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Wisconsin activates field hospital at suburban Milwaukee fairgrounds as coronavirus surge continues

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials announced Wednesday that a field hospital will open next week at the state fairgrounds near Milwaukee as a surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to overwhelm hospitals.

Wisconsin has become a hot spot for the disease over the last month, ranking third nationwide this week in new cases per capita over the last two weeks. Health experts have attributed the spike to the reopening of colleges and K-12 schools as well as general fatigue over wearing masks and socially distancing.

State Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm told reporters during a video conference that the facility will open on Oct. 14.

“We hoped this day wouldn’t come, but unfortunately, Wisconsin is in a much different, more dire place today and our healthcare systems are beginning to become overwhelmed by the surge of COVID-19 cases,” Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said in a statement. “This

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Coronavirus: Sixth patient dies with Covid-19 at Daisy Hill Hospital

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Six patients have died as a result of a Covid-19 outbreak in the hospital’s male medical ward

A sixth patient from Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry has died after testing positive for Covid-19.

Thirteen patients linked to the County Down hospital’s male medical ward have tested positive for the virus.

Twenty eight members of staff from the ward have tested positive for coronavirus, and 28 staff contacts are self-isolating.

A total of 341 staff members have been tested, the Southern Health Trust has confirmed.

A trust spokesperson expressed “profound sorrow” to the family of the patient who died.

“We can confirm that the independent Serious Adverse Incident review is currently underway and all deaths will be included as part of this process,” the spokesperson said.

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14 patients have tested positive for Covid-19 at Craigavon Hospital

Six people have also died

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Coronavirus: Donald Trump in hospital after positive Covid-19 test

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Why people are worried about President Donald Trump and coronavirus?

US President Donald Trump remains in hospital for treatment after testing positive for coronavirus.

The President was flown to a military hospital on Friday 2 October and a spokesperson from the White House said Mr Trump “was fatigued but in good spirits” and his doctor said “the president is doing very well.”

There have however, been concerns over comments made by his doctors that he could return home on Monday 5 October.

This is because it has been revealed that his condition might be more serious than previously thought. It has been reported that he has received extra oxygen twice, and taken the steroid treatment dexamethasone, which is normally only given to serious cases, according to experts.

On Sunday, President Trump made a

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Italy’s Berlusconi taken to hospital after positive coronavirus test

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has been admitted to hospital in Milan for further checks after testing positive for the new coronavirus, his Forza Italia party said on Friday.

The party said his medical condition was not a cause for concern.

The 83-year-old-media tycoon had been in isolation in his house in the town of Arcore, north of Milan.

Forza Italia said he was now at the San Raffaele Hospital “as a precaution”.

Berlusconi had spoken via video link to a meeting of Forza Italia supporters on Thursday and said his fever had passed.

“I no longer have fever, nor pain, I want to reassure everyone that I am quite well,” he said.

Berlusconi decided to test for COVID-19 after having a holiday in Sardinia, his personal physician said.

The Mediterranean island suffered a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in August as tourists descended on its

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Millions of Brits face agonising wait to see the dentist after 10m appointments delayed by coronavirus pandemic

MILLIONS of Brits face an agonising wait to see the dentist after an estimated 10million appointments were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned it could take months to clear the backlog with campaigners claiming the coronavirus crisis has been disastrous for children’s oral health.

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The BDA says it could take months to clear the backlog of patients

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Many surgeries reopened last month after being shut during lockdown but strict rules mean they can only deal with just a few patients a day.

The BDA estimates more than 10million check-ups and treatments, such as fillings, were put on hold during the time surgeries were forced to close due to Covid-19.

Those patients who have been able to get an appointment now face charges of up to £40 for PPE

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Dentist issues urgent warning over ‘mask mouth’ amid coronavirus crisis

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A dentist has issued an alarming warning about ‘mask mouth’ – here’s how to prevent it.

While most of us are now pretty comfortable wearing a mask, one dentist has warned about the effects they have.

The dental expert has sounded the alert to millions of people currently wearing face masks every single day.

Their alarming warning, which is making headlines across the country, comes in a bid to inform you about the impact the coverings could be having on your oral health and hygiene.

Dr Jeffrey Sulitzer, Chief Clinical Officer of SmileDirectClub, explained: “Covering your mouth and nose for long periods of time impacts your breathing and forces you to breathe more through your mouth.

“As a result, this restricts the flow of moisture which can cause dryness in your mouth.”

He continued: “A

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Coronavirus: Dentists disagree with postponing routine visits

A few dental associations around the country disagree with the WHO’s guidance to delay trips to the dentist if numbers of COVID-19 cases are high in the area.

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Several dental groups around the U.S. have said that they disagree with the World Health Organization’s recommendation to postpone routine visits to the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The California Dental Association and American Dental Association say they “strongly disagree” with the WHO’s guidance this month that routine, non-essential dentist visits, including check-ups, cleanings and preventive care, should be delayed. 

The WHO urged on Aug. 3 that trips to the dentist be held off until there has been sufficient reduction in transmission rates of the coronavirus, from community spread to cluster cases or according to recommendations by federal, state and local officials. The organization did say that urgent or emergency dental care should not be postponed because it

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Agony at dentist’s as 10million visits delayed due to coronavirus

Patients face agonising waits for dental treatment after ten million appointments were delayed because of Covid.

The British Dental Association (BDA) warned that the waiting list backlog could take months to clear as campaigners said the crisis is disastrous for children’s oral health.

While most surgeries reopened last month, strict infection control rules mean they are restricted to just a handful of patients a day.



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The BDA now estimates more than ten million check-ups and treatments – such as fillings and root canal work – were put on hold during lockdown.

Even those patients lucky enough to get an appointment face charges of up to £40 for PPE on top of any treatment costs.

Health campaigners say the crisis could be particularly devastating for the oral health of children, with tooth extraction already the leading cause for hospital admissions in youngsters.

The lack of routine

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Yale School of Medicine and hospital to test new coronavirus vaccine


NEW HAVEN — Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital announced the start of Phase 3 of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine trial at the hospital that will draw participants from across the country.

The hospital and medical school trial of Pfizer’s treatment vaccine candidate is part of a massive effort that will

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Dentist office visits are rebounding despite coronavirus outbreaks

Dentists’ offices are reopening and working overtime, and dental suppliers are optimistic things are close to returning to normal after the coronavirus put the industry on ice for almost two months.

Why it matters: Cleaning teeth and filling cavities, by their nature, require close contact with the vessel that spreads the virus. That has some experts worried, and the World Health Organization this month advised people to delay routine dental care until COVID-19 transmission rates decline further.

Driving the news: Almost every part of the dental industry lost money and shed jobs during the lockdowns, but people are making appointments and buying products again.

  • Almost all dentist offices are open now. Revenues are still expected to fall by 40% this year.
  • Global dental supply sales at Henry Schein, a supply distributor, dropped 41% in the second quarter. But Henry Schein CFO Steven Paladino told investors this month that “in the
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