Medicine


Morris County Jail Inmates To Be Released Morris County Jail Inmates To Be Released
- March 25, 2020

Jo Farrar, chief executive of the Prison and Probation Service, told the Commons Justice Committee that 13 inmates had tested positive for coronavirus with confirmed cases in nine prisons at present - although others were suspected to have been affected. (more...)
NYC Mayor de Blasio: Hospitals Will 'Go Broke' Without Bill's Help NYC Mayor de Blasio: Hospitals Will 'Go Broke' Without Bill's Help
- March 25, 2020

The mayor also said that, starting Thursday, the city will begin a new pilot program that would open up to two streets per borough to pedestrians, with enforcement in place to ensure social distancing. Yet the city is desperately short of medical supplies and ventilators. De Blasio told a news conference that 400 ventilators now arriving from the federal stockpile will make "a huge difference". (more...)
Coronavirus: US man dies after taking drug touted by Trump Coronavirus: US man dies after taking drug touted by Trump
- March 25, 2020

A drug used to treat malaria , lupus and rheumatoid arthritis , chloroquine phosphate has been lauded by President Donald Trump in press conferences and on Twitter , where, on Saturday, he wrote , " HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine". (more...)
Suspected First US COVID-19 Death of Child Reported in LA County Suspected First US COVID-19 Death of Child Reported in LA County
- March 25, 2020

Health officials in New York City and Los Angeles are recommending that doctors avoid testing patients, except in cases where a test result would significantly change the course of treatment. "COVID-19 does not discriminate by age, race or income level", officials said in a tweet. "While Public Health is doing everything possible to mitigate the impact of this disease in our community, we can only flatten the curve if EVERYONE takes social distancing seriously and adheres to all isolation ... (more...)
Hantavirus symptoms, causes, treatment and other details about the virus Hantavirus symptoms, causes, treatment and other details about the virus
- March 25, 2020

As per a report, a man in China's Yunnan province tested positive for the virus on Monday and died shortly. About 30% of the deer mice tested showed evidence of infection with hantavirus . Hantavirus doesn't possess the same threat level as coronavirus possess. Infection with any hantavirus can produce hantavirus disease in people. (more...)
Coronavirus: Coronavirus: "fit and healthy" nurse, 36, fights for life in intensive care
- March 24, 2020

Before she was placed on a ventilator she sent out a text message to everyone to let them know and asked everyone to show the utmost respect to the NHS staff who she called her family. They are keeping us all strong and doing everything they can for her. Now, an NHS nurse in United Kingdom battling for her life in hospital after being attacked by the Novel Coronavirus. (more...)
World Health Organization to address G20 on gear needed to fight COVID-19 World Health Organization to address G20 on gear needed to fight COVID-19
- March 24, 2020

He called on countries to introduce rigorous testing and contact-tracing strategies. Dr. Tedros recognises that some countries are finding it hard to carry out these measures and have given his appreciation to countries who have stepped in and sent their medical professionals to the countries that need support. (more...)
Coronavirus: Italy death toll surges to 743 Coronavirus: Italy death toll surges to 743
- March 24, 2020

The coronavirus epidemic continued to spread in locked-down Italy on Sunday with total cumulative number of infected cases reaching 59,138 and deaths reaching 5,476, according to the latest data released by the Civil Protection Department. (more...)
133 from cruise ship in Australia tested positive 133 from cruise ship in Australia tested positive
- March 24, 2020

In the analysis, which utilized data from both USA and Japanese health organizations, the CDC reported that the virus' ribonucleic acid (RNA) had survived for 17 days in rooms previously inhabited by symptomatic and asymptomatic passengers aboard the Diamond Princess. (more...)
Ford joins 3M, GE in speeding up ventilator, respirator production Ford joins 3M, GE in speeding up ventilator, respirator production
- March 24, 2020

Ford team members are working with 3M to increase the manufacturing capacity of their powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) designs and working jointly to develop a new design leveraging parts from both companies to meet the surge demand for first responders and health care workers. (more...)
Coronavirus: NY governor says infection rate worse than feared Coronavirus: NY governor says infection rate worse than feared
- March 24, 2020

