Day: May 16, 2020

India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

Hospitals short on remdesivir should do lottery for who gets coronavirus drug, CA says

After shipments of the coronavirus drug remdesivir went out to states this week, California suggested that its hospitals can use a “lottery system” to determine who gets the treatment if the drug becomes scarce.

California’s Department of Public Health issued a guidance on Tuesday on how to allocate remdesivir for COVID-19 patients.

The federal government sent CDPH enough of the drug for 100 to 200 patients but California has more than 3,000 people hospitalized for COVID-19, CNN reported.

CDPH recommended that a “prioritization” committee be created and comprised of representatives from “pharmacy, hospital medicine, critical care, nursing, administration, and if available, infectious disease and ethics.”

If enough of the drug isn’t available to treat eligible patients, hospitals can use “a lottery system to select a certain proportion of patients who become eligible for the drug,” CDPH wrote.

Remdesivir was given emergency FDA approval on May 1 to treat severe COVID-19

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NBA allowing teams to open practice facilities May 1

NBA allowing teams to open practice facilities May 1

The NBA will reportedly allow teams to open their practice facilities again starting on May 1, more than six weeks after it suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teams will be allowed to re-open those facilities only if their respective local governments have eased stay-at-home orders, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

There were more than 926,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States as of Saturday afternoon, according to The New York Times, and millions of Americans are still under some form of a stay-at-home order — many of which have been extended past May

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NBA to allow teams to open facilities for individual workouts

More than a month ago, the NBA ordered the closing of team facilities for players and staff due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But with Georgia lifting some social-distancing restrictions, the NBA will also ease its rules.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

What is ‘long tail’ form of coronavirus? Experts baffled why some are sick for months

Several months and over 4 million reported cases into the global coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 is still finding new ways to mystify researchers.

The latest puzzle: Why are some coronavirus patients suffering symptoms of the disease months after diagnosis?

Most mild cases are beaten within a two-week period, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest. But some patients, even young ones, are taking much longer to recover, outlets report, and experts aren’t sure why.

‘Like it will never end’

“For almost seven weeks I have been through a roller coaster of ill health,” Paul Garner, a professor of infectious diseases at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, wrote in an essay for the British Medical Journal. “Although not hospitalised, it has been frightening and long. The illness ebbs and flows, but never goes away.”

Others have shared similar stories.

Kelsey Meeks, a 36-year-old attorney, told Business Insider that 32 days

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Should women be eligible for US military draft?

Should women be eligible for US military draft?

US soldier file photo
US soldier file photo

US women may soon achieve a level of equality not everyone wants – ending 40 years of all-male precedent by becoming eligible to be conscripted in a time of war, writes James Jeffrey.

One of the starkest ways American women have achieved equality with men in the workplace has occurred in the military.

The decision five years ago by then Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to open all positions in the armed forces to women – including combat duty – was largely applauded as a necessary step that benefited the military and society.

But this levelling of the military playing field has led to a more divisive consequence – at the end of March the government’s National Commission on Military, National and Public Service declared it is now time that women become eligible for the military draft – the procedure by which individuals are chosen for conscription

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This week on "Sunday Morning" (May 10)

This week on “Sunday Morning” (May 10)

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Join Sunday Morning correspondent Tracy Smith for a virtual chat. Ask questions, hear more about her interviews and stories. Post your questions in the comment section below.

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, May 10, 2020

WATCH: Facebook Live Chat with Tracy Smith!The correspondent answered viewer questions on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page on May 10. Watch the archived video by clicking on the video player above.  

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL MAY 10 EPISODE!

OPENING: “Abblasen” performed by Tim Nicholas Tang (Video)”Sunday Morning” viewer Tim Nicholas Tang, of Vancouver, offers his rendition of the show’s theme “Abblasen.” It will bowl you over!

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Comedian Samantha Bee and her husband, Jason Jones, are doing what any couple would do while in lockdown together: put out a TV show from their home.  CBS News

COVER STORY: For better or worse, in quarantine |

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COVID Sleep Regression Is Real. Here’s How to Cope

COVID Sleep Regression Is Real. Here’s How to Cope

There’s never a good time for parents to deal with a sleep regression. But we can safely say that during quarantine is the worst time. Too bad sleep regressions are trending upward right now. General anxiety and changes in routines have lead to kids who used to go down just fine now putting up fights and those who sleep through the night letting you know they’re awake at  3 a.m. Fortunately, there’s one very good sleep training fix: It’s time to bring in the sleep consultant.

Sleep consultants work with parents to establish a sleep-training plan. Then they provide the support and accountability to actually stick to it. 

As an industry, sleep consulting has emerged and grown over the last decade. As of 2016, the median amount of time a sleep consultant had been in practice was only four years, according to a survey published in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

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Marquez reveals where Honda went wrong in testing

Marquez reveals where Honda went wrong in testing

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says Honda lost its way during pre-season testing because it was “convinced” the real issue was his injured shoulder.

Marquez had to undergo surgery on a partially dislocated right shoulder he suffered in a heavy crash during qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix, and which he aggravated further in a small off during November’s Jerez test.

He entered pre-season testing at “60-70%” fitness and struggled in Malaysia and Qatar with the 2020-spec RC213V.

Both Marquez and LCR’s Cal Crutchlow complained that the new bike was even harder to turn than its difficult predecessor, and it wasn’t until the final day of testing in Qatar that the problem was found to be the updated aerodynamic package.

But, speaking to Sky Sports, Marquez says the biggest issue was Honda linking his negative feedback of the bike to his shoulder not being 100% fit.

“The condition of

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Major coronavirus developments on 14 May

Major coronavirus developments on 14 May

Here’s what you need to know on 14 May. This article was updated at 3pm.

Deaths: The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus has risen to 33,614 – an increase of 428 over 24 hours. Read more here.

Politics: Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has warned TfL will need to cut services unless they are given a government grant. He also said lockdown rules should not be eased before same-day tests and results are available. Read more here.

Policy: New lockdown rules are in place in England as Boris Johnson seeks to ease restrictions. Here are nine things those in England can do – and eight they can’t. Read more here.

A 100% accurate antibody test regarded by Boris Johnson as a coronavirus lockdown “game changer” will “certainly” be available on the NHS, Downing Street has said. The government is, however,

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How to cope if lockdown has triggered your disordered eating

How to cope if lockdown has triggered your disordered eating

The programme aired on a Monday night: a “harmless” experiment, in which participants were invited to eat a slap-up meal for free and gorge themselves on decadent dishes. Unbeknownst to them, there was an onsite gym at the restaurant they were eating in, where a team of exercise nuts stood waiting to work off every calorie consumed on their behalf. The diners were shown this strange hall of penance only after they’d eaten their meal, told how much exercise had been needed to work off their lunch, and asked to ponder whether it had been “worth” it.

Such programmes – ones that tell us how to lose weight and why we should – are a staple of British television. We’re a nation in which two-thirds of the population are categorised as overweight or obese; meanwhile, 38 per cent of people say they are actively on a diet “most of the

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