'Virtual March' Demands Immediate Federal Action on PPE
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‘Virtual March’ Demands Immediate Federal Action on PPE

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Healthcare professionals helped lead a nationwide “virtual march” today to demand adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE). The most urgent demand, say the event organizers, called Need Masks Today, is for the White House to expand use of the Defense […]

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Virtual March for PPE, Rural Hospitals Prep

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today: Marching (Virtually) for Masks Healthcare professionals led a nationwide “virtual march” today to demand adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE). The organizers of […]

Rural Hospitals Prepare for Two Vastly Different Scenarios
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Rural Hospitals Prepare for Two Vastly Different Scenarios

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. On March 14, the Saturday before school closed for the year, more than 400 people attended a quinceañera in rural Doniphan, Nebraska — population 829. Two of the attendees later tested positive for COVID-19. And now, 7 weeks later, Hall County, […]

CMS Hikes Telephone Visit Payments During Pandemic
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CMS Hikes Telephone Visit Payments During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physicians who are conducting telephone visits during the COVID-19 pandemic will be paid at a higher rate, more closely aligning the rates with payments for face-to-face visits. On April 30, officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the temporary telephone […]

US Initiative Aims to Stem the Tide of Suicide
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US Initiative Aims to Stem the Tide of Suicide

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Several federal agencies and private sector groups have launched a national initiative that aims to prevent suicide and mental illness resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched by the partnership group the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (NAASP), the Mental Health […]

Higher Mortality Rate in Ventilated COVID-19 Patients
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We Can’t Ignore the Harms of Social Distancing

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 01, 2020 — While uncertainty prevails, I worry that hard questions are being avoided. I will strive not to be tone-deaf, but in the same way we discuss prognosis with patients with cancer or heart failure, we must also address difficult questions concerning the COVID-19 crisis. […]

Virtual Conference, COVID-19 TikTok, DIY Masks
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Babies Shouldn’t Wear Masks, Experts Warn

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here’s what’s happening on social media so far this week that’s related to the coronavirus pandemic. Baby Masks Are Dangerous Twitter sounded the alarm on masks for very young children over the weekend. In response to an Amazon ad for Jonigo […]

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Hospital Mortality Data, Drug Trial Raises Eyebrows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  How Many Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Die? A new preprint study of almost 17,000 patients with COVID-19 admitted to 166 hospitals in the United […]