Ronapreve COVID-19 drug purchased by Australia for use in hospitals

Ronapreve COVID-19 drug purchased by Australia for use in hospitals

Australia has purchased 15,000 doses of a breakthrough new COVID-19 treatment.Early results indicate Ronapreve has a 70 per cent reduction in the likelihood of hospitalisation or loss of life for people who contract the virus.It will be available this month to patients in hospital, where it will be given as an intravenous treatment.In announcing the … Read more

US coronavirus: The national rate of Covid-19 infections is declining. But some hospitals are still struggling to meet high demand, doctor says

US coronavirus: The national rate of Covid-19 infections is declining. But some hospitals are still struggling to meet high demand, doctor says

One doctor in Michigan said he’d seen headlines about Covid-19 progress but struggled to feel relief because his hospital remains overwhelmed with patients.”I had just worked a couple of shifts in a row where I had six, seven people sitting in the emergency department, waiting for beds at other hospitals that didn’t exist, waiting or … Read more

New York hospitals fire, suspend staff who refuse COVID vaccine

New York hospitals fire, suspend staff who refuse COVID vaccine

NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) – New York hospitals on Monday began firing or suspending healthcare workers for defying a state order to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and resulting staff shortages prompted some hospitals to postpone elective surgeries or curtail services.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference the city’s hospitals were … Read more

Romanian hospitals fill up with COVID patients amid widespread vaccine refusal

Romanian hospitals fill up with COVID patients amid widespread vaccine refusal

BUCHAREST, Sept 23 (Reuters) – After living through three waves of the COVID-19 pandemic without getting sick, 55-year-old Roxana Pascu thought that she was healthy enough to withstand the virus and decided to turn down the vaccine.Now Pascu, who runs a small business, is one of around 1,040 COVID-19 patients currently in intensive care across … Read more

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says

“We are at the point where not every patient in need will get the care we might wish we could give,” said Dr. Shelly Harkins, chief medical officer of St. Peter’s Health in Helena, Montana.It’s one of the latest hospitals to resort to crisis standards of care, meaning emergency medicine personnel must ration care.In those … Read more