A segment of Ontario’s medical professionals feel ‘neglected’ from pandemic pay - Kingston
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A segment of Ontario’s medical professionals feel ‘neglected’ from pandemic pay – Kingston

It’s been nearly two weeks since Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced various front-line workers would receive an extra $4 per hour for their contributions to fighting COVID-19. A few days after the initial announcement on April 25, the province expanded the “pandemic pay” to additional health-care sector workers, including paramedics and public health nurses. READ […]

Public perception of SARS-CoV-2 influences health behavior
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Public perception of SARS-CoV-2 influences health behavior

A new study published in the Journal of Risk Research in April 2020 shows that public health behaviors aimed at preventing viral spread are influenced by public risk perception, which varies between countries around the world. The virus responsible for the global pandemic COVID-19, termed SARS-CoV2, has spread across the world with unprecedented speed, causing […]

What We Trained For: Medical school class president speaks about moving forward during pandemic | Vanderbilt News
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What We Trained For: Medical school class president speaks about moving forward during pandemic | Vanderbilt News

Varun Menon, from Martinsburg, West Virginia, is president of the School of Medicine’s Class of 2020 and completed requirements for his M.D. degree in May. For him Vanderbilt is a family affair; the future physician’s father, Dr. Satish Menon, completed his anesthesiology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the early 1990s. As the campus […]

Cancer Screening, Monitoring Down During Pandemic
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Cancer Screening, Monitoring Down During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The use of some cancer screening and monitoring tests in the United States came to “a near standstill” in early April, according to a report by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science. There were 90% fewer colonoscopies ordered during the week ending April […]

Coronavirus Pandemic Latest Updates: 'Currently we are very comfortable in terms of managing COVID-19': Health Ministry
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Coronavirus Pandemic Latest Updates: ‘Currently we are very comfortable in terms of managing COVID-19’: Health Ministry

New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The total number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 46,836 on Tuesday, while the death toll has surged to 1,568, according to the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of the total number of cases, there are 32,138 active cases, while 12,727 people have […]

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Can Western NC escape COVID pandemic?

Remote and sparsely populated, counties in western NC have taken some tough measures to keep their coronavirus numbers low. By Melba Newsome To date, only Avery county in western North Carolina has no reported cases of COVID-19. Health officials in this remote, sparsely populated region say that high rates of poverty, older populations, and epidemics […]