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Nurses Were Not Ready For The Pandemic, New Report Concludes

America’s nurses were ill-prepared for the coronavirus pandemic and work needs to start now to get them ready for the next emergency, a new report concluded.

23andMe Study Suggests Blood Type Affects Coronavirus Susceptibility

Research from genetic-testing giant 23andMe Inc. found differences in a gene that influences a person’s blood type can affect a person’s susceptibility to Covid-19. Scientists have been looking at genetic factors to try to determine why some people who contract the new coronavirus experience no symptoms, while others become gravely ill.

Coronavirus Hospitalizations Rise Sharply In Several States Following Memorial Day

As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to increase worldwide, and more than a dozen states and Puerto Rico are recording their highest averages of new cases since the pandemic began, hospitalizations in at least nine states have been on the rise since Memorial Day.

Can Air Conditioning Spread The Coronavirus? Why Experts Are Concerned About Public Spaces

New research suggests that AC systems may spread virus particles in enclosed spaces, especially problematic for crowds in small places.

Tear Gas Is Dangerous And Should Be Illegal

Tear gas is a chemical weapon that is banned for use in warfare, yet U.S. police have repeatedly deployed it against people protesting police brutality and anti-black violence this week. Though it’s considered a non-lethal weapon, tear gas is actually far more dangerous than advertised—especially in the midst of a global pandemic.

COVID-19 Overwhelms Border ICUs

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 County, which link the spike in COVID-19 patients to their communities' cross-border lifestyle.

Nurses Deserve All The Respect Doctors And Patients Can Muster

Every year, National Nurses Day is celebrated on May 6 to raise awareness of the role nurses play in society. The date also marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. In addition to the annual celebration, the World Health Organization has smartly declared 2020 the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife,” in recognition of their contributions to medicine.

13 States Report Significant Increase In Coronavirus Cases After Reopening Economy

The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus has increased in many of the states that were among the first to reopen their economies.

Nurses Fill Gaps In Rheumatology Practices

Nurses trained in rheumatology who took over many of the tasks involved in patient clinic visits typically performed by physicians did not impair effectiveness of therapy – but did appear to reduce waiting times to see a specialist, reported researchers in Germany.

COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months

The disease’s “long-haulers” have endured relentless waves of debilitating symptoms—and disbelief from doctors and friends. For Vonny Leclerc, day one was March 16. Hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson instated stringent social-distancing measures to halt the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, LeClerc, a Glasgow-based journalist, arrived home feeling shivery and flushed.