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Grave Shortages of P.P.E. Gear Flare Again as Covid Cases Surge

As coronavirus cases surge across the country, hospitals, nursing homes and private medical practices are facing a problem many had hoped would be resolved by now: a dire shortage of respirator masks, isolation gowns and disposable gloves that protect front-line medical workers from infection. Unlike the crisis that caught a handful of big city hospitals… Read More »

Canadian prescriptions for malaria drug with COVID-19 potential surge, some for doctors’ own use

Some Canadian doctors appear to have been snapping up a malaria drug for their own possible use against COVID-19, part of a surge in prescriptions for the medicine that has health-care regulators across the country concerned. Professional organizations in several provinces have issued statements in recent days discouraging the practice, noting there’s no solid evidence… Read More »

Eighth death linked to vaping as illnesses surge around the United States

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the man had normal lung function before he started to vape in May. He developed mild respiratory symptoms that worsened, and was hospitalized on August 22. “This is an unfortunate case of a young man with no prior lung illness who started vaping because of chronic… Read More »