Chinese epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan wins first Being Edinburgh Award

China’s top respiratory expert has been named winner of the first Being Edinburgh Award. The award honors the achievements of alumni of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan has been at the forefront of China’s fight against SARS and COVID-19. He won more than 90 percent of the vote from the university’s … Read more Chinese epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan wins first Being Edinburgh Award

Coronavirus pandemic: Why do healthy people succumb?

Interview with France 24 guest, Connor Bamford, virologist at Queen’s University Belfast. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

COVID-19: Turkey’s 3D printers make protective gear for medics

CGTN the Chinese state funded broadcaster, reports on an innovation from Turkey whereby 3D printed medical gear can be manufactured and distributed quickly, to assist with the Covid-19 outbreak. Like many other countries, Turkey is battling the coronavirus with a limited supply of medical equipment. As factories are striving to manufacture as many face masks … Read more COVID-19: Turkey’s 3D printers make protective gear for medics

Pneumask: Reusable Full-Face Snorkel Mask PPE Project

Stanford University produced this item on the Pneumask, a reusable full face snorkel mask which may be able to save lives of healthcare professionals by providing them with a vital piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Pneumask combines a full face mask, with an existing supply of rated filters, to create a reusable piece … Read more Pneumask: Reusable Full-Face Snorkel Mask PPE Project

US becomes first country to pass 200,000 cases as New York doctors issue desperate plea | ABC News

The death count from COVID-19 in New York, the worst-hit state in the United States, has more than doubled in 72 hours to 1,941. One month after New York discovered its first infection — a health care worker returning from Iran — the state has tallied more than 83,000 positive cases. With more than 12,000 … Read more US becomes first country to pass 200,000 cases as New York doctors issue desperate plea | ABC News

CT scan shows damaged tissue from a covid-19 patient’s lungs

Dr. Keith Mortman describes the damaged lungs of a covid-19 patient. He created the 3D model from a CT scan. The George Washington University Hospital Chief of Thoracic Surgery says the damaged tissue is very different from a patient’s lungs who has pneumonia or flu. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: … Read more CT scan shows damaged tissue from a covid-19 patient’s lungs

Covid-19: are French authorities taking all the right steps required to deal with the pandemic?

Are French authorities taking all the right steps required to deal with the coronavirus pandemic? Answers from Jean-Jacques Zambrowski, hospital physician and professor of public health management at Paris Descartes University. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our … Read more Covid-19: are French authorities taking all the right steps required to deal with the pandemic?

WATCH LIVE: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser holds news conference on coronavirus response

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser holds a news conference on the coronavirus. D.C. officials said that they would start shipping personal protective equipment to city hospitals, long-term-care facilities and doctors, as health-care providers struggle amid the outbreak. George Washington University Hospital is preparing to offer drive-through coronavirus testing for District residents who have test referrals from … Read more WATCH LIVE: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser holds news conference on coronavirus response

Mass disinfection programmes have no real benefit, expert says

Dr Jason Wang is the director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention at Stanford University. He says the use of disinfectant sprays may be of some psychological comfort to people but will not be medically effective against the coronavirus. Wang says some chemicals in the sprays are a health hazard and could cause … Read more Mass disinfection programmes have no real benefit, expert says