Daily Archives: March 24, 2020

‘It’ll be different’: Tom Brady says he’s ready for life with also-ran Bucs | Sport

Tom Brady says one day he’ll have time to reflect on a historic 20-year stint with the New England Patriots, but right now, the six-time Super Bowl champion and newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is focused on his next challenge. “I don’t want to talk about the past …

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Johanna Konta dwelling on uncertain future with Olympics delay | Sport

Tennis, already frozen in the sunshine, took another hit on Tuesday – along with the rest of sport – when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, and Johanna Konta is feeling the chill more than some. The British No 1 is no more than “hopeful” about Wimbledon, which is due to …

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Multi-Level Distancing Is Best Against COVID-19: Study

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March 24, 2020 — A combination of quarantine, school closures, and work-from-home measures is the most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to a new study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Cities and states across the U.S. are using each of those approaches, but they vary. …

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Medicare Is Updating Coverage to Help in the Coronavirus Crisis

Medicare Is Updating Coverage to Help in the Coronavirus Crisis

Older Americans are at a high risk for serious illness from the coronavirus, and most who are over age 65 are covered by Medicare. Medicare already covers its enrollees for much of what they might need if they contract the virus and become seriously ill — and it has expanded …

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AAO Urges Ophthalmologists to Provide Emergency Care Only

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 — The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has updated COVID-19 guidance for ophthalmologists and other eyecare providers to help further reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 within communities. The Academy’s Board of Trustees met on March …

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Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs for Themselves, States Say

Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs for Themselves, States Say

Doctors are hoarding medications touted as possible coronavirus treatments by writing prescriptions for themselves and family members, according to pharmacy boards in states across the country. The stockpiling has become so worrisome in Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Nevada, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Texas that the boards in those states have issued …

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Guidelines for Evaluating and Testing Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 (CDC, 2020)

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued interim guidance for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, including evaluation and testing of persons under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19.[1] Criteria to Guide Evaluation and …

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Brightening Up Coronavirus Quarantine With Christmas Spirit

Brightening Up Coronavirus Quarantine With Christmas Spirit

During a global pandemic, all is certainly not calm. But things are a little bit brighter in some neighborhoods, thanks to a growing movement that has families stringing Christmas lights, blowing up holiday inflatables and building spirit-lifting snowmen to help bring some much-needed cheer during the coronavirus crisis. Like the …

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COVID-19 Sample Collection and Testing: Clinical Practice Guidelines (2020

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 —  In March 2020, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published interim guidelines regarding the collection, handling, and testing of clinical specimens for the diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).[1] Collection and evaluation of …

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AAN Urges Feds to Further Expand Telehealth Benefits

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 — In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is calling on the federal government to do more to expand telehealth services beyond Medicare. As reported by Medscape Medical News, last week the Trump …

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