Health Matters

Registered nurses and employees with the Alameda Health System (AHS) and Bay Area human rights activists held a "lightning" rally Tuesday, April 7, at Alameda Hospital to voice their concerns with the lack of adequate personal protective equipment and weakened patient care standards for health care workers  and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the California Nurses Association (CNA).

Press release courtesy of the City of Alameda.

Alameda County releases dashboard with detailed information on COVID-19 cases, shows 18 cases in the City of Alameda

In today’s ever-changing climate people might wonder what is telemedicine, what are its benefits and is it going to be helpful for me?

Telemedicine was first introduced in the 1950s. Since then it has allowed seniors to age in place while accessing medical help remotely through the phone.

In the 1970s, James Robb, MD FCAP — renowned pathologist, microbiologist and former professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego — became one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses. “I was the first to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained,” Robb said. “Since then, I have kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population from different animal sources.”

Respect is defined as “esteem or deferential regard felt or shown.”

I am aware that some believe certain individuals or groups of people should be automatically treated with respect. I find myself questioning this belief.

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