Medicine


CLIA responds to CDC 'No Sail' order
- April 11, 2020

The transmissions - which were traced back to a funeral and a birthday party held three days apart - took place before major social distancing policies were implemented and may have facilitated transmission of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus , to the broader Chicago community. (more...)
McPherson County: Up to 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 McPherson County: Up to 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19
- April 10, 2020

If you look at Niagara Health's website, you'll find a different total case number. The remaining 29 deaths occurred in March, including one on March 5. There have been 318 employees tested and 12 people are still waiting for test results. The press conference will be live streamed at facebook.com/ChautauquaCountyGovernment . (more...)
Coronavirus: Clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine for treatment begins in US Coronavirus: Clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine for treatment begins in US
- April 10, 2020

Sanofi said its priority is "to ensure supply continuity" for patients who use the medication for its now approved purposes‚ including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis treatment - "while working hard to supply governments wishing to increase stocks in the hope that it may be an effective treatment of COVID-19", the statement said. (more...)
Walgreens to expand drive-thru COVID-19 testing to Kentucky Walgreens to expand drive-thru COVID-19 testing to Kentucky
- April 10, 2020

The testing service will be set up outside stores and will provide patients with the Abbott's new ID NOW COVID-19 test , which can produce positive results as fast as five minutes and negative results within 13 minutes. 'This is the first one on the line, ' Trump said as he took the test out of the box, and called it 'highly accurate'. The sites will be in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky , Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas. (more...)
Covering your face in public now recommended by CDC Covering your face in public now recommended by CDC
- April 10, 2020

Take two hair ties and slip them on the sides. With these directions, you can sew a proper face covering with a bit of fabric, cotton or otherwise; two pieces of elastic; needle and thread, or bobby pin; scissors; and a sewing machine if you'd like. (more...)
500 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, 28 new deaths 500 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, 28 new deaths
- April 10, 2020

Holohan also said this evening that 81% of people who died so far had underlying conditions. The latest figures show Carlow Kilkenny now has 106 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 73 confirmed cases in the Mid Ulster Council area. Five hundred more cases of the coronavirus have also been diagnosed across the Republic, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 6,574. (more...)
Costco joins other stores giving priority access to health workers, first responders
- April 10, 2020

Customer traffic at USA stores was up 5.3 percent and the media attention Costco has gained during the pandemic likely "helped the company on the membership front - a phenomenon that we've seen in the past", wrote Gordon Haskett analyst Chuck Grom in a research note. (more...)
Kerala to start clinical trial of plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment Kerala to start clinical trial of plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment
- April 10, 2020

He said the extracted plasma will be a special blood product "requiring special indications". Researchers said compounds that are already along the pipeline to drug discovery are preferred, as they can be further tested as antivirals at an accelerated rate compared to new drug leads that would have to go through this process from scratch. (more...)
Ontario's COVID-19 case count surpasses 6000, province confirms 22 more deaths Ontario's COVID-19 case count surpasses 6000, province confirms 22 more deaths
- April 10, 2020

There are 632 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, with 264 in the ICU and 214 on a ventilator in the ICU. More than 2,500 patients have made full recoveries from the disease, or about 41 per cent of the province's total. Also, healthcare workers, caregivers, care providers, and first responders should be tested if they show any COVID-19 symptoms, including atypical symptoms like fatigue, delirium, exacerbate of chronic conditions, and headaches - the same guidelines apply for ... (more...)
Oklahoma Court Rules Abortion Services Can Continue Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Oklahoma Court Rules Abortion Services Can Continue Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
- April 10, 2020

But states have been defining the terms "non-urgent" and "non-essential" in various ways. In Texas , abortions are prohibited starting 22 weeks after a patient's last menstrual period - meaning even if Abbott's order lifts in April, patients who wait might not have the opportunity to obtain a legal abortion in Texas at all . (more...)
China donates 1000 ventilators to NY China donates 1000 ventilators to NY
- April 10, 2020

