Tag Archives: COVID19

Asthma inhaler trial as COVID-19 treatment

They are designed to keep asthma attacks in check but a group of Australian researchers believe inhalers could also be used to treat COVID-19. A trial by Queensland University of Technology and Oxford University researchers is looking at whether inhalers can stop coronavirus infection becoming a full-blown respiratory illness. They are focused on its potential… Read More »

Protesting in the time of COVID-19

We’ve known for a long time that racism is a deeply ingrained public health issue resulting in real, tangible health disparities. For people of color, racism results in unequal access to quality education, healthy food, livable wages, affordable housing, and medical care. We also know very well that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting our communities of… Read More »

Could lack of vitamin D and ultraviolet be linked to COVID-19 mortality in northerly latitudes?

A new international collaborative study between Trinity and the University of Liverpool, published in the British Medical Journal offers fresh insight into COVID-19’s impact across countries, and the factors that influence its severity. The research examines how and why COVID-19 affects populations in different ways, and builds on the collaboration between the two universities. The study reports… Read More »

Detroit nurses sue Tenet for alleged retaliatory firings over COVID-19 safety concerns

Dive Brief: Former nurses and employees at Tenet-owned Detroit Medical Center’s Sinai-Grace hospital filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court alleging they were fired for bringing attention to staffing and patient safety concerns at the facility during the pandemic. A DMC spokesperson told Healthcare Dive it doesn’t comment on pending litigation, but defended the… Read More »

Escaping COVID-19

By RAGHAV GUPTA, MD “In seeking absolute truth, we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions.” William Osler A colleague shared an experience with me about testing one of his patients for the novel coronavirus and it left me a bit puzzled.  An elderly gentleman with past medical history of severe COPD… Read More »