As Thousands Join The Coronavirus Fight, There Are Few Rules For California Health Corps

While Newsom and health officials say there is no time to waste, Roberson said recruiting the volunteer doctors, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, emergency medical technicians and others may be premature if current workers can be moved into the most vital areas. And she worries about bringing in retired workers without knowing “how fresh their skills […]

Gov. Newsom’s California Health Corps to fight coronavirus is unprecedented. Now he needs to produce

For example, there’s Newsom’s unprecedented California Health Corps program. It’s an effort to build up a reserve army of backup doctors, nurses and other medical care specialists who can be called up to replace frontline providers when they get overwhelmed by surging caseloads or become sick themselves.

Hogan: ‘Please Stay Home, Safe’ As MD Coronavirus Cases Top 3.6K

There are a number of effective measures you can take to stem the spread of COVID-19. That includes washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, avoiding large gatherings, staying home when you feel sick, and maintaining a distance of six feet from others.

The Rationing of Care May Lead to Lawsuits Against Doctors. Here is What We Should Do to Protect Them | Opinion

A number of mechanisms exist to protect providers and other key players from liability when they are acting within the parameters of a crisis standard of care. The Federal Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act immunizes the U.S. government, manufacturers, pharmacies, state and local program planners and many providers from a suit when administering […]

ICYMI: Top takeaways from this week’s “Face the Nation”: U.S. prepares for apex of COVD-19

What Bullard said: “The solution is universal testing. What you want is every single person to get tested every day. And then they would wear a badge like they would at a- after they voted or something like that to show that they’ve been tested. This would immediately sort out who’s been infected and who […]

Thousands of coronavirus-infected New Yorkers treated with anti-malarial drug

Mount Sinai’s-Icahn School of Medicine also is one of 34 institutions nationwide participating in the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project. The program seeks blood-plasma donations from recovered coronavirus patients that contain antibodies that can be used to fight the virus in seriously ill patients.

Coronavirus live updates: Patients rush to join tests of drug made by Bay Area’s Gilead

5:50 p.m. Trump says he would wear face covering ‘if I thought it was important’: President Trump was asked at his Sunday briefing if his wife Melania has encouraged him to wear a face covering since in a tweet she encouraged people to take seriously the Centers for Disease Control recommendations to do so. Trump […]

Looming crisis threatening the US: Black and Latino workers to be hit hardest by coronavirus as their hours are cut, while others must risk the virus with no insurance or stay at home with no pay

‘We know the world is changing before our eyes in terms of dealing with the spread of coronavirus and we just found out that the Oakland Unified School District is closing the doors for the foreseeable future, so we want to intercede on behalf of the kids that rely on the daily services and try […]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – US officials expect ‘saddest week,’ glimmers of COVID-19 relief

New York: Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoTrump hits Illinois governor after criticism: ‘I hear him complaining all the time’ Kentucky governor says it’s ‘very hard’ to compete with federal government for medical equipment COVID-19: We had the warning but we lacked the leadership MORE (D) on Sunday said New York experienced a drop in new hospital […]

Coronavirus live updates: Number of SF inmates down by nearly half

10:37 a.m. Bay Area man dies from COVID-19 after waiting hours for ambulance in Florida, family says: A South San Francisco man died late Saturday night from COVID-19 after waiting more than 4 hours for an ambulance from the Coral Princess cruise ship, the latest in a string of vessels to get infected by the […]