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Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 05, 2020 — At least one physician has been fired for speaking out about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in his hospital. Another was informed he couldn’t wear a mask brought from home for fear of scaring the patients. …

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Silence Over Safety? Muzzling Clinicians a Public Health Issue

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — COVID-19 has caused battle lines to be drawn. But they’re not just between clinicians and the virus. They’re also between the healthcare workers and their employers, causing what the American Medical Association calls a “flashpoint” that could affect …

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Key Drugs Join PPEs on List of Front-Line Shortages

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Among the drugs are several that are key for ventilating patients and keeping airways open. Premier’s data for albuterol, for example — which is also listed as “currently in shortage” on the US Food and Drug Administration’s website — show that orders increased nationally by 53% in March and now only …

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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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Seattle Clinic Tackles Novel Coronavirus

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 12, 2020 — The novel coronavirus has hit Seattle and the surrounding suburbs hard, with 83 confirmed cases and 17 deaths to date. But while Seattle may be the first US city affected, it is a herald spot — one that …

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Clinicians Petition Government for National Quarantine

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 18, 2020 — Clinicians across the United States are petitioning the federal government to follow the lead of South Korea, China, and other nations by imposing an immediate nationwide quarantine to slow the inevitable spread of COVID-19. Without federal action, the …

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