Category: Web Briefing

France says ibuprofen may aggravate coronavirus

From CNN: (CNN)France’s health ministry has suggested that popular anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen could worsen the effects of the coronavirus, raising questions over which over-the-counter drugs people should be taking to treat the symptoms...

HHS Cyber Attack Failed

From Vox: The US Health and Human Services Department was the victim of a cyberattack yesterday, the agency confirmed to Recode. Bloomberg, which was first to report the attack on Monday morning, initially described it as...

EU Considers 30 Day Travel Ban

From the Washington Examiner: European Union leaders want to ban most travel to the continent for 30 days in an effort to counter the coronavirus pandemic that is rocking healthcare systems around the world. “We think nonessential travel should be...

The Wuhan Virus Will End Trump’s Presidency

From The Atlantic: Earlier this week, Anthony Fauci, the widely respected director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases whose reputation for honesty and integrity has been only enhanced during this crisis,...

Hospital Capacity will Soon be Taken Up

I think most people aren’t aware of the risk of systemic healthcare failure due to #COVID19 because they simply haven’t run the numbers yet. Let’s talk math. 1/n — Liz Specht (@LizSpecht) March 7,...

‘Hamsterkauf’

From DW: The coronavirus scare has seen quite a number of Germans resorting to panic buying, although the chances of them really needing a lot of stuff at home over a longer period are rather...

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Not His First Rodeo

From the NYT: Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, is widely respected for his ability to explain science without talking down to his audience — and lately, for managing to...