A sign outside Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, B.C., explains visitor restrictions to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
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Hospitals have requested that people avoid non-emergency visits, and conspiracy theorists are posting images of empty parking lots online as false proof that COVID-19 is an elaborate hoax.
A back alley in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a high-risk COVID-19 area due to the fact the vulnerable populations converge there, is pictured in January 2020.
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Drug users are already among the most marginalized and stigmatized populations in times without a pandemic. Unless we decriminalize drug use, once again they will bear the brunt of another deadly disease.
Modern day research and clinical trials are highly regulated.
To refuse inclusion would prevent Africa’s researchers from being significant players in the universal fight against the virus.
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The rapid sharing of research is so vital. In cases like the COVID-19 pandemic, it can save lives.
Providing nutritious food can ensure better health outcomes that will reach beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
An RAF aircraft, believed to have carried personal protective equipment from Turkey, lands in Oxfordshire on April 22.
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The show of compassion is part of an attempt by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to revamp Turkey's international status.
The immune system is lower during pregnancy.
Our review found women with already high-risk pregnancies may have become more sick with COVID-19.
Evidence suggests men are harder hit when they contract COVID-19, yet women are more worried about it.
Iraqi policemen get haircuts at a checkpoint in Mosul in April.
There is no responsibility to protect people from pandemics – but the world must still safeguard those at risk of mass atrocities.
Throughout the U.S., hospitals are short on supplies. At UNLV Medicine (University of Nevada at Las Vegas), the staff is running out of COVID-19 test kits.
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Without massive change, the US health care system will continue to be disorganized and inefficient.
Some members of New York’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community defied the government’s ban on gathering for Passover and other religious occasions, Brooklyn, April 16, 2020.
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Given that some people look to religious authorities not health officials in times of crisis, faith leaders can promote hand-washing and social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus.
A woman with diabetes monitors her glycemia on the eighth day of a strict lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
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What does high blood sugar have to do with vulnerability to COVID-19? And is there a role for the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine in lowering blood sugar in COVID-19 patients?
To avoid the high risk COVID-19 poses to older adults with chronic illnesses, many doctors have shifted appointments to telemedicine.
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While COVID-19 raises the risk for people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and COPD, social distancing can make it harder to keep up diets and medication.
A nurse (left) operates a robot used to interact remotely with coronavirus patients while a physician looks on.
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Robots are helping health care workers and public safety officials more safely and quickly treat coronavirus patients and contain the pandemic. They have something in common: They're tried and tested.
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Being cooped up at home is of course far more manageable than being locked up behind bars. But people isolating due to COVID-19 are still forced to deal with some of the same problems.
Being a member of a certain age group shouldn't be a liability.
A standard Victorian prison cell.
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Prisons in the 18th and 19th centuries were hit hard by pandemics – with some drastic measures to stem the spread.
Half of all patients who died of COVID-19 in Wuhan had a secondary infection.
Greg Hunt is set to become the lead ministerial face of the sales effort for the proposed controversial new COVID-19 tracing app, aided by the government's health professionals.
Economic crisis is beginning to bite.
One of the key economic mitigating measures put in place after the country's COVID-19 lockdown has had very little uptake by employers and will leave miillions of workers without any cover.