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Health standards organizations help codify novel coronavirus info

As part of the global effort to manage and contain the coronavirus response, two global health standards organizations have introduced new content. Regenstrief Institute and SNOMED International, are supporting care teams globally to code and track SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 cases, and by extension support clinicians and researchers in their efforts to address its containment.… Read More »

Coronavirus Lock Down, Bad Dreams and Bad Sleep

Even under “normal” circumstances, 75% of Americans reported experiencing stress in the past month that resulted in sleepless nights at least once. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, stress levels are peaking for many, with 88% of workers surveyed by Human Resource Executive reporting moderate to extreme stress in the last four to… Read More »

Sixty-eight percent support coronavirus medical care for illegal immigrants, 37% back stimulus checks: Poll

Two out of three Americans believe the government ought to provide medical care for illegal immigrants affected by the coronavirus but are far less supportive of offering them stimulus payments, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Pew Research Center study conducted between April 29 and May 5 found 68% of U.S. adults think the… Read More »

Coronavirus: PM quizzed over ‘unexplained’ care home deaths

Media playback is unsupported on your device Boris Johnson must account for official figures showing 10,000 “unexplained” deaths in care homes last month, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said. Sir Keir said there were 18,000 more deaths in April than the average for that month, but only 8,000 were recorded as coronavirus-related. He said… Read More »

Homophobia threatens to hamper South Korea’s coronavirus campaign

SEOUL, South Korea — As South Korea grapples with a new spike in coronavirus infections thought to be linked to nightspots in Seoul, including several popular with gay men, it’s also seeing rising homophobia that’s making it difficult for sexual minorities to come forward for diagnostic tests. The first confirmed patient in the new coronavirus… Read More »