Utah sent every phone in the state an emergency alert warning about rapidly rising Covid-19 cases

“State of Utah: COVID-19 is spreading rapidly. Record cases. Almost every county is a high transmission area. Hospitals are nearly overwhelmed,” read the alert. “By public health order, masks are required in high transmission areas. Social gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer.”

“Be careful!” it warned, alongside a link containing more information about the ever-worsening coronavirus surge.

The messages were sent beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday and remained active for 15 minutes.

Typically used for severe weather and AMBER Alerts, state and local officials are increasingly deploying these Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to warn of Covid-19 spikes as well. Through late September, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), local officials had sent the public than 400 such alerts.

Typically they are targeted to a city; New Yorkers have gotten a few. But Utah’s appears to be the first time a WEA was sent to an entire state. Officials explained in a news statement that the “dire situation” there drove them to try the stark approach.

“Despite the ongoing pandemic, there are a number of people who are not aware of the dire situation we find ourselves in,” state officials said. “As a result, the emergency alert was an effort to “make sure nearly everyone is aware of the serious nature of the pandemic.”

The alert came as the state hit a grim milestone, as Utah hits record highs in several Covid-19 measures, including number of new cases, 7-day case average, and test positivity percentage, the state data dashboard shows.

In a press conference on Thursday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert called the state’s situation “one of the worst outbreaks in the country.”

The state reported a record 2,281 new Covid-19 cases Friday, according to state data. Previously, its record high was 1,989 cases on October 22. Furthermore, its 7-day case average now sits at a record of 1,621.7 cases, and its percentage of positive tests is at a record 18.17% as of Friday. All of these barometers are steadily climbing.

Meanwhile, 72.5% of Utah’s ICU beds are occupied, along with 54% of its traditional beds, according to the state dashboard, meaning that hospitals are quickly running out of space for new patients.

All this comes as the US hits a record of 9 million Covid-19 cases, a number that experts are warning will continue to surge.

CNN’s Jenn Selva contributed to this report.

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Emergency Dentist West Allis WI Now Open 24 Hours For Toothache, Extraction etc

West Allis, WI-based dentist James R. Coakley, DDS announces his updated 24-hour emergency dental care service to provide immediate care to patients in local neighborhoods

WEST ALLIS, WI / ACCESSWIRE / October 25, 2020 / West Allis, WI-based dentist James R. Coakley, DDS announces his updated 24-hour emergency dental care service. This emergency dental service is intended to provide immediate care to patients in Rainbow Gardens, Greenfield Park, Root River Estates, Rose hill, among other local neighborhoods.

More information is available at https://www.emergencydentalservice.com/emergencydentist/west-allis-wi-james-r-coakley-dds-sc

This service, intended for patients looking for 24-hour emergency dental treatment, offers the ability for instance insurance verification and financing options to ensure treatment can happen when the patient needs it most.

In addition to insurance verification and financing options, the emergency dental service offers patients an affordable dental plan to help them save money on dental care and has plans in place to help those who currently don’t have insurance or extra money to pay for their emergency operations.

This updated 24-hour emergency dental care service aims to provide care for patients suffering from a wide range of unexpected oral health issues. This can include partially or fully dislodged teeth, severe toothaches or root canals, lost dental crowns or fillings or handling a broken or fractured tooth.

In the Henderson Park area, this 24-hour emergency service is led by James Coakley, DDS, who has been practicing dentistry since 1985. With a career spent serving four generations of patients, James Coakley’s experience helps him handle any of the cases that might occur.

The organization James Coakley is working alongside, Emergency Dental Service has been running for over 18 years to help patients find 24-hour dental services in all 50 states.

Matthew Korpowski shared his experience with Dr. Croakley. “Dr. Coakley has been and continues to be a great dentist for my entire family. He does excellent work and even finds out how we best want to be contacted for appointments. I was really surprised when he remembered that my son was on his High School golf team. He even asked me how his season had gone. That personal touch means a lot to me. Proud patient for 4 years and counting. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.”

More information on James Coakley’s expanded 24-hour emergency dental service, including contacting his office in case of an emergency, can be found at the link above. More information about emergency dental services in Northville, MI can be found at https://www.emergencydentalservice.com/emergencydentist/northville-mi-charles-s-choueiry-dds-pc.

