Medicine


Italy coronavirus tragedy: Death toll overtakes China as nation records 3,405 deaths Italy coronavirus tragedy: Death toll overtakes China as nation records 3,405 deaths
- March 20, 2020

Wednesday saw the largest overnight jump with an increase of 676. China has recorded 3,245 deaths since early January. An army spokesman said 15 trucks and 50 soldiers had been deployed to move coffins to neighbouring provinces. More than 3,000 people have now tested positive for the coronavirus. . The Italian government is now mulling to further strengthen its containment measures, possibly banning any form of outdoor activity, as too many across Italian cities continue to go out for a ... (more...)
Pfizer & BioNTech collaborate on Covid-19 vaccine Pfizer & BioNTech collaborate on Covid-19 vaccine
- March 20, 2020

USA drugmaker Pfizer Inc has signed a deal with Germany's BioNTech SE to co-develop a potential vaccine for the coronavirus using BioNTech's mRNA-based drug development platform, the companies said on Tuesday. About BioNTech's mRNA vaccine capabilities for Infectious Diseases BioNTech's mRNA platform for infectious disease spans three types of mRNA: uridine-containing mRNA (uRNA), nucleoside modified mRNA (modRNA) and self-amplifying mRNA (saRNA). (more...)
How long does Coronavirus lives in Air and on Surface? How long does Coronavirus lives in Air and on Surface?
- March 19, 2020

Scientists from the US-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), University of California, Los Angeles and Princeton used a nebuliser to simulate a person coughing or sneezing, found that the particles became suspended in the air, making it detectable for nearly three hours. (more...)
Coronavirus Is Putting Significant Number of Younger Adults in Hospital: CDC Coronavirus Is Putting Significant Number of Younger Adults in Hospital: CDC
- March 19, 2020

Stephen S Morse, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health said "It's not just going to be the elderly". Anywhere between 2 and 4 percent of confirmed coronavirus cases among ages 20 to 44 required intensive care. (more...)
Man in his 50s Ontario's second coronavirus-related death Man in his 50s Ontario's second coronavirus-related death
- March 19, 2020

As of March 18, the World Health Organization had recorded 191,127 cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus , with a total of 7,807 deaths now confirmed globally. There are now 3,972 other Ontarians under investigation for possible infection, the highest number of people with testing in progress since the outbreak began. (more...)
State of emergency declared in BC State of emergency declared in BC
- March 19, 2020

Henry added, however, "We don't have widespread community spread of this virus yet". "So, the precautions that we're putting out are for everybody in every community across British Columbia right now so that we can stop the transmission everywhere in our communities here today". (more...)
Red Cross facing 'severe blood shortage' due to coronavirus Red Cross facing 'severe blood shortage' due to coronavirus
- March 19, 2020

In Nebraska, the Red Cross says 41 drives, or an estimated 1,333 donations, have been canceled due to COVID-19. These cancellations have resulted in some 86,000 fewer blood donations. Hand sanitizer is provided and used throughout the donation process. "Our staff wear gloves and they change them often". Routinely wiping down donor-touched areas. (more...)
Coronavirus kills three members of the same family; four others hospitalized Coronavirus kills three members of the same family; four others hospitalized
- March 19, 2020

Another 20 relatives have been quarantined. Four other Fusco children and their mother have been hospitalized with COVID-19, all of whom have been hospitalized and four of whom are in critical condition. "To imagine a week ago to get a phone call like this - if someone told me this story, I wouldn't believe it", she said. Nineteen other members of the family, including spouses and children, have also been tested, according to Elizabeth Fusco, a sibling who is not hospitalized said Tuesday. (more...)
Michigan's First Death Due to COVID-19 Confirmed Michigan's First Death Due to COVID-19 Confirmed
- March 19, 2020

Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Patients should only call if they have the COVID-19 symptoms: fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath. "This order is the latest in a series of steps to protect the public, slow the spread of COVID-19 and give families comfort during these uncertain times". (more...)
World Health Organization Recommends Against Ibuprofen for Treating COVID-19
- March 19, 2020

