Edmonton hospital hoping to cash in on charity crypto

Edmonton hospital hoping to cash in on charity crypto

The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation (GRHF) is adding cryptocurrency to its donations roster. In a release on Tuesday, the foundation says it’s the first healthcare entity in Alberta to welcome cryptocurrency donations. To be able to accept a variety of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, GRHF has partnered with The Giving Block to make it … Read more

Hospital Dumps Doc Who Took COVID Patient Off FDA-Approved Antiviral

A photo of John Witcher, MD, over an out-of-focus photo of a box of ivermectin tablets.

In the latest conflict over ivermectin between a hospital and doctor, a Mississippi emergency medicine physician said in a video that he has been fired for his efforts to treat COVID-19 patients with the drug. In the video recently posted to the messaging app Telegram, John Witcher, MD, said that he was let go from … Read more

Covid-19 patients at this hospital are dying ‘at a rate we’ve never seen die before’ — and it’s taking a toll on health care workers

Covid-19 patients at this hospital are dying 'at a rate we've never seen die before' -- and it's taking a toll on health care workers

“I was really hoping that we’d (all) get vaccinated and things would be back to normal,” said Sefton, an assistant manager at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan.”We have more patients than we’ve ever had at any point, and we’re seeing more people die at a rate we’ve never seen die before,” said Jim Dover, president … Read more

Covid-19: Hawke’s Bay positive case picked up in routine testing at hospital ED

Covid-19: Hawke's Bay positive case picked up in routine testing at hospital ED

SUPPLIED/GOOGLE/StuffHawke’s Bay Hospital emergency department, where the Covid case was detected.A positive Covid-19 community case has been discovered in Hawke’s Bay, the Ministry of Health has announced. The person tested positive for Covid-19 as part of routine surveillance swabbing when they visited Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Emergency Department after feeling unwell, the ministry said in a … Read more

Northern Territory records three new COVID cases, including an infant in hospital

Northern Territory records three new COVID cases, including an infant in hospital

The Northern Territory has recorded three new local cases of COVID-19 overnight, Chief Minister Michael Gunner says.Key points:The NT’s current COVID outbreak now stands at 40 cases after three new cases were recorded todayOne new close contact exposure site has been identifiedChief Minister Michael Gunner says lockdown or lockout restrictions in Katherine will likely stay in place … Read more

Bodies pile up outside hospital morgue as Romania struggles with fourth wave of Covid

Bodies pile up outside hospital morgue as Romania struggles with fourth wave of Covid

“I never thought, when I started this job, that I would live through something like this,” said Ionita. “I never thought such a catastrophe could happen, that we’d end up sending whole families to their graves.” Several floors above, all the beds but one in the hospital’s now-expanded intensive care units were full. A nurse … Read more

Covid-19: Man in his 40s dies of virus, 85 people in hospital, 205 new cases

Covid-19: Man in his 40s dies of virus, 85 people in hospital, 205 new cases

There are 205 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta outbreak, as officials report another death from the virus. There are also 85 people in hospitals with Covid-19 – six of whom are in intensive care or high dependency care units. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a statement on Monday ahead of … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Tauranga Hospital and cafes among new locations of interest

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Tauranga Hospital and cafes among new locations of interest

There were 149 new cases of Covid today – including one new weak-positive case in Canterbury. 83 people are in hospital, with five in the ICU. Video / NZ HeraldThe Ministry of Health has released a number of new locations of interest which are spread across Tauranga and Turangi.Eight new places of interest were released … Read more

Covid-19: 149 new community cases, 83 people in hospital

Covid-19: 149 new community cases, 83 people in hospital

Fiona Goodall/Getty ImagesThere were 120 locations of interest across New Zealand relating to the outbreak as of Sunday morning. The ministry will provide further updates on cases and locations at 1pm on Sunday. (File photo).There are 149 new Covid-19 community cases, and 12 district health boards have now passed the 90 per cent vaccination rate … Read more

Covid-19: 194 new cases in Delta outbreak, man in his 60s dies in hospital

Covid-19: 194 new cases in Delta outbreak, man in his 60s dies in hospital

There are 194 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak, and one person with the virus has died in hospital. The update was given during the 1pm press conference on Wednesday with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Of the new cases, 180 are in Auckland, five are in Waikato, three are in Northland and … Read more

3,805 new cases and 582 in hospital

3,805 new cases and 582 in hospital

The Department of Health has been notified of 3,805 new Covid cases. There are 582 people in hospital with the virus, which is up 26 since yesterday. Of those in hospital with Covid, 106 are in ICU, down one. Professor Luke O’Neill has suggested that restrictions may be needed to curb the spread of the … Read more

