Difficulties in Fighting Against the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia
New research based on more than 1000 coronavirus patients in China found that the incubation period for the novel coronavirus pneumonia can be as long as 24 days —10 days longer than what experts previously thought, and less than half of the patients showed fever symptoms when they first saw doctors.
Prevention vs. Overreaction: Finding Balance in Meeting Coronavirus Threat
From travel bans to makeshift quarantine camps, countries around the world are taking steps to try to stop the spread of a novel coronavirus that has sickened more than 43,000 people worldwide. Yale School of Public Health Assistant Professor Xi Chen has been watching events closely and shares his thoughts about the fine line between prevention in a crisis and overreaction.
In Coronavirus, China Weighs Benefits of Buffalo Horn and Other Remedies
As it races to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus, the Chinese government is seeing potential in a cocktail of antiviral drugs. It is also recommending the Peaceful Palace Bovine Pill, a traditional Chinese medicine made with the gallstone of cattle, buffalo horn, jasmine and pearl.
Boroff-Forman Lecture: Physicians Must Lead Health Care’s Transformation
For Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, the firsthand knowledge she has of the health care system as a practicing clinician has been vital to her career in the federal government, where she is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Public Health Emergency of International Concern
Yes, this virus outbreak has very much caught us off guard and it has spread very quickly and it’s very contagious, and the origin of this virus is still unknown. It looks like the death rate is lower than SARS but more people are impacted at a much faster speed.
Ending Stigma, Saving Lives: Yale Doctors Take on Opioid Addiction
On the lapel of her blazer, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio wears a button bearing one word with a line through it: stigma. D’Onofrio, who chairs Yale’s Department of Emergency Medicine, works to improve outcomes for people with opioid use disorder, and she’s on a crusade against stigma for a simple reason: social fear hinders treatment.
Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative’s Continued Partnership with Tsinghua University
The Global Health Leadership Initiative, Yale School of Public Health and Tsinghua University celebrated their continued partnership during the signing ceremony for the MA/MPH Dual-Degree Program and the Yale-Tsinghua Summer Institute for Healthcare Management.
‘What if We All Get Sick?’: Coronavirus Strains China’s Health System
After suffering from a fever and breathing problems for more than 15 days, Xiao Shibing, a 51-year-old resident of Wuhan, China, finally sought help at a hospital. Despite the symptoms, he was not tested for the new coronavirus — a lapse suggesting that there may be far more cases of the virus than are being officially reported.
An ‘Epic’ pushback as U.S. prepares for new era of empowering patient health data
Epic, the largest electronic health record company in the U.S., launched an effort last week to persuade hospital CEOs across the country to fight recent efforts by the federal government to ensure that patients can easily access their electronic health data.
Quick burials and lack of tests raise fears coronavirus outbreak is much bigger than China admits
The corpse of Chen Min was wrapped in a yellow body bag with tape when it was delivered to the funeral home by workers in hazmat suits. The staff disinfected the van they travelled in and disposed of protective gear.
Just after paving the way toward a trade deal with China and major developments on the USMCA agreement, President Trump has now threatened to open up a new front in his tariff war. We take a look at his comments in Davos, and what it may hold in store for transatlantic relations with Richard Wolff, host of the Economic Update. Plus, new scares of a fast-moving virus have shaken markets as the first case in the U.S. has been reported. Dr. Xi Chen of Yale’s School of Public Health is on hand to give us the big picture on the virus, and how the scare has spooked stocks. And new allegations have come to light against the Saudi Crown Prince from the world’s richest man. Mollye Barrows of America’s Lawyer takes us into the spyware scandal that has swept up both Jeff Bezos and Mohammad Bin Salman.
China confirms human-to-human transmission of coronavirus
China’s health ministry has confirmed human-to-human transmission of a mysterious Sars-like virus that has spread across the country and fuelled anxiety about the prospect of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for lunar new year celebrations.
Study: Hospital readmission policy did not increase patients’ mortality risk
The Obamacare program intended to reduce the risk of patients being readmitted after hospitalizations for heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia has not caused an increase in mortality risk for patients in emergency departments or observational units, according to a new report.