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UN agency health guidelines for airlines post Covid-19

UN agency health guidelines for airlines post Covid-19

The United Nation's aviation agency has published a series of health recommendations for the pandemic-hit airline industry as it relaunches air travel. The International Civil Aviation Organization guidelines include mask wearing, temperature controls and disinfection of aircraft. The ICAO does not advocate leaving every other seat open to assure physical distancing, a restriction that the…

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Health Canada authorizes serological test for COVID-19 antibodies | CBC News

Health Canada authorizes serological test for COVID-19 antibodies | CBC News

Health Canada says it has authorized the first COVID-19 serological test for use in the country to detect antibodies specific to the virus.Provincial health workers perform COVID-19 tests on residents of the remote First Nations community of Gull Bay, Ont. Health Canada has approved a serological test to detect antibodies specific to the virus. (David…

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Health care workers struggle with stress of battling pandemic

Health care workers struggle with stress of battling pandemic

One of the effects of the coronavirus is that the mental health crisis is worsening among health care workers who are battling the pandemic. The world lost a frontline soldier in the battle against COVID-19. Dr. Lorna Breen, 49, a New York hospital medical director, became yet another casualty when she took her own life Sunday.…

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U.S. health insurers benefit as elective care cuts offset coronavirus costs

U.S. health insurers benefit as elective care cuts offset coronavirus costs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Americans delay elective surgeries and avoid doctors and hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare spending declines have more than offset the added costs of COVID-19 care, insurance executives and experts say, boosting U.S. health insurer profits. FILE PHOTO: Nurse Leah Silver cares for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient in the…

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G20 health ministers hold virtual meeting on Covid-19

G20 health ministers hold virtual meeting on Covid-19

Updated / Sunday, 19 Apr 2020 22:47 The virtual G20 summit was chaired by Saudi Arabia (Pic: G20 Saudi Arabia/Twitter) Health ministers from the Group of 20 major economies discussed weaknesses in health systems that made the world vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak and other pandemics, a statement said after a virtual meeting today. The…

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Health officials monitor COVID-19 outbreak at Kearl Lake oilsands facility | CBC News

Health officials monitor COVID-19 outbreak at Kearl Lake oilsands facility | CBC News

Alberta public health officials are closely watching an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Kearl Lake oilsands facility north of Fort McMurray after three workers tested positive for the illness.Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, provides the latest update as the province combats the COVID-19 pandemic.  0:00Alberta public health officials are closely watching an outbreak…

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