Coronavirus hospitalizations hit another record as experts warn Thanksgiving gatherings could worsen the pandemic

Dr. Chris Pernell, a New Jersey physician who lost her father to Covid-19, told CNN on Thursday that she was on the phone with friends the previous night, asking them to reverse their travel plans. “I pleaded with them: Please, stay home. Be safe so you can enjoy your loved ones in the future,” Pernell … Read more

Healthcare data at the click of mouse for Udaipur residents – ET HealthWorld

Udaipur: In a bid to bring transparency in medical facilities available to common people in private and government hospitals and to get speedy accessibility of services in the times of pandemic, the district administration has launched a website. The initiative was the brainchild of Udaipur collector Chetan Ram Devra, who himself is self isolation after … Read more

US coronavirus cases top 12 million. An expert says spread is now ‘faster’ and ‘broader’ than ever

At least 12,059,686 cases have been confirmed, according to Johns Hopkins University data, and 255,800 Americans have died. On Friday, more than 195,500 new infections were reported — the country’s highest for a single day, and far beyond what the nation was seeing just weeks ago. The highest number of single-day cases during the country’s … Read more

Covid-19 has killed 250,000 people in the US. That’s 10 times the deaths from car crashes in a year

Health experts say if Americans don’t get more serious about wearing masks and avoiding careless socializing, the rate of deaths will keep soaring this fall and winter. Here’s a look at how deadly Covid-19 is, compared with several other causes of death in the US. To get a more balanced picture, we took the five-year … Read more

New Microsoft programme to nurture health tech startups in India – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Microsoft on Thursday launched a dedicated programme to help healthtech startups flourish in India, as the pandemic impacts every aspect of the healthcare system in the country. Microsoft informed that it has collaborated with startup incubator Social Alpha to accelerate the growth of participating startups. “Technology innovation with advanced data and analytics capabilities … Read more

Is the Pandemic Harming Kids’ Mental Health?

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 (HealthDay) — Since last April, hospital emergency rooms across the United States have seen a sustained surge in visits related to the mental health of school-aged kids, a new report reveals. The findings suggest the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on … Read more

These charts show how serious the fall Covid-19 surge is in the US

Daily cases were dipping as recently as September, as the nation was bouncing back from a summer surge. But infections roared back in a way not recorded before. Wednesday brought the United States’ highest one-day infection total (above 143,000) and seven-day average for new daily infections (more than 127,000) on record, according to Johns Hopkins … Read more

Scientists cautious as Russia says early data shows Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is 92% effective

The interim analysis of Sputnik V came after researchers identified 20 Covid-19 cases among Phase 3 trial participants who received the vaccine or a placebo, according to a news release from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which funded vaccine production and is responsible for selling it globally. According to RDIF’s news release, no unexpected … Read more