Coronavirus Live Updates: Emergency Room Visits Dropped Sharply During Pandemic

Here’s what you need to know:ImageBrookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn in April. Credit...Marian Carrasquero for The New York TimesU.S. emergency room visits plunged, raising concerns about the care for people with serious conditions.As the virus spread, visits to emergency rooms...

Scientists Question Medical Data Used in Second Coronavirus Study

Since the outbreak began, researchers have rushed to publish new findings about the coronavirus spreading swiftly through the world. On Tuesday, for the second time in recent days, a group of clinicians and researchers has questioned the data used in...

Saskatoon girl’s spinal surgery in B.C. cancelled due to COVID-19, and her window is shrinking

Bronwyn Joanis, 13, was sent letters and stuffed animals from Grade 7 classmates who wanted to celebrate her recovery from life-changing spinal surgery.But the surgery never happened. Joanis and her family headed to Vancouver where she underwent the five-hour preoperative process to undergo...

Scores of testing sites forced to close because of vandalism in civil unrest

The Anacostia drugstore is one of four the Kims own in the District, and each has suffered damage during the past nights of unrest. It is not just structural harm left behind. The Anacostia store, targeted early Monday by the...

Garneau expands required use of face masks on planes, trains, ships and transit

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau is expanding the required use of face coverings on planes, trains, ships and transit to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Effective at noon on Thursday, airline flight crew and airport workers will be required to...

Son who lost both parents to COVID-19 joins class-action suit against Quebec nursing homes

Ian Peres said he didn't know what to do when his father told him he'd been left alone in his room for two days, his bedding soiled, with no food or water, after being tested for COVID-19 in April."It was...

First-Time Gun Owners at Risk for Suicide, Major Study Confirms

The decision to buy a handgun for the first time is typically motivated by self-protection. But it also raises the purchasers’ risk of deliberately shooting themselves by ninefold on average, with the danger most acute in the weeks after purchase,...

Hydroxychloroquine fails to prevent COVID-19 in those at high risk, trial shows

The drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been the subject of heated debate as a potential treatment for COVID-19, was not effective in preventing the disease in Canadians and Americans at high risk, according to the first gold standard clinical trial.In Wednesday's issue...

Hydroxychloroquine, a drug promoted by Trump, failed to prevent healthy people from getting covid-19 in trial

“As we say in Tennessee, ‘That dog won’t hunt’ — it didn’t work,” said William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Schaffner, who was not involved in the trial, praised it as “rigorously...

Hydroxychloroquine not effective in preventing COVID-19 in people exposed to virus, new Canadian-led study finds

MONTREAL -- Hydroxychloroquine - a drug traditionally used to treat arthritis and that has been touted by some, including U.S. President Donald J. Trump, as a COVID-19 drug - is not effective in preventing the disease in people exposed to...
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