Medicine


Five more deaths in BC from COVID, but hospitalizations down Five more deaths in BC from COVID, but hospitalizations down
- April 10, 2020

Dr. Henry said one fewer long-term care facility is impacted by the virus for a total of 20, noting 235 confirmed COVID-19 cases are associated with long-term care and assisted living facilities. Three of the deaths were linked to outbreaks in two long-term care homes in the Lower Mainland, she said. Members of the public can also get help through the B.C. (more...)
A California nursing home was evacuated after its staff didn't show up A California nursing home was evacuated after its staff didn't show up
- April 10, 2020

Magnolia Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Riverside, California has been hit hard by coronavirus, with at least 34 of 84 patients and five staff members testing positive, according to a news release from Riverside County Public Health Department . (more...)
Coronavirus | Truth about cats, dogs and COVID-19 Coronavirus | Truth about cats, dogs and COVID-19
- April 10, 2020

She said animals that have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 are sheltered in kennels away from other animals, and a limited number of staff members care for the animals that have been exposed. Currently, there are no commercial tests for animals, Weitzman said. The BC SPCA says it isn't just families affected by the virus; it's their pets too, and assistance is needed for thousands of cats and dogs in the province. (more...)
The world is realising that face masks can help combat coronavirus The world is realising that face masks can help combat coronavirus
- April 09, 2020

After you wear your cloth mask in public, be careful when taking it off and immediately wash it in hot water. The Center for Disease Control said Wednesday that while people should continue wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, it asked people to stop using medical masks that are in short supply so they can be saved for medical workers. (more...)
Coronavirus infects sailor aboard L.A. Mercy hospital ship Coronavirus infects sailor aboard L.A. Mercy hospital ship
- April 09, 2020

It is unknown how the individual was exposed to the virus but some crew members were reported to have previously been assigned to THE Naval Medical Center San Diego, one of two local military facilities where COVID-19 patients are being treated, Naval Medical Forces Pacific told The San Diego Union-Tribune. (more...)
Ontario COVID-19 deaths reach 200, an increase of 26 since yesterday Ontario COVID-19 deaths reach 200, an increase of 26 since yesterday
- April 09, 2020

As Ontario's COVID-19 cases continue to grow daily, the province is continuing to see more deaths. According to the Government of Ontario's website , to date, we have had 200 deaths in Ontario. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is planning a workplace action across long-term care facilities and hospitals in Ontario. He adds "We are going to move forward on a rapid fashion to make sure every single person possible can get tested and we need to start making sure that we test the ... (more...)
Worst daily toll since outbreak Worst daily toll since outbreak
- April 09, 2020

Thomas' hospital. They wanted 200, they need them desperately", Mr Trump said . "This count of new cases in the United Kingdom , day by day over the last few weeks, is not accelerating out of control", she said. "The prime minister is not only my colleague and my boss but also my friend and my thoughts are with him and his family". Johnson is being cared for in St Thomas' Hospital in central London . (more...)
11 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more recoveries in Sask. 11 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more recoveries in Sask.
- April 09, 2020

Twenty six cases in Saskatchewan are healthcare employees. Moe also said the province plans on expanding testing and contract tracing. "We are learning from the experience of other provinces and around the world", the presentation said. (more...)
Fed Offers $2.3 Trillion In Loans To Businesses, Local Governments Fed Offers $2.3 Trillion In Loans To Businesses, Local Governments
- April 09, 2020

Wall Street jumped at the open on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve rolled out a US$2.3 trillion programme to bolster local governments and businesses , while the initial jobless claims slipped to 6.6 million last week from an upwardly revised 6.87 million the prior week. (more...)
Best case: 11000 to 22000 COVID deaths projected nationally Best case: 11000 to 22000 COVID deaths projected nationally
- April 09, 2020

Although most cases reported among children have not been severe, the CDC stressed that those with mild symptoms or asymptomatic cases are likely playing a part in the spread of the virus, which had infected 358,513 people and killed 10,595 in the United States as of Monday. (more...)
Cellphone towers attacked as conspiracy theory connecting 5G and coronavirus gains steam Cellphone towers attacked as conspiracy theory connecting 5G and coronavirus gains steam
- April 09, 2020

