Helpful COVID-19 clinical resources for doctors, chiropractors
Integrative Practitioner shares general, clinical and practice management resources updated daily including:
- CDC Clinical Care Guidance for COVID-19
- CDC Steps for Prevention
- State-specific guidance for retired doctors
- Preparing clinics, businesses, and workplaces for reopening (CDC)
- Caring for clinic support staff (article)
- Coronavirus Waivers & Flexibilities
- CDC STOP Sign
- CDC Share Facts About COVID-19 Poster
- Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet
- U.S. Small Business Association Disaster Assistance
- Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
- Rural health system response strategy
COVID-19 will likely cause long-term health problems, impact vulnerable populations
Integrative Practitioner reports that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’s life-altering effects are likely to result in lasting physical and mental health consequences for many people, particularly those from vulnerable populations, according to a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health.
The researchers studied low-income women from New Orleans who were surveyed the year prior to, and at intervals after, Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. The research showed that at one, four and 12 years after the hurricane, the exposures most strongly associated with posttraumatic stress, psychological distress, general health, and physical health symptoms were those most common to the current pandemic.
This is the coronavirus’ staggering toll in the US
CNN outlines how difficult it is to comprehend just how drastically the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted life in the US when its effects are so wide-reaching.
- About 59% of all coronavirus deaths occur in people 75 and older, according to the CDC, which relies on less complete data than the Johns Hopkins University count.
- 21% occur in people between 65 and 74, and roughly 18% occur in people ages 45 to 64. Just 3% of deaths occur in 18- to 44-year-olds.
- The US death rate is 2.6 times higher than the second leading country, the United Kingdom.
- Nursing homes account for 42% of deaths in most of the US.
- Nearly as many Americans have died of Covid-19 as in the wars in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan combined.
- Researchers say the US could have prevented 84% of its deaths.
- Coronavirus is 2 to 3 times more contagious than the flu.
- The US still predicts up to 240,000 deaths in the first wave.