Cuomo also issued an order for the state's hospitals to increase their capacities by at least 50 percent . More testing is coming to the state as medical professionals begin to find ways to combat the virus. The worst-hit area in the state is New York City, with 12,305 cases - including more than 3,200 newly diagnosed people. With confirmed cases almost doubling every three days, Cuomo said new projections suggest the outbreak's apex will also come sooner, and require more hospital beds ... (more...)
UK Tells 1.5 Million to Stay Home for 12 Weeks UK Tells 1.5 Million to Stay Home for 12 Weeks
- March 24, 2020

He added: 'This will be a very worrying time for people with these health conditions, but while more people will be required to be by themselves at home, and that's hard, let's guarantee, that they are never alone, and when all of this is done that we emerge as better neighbours, to each other, as stronger communities and that we are all proud of the part we played in this effort'. (more...)
3M CEO: Our medical masks should not be showing up in stores 3M CEO: Our medical masks should not be showing up in stores
- March 24, 2020

The company said it would also search its inventory for additional masks to donate . 3M lived-up its word about production. "We anticipate being able to nearly double our capacity again, to almost 2 billion respirators globally, within the next 12 months". (more...)
Man dies from hantavirus on bus in China, other passengers tested positive Man dies from hantavirus on bus in China, other passengers tested positive
- March 24, 2020

A report by China's English tabloid, Global Times , on Monday, revealed that a person from Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus. A bite from an infected host may cause the infection. The website description reads, "Rodent infestation in and around the home remains the primary risk for hantavirus exposure". (more...)
Oregon Gov. Brown Places 90-day Moratorium on Evictions Oregon Gov. Brown Places 90-day Moratorium on Evictions
- March 24, 2020

Monday's order closes businesses where close personal contact is unavoidable, such as arcades, barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, gyms and fitness studios, skating rinks, theaters and yoga studios. It requires businesses not closed by the order to implement social distancing policies in order to remain open, and requires workplaces to implement teleworking and work-at-home options when possible. (more...)
Italy sees second successive drop in virus deaths
- March 24, 2020

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy rose by 602 on Monday, the smallest increase for four days, while the number of new cases also slowed, raising hope that the most aggressive phase of the epidemic may be passing. In the United Kingdom, the number of people who have died from the disease the virus causes increased by 54, totalling 355, among 6,650 Covid-19 cases. (more...)
People Have Officially Recovered From COVID-19 In BC People Have Officially Recovered From COVID-19 In BC
- March 24, 2020

He said the B.C. plan supports people anxious about paying bills and staying afloat. British Columbia will spend $5-billion to provide financial assistance to individuals and business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, offering cash to workers who lose their jobs, additional funds for essential services including health and housing, and tax relief for businesses trying to stay afloat. (more...)
Donald Trump calls to protect Asian Americans after virus uproar Donald Trump calls to protect Asian Americans after virus uproar
- March 24, 2020

They're working closely with us to get rid of it. A reporter asked at the news conference. "I want to be accurate", Trump said at the time. Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, told NBC News that while she welcomes the support for the community, Trump's comments would not "be necessary if he and his supporters had not already endangered so many by spreading this toxic xenophobia". (more...)
Whatcom Unified Response to Governor's '2 Week' Order Whatcom Unified Response to Governor's '2 Week' Order
- March 24, 2020

This Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is similar to orders that other governors, in places such as California and NY, issued last week. "This is a human tragedy on a scale we can't yet predict", Inslee said. "Without social distancing this just keeps spreading like wildfire". "Distancing ourselves is the only weapon we can use". "That's what we're doing". (more...)
B.C. orders personal service establishments closed, including salons, spas B.C. orders personal service establishments closed, including salons, spas
- March 24, 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry briefs B.C. on COVID-19 on March 21, 2020. That backlog has contributed to the peak in the number of cases in the last few days. Dr. Businesses providing essential services such as grocery stores, banks and pharmacies must implement various cleaning protocols to keep surfaces disinfected, as well as, ensure employees and customers can maintain safe distances from each other. (more...)

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