Medicine


Gov. Beshear confirms at least 16 cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky Gov. Beshear confirms at least 16 cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky
- March 15, 2020

Beshear acknowledged that this is a big step and knows some people will disagree with it. "But with the rapid developments that have occurred over the last 24 hours including the announcement from the World Health Organization and the President's address to the nation, we feel that the most responsible thing we can do is cancel the parade". (more...)
Nursing Homes Must Do More to Protect Residents and Staff Nursing Homes Must Do More to Protect Residents and Staff
- March 14, 2020

Only three staffers reported to serve around 90 residents between March 3 and 4, one responder familiar with the situation told CNN . There were no specific rules issued covering other scenarios of potential disease transmission, such as admitting a new resident from a hospital where COVID-19 was present, and no specific rules to state when a resident with COVID-19 can remain in a nursing facility or should be moved out. (more...)
Costco in Reno out of bleach, toilet paper and other basic supplies Costco in Reno out of bleach, toilet paper and other basic supplies
- March 14, 2020

We asked the obvious question: what are you here for? CNN reached out to several experts, who came up with five reasons, including a "lack of a clear direction from officials" and the fact that people see other people buying all the toilet paper and are afraid all the toilet paper will run out. (more...)
New Coronavirus Test 10 Times Faster Is Approved New Coronavirus Test 10 Times Faster Is Approved
- March 14, 2020

The test can be run in high volumes on fully automated equipment, Roche said, suggesting it could provide more results far faster than other tests available. Observers have noted that countries that seem to have been able to bend the exponential curve of infection, including South Korea, China and Japan, have all done so in part supported by excellent and widespread testing available in high volume. (more...)
Eleven new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., total now 64 Eleven new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., total now 64
- March 14, 2020

In a bit of positive news, three people previously hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Lower Mainland have now been released. Four more cases are travel-related: a man in his 40s who travelled to the United Kingdom, and a couple in their 40s who were on a travel tour to Egypt. (more...)
Reprieve For Zim As CAF Cancels All AFCON Qualifiers Reprieve For Zim As CAF Cancels All AFCON Qualifiers
- March 14, 2020

In their statement, CAF also explain that some clubs are refusing to release their players for worldwide duty while several players come from regions that are already affected by coronavirus. A new schedule for the matches will be announced soon. - Total Women's AFCON 2020 Qualifiers: scheduled for 8-14 April 2020. A delegation from Caf's medical committee is set to visit Cameroon - which has reported two cases of coronavirus so far - on Saturday and Sunday, with a view to assessing "the ... (more...)
Shelved Emptied in Kosovo Supermarkets After COVID-19 Shutdown Shelved Emptied in Kosovo Supermarkets After COVID-19 Shutdown
- March 14, 2020

More than 132,000 cases of the virus have been reported in 123 countries since it emerged in December in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told during a virtual news conference. According to Johns Hopkins University, around 68,000 victims have recovered from COVID-19. The WHO for weeks had been saying that it may declare COVID-19 a pandemic but that does not mean the term carries any legal significance. (more...)
COVID-19: Key words to know, from Asymptomatic to Zoonotic COVID-19: Key words to know, from Asymptomatic to Zoonotic
- March 14, 2020

Avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places including elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger when touching something in case of absolute necessity. (more...)
Coronavirus: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom feared a pandemic just five months ago Coronavirus: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom feared a pandemic just five months ago
- March 13, 2020

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press conference at the WHO's headquarters in Geneva . In China - the epicentre of the outbreak - health authorities have said that the peak in the country is over as cases have slowed over the last seven days in the country. (more...)
U.S. Capitol Closed to Public over Coronavirus U.S. Capitol Closed to Public over Coronavirus
- March 13, 2020

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called the initiative "unworkable". As she told Democratic members that the House of Representatives was close to a "bipartisan agreement" on a second bill to fight the coronavirus pandemic, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., also telegraphed overnight that the chamber would begin work on a third coronavirus-related spending measure. (more...)
Maryland officials holds news conference on COVID-19 cases Maryland officials holds news conference on COVID-19 cases
- March 13, 2020

