Daily Archives: March 30, 2020

Australia’s future rugby landscape to be shaped by pay cut talks | Bret Harris | Sport

The good news from Rugby Australia’s annual general meeting on Monday was that the game is still solvent. But after the game’s governing body posted an operating deficit of $9.4m, there are doubts over how much longer that will be the case. The loss might have been expected after a …

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Hospital Safety Rules Are Relaxed to Fight Coronavirus

Hospital Safety Rules Are Relaxed to Fight Coronavirus

The federal government announced Monday that it was relaxing many of its usual safety standards for hospitals so they could expand services to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is changing rules on what counts as a hospital bed; how closely certain medical professionals need …

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‘Stealth Transmission’ of COVID-19 Demands Widespread Mask UsageC

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 29, 2020 — Last Saturday, my local hospital reached a sad milestone: We had our first COVID-19 death. I am a staff cardiologist at the hospital in Binghamton, New York, and like hospitals everywhere, we have been anticipating a surge …

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Talking Horses: Peter Beaumont hailed as among last of his kind | Sport

Peter Beaumont has been hailed as among of the last of his kind, following the Gold Cup-winning trainer’s death on Monday morning at the age of 85. Based near Brandsby in North Yorkshire, Beaumont was a quiet man who never sought the limelight and never had more than 30 horses …

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COVID-19 Testing Hits Second Wall: Lack of Supplies

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Non-priority People who don’t have symptoms The CDC also says that doctors should use their judgment to determine if a patient has signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and whether they should be tested. COVID-19 is a reportable disease, so any doctor who runs a test must report the …

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A Hospitalist’s Advice, Fighting an ‘Infodemic’

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 30, 2020 —  Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  A Hospitalist’s Advice Stanford University had its first confirmed case of COVID-19 around March 10. After weeks …

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HHS Investigating Complaints Over Ventilator Rationing in Disabled

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 28, 2020 — The federal government is investigating complaints from advocates that some states are formulating plans to ration ventilators and other crucial treatments for COVID-19 that they say discriminate against people with disabilities. “We’re in the process of …

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The Doctor’s Symptoms Weren’t Typical. Was She Sick Enough to Stay Home?

The Doctor’s Symptoms Weren’t Typical. Was She Sick Enough to Stay Home?

A Sense of Vindication After the phone call, the young woman was overwhelmed with relief. Later that morning, the head of her residency program called. How would she feel about letting her colleagues know about her diagnosis? This way they might feel better about calling in sick if they had …

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FDA Approves Test That Can Detect Coronavirus in Minutes

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 28, 2020 — (Reuters) — Abbott Laboratories said on Friday it won U.S. marketing approval for a diagnostic test for the coronavirus that can deliver results to patients within minutes and be used in physicians offices and urgent care clinics, …

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What Are My Obligations if I’m a Doctor Who Is High Risk?

What Are My Obligations if I’m a Doctor Who Is High Risk?

I was supposed to have a friend over, but she and her husband were ill, so we rescheduled. Since then she has become very ill with coronavirus-like symptoms. She thinks it’s just the flu but will not see a doctor or explore testing options. Can I move the date again …

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