Virus DNA spread across surfaces in hospital ward over 10 hours

Date: June 8, 2020 Source 1: University College London Source 2: Summary: Virus DNA left on a hospital bed rail was found in nearly half of all sites sampled across a ward within 10 hours and persisted for at least five days, according to a new study in the United Kingdom. Virus DNA left […]


No evidence blanket ‘do-not-resuscitate’ orders for COVID-19 patients are necessary; investigators urge caution

Date: May 22, 2020 Source 1: American Heart Association Source 2: Summary: It’s inappropriate to consider blanket do-not-resuscitate orders for COVID-19 patients because adequate data is not yet available on US survival rates for in-hospital resuscitation of COVID-19 patients and data from China may not relate to US patients, according to a new article.


Model can predict hospital resilience for natural disasters, pandemics

Date: April 29, 2020 Source 1: Colorado State University Source 2: Summary: Researchers have created a modeling tool that could help cities understand the full functionality and recovery of a healthcare system in the wake of a natural disaster. The model has wider implications for use in pandemics. When a natural disaster like an

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