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As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital’s phone system wasn’t working. Then the internet went down, and the Burlington-based center’s technical infrastructure with it. Employees lost access to databases, digital health records, scheduling systems and other online tools they rely on for patient care. Administrators scrambled ...
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Maryland authorities raced to find and stop a child positive for Covid-19 from boardi

Police were informed by a local health officer at 3 p.m. on November 24 that a young boy who was about to board a plane with his family had tested positive for Covid, State Police Sgt. Travis Nelson told CNN. The health officer told police they had been unable to reach the 9-year-old child’s mother. The family was scheduled to ...
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Staffing shortages a concern for hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Capacity issues could be problematic for hospitals across New York State due to the rise in COVID-19 infections. At St. Peter’s Health Partners, they said they’re more concerned over possible staffing shortages. “A bigger concern for us isn’t necessarily the beds as it is the staff available to take care of the patients because, like all ...
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Covid live updates: U.S. coronavirus cases set another record

Biden taps Murthy as nation’s top doctor, offers Fauci key role as covid team takes shape By Toluse Olorunnipa and Amy Goldstein WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden has selected a close adviser to help lead the nation’s response to the coronavirus crisis, tapping a veteran of the Obama administration to serve as America’s top doctor as the country suffers ...
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US deaths; Biden public vaccine; California stay-at-home

CLOSE Elaine Swann, lifestyle expert and founder of The Swann School of Protocol, explains how to turn down a social gathering politely during the pandemic. USA TODAY President-elect Joe Biden plans to ask Americans to wear a face mask for 100 days after he is inaugurated to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, and he pledged to publicly take a vaccine when ...
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COVID-19 global learning collaborative – science and the response to the COVID-19 ‘in

Project ECHO® COVID-19 Global Series When scientific information moves quickly and continues to evolve, how are we co-responsible for amplifying the appropriate message? We all have a role in ensuring high-quality research is distributed to public health professionals and the general public. Scientists have contributed to and helped mitigate the risks of our current ‘infodemic’. This session addresses: How research ...
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D-FW business capacity to roll back as COVID-19 hospitalizations remain above 15% for

Updated at 5:50 p.m.: revised to include state data. The state hospital region that includes Dallas-Fort Worth reported COVID-19 hospitalizations above Gov. Greg Abbott’s 15% threshold for the seventh day in a row Thursday, prompting a rollback of indoor capacity for businesses in the area. The state said 15.55% of hospital beds in North Texas were occupied by coronavirus patients. ...
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Facebook to remove COVID-19 vaccine-related misinformation (copy) | News

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it will start removing false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, in its latest move to counter a tide of coronavirus-related online misinformation. In the coming weeks, the social network will begin taking down any Facebook or Instagram posts with false information about the vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts. The U.S. tech ...
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