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Coronavirus: Why do we talk about ‘fighting’ illness?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Dominic Raab has taken over some of Boris Johnson's duties while he is in intensive care Being tough - or a fighter - is often said to be an asset when someone has a serious illness, such as coronavirus, but is this just a fantasy or can someone's character make a difference?"I'm confident he'll pull through," said Dominic Raab, as he addressed the nation following
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What’s it like to be a healthcare worker in a pandemic? – Harvard Health Blog

We all know that some jobs are more dangerous than others. Truck drivers, loggers, and construction workers are more likely to die on the job than most others. Firefighters and police officers also face more than the average amount of risk while at work. It’s expected that people who take on these jobs understand the risks and follow guidelines to stay as safe as possible. But what would you do
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COVID-19–Related Airway Management Clinical Practice Guidelines (SIAARTI/EAMS, 2020)

It is advisable to perform neuromuscular monitoring. Employment of a videolaryngoscope, ideally disposable but with a separate screen to minimize patient contact, is strongly recommended.Should tracheal intubation fail, gentle manual ventilation may be used, with a maximum of two attempts at tracheal intubation subsequently employed (with consideration of position change, device, and technique between attempts). Should tracheal intubation fail twice, or if a rescue airway is needed, it is strongly
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Retiree-Rich Palm Beach County Leads Florida In COVID-19 Deaths

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). JUPITER, Fla. — No place in Florida has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 than Palm Beach County, the tropical vacation and retirement destination that bills itself — chutzpah notwithstanding — as “The Best of Everything.” As of Wednesday afternoon, 69 people in the South Florida county of 1.5 million had died after being infected with the novel coronavirus. The
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California nursing facility forced to evacuate after many staffers failed to show up amid coronavirus, officials say

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.A skilled nursing facility in Riverside, Calif., was evacuated Wednesday after staff members failed to show up to care for residents, nearly three dozen of whom have been infected with coronavirus.A total of 84 patients were being moved from the Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riverside after staff members did not show up to care