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U.S. Non - English Speakers Less Likely to Have SARS - CoV - 2 Test

Seattle study shows non - English speakers less likely to complete testing but more likely to test positive (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.

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Trump Approves Final Plan to Import Drugs From Canada Trump Approves Final Plan to Import Drugs From Canada

The final plan clears the way for Florida and other states to implement a program bringing medications across the border despite the strong objections of drugmakers and the Canadian government.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)

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Where Docs, Nurses Stand on COVID Emergency Use Authorizations Where Docs, Nurses Stand on COVID Emergency Use Authorizations

Medscape polled clinicians on their thoughts after questions were raised about evidence the FDA used to grant emergency authorizations for hydroxychloroquine, convalescent plasma, and remdesivir.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)

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One - Fifth of Those With SARS - CoV - 2 Infection Asymptomatic

No significant differences seen in mean cycle threshold values for asymptomatic, symptomatic patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

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Median Age of COVID - 19 Cases Declined in May to August in U.S.

In Southern U.S., increases in positive PCR tests in adults age 20 to 39 preceded those in adults ≥ 60 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

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HRRP Tied to Decrease in 30 - Day Readmission Rates for COPD

But increase seen in 30 - day risk - standardized postdischarge mortality rates for COPD patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.

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Diagnoses of Common Conditions Declined in March to May 2020

Common mental health diagnoses reduced 50 percent; similar drops seen in circulatory system diseases, T2DM (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Birx: Not Considering Leaving Coronavirus Task Force Birx: Not Considering Leaving Coronavirus Task Force

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday pushed back against a report that said she was distressed over the direction of the task force and was considering leaving.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)

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Health Care Heroes in unprecedented times: Dr. Amber Thacker, UTHSC/Regional One Health

Meet Health Care Hero Dr. Amber Thacker, assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UTHSC and director of Hospital Medicine for Regional One Health. Thacker was tasked with establishing Regional One Health ’s COVID unit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine

(American College of Physicians) More data needed before the National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel can recommend for or against convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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