years ahead, Adalja and Kullar said.
It takes multiple measures of social distancing to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, a study from Singapore concludes.
Groceries, deliveries, takeout food – can we bring them into our homes safely in the middle of a pandemic? How do we keep our homes clean? Tips and tricks to help you stay safe.
Physicians in lower-income countries routinely face the logistic difficulties and constrained resources now seen in first-world countries as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 4000 non-US citizens matched to US residencies last week, but COVID-19 visa restrictions may keep them from starting. Restrictions also affect physicians working under other visas.
At Elmhurst Hospital Center, a 545-bed public hospital, doctors and nurses have only a few dozen ventilators for their patients, some of whom have died while waiting for a bed. A refrigerated truck has been stationed outside the hospital to hold the dead, the newspaper reported.
The FDA advises that additional safety measures be taken for fecal microbiota transplants after recent studies found evidence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in the stool of infected individuals.
Rapid COVID-19 clinical practice guidelines by Wuhan University Novel Coronavirus Management & Research Team and China International Exchange & Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care.
In the wake of drastic rule changes governing telemental health services during the COVID-19 outbreak, experts give the most up-to-date information on how to best navigate this ever-changing landscape.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a new coronavirus self-checker on its website that might ease your mind and steer you toward any medical help you might need.
Ozanimod is the first oral, once-daily sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulator approved for adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
Cancer surgeries may need to be delayed as hospitals are forced to allocate resources to a surge of COVID-19 patients, says the American College of Surgeons.
The research focuses on a drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which is normally used to quickly dissolve blood clots that cause strokes or heart attacks.
Reassuringly, COVID-19 in under 25s with diabetes doesn't seem to require hospitalization, early reports from global hotspots indicate. But the pandemic means new cases of type 1 diabetes are being missed.
A significant proportion of healthcare workers treating patients exposed to COVID-19 have symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trouble sleeping.
The low level of risk to livestock and poultry is good news for U.S. livestock producers, meat packers and consumers, who could use some stability as uncertainty about the coronavirus restricts many normal daily activities, Roth noted.
The nation's largest health care system had nearly 500 cases as of Thursday, a 60% increase since Tuesday, CBS News reported.
The seasons of all major sports in the United States were ended after the announcement that some players in the National Basketball Association tested positive for COVID-19.