The Friday Five – Coronavirus Round-up
U.S. Death Toll Increases to 12, Senate Approves $8.3 Coronavirus Bill, What to do if You’re Anxious about Coronavirus, What’s a Pandemic? These are just a few of the recent headlines concerning the coronavirus outbreak. And let’s not omit the biggest headline in the healthIT industry… HIMSS Announces Cancellation of the 2020 Global Health Conference & Exhibition. We here at HealthcareNow Radio have been on top of the latest on coronavirus since it became a threat in the United States. This week’s Friday Five has three HCNR episodes on the outbreak, and article from our contributor, Art Gross and news from The Hill.
NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci On Global Epidemic & Domestic Preparedness
Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome Dr. Anthony Fauci, globally renowned epidemiologist and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Fauci shares the latest findings on COVID-19, a new Coronavirus strain that has spread to nearly 30 countries and left thousands dead. He discusses public health protocols, how to protect against the disease, and vaccines already in the pipeline.
One Virus, Two Ways
As if the fear of the Coronavirus outbreak weren’t enough to have the world on edge, there’s a new way that the virus is impacting humans: through email cyber-attacks. Art Gross, President and CEO HIPAA Secure Now! and regular contributor to HealthIT Answers, is on top of things as usual and in this post he sheds some light on how scammers are using the coronavirus to trick their victims.
#ICYMI read more on cybersecurity, data breaches, cyber-attacks and more from Art Gross.
Dr. Craig Joseph on the Coronavirus
Host Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick talks to Dr. Craig Joseph on another episode of News You Can Use with Dr. Craig Joseph. The biggest healthcare news right now is COVID-19. The statistics are jarring – as of the latest update from WHO of 77,794 confirmed (599 new) cases globally with the majority coming from China with 2,348 deaths in China and 11 outside of China.
Dr. Saad Omer on the Expanding COVID-19 Outbreak
Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome Dr. Saad Omer, Director of the Yale Institute for Global Health, on the expanding COVID-19 outbreak. A renowned epidemiologist, Dr. Omer discusses the best protocols against spread of the Coronavirus epidemic, the need for evidence-based science to guide government responses, and how the global research community is working together to tackle this outbreak and create a vaccine in record time.
Senator Markey To Introduce Legislation to Make a Massive Investment in a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) announced his plans to introduce legislation to conduct or support comprehensive research for the creation of a universal coronavirus vaccine. Senator Markey’s legislation would call for a total investment of $1 billion – $250 million for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2023 for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health.