Medical research

Experts teaming up to evaluate protocol for reuse of N95 masks

The growing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and challenges in the supply chain have resulted in severe shortages of N95 masks and reports of frequent mask reuse. This practice poses serious safety risks to healthcare workers. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Engineers, nurses design low-cost face shield PPE for health care

In just under two weeks, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with engineers, nurses and other health care professionals, have developed a design informed by clinical feedback for protective plastic face ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global virus cases near million as US baby dies

Confirmed coronavirus infections around the world approached one million Thursday as the pandemic spread at a "near-exponential" rate, with a six-week-old baby becoming one of the youngest known victims.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Retail operations models could streamline COVID-19 logistics

Where to site COVID-19 testing facilities and how to stock them. How to triage patients and allocate hospital resources. The best ways to manage supply chains for food and other essentials.

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