Medicine


COVID-19 Cases in County Rise to 8 COVID-19 Cases in County Rise to 8
- March 31, 2020

Kleine says a number of staff will now be working from home and that they prepared for something like this to happen to make sure all operations can still continue. The patient was identified as a man in his 50s, who had underlying health conditions. A statement from the Washington Ozaukee Health Department is below. (more...)
FDA approves Battelle mask sterilization technology at full capacity FDA approves Battelle mask sterilization technology at full capacity
- March 31, 2020

Research, development and lab management company Battelle has received special emergency authorization from the USA healthcare regulator to put into use a system it developed to decontaminate used N95 respirator masks using concentrated hydrogen peroxide. (more...)
FDA gives emergency approval for antimalarial drugs in treating coronavirus patients
- March 30, 2020

She also ordered pharmacists in the state they were not to fill any prescriptions for chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine . "While hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine prescription medications have been used for treatment of malaria and certain inflammatory conditions, the efficacy for COVID-19 are unproven and potentially risky", the Department said in a weekend press release. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson: Coronavirus vaccine testing to begin by September Johnson & Johnson: Coronavirus vaccine testing to begin by September
- March 30, 2020

Almost half of the $1 billion will come from the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority ( BARDA ), which is looking to expand on J&J's previous collaboration with the agency. J&J Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels told Reuters the company had to start ramping up manufacturing capacity now, even before it has a signal that its experimental vaccine candidate works. (more...)
Donald Trump extends United States social distancing guidelines until end of April Donald Trump extends United States social distancing guidelines until end of April
- March 30, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the peak death rate in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic was likely to hit in two weeks and he extended " social distancing " guidelines until April 30. The federal guidelines recommend against group gatherings larger than 10 and urge older people and anyone with existing health problems to stay home. (more...)
Coronavirus: Pictures of NHS Nightingale hospital show scale of expected emergency Coronavirus: Pictures of NHS Nightingale hospital show scale of expected emergency
- March 30, 2020

Due to open this week, NHS Nightingale Hospital London will have between 4,000 and 5,000 beds. Virgin Atlantic and EasyJet staff will be asked to volunteer at the 4,000-bed clinic in the capital and make use of their first aid skills while their jobs are on hold. (more...)
United Kingdom to help stricken businesses by easing regulation United Kingdom to help stricken businesses by easing regulation
- March 30, 2020

Every citizen in the United Kingdom must play a part if the number of deaths from coronavirus are to be kept below 20,000, the national medical director has said. And, he mentioned, there can be a short lived suspension of wrongful buying and selling provisions for firm administrators to take away the specter of private legal responsibility in the course of the pandemic, which is able to apply retrospectively from March 1. (more...)
U.K registers 209 deaths over past 24 hours, 1228 in total U.K registers 209 deaths over past 24 hours, 1228 in total
- March 30, 2020

A total of 120,776 people have been tested for the virus in the United Kingdom so far, with some 17,089 cases, and around 103,000 negative tests. A total of 1,019 patients have died after testing positive for COVID-19 as of 5pm on Friday, the Department of Health (DHSC) said, up from 759 the day before. (more...)
Malaria medicine 'Hydroxychloroquine' being administered to 1,100 COVID19 patients in NY Malaria medicine 'Hydroxychloroquine' being administered to 1,100 COVID19 patients in NY
- March 30, 2020

But thus far, there is little scientific evidence that chloroquine , or its closely-related analogue hydroxychloroquine , are effective in treating Covid-19. In addition to accepting and distributing the donated medicines, HHS is funding clinical trials of two drugs, Kevzara (sarilumab) and remdesivir, and is supporting the earlier development of multiple potential therapeutic treatments, vaccines, and diagnostic tests for COVID-19. (more...)
Rows of cubicles shows scale of patient numbers expected at NHS Nightingale Rows of cubicles shows scale of patient numbers expected at NHS Nightingale
- March 30, 2020

Manchester, meanwhile, will also provide an initial 500 beds, with a capacity to increase it up to 1,000 beds. He said: "It will take a monumental effort from everyone across the country to beat this epidemic, but the NHS is mobilising like never before to deliver care in new ways, to thousands more people - starting with the opening of the first NHS Nightingale in London later next week". (more...)
Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease
- March 30, 2020

