Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India partially eases lockdown, but effort falters

Absent staff and broken supply chains scuppered efforts by some Indian industries to restart Monday, weeks after the government ordered a nationwide shutdown to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

PPE supply chain a continuing issue for healthcare in COVID-19 crisis

Getting personal protective equipment to the frontlines while America fights COVID-19 has more twists and turns than it may seem, but thinking about the supply chain from a disaster recovery perspective can help, a University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus may spark 'devastating' global condom shortage

A global condom shortage is looming as the coronavirus pandemic shutters factories and disrupts supply chains, the world's top maker of the contraceptives said, with the United Nations warning of "devastating" consequences.

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.

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