How Long Can Asymptomatic Coronavirus Carriers Infect Others?

One of the more puzzling aspects of COVID-19 has been the seemingly vast range of symptoms.For thousands of people around the world, the virus has been deadly. But for an unquantified group of individuals (at least so far), the illness...

Coronavirus Daily Digest: March 31, 2020

Maybe we should all wear masks in public, 261 million of us are asked to stay home, and cars line up for miles at a food bank. Here’s the latest on the virus, at home and around the world: There...

EMA Says Stay on Angiotensin Drugs During COVID-19 Pandemic

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 -- The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a statement advising that patients continue treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), despite widely circulated reports that the...

The Week That Wasn’t in COVID-19: 17 Days, Peak in 3 Weeks, Croc

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 -- This week, mainstream news reported that coronavirus was detected on a cruise ship 17 days after passengers with the virus left the ship, a man who breached quarantine was...

Trending Clinical Topic: Social Distancing

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 -- Trending Clinical Topic: Social Distancing This week, attention turned to an important strategy to "flatten the curve" of serious COVID-19 cases, making social distancing the top trending clinical topic. Efforts...

Medical Meetings May Be Forever Changed

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 -- As most 2020 medical conferences have, one by one, been canceled or rescheduled as virtual meetings in the time of a pandemic, some physicians and other healthcare professionals are wondering...

FDA Face Mask and Respirator Policy in COVID-19 (2020)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 -- The guidelines on policy for face masks and respirators during the COVID-19 public health emergency were released in March 2020 by the US Food...

COVID-19 Death Rate Drops, Still Deadly to Seniors

Mar. 31, 2020 -- The fatality rate from COVID-19 is not as high as experts have reported, according to a new analysis published Monday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. But the infection is still much deadlier than the 2009 H1N1...

Many Surgery Centers to Serve As COVID-19 Hospitals

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News and Cara Anthony Monday, March 30, 2020 (Kaiser News) -- The Trump administration cleared the way Monday to immediately use outpatient surgery centers, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, hotels and even dormitories as makeshift hospitals, health...

Don’t Fall Prey to COVID-19 Scammers

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned a wave of scammers looking to take advantage of older adults, experts warn. Social distancing has created an easy playground for "fraudulent telemarketers...
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