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.
At present, there is scant data on the effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in children, and children's role in virus transmission. That's why experts said Tuesday that decisions on whether to open schools in the fall should be based on the spread of the disease in local areas. According to UPI, Duke University specialists in child health, infectious diseases, and public policy spoke with reporters in a conference call.
Senior adults with higher levels of a specific protein in their blood have better cognitive function. According to a new study, those same older adults might also be at lower risk for dementia. According to UPI, about 6 million Americans are currently living with some form of dementia. The protein, apolipoprotein E, is found in HDL, which also is known as "good cholesterol". Earlier research also shows that apolipoprotein E has a "cardioprotective" effect, meaning it may protect your heart.
Sugary drinks can increase a person's risk for metabolic syndrome by up to 20%. A review of data from 13 previous studies warns against consuming large amounts of fructose, or fruit sugar. Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions including high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, and excess body fat. According to UPI, the syndrome also includes increased cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Collectively, these conditions increase your risk for Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Just over 20 percent of men with prostate cancer tested positive for the human papilloma viruses. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a very contagious but often symptomless disease. The link suggests the viruses could cause a cancer that kills an estimated 30,000 American men annually. The data shows the virus may play causal role in prostate cancer, as well as cervical cancer. There is no cure for HPV but there are treatments available reports UPI.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released alarming new information about US deaths from the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to UPI, more than 34% of Hispanic and Latin Americans who died from COVID-19 across the United States were younger than 65. About 30% of black Americans who died from COVID-19 were also younger than 65. That's compared to just over 13% of white Americans younger than 65 who died from the disease.