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12/30/2020 President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris Announce Members of the COVID-19 Response Team blogspot.com ... with relevant federal departments and agencies, as well as state and local authorities.The Testing Coordinator will coordinate the federal effort to expand COVID-19 testing and the use of testing for an effective public health response, with an emphasis on expanding and targeting testing for schools, nursing homes, other at-risk populations, and communities hardest hit by the pandemic. The Coordinator will chair the National Pandemic Testing Board, which ...
12/30/2020 'We are getting crushed.' What's behind the alarming rise in California's Covid-19 cases localnews8.com ... in vast portions of the state as patients rush into hospitals, which are struggling to manage strains on resources and personnel.“We’re experiencing an explosive and very deadly surge,” Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said December 16.State and local officials are continuing to enact lockdown and quarantine protocols for residents and visitors, even as the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine rollout has provided some long ...
12/30/2020 2020 Staff Picks: Community health advocates adjust to new reality madison365.com 0 L. Malik Anderson’s.Public health advocates and mental health providers plan to continue serving clients in their time of need while practicing social distancing.“We told the women that we serve, the volunteers, ambassadors, we told them to mentally prepare for the next several weeks,” said Lisa Peyton-Caire, founder of The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness and Black Women’s Wellness Day.She and members ...
12/30/2020 Integrating reproductive health services into HIV care Physicians Weekly Integrating reproductive health services into HIV careDec 30, 2020 Lighthouse Trust is a public health organization that operates two public HIV testing, treatment, and care clinics. The trust is caring for over 26‚ÄÖ000 people living with HIV, 23‚ÄÖ000 of whom are on ART. Lighthouse Trust piloted a step-wise integration of SRH services into routine HIV care at its Lighthouse clinic site. Researchers did this study to ...
12/30/2020 Contraception use and impact on pregnancy prevention Physicians Weekly Contraception use and impact on pregnancy preventionDec 30, 2020 Unplanned pregnancy rates in South Africa are high. Effective use of contraception is therefore an essential public health intervention to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Researchers did this study to describe contraception use and its impact on pregnancy in women participating in HIV prevention research and its implications for public health practice. Researchers conducted a secondary analysis of sociodemographic, behavioral, contraception use ...
12/30/2020 COVID-19 cases per county, ZIP code as of Dec. 29 dailyherald.com ... via AP Updated 12/29/2020 8:02 PM Interactive mapSuburbs' portion There have been 405,572 COVID-19 cases in the suburbs as of Tuesday. That's 42.7% of the state's total, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health . There have been 6,819 deaths in the suburbs, which is 42.1% of all COVID-19 deaths in Illinois. Cook County • As of Tuesday, suburban Cook County had 186,040 cases and 3,567 deaths, according ...
12/30/2020 The Role Of Technology In Improved Breast Cancer Treatment And Patient Care technologyforyou.org ... hospitals for consultations, treatments etc. But let’s not forget that the virus is here to stay, and so, do not let corona fear eat you up.Ignoring your disease may now trade one public health crisis for another. Breast cancer is one such disease, which is the most common of all cancers in India and is on rapid rise, especially amongst young women.When technology leads the fight against ...
12/30/2020 Letters to the Editor: It isn't a 'mask' if we can see your mouth or nose LA Times ... and stores. I also see too many stores not enforcing restrictions on the number of customers allowed inside, even though many of them had limits earlier in the pandemic.Whether people continue to flout public health orders because there are no legal consequences, because it’s tiresome to keep following them, because those in charge haven’t acted responsibly or some other reason, this ultra-selfish behavior continues to put ...
12/30/2020 Year in Review: COVID-19 restrictions changed lives in numerous ways sandiegouniontribune.com ... San Diegans in need during the COVID-19 emergency,” Faulconer said. “That’s why we as a city are working diligently to provide relief to our residents and businesses who are complying with public health mandates and staying home or suspending their operations. This involves tenants, landlords and lenders, so ... we will develop an ordinance that recognizes we are all in this together.” (khaled - stock.adobe.com)Initial public health ...
12/30/2020 First doses of vaccine received | News | rapidcityjournal.com rapidcityjournal.com ... vaccine followed by a group of healthcare professionals selected on the basis of risk and/or the frequency of contact treating COVID patients.The risk of COVID-19 spread dial put out by Panhandle Public Health District continued its downward trend this week, moving to about the halfway point in the Orange, or "High", category.As of Monday afternoon, there were 554 confirmed cases in Dawes County, 28, in the ...
12/30/2020 Wistar Reports New Class of Antibiotics Active Against a Wide Range of Bacteria firstwordpharma.com ... pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response for combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These finding were published today in Nature .The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared AMR as one of the top 10 global public health threats against humanity. It is estimated that by 2050, antibiotic-resistant infections could claim 10 million lives each year and impose a cumulative $100 trillion burden on the global economy. The list of bacteria ...
12/30/2020 Using MR to predict PTSD after brain injury dotmed.com ... PTSD has garnered increased attention in recent years as studies have shown considerable overlap in risk factors and symptoms," said lead author, Dr. Murray Stein, a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California San Diego. "In this study, we were able to use data from TRACK-TBI, a large longitudinal study of patients who present in the Emergency Department with TBIs serious ...
12/30/2020 Production of COVID-19 Vaccines in Russia Exceeds Planned Volumes, Public Health Chief Says southafricatoday.net Home World News Russia Production of COVID-19 Vaccines in Russia Exceeds Planned Volumes, Public Health Chief... Production of COVID-19 Vaccines in Russia Exceeds Planned Volumes, Public Health Chief Says December 30, 2020 WhatsApp“The production of the vaccine is higher than planned. Our colleagues, scientists and manufacturers, are trying very hard to make available as many vaccines as possible,” Popova told the Vesti FM radio station.Mass ...
12/30/2020 Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for emergency use in the UK techinfinitylife.info ... second vaccine, after Pfizer BioNTech’s, to be authorized in the UK.The vaccine was approved under Regulation 174 of the Human Medicine Regulations 2012, which allows for the rapid approval of treatments for public health crises.The UK has ordered 100 million doses — enough for 50 million people — and according to AstraZeneca , doses should become available early in the new year.The vaccine is a viral vector ...
12/30/2020 The Latest: Chinese Vaccine Shipment Arrives in Turkey U.S. News & World Report ... million doses of the vaccine, which the country says has an efficacy rate of 91.25% based on early results of late-stage trials conducted in Turkey.The vaccine will now be examined by two public health agencies before the government gives its formal approval for inoculations, starting with health care workers.Turkey has also reached an agreement with Pfizer BioNTech, which is to provide 4.5 million doses of its vaccine ...