Fla. Dentist’s Bid For COVID-19 Loss Coverage Axed

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Law360 (September 3, 2020, 4:10 PM EDT) —
A Florida federal judge handed a win to Allied Insurance Co. of America, freeing the insurer from having to pay for a dental clinic’s claimed COVID-19 related losses, holding that the policy’s virus exclusion clearly bars coverage.

U.S. District Judge John L. Badalamenti tossed Mauricio Martinez, DMD, P.A.’s suit seeking coverage for losses stemming from state-mandated closures because of COVID-19 Tuesday, holding that the dental practice’s alleged losses are not covered by the policy, which expressly

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Hundreds of Ipswich Hospital staff in quarantine over COVID-19 fears

Hundreds of staff at a busy hospital west of Brisbane are in quarantine, awaiting COVID-19 results after a fifth case, connected to the cluster tested positive to the virus.

The Ipswich Hospital healthcare worker in her 30s was already in quarantine. She is one of two new cases confirmed on Monday.

The other is a woman in her 20s and is a household contact of a known case who had already been in quarantine.

There are now five cases linked the hospital. Director General Dr John Wakefield said all five have contracted the virus from either working in the hospital’s COVID unit or had been identified as close contacts.

“The link is direct,” Dr Wakefield said.

At Ipswich Hospital, 220 staff were placed in quarantine over the weekend.

The hospital will remain open for emergency, but other appointments have been relocated or delayed until staff complete their quarantine.

Dr Wakefield

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UPMC, University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine Citing Widely-Available COVID-19 Treatment

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are citing evidence that there is a cheap and widely available option for some patients combatting COVID-19.

This study went so well, that the World Health Organization is recommending this drug be used worldwide.

They found people on a ventilator and oxygen should be given corticosteroids.

Researchers say it’s rare your able to find a drug where the evidence of the effectiveness in saving lives is so consistent.

It was the on trial in the country to test this drug.

Between March and June, the steroids trial was given to random adults in the ICU with Covid 19, this was done in 121 hospitals across 8 countries.

The trial found a 93% probability that the steroid would improve a patient’s outcome as opposed to not having the steroid.

The results looked to be consistent across age, race,

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Buellton fitness center ordered to close over COVID-19 health order violations | Crime and Courts

“To all our loyal members please know that I will fight and make this right,” Henrey said on his Facebook page Aug. 31. “[I] remained because I felt our members needed it and I needed to support my family.” 

The warnings began on June 3 when Ben Hernandez, a Buellton code enforcement officer, visited the gym and told Henrey his gym was not allowed to be open, according to court records. 

Henrey acknowledged the warning but replied that his gym was an essential business because he also sells masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment. He said he has taken measures that include spacing equipment at least 6 feet apart, taking members’ temperatures, requiring face masks and making members sign a liability waiver. 

Additionally, acting on advice from his attorney, Henrey told Hernandez his gym was “not open to the public and members only,” according to the lawsuit. 

Officials contacted

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IU School of Medicine to test experimental COVID-19 vaccine


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana University School of Medicine announced Thursday that it’s seeking up to 1,500 volunteers to take part in a late-stage clinical trial of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

The medical school is one of 81 sites in the U.S. — and the only one in Indiana — chosen to test the vaccine developed by British drugmaker AstraZeneca in partnership with Oxford University.

Nationwide, researchers plan to enroll a total of 30,000 participants for the clinical trial of the Cambridge, England-based company’s vaccine, known as AZD1222. Two-thirds of the participants will receive the vaccine and the remaining one-third will get a placebo.

IU’s vaccine testing will be conducted at IU Health University Hospital, located in Indianapolis. The Phase III trial is the last stage before manufacturers can seek the Food and Drug Administration’s approval for widespread public use.

Dr. Cynthia

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COVID-19: Gym And Health Clubs Market 2020-2024 | Rising Number of Fitness Centers and Health Clubs to Boost Market Growth


Technavio has been monitoring the gym and health clubs market and it is poised to grow by USD 20.31 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 4% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Gym and Health Clubs Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19

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21 Covid-19 cases at Craigavon Hospital confirmed

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Craigavon Area Hospital treated the highest number of Covid-19 patients in NI during the height of the pandemic

Ten patients and 11 staff at Craigavon Area Hospital are now confirmed to have Covid-19, after two clusters were identified on the site.

On the Haematology Ward, where blood disorders are treated, ten of the 12 ward patients have tested positive.

Eight members of staff on the ward have also tested positive. They are off work and self-isolating.

All other staff members on the ward are being tested again as a precaution.

An investigation into the clusters is continuing.

Dr Sara Hedderwick is an infectious medicine consultant with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

“Obviously it’s concerning to us whenever we have patients with Covid and it’s particularly concerning when those are vulnerable people or immuno-compromised like our haematology group of patients are,” she said.


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Insights on the Global Health and Wellness Market | COVID-19 Impact and Analysis of Related Markets Drivers, Opportunities and Threats

Technavio predicts the global health and wellness market to grow steadily at a CAGR of over 6% during 2020-2024. One of the primary drivers of the market is the increased emphasis on effective health and wellness products. Consumers across the world are increasingly becoming aware of the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, improvements in the economic condition of the lower and middle-class consumers have further led to an increase in spending on health and wellness products. These factors are expected to fuel the growth of the global health and wellness market during the forecast period. Download Free Sample Report with COVID-19 Impact Analysis

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Health and Wellness Food Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

The global health and wellness market is categorized as a part of the global soft

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What does a Bay Area dentist’s office look like during the COVID-19 pandemic? Take a tour here

Is your dentist’s office safe? That’s one of many questions we are asking ourselves as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Take a tour inside a dentist’s office



The question is getting extra attention now that the World Health Organization cautioned against going for your routine dental checkups, but the California and American Dental Associations both strongly disagree with that warning.

So, what should you do about your check-up? Dr. Michael Wong in San Mateo says to find out what protocols and actions your dentist is taking to keep everyone safe. After taking a tour of Dr. Wong’s office, we found out he has a lot in place.

RELATED: Dental check-up safety debated amid COVID-19 pandemic

We first started with a look at where patients wait outside before they come in. Each patient texts when they arrive. Once inside, they sanitize their hands, put on

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US Forces Korea raises health protection level again after spike in COVID-19 cases

A week after reducing its health protection level, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea has moved it back to HPCON Charlie “out of an abundance of caution” after a spike of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases among people arriving in South Korea.

Gen. Robert “Abe” Abrams, the head of USFK, said in a press release on Sunday that he has “complete confidence” that the Korean government “will suppress this outbreak and stop the spread.

“But,” Abrams said, “we must balance the overall health, safety and protection of the force with mission accomplishment, and that means immediately raising our health protection conditions and preventive control measures now.”

USFK has been an example for stateside commanders as to how they should work around COVID-19, implementing strict procedures and what Abrams called in March a “fundamental change in lifestyle.” 

On Aug. 10, USFK moved to HPCON Bravo due to the “continued low numbers of

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