Coronavirus: Hong Kong considers ramping up travel restrictions and placing all arrivals in quarantine to tackle wave of imported cases

By |2020-03-17T14:40:00+00:00March 17th, 2020|

Top infectious disease experts call for tougher measures, including banning non-residents flying in from countries the city has issued red travel alerts for Government says it will start charging people arriving from mainland China HK$200 a day for bed and board in quarantine facilities so system will not be abused   Base64, retouched by CarolSpears [...]

4 Steps To a Successful Telehealth Appointment

By |2020-03-17T14:39:52+00:00March 17th, 2020|

Too busy for an office appointment? No transportation to get to the doctor’s office? Maybe it’s time to try the newest trend in health care: online videoconferencing with a doctor. We trust our computers, tablets and smartphones for everything else, why not healthcare? Connecting by videoconference allows a doctor to visually assess your condition and [...]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong records third death as five more cases confirmed, bringing total to 114

By |2020-03-15T14:05:31+00:00March 15th, 2020|

The 76-year-old woman, who had diabetes, died at 5.13pm in Caritas Medical Centre, Hospital Authority confirmed Among the five new cases, three have no symptoms; three of the infections were likely to be imported   Image by skeeze from Pixabay Read more…   The post Coronavirus: Hong Kong records third death as five more cases [...]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong urged to get tough on travel controls for arrivals from worse-hit countries

By |2020-03-14T13:44:55+00:00March 14th, 2020|

Experts accuse government of acting too slowly and call for more restrictions on people arriving from hard-hit countries such as France and Spain Driver of a patient is latest local case of infection, bringing city’s tally on Monday night to 115   Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Read more…   The post Coronavirus: Hong Kong [...]

Priorities for the US Health Community Responding to COVID-19

By |2020-03-14T13:44:55+00:00March 14th, 2020|

In late December 2019, a cluster of unexplained cases of viral pneumonia occurred in Wuhan, China.1 This initial cluster of patients with what soon became known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) heralded the arrival of a new pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). To date, close to 90 000 cases [...]

World Health Organisation declares coronavirus pandemic as cases soar worldwide

By |2020-03-14T13:44:52+00:00March 14th, 2020|

Infections outside China have risen 13-fold, according to the WHO Officials caution countries to step up containment efforts to prevent Covid-19 from overburdening health care workers Read more… The post World Health Organisation declares coronavirus pandemic as cases soar worldwide appeared first on Healthier Environment Living Program.

‘Deeply concerned’ WHO declares COVID-19 pandemic

By |2020-03-14T13:44:48+00:00March 14th, 2020|

The World Health Organization (WHO) today declared COVID-19 a pandemic, pushing the threat beyond the global health emergency it had announced in January. In the WHO’s daily briefing, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, said that the label should galvanize the world to fight. However, “describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment [...]

Some Hospitals Are Close to Running Out of Crucial Masks for Coronavirus

By |2020-03-14T13:44:24+00:00March 14th, 2020|

N95 masks are essential for protecting health care workers and controlling the epidemic, but some hospitals have been unable to get new shipments as supplies dwindle.   Credit: Debora Cartagena CDC Read more… The post Some Hospitals Are Close to Running Out of Crucial Masks for Coronavirus appeared first on Healthier Environment Living Program.

Trump: No travel from Europe over COVID-19, tax relief for workers

By |2020-03-14T13:44:21+00:00March 14th, 2020|

Tonight President Donald Trump took an unprecedented step in the ongoing effort to fight the spread of COVID-19: A ban on all travelers from Europe beginning at midnight on Mar 13 and lasting 30 days. He also said insurers will waive copays for COVID-19 treatment and called for tax relief for workers affected by the [...]