Medicine


Vaccine storage issues could leave 3 billion people without access Vaccine storage issues could leave 3 billion people without access
- October 20, 2020

In this initial phase, the aim will be to discover the smallest amount of virus it takes to cause a person to develop COVID-19. United Kingdom researchers are preparing to begin a controversial experiment that will infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus to study the disease in hopes of speeding up the development of a vaccine. (more...)
Canada-U.S. border to remain closed until November 21, at least Canada-U.S. border to remain closed until November 21, at least
- October 20, 2020

Blair said the decision to keep the border closed for the ninth consecutive month is based on "the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe". "We are working closely with Mexico & Canada to identify safe criteria to ease the restrictions in the future & support our border communities". We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until November 21st, 2020. (more...)
County reports 27th COVID-19-related death County reports 27th COVID-19-related death
- October 20, 2020

There are 1,689 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 9,753 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. Though COVID-19 cases in Fairfax County have ticked up in October compared to late September, the county has not yet seen another surge in transmissions like the one that hit this spring, which peaked with a weekly average of 303 cases on May 31. (more...)
Stearns County Reports 113 New Cases, 1 More Death from COVID-19 Stearns County Reports 113 New Cases, 1 More Death from COVID-19
- October 20, 2020

The Wyoming Department of Health reports the state has 7,924 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 57 deaths in the state resulting from COVID-19. FORTY seven new cases of Covid-19 in Limerick have been reported this Monday evening as the total number nationally has gone over 50,000. (more...)
Man With Covid19 Who Didn't Isolate Led To 56 Other Infections Man With Covid19 Who Didn't Isolate Led To 56 Other Infections
- October 20, 2020

The Ministry of Health report said, "He had mild symptoms such as a runny nose and a slight sore throat". He checked his temperature and it was normal. After the party, she received a positive result. Just over 1,100 people are in the hospital because of coronavirus , which is three times the number of hospitalizations just one month ago. (more...)
Ski areas can open at 50% capacity Ski areas can open at 50% capacity
- October 20, 2020

With potential vaccines now being tested, Cuomo said the state plans to prioritize vaccines for essential health care workers and high-risk populations, especially those in areas with a high prevalence of COVID-19. Cuomo announced Sunday. Since the pandemic began, NY has managed to test 13 million people, Cuomo said. "What I said I'm going to do in NY, because we're going to put together our own group of doctors and medical experts to review the vaccine and the efficacy and the protocol, ... (more...)
Supreme Court to hear cases on Trump refugee policies, border wall Supreme Court to hear cases on Trump refugee policies, border wall
- October 20, 2020

However, a lower court ruled past year that it likely violated federal immigration laws. Those hearings were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic . The Southern Border Communities Coalition, a group advocating for people living in border areas, joined the Sierra Club environmental group in suing to try to block Trump's action. (more...)
Five more cases of Covid-19 in Leitrim Five more cases of Covid-19 in Leitrim
- October 20, 2020

That is an increase from the 143 new cases reported on Sunday. Washtenaw County has seen one of the state's biggest one-week increases of COVID-19, according to data released on Monday, Oct. As of 2pm today, 277 people were being treated for the virus in hospital with 33 patients in need of intensive care. As of Friday, DeKalb County's positivity rate was at 8.5%. (more...)
Ontario reports just over 700 new COVID-19 cases Ontario reports just over 700 new COVID-19 cases
- October 20, 2020

Eighty-six Ontario long-term care homes are now battling outbreaks of COVID-19 (up from 79 the day before), according to self-reported data provided to the Ministry of Long-Term care. There were also 607 resolved cases. "I never wanted to get there, but unfortunately we're there", said Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, medical officer of health, Eastern Ontario Health Unit. (more...)
Canada-U.S. land border closure extended into November Canada-U.S. land border closure extended into November
- October 19, 2020

Hard-hit airlines and the battered tourism sector are nonetheless pressuring Justin Trudeau's government to loosen restrictions. "The U.S.is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders", Trudeau told the hosts of Smart Start , which airs on Canada's Global Television Network. (more...)
United Nations stockpiling billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine United Nations stockpiling billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine
- October 19, 2020

