INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations.
In rural Oklahoma, some medical professionals are performing treatments with which they aren't familiar or comfortable. Some patient transfers for higher levels of care are delayed by several hours or even a couple of days.
George Baker and Calvin McGown, both now deceased, grew up just a few miles from each other in Okmulgee County. But they wouldn't meet until they ended up in the same German prison camp during WWII.
"It’s almost overtaking our ability to take care of folks," Dr. Jennifer Clark says, with the full effects of the holiday season yet unknown because of testing lulls and reporting lags.
"We don’t want anyone who needs help to hesitate getting it," a Tulsa physician says.
The record number of COVID-19 infections across the state continued Sunday after the Oklahoma Department of Health reported 3,923 new cases and 12 more deaths.
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Delta, now a tropical storm, dropped over a foot of rain in Louisiana and its powerful winds pounded communities already ravaged by Hurricane Laura weeks ago.
The handling of his own illness has been reckless and disappointing, states the editorial.
Although a COVID-19 vaccine isn't available yet, area medical professionals are making a determined push this fall to get the public vaccinated against the flu.
"After that time, we could re-open as quickly as possible but with the wisdom, and willingness to do it right this time," said Tulsa resident Gail van Glabbeek.
Arubah Community Clinic recently received a $1,000 donation from Walmart to go toward serving local citizens in need.
"Not listing Alzheimer’s as the sole cause of death is harmful to the Alzheimer’s cause," Jack Dake Jr. said, critical of CDC regulations that led to COVID-19 being listed on his father's death certificate. The doctor who signed it says: “Whether it’s fair or unfair, we’re following the guidelines we’re given."
"The more I’ve followed the issue the more I’ve become convinced that expansion will make the state financially and physically healthier and that we can’t afford to continue refusing $1 billion year just because it comes from legislation signed by Barack Obama," the column says/
"By expanding Medicaid and bringing home our tax dollars to provide health coverage, we can improve the well being for nearly 200,000 Oklahomans. We can help keep rural hospitals open, and we will boost the economy," Chuck Hoskin Jr. writes.
Appropriate and timely vaccines are important for anyone with a suppressed immune system.
Architects need to plan to care for the caregivers too: the nurses and doctors on the front lines. Burn-out and fatigue are serious challenges. Architect Paul Reu of RTA Architects notes front-line caregivers “need a place to decompress,” and advises arranging for sleep rooms and showers, along with break rooms with daylight whenever possible.
People whose lung health is affected by factors such as lung disease or smoking tend to be at higher risk for more severe symptoms from COVID-19.
The individual was last onsite March 18, Amazon said.
The second fatality in the state was a man in his 50s in Pawnee County, the department said.
No specific anti-viral therapies were available during the 1918 flu. That’s still largely true today, where most medical care for the flu aims to support patients, rather than cure them.