Tag Archives: Covid19

Mother-Baby Separation for COVID-19 Not Evidence-Based

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

“There’s just no good evidence that we should be separating these moms and babies,” Eglash added. Kehl agrees. “When you consider the effects on maternal–infant bonding and how important evidence-based practices, like performing skin-to-skin and early breastfeeding initiation [are], in most cases those benefits outweigh the risk of infection,” …

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April 7, 2020 — A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

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We’ve had 5,000 more deaths in just five days; the curve may be flattening in New York; and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care. Here’s the latest news on COVID-19 in the U.S. and around the world: As of this morning, more than 1,360,000 cases have …

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COVID-19: IIT Team Develops LED-Based Disinfection Machine for Sanitising Floors of Hospitals, Buses

COVID-19: IIT Team Develops LED-Based Disinfection Machine for Sanitising Floors of Hospitals, Buses

A team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has developed a low-cost LED-based machine which can be used for disinfection of floors at hospitals as well as buses and trains to aid the fight against COVID-19 in the country. IIT Guwahati is also filing a patent for the machine, …

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WhatsApp Reduces Forward Message Limit to 1 Chat at a Time to Curb Fake News During COVID-19 Outbreak

WhatsApp Usage Increased by 40 Percent Due to Coronavirus Outbreak: Kantar

With a view to limit the circulation of fake news and misinformation through its platform, WhatsApp on Tuesday narrowed down the limit of frequently forwarded messages to one chat at a time. This comes as an update to the existing limit that was allowing users to forward a message for …

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Covid-19 Impact On State Governments Scramble For Funds As Revenues Dry Up Due To Coronavirus

State Governments Scramble For Funds As Coronavirus Takes Toll On Coffers

The lockdown has hit states’ tax revenues from fuel and stamp duties A three-week nationwide lockdown is testing the resilience of state governments, with analysts warning that essential public services and health care for millions of Indians will be in jeopardy without further central government and RBI support. States are slashing …

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WhatsApp puts limits on message forwarding to curb COVID-19 misinformation

WhatsApp puts limits on message forwarding to curb COVID-19 misinformation

Starting today, WhatsApp messages can only be forwarded to one chat at a time. What you need to know WhatsApp is tackling the spread of misinformation on its platform by putting limits on message forwarding. Starting today, users can only forward messages to one chat at a time. WhatsApp is …

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Are Smartphones An Essential Item Whose Sales in India Be Resumed Amid COVID-19 Lockdown?

Are Smartphones An Essential Item Whose Sales in India Be Resumed Amid COVID-19 Lockdown?

India is about to complete a fortnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak on March 24. The lockdown that was aimed to reduce the deadly impact of COVID-19, caused by the coronavirus version called SARS-CoV-2, has adversely impacted the lives of most …

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Huge Global Effort for Clinical Trials in COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

Canadian researchers drew similar conclusions from the extensive use of oseltamivir during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. In a commentary in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Matthew Cheng, MDCM, of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada, and colleagues wrote, “Even now, because there has been no RCT, it is not definitely known whether oseltamivir is efficacious…” …

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Proposed Treatment Guidelines for the COVID-19 Era

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — In light of the rapid changes affecting cancer clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Drs David Kerr and Rachel Kerr, both specialists in gastrointestinal cancers at the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom, drafted these guidelines for …

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Might COVID-19 Meld Public Health With Clinical Medicine?

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — Clinical medicine at its base is “one patient, one physician, one moment, one decision” — all day, every day. At The Lundberg Institute we add: Let it be a decision shared by patient and physician, informed by the best evidence, …

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