Tag Archives: COVID19

Study finds new medication can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

By Ana Gajic An international team of researchers led by University of British Columbia and in collaboration with St. Michael’s Hospital has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. The findings, published today in Cell, hold promise as a treatment capable of stopping early infection of the novel… Read More »

Federal health agencies block journalists’ access to COVID-19 experts & information

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public information officers” or PIOs. Sometimes the request is denied outright. Oftentimes, if a reporter is granted an interview, a PIO insists on sitting in on… Read More »

Response to Covid-19 shows striking similarities with pandemics past

Be it quarantine or social distancing, responses to the current Covid-19 pandemic have not changed much since the pandemics of the past, speakers noted in the Behind the Headlines discussion Plagues and Pandemics which was livestreamed to over 7000 viewers on Thursday evening, March 26th 2020. The Trinity Long Room Hub is Trinity’s research institute for the… Read More »

Readers share their stories of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting them

Last week, we asked our readers to share their stories of how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting them, both personally and professionally. From the beginning of this global pandemic, the HIMSS Media information brands – Healthcare IT News, MobiHealthNews, and Healthcare Finance News – have been working to bring you important information and updates on the situation. But we felt… Read More »

Coronavirus symptoms: The feeling when you wake up that could be a sign of COVID-19

Coronavirus now affects every walk of life with people being told to stay at home, self-isolate and monitor any unusual symptoms. The most common and well-known symptoms of coronavirus includes fever, cough and shortness of breath. There have been other reported signs such as loss of taste and smell or even possibly a loss of hearing. There… Read More »