Fire at hospital in Bulgaria kills three COVID-19 patients

Fire at hospital in Bulgaria kills three COVID-19 patients

SOFIA, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Three men died when a fire broke out in a COVID-19 ward of a hospital in the southern Bulgarian city of Sliven early on Sunday, officials said.The fire, which was quickly extinguished, broke out at around 0040 GMT and affected one room. Six patients in adjacent rooms were moved to … Read more

Covid-19: 201 new cases in Delta outbreak, 85 people in hospital with the virus

Covid-19: 201 new cases in Delta outbreak, 85 people in hospital with the virus

There are 201 new Covid-19 cases in the Delta community outbreak, in Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Taranaki. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson and Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay gave the update in a press conference on Friday afternoon. Of the new cases, 181 are in Auckland, four are in Northland, 15 are in … Read more

Covid-19: Six community cases in Taranaki, one in hospital

Covid-19: Six community cases in Taranaki, one in hospital

Just days after Covid was found in Taranaki wastewater samples, the first cases in the community have been confirmed. The Ministry of Health is reporting there are six people with Covid-19 in Stratford, with one in hospital. All six cases are clearly linked and there is also a link to the Auckland outbreak, which is … Read more

Covid-19: Five new Delta cases in Northland, baby in hospital

Covid-19: Five new Delta cases in Northland, baby in hospital

There are five new cases of Covid-19 in Northland on Monday, including a baby in hospital in Whangārei. The case in hospital is a 6-week-old baby, whose infection was reported at the weekend, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said in Monday’s 4pm conference. It is Northland’s first hospitalisation related to the current Delta outbreak.UNSPLASHA … Read more

More than 10,000 patients caught Covid-19 in a hospital, analysis shows. They never made it out

More than 10,000 patients caught Covid-19 in a hospital, analysis shows. They never made it out

They left with covid-19 — if they left at all.More than 10,000 patients were diagnosed with covid in a U.S. hospital last year after they were admitted for something else, according to federal and state records analyzed exclusively for KHN. The number is certainly an undercount, since it includes mostly patients 65 and older, plus … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 113 new cases in community, 74 patients in hospital

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 113 new cases in community, 74 patients in hospital

Former Kiwi Ferns captain Luisa Avaiki Tavesivesi (centre) was one of many Pasifika sporting stars at the vaccination drive in Māngere yesterday. Photo / Michael CraigThere are 113 new cases of Covid-19 in the community and a record 74 patients in hospital with the virus.Five of those people are in ICU or a high-dependency unit.Of … Read more

COVID survivor revisits Washington hospital to apologize for being unvaccinated

COVID survivor revisits Washington hospital to apologize for being unvaccinated

Soliz, a graphic artist who had not received a Covid-19 vaccine, spent 28 days on a ventilator and heart monitor at the hospital in late August and much of September.”I am certain that there is truth to this virus, and not being vaccinated leaves you vulnerable to the extent of possibly really taking a person’s … Read more

ACT records nine new cases of COVID-19, with 20 people in hospital with the virus

A hospital building seen from across a busy road.

The ACT has recorded nine new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.There are 20 people in hospital with the virus, with 11 in intensive care and four requiring ventilation.There are now 390 active cases in the ACT.More than 87 per cent of Canberrans aged 12 and over are now fully vaccinated.While today’s case numbers are the lowest the ACT … Read more

COVID-19 outbreak at Melbourne detention hotel sees 17 asylum seekers test positive, one admitted to hospital

Man in grey top smiles at camera in this selfie.

At least 17 asylum seekers detained in a Melbourne facility have tested positive to COVID-19, with one person being treated in hospital.Key points:The Park Hotel in Melbourne is being used as an alternative detention facility to house asylum seekersAn asylum seeker who contracted COVID-19 there said he did not feel safeAustralian Border Force says 55 … Read more

Watch: Health Minister Andrew Little on hospital preparedness for Covid-19

Watch: Health Minister Andrew Little on hospital preparedness for Covid-19

Health Minister Andrew Little says the hospital system is preparing to handle Covid-19 cases, along with progress in home isolation and therapeutic medicines. The minister, Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Connolly and GP Dr Jeff Lowe revealing the plan for how the health system could manage cases following the current vaccination drive. Watch Health Minister … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 109 new cases, 63 people in hospital

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 109 new cases, 63 people in hospital

New Brunswick has 109 new cases of COVID-19 and 63 people in hospital with the virus, 27 of them in intensive care. The fourth wave is “hitting our province very hard,” Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell said Tuesday, after the province surpassed 1,000 active cases for the first time Monday, and now stands … Read more

Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital to introduce rapid testing after COVID-19 scare

Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital to introduce rapid testing after COVID-19 scare

The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne will introduce mandatory rapid COVID-19 testing for visitors after a virus scare at the hospital’s neo-natal ICU.Key points:Victoria has recorded 1,571 new local cases and 13 deathsA parent visited the RCH neo-natal ICU and later tested positive to COVID-19The hospital says rapid antigen testing will begin for visitors this weekIt … Read more