More information about 24-hour emergency dentists in Phoenix, AZ can be found at the following link – https://www.emergencydentalservice.com/emergencydentist/phoenix-az-smile-dental-studio

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American College of Emergency Physicians Elects Dr. Mark Rosenberg as President

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is pleased to announce that Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, has been elected president during its annual meeting, ACEP20, the world’s largest emergency medicine conference.

Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, president, American College of Emergency Physicians
Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, president, American College of Emergency Physicians

Through his leadership role Dr. Rosenberg will focus on pandemic readiness—including the ongoing battle against COVID-19—improving health equity, and the expansion of telehealth. Reflecting on his upcoming presidency and the future direction of the college, Dr. Rosenberg said:

“Our lives are forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as a country and medical specialty. The fight against this virus has revealed the commitment and courage of emergency physicians like few other events in our lifetime. The nation has witnessed what ACEP members have known all along: emergency physicians provide incredible value to our patients and health care system.

Now, under my leadership, we will create a stronger framework for the future that focuses on improving patient access to care and empowers and protects emergency physicians’ ability to do their job.

The pandemic also adds urgency to efforts to eliminate health disparities and improve health equity in this country. Many people rely on emergency physicians because we are the best or only option for care. We are often first to confront the consequences of gaps in care and barriers to access, so it is imperative that we seize the opportunity to factor prominently into the solutions. Emergency physicians must make sure that patients of all backgrounds have more opportunities to access treatment they need.

Further, it is time to use telehealth to extend the footprint of emergency medicine beyond hospital walls. Emergency physicians are finding new ways to deliver appropriate medical attention to patients when, and where, it is necessary. We must encourage a favorable regulatory environment that welcomes more comprehensive and better-connected care.

ACEP members are leading efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, improve mental health care, and enhance the way we treat our older and most vulnerable patients, among many other initiatives to confront the nation’s most pressing health care challenges. It is the honor of a lifetime to lead ACEP as we forge the future of our specialty and build on the remarkable value of emergency medicine to make a difference in millions of patients’ lives.”  

During his one-year tenure as ACEP president, Dr. Rosenberg will move from chair to chair emeritus of emergency medicine at St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson and Wayne, New Jersey, where he is known as the innovator behind the nation’s first Alternative to Opioids (ALTO) program.

Dr. Rosenberg was first elected to the ACEP board of directors in 2015 and has served on the board of directors of the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and on the National Pain Management Task Force of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to ALTO, Dr. Rosenberg has long been a champion for advances in palliative and geriatric care, including the ACEP

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A child care emergency for working families

Three months ago, my wife and I became parents and joined the 41 million other Americans — one-third of the U.S. workforce –— who balance the demands of work and parenting. Anyone who has weathered the many late nights, early mornings  and diaper changes quickly learns three things: Parenting is hard. Being a working parent is even harder. And being a working parent during a pandemic is downright herculean.  

There is a child care emergency unfolding across the United States. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 741,000 children in the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result, some 40 percent of U.S. daycares have closed. 

Families have been left with few options. Without child care, parents are being forced to choose between work and their children’s development. In fact, women exited the workforce in August and September at four times the rate of men. 

This is not sustainable. Working families need help as the country appears to be entering a third wave of coronavirus infections, with hospitalizations rising in 37 states. Because of the federal government’s botched pandemic response, 4.5 million U.S. child care slots could be permanently lost. 

It’s clear we need new leadership and real action — not wishful thinking. As a former state government official who responded to emergencies, I see opportunities for change with three key solutions: 

First, provide more support to child care providers and facilities. The CARES Act provided $3.5 billion to child care providers, but this is woefully insufficient. According to industry experts, the need is closer to $96 billion. There is no more important investment than our children, and Congress must provide more support immediately.  

Also, since many of these providers operate as small businesses, an expanded second Paycheck Protection Program should specifically support child care facilities. Unfortunately, only 5 percent of child care facilities reportedly benefited from relief loans nationwide.  

Second, help child care facilities meet pandemic safety standards and expand availability. Before the pandemic, 43 percent of parents reported difficulty locating child care. Many faced long wait lists and many more struggled to find convenient, affordable care. With the pandemic shrinking child care availability and social distancing requirements limiting enrollment, we need to construct new facilities and renovate existing ones to ensure parents have access to care that meets new safety standards. 

To support and spur this development, we need a new child care construction tax credit of at least 50 percent for the first million dollars of construction costs to encourage all businesses to provide on-site child care at places of work. Minority-owned and smaller child care facilities should have access to grant funding for upgrades too. 