Three more cities in East China's Zhejiang Province are stepping up efforts to offer COVID-19 vaccines for urgent use, with priority being given to key groups in need before they can be rolled out to the general public, official media reports here said. (more...)
Brazil Records 10900 New Covid-19 Cases in 24 Hours (October 18th) Brazil Records 10900 New Covid-19 Cases in 24 Hours (October 18th)
- October 19, 2020

The index case "was overseas on his holidays but he did not restrict his movements as per the current HSE guidelines when he got home". Dr Mannix reports that the patient experienced mild symptoms but no temperature, and went out to socialise with friends. (more...)
More Covid-19 cases in Laois as cases nationally rise More Covid-19 cases in Laois as cases nationally rise
- October 19, 2020

As of midnight Saturday, 17 October, the HPSC has been notified of 1,283 confirmed cases of Covid-19. FORTY seven new cases of Covid-19 in Limerick have been reported this Monday evening as the total number nationally has gone over 50,000. (more...)
Axe Halloween trick-or-treating in COVID-19 hotspots: Ontario's top doc Axe Halloween trick-or-treating in COVID-19 hotspots: Ontario's top doc
- October 19, 2020

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit is "strongly recommending" that you "avoid traditional ways of celebrating Halloween ", such as going door-to-door or handing out candy, given the significant increase in COVID-19 cases. Not congregate or linger at doorsteps and keep in mind to line up two metres apart if waiting. "A costume mask is not a substitute for a face covering and should not be worn over a face covering as it may make it hard to breathe", officials clarified. (more...)
Midwest Man Who Contracted Covid Infected 56 Others After Failing To Isolate Midwest Man Who Contracted Covid Infected 56 Others After Failing To Isolate
- October 19, 2020

The findings from two independent studies shed fresh light on why the virus is deadly for some - while others are not even aware they have had it. She is now planning to work with scientists who are working tirelessly to find the vaccine against COVID-19 virus. (more...)
Blair to send more Mounties to Nova Scotia Blair to send more Mounties to Nova Scotia
- October 19, 2020

An Indigenous community leader in eastern Canada is renewing his call for concrete action from the federal government after a lobster pound in the province of Nova Scotia was destroyed overnight Saturday. The two clashes earlier in the week involved hundreds of people outside lobster pounds that handle Indigenous-caught lobster. I have now approved a request from Nova Scotia's Attorney General to enhance the presence of contracted RCMP resources as needed in that jurisdiction in order to ... (more...)
Influenza vaccination campaign different this year Influenza vaccination campaign different this year
- October 19, 2020

HMC said that this is in line with health experts' warnings of the importance of getting the vaccine this year more than ever. The adjusted vaccines may result in more of the mild side effects that can accompany standard flu shots, such as muscle ache and malaise, according to the CDC . (more...)
Canada's Quebec reports record daily COVID-19 cases_china Canada's Quebec reports record daily COVID-19 cases_china
- October 19, 2020

Forty-four new cases of the virus have been identified Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 3,302. The new ban on all but essential visitors and caregivers is in effect in York Region, which is facing an upward trend in COVID-19 cases. (more...)
COVID-19: This one blood group is less vulnerable to coronavirus COVID-19: This one blood group is less vulnerable to coronavirus
- October 19, 2020

Unlike previous rises, this time it appears that no region is safe. The lure of new lawsuits in the Midwest has not given up, and now places like the Northeast have been relatively stable since spring, with cases on the rise. Earlier on Friday, President Donald Trump said seniors would be the first to get any vaccine once one is approved. "This is a very complicated science and sometimes, things don't work the way you want it to", Collins told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. (more...)
1283 positive Covid-19 tests nationally, 14 in Donegal 1283 positive Covid-19 tests nationally, 14 in Donegal
- October 19, 2020

The ministry also reported that of 176 persons now hospitalised for the virus, 17 are classified as being moderately ill, while 15 are classified as being critically ill. This positivity rate helps officials determine whether more new cases are being identified because of increased transmission or because more people are being tested. (more...)

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