Toddler with COVID-19 home from the hospital

Toddler with COVID-19 home from the hospital

Adrian James, 2, who tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), breathes with the help of a ventilator at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 5, 2021. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYOct 12 (Reuters) – Adrian James, an Illinois toddler who just days ago was attached to … Read more

A Covid-19 vaccine mandate won’t force staff at this rural Missouri hospital to get the shot, CEO says. It will make them quit

A Covid-19 vaccine mandate won't force staff at this rural Missouri hospital to get the shot, CEO says. It will make them quit

So Tobler can’t afford to alienate any more health care workers, but he believes a Covid-19 vaccine mandate could do just that. Such a requirement won’t make his unvaccinated staff get the shot, he says. It will make them quit.”Our reality is we need staff to work. And in return for your working, we’re not … Read more

Allen West: GOP gubernatorial candidate released from hospital after Covid-19 diagnosis

Allen West: GOP gubernatorial candidate released from hospital after Covid-19 diagnosis

West, who had not been vaccinated and was first admitted for treatment on Saturday, thanked the doctors and nurses who treated him and praised the monoclonal infusion therapy he received as treatment. “This should not be about forcing people to take a certain shot,” he said in a short video posted to Twitter and Facebook. … Read more

Texan vying for governor slams COVID vaccine mandates from hospital

Texan vying for governor slams COVID vaccine mandates from hospital

Oct 10 (Reuters) – Conservative firebrand and Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West was receiving care for COVID-19 in a hospital on Sunday, he said on Twitter, noting that his experience with the illness had strengthened his opposition to vaccine mandates.West, 60, served as chairman of the Republican Party of Texas for less than a … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland Hospital staff member tests positive

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland Hospital staff member tests positive

The Ministry of Health has announced 60 new community cases of Covid-19 today along with updates on the positive case that travelled through Northland plus MIQ changes for Hamilton. Video / NZ HeraldA staff member at Auckland Hospital has tested positive for Covid-19.The Auckland DHB says the fully-vaccinated worker tested positive on Saturday.The DHB says … Read more

ACT records 30 new cases of COVID-19 as a Queanbeyan man dies from the virus in Canberra Hospital

ACT records 30 new cases of COVID-19 as a Queanbeyan man dies from the virus in Canberra Hospital

The ACT has recorded 30 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, while a Queanbeyan man has died from the virus in Canberra Hospital.Key points:At least six of today’s cases spent time in the community while infectiousTwo southern NSW men in their 50s have died from the virusToday was the first day during this lockdown that the ACT government … Read more

Prevent Senior hospital chain ordered to pay family of Covid-19 patient, after allegations of secretly giving unproven treatments

Prevent Senior hospital chain ordered to pay family of Covid-19 patient, after allegations of secretly giving unproven treatments

The Sao Paulo court sentenced the healthcare company Prevent Senior to pay the compensation after hearing that patient Carlos Alberto Reis was not cared for in ICU and was treated with drugs of unproven efficacy against Covid-19, such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. According to judge Guilherme Santini Teodoro’s decision, there was a failure in Reis’ … Read more

North Carolina hospital system Novant Health fires 175 unvaccinated employees refusing covid shot

North Carolina hospital system Novant Health fires 175 unvaccinated employees refusing covid shot

“We agree with the North Carolina Healthcare Association, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and many other health care systems in the region that a mandatory vaccine program is in the best interest of public health,” the health system said in a news release. “Simply put, it is essential to ensure the safety of our … Read more

Smokers much more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19, study suggests | Smoking

Smokers are 60%-80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and also more likely to die from the disease, data suggests.A study, which pooled observational and genetic data on smoking and Covid-19 to strengthen the evidence base, contradicts research published at the start of the pandemic suggesting that smoking might help to protect … Read more

Mark Butler says teenagers with COVID-19 are ending up in hospital at a rate of one in 30. Is that correct?

Mark Butler says teenagers with COVID-19 are ending up in hospital at a rate of one in 30. Is that correct?

The claimAfter 18 months of intermittent lockdowns and ongoing restrictions, the National Cabinet has agreed on a plan to open up Australia once vaccination targets are achieved.The targets relate to the percentage of the population aged 16 years and older, despite the Therapeutic Goods Administration approving the Pfizer and Moderna jabs for all those aged 12 and above.Opposition spokesman … Read more

Victoria’s COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

Victoria's COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

A women’s hospital in Melbourne’s north has been deemed a tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site, sending all exposed patients into quarantine. The Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg confirmed a patient tested positive to COVID-19 after visiting a women’s outpatient clinic.”The hospital is taking an exceptionally cautious approach and in line with Department of Health advice … Read more