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Safe Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Safe Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wearing a face mask: ● Cover your nose, mouth, and chin to make a tight seal aroundyour face with a face mask when in public and when aroundpeople who do not live in your household● Avoid touching the mask with your hands● Wash cloth masks after use, or dispose of used masks safelyHandwashing● Wash your […]

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New CDC guidelines say face masks protect those wearing them, too—here are the best ones

New CDC guidelines say face masks protect those wearing them, too—here are the best ones

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a statement that face masks do in fact offer protection to the wearer in addition to helping prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Initially, it was thought that masks only prevented individuals from spreading the virus to others, but new research shows that exposure from infectious droplets is lowered through the filtration […]

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8 coronavirus tips that doctors wish patients would follow

8 coronavirus tips that doctors wish patients would follow

As communities continue to navigate the impending flu season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that patients take preventive measures to minimize their risk and limit exposure to SARS-CoV-2, often referred to as the novel coronavirus. Following proper precautions can decrease a person’s chances of being infected or spreading the deadly virus. With […]

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AMA campaign urges Americans to wear face masks

The AMA recently launched the #MaskUp campaign to normalize mask wearing in the fight against COVID-19. “COVID-19 respects no geographic, demographic or ideological boundaries, and unfortunately it shows no signs of going away any time soon,” AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, said in a press release. “Make masks part of your daily wardrobe and regular routine. […]

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Regions with early interest, adoption of face masks showed modest COVID-19 infection rates

Regions with early interest, adoption of face masks showed modest COVID-19 infection rates

Countries with early interest in face mask use had milder COVID-19 infection rates, according to a letter-to-the-editor published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers with the Chinese University of Hong Kong reported findings from an analysis of how public interest in face masks, based on Google Trends relative search volume data, […]

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Police brutality must stop

Police brutality must stop

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH Board Chair American Medical Association Full Bio Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA President American Medical Association  @PatriceHarrisMD Full Bio AMA policy recognizes that physical or verbal violence between law enforcement officers and the public, particularly among Black and Brown communities where these incidents are more prevalent and pervasive, is a critical […]

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Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing

Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing

On march 27, as the U.S. topped 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Donald Trump stood at the lectern of the White House press-briefing room and was asked what he’d say about the pandemic to a child. Amid a meandering answer, Trump remarked, “You can call it a germ, you can call it a flu, you can […]

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Local, Practical, Apolitical: Inside Germany’s Successful Coronavirus Strategy

Local, Practical, Apolitical: Inside Germany’s Successful Coronavirus Strategy

Source: Wall Street Journal By: Bojan Pancevski and Bertrand Benoit Nation’s 16 states are unsung heroes of the battle; keeping factories open, health-care system prepared BERLIN—Germany’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic has drawn international attention. The main lessons: Fight the virus locally, and keep politics out of it. Germany’s campaign against the virus has largely been fought by regional […]

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Trump Administration Champions Reporting of COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data through Quality Payment Program, Announces New Clinical Trials Improvement Activity

Trump Administration Champions Reporting of COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data through Quality Payment Program, Announces New Clinical Trials Improvement Activity

CMS NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 21, 2020Contact: CMS Media Relations(202) 690-6145 CMS Media Inquiries Improved availability of data key to driving improvement in patient care and development of innovative practicesThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging clinicians who participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), such as physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and […]