“This Is How Black People Get Killed”: Dr. Susan Moore Dies of COVID After Decrying Racist Care

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: As the United States reports world record deaths and hospitalizations from COVID-19 in the final days of 2020, we look at how the pandemic that’s ravaged the country this year has shone stark new light on racism in medical care. We begin with a now-viral video recorded by Black physician Dr. Susan Moore and posted to her Facebook earlier this month, in which she describes racist treatment by medical staff at a hospital in Indianapolis who did not respond to her pleas for care despite being in intense pain and being a doctor herself.…

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Black Critical Care Dr. Taison Bell of UVA on Fighting COVID, Racism & Securing Fair Vaccine Access

More than 40 countries have temporarily suspended some or all travel from the United Kingdom after British health officials announced a highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus has been spreading in the country. South Africa has detected a similar variant. The new variant is believed to be 70% more contagious, but health experts say existing vaccines will still be effective against it. “What’s important to remember is that mutations will naturally happen in the course of a virus that’s in the community and circulating,” says Dr. Taison Bell, critical care and infectious disease physician at the University of Virginia. “It’s not unexpected to have these changes.” Bell…

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COVID-19: guidance for care of the deceased

Published 31 March 2020 Last updated 14 December 2020 + show all updates 14 December 2020 Updated self-isolation period to 10 days. 31 July 2020 Changed stay at home period from 7 to 10 days. 8 July 2020 Added a loss of, or change in, the normal sense of taste or smell as a COVID-19 symptom. 15 May 2020 Added clarification on guidance and legislation. 12 May 2020 Updated guidance on sharing information with others, residual risk of infection from the deceased and the use of body bags, and the use of PPE for those who are responsible for care of the deceased. 20 April 2020 Added translated versions…

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COVID-19 vaccination: care home and healthcare settings posters

COVID-19 vaccination first phase priority groups poster (print version) Ref: PHE gateway number 2020355 PDF, 256KB, 1 page This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Source link

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COVID-19 vaccination: consent form and letter for social care staff

COVID-19 vaccination consent form for social care workers Ref: PHE gateway number 2020370 PDF, 51KB, 1 page This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. COVID-19 vaccination consent form letter for social care staff (open source version) ODT, 22.3KB This file is in an OpenDocument format This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.…

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COVID-19 vaccination: consent forms and letters for care home residents

COVID-19 vaccination consent form for care home residents who are able to consent Ref: PHE gateway number 2020365 PDF, 52.1KB, 1 page This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. COVID-19 vaccination consent form letter for care home residents who are able to consent (open source version) ODT, 22.1KB This file is in an OpenDocument format This…

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COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff

COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff Ref: PHE gateway number 2020341 HTML COVID-19 vaccination - a guide for social care staff leaflet (print version) Ref: PHE gateway number 2020341 PDF, 442KB, 8 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Source link

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PHE publishes COVID-19 vaccine guidance for health and social care workers

There is a new chapter in Immunisation against infectious disease, also known as the Green Book, a vital guide for public health professionals administering vaccines in the UK. The new coronavirus (COVID-19) chapter includes: guidance on the storage, dosing and schedule of the vaccines provisional priority groups recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), to help the NHS with its deployment planning advice on vaccination of high risk groups guidance on potential adverse effects, which current evidence suggests are mild and short-term The new training and information materials are designed to help train and inform the workforce who will deliver the COVID-19 vaccine. They include…

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Adult oral health in care homes: toolkit

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