Global State Of COVID-19 In 2022 and What Northshore Clinical Labs Is Doing to Provide Support

Since the annunciation of the first coronavirus infection in December 2019, statistics indicate that confirmed cases have reached 476,374,234 globally. Also, over 6,108,976 people have lost their lives through Coronavirus as of March 25, 2022. Over 200 countries and territories worldwide have since been affected, and almost everyone felt the impacts of the virus. Thankfully, world governments and healthcare professionals have done everything to ensure the virus remains under control. Private organizations and clinics like Northshore Clinical labs are not lagging in the fight. Here’s what’s going on in the scope of COVID-19 infections and what Northshore Clinical labs is doing to support the population amidst the pandemics evolution. What is the State of the Coronavirus as of March 2022? COVID-19 has been a great scare with the death toll at 6.1 million worldwide as of March 2022. The statistics aren’t just scary, but a prominent call to everyone that the world still requires more vigilance as the virus has proven its mutation ability and has kept outgrowing measures by arriving in more variants. The latest variant, Omicron, hasn’t spared lives either. It’s effortless to note from statistics that the reports of new infections and death cases have sharply escalated since the World […]

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It’s Getting Harder to Imagine a PPE-Free Medical Environment

Much of the discussion surrounding the coronavirus pandemic deals with the here and now. What do we need to do now to prevent people from getting sick? What do we do about schools and sporting events? All the short-term discussion is absolutely necessary. Yet the long-term effects of coronavirus will become short-term at some point. For example, the virus has had such a profound impact on our collective psyche that it is getting hard to imagine a medical environment that is ever free of routine personal protective equipment (PPE) again. It seems like this might be one of those things that can never be put back now that it has been let out. Prior to coronavirus, you could go to your doctor’s office and never see: ● face masks ● latex gloves ● isolation gowns ● transparent face shields. It is not that these things are bad or were never used. They are good and they were used. But their use in routine medicine was so limited that you could visit the doctor several times per year and never see them being worn by staff. Those days may be permanently over. Fear Is Hard to Overcome Fear is a complex […]

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