What doctors find even more interesting is that there are a growing number of cases in which a loss of smell or taste is the only symptom experienced by a patient who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The reasonable length of signs was once 8 days, whilst the period of time sufferers remained contagious after the top in their signs ranged from one to 8 days. (more...)
Joe Wicks to donate profits from YouTube PE sessions to NHS Joe Wicks to donate profits from YouTube PE sessions to NHS
- March 30, 2020

I fell off my bike'. Joe Wicks has been hosting PE lessons for kids trapped inside during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the first two days alone, Wicks's YouTube channel had notched up more than 5m views. After the success of the videos, he revealed in an Instagram post yesterday that he's been receiving advertising revenue that is "unlike anything" he's seen before. (more...)
20,000 NHS workers to return to work to fight coronavirus 20,000 NHS workers to return to work to fight coronavirus
- March 30, 2020

In a video, which the prime minister posted on Twitter , Mr Johnson thanked the doctors, nurses and other former professionals who have returned to the NHS, as well as the 750,000 members of the public who have volunteered to help the country through the pandemic . (more...)
Public gatherings limited to two people Public gatherings limited to two people
- March 30, 2020

There were 3,809 confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of 6 a.m., an increase of 431 from the previous 24 hours. It will be up to the States and Territories if and how this is enforced by law. "To the maximum extent practical", Mr Morrison said. "When you are going out for shopping, you should be going for just stuff you need and do it and get home". (more...)
Pangolins should be considered possible hosts of coronavirus, scientists say Pangolins should be considered possible hosts of coronavirus, scientists say
- March 30, 2020

Now, a find out about in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research refutes each concepts and means that scaly, anteater-like animals known as pangolins are the lacking hyperlink for SARS-CoV-2 transmission between bats and people. After uncovering an error in the analysis that suggested snakes as an intermediate host, the team searched DNA and protein sequences isolated from pangolin tissues for ones similar to SARS-CoV-2. (more...)
Record number of jobless claims likely over 3.28 million Record number of jobless claims likely over 3.28 million
- March 30, 2020

Vermont is not alone in seeing the steepest rise on record. An unprecedented variety of People utilized for unemployment advantages the final week because the coronavirus pandemic closed companies throughout the nation. The U.S. now has the third-most infections after Italy and China, which have 74,386 and 81,782 cases, respectively. The maximum benefit in South Dakota is about 48 percent of a person's wage, up to a cap of $414 per week. (more...)
CORONAVIRUS: Three more positive cases announced in Lyon County Featured CORONAVIRUS: Three more positive cases announced in Lyon County Featured
- March 30, 2020

Los Angeles County had the most cases in the state at 1,804 as of Saturday afternoon, along with 32 deaths. In a news release, health officials said the patient is a woman in her 40s. About 6.8% of those tests were positive, up from previous days. "Because there is community spread , it was just a matter of time before our staff was directly impacted, said Regina Petteway, director of Wake County Human Services, in a news release". (more...)
World Health Organization begins drug trials to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic World Health Organization begins drug trials to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic
- March 30, 2020

Meanwhile a vaccine is still "at least 18 months away" World Health Organization said, but it urged caution against using drugs not proven effective. "These are tragic numbers, but let us also remember that around the world, more than a hundred thousand people have recovered". (more...)
NY hospitals overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases soar NY hospitals overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases soar
- March 30, 2020

In the United States, which has more confirmed cases than in any other country in the world, the Society for Critical Care Medicine has projected that 960,000 patients with coronavirus may need ventilators at one time or another during the pandemic. (more...)
More than 30 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ottawa More than 30 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ottawa
- March 30, 2020

No information on where these cases are located has been provided. Tam also corrected a statement she made Saturday, saying that 12 per cent of people hospitalized are aged 40 and under. There have been three deaths in Simcoe-Muskoka, two in York, four in Toronto , one in Halton region, one in Niagara region, three in Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge, one in Ottawa, one in Hamilton, and three in Durham region. (more...)

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