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Coronavirus: ‘Reassuring’ study of children’s ‘tiny’ risk

Parents should be “reassured” Covid-19 has not caused the deaths of any otherwise healthy schoolchildren in the UK, researchers say. Children’s risk of needing hospital treatment for coronavirus is “tiny” and critical care “even tinier”, they say. However, black children, those who are obese and very young babies have a slightly higher risk. The BMJ… Read More »

Sound security practices key to fulfilling telehealth’s promise, study shows

More than 70 percent of respondents polled by cybersecurity firm CynergisTek say they’ll keep using telehealth services, even once the pandemic subsides. But they also say privacy and data security are big concerns – and that  breaches involving virtual care technologies could cause them to stop using telehealth or switch physicians. WHY IT MATTERSAccording to… Read More »

In-person healthcare visits can be done safely despite coronavirus risk, small JAMA study suggests

Dive Brief: A small study of obstetrical patients at four hospitals in Boston found no meaningful association between the number of in-person visits and the rate of novel coronavirus infection. The study looked at 111 patients with an average of three in-person visits between April 19 and June 27, when all obstetrical patients were tested… Read More »

Fleece neck gaiters and bandanas are least effective at stopping COVID-19 droplets, study finds

Article content continued A laser beam is expanded vertically by a cylindrical lens and shined through slits in the enclosure. The camera is located at the back of the box, a hole for the speaker in the front. The inset shows scattering for water particles from a spray bottle with the front of the box… Read More »

Pandemic has added significantly to Canada’s overall death toll: Ontario study

Article content continued “That’s one of the most interesting parts of the study,” said Rosella. “There was a behaviour change there, in terms of people who would typically go to the hospital.” Information in the coroner’s office database indicates that at least half of the excess cremations compared to the 2017-2019 period were people killed… Read More »