One of the grey areas that could probably have not have been foreseen is the question that surfaced in the last week as to whether it is risky for someone with the virus to take the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) tablet Ibuprofen. He added, "The finding in two randomized trials that advice to use ibuprofen results in more severe illness or complications helps confirm that the association seen in observational studies is indeed likely to be causal". (more...)
COVID-19: System showing strain as requests for testing, assessment increasing COVID-19: System showing strain as requests for testing, assessment increasing
- March 19, 2020

A health worker assigned by the city of Montreal greets a passenger and hands out information about COVID-19 at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport on March 16, 2020. The Premier says the issues we face today will not be what we face tomorrow. "We'd need a lot more data before we'd feel there was an indication of any trend in either direction". (more...)
Drug made by Japanese firm may treat coronavirus patients, say Chinese officials Drug made by Japanese firm may treat coronavirus patients, say Chinese officials
- March 19, 2020

Those who got it took four days to test negative for the virus, compared to the control group who took 11 days, according to China Daily. China carried out clinical trials of 320 people in Shenzhen and Wuhan, in which the drug showed encouraging results in treating patients with COVID-19. (more...)
Coronavirus Does Not Spread From Pregnant Mothers To Newborns Coronavirus Does Not Spread From Pregnant Mothers To Newborns
- March 19, 2020

Another had ulcers on their face. "Only one pregnant mother adopted vaginal delivery because of the onset of the labor process". "To avoid infections caused by perinatal and postnatal transmission, our obstetricians think that C-section may be safer", Liu said. (more...)
UK to close schools, put troops on standby as coronavirus deaths rise UK to close schools, put troops on standby as coronavirus deaths rise
- March 19, 2020

At 4 o'clock in the morning I got a high fever, which is somewhat better now. Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial School London's MRC Middle for International Infectious Illness Evaluation, made the admission after being within the room with Boris Johnson throughout a press convention Monday. (more...)
Second COVID-19 assessment centre to open in London Second COVID-19 assessment centre to open in London
- March 19, 2020

The hospital said last week it had access to around 900 COVID-19 test kits. "Testing is restricted to patients who meet government screening criteria". Both centres will be open from 11 a.m.to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The centre is located in a series of trailers just outside the Emergency Department entrance, in a bid to limit any risk of spreading infection. (more...)
Second case of COVID-19 confirmed in W.Va. Second case of COVID-19 confirmed in W.Va.
- March 19, 2020

The confirmed infection was in the Eastern Panhandle of the state, he said, without elaborating but stressing that West Virginia has a plan and to not panic. He called the pandemic a once in a life event and said the public must use the powers it has "to destroy this awful disease". We should be smart at this time . (more...)
COVID-19: Ontario's dentists to only perform emergency services COVID-19: Ontario's dentists to only perform emergency services
- March 19, 2020

The Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) has announced all non-emergency dental treatment and services have been suspended in the province in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Troy Basarab, president of the Alberta Dental Association and College. Nebraska residents needing to get to their dentist for teeth cleaning might be waiting a bit. (more...)
No, Coronavirus Was Not Made in a Chinese Laboary, Claims Study
- March 19, 2020

Shortly after the epidemic began, Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2 and made the data available to researchers worldwide. As noted above, the RBD of SARS-CoV-2 is optimized for binding to human ACE2 with an efficient solution different from those previously predicted. (more...)
Alberta declares state of public emergency Alberta declares state of public emergency
- March 19, 2020

Kenney commended some stores, like Shoppers Drug Mart and Sobeys, for introducing earlier store hours specifically for seniors to shop. "Budget 2020, our original version, had a record level of healthcare funding in the budget but as we came forward in the last few days and recognized an increase in challenge with COVID-19, we've added $500 million of additional funding into healthcare", Toews said, standing beside Kenney. (more...)
People with blood type A more vulnerable to new coronavirus People with blood type A more vulnerable to new coronavirus
- March 19, 2020

Scientists and medical professionals throughout cities in the whole of China such as Beijing , Wuhan, Shanghai and Shenzhen administered the research . Preliminary research has suggested patients with Type A blood are more susceptible to coronavirus infection and its symptoms. While 85 of a sample of 206 victims had blood type A, only 52 had type O blood. (more...)

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