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Michael Jordan opens second medical clinic in Charlotte

  • Three years after Jordan committed $7 million to Novant Health, two clinics are providing care to communities in Charlotte with little or no health care.
  • The new Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in Charlotte's North End community is a 6,800-square-foot facility, equipped with 12 patient exam rooms, an X-ray room, and space for physical therapy, according to Novant Health.
  • The clinics say patrons don't need insurance in order to receive treatment.
  • The first Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic opened in October 2019 and treated more than 3,500 patients.
  • Earlier this year, it served as a Covid-19 screening and testing site, providing more than 13,000 tests.

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Doctors say this will be the worst surge yet. From treatments to testing to PPE, is the US better at handling Covid-19 now?

  • Seven months into the pandemic, doctors and scientists have made major strides in learning how to better treat patients of this still-new disease.
  • It's critical to seek medical care immediately because "at the early start of the illness when you have Covid, the virus is multiplying like there is no tomorrow," Varon said.
  • But this month, the World Health Organization said remdesivir has "little or no effect on mortality" for patients hospitalized with Covid-19 and it doesn't seem to help patients recover any faster, either.
  • Without sufficient PPE, health care workers treating coronavirus patients are at high risk because "the viral load -- the amount of virus -- does determine the severity of your illness," said emergency medicine physician Dr. Leana Wen, a former Baltimore health commissioner.
  • And people are being stupid," said Varon, the critical care doctor who's worked every day for seven months.

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Faulty US Covid-19 response meant 130,000 to 210,000 avoidable deaths, report finds

  • Insufficient testing, a lack of national mask mandates or guidance, a delayed overall response and outright mocking of basic public health practices by the administration has put the United States at the top of the global coronavirus death toll, the report from Columbia University Earth Institute's National Center for Disaster Preparedness finds.
  • When measured by deaths per 100,000 population, the report calculates that the US mortality rate is 50 times higher than Japan's, and more than twice as high as Canada's.
  • "Although both the U.S. and South Korea confirmed their first case of coronavirus on January 20th, South Korea was able to institute an aggressive diagnostic testing strategy and isolate infected patients, leading to a proportional mortality rate today that is 78 times smaller than that of the United States," the report reads.
  • Following Japan's policies would have led to as few as 4,315 deaths in the US, the Columbia team calculated.

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Gilead receives US FDA approval of remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment - Business Insider

  • The Food and Drug Administration approved Gilead Sciences' antiviral remdesivir drug to treat coronavirus patients, the company said.
  • The FDA had granted emergency use of the drug back in May. Remdesivir is the only antiviral drug approved to treat COVID-19 patients.
  • Gilead has said remdesivir helped hospitalized patients with more moderate forms of COVID-19 recover more quickly when receiving the treatment intravenously for 5 days.
  • President Donald Trump received the drug after testing positive for the coronavirus.
  • A study from The World Health Organization found remdesivir did not stop patients from dying or shorten hospital stays in 2,750 COVID-19 patients.
  • Another recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that patients on a 10-day course of remdesivir didn't improve more than patients who didn't get the drug.
  • This is a developing story.
  • Please email [email protected] and tell us your story.

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Gilead receives US FDA approval of remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment - Business Insider

  • The Food and Drug Administration approved Gilead Sciences' antiviral remdesivir drug to treat coronavirus patients, the company said.
  • The FDA had granted emergency use of the drug back in May. Remdesivir is the only antiviral drug approved to treat COVID-19 patients.
  • Gilead has said remdesivir helped hospitalized patients with more moderate forms of COVID-19 recover more quickly when receiving the treatment intravenously for 5 days.
  • President Donald Trump received the drug after testing positive for the coronavirus.
  • A study from The World Health Organization found remdesivir did not stop patients from dying or shorten hospital stays in 2,750 COVID-19 patients.
  • Another recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that patients on a 10-day course of remdesivir didn't improve more than patients who didn't get the drug.
  • This is a developing story.
  • Please email [email protected] and tell us your story.

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The number of older people getting coronavirus in Europe is rising again. That's really bad news

  • According to the ECDC's latest situation report, at least 13 countries in Europe saw new infection rates among people aged 65 or over rise to what ECDC defines as "high" last week -- between 64 per 100,000 in Croatia and 206 per 100,000 in the Netherlands.
  • A sharp increase in infections among older people in recent weeks can be seen in almost all European countries where data is available.
  • Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, the deputy chief medical officer for England, said at a government news conference last week that the higher infection rates originally seen among younger people have recently started to "creep up" into the higher age groups.
  • The Robert Koch Institute, Germany's center for disease control, warned in its latest situation report on Monday that the "proportion of cases in older age groups has been increasing" since early September.

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In Xi Jinping’s China, Nationalism Takes a Dark Turn

  • The wave of nationalism sweeping through China, amplified by party propaganda, the political ambitions of Xi Jinping and the country’s success in containing Covid-19, is taking a darker turn, with echoes of the country’s Maoist past.
  • Angry mobs online have swarmed any criticism of China’s leaders or a perceived lack of loyalty to the country.
  • Targets are being harassed and silenced.
  • Some have lost their jobs.

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White House could have avoided at least 130,000 COVID-19 deaths: Study - Business Insider

  • Upwards of 130,000 coronavirus deaths were "avoidable" if President Donald Trump and his administration had acted sooner and implemented widespread public health precautions, according to a new Columbia University report released on Wednesday.
  • The report comes as the pandemic continues to rage across the country, with infection and death rates on the rise in at least two dozen states, based on data compiled by the New York Times.
  • The country's disproportionate death toll stems from delayed federal action, an insufficient testing regimen, a lack of consistent mask-wearing guidance, and the failure of top officials, notably Trump, to model best practices, researchers wrote.
  • The "Trump Administration has shown hostility to much of the critical guidance and recommendations put forth by its own health agencies, with the President at times misleading the public on the scope of the threat, attempting to 'downplay' the extent of the crisis, and advocating for unproven therapeutical or unsafe treatments," the authors wrote.

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White House could have avoided at least 130,000 COVID-19 deaths: Study - Business Insider

  • Upwards of 130,000 coronavirus deaths were "avoidable" if President Donald Trump and his administration had acted sooner and implemented widespread public health precautions, according to a new Columbia University report released on Wednesday.
  • The report comes as the pandemic continues to rage across the country, with infection and death rates on the rise in at least two dozen states, based on data compiled by the New York Times.
  • The country's disproportionate death toll stems from delayed federal action, an insufficient testing regimen, a lack of consistent mask-wearing guidance, and the failure of top officials, notably Trump, to model best practices, researchers wrote.
  • The "Trump Administration has shown hostility to much of the critical guidance and recommendations put forth by its own health agencies, with the President at times misleading the public on the scope of the threat, attempting to 'downplay' the extent of the crisis, and advocating for unproven therapeutical or unsafe treatments," the authors wrote.

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A fourth-grader walked to school to use its WiFi because he didn't have internet at home

  • She said her son was happy when she told him to go to the school to go online.
  • A teacher, who works in the school district, said she was heartbroken when she saw Jonathon outside the school earlier this month.
  • She shared a photo of Jonathon with a friend, who posted it on Facebook after getting permission from his mom.
  • The post was shared widely online and someone who saw it offered to pay for the Endecott's internet service for a year.
  • Jonathon told CNN that he's able to talk with his friends and classmates online and that being at the school building feels more like being in school.
  • She said he'd like to keep going to school even after the family gets internet service again, but the school district said he'd need to have a parent with him.

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