May 22, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna
Adrien Proust (1834-1903) was one of the pioneers of social distancing, quarantine, the modern cordon sanitaire and confinement, which he called "sequestration". He boasted that he had not contracted any diseases, keeping his distance from patients and washing his hands and face frequently.
Had he lived today, the hygienist...
May 4, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna
The French pharmaceutical group Sanofi has just signed a partnership with the small Californian start-up Luminostics, in order to develop a coronavirus screening test, to be carried out by oneself from one's smartphone.
Until a vaccine capable of ending the pandemic is found, the fight against the coronavirus requires...
April 29, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna
Her work is being brought back into the spotlight in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic. June Almeida (1930-2007) is a Scottish researcher who discovered coronaviruses. This is a portrait of an outstanding scientist.
It is London, in 1964. With her eye glued to her microscope, June Almeida...
April 27, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna
South Korea is receiving praise from the international community on the coronavirus control front. After a peak in infections at the end of February, the South Korean health authorities managed to turn the tide thanks to the deployment of all-out measures.
In South Korea, which has a population of...
April 21, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna
Playing on fear and gullibility in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, many charlatans are peddling magic potions, with little concern for scientific expertise. Even some heads of state have contributed to spreading this false information. Here is an overview of the most absurd "covidiots" remedies.
It is good...
April 17, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna
It is undoubtedly the most famous mask for beach holidays. The Easybreath, literally "respiration facile" in French, is normally used by those who love to go for a palm tree hike at sea. But for the past few weeks, this mask (marketed by Decathlon) has been used in...
April 14, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Kingdom is reviving an ancient technology: the iron lung. We look back at the history of this ventilator, which proved its worth in the first half of the 20th century.
Faced with the coronavirus pandemic, the United Kingdom is currently testing...
April 7, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna
Happy World Health Day to everyone around the world
Right now, our healthcare workers are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that’s spreading rapidly throughout our city, state and nation. These brave souls cannot shelter-in-place with their loved ones or stay 6 feet away from...
March 29, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj
COVID19 pandemic or “The Pandemic” has moved at an unprecedented rate, exposing our healthcare systems at the weakest links, not even sparing highly efficient HIC based healthcare systems like NHS. The worst of impact has been felt by anesthesia teams, including many who specialize in intensive care. They...
March 27, 2020: Posted by Saqib Noor
The world has been turned upside down by an unprecedented pandemic. Whilst the major outbreaks of the corona virus have largely affected China, Europe, and the USA, the rest of the world now holds it's breath at the potential devastation that is yet to come.
Healthcare workers are stretched...
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