Washington • Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, who previously served as America’s top health policy official, told Congress that even while the United States deals with the coronavirus pandemic it should also prepare for the next outbreak and learn...
Slowing the coronavirus has been especially difficult for the United States because of its tradition of prioritizing individualism and missteps by the Trump administration.
Daniel Kraft, MDNearly every country has struggled to contain the #coronavirus and made mistakes along the way, but the US is the only affluent nation to have suffered a severe, sustained outbreak for so long. @DLeonhardt@NYTImes reconstructs the nations' blunders....
Protect yourself from COVID-19 while taking notes and speaking to people in different languages.
Daniel Kraft, MD#IoT meets the #Mask: Smart Face Mask from Japanese startup can record users' voices, send it to another's smartphone (for social distancing), and translate voice into 8 languages via an app.... #Wearables. #DigitalHealth #COVID19
pcmag.com/news/smart-fac… . via @PCMag
Telehealth giant Teladoc said Wednesday it would buy Livongo Health in a deal valuing the combined company at $18.5 billion as demand for virtual consultations with physicians soars during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thousands of Covid-19 patients have been treated with blood plasma outside of rigorous clinical trials — hampering research that would have shown whether the therapy worked.
Daniel Kraft, MDConvalescent Plasma for #COVID19, does it work? “Without a randomized control trial, it’s very difficult to be certain that what you have is meaningful,”
As of last week, just 67 people had enrolled in a Columbia study. @noahweiland@katie_thomas@nytimes
Anthony Fauci, MD, called the launches 'important'; the two trials will examine the antibodies for the treatment of COVID-19 patients both in and out of the hospital.
Daniel Kraft, MDTwo Monoclonal Antibody Trials for #COVID19 Launched. Officials @NIH and Eli Lilly today announced the launch of two clinical trials that will examine the investigational monoclonal antibody LY-CoV555 in both outpatients and hospitalized pts medscape.com/viewarticle/93… via @medscape
In one study, people admitted to hospitals with fewer than 50 I.C.U. beds were three times more likely to die.
Daniel Kraft, MDA study of mortality rates in more than 2K critically ill #Covid19 patients in 65 US hospitals found that those admitted to smaller hospitals with fewer than 50 ICU beds — were more than 3X more likely to die than those in larger hospitals @DanielaLamasMD
Everything we're expecting in Apple's next smartwatch.
Daniel Kraft, MDRumored pulse oximetry functionality in the next #AppleWatch would be super helpful in detecting/triaging #COVID19, with myriad use cases in Remote Patient Monitoring and beyond. cnet.com/news/apple-wat… #DigitalHealth #MentalHealth #RPM via @CNET
As countries consider back-to-school strategies for the fall, a coronavirus outbreak at a Jerusalem high school offers a cautionary tale.
Daniel Kraft, MDIsrael’s advice for other countries on re-opening schools ?
“They definitely should not do what we have done,” said Eli Waxman, chairman of the team advising Israel’s National Security Council on the pandemic. “It was a major failure.” via @NYTimes
A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.
Daniel Kraft, MD1. The US fixated on the wrong things
2. Public-health system was underfunded & unprepared
3. Long-running racial inequities were exploited
4. (Mis)information ecosystem allowed untruths to fester
5. Its president actively made the situation worse
President Donald Trump ordered HHS to review and continue Medicare's coverage of telehealth services wherever possible. He also directed HHS to create and test a new value-based payment model for rural providers.
Spain aims to roll out a COVID-19 contact-tracing app across the country in September after saying on Monday that a pilot showed it could detect almost twice as many potential infections as human trackers during a simulated outbreak on a tiny island.
Daniel Kraft, MDSpain aims to roll out a #COVID19 contact-tracing app across the country in September after a pilot showed it could detect almost 2X as many potential infections as human trackers during a simulated outbreak on a tiny island. reuters.com/article/us-hea… #ContactTracing
Thousands of doctors are joining an effort to get their patients registered to vote across the nation in a program started by a Massachusetts physician. “There is a demographic overlap of folks in this country who are not registered to vote and...
We introduce Robot DE NIRO, an autonomous, collaborative, humanoid robot for mobile manipulation. We built DE NIRO to perform a wide variety of manipulation behaviors, with a focus on pick-and-place tasks. DE NIRO is designed to be used in a...
Daniel Kraft, MDRobot DE NIRO, an autonomous, collaborative, humanoid #robot built to interact naturally & perform a wide variety of behaviors designed to be used in a domestic environment, especially in support of caregivers working with the #elderly. @fabianfalck et al