Tag Archives: Doctors

Wuhan’s covid-19 crisis: Intensive care doctors share their stories

Three doctors reveal what it was like at the heart of Hubei province’s coronavirus crisis, as the epidemic peaked in Wuhan and spread elsewhere Health 15 April 2020 By Donna Lu An intensive care unit at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan, ChinaXinhua/Xiong Qi/Pa Images WUHAN – the city where the coronavirus pandemic began – has partially… Read More »

‘Different than anything we’ve seen’: ICU doctors question use of ventilators on some COVID-19 patients

It started in New York City, in the trenches in the battle against COVID-19. Stressed doctors began worrying that the breathing tubes and pressures being used to open up the tiny air sacs in the lungs of the critically sick could be causing worse harm. Some are now asking, can we stave off ventilating some… Read More »

Canadian prescriptions for malaria drug with COVID-19 potential surge, some for doctors’ own use

Some Canadian doctors appear to have been snapping up a malaria drug for their own possible use against COVID-19, part of a surge in prescriptions for the medicine that has health-care regulators across the country concerned. Professional organizations in several provinces have issued statements in recent days discouraging the practice, noting there’s no solid evidence… Read More »