Medicine


Govt releases Covid-19 SOP cases to be divided into 3 groups Govt releases Covid-19 SOP cases to be divided into 3 groups
- April 09, 2020

Briefing reporters in New Delhi today, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry , Lav Aggarwal said, as the number of COVID-19 cases are rising in the country, the government's response and preparedness are intensifying accordingly. Private hospitals may also be designated as Covid Dedicated Hospitals . These would include a dedicated hospital or an isolated wing in a big hospital and will be equipped with adequate oxygen supply per bed. (more...)
New York Records Highest Daily Death Toll New York Records Highest Daily Death Toll
- April 09, 2020

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 ticked to just over one and a half million worldwide on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University , with the death toll now standing at over 87,000. On Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the death toll in the state of NY had reached 3,565. How hard has NY been hit? The governor urged people to stay inside and continue with social distancing. (more...)
Coronavirus: Owners are safe to allow their cats outside
- April 09, 2020

However, the BVA president stressed the organization did not want to alarm pet owners: "It is very important that people don't panic about their pets". "It is interesting to note in the experimental evidence that cats can become infected, alongside the apparent infection of a tiger [at Bronx Zoo in New York ]", Prof Bryan Charleston, director of the UK's Pirbright Institute, which specialises in the study of infectious disease, said. (more...)
UK's COVID-19 death toll hits 7097 with record rise of 938 UK's COVID-19 death toll hits 7097 with record rise of 938
- April 08, 2020

The UK has seen its single sharpest increase in coronavirus-related deaths recorded over a day, pushing the country's death toll over 7,000. 232,708 people have been tested of which 60,733 tested positive. Figure for each county and region in the United Kingdom will be released by Public Health England later this afternoon. The Department of Health is expected to publish an update on the total figures for the whole of the United Kingdom on Wednesday afternoon. (more...)
COVID-19: Film Producer Karim Morani Tests Positive For Coronavirus
- April 08, 2020

As of April 8, the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in India has crossed 5660. His brother Mohomed Morani has confirmed the news to a leading news agency and said, Yes, we have been anticipating this as he was with his daughter, he is now tested positive for coronavirus and has been shifted to Nanavati hospital. (more...)
New oral drug could effectively treat COVID-19 symptoms New oral drug could effectively treat COVID-19 symptoms
- April 08, 2020

This window of opportunity is expected to be longer in humans, because the period between coronavirus disease onset and death is generally extended in humans compared to mice. PIV5 can infect many different mammals, including humans, without causing disease, the researchers said. The parainfluenza virus (PIV5)-based MERS vaccine is engineered to express the MERS-CoV envelope spike (S) protein that mediates viral entry into target cells. (more...)
California nursing home is evacuated after staff fail to show up California nursing home is evacuated after staff fail to show up
- April 08, 2020

On March 25, St. Joseph's Senior Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility in the Strawberry Hill section of Woodbridge was closed and its 75 remaining residents transferred to CareOne Hanover in the Whippany section of Hanover Township after the deadly virus swept through the facility. (more...)
Novavax to start human trial for novel coronavirus vaccine
- April 08, 2020

Inovio Pharmaceuticals said on Monday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for INO-4800, its DNA vaccine candidate created to prevent COVID-19 infection, paving the way for Phase 1 clinical testing in healthy volunteers beginning this week , reported Xinhua news agency. (more...)
Island Beach State Park to Close Under New State Order Island Beach State Park to Close Under New State Order
- April 08, 2020

In a statement, Gov. Phil Murphy said the closure was prompted by too many park visitors not practicing the states social distancing standards amidst the coronavirus outbreak. His new order will be one of the strictest in the nation. HIKING IS PROHIBITED . All park gates and entrances are CLOSED. New Jersey had a total of 44,416 confirmed coronavirus cases and 1,232 deaths from the virus as of Tuesday afternoon. (more...)
Coronavirus: What's the latest advice about wearing masks? Coronavirus: What's the latest advice about wearing masks?
- April 08, 2020

That way you can wear the same mask several times, which is better for both the environment and your pocketbook. The proper way to wear the mask includes pulling it completely above your nose and below your chin. So, be mindful of this and keep your hands away from your face. However, the use of a mask alone is insufficient to provide an adequate level of protection, and other measures should also be adopted. (more...)
This WhatsApp message on Blue/Red ticks is fake This WhatsApp message on Blue/Red ticks is fake
- April 08, 2020

