Medicine


Washington state reports 7th coronavirus death Washington state reports 7th coronavirus death
- April 03, 2020

A spokesperson for EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Kayse Dahl, said the person died in the facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, but gave no other details. The red dots indicate coronavirus cases in the US. One of the patients had traveled to Italy. They haven't released information yet on the 12 new cases reported Wednesday. (more...)
Fauci says he feels safe despite threats, is focusing on job Fauci says he feels safe despite threats, is focusing on job
- April 03, 2020

One of the highest profile experts on the White House coronavirus task force, Dr. Anthony Fauci , is getting his own security detail after being threatened, according to multiple reports. Fauci has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and advised six presidents, including President Donald Trump . (more...)
Uninsured Won't Be Able to Enroll in Obamacare Right Now Uninsured Won't Be Able to Enroll in Obamacare Right Now
- April 03, 2020

Health insurers expected a similar announcement Friday from the Trump administration, which oversees ACA enrollment in about two-thirds of states, Politico reports , but the White House had rejected the proposal. Eleven states - California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington - that control their own marketplace and the District of Columbia have established special enrollment periods to allow people to obtain ... (more...)
More evidence indicates healthy people can spread virus More evidence indicates healthy people can spread virus
- April 03, 2020

The investigators determined presymptomatic transmission using dates of exposure and of symptom onset in cases in which there was no evidence that the secondary patient had been exposed to anyone else diagnosed as having COVID-19. Another kind of coronavirus caused the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which was first identified in Asia in 2003 and caused a frightening but relatively short-lived worldwide outbreak that never spread as widely as the new virus. (more...)
Brian Kemp says he just learned people without symptoms can spread coronavirus Brian Kemp says he just learned people without symptoms can spread coronavirus
- April 03, 2020

On Wednesday, Kemp announced his intent to sign an executive order extending the closure and shelter-in-place order. Kemp's acknowledgement has led to "shocked reactions" online , notes Newsweek , given that public health officials in the United States and around the world have been warning for weeks that asymptomatic people are a particular danger when it comes to spreading COVID-19. (more...)
UK Records Over 500 Daily COVID-19 Deaths For First Time UK Records Over 500 Daily COVID-19 Deaths For First Time
- April 02, 2020

At present, vulnerable groups include pregnant women, people over the age of 70 and those with underlying health issues. The family further said that as soon as he was brought to the hospital, he was immediately put on a ventilator followed by an induced coma. (more...)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is offering free ventilators, on this one condition Tesla CEO Elon Musk is offering free ventilators, on this one condition
- April 02, 2020

The Ministry of finance had in a tweet asked Musk, who is the founder and Chief Engineer, SpaceX, to assist Nigeria with 100-500 ventilators to treat coronavirus victims in Nigeria. Bashir Ahmad, President Muhammadu Buhari's assistant on New Media, amplified the ministry's appeal through his social media handle. NY is the center of the USA coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,800 cases and almost 2,000 deaths as of Thursday morning; the next highest statewide death toll, in New Jersey, is ... (more...)
Australia offers free childcare as part of coronavirus response
- April 02, 2020

An estimated $1.6 billion will fund the temporary overhaul. Priority will be given to working parents, vulnerable and disadvantaged children that need early education more than ever and parents with pre-existing enrolments. Childcare centres can also get assistance under the JobKeeper program announced this week and the cash and loan schemes also available for businesses. (more...)
Ontario COVID-19 cases jump by 401; Sudbury has 3 new cases
- April 02, 2020

People are now required to identify themselves to police officers, First Nations constables, special constables and municipal by-law enforcement officers. "You deserve to see the data I see when making decisions". "The truth is the situation is extremely, extremely serious". "We won't hesitate to take every step necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19", he said, adding more needs to be done to address the spread in long-term care homes, where there has been a tragic number of fatalities. (more...)
Jimmy Fallon's FaceTime Call With Lady Gaga Didn't Exactly Go as Planned Jimmy Fallon's FaceTime Call With Lady Gaga Didn't Exactly Go as Planned
- April 02, 2020

She was the guest on The Tonight Show yesterday, and from a safe distance away, she got on a video chat and performed " I Love Me ". A calm, but very confused, Fallon tried to get more answers. The first time she got on the call she found herself face to face with former President Bill Clinton . "You are the busiest person". While Gaga didn't offer Jimmy much information about what's to come, we can't help but hope that it is music related. (more...)
Fewer coronavirus deaths seen in countries that mandate BCG vaccine Fewer coronavirus deaths seen in countries that mandate BCG vaccine
- April 02, 2020

