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COVID-19: News

Links to selected internal and reputable external sources containing relevant news articles.

> Linking Clinicians with Suppliers to Address the COVID-19 Medical Equipment Shortage

06 APRIL 2020

EMG-Health is proud to announce the launch of our brand new web-based service connecting clinicians in need of equipment and resources with suppliers looking to help…

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> Ability to Stabilise and Stockpile Covid-19 Vaccine is Vital

02 APRIL 2020

A British breakthrough invention could form a crucial part in the urgent quest to combat Covid-19 and future virus pandemics…

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> Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug to be Repurposed for COVID-19 Therapy in Phase II/III Clinical Trial

02 APRIL 2020

The U.S. Department of Human Health and Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is to bolster the campaign to develop an effective therapy to address the COVID-19 pandemic…

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> Johnson & Johnson Announces a Lead Vaccine Candidate for COVID-19

01 APRIL 2020

Johnson & Johnson Announces a Lead Vaccine Candidate for COVID-19; Landmark New Partnership with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; and Commitment to Supply One Billion Vaccines Worldwide
for Emergency Pandemic Use…

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> Bactiguard Launches Catheter for Patients in Need of Continuous Temperature Monitoring

01 APRIL 2020

For patients in intensive care, surgery and other conditions where continuous temperature monitoring is important, Bactiguard launches a new urinary catheter – BIP Foley TempSensor…

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> How Do We Stop the Spread of a Pandemic in a Slum?

01 APRIL 2020

Over 1 billion lives are at risk if COVID-19 sweeps through crowded slums. How can we prepare?

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> GMB Calls for the Extension of Free Parking for NHS Staff Indefinitely

01 APRIL 2020

GMB, the Union for NHS staff, has called for the indefinite extension of the UK governments scheme to suspend NHS staff parking charges in England…

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> COVID-19 Pandemic Knowledge Course

31 MARCH 2020

ES4P’s David Joyce, MD, MBA, and Scott Parazynski, MD, Partner to Offer New Course on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) for Anyone and Everyone…

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> Coronavirus: Physiotherapists help COVID-19 patients in intensive care

30 MARCH 2020

Although many patients are more used to seeing physios for rehab, they all have skills that can be vital in critical care…

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> Coronavirus treatment: Vaccines/drugs in the pipeline for COVID-19

30 MARCH 2020

The mysterious coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city Wuhan, now termed as COVID-19, and its fast spread to many other countries, endangers thousands of lives…

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> Coronavirus Tracked: The Latest Figures as the Pandemic Spreads

30 MARCH 2020

The humanitarian costs of the coronavirus outbreak continue to mount, with more than 719,000 people infected globally…

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> How To Tell If We’re Beating COVID-19

27 MARCH 2020

This video is a collaboration with Aatish Bhatia about how to see the COVID-19 tipping point – it presents a better way to graph COVID-19 coronavirus cases using a logarithmic scale in “phase space” – plotting the growth rate against the cumulative cases, rather than either of these against time.

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> Potential COVID-19 therapeutics currently in development

26 MARCH 2020

As the world rushes to identify the best coronavirus treatments and vaccines, John Cahill rounds up the latest developments in potential COVID-19 therapies…

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> COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Test Approved by the FDA

26 MARCH 2020

Rapid diagnosis of COVID-19 is critical to reduce the spread of the virus to the public and healthcare providers around them. Until now, days would pass before the results of existing diagnostic tests were available…

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> Cambridge Virologist Explains What We Do and Don’t Know About COVID-19

25 MARCH 2020

University of Cambridge virologist Dr Jane Greatorex worked in Sierra Leone on the Ebola outbreak and for Public Health England during the swine flu epidemic…

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> Bactiguard Starts Manufacturing Disinfectants in Sweden

25 MARCH 2020

Bactiguard launched the disinfectant HYDROCYN aqua® in Sweden at the beginning of March and, since then, demand has been high. As late as this weekend, products were flown in from the company’s production…

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> CELLINK launches a real-time qPCR instrument

25 MARCH 2020

CELLINK has started reselling a qPCR instrument. The instrument uses a laboratory technique of molecular biology based on the polymerase chain reaction. It monitors the amplification of a targeted DNA molecule during the PCR (i.e., in real time)…

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> COVID-19 Virus Stable on Surfaces for up to 3 Days

24 MARCH 2020

The Virus associated to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has shown to be stable longer than you may have expected. …

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> New Symptom Tracking App AIMS to Slow Spread of Coronavirus

24 MARCH 2020

Around 5,000 twins and their families across the UK have been recruited from the TwinsUK cohort study to trial the app, which tracks in real time how the disease progresses. The aim of the app is to help slow the outbreak, by helping researchers identify…

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> NHS Volunteer Responders: Your NHS Needs You!

23 MARCH 2020

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an ‘army’ of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are most risk from the virus to stay well…

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> COVID-19 Pandemic Management Course

23 MARCH 2020

As scientists, doctors, and governments try to get a grip on COVID-19, surgeon and partner of ES4P David Joyce, MD MBA, and Emergency Medical physician and former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski, MD, are partnering to offer a new online course on COVID-19 for healthcare providers….

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> Fujifilm Sonosite Chief Medical Officer Diku Mandavia, MD. interviews Dr. Enrico Storti on COVID-19

18 MARCH 2020

Fujifilm Sonosite Chief Medical Officer Diku Mandavia, M.D. interviews Dr. Enrico Storti, Anesthesia and ICU Director/Unit Coordinator of the Emergency Department at Maggiore Hospital, from the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lodi, Italy.

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> Pharma’s Response to Coronavirus

24 FEBRUARY 2020

A global health threat emerges suddenly, the build-up only visible in the regions first affected, but while general populations can standby aghast, the pharmaceutical industry must descend on its labs to manufacture a solution…

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> China Coronavirus Diagnosed Using Chest CT Scans

04 FEBRUARY 2020

Infection with the novel China betacoronavirus (2019-nCoV) was detected using medical imaging techniques such as CT scans and X-rays, alongside other laboratory tests, in Wuhan, China…

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