Tag Archives: COVID19

COVID-19 Critical Care

“Why is success in critical care being ignored?” the Alliance for Natural Health rightly asks.1 The organization claims “much more could be done to save lives” if critical care protocols were to take into account what critical care doctors are finding in practice. A May 14, 2020, article reads, in part:2 “After around 8 weeks… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Ignore Donald Trump and his cure ideas for Covid-19

Letters are still coming in from readers asking me if they should buy hydroxychloroquine, also known as chloroquine, off the internet. One even quoted ­“Professor” Trump saying it’s “very powerful”, “a gift from god” with “very encouraging early results”. Despite the views of the US ­President, my answer is you should definitely not buy it.… Read More »

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

Patients in the U.S. are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health consumers’ spending varies depending on whether the household is generally a healthy family unit, healthy “enthusiasts,” dealing with a simple or more complex chronic conditions, or managing… Read More »

New York churches transformed into COVID-19 testing sites to serve Black, Latinx communities

Medical workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) test for COViD-19 at Abyssinian Baptist Church, one of 11 churches across the city as well as Nassau County and Westchester that has begun testing for the virus on May 13, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The New… Read More »

Japan says drugmaker Gilead’s COVID-19 treatment remdesivir now in use in hospitals

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has begun treating severely ill COVID-19 patients with Gilead Sciences Inc’s COVID-19 remdesivir drug, a health ministry official said, just days after giving the drug emergency approval as it seeks to curb the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: An ampule of drugmaker Gilead’s remdesivir, which has won emergency approval as a treatment… Read More »

Vitamin D appears to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates

Patients with severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience severe complications, including death After studying global data from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have discovered a strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates. Led by Northwestern University, the research team conducted a statistical analysis of data from hospitals and clinics… Read More »