But, same as most other social media platforms, misinformation and fake news are rampant on the chat app . However, a message being widely shared in some circles claims that from now on, three blue ticks will mean that the government has taken note of your message. (more...)
New 'smart toilet' can look for signs of disease New 'smart toilet' can look for signs of disease
- April 08, 2020

This ensures that it can be sold and used ready to mount on any existing porcelain bowl to start operating then and there. These tools , a suite of different technologies, use motion sensing to deploy a mixture of tests that assess the health of any deposits. (more...)
US CDC reports 374,329 coronavirus cases, 12,064 deaths US CDC reports 374,329 coronavirus cases, 12,064 deaths
- April 08, 2020

A study published Monday finds that people in the United States under the age of 18 are far less likely to fall ill with COVID-19 or require intensive care, compared with older Americans. Based on the partial data analyzed in this study, between 5.7% and 20% of sick children end up in the hospital, and 2% or fewer end up in intensive care, the paper says. (more...)
Democrats want additions to Trump's $250bn emergency virus aid Democrats want additions to Trump's $250bn emergency virus aid
- April 08, 2020

Peters said the "Heroes Fund" would provide pandemic premium pay to reward, retain and recruit essential workers. Congress is also racing to craft the next coronavirus rescue package. The California Democrat has vowed to put the next package together in time for a House vote this month. As businesses shutter to stop the virus' spread, it has hurled the USA economy toward a recession. (more...)
YouTube to Remove Videos Claiming Coronavirus Spread with 5G YouTube to Remove Videos Claiming Coronavirus Spread with 5G
- April 08, 2020

And in a bid to crackdown on the infodemic of misinformation, we may find ourselves facing restrictions in the digital world as well. Previously YouTube was only limiting the spread of such theories under its borderline content algorithm however just recently the platform has removed the interview of the conspiracy theorist David Icke, who marked 5G networks responsible for the spread of COVID-19. (more...)
Coronavirus vaccine: Hyderabad's IIL fourth Indian firm to join quest Coronavirus vaccine: Hyderabad's IIL fourth Indian firm to join quest
- April 08, 2020

In preparation for the phase I study - and hopefully for a phase II trial - of its vaccine for COVID-19, Inovio says it has already manufactured thousands of doses of its vaccine, called INO-4800, in the past 10 weeks. They have on the cards Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials, which would prove the vaccine safe and effective for human use and see if it can prevent the COVID-19 infection. (more...)
CDC: Asymptomatic children could play important role in coronavirus spread CDC: Asymptomatic children could play important role in coronavirus spread
- April 08, 2020

Data from Chicago officials on Monday showed that black residents make up 52% of coronavirus infections and 72% of deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus. Despite the limitations, the data show COVID-19 may be producing different symptoms in the young. The gender aspect has been widely reported as well. (more...)
United Kingdom registers daily record of 786 coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 6,159 United Kingdom registers daily record of 786 coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 6,159
- April 08, 2020

Figures from the UK's NHS and Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency have revealed that 854 more people have died from Covid-19 in the United Kingdom. Welsh authorities said that an extra 27 deaths occurred in Wales, taking the overall number of deaths reported in hospitals there to 193. The UK is hardly the only country with data discrepancies and fears of undercounting deaths. (more...)
Teen arrested in fatal shooting of Wisconsin doctor, husband Teen arrested in fatal shooting of Wisconsin doctor, husband
- April 08, 2020

A University of Wisconsin doctor and her better half whose bodies were found at the school's arboretum close to the Madison grounds were shot to death , and a second adolescent suspect in the killings has been captured, police said. He said individuals connected with police and shared data. Veteran investigators at the department said they believe it is the only double homicide investigation they have worked on in modern history, Lovicott added. (more...)
After nursing home outbreaks, Hogan issues order requiring protective equipment for staff After nursing home outbreaks, Hogan issues order requiring protective equipment for staff
- April 08, 2020

Guidance on protecting employees and residents of nursing homes in Maryland from COVID-19 is now mandatory under an executive order issued by Gov. Larry Hogan . Failure to do so is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in prison, or a $5,000 fine, or both. "We are working relentlessly to keep you safe and in your facility, which is your home", Fran Phillips, Maryland's deputy secretary for public health services, said to nursing home residents on Friday. (more...)

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