Month: April 2020

Five Facts about Medical Personal Protective Equipment

The fast-spreading coronavirus has left many hospitals and health professionals scrambling to find personal protective equipment, or PPE. These items – including gloves, gowns, face masks and face shields – are vital in protecting workers treating seriously ill patients. Many hospitals are running dangerously short of PPE. Homeland Security officials have warned that the government’s emergency stockpile of …

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Five Facts on Flattening the Curve of Coronavirus Spread

Health experts say it’s crucial to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus transmissions to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed with critically ill patients. Flattening the curve might prolong the pandemic, scientists say, but fewer people would die because they would receive better medical treatment. “Flattening the curve” refers to slowing the speed of the pandemic’s spread. …

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Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, Former Commissioner of the FDA

On this episode of Gridlock Break, we’re hearing from Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, who formerly led the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA regulates food and medicine, and they’re at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. Dr. Eschenbach is going to explain how innovators across the country are rising to meet this challenge, both …

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