'Some PPEs feel like we're wearing plastic rice bags'
Monday, 25 May 2020 The WHO guidelines on PPE strike a balance between protection against infection and allowing health workers "ease, dexterity, comfort and minimal heat-associated stress". However, the guidelines framed by the ministries of health and textiles only focus on the need to prevent blood or fluid penetration but have nothing about breathability.
World Health Organization officials on Wednesday warned that Lebanon's COVID-19 response plan has become more difficult to implement in the aftermath of the massive blast that rocked the capital Beirut.
Russia has become the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine and it has been named 'Sputnik V'. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the vaccine was effective and said that one of his daughters had already been inoculated. The vaccine is administered in two doses and consists of two serotypes of a human adenovirus, each carrying an S-antigen of the new coronavirus, which enter human cells and produce an immune response. However, concerns have been raised from several quarters over the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. Several countries including the US, Canada and Germany have raised questions over the vaccine and said that vaccine production is not a race. What makes matters murky is that the approval comes even before the start of a larger trial involving thousands of participants, commonly known as a Phase III trial. The World Health Organisation said any stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review. So why is the world sceptical about Russia's 'Sputnik V'? Watch this video to find out.
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A growing number of COVID-19 survivors often referred to as "long-haulers" — people who've been experiencing symptoms for months instead of the average of two weeks the World Health Organization (WHO) says is the usual span — have been sharing their personal experiences with the disease on social media. Oftentimes, they reveal that they're suffering from symptoms that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do not indicate as COVID-19 symptoms, like hair loss.
Sputnik reported that the first COVID-19 vaccine in the world has been registered by Russia on August 11. One of the President's daughters has been given a shot of the COVID-19 vaccination. Mass production of the medication will start in the near future. The World Health Organisation had declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic on March 11. So far, the total number of 20,092,855 people have tested positive of coronavirus and 736,254 deaths have been reported across globe. Russia's Healthcare Minister.
A dad has been embarrassing his daughter by wearing matching virus protection facemasks nad ties to work. Steve Motgomery's daughter Kiana, from San Antonio, Texas has been documenting her father's stylish PPE on social media. However, her comment has simply been “dad.....whyyyyyyy!?”. The 57-year-old car salesman says his girlfriend makes them.
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Nurses from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) who were protesting against the management, alleging lack of PPE kits and masks, called off their strike on July 22, late night. Nurses got assurance from Dharwad Deputy Commissioner Nitish Patil of holding a meeting in the morning on July 23.
RJD leader and Leader of Opposition in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav on increasing COVID-19 cases in the state said that Bihar is gradually going to become a global hotspot of COVID-19. He said, "As state government is not worried about the rising number of cases. They are doing nothing to increase testing. The number of COVID deaths is also increasing in Bihar. Different COVID-19 numbers are being given for Bihar by centre and state. People are receiving test report even when they have not given any sample for test. Medical staff at COVID centres does not have PPE kits. We demand that state govt must give a clear picture."
Interview with Dave Martin, 55, Big Issue vendor in Hammersmith. The Big Issue Group has kitted out vendors with PPE and contactless payment equipment to allow their sellers to get back to work as of July 6. The Big Issue, which offers homeless and vulnerably housed people across the UK a means by which to earn a legitimate income, had to stop selling the magazine with immediate effect on March 20 due to the pandemic. As of today, 2,000 vendors will be back out selling the magazine across England, Scotland and Wales, for the first time in 15 weeks.
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