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ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it’s only September

That’s how Dr. Olivier Joannes-Boyau, head of the intensive care unit at University Hospital in the southwestern city of Bordeaux, describes the resurgence of Covid-19 in France. After young French people took advantage of the lifting of lockdown and summer months to socialize freely, Covid-19 hospitalizations have risen in large cities like Paris, Bordeaux and… Read More »

Anthony Fauci: “I don’t do this because I’m a hero. I do it because it’s necessary.”

Pending an HIV vaccine, injectable PrEP is the most promising research direction, Anthony Fauci tells aidsmap.com “The enormity of the problem is how I keep going,” Dr Anthony Fauci told a meeting of global health journalists yesterday. “I haven’t had a single day off since 20th January last year, but the necessity of dealing with the… Read More »

It’s time to tackle my Covid curves

I have some shocking news – it appears I have acquired The Covid 19. No, this isn’t my coy way of declaring I’ve caught the dreaded virus. My current sad state of affairs was not revealed to me by a scraping of tonsils and positive test result for coronavirus, but rather via my newly bought… Read More »

Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? It’s way trickier than you might think

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a visit to the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ Innovation Center, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant where components for a potential coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate are being developed, in Morrrisville, North Carolina, U.S., July 27, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters The hunt is on for a vaccine for Covid-19,… Read More »

What if it’s not the flu

For older adults and what if it’s not the flu with a chronic illness, pneumonia can be deadly. Concerns that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can impair brain health appear to be unfounded, according to new research. The data was evaluated against the agency’s “influenza severity designations” for pediatric patients for both the current flu season and… Read More »