News RSS

Coronavirus update for August:   August marks the 5th month since the coronavirus has been declared by the WHO as a global pandemic. Since then, it has infected a total of over 21 million people worldwide and has caused the death of around 700 people. The good news is that better healthcare management has resulted in the recovery of around 14 million people.   What has transpired in August so far? Things have been quite better in August compared to the previous months. Leading the good news is the possibility of having a vaccine as early as October this year. ...

Read more

How Hospitals Are Preparing for PPE Needs this FallDue to COVID-19, PPEs are in high demand across the globe. The WHO has estimated that the world will need around 89 million face masks, 76 million examination gloves, and 1.6 million goggles and visors per month.While supply chains are probably in a better state now compared to the strain it felt around mid-March, it is still quite certain that there is still work that needs to be done. For the longest time, the US and the rest of the world have relied on China to produce these crucial PPEs (masks, gowns,...

Read more

As the SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) causing the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage its way throughout the world, affecting millions of lives irrespective of borders and oceans, it has triggered a rather peculiar hoarding tendency among the public. It’s easy to understand why. With so much uncertainty surrounding the nature of this virus, how it’s transmitted (initial reports have been published but due to the limited samples and new findings, it changes every now and then), and what’s the best way to avoid it, people would rather stay on the safer side, in the comfort of the PPEs that they’ve amassed.With...

Read more

Months have gone by since the WHO has declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and according to a poll conducted by Washington Post and Ipsos, the front-line medical workers are saying that they’re still not getting enough PPE to keep them safe from infection. Shortages of PPE, including surgical masks and even hand sanitizers, are being reported by as much as 40% of the medical workers. A more alarming report said that a significant portion of them have resorted to wearing the same masks for more than a day or re-using them.This goes against protocols set by the CDC and the...

Read more

As establishments across the world slowly ease back into their operations and as more businesses open their doors to the general public, there’s one aspect that they’re having a bit of a challenge: “Do we have the right to refuse entry to patrons not wearing masks?”.The short answer is yes.In the US, policies vary from city to city and from each state and it’s understandable if this is causing some degree of confusion. Some business owners have been proactive enough and decided that they’ll require their patrons to wear masks to protect their employees and more importantly to protect their...

Read more