Tag Archives: COVID19

Pharmacy Heroes: Team Spearheads Efforts for Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing – Pharmacy Times

Today we’re celebrating Summer Kerley, PharmD, RPh; Mary Miller, PharmD, RPh; and Alison Devitt, PharmD, RPh, for their amazing work organizing a drive-through testing center. All 3 are pharmacists at a Rite Aid in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and they have been traveling back and forth between the testing site and the pharmacy to ensure the staff… Read More »

How does COVID-19 spread? This is what scientists know about it (so far)

There is not yet an ironclad scientific consensus on exactly how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is spreading, but experts are getting a pretty good sense of it. That understanding needs to be central to our strategy of combatting the virus with minimal collateral damage. This isn’t about over-reaction or under-reaction, but mis-reaction. For example,… Read More »

COVID-19: It worked in Asia. The WHO says it’s crucial. But is Canada still using contact tracing?

The message from Dr. Jeremy Jones, a cardiologist in the Eastern Ontario town of Lindsay, was an urgent call for people to observe social distancing. But it also contained some startling information. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit had just announced that three people at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., had… Read More »

The Week That Wasn’t in COVID-19: Centenarian Survives, High-Risk Blood Types

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 20, 2020 — This week the internet was inundated with coronavirus stories. Among many others, headlines cheered for a centenarian who survived the disease, and warned that COVID-19 might be a bigger problem for those with blood type A. Here’s why you didn’t see those stories on Medscape.… Read More »

Livongo Health’s Jenny Schneider on Covid-19 & Helping Patients with Chronic Conditions | WTF Health

COVID-19 Mar 20, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH “What’s happening in COVID is those of us living with these chronic conditions are at highest risk — not to contract the disease, but highest risk for outcomes. Our unique ability to be able to see what’s happening in that population and deliver that care remotely… Read More »