In addition, 1 in 5 people can develop a long Covid
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SSome of the most iconic images from the war in Ukraine show pregnant women evacuating a maternity ward bombed by Russian forces. Dispatches from Mariupol in March showed gross violations of international human rights law which prohibits attacks on health facilities and transport. The World Health Organization has confirmed 253 healthcare attacks and 75 related deaths in Ukraine so far this year. But these attacks are not an isolated event. In 2021, there were 1,335 incidents of violence or obstruction against healthcare facilities and workers in 49 countries, according to the last report from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition published this week.
This included the damage or destruction of three-quarters of health facilities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where civil war is ongoing, and the military occupation of hospitals in Myanmar following a coup. military. “The past year has been marked by a continued international failure to prevent such attacks and to hold perpetrators accountable,” wrote Len Rubenstein, coalition chair and professor of practice at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in introduction to the report. “Governments’ expressions of horror at the violence have continued unaccompanied by action.”
Despite plummeting stocks at this Medicare litigation firm, its SPAC deal nets two billionaires
In July last year, attorney John H. Ruiz triumphantly declared his Medicare and Medicaid litigation and technology company MSP Recovery to be worth $32.6 billion, as he announced plans to go public in merging with a special purpose acquisition company. On Tuesday, MSP Recovery completed its reverse merger with Lionheart Acquisition Corporation II – the already listed blank check company – and began trading on NASDAQ under the symbol MSPR. But it was not an auspicious start. Shares fell 53% from Lionheart’s Monday close of $10.78 to newly listed MSP’s $5.06 at the close of trading Tuesday. Despite the drop, it was still a bargain for founder and CEO Ruiz, whose 65% stake in the company was worth around $10.8 billion as of Tuesday’s market close. Chief Legal Officer Frank Quesada’s 27% stake is worth around $4.5 billion. Learn more here.
Offers of the week
Care technology: Homethrive, a startup that has developed a platform to help family caregivers with AI and virtual human support, has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Human Capital. The funds will be used to expand the program to more employers and self-insured insurance plans. Allianz, 7wireVentures and Pitango HealthTech also participated in the round.
Consumer Heart Health Seeds: CrunchBase Reports that San Francisco-based Miga Health raised a $12 million seed round led by Quiet Capital. The company aims to create a consumer-facing app focused on preventing heart health issues, with an initial focus on blood pressure.
Robots at the service of nurses: American Nurses Foundation awarded $1.5 million grant to Philadelphia Area Health System ChristianaCare for deployment of 5 Moxi robots, which will be used for mundane tasks such as picking up medicine and dropping off laboratory samples. Moxi robots will integrate with Cerner Electronic Health Record Software to help them anticipate nursing and patient needs.
the World Health Organization said the monkeypox outbreak is unusual but “controllable”, confirming 131 cases in 19 countries where the virus does not usually spread. The United States announced on Monday that it would release monkeypox vaccines from its national stock.
Two start-ups – Helaina and BioMilq – are working on the development of synthetic breast milk, although it will probably take years before it hits the market.
A survey of black americans to mark the second anniversary of the death of George Floyd, commissioned by For(bes) The Culture, about half of those polled trusted health entities to make the most meaningful changes in advancing racial equity, behind education, small businesses and non-profit organizations.
butterfly network signed an agreement to supply its point-of-care ultrasound device to the Medical University of South Carolina.
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A A new CDC study finds that one in five people infected with Covid can develop symptoms of long Covid. For adults over 65, that rises to 1 in 4. The most common long-lasting symptoms of Covid involve either musculoskeletal pain or breathing problems. Earlier this week, a study Posted in natural medicine also found that patients with long-term Covid had multisystem organ problems, including heart damage.
On the bright side, another study published today found that being vaccinated reduces the risk of having a long Covid, particularly when it comes to lung symptoms and blood clotting disorders, a finding that builds on a study last week which also found that vaccinated people were at less risk of developing long-lasting Covid, even if they were vaccinated post-infection.
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Other coronavirus news
CEO of Moderna Stephane Bancela veteran biotech executive whose fortunes swelled during the Covid-19 pandemic, revealed he would donate all after-tax proceeds from his original Moderna stock options – worth of about $355 million – to charity over the next year.
A new study suggests that people doing intense exercise produce on average 130 times more aerosol particles than when they are at rest, which could explain why there have been many cases of Covid-19 super-spreading epidemics recorded from an indoor group exercise.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said it would make its entire portfolio of patented medicines and vaccines, including those against Covid, available to low-income countries on a not-for-profit basis in a bid to close the global disease gap. Health care.
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