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Under COVID-19: TB, Malaria & HIV Cases Skyrocketing

“It’s going to set us back 20 years on other infectious disease”. It is a longstanding disease that, along with HIV and malaria, has creeped back into global consciousness with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. 1.5 million people will die from it worldwide this year.

The People With Hidden Immunity To Coronavirus

While the latest research suggests that antibodies against Covid-19 could be lost in just three months, a new hope has appeared on the horizon: the enigmatic T cell. The clues have been mounting for a while. First, scientists discovered patients who had recovered from infection with Covid-19, but mysteriously didn’t have any antibodies against it.

Nurses Are Struggling With Trauma. Yet Their Suffering Began Long Before The Pandemic.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, nurses have been given unprecedented media attention for their daily, selfless sacrifices. Make no mistake: Covid-19 patients recover largely because of the nursing services they receive. Yet, hidden within the layers of care rendered by nurses are the psychological traumas they endure.

Recognizing Why Nurses Leave, And How To Get Nurses To Stay

What progress have we made in increasing nurse retention within the nation? This topic has been widely researched for many years globally. "Nurses" can be adult nurses who have been in the profession for many years or new graduate nurses. According to a 2015 study, "the number of nurses leaving the workforce each year has been growing steadily from around 40,000 in 2010 to nearly 80,000 by 2020."

In 1950, My Family Suffered A Different Outbreak In Our Town: A Polio Epidemic

It didn’t take long to happen. Two weeks into the pandemic, a pedestrian on the sidewalk in Charlottesville crossed the street when she saw me. I said hello; she didn’t return the greeting or wave her hand. She just moved away from me.

This Nurse Has Traveled From Hot Spot To Hot Spot During The Covid-19 Pandemic

This past April, nurse Jennifer Byrd left her home in Knoxville, Tennessee, to lend a hand in New York City, which was then under siege by the Covid-19 pandemic. “I felt like I needed to go and help somewhere where help was actually needed,” Byrd says.

Pseudoscience In Pop Culture Is More Dangerous Than Ever

Zac Efron doesn’t say much except “Dude” and “Wow” in his Netflix docu-series Down to Earth. It’s a mostly innocuous show. If you’re the type of person who’s into the actor’s buff, scruffy bro-dude schtick and you like glossy travel content with a sustainability ethos, Down to Earth is the perfect hangover binge, for example.

Frantic To Hire Nurses, Florida Spends Millions On Recruits

In the last month as hospitals filled up and cases soared, the Florida Department of Emergency Management signed $379 million in purchase orders for “staff augmentation” services to provide reinforcements to hospital staff facing burnout.

Can You Get The Coronavirus From Secondhand Smoke?

Secondhand smoke isn’t believed to directly spread the virus, experts say, but infected smokers may blow droplets carrying the virus when they exhale.

Covid Stress Derailed Your Workouts? Here’s How To Get Back On Track

Remember those lofty goals you had for getting fit at the beginning of lockdown? Here’s how to regain your motivation.