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Elderly NSW woman, Australia's second coronavirus death, caught illness from nurse Elderly NSW woman, Australia's second coronavirus death, caught illness from nurse
- March 06, 2020

Epping Boys High School was closed on Friday as a precautionary measure while health authorities assess the situation over the weekend. "Our first concern is for the health of the school's students, and it was decided that until we learned more about this specific case, the school should be closed as a precaution", she said . (more...)
Mike Pence: Risk of contracting coronavirus 'remains low' Mike Pence: Risk of contracting coronavirus 'remains low'
- March 06, 2020

His visit was supposed to be part of a larger tour of Wisconsin and Minnesota Thursday. U.S. VP Mike Pence Monday stated that the medication for treating coronavirus will be available by this summer or early fall. Nevertheless, new infections in over 60 different nations had been occurring at almost 10X the rate as in China, in accordance with the latest data from the UN World Health Organisation. (more...)
Coronavirus: What does 20 seconds of hand washing look like? Coronavirus: What does 20 seconds of hand washing look like?
- March 06, 2020

Here's the CDC's official hand-washing how-to. All you need to follow along is a sink and soap. Such is the demand of hand disinfectants across the world that stores are running out of hand sanitizers . "Wash your hands before and after treating a sick person so that they are free of germs or bacteria", said Adib. Sing or hum "Happy Birthday" twice through to keep time. (more...)
COVID-19 scare: Health Ministry issues advisory for schools COVID-19 scare: Health Ministry issues advisory for schools
- March 06, 2020

Class teachers should be to any child with signs and symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing and should immediately inform the parents to have the child tested. England's chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, said 17 people were diagnosed who had recently travelled from countries or clusters already under investigation. (more...)
China adds 139 new virus cases as death toll tops 3,000 China adds 139 new virus cases as death toll tops 3,000
- March 05, 2020

But China is now anxious about importing cases from overseas as the virus has since spread to some 80 countries and territories, infecting more than 10,000 and killing more than 200 overseas. Hubei accounted for all of the new deaths, including 23 in Wuhan. In Iran, doctors and nurses lack supplies and 77 people have died, one of the highest numbers outside China. (more...)
Elderly patient becomes first person in United Kingdom to die from coronavirus Elderly patient becomes first person in United Kingdom to die from coronavirus
- March 05, 2020

Regarding the 32 patients in England , 29 of them had recently travelled to "recognised countries" or contracted the novel coronavirus from people known to have travelled from overseas, according to Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty. (more...)
Canadians urged to avoid all travel to Iran as coronavirus spreads Canadians urged to avoid all travel to Iran as coronavirus spreads
- March 05, 2020

As a result, travellers arriving in Canada from Iran are now being asked to self-isolate for two weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. At Belleville-based Hastings Prince Edward Public Health , officials advised area residents to be prepared amid projections the virus will grow overseas and at home. (more...)
Facebook gives World Health Organization free ads for coronavirus campaign | Advertising Facebook gives World Health Organization free ads for coronavirus campaign | Advertising
- March 05, 2020

Twitter , Facebook , WhatsApp and YouTube have all seen a host of misinformation being spread on their platform, with fake news sources amassing over 50 million engagements. In the past, Facebook has been subject to heavy criticism for the spread of misinformation on its platform. To make sure you're only (or mostly) getting correct information, it's deleting false claims and conspiracy theories flagged by global health organizations. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren drops out of presidential race Elizabeth Warren drops out of presidential race
- March 05, 2020

Her departure sets up what is effectively a race between two, white, male septuagenarians - Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders . After finishing no higher than third place in all 14 Super Tuesday state races this week, and picking up just 28 delegates as of 3 a.m. (more...)
No new coronavirus cases in Ontario today, but 102 cases under investigation No new coronavirus cases in Ontario today, but 102 cases under investigation
- March 05, 2020

This is B.C.'s first severe case of the novel coronavirus . Three other patients are now asymptomatic and are awaiting test results to clear them to return to normal life. "Within British Columbia the risk still remains very low". "We've seen what's happened in Washington State", said Dr. Henry. Do a risk assessment for your event. (more...)
Chinese scientists reveal there are two strains of coronavirus Chinese scientists reveal there are two strains of coronavirus
- March 05, 2020

