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Why Africa has medical oxygen shortages across the continent

  Why Africa has medical oxygen shortages across the continent Two multinational gas suppliers dominate the market for oxygen in most African countries, and high prices can make the treatment unaffordable. Ex-employees, industry insiders and hospital staff have told the Bureau of Investigative Journalism that in their opinion the Linde Group and Air Liquide have overcharged for medical oxygen and on occasion limited hospitals’ supply. They perceived the Linde Group as trying to reduce competition, and making it difficult for clinics to switch to cheaper systems.

In response to the growing number of positive COVID-19 tests around the league, the NFL is taking action. In a call with all 32 teams the league office laid out a slew of new policy changes, and sternly warned teams about the consequences of not following them.

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In the memo recapping the call, which you can read courtesy of this tweet from Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, they laid out some new protocols. The NFL and NFLPA jointly agreed to a “longer onboarding process” for free agent workouts, bans on gatherings outside the team facility, limits on the number of tryouts allowed per week, and the implementation of a “league-wide video monitoring system” to ensure teams are wearing masks and following protocols within their own buildings.

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  Is Donald Trump's Covid-19 worse than doctors are letting on? Over the weekend, the US President's medical team revealed he had been put on dexamethasone, a cheap steroid that became the first drug proven to benefit people with Covid-19 in June. But the Oxford University trial that made the discovery only found the £5 ($6.45) tablets were effective on patients with low oxygen levels who were on the verge of needing mechanical ventilation. There has been confusion about the seriousness of the president's health since he was admitted to hospital with the virus on Friday after his oxygen levels plummeted below normal levels.

Details were sparse, but it sounds like Roger Goodell will now be watching what is going on within each facility. The line about gatherings outside the facility may have been directed toward the Raiders, who were just slapped with more fines after players were photographed mask-less at a fundraiser hosted by tight end Darren Waller. Waller was fined $30K for the incident, while Derek Carr, Derek Carrier, Zay Jones, Nevin Lawson, Erik Magnuson, Foster Moreau, Nathan Peterman, Hunter Renfrow, and Jason Witten were each fined $15K, according to a tweet from Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.

We just got word earlier that the Raiders had been fined $50K after an investigation into unauthorized locker room access, and the team and head coach Jon Gruden were fined hundreds of thousands for mask violations in Week 2.

What’s All the Fuss About Blood Oxygen Levels and Do I Even Need This Data?

  What’s All the Fuss About Blood Oxygen Levels and Do I Even Need This Data? Pulse oximetry is the latest metric data nerds are buzzing about—especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.As runners, we love our metrics, and 2020 has brought a buzzy new one to the forefront: pulse oximetry. Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 6 on September 18, touting pulse oximetry (or blood oxygen saturation, measured as SpO2) as one of the new tools putting “the future of health...on your wrist.” The Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 followed just a week later, calling SpO2 levels a key trend in tracking your health and well-being. Garmin’s Fenix, Forerunner, and vivoactive watches have been tracking this data since 2018.

Perhaps most significantly, the memo outlines potential extreme punishments for new violations. The memo says that any team that has a COVID-19 protocol violation which results in spreading of the virus that impacts scheduling or other teams may be subject to the loss of draft picks or potential forfeitures of games.

Forfeiting a game would be a truly nuclear option, and the fact that it was even broached shows how serious the league is taking threats to the rest of the season. That would seem to apply to a team like the Titans, which had a true outbreak which has caused the only actual postponement to date. The new free agent workout restrictions could make it harder for veterans on the market to find jobs. This surely isn’t the last we’ve heard on the subject, and we’ll keep you posted whenever anything new comes along.

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The One COVID Side Effect Doctors Can't See

  The One COVID Side Effect Doctors Can't See Nearly 1 in 5 people diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) develop a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety, a new study has found. © Provided by Eat This, Not That! Sad woman on a sofa. In the report published last week in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, researchers looked at the medical records of more than 69 million people in the US, including 62,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19. They found that 18% of patients developed a psychiatric issue within three months of that diagnosis. About 6% of COVID patients reported a mental health issue for the first time, compared to 3.

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