On coronavirus ICU front line: A Thai nurse's story
Thursday, 30 April 2020 At the end of every 12-hour shift working with critically ill coronavirus patients, Thai nurse Suparvadee Tantrarattanapong has to disinfect herself before going home, where she sleeps in a separate room from her husband to avoid infecting him.
As a junior doctor redeployed to intensive care, Saarah Ebrahim has been faced with an overwhelming and "out of this world" environment in recent weeks. In the latest of a series of profiles looking at those on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic, the 30-year-old, who works at Luton and...
The summer months are shaping up to be full of harrowing Covid-19 milestones. Unfortunately, autumn could look a lot like March and April if the US doesn't respond quickly. Records for daily cases are being set and ICUs are reaching capacity, reports CNN. Most states are seeing spikes again, recalling the fear and uncertainty of earlier this year. In order to prevent the outbreak from spinning out of control again, US residents must focus.
(CNN) While the Covid-19 mortality rate may be on the decline, the nearly 3 million cases and ICUs at capacity show the US is still in the grips of a pandemic with no signs of slowing. "It's a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned in a press conference Tuesday with Sen. Doug Jones, an Alabama Democrat.
Amid the ongoing battle with COVID-19, AIIMS Jodhpur in collaboration with Iscon Surgical Limited has designed a protection box named 'Abhedya - The aeroshield' to protect the healthcare workers from getting infected. They showcased the protection box in AIIMS Auditorium. The protection box has a self-selectable hand port for physicians.This production box can be installed for the patients admitted in the operation theater, ICU and through this, the doctors will be able to treat the patient in a proper manner."Healthcare workers face constant risk while administering anaesthesia or performing suctioning on patients. The device comes with required apparatus inside the box. It will provide safety to doctors and healthcare workers," said AIIMS Jodhpur Director Dr Sanjeev Misra.