Young, in a press conference on Thursday, also stated they are not recommending closing city schools, as there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Baltimore. "This is a proactive measure to limit the potential community spread of COVID-19", Education Secretary Ryan Stewart said in a statement . The University of Maryland announced Thursday it would begin spring break one day early as the novel coronavirus spreads across the state. (more...)
Ontario government extends march break due to Coronavirus Ontario government extends march break due to Coronavirus
- March 13, 2020

The province just announced that, in light of the coronavirus outbreak, public schools will remain closed for two weeks after March Break. "I want every parent and family to know with confidence when their child returns to school they will be in a safe and healthy learning environment based on the scientific advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health", Lecce said. (more...)
Incubation Period for COVID-19 Now Estimated at 5.1 Days Incubation Period for COVID-19 Now Estimated at 5.1 Days
- March 13, 2020

Most people who develop symptoms do so on or around day five. The virus has infected more than 800 people in the USA and killed at least 30, with one state after another recording its first infections in quick succession. "Based on our analysis of publicly available data, the current recommendation of 14 days for active monitoring or quarantine is reasonable , although with that period some cases would be missed over the long-term", study senior author Justin Lessler, an associate ... (more...)
Two coronavirus cases confirmed at West Vancouver care home
- March 13, 2020

The province has now identified 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one death. Anyone who travels overseas will be required to stay home from work or school for 14 days upon their return to the province, according to health officials. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi says Bernie Sanders shouldn't get out of the 2020 race Nancy Pelosi says Bernie Sanders shouldn't get out of the 2020 race
- March 13, 2020

Biden defeated Sanders in MI with 53% of the vote to 37% for Sanders, dealing a blow to Sanders in a state Sanders won narrowly over Hillary Clinton in 2016 . "All parties have decided that the best path forward is to hold Sunday's debate at CNN's studio in Washington, D.C., with no live audience", DNC communications director Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement . (more...)
Ontario Public Schools Will Be Closed For Two Weeks After March Break
- March 13, 2020

Today Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, made the announcement. Ontario schools have been ordered to remain closed from March 14 through to April 5, 2020. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health, said that anyone returning from travel overseas, including to the US, should "avoid group interactions and public gatherings wherever possible" and refrain from interacting with elderly people and ... (more...)
7th Coronavirus Case In Illinois Is Chicago Man 7th Coronavirus Case In Illinois Is Chicago Man
- March 13, 2020

The two cases are in Kane and McHenry Counties. The woman had disembarked from the Grand Princess ship in San Fransisco on Friday, Feb. 21 before returning to work at the public school on Tuesday, Feb. "Community spread has been detected in a growing number of countries and in parts of the USA", she said at an afternoon news conference. The disaster declaration allows the state to request on-site assistance from federal authorities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ... (more...)
More Lehigh Valley universities take classes online, shutter dorms because of coronavirus More Lehigh Valley universities take classes online, shutter dorms because of coronavirus
- March 12, 2020

Broadly speaking, SU students have two options right now: They can leave Syracuse for spring break and proceed with uncertainty about when they will be allowed back on campus - or, they can remain on campus, which will be running at a reduced capacity. (more...)
Kaine pushes for paid sick leave amid coronavirus outbreak Kaine pushes for paid sick leave amid coronavirus outbreak
- March 12, 2020

Lawmakers say the proposed bill will help workers who might otherwise lose a paycheck or their job if they have to stay home due to coronavirus . The Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Act introduced by Patty Murray in the Senate and Rosa DeLauro in the House is a common sense response to what may soon be recognized as a national emergency. (more...)
Bowdoin College students won't return to campus after spring break Bowdoin College students won't return to campus after spring break
- March 12, 2020

The college will only continue to offer room and board to students who have no other option but to remain on campus, such as students from countries with travel restrictions or whose legal residence is on campus, the letter states. On Monday , Amherst announced the school would move to a remote schedule. McCartney said the alternate modes of instruction offered beginning on March 30 might include lectures and discussions through Zoom, a video conferencing system. (more...)

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