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President Biden to send medical teams to Cleveland Clinic

As hospitals across Northeast Ohio and the nation continue to be slammed by COVID-19, President Joe Biden is apparently gearing up to send in reinforcements. According to USA Today, Biden will be sending medical teams to help six different hospitals across six different states. The president is expected to make the announcement official on Thursday, and the Cleveland Clinic is reportedly on his list. Ohio has been setting coronavirus hospitalization records in recent weeks as the omicron variant spreads, with the bulk of those cases occurring in Greater Cleveland. The Ohio Department of Health claims just under 75% of the state’s positive…

US Virus Cases Nearly Triple in 2 Weeks Amid Misinformation

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JIM SALTER | AP NEWS | July 21, 2021 MISSION, Kan. (AP) — COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray. “Our staff, they are frustrated,” said Chad Neilsen, director of infection prevention at UF Health Jacksonville, a Florida hospital that is canceling elective surgeries and procedures after the number of mostly unvaccinated COVID-19 inpatients at its two campuses jumped to 134, up from a low of 16 in mid-May. “They are tired. They are thinking…

CDC: Face Masks With Valves, Vents Can Help Spread COVID-19

Avoid one-way valves that allow exhaled respiratory droplets to reach others JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES by Rachel Nania | AARP | August 14, 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its face mask guidelines and is out with a new recommendation: Avoid wearing masks with an exhalation valve or vent. These masks, which are often worn for dust protection during construction projects, can do more harm than good when it comes to controlling the spread of the new coronavirus. “The purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control,” the…

COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term

1 August 2020 | World Health Organization News release The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts.” After a full discussion and review of the evidence, the Committee unanimously agreed that the outbreak still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)…
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