Otazu said he knew about studies showing the BCG vaccine provided protection against not just tuberculosis bacteria but also other types of contagions. He doesn't be expecting to peer any effects for a minimum of two months. Although the affordable vaccine, which is used to immunise some 130 million newborns worldwide each year, may potentially offer protection to a broader group of people, the priority is on health workers who are at higher risk from being infected with coronavirus ... (more...)
13-year-old boy dies of coronavirus alone in United Kingdom hospital isolation
- April 02, 2020

A Prison Service spokesperson said, the prisoner was "suffering from a number of underlying health conditions" prior to testing positive for COVID-19. "Ismail was only 13-year-old without any pre-existing health conditions and sadly he died without any family members close by due to the highly infectious nature of COVID-19", the fundraiser page notes. (more...)
'Face masks may offer some more protection' 'Face masks may offer some more protection'
- April 02, 2020

Thus, some form of facial covering - even if the person is presumed healthy and the mask is improvised - may still be helpful, at least in preventing unknowing sufferers from spreading the virus to others. Although a systematic review and meta-analysis may not provide evidence on the effectiveness of a face mask on flu-like diseases among the public, we should observe the progress made by countries like China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. (more...)
Mayor: Arrival of naval ship gives hope to NYC Mayor: Arrival of naval ship gives hope to NYC
- April 02, 2020

The USNS Comfort arrived in New York Harbor on Monday with 1,200 medical staff as well as additional supplies as the demand for medical attention surges in the state. "It's about saying to our heroes in those hospitals that help has come, that relief is on the way", de Blasio said. NY state Governor Andrew Cuomo, one of the most prominent public figures of the coronavirus crisis, told a news conference the state might have to step in to close playgrounds in the country's most populous ... (more...)
Alberta sees jump in COVID-19 cases, two more deaths Alberta sees jump in COVID-19 cases, two more deaths
- April 02, 2020

An outbreak of COVID-19 at the Calgary long-term care facility has taken the lives of three residents, and Hinshaw said outbreak protocol "seems to not have been implemented immediately". Hinshaw said 75 of Alberta's total known cases may have been caused by community transmission. Hinshaw announced a third person has died at Calgary's McKenzie Towne care facility. (more...)
United Kingdom records highest daily coronavirus deaths United Kingdom records highest daily coronavirus deaths
- April 02, 2020

It states: "It is possible that serious health needs may outstrip availability and hard decisions will be required about how to distribute scarce life-saving resources". More vulnerable, older patients may not be offered treatment that could potentially save their lives. There will be anger and pain. "Nobody wants to make these decisions, but if resources are overwhelmed, these decisions must be made". (more...)
Israel's health minister diagnosed with coronavirus Israel's health minister diagnosed with coronavirus
- April 02, 2020

The pair was being "suitably treated and are in isolation, under observation in accordance with Health Ministry guidelines", the statement said, adding that all those who had been in contact with them would be informed and sent into quarantine. (more...)
Another 393 coronavirus patients die in the United Kingdom, taking total to 1808 Another 393 coronavirus patients die in the United Kingdom, taking total to 1808
- April 02, 2020

Some 29,474 people have now tested positive, a jump of 4,324 over the previous day, it added. The UK government has removed a 15-percent cap on health professionals being tested for coronavirus, after previously claiming that a lack of the vital reagent chemical was to blame for the low number of frontline workers tested. (more...)
Australian police put a 90-day limit on 'draconian' virus measures Australian police put a 90-day limit on 'draconian' virus measures
- April 02, 2020

To date, about 5,000 individuals have been contaminated in Australia, and 22 have died. Australian police and military will soon begin helicoptering doctors to several cruise ships stranded near Sydney to assess almost 9,000 crew for Covid-19, officials said Thursday. (more...)
Coronavirus: Colleagues gutted by death of 'inspiring' HIV scientist Gita Ramjee Coronavirus: Colleagues gutted by death of 'inspiring' HIV scientist Gita Ramjee
- April 02, 2020

Ramjee, who was about 50 years old, was the clinical trials unit principal investigator and unit director of the HIV prevention research unit of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) offices in Durban. The award was given for her lifetime commitment to finding new HIV prevention methods, which are conducive to the lifestyles, circumstances and perceived risk factors for South African women. (more...)

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