Tag Archives: COVID19

Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 are more severe, have worse outcomes and higher mortality

Acute ischemic strokes (AIS) associated with COVID-19 are more severe, lead to worse functional outcomes and are associated with higher mortality , according to new research published yesterday in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. In “Characteristics and Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19 and Acute Ischemic… 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 »

‘Optimism tinged with anxiety’: What to expect from the next 100 days of COVID-19, according to experts

Article content “What’s keeping you awake at night?” That’s the question we put to doctors, scientists, philosophers, psychologists, futurists, microbiologists and bioethicists, 100 days after the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. We asked the experts what they’re anticipating for the next 100 days, what we should do differently, what worries them most.… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Families could be called on for Covid-19 end of life care

Families could soon be on the ‘frontline’. They may be called on to give drugs to relatives dying in community settings during the pandemic. Ben Bowers and colleagues at Cambridge University outlined their role in this startling new strategy in the British Medical Journal. They emphasise caregivers worldwide should be thinking about how drugs can… Read More »