Covid19 South America 

U.S. sends Brazil hydroxychloroquine to fight coronavirus, despite lack of scientific evidence – MarketWatch

The U.S. has sent to Brazil more than 2 million doses of a malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as potentially protecting against and treating the coronavirus, even though scientific evidence has not backed up those uses. No large, rigorous scientific studies have found the drug, hydroxychloroquine, safe or effective for preventing or treating COVID-19, and some smaller studies have indicated worse outcomes from those taking the drug. Brazil, now Latin America’s hardest-hit country, continues to see a surge in virus cases, and last week Trump announced that the…

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Advertising Energy Waste Management 

Osinbajo inaugurates ‘Tidy Nigeria’ campaign steering committee

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday virtually inaugurated the steering committee of the “Clean Nigeria”, campaign assembled by the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu to end open defecation, which has actually been a major threat to the health and well being of Nigerians. In a post on his official Instagram account, Prof. Osinbajo explained that Nigerians must welcome quality sanitation and hygiene particularly as the federal government continues to suppress COVID-19. In the highlight of his speech as he practically inaugurated the Steering Committee of the Tidy…

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Covid19 North America 

Child Cases Of Covid-19 Associated With Toxic Shock Syndrome And Rare Inflammatory Disease

A rising number of European Covid-19 cases suggest a possible link between childhood cases of the respiratory disease and two rare, potentially life-threatening conditions. Over the last three weeks, European pediatricians are reporting a growing number of Covid-19 cases in children presenting with a multi-system hyperinflammatory state that overlaps with features of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) and Kawasaki disease, according to a post shared by the UK Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS). No such links have been reported in the US, reports Reuters. Generally speaking, it appears that children experience much…

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The Coronavirus Shows Why We Have to Tackle the Obesity Crisis

Every critical care specialist attending COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit where I have been filling in as an intensive care physician for the past two weeks makes the same observation: Our patients seem almost universally obese, while most ill but stable patients elsewhere in the hospital have lower body masses. Critical care doctors in other parts of the country, as well as my colleagues in Europe, report seeing the same thing. New research backs up the anecdotal observations. Data from my institution, NYU Langone, shows that body mass…

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