Tag Archives: COVID19

COVID-19 & Fertility Care: Remote Monitoring Meets Fertility Benefits for Better At-Home Option

COVID-19 Jun 30, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Trying to achieve pregnancy with fertility treatments can be challenging, stressful, and expensive in the best of times — let alone a global pandemic. Since the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., fertility care has been basically “paused,” and women attempting to conceive have been left with… Read More »

COVID-19 Crisis Lays Bare the Importance of Universal Medicare

By Thara Kumar While governments, health care workers and the Canadian public are uniting to take on the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics have seen this as an opportunity to capitalize on public fear and promote a profit-driven health care system over Canadian medicare. Would Canada — as some claim — really have been better prepared for… Read More »

How to have a happy COVID-19 holiday

It’s the eternal parental problem – but with a difference. Where do we take the kids this holiday and what do we pack? How does COVID-19 change those choices? As the school holidays beckon, the virus intrudes. Wherever you go – a “staycation” or on a trip – the rules apply: keep your distance from… Read More »

Public Health Ontario suffered exodus of senior leaders and budget cuts before the COVID-19 pandemic struck

Article content continued These staff changes have not impacted PHO’s ability to respond to the pandemic Nicholas Paul, who as recently as January of this year, was PHO’s laboratory operations director, was removed from the agency’s online leadership chart sometime before March. He couldn’t be reached for comment. John McLaughlin, Crowcroft’s predecessor as chief scientist,… Read More »

U.K. endorses dexamethasone in COVID-19 hours after groundbreaking data release

Right on the heels of data showing the decades-old, inexpensive steroid dexamethasone can reduce COVID-19 deaths among hospitalized patients requiring oxygen, the U.K. government granted a world-first approval.  The nod, in COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized and requiring oxygen, including those on ventilators, came hours after government-funded research proved the drug reduced risk of death by 35% for patients on ventilators… Read More »