Tag Archives: COVID19

Hundreds of COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented by eliminating four-person nursing-home rooms: study

Article content A new study points to a disturbingly simple explanation for some of the havoc wrought by COVID-19 in Canada’s nursing homes: keeping residents in ward-like shared accommodation can be lethal. The deaths of close to 300 long-term care residents in just one province could have been prevented if those individuals were housed in… Read More »

Canada’s surprising history and questionable partnership with a Chinese company and its military-backed COVID-19 vaccine

Article content continued CanSino’s Canadian connections, meanwhile, did not end with the federal vaccine collaboration inked in May. A week later, it announced a deal to help develop a COVID-19 vaccine created by Vancouver’s Precision Nanosystems. Based on totally different cutting-edge technology, it uses “messenger RNA” to trick the body into making coronavirus proteins, which… Read More »

NYC shoe-repair shop that survived 9/11 now bouncing back from COVID-19 lockdown

Asimenia Polychronakis was determined to reopen Minas Shoe Repair in June, the 50th anniversary of the business her late father founded. Before the pandemic, the devoted daughter, 37, was planning a fitting tribute to her dad, Minas, an immigrant from Greece, who became internationally known after September 11 when his shop was destroyed in the… Read More »

Spare older anesthesiologists COVID-19 coronavirus risk [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | July 2, 2020 “This pandemic presents a unique opportunity for senior anesthesiologists to see the benefit of accommodating the health care needs of our workforce. Just as I tried to avoid the teratogenic effects of certain cases when pregnant, we should consider the most effective ways to protect… Read More »