Third, pay, protect and support child care workers. Ninety percent of child care educators and caregivers are women. They work long, stressful hours and now, in the middle of a pandemic, are being asked to risk their health, and maybe even their lives, to care for our children for an average of $10

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Belvedere Park Emergency Dentist Dental Extraction 24 Hours Services Launched

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Dr Abbas Haider of Emergency Dental Service Decatur announced that he is now providing dental emergency services for patients in Belvedere Park, Georgia, and the surrounding neighbourhoods.

Dr Abbas Haider of Emergency Dental Service Decatur announced the launch of a new range of emergency dentistry services for patients in Belvedere Park, Georgia. Dr Haider has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic, implant, family and emergency dentistry.

More information can be found at https://www.emergencydentalservice.com/emergencydentist/decatur-ga-belvedere-plaza-dental

The newly launched dental emergency services at Emergency Dental Service Decatur aim to provide patients in Belvedere Park with prompt and efficient dental treatment.

When dental accidents happen, emergency dental care can be extremely beneficial for one’s oral and overall health. That is why Emergency Dental Service Decatur offers comprehensive emergency dentistry solutions for patients of all ages.

In addition, the dental team help those who do not have insurance or the money to pay for their emergency treatment. They have a dental emergency line of credit service and they can also offer an affordable dental plan for each patient.

The dental clinic provides comprehensive treatment for a multitude of dental issues, including partially and fully dislodged, broken or fractured teeth, object stuck between teeth, severe toothache, root canals, lost dental crown, bleeding crowns and bridges, and many more.

The team at Emergency Dental Service Decatur also service Adair Park, Chelsea Heights, Clairemont Gateway, Decatur Heights, College Heights, Downtown Decatur, and many other surrounding neighbourhoods. They are very experienced and efficient, and they always accommodate unplanned emergency care.

Dr Haider has been providing high-quality dental care to patients in Decatur, Georgia, for the past 20 years. He is dedicated to educating, empowering and helping his patients keep their smiles healthy and beautiful.

Emergency Dental Service Decatur currently has 158 Google reviews.

One review reads: “Amazing! Dr Haider was excellent! His staff was proficient and courteous. I would give them 10 stars if I could. Don’t be fooled by the Plaza. Once inside, the knowledge and the atmosphere provided allows you to feel like you’re in a Hollywood doctor’s office. Beyond pleased!”

Interested parties can find more by visiting the above-mentioned website or accessing https://www.emergencydentalservice.com/emergencydentist/tysons-va-avanti-dentistry and https://www.emergencydentalservice.com/emergencydentist/lombard-il-smile-more-dental

Servicing Adair Park, Chelsea Heights, Clairemont Gateway, Decatur Heights, College Heights, Downtown Decatur, EverGreen Forest, Glennwood Estates, Lenox Place, Midway Woods, Oakhurst, Parkwood, Ponce de Leon Heights, Ridgeland Park, Sycamore Street, Westchester Hills, Winnona Park.

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Phone: +1-404-836-3963
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The Health 202: Emergency approval for a coronavirus vaccine could undermine efforts to keep researching it

A panel of independent experts is evaluating how the Food and Drug Administration is shepherding coronavirus vaccine development. 

This type of meeting would normally only attract interest from Wall Street analysts and those closely involved with vaccine development. But today’s gathering is attracting widespread attention given the pandemic’s high stakes and lagging public trust in the vaccine development process. 

The meeting, which will be live-streamed today, is widely viewed as reassurance that science, not the White House, is guiding the endeavor.

The unprecedented speed at which the vaccines are being developed has raised an ethical question.

Instead of waiting months or years to fully collect data on trial participants, developers are expected to apply to the FDA through an alternative pathway known as emergency use authorization. If an EUA is granted for a coronavirus vaccine, the vaccine could be given to certain high-risk populations to be spelled out by regulators.

The plan is to continue Phase 3 trials even while the vaccine is being distributed to select people, so researchers can get a fuller picture of how long the vaccine works and whether it causes side effects — and eventually apply for full authorization. 

But continuing the trials requires maintaining a placebo group of patients. One question the panel is likely to consider today is whether to allow the placebo group to get the vaccine once it’s available. 

If an EUA is approved, participants in that trial may want to know whether they received the vaccine – and if they didn’t, to get inoculated. 

But vaccinating the placebo group could undermine the ability of researchers to make ongoing, longer-term comparisons that help determine the efficacy and safety of the vaccine. 

