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Flu rates in Canada ‘exceptionally’ low despite more testing, says report indicating possible COVID dividend

Article content continued If we can manage to control COVID, we should be able to control influenza activity According to the report for the week that ended Oct. 31, only one of the 40 or so regions it designates across country was reporting any flu — those eight cases — and there were no outbreaks.… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb warns of ‘staggering’ Covid death totals in U.S. as infection rates increase

The United States could see “staggering” numbers of coronavirus deaths in the coming months as infection rates increase during the colder months, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday. There were 1,038 deaths from Covid-19 in the U.S. on Thursday, the largest total since late September, according to data compiled by the Covid Tracking… Read More »

Ultrasound boosts clinicians’ success rates in inserting IVs

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is using ultrasound technology to guide placement of IV lines in children with presumed difficult access, such as veins that are too small. By using ultrasound, children are being spared multiple attempts by clinicians to insert IV lines, and the clinicians are experiencing higher success rates on insertion on the first… Read More »