Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
30 March, 2020

This week: Healthcare workers to undergo vaccine trial - Production fires up at Australia's only medical mask factory - TGA fast-tracks COVID-19-busting disinfectants - and more.

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A model for the number of ICU beds needed during the COVID-19 pandemic 

The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is currently pushing health systems to, and possibly beyond, their limits. In Italy, the exponential rise in cases has required an exponential rise in health resource utilisation and in particular, an exponential demand for ICU beds. -


Thousands of healthcare workers to undergo vaccine trial

In an effort to protect frontline health workers from coronavirus, researchers are turning to a vaccine unused in Australia since the 1980s. -


Coronavirus fires up production at Australia's only medical mask factory

Med-Con is the only factory in Australia still making medical masks. It is now trying to increase its production from 2 million to 50 million a year. The Federal Government is helping with personnel and sourcing raw materials. - 


TGA fast-tracks approval of COVID-19-busting disinfectants

The TGA has identified disinfectants as critical in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and as such is fast-tracking disinfectant applications in relation to claims against COVID-19. -


RACGP secures $500 m to help general practice fight coronavirus 

In the most far-reaching change for general practice in a generation, telehealth will be broadened to include all Australians and new incentives introduced to keep GPs and patients safe during the pandemic. -


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