30 Mar 2020

NATION’S 5,000 OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTERS COULD HELP WITH THE COVID-19 OVERFLOW

  By Cara Anthony and Liz Szabo   As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, a group of anesthesiologists wants to convert America’s surgery centers into critical care units for infected patients. Many of the country’s more than 5,000 outpatient surgery centers have closed or sharply cut back on the number of elective

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28 Mar 2020

MEDTRONIC FOUNDATION GIVES $10 MILLION MORE TO COVID-19 EFFORTS

  The Medtronic  Foundation is making an additional $10 million in contributions to COVID-19 relief efforts around the world. The Fridley, Minn.-based company spokesman said that the funds will be put toward training and supervising frontline health workers, ensuring their safety (including the provision of personal protective equipmonprofit partners working

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28 Mar 2020

PHYSICIANS FEAR FOR THEIR FAMILIES AS THEY BATTLE CORONAVIRUS WITH TOO LITTLE ARMOR

  By Laura Ungar Dr. Jessica Kisoip0s’ twin girls cry most mornings when she goes to work. They’re 9, old enough to know she could catch the coronavirus from her patients and get so sick she could die. Kiss shares that fear and worries at least as much about bringing the virus

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27 Mar 2020

VS KICKS OFF FREE VIRTUAL EDUCATION WITH ‘ILIOFEMORAL DVT: DEVISE OPTIONS AND DECISION’

    The Venous Symposium’s inaugural VS Virtual Education free webinar will be “Iliofemoral DVT: Devise Options and Decision” at 8 p.m. March 31.   Speaker will be Efthymios Avgerinos, from Pittsburg; and panelists will be Steve Elias from Englewood, New Jersey; and Kush Desai from Chicago. The VS Virtual

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26 Mar 2020

HOW CHINA BUILT A TWITTER PROPAGANDA MACHINE THEN LET IT LOOSE ON CORONAVIRUS

EDITOR’S NOTE: ProPublica analyzed thousands of fake and hijacked Twitter accounts to understand how covert Chinese propaganda spreads around the globe.         By Jeff Kao and Mia Shaung Li Kalen Keegan, a college student at the University of Nebraska Omaha, immediately noticed when her Twitter account unleashed

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24 Mar 2020

A FEW DOCTORS ARE HOARDING UNPROVEN CORONAVIRUS MED BY WRITING PRESCRIPTIONS FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES

by Topher Sanders, David Armstrong and Ava Kofman For ProPublica   A nationwide shortage of two drugs touted as possible treatments for the coronavirus is being driven in part by doctors inappropriately prescribing the medicines for family, friends and themselves, according to pharmacists and state regulators. “It’s disgraceful, is what

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21 Mar 2020

A MEDICAL WORKER DESCRIBES TERRIFYING LUNG FAILURE FROM COVID-19 — EVEN IN HIS YOUNG PATIENTS

“It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy shit, this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.”   By Lizzie Presser   As of

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20 Mar 2020

U.S. MILITARY AND THE DOMESTIC CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: KEY QUESTIONS

    By Josh Michaud and Kellie Moss The domestic response to coronavirus in the U.S. is rapidly expanding. At this point, every U.S. state and territory has declared an emergency, and President Trump has declared the pandemic to represent a national emergency. Yet there are concerns that response capabilities

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20 Mar 2020

IVC JOINS VS IN DELAY OF CONFERENCE UNTIL JULY

    By Larry Storer The International Vein Conference scheduled for April 30-May 2 in Miami Beach, Florida, has been delayed until July, Chairman Jose I. Almeida said March 20. At the time it was either to be July 9-11 or 10-12. He hopes to have the final date nailed

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18 Mar 2020

FDA REMOVES THE RED TAPE ON TEST DEVELOPERS MARCH 18

  Despite a decade of tightly regulating testing, the FDA is now allowing companies to proceed with their diagnostic tests for COVID-19 without first submitting them for federal review or obtaining an official emergency clearance. In the past, the FDA has warned of the personal health risks that could follow

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