Their findings were published on March 3 in the National Science Review , the journal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The remarks by Du Bin, chairman of the critical care medical branch of the Chinese Medical Association, mark the most conclusive assessment of the virus' incubation period by a government-affiliated medical organisation to date. (more...)
Death toll in China from coronavirus rises to 2,983 Death toll in China from coronavirus rises to 2,983
- March 05, 2020

Excluding cases in Hubei province , where the outbreak first started, there were 11 new cases in mainland China on Monday. The move came as China reported an increase in the number of coronavirus cases imported from overseas. Xi called for all-out efforts to tackle the virus in the province. In China also, there are 522 people with a suspected virus, are quarantined. A further 52 deaths inside the country were reported last Wednesday ~ the lowest number in three weeks ~ with no fatalities ... (more...)
'Inexplicable': CDC stops disclosing two crucial COVID-19 indicators 'Inexplicable': CDC stops disclosing two crucial COVID-19 indicators
- March 05, 2020

Meanwhile on Monday, it was reported that the CDC had also stopped disclosing the number of confirmed cases by states on the daily map of "States reporting cases of COVID-19 to CDC", replacing the number with the indicators of "Yes or No". It also has had 92 deaths - the most of any country outside of China. Italy's Health Ministry says 52 people have died after developing COVID-19. (more...)
Deal reached on bipartisan $8.3B bill to battle coronavirus Deal reached on bipartisan $8.3B bill to battle coronavirus
- March 05, 2020

More than $3 billion of that funding will go to the research and development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics - and some of that financing will likely find its way into the coffers of startup companies working on technologies to combat the disease. (more...)
US coronavirus: California becomes third state to declare emergency US coronavirus: California becomes third state to declare emergency
- March 05, 2020

The patient, who was not identified, had underlying health conditions, the county says. Health officials believe both cruise ship patients were exposed while they were on the Grand Princess cruise from San Francisco to Mexico from February 11 to February 21. (more...)
Protective gear to fight virus 'rapidly depleting', says WHO Protective gear to fight virus 'rapidly depleting', says WHO
- March 05, 2020

Dr. Tedros said in a statement that he believes humanity could overcome the coronavirus outbreak, insisting that "we can push the virus back", but governments need to be swift and resourceful. Only one per cent of reported cases in China are asymptomatic (i.e. they have the disease, but do not show symptoms), and most of those cases develop symptoms within two days. (more...)
USA stocks back in the red amid coronavirus angst USA stocks back in the red amid coronavirus angst
- March 05, 2020

All three main USA indexes remained firmly in correction territory, down more than 10% from recent highs, and a string of analysts stressed there was probably more trouble to come as the outbreak continues to worsen in countries outside China. (more...)
The US surgeon General spoke about the prevention of coronavirus The US surgeon General spoke about the prevention of coronavirus
- March 05, 2020

The U.S. Surgeon General suggested the general public to forestall purchasing face mask, pronouncing they aren't efficient in fighting humans from catching coronavirus . "There are severe strains on protective equipment around the world", he said. Before that, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only those with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) should wear a mask. (more...)
More Coronavirus Deaths Reported in Washington State, 9 Total in US More Coronavirus Deaths Reported in Washington State, 9 Total in US
- March 04, 2020

But as concern about a broader outbreak spreads, here is what is known about the current cases. There have been at least 27 reported cases in the Seattle area. In Washington state, researchers believe the virus may have been circulating undetected for weeks. Another six people have tested positive for the disease in Snohomish County, where one person has died. (more...)
CDC confirms 2 Florida residents have coronavirus CDC confirms 2 Florida residents have coronavirus
- March 04, 2020

Meanwhile, Florida health officials also expressed frustration that NY officials did not inform them of the infection of a NY patient who had traveled to Miami. "The vast, vast majority of people who acquire it will not require hospitalization". Those labeled positive are the cases from Hillsborough and Manatee. (more...)

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