The Logistical Challenges Of Covid-19 Vaccines

Ella Castle

The United States could be the first country to launch one of the most ambitious vaccine operations in history: distributing and administering up to 600 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine in just a few months.

Massive vaccine campaigns are nothing new — they have been carried out for decades in the fight against the measles and flu, for example.

But stamping out the coronavirus is a distinctly new challenge due to three factors: the short time frame for inoculating a huge number of people, the fact that most vaccines will require two doses, and the very low temperature at

Read More

Hospital owner grapples with COVID-19

Ella Castle

It’s a case of a physician having a hard time healing himself.

Like many businesses, hospitals are struggling to make ends meet during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Just ask Antonio Tamayo, owner and chair of the Perpetual Help Medical Center in Las Piñas.

“People might think hospitals are raking it in during a widespread medical situation like this pandemic. Sadly, they are wrong,” he lamented.

Tamayo revealed that his hospital’s occupancy rate has fallen below the halfway point since the pandemic began.

“Occupancy is low because of COVID, even non-COVID sick patients are afraid to go to the hospital

Read More

Dubai Fitness Challenge, COVID-19 and IPL in UAE

Ella Castle

UAE: Health and well-being activities

The weather is so pleasing, and the temperatures have dropped (“Complete guide of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020”, Gulf News, November 01). We all love to reconnect with our childhood, feel free, and now the Dubai Government’s initiative – fitness challenge is something to be a part of. The events, the camaraderie, and the feeling of being fit is something we all need. So let’s make the best of these opportunities, especially when the weather is on our side. I remember reading a quote: ‘Fitness first begins in the mind, then in the gym.’

Meanwhile, we

Read More

Dentist visits go remote during the covid-19 pandemic

Ella Castle

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed many in-person activities into remote services delivered over the internet. The latest example is the dreaded visit to the dentist.

Dvora Brandstatter used to drive her son Elchanan half an hour to the orthodontist and back every month to make sure his braces were working properly. Now, from the comfort of her home in Bergenfield, New Jersey, she attaches a special scope to her smartphone camera, opens an app and inserts the contraption into the 11 year-old’s mouth. A video of the boy’s choppers is sent to his dentist who checks progress, diagnoses any issues

Read More

Regenerative Medicine Products Market 2020 includes Size, Share, Impact of COVID-19, Trends and Forecast to 2026 Research Report by Absolute Reports

Ella Castle

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Nov 11, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
“Final Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this industry.”

Global “Regenerative Medicine Products Market” inspects key element of the global market that are crucial to be understood by new market competitors. The report includes layout in terms of market share, size, dynamics and competition in industry. The research reports focuses on factors such as market segments, manufactures, product types, applications, profitability, regional, country wise analysis corresponding to the global Regenerative Medicine Products market.

Get a Sample

Read More

Wayne State begins COVID-19 plasma studies; vaccine research expanded at Henry Ford, Beaumont, Michigan Medicine

Ella Castle

COVID-19 treatment and vaccine clinical research is continuing in Southeast Michigan as Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System, Beaumont Health and Michigan Medicine begin additional studies in an attempt to find biological ways to end the world’s worst pandemic in more than 100 years.

Earlier this month, two outpatient studies of treatments that use blood plasma from people who have had the disease — known as convalescent plasma — began this month at Wayne State under Dr. James Paxton, the primary investigator leading the clinical trial. The study is seeking volunteers.

One WSU study seeks to use the coronavirus

Read More

Trump officials promise fair distribution of new covid-19 antibody drug, but limited supply and logistical problems loom

Ella Castle

The federal government Monday granted emergency use authorization for the drug, seen as a powerful tool that could save people from developing the worst symptoms of covid-19 until a vaccine against the novel coronavirus is widely available.

The federal government has more than 80,000 doses ready for allocation and distribution this week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a briefing Tuesday. The medication “has the potential to save thousands of lives and significantly reduce the disease’s burden on the health-care system,” he said.

The government has negotiated a contract to buy 300,000 doses through December, with an

Read More

The Children’s Hospital focuses on improving cleaning and disinfection activities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ella Castle

20201104-WASH-photo1-nurse
A nurse washes her hands after disposing infectious waste at the Children’s Hospital. Credit: WHO / S Khounpaseuth

It is essential that hospitals are places that are safe for patients and their families to visit, and for health staff to work. Good infection prevention and control (IPC) is a fundamental part of this, not just during the COVID-19 pandemic but always.

20201104-WASH-photo2-WHO-staff
WHO staff Souvanaly Thammavong demonstrates proper cleaning of frequently touched surfaces to the hospital staff at the entrance of the Children’s Hospital.
Credit: WHO / S Khounpaseuth

Improvements of WASH and waste management activities

Even before the pandemic, WHO

Read More

Hungary could run out of COVID-19 hospital beds by mid-December: PM’s aide

Ella Castle

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker works at a COVID-19 testing site as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Budapest, Hungary, October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary could run out of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients by the middle of next month under the most pessimistic scenario, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff Gergely Gulyas said on Wednesday.

