“Conversations with your doctor can be intimate. I don’t like other people listening in.”
While 30 million Americans collect unemployment, remote workers in India listen in on medical appointments and take notes for US doctors
Sarah Kwon, Kaiser Health News
October 1, 2020
Podiatrist Dr. Mark Lewis greets his first patient of the morning in his suburban Seattle exam room and points to a tiny video camera mounted on the right rim of his glasses.
“This is my scribe,...
Sep 9, 2020
New York Post – Multiple employees at the hospital where George Floyd was pronounced dead inappropriately accessed his medical records, according to the family’s lawyer.
Attorney Antonio Romanucci told KARE 11 the Minneapolis hospital, Hennepin Healthcare, sent a letter to the family alerting them of the data breaches, which occurred over the last 30 days.
Romanucci said the family is considering suing the hospital, fearing the breaches could have played into an attempt to...
"The government is resorting to draconian measures to combat the coronavirus, including physically locking residents in homes, imposing quarantines of more than 40 days and arresting those who do not comply."
In China's Xinjiang, forced medication accompanies lockdown
Aug 31, 2020
By DAKE KANG Associated Press
BEIJING (AP) — When police arrested the middle-aged Uighur woman at the height of China's coronavirus outbreak, she was crammed into a cell with dozens of other women in a detention...
"My morgue was completely full all last week. It’s bad ... " |
"The bodies are piling up fast"
COVID-19 deaths are exploding in the state – and it may be a massive undercount. One coroner put it simply: “It’s bad.”
Aug. 02, 2020
Daily Beast – In the months before his county’s morgue neared capacity, before he started wearing his face shield and “moon suit” to answer calls in neighbors’ homes, and before his own coronavirus...
July 21, 2020
The Patriot Hill – Doctors have been calling out gender bias on some of the origins of human body parts, believing that the medical language is both “sexist” and “misogynistic.”
For ob/gynDr. Kristin Small, these medical terms represented an older generation and had become increasingly irrelevant in today’s generation.
These terms include Achilles Tendon, which was named after the weak spot of a Greek Trojan war hero. Another example is the term Adam’s...
"People who talk to contact tracers will be sent to FEMA camps ... ”
and other Covid-19 conspiracy theories that won't go away
July 15, 2020
Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News – In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, contact tracing is downright buzzy, and not always in a good way.
Contact tracing is the public health practice of informing people when they’ve been exposed to a contagious disease.
As it has become more widely employed across the...
July 5, 2020
Dallas Morning News – Wearing masks, a practice that health experts say is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of COVID-19, is now required across the state.
But what if you’re unable to wear a mask because of a legitimate medical condition or disability? Can a business refuse to serve you? Here’s what you need to know.
Who isn’t required to wear a mask?
State and local mandates requiring masks acknowledge...
Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus
July 1, 2020
The Associated Press via Kaiser Health News – The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.
Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue money, state...
"48% of COVID-positive patients who visited the emergency room between May 24 and May 30 said they had recently traveled to Mexico."
| Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News
June 5, 2020
CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Even as most California hospitals have avoided an incapacitating surge in coronavirus patients, some facilities near the Mexican border have been overwhelmed.
They include El Centro Regional Medical Center in Imperial County and Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista in San Diego...
Study shows Spain far from having 'herd immunity' to virus
Jun 04, 2020
MADRID (AP) — A second round of random testing in Spain for antibodies to the new coronavirus indicates that a third of those infected do not develop symptoms, Spanish health authorities said Thursday.
"It is a wake-up call for public health: it is not possible to control (an outbreak) by just considering those who are symptomatic," National Epidemiological Center Director Marina Pollán said.
“I think lockdown saved no lives. I think it may have cost lives.”
Fox News – Fox Nation host Lara Logan called out the media Tuesday for ignoring how economic lockdowns are causing damage to the health care industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“No one is talking anymore about the fact that preventing one COVID death doesn’t mean that you’re not causing a whole lot of other deaths through those prevention measures,” Logan told “Tucker...
May 21, 2020
Kaiser Health News – Tom Peeling wanted his teeth cleaned and wasn’t going to let the coronavirus pandemic get in the way.
Luckily, his six-month regular appointment was scheduled for earlier this month, just days after dental offices were allowed to reopen in Florida for routine services.
In late March the state ordered dentists to treat only emergency cases as part of its efforts to keep residents at home and to preserve limited...
Russian doctors say woman contracted virus twice |
AP – The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic.
— FDA investigating virus test used at White House for false negatives.
— Russian doctors say woman contracted virus twice.
— Europe is relaxing coronavirus restrictions, but cases flare in Mexico.
— Macron says mistakes were made in reforms of healthcare system.
MOSCOW — Russian doctors say they are treating a woman who may have contracted coronavirus for the second time after recovering from...
May 12, 2020
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian health officials on Tuesday announced an investigation into the safety of ventilators at two hospitals, where fires in intensive care units for coronavirus patients killed a total of six people over the past four days.
The deaths occurred as Russia struggled to cope with its growing coronavirus caseload, which on Tuesday exceeded 232,000 confirmed infections and has put a strain on the country's vastly outdated health care infrastructure.
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