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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]