Tag Archives: COVID19

Louisiana Warned Nearly 700 Businesses Over Covid-19 Precautions In July

TOPLINE While the number of Covid-19 cases in Louisiana surged in July, so too did the state’s crackdown on businesses that failed to comply with mitigation measures, with authorities issuing warnings to nearly 700 businesses. Closed bars in the famous French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sean Gardner/Getty Images KEY FACTS The 698 Louisiana businesses… Read More »

Case of Ontario man who ignored COVID-19 quarantine order shows challenges of crucial contact tracing

Article content continued The public-health department of Peel region west of Toronto said Wednesday it typically manages to reach contacts within 24 to 48 hours of a case being identified. At the peak of the pandemic the unit had 237 staff doing contact tracing, though that number had dwindled to 190 by the end of… Read More »

CDC: COVID-19 Can Result in Prolonged Illness, Even in Young Adults

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that recovery from COVID-19 can take a long time, even in young adults with no chronic conditions. For their inquiry, CDC researchers conducted a multistate telephone survey of symptomatic adults ages 18 and older who had tested positive for the coronavirus. Interviews… Read More »

The uncertainty of an international medical graduate during the COVID-19 pandemic

A quarter of the physician workforce in the United States consists of international medical graduates (IMGs). This year 4,222 non-U.S. citizens matched in first-year residency positions. I am an IMG from Guatemala, where I completed medical school. In March of 2014, I matched to an internal medicine residency in the United States. The road has been… Read More »

Pennsylvania mandates more COVID-19 protections for hospital workers

Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Health this week issued an order requiring hospitals to update protocols ensuring staff safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. New policies include universal mask wearing for everyone entering a facility and comprehensive contact tracing among workers. Hospital staff who have been in contact with confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases must… Read More »