The country has 32,000 hospital beds set aside for patients with the new coronavirus, he said.

Gulyas said the number of people requiring hospital treatment for COVID-19 could exceed 5,000 on Wednesday, adding that further hospital

Read More

Cases of Covid-19 in children on rise in the US, with highest 1-week spike yet

Ella Castle

Soaring case counts around the country are impacting children at “unprecedented levels,” according to new numbers released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, which are tracking data reported by state health departments.



a police car parked in a parking lot: An attendant talks to a person waiting in their car at a coronavirus testing site October 31 in El Paso, Texas.


© Cengiz Yar/Getty Images
An attendant talks to a person waiting in their car at a coronavirus testing site October 31 in El Paso, Texas.

There were 61,000 new cases in children during the last week of October, “which is larger than any previous week in the pandemic,” the AAP said in a statement. From the onset of the pandemic through October

Read More

People With COVID-19 Can Still Vote In Person, CDC Says

Ella Castle

KEY POINTS

  • The CDC said people infected with COVID-19 may still exercise their right to vote
  • Sick voters would be asked to follow safety guidelines
  • The recommendations come as case numbers continue to increase in 40 states

People who have been infected or are currently sick with the novel coronavirus may vote in person, according to a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In an email written on Monday, the health agency said Americans who are or have been infected with COVID-19 can exercise their right to vote as long as they follow proper safety

Read More

How will fitness studios and outdoor workouts survive Covid-19 during the winter?

Ella Castle

In the shadow of the Vessel, the sky-scraping copper honeycomb structure in New York City’s Hudson Yards, is a huge tent full of bikes that go nowhere. In the parking lot of the Beverly Center, the famed Los Angeles shopping center, there’s a blocked-off section peppered with treadmills and benches. And this summer, the Southampton Arts Center’s west lawn was transformed into a dance-workout space.

These outdoor gyms are the new normal of group fitness.

Because companies like SoulCycle, Barry’s, and the up-and-coming dance-inspired workout FORWARD__Space haven’t been allowed to reopen in major cities like New York and Los Angeles,

Read More

Fitness Influencers, Please Don’t Spread COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media

Ella Castle

My fellow fitness instructors, trainers, coaches, and influencers:

I beg you, please, for the love of the people’s health, do not use your platform to spread misinformation about COVID-19. Really, please. As someone who spent eight years getting a master’s and a Ph.D. in public health (partially focused on health communication), some of the posts and comments I have seen floating around the ’gram from fitness or yoga accounts, quite frankly, terrify me—like that people are blowing the virus out of proportion, or that it’s not actually that big of a deal. All things that we’ve also heard from our

Read More

How Parents Feel About Their Kids in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Ella Castle

Katelyn Evans, 16, has never met Randy Kerr—and there’s no reason she should have. It was 66 years ago that Kerr, then 6, became briefly famous, receiving the first injection of Jonas Salk’s experimental polio vaccine during the massive field trial of hundreds of thousands of children in the spring of 1954. History notes that the vaccine worked, and the children who stepped forward to receive either the actual shot or a placebo were heroically dubbed the Polio Pioneers.

Evans is a pioneer of the modern age, one of an eventual group of 600 children in the 16-to-17 year-old

Read More

Lilly Stops Antibody Trial in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Ella Castle

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

Eli Lilly announced it will halt its ACTIV-3 trial evaluating the antibody bamlanivimab in combination with remdesivir for people hospitalized with COVID-19, after new evidence regarding efficacy emerged.

The new data from the National Institutes of Health suggest that the experimental neutralizing antibody therapy does not offer significant clinical benefit for people with more advanced COVID-19 illness, according to a company statement.

Eli Lilly also announced it plans to continue its other trials evaluating the antibody, including those assessing a potential role in treating people in

Read More

Coronavirus: Inside Altnagelvin Hospital’s battle with Covid-19

Ella Castle

Image caption

Staff talked about the pressures of working during the pandemic

For one day we observed Altnagelvin Hospital’s fight against the virus – just one 12-hour window into a pandemic which is now into its ninth month.

There was talk of staff burnout, post-traumatic stress disorder and coping with depression.

Almost like an army coming back from a war, these hospital workers are feeling the impact of Covid. And the battle isn’t over yet.

To fill rotas and to ensure colleagues and wards are not left under-resourced, many nurses are working five consecutive days of 12-hour shifts.

They are

Read More

Even dentist visits go remote during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ella Castle

dentist
Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many in-person activities into remote services delivered over the internet. The latest example is the dreaded visit to the dentist.

Dvora Brandstatter used to drive her son Elchanan half an hour to the orthodontist and back every month to make sure his braces were working properly. Now, from the comfort of her home in Bergenfield, New Jersey, she attaches a special scope to her smartphone camera, opens an app and inserts the contraption into the 11 year-old’s mouth. A video of the boy’s choppers is sent to his dentist who checks

Read More