She was referring to a Russian government plane filled with 60 tons of medical supplies that flew to New York, which has emerged as the new global epicenter of the coronavirus crisis. President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin spoke on Monday by phone about the worsening situation in New York and the need for crucial supplies such as masks and ventilators. … [Read more...] about We Tried To Get Home To Our Dying Father In The US. Then Our Flight From Russia Was Canceled.
Parades cancelled today
Also on Saturday, the Odisha government started passive surveillance of both the government and private healthcare facilities and asked all the hospitals to inform the government about the details of patients suffering from severe acute respiratory infection and influenza. The hospitals have been urged to report all the cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection and Influenza-like Illness to the district Integrated Disease Surveillance Program cell or State IDSP, said Odisha government’s chief spokesperson on Covid-19, Subroto Bagchi. … [Read more...] about Covid-19: Odisha asks thousands to self-quarantine as postman tests positive
10:17 p.m. Gilead to donate 1.5 million doses of experimental drug remdesivir: Foster City-based Gilead Sciences said it will donate 1.5 million individual doses of its experimental coronavirus drug, remdesivir, “to treat patients with the most severe symptoms of COVID-19.” The doses could treat more than 140,000 patients and will be available for compassionate use, expanded access and clinical trials, Chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day wrote in an open letter posted online Saturday. Remdesivir, an injectable antiviral, has been used to treat more than 1,700 patients on a “compassionate use” basis, Gilead said. The company last week said it would transition to “expanded access” programs that would allow hospitals or physicians to apply for emergency use of the drug for multiple severely ill patients at a time. The letter states remdesivir “is still an investigational medicine and has not been approved by regulatory authorities anywhere” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Newsom helps out health care and essential workers with child care options
“This breakthrough that the RACGP argued strongly for will enable GPs to better support their patients during this pandemic and help to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community as people can access medical care and any medication they may need without needing to leave their home.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: ‘Six million jobs’ at stake over JobKeeper scheme as Donald Trump addresses US on horror week ahead
Your home is your work . . . and your school . . . and your doctor’s office The last big change we’ve noticed is right inside our homes, which are being reshaped to accommodate a lot more than just eating and sleeping. Millions of adults are working from home, and millions of children are learning from home. Gretchen Hansen, the CEO of the digital interior design service Decorist, reports a 30% increase in traffic, a 45% increase in signups to its email list, and a 30% increase in spending per project. “We believe the stay-at-home directives are causing a fundamental and lasting shift on the interior design business—with a large-scale migration from in-person to virtual services,” she says. “We have seen unprecedented increases in our business across the board—in traffic, signups, and spending.” … [Read more...] about The rise of quarantine UX: How COVID-19 has upended the very idea of convenience