Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds racial equity in crisis standard of care guidelines

There are two simultaneously occurring pandemics in the U.S.: Racism and COVID-19. "These mutualistic pandemics have thrown into stark focus the separate and unequal systems through which people access health care," explained ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lancet blasts Trump's virus 'disaster', urges vote for change

The Lancet has become the latest science journal to urge Americans to vote for change in next week's presidential election, publishing a scathing editorial Friday that described the US pandemic response under Donald Trump ...

Surgery

Getting a hip replacement? Choice of hospital can be crucial

(HealthDay)—The COVID-19 pandemic has shown a spotlight on disparities in the U.S. health care system. But the issues are longstanding, and—as one large study illustrates—extend into a common elective surgery.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Failures in Ecuador a warning for Latin America's COVID-19 fight

With hundreds of bodies left decaying in homes for days due to lack of space in the city's overwhelmed morgues and hospitals, the coronavirus has struck a blow to Ecuador's economic capital Quayaquil, now a symbol of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Responding to COVID-19 in the developing world

The mass social distancing strategy being used to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and Europe doesn't easily translate to a developing country like Bangladesh, which lacks the capacity to impose restrictions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will inequality worsen the toll of the pandemic in the U.S.?

A Harvard public health professor warned Tuesday that the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. could rank among the world's worst if the nation fails to take steps to ease the health and economic impacts on America's poor, who face ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Africa announces lockdown as coronavirus spreads

South Africa on Monday announced a three-week lockdown with soldiers patrolling the streets to ensure compliance as more countries in the continent reported coronavirus fatalities and the disease spread.

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