There’s another challenge, too. There are currently 10 vaccine candidates in final-stage trials, according to The Washington Post’s tracker. If one gets emergency approval, patients in the other clinical trials may also want to know whether they received a placebo. If so, they also may be tempted to drop out of that trial so they could receive the approved vaccine.

“Issuance of EUA will likely slow down the trials,” said former FDA scientist Luciana Borio.

Vaccine manufacturers and other groups have raised concerns about this possibility.

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization wrote that it has an ethical obligation to inform trial participants that a vaccine may be available, saying “additional discussion is needed to determine how placebo-controlled trials can be maintained after an EUA is granted.”

“It is likely that any EUA issued for a covid-19 vaccine will have a broad impact on other covid-19 vaccines in development,” BIO wrote in comments submitted to the review panel.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which owns coronavirus vaccine developer Johnson & Johnson, submitted a letter outlining similar concerns.

“Once the first vaccines are licensed/authorized, this may lead willing volunteers to seek available vaccines over participating in ongoing trials,” the company wrote.

If the FDA approves use of the vaccine only for a narrow group of people, it could potentially minimize this risk. For example, if it

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Mount Sinai doctors elected to National Academy of Medicine for contributions to emergency medicine and translational genetics

Brendan G. Carr, MD, MA, MS, Chair of Emergency Medicine for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System, and Judy H. Cho, MD, Dean of Translational Genetics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. With their election, Mount Sinai has 25 faculty members in the NAM.

“The recognitions of Dr. Carr and Dr. Cho are well deserved for their groundbreaking contributions to emergency medicine and translational genetics,” says Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Dr. Carr’s research has focused not only on improving the emergency care system for time-sensitive conditions such as trauma, stroke, cardiac arrest, and sepsis, but also on creating a more distributed and innovative approach to increasing access to acute care. Likewise, Dr. Cho is committed to improving care through personalized medicine and the understanding of each patient’s unique genes. She has enhanced genetic research, clinical implementation, and data platforms to ensure Mount Sinai remains at the forefront of genetic discoveries and implementation.”

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A leading voice in emergency medicine, Dr. Carr played a central role in coordinating Mount Sinai’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has dedicated his career as an emergency medicine physician and health policy researcher to seamlessly combining research, policy, and practice to advance acute care delivery. Before joining Mount Sinai in February 2020, Dr. Carr held faculty positions at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Outside academia, Dr. Carr has worked within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during both the current and previous administrations to improve trauma and emergency care services at the national level. His roles have included Senior Advisor and Director of the Emergency Care Coordination Center within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, focusing on integrating the emergency care system into the broader health care delivery system. He previously supported the Indian Health Service’s initiatives to improve emergency care delivery, and worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to integrate military and civilian health care response during disasters and public health emergencies. Dr. Carr has advised and supported major not-for-profit foundations, the World Health Organization, and the National Academy of Medicine.

He conducts health services research that connects disciplines including epidemiology, health care policy, business, economics, and health care delivery system science. His work has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has published and lectured widely on systems of care for trauma, stroke, cardiac

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Emergency Public Health Order Issued In Arapahoe County

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, CO — An emergency public health order has been issued in Arapahoe County amid rising coronavirus cases, officials announced Friday.

The order, which goes into effect at 11 p.m. Friday, requires the following changes for businesses and residents:

  • All alcohol sales at restaurants and bars in the county will end at 11 p.m. instead of midnight

  • Personal gatherings (such as those with families, friends and neighbors) are restricted to 10 people or fewer, instead of the 25-person limit.

  • Nonessential, office-based businesses are encouraged to increase telecommuting within office-based environments.

“There are several reasons for these steps. First, Tri-County Health Department’s contact tracing and case investigation have revealed that many people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have attended private gatherings during their time of likely exposure,” the agency said in a news release.

“Second, limiting sale of alcohol has been an effective step in other jurisdictions, including statewide, following restrictions during July. Third, we are seeing a growing number of outbreaks across the county, many of which are related to places of employment.”

The order is scheduled to expire Nov. 1, unless it’s extended, officials said.

More than 700 new cases have been reported in the county over the past week, according to the latest public health data.

“This emergency public health order is an attempt to lower the increasing cases of COVID-19 in order to protect the health of our community and avoid the need for further reductions in community activities such as businesses, schools, and houses of worship in Arapahoe County,” said John Douglas, executive director of Tri-County Health Department.

“I know it gets old and that everyone has COVID fatigue, but there is strong reason to believe that infection could further spread and hospitalizations increase as we move further into the fall and winter. There will be light at the end of the tunnel as new vaccines become available, and we just cannot let our guard down yet.”

