Tags : COVID19

Want to see a doctor amid COVID-19? Use telehealth

by  Carrie MacMillan, Kathleen Raven, Kathy Katella, Colleen Moriarty, Yale University Credit: CC0 Public Domain We are being told to stay home and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but where does that leave people with routine doctor appointments? What about someone who notices a lump in her breast? Or has worrisome digestive problems? Should these patients […]Read More

Rockstar Donating In-Game Revenue To COVID-19 Relief

Red Dead Redemption II developer Rockstar Games has announced that starting today through the end of May, it is donating five percent of in-game transactions in Red Dead Online and GTA Online to help small businesses and communities deal with COVID-19. The tweet announcing the campaign says it will distribute aid “both directly and by supporting some of […]Read More

‘We’re right to be optimistic,’ says epidemiologist about search for

Natasha Crowcroft, a professor of epidemiology in the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Credit: University of Toronto Millions of people around the world are staying home as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing has brought large sections of the economy to a standstill, but it’s buying precious […]Read More

COVID-19 infections rise in New York with peak weeks away

Jon Makay, of Harlem, wears an octopus hat to fend off coronavirus, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in New York’s Times Square. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in New York climbed to 3,800, with close to 900 in intensive care, with the peak of the outbreak weeks away, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The […]Read More

Do-it-yourself medical devices and protective gear fuel battle against COVID-19

Credit: CC0 Public Domain It’s a race against time that some participants liken to Apollo 13, the stricken NASA spacecraft for which engineers improvised an air purification system from available parts to get three astronauts back from the moon. In this case, however, the race is to improvise ventilators, face shields, respirators, surgical gowns, disinfectant […]Read More

‘The tip of the iceberg’: Virologist discusses COVID-19

David Ho (BS ’74) of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Columbia University. Credit: California Institute of Technology As of March 20, more than 8,700 people worldwide had died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Caltech trustee David Ho (BS ’74) of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research […]Read More

Video: Infectious disease specialist answers common questions about COVID-19

Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Assoc. Prof. Emily Landon specializes in infectious disease, and serves as medical director of antimicrobial stewardship and infection control at University of Chicago Medicine. A contagious respiratory disease that was first detected in China in December 2019 has spread worldwide. The 2019 novel (new) coronavirus has been named […]Read More

Cloud and SaaS providers prepare for increased demand as millions

Dozens of digital productivity and collaboration tool providers like Microsoft and Zoom have seen massive upticks in usage across China, Italy, and the US because of the coronavirus. The coronavirus could make remote work the norm, what businesses need to know The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak could be the catalyst for a dramatic increase in telecommuting. […]Read More

How does COVID-19 compare with the flu?

“If COVID-19 becomes widespread in the U.S. and other parts of the world, that will still add up to many people getting exposed to the virus and a large number of people developing severe disease,” said Jonathan Runstadler. Credit: CDC The new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in many ways is exactly the type of situation […]Read More