At least 200,000 Oklahoman adults will be newly eligible for Medicaid, but program enrollment may climb even higher as the state’s unemployment rate has surged to nearly 13 percent.
The new effort provides critical relief in a country where medical workers have discussed work boycotts to protest the lack of protective equipment, especially after several healthcare workers were confirmed infected with the virus.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have developed the world’s first risk prediction model for healthcare providers to forecast an individual patient’s likelihood of testing positive for COVID-19 as well as their outcomes from the disease.
The aid also includes 900,000 visors, 600,000 hygiene caps, 60,000 medical coats, 30,000 litres of hydroalcoholic gel, 75,000 packs of chloroquine and 15,000 packs of Azithromycin, two drugs used for the treatment of Covid-19.
Researchers from Oxford University say said the drug Dexamethasone reduced deaths by 35 percent for patients on ventilators and by 20 percent in those only needing supplemental oxygen.
Thirty million medical face masks have been transported from Vietnam to North America, where oronavirus continues to rampage. Industry insiders say the U.S. needs three billion face masks and is eyeing Vietnam as a supplier.
When the South Korean government realized that the Navajo Nation had been suffered infection rates of COVID-19 rivaling that of New York City, it shipped them 10,000 masks and other PPE to honor their service seven decades years ago to the East-Asian nation.
Spain’s government has introduced a basic monthly income for struggling families amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure will affect about 2.3 million people in need and guarantees income of maximum $1,100 per family.
A group of 155 companies representing a combined market capitalization of USD 2.4 trillion have signed a statement urging governments to align their COVID-19 economic aid and recovery efforts with the latest climate science.
The Text For Humanity switchboard was originally launched in January to combat online negativity and promote the sharing of positive messages between strangers. To date, more than 83,000 messages of positivity have been exchanged across 85 countries.