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On the state’s dial, Arapahoe County is at Safer at Home Level 1. Moving to Level 2 would trigger a range of new restrictions:

  • Tighter capacity limits for offices, businesses, restaurants and houses of worship;

  • Stricter limits on group sports, gyms and bars

  • Tighter restrictions for some outdoor activities.

“No one wants to see our communities and economy return to the widespread shutdowns we had this past spring,” said Nancy Sharpe, Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners Chair.

“If we implement these mitigation measures now, we may be able to reverse these trends. It’s up to everyone to continue to do their part to stop the spread of the virus.”

This article originally appeared on the Littleton Patch

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24 Hour Emergency Dentist

How is emergency dentistry different to normal dentistry?

Much the same as commonplace accidents or injuries, dental emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, requiring immediate attention from a healthcare professional – something that a regular check-up won't provide. Emergency dental clinics are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year – even Christmas Day in most cases, treating any problems with the teeth, mouth, and jaw. An emergency dental surgery is run in a different way to the normal dentists office you might be used to, that's because it is designed to treat patients with much more pressing issues than a brace fitting or tooth whitening procedure. Emergency dentists won't give appointments for a general dentistry consultation after 11pm and they are not going to assess you for orthodontic treatments at night, they only accept patients who are in pain and need help immediately.

Not only are these types of institutes becoming a necessity because of their prompt service, but they also take a great deal of pressure off nearby hospitals, who are less likely to be capable of dealing with specific dental problems such as root canals or extractions. It's comforting to know that there is someone who can help within hours if you suffer an accident, any time, day or night.

When should I give the emergency dentist a call?

First of all, a mild tooth ache is no cause for alarm, it could just be a reaction to an extreme temperature, so don't panic and think you should head to the emergency dentist right away – although you should certainly get it checked out if it persists. Temporary aches and pains are sometimes just a symptom of what we're eating, the weather, our general health, etc, and will only last a few minutes or so, but ongoing discomfort, particularly regular bouts of throbbing toothache, should warrant a visit to your dentist. You can't ignore niggling pain that won't go away, your teeth are trying to tell you that something is wrong; it will only get worse if you dismiss it.

Emergency dental appointments are usually taken up with situations much worse than sensitive teeth, and if you are in need of immediate assistance you will almost certainly know about it. Many patients arriving at the emergency dentist have lost or broken a tooth in an accident and have to be seen by a dentist straight away, this can be quite traumatic and cause a lot of pain, it's lucky that the majority of patients are referred for treatment within twenty-four hours of the injury occurring. If you experience a similar injury, make an appointment straight away, even if the pain dulls after a few hours, there could be significant damage that needs repairing.

How can the emergency dentist help with broken teeth?

Thanks to constantly advancing medical technology, there are lots of ways an emergency dentist can fix or replace broken teeth – if you're lucky, they may be able to reattach the …

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When Do You Call An Emergency Dentist?

Imagine yourself out and about in Los Angeles when suddenly you have a dental emergency. Dental emergency by definition means an emergency involving the teeth that needs the immediate attention of a dental professional. If you are in Los Angeles just for a vacation or a business trip, then you should read on just in case you find yourself in need of an emergency dentist while you are in town.

Before dialing the number of an emergency dentist, you have to assess if your dental problem is indeed an emergency. You do not want to visit a Los Angeles emergency dentist in the middle of the night when in reality, your dental problem can wait until morning. If you are having a severe toothache and it has become unbearable, that counts as a dental emergency. With a toothache that severe, there is no way you can get any sleep. The most common reason for a toothache is tooth decay and the pain will only go away if the decayed tooth is treated or filled. The best solution to your problem would be to contact a reliable Los Angeles emergency dentist immediately. There is no need for you to endure the pain for the entire night because an emergency dentist can help you no matter what time it is.

Another problem that could count as a dental emergency is when your tooth gets knocked out accidentally. This counts as a dental emergency especially if there is bleeding involved. You need to see an emergency dentist immediately because it increases the chances of your tooth being saved.

One can never tell when a dental emergency will occur so it helps to have a reliable dentist on your contact list. This is important so that you know the person to contact in case you have a dental problem in the wee hours of the morning and you simply cannot wait for regular clinic hours. When you are in severe pain and discomfort, you do not have to wait for morning to see your dentist. You can immediately contact an emergency dentist and get relief from the pain.

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