Current US Visa Rules Restrict, Limit COVID-19 Physician Pool

Tweet What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 26, 2020 — Efforts are underway to ease visa restrictions that are currently limiting what foreign physicians inside the United States can do and what foreign medical students who are barred from entering the country would be able to do ― help fight the COVID-19 crisis. Non-US citizens who completed medical school...
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Commentary: Lessons on COVID-19 From Low-Income Countries

Tweet What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 26, 2020 — It’s taken for granted that lower-income countries learn regularly from high-income countries. Having lived and worked as a physician in Nepal, Japan, the United States, and Canada, however, I know that high-income countries have much to learn from their lower-income brethren as well. And now the...
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Coronavirus Similar to One Found in Pangolins

Tweet Pulmonary Embolism Signs of this potentially fatal complication. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200326/coronavirus-siimilar-to-one-found-in-pangolins?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Social Distancing May Be Working, New Study Hints

Tweet Pulmonary Embolism Signs of this potentially fatal complication. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200326/social-distancing-may-be-working-new-study-hints?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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NYC Hospitals Struggle with Coronavirus Surge

Tweet New York Times: “13 Deaths in a Day: An ‘Apocalyptic’ Coronavirus Surge at an N.Y.C. Hospital,” “‘We’re in Disaster Mode’: Courage Inside a Brooklyn Hospital Confronting Coronavirus.” Andrew Cuomo, governor, New York, press briefing, March 26, 2020. Bill de Blasio, mayor, New York City. NYC Health: “Coronavirus Daily Data Summary.” New York 1 News: “Mount...
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Social Distancing May Need to Last Months: Study

Tweet MedRxiv: “Social Distancing Strategies for Curbing the Covid Epidemic.” Yonatan Grad, MD, PhD, assistant professor of immunology and infectious disease, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA.   Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.   Maria Van Kerkhove, PhD, infectious disease epidemiologist,...
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Week-Old COVID-19 Urology Guidelines Already Outdated

Tweet What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 24, 2020 —  Recommendations to help clinicians triage surgical procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, developed quickly by a team of urology experts from around the world and shared last week, are already out of date. “I would change some things we said a week ago,” said David Canes, MD, from Lahey...
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ICU Lessons on COVID-19 From Italian Front Line: Be Flexible

Tweet What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 24, 2020 – The rate of increase in intensive care unit (ICU) admissions in regions gripped by the COVID-19 epidemic may take more than 4 weeks to peak, and even then only begins to slow down after another 4 days, warns an Italian academic, who is calling on countries not yet overwhelmed to prepare now as best...
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Coronavirus Care Planning ‘More Important Than Containment’

Tweet What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: FEBRUARY 14, 2020 — Although quarantines and the number of people affected are dominating the headlines about the coronavirus, emergency preparedness — not COVID-19 containment — is the more appropriate response, said Amesh Adalja, MD, an infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security...
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Multi-Level Distancing Is Best Against COVID-19: Study

Tweet The Lancet Infectious Diseases: “Interventions to mitigate early spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Singapore: a modelling study.” CNN: “These states have implemented stay-at-home orders. Here’s what that means for you.” Carlos Del Rio, MD, professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. The New...
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