With these formal changes, YouTube can now take down videos on the topic of 5G causing coronavirus , with users being aware that they're in breach of policy violation rather than just having content that someone doesn't like. However, YouTube being a massive platform that it is needs to do something to stop these fake theories and that is the reason why it is deciding to restrict videos about COVID-19 and 5G conspiracy. (more...)
FDA Approves Coronavirus Blood Test to Determine Who's Immune or Not FDA Approves Coronavirus Blood Test to Determine Who's Immune or Not
- April 09, 2020

But this would still be very helpful in determining how many of us have been infected. The collaboration was assembled to provide stakeholders with quality-controlled reference sequence data for the SARS-CoV-2 reference strain. The real-time PCT (RT-PCR) test seeking the COVID-19 specific virus suffers from some inherent drawbacks such as 1) limitation of good sample patients (recent study tells that the upper respiratory sample has 30% sensitivity), 2) the need for specially trained ... (more...)
Woman claims to be ‘willfully spreading’ coronavirus, posts threats to Snapchat Woman claims to be ‘willfully spreading’ coronavirus, posts threats to Snapchat
- April 09, 2020

In a series of videos posted on her Snapchat, Maradiaga said she tested positive for COVID-19. Her bond was set at $20,000 and she is now being held at Denton County Jail. Maradiaga has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, authorities confirmed Tuesday. Smyth said police are OK for now in terms of Personal Protection Equipment, but said supplies are low like everywhere in the world. (more...)
Staff no-shows, deaths hit California nursing homes amid coronavirus outbreak Staff no-shows, deaths hit California nursing homes amid coronavirus outbreak
- April 09, 2020

East, said it was "continuing to work closely with the care home, providing public health advice to stop the virus spreading". County employees at the facility Wednesday morning notified family members of the evacuation. Riverside County has seen at least 1,016 confirmed cases, and 28 people have died, according to the county's public health department . She said many are afraid about protection and they want to be adequately trained to care for virus patients. (more...)
Oral antiviral shows promising early results against COVID-19, says new study Oral antiviral shows promising early results against COVID-19, says new study
- April 09, 2020

Collaborators from the University of North Carolina at (UNC-) Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Emory Institute for Drug Development (EIDD), all USA, tested EIDD-2801 in both mice and cultured human lung cells infected with the various coronaviruses. (more...)
United Kingdom coronavirus death toll rises by 786
- April 09, 2020

As of April 8, the United Kingdom has reported more than 55,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic began, and is now one of the worst-hit countries in Europe. Scotland confirmed 296 people had died with 1,752 being treated in hospital and 199 are in intensive care, said Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. (more...)
Texas Teen Accused of Intentionally Spreading the Coronavirus
- April 09, 2020

Carrollton Police identified, but have not yet located, an 18-year-old girl who "voluntarily spreads, quot; the coronavirus ". She told officers that she does not have COVID-19 and police said "we now have no proof that Maradiaga has tested positive". (more...)
Martin Shkreli 'Pharma Bro': release me from jail, I'll cure COVID-19 Martin Shkreli 'Pharma Bro': release me from jail, I'll cure COVID-19
- April 09, 2020

Now in the midst of a seven-year bid on charges of fraud, the man once known as the Pharma-Bro, who briefly dabbled in the collection of rare and unreleased hip-hop artifacts, reportedly pleaded to be released from prison to help join the fight against coronavirus . (more...)
Charlotte's Web Namesake Charlotte Figi Passes From COVID Charlotte's Web Namesake Charlotte Figi Passes From COVID
- April 09, 2020

In the tribute, they said , " Charlotte was ten feet tall and carried the world on her shoulders ". The post reads, "This is Nichole writing to update you for Paige, Greg and Matt. Figi's story became the subject of medical literature and ignited a medical cannabis movement of patients seeking CBD to treat their chronic conditions. (more...)
Gilead Sciences to Expand Stockpile of Potential Covid-19 Drug Gilead Sciences to Expand Stockpile of Potential Covid-19 Drug
- April 09, 2020

Patients diagnosed with coronavirus are signing up to participate in remdesivir studies around the world. The U.S. National Institutes of Health is expanding its study, which has almost reached its initial goal of 440 patients. Its chief executive Dan O'Day wrote that many people have asked for the drug but the company is "taking the ethical, responsible approach". Gilead has an existing supply of roughly 140,000 treatment courses of the drug and wants to scale up to 500,000 by October ... (more...)

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