covid-19 / 276 posts found

Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for coronavirus

by health and nutrition advice journalist
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office announced on Twitter Sunday. Why it matters: He’s the first U.S. senator to test positive. According to his office, Paul is asymptomatic and was not aware of making direct contact with an infected person. What they’re saying: What to watch: The Senate is set to vote on a massive “Phase 3” coronavirus relief package on Monday. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) have proposed a resolution calling for remote voting, which could potentially be prioritized now that a senator has officially tested positive for the virus. […]

Florida Megachurch Packed with Worshipers During Coronavirus Pandemic

by health and nutrition advice journalist
The Pastor boasted his place was white-glove clean, saying, “We brought in 13 machines that basically kill every virus in the place, and uh, if somebody walks through the door it’s like, it kills everything on them. If they sneeze, it shoots it down at like 100 mph. It’ll neutralize it in split seconds. We have the most sterile building in, I don’t know, all of America.” The scariest part … all these people showed up elbow-to-elbow. If they contract the disease, they are the ones most likely to spread it, because they are clearly not practicing or understanding social […]

Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia dies of coronavirus, aged 21

by health and nutrition advice journalist
A 21-year-old Spanish football coach has died from coronavirus, having been suffering from a form of leukaemia. Francisco Garcia, a youth team coach at Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta, had an unknown pre-existing health condition that resulted in him being more vulnerable to the virus than usual for an individual of his age, though he was only informed of having cancer after going to hospital with symptoms of coronavirus. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines According to Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy, Garcia was advised to seek further medical help after struggling to […]

A COVID-19 coronavirus update from concerned physicians

by health and nutrition advice journalist
“Everything we do before a pandemic will seem alarmist. Everything we do after will seem inadequate.” – Michael Leavitt Why are we writing this? The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a point where containment is no longer possible. The COVID-19 threat is real, and rapidly getting worse. Many of you are very nervous; some are unsure of the validity of the information you are reading. As physician leaders, we felt it was important to craft a resource you can rely on as being scientifically accurate and one which contains as much actionable information and guidance as possible. Accurate, actionable information during […]

A Disturbing Number of People Think Coronavirus Is Related to Corona Beer

by health and nutrition advice journalist
Last Tuesday, the GoogleTrends Twitter account noted that worldwide search interest for “coronavirus symptoms” had increased by 1,050% compared to the week before. It also listed the top five related searches during the previous 24 hours, which included things like “how to prevent coronavirus” and “how does coronavirus spread.” But despite a seemingly global attempt to get Dr. Google’s opinion on what we should and should not be doing in order to avoid the virus, another popular Google search illustrates that we’re also surrounded by very, very confused people. BoingBoing discovered that in the past few days, there has also […]

New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

by health and nutrition advice journalist
Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C — based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China, The Post has learned. Dr. Andrew Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C. Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then re-administered three or four times a day, he said. Each dose is more than 16 times the National Institutes of Health’s daily recommended dietary allowance […]

The U.S. Now Leads the World in Confirmed Coronavirus Cases – The New York Times

by health and nutrition advice journalist
The public health system, limping along on local tax receipts, kills mosquitoes and traces the contacts of people with sexually transmitted diseases. It has been outmatched by the pandemic. There was no Pentagon ready to fight the war on this pandemic, no wartime draft law. There was eventually a White House Coronavirus Task Force, but it has been led by politicians, not medical experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one of the great disease-detective agencies in the world, and its doctors have contributed mightily in skirmishes against Ebola, Zika and any number of other health threats. But […]

House Democrats Propose Widespread Student Loan Forgiveness Due To Coronavirus

by health and nutrition advice journalist
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., left, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. on Capitol Hill, … [+] Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) House Democrats have unveiled a proposal to cancel student loan debt for millions of student loan borrowers amid the escalating Coronavirus crisis. The bill, called the Student Debt Emergency Relief Act, would do the following: Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), one of the lead sponsors, said: “During this unprecedented crisis, no one should have to choose between paying their student loan payment, putting food on the table or keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy. We […]

Italian coronavirus victims over 80 may not receive intensive care | Daily Mail Online

by health and nutrition advice journalist
Italian coronavirus patients who are 80 or older will not receive intensive care if the crisis worsens, under emergency plans being proposed in Turin.  The plans drawn up by civil protection officials warn that ‘it will be necessary to apply criteria for access to intensive treatment’ if there are too many patients. The document, seen by the Daily Telegraph, proposes that these criteria ‘must include age of less than 80’.   Doctors have already described making life-or-death decisions about who can be treated and who may effectively be left to die.   One doctor said a patient’s fate ‘is decided by age […]

Coronavirus: Italy sees 475 deaths, the highest one-day toll | Daily Mail Online

by health and nutrition advice journalist
Italy has recorded the highest one-day official coronavirus death toll since the first case was detected in China late last year. On Wednesday the country reported 475 new deaths from Covid-19, just a day after it looked like Italian coronavirus infections had started to slow.  Italy’s Civil Protection Agency announced 4,207 new cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the the total up from  31,506 to 35,713. Today’s news comes amid hopes the Italian lockdown had slowed the spread of the pandemic. Hospital workers prepare coffins at the Ponte San Pietro hospital in Bergamo on Tuesday, in the province of Lombardy which has […]