The statewide balance of coronavirus cases has been "relatively stable" over the past few days, Cuomo said, but officials were tracking what they called a shift to Long Island. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said Saturday. "Whatever any community needs, we will be there", Cuomo said. In Spain, one of the hardest-hit countries, new deaths Tuesday rose to 743 and infections climbed by 5,400 after five days of declines, but the increases were believed to ... (more...)
Projected COVID-19 deaths drop for Wisconsin and United States Projected COVID-19 deaths drop for Wisconsin and United States
- April 10, 2020

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME ) in Seattle predicts 66,000 United Kingdom deaths from Covid-19 by August, with a peak of almost 3,000 a day, based on a steep climb in daily deaths early in the outbreak. While the continental cousins put themselves on self-imposed lockdown - closing schools and ordering people to work and stay at home as much as possible, it is nearly business as usual across the Channel. (more...)
Here’s what Bernie Sanders told Stephen Colbert about potentially endorsing Joe Biden Here’s what Bernie Sanders told Stephen Colbert about potentially endorsing Joe Biden
- April 10, 2020

Now that Sanders has cleared the way for Joe Biden to get the nomination, the former has seven months to win over Bernie's supporters. Senator Sanders described his decision as "difficult and painful". That matchup for the foreseeable future will revolve around Mr Trump's handling of the public health crisis that has upended all aspects of American life and rocked the country's economy. (more...)
Clark County inches toward 200 COVID-19 cases Clark County inches toward 200 COVID-19 cases
- April 10, 2020

There are 131 cases of COVID-19 in the county, as of Thursday, April 9, up from 126 , according to the Jackson County Health Department. Because tomorrow is Good Friday, Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and County Health commissioner Christine Schuyler will hold their weekly COVID-19 press conference this afternoon at 3 p.m. (more...)
British premier moved out of ICU as condition improves British premier moved out of ICU as condition improves
- April 10, 2020

Commenting on the health of the Conservative leader, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputizing for the PM, said: "He did not require mechanical or invasive ventilation and did not have pneumonia". The country's overall death toll is close to 8,000. On Thursday, the United Kingdom reported 881 new deaths, down from the 938 recorded the day before. (more...)
AMTI becomes part of global research for Covid-19 treatment AMTI becomes part of global research for Covid-19 treatment
- April 10, 2020

That effort is a part of a global National Institutes of Health study to see if it can fight the coronavirus. A small find out about of 36 sufferers through researchers in France prompt the drug may just transparent the an infection in a couple of days, however the trial used to be now not randomized-which means the sufferers receiving the remedy have been intentionally decided on. (more...)
Virus modelling estimates 11,000 to 22,000 Canadian deaths if physical distancing continues Virus modelling estimates 11,000 to 22,000 Canadian deaths if physical distancing continues
- April 10, 2020

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Officer said the country is to expect a total of 22,580 to 31,580 cases by April 16, that's next week. "Put that image in your head of what could happen.it is a matter of life and death". So far, Canada has had 18,447 confirmed cases with 401 deaths - or a 2.2% fatality rate among confirmed cases. The report anticipates by the end of next week, there will be more than 27,000 confirmed cases across the country. (more...)
Texas woman, 18, arrested after threatening to spread coronavirus, police say Texas woman, 18, arrested after threatening to spread coronavirus, police say
- April 10, 2020

Maradiaga has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, authorities confirmed Tuesday. Her bond was set at $20,000 and she is now being held at Denton County Jail. In the video, Maradiaga can be seen at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, where a nurse tells her to go home and wait for her results. Another video shows Maradiaga filming herself inside a store. (more...)
CDC: Critical Workforce Exposed to Coronavirus May Return to Work CDC: Critical Workforce Exposed to Coronavirus May Return to Work
- April 10, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) on April 8 issued updated guidelines for essential workers, outlining how they can return to work faster even if they might have been exposed to the CCP virus . They sat near Patient D3.1, a health care professional, and engaged in "direct conversations, sitting within one row for 90 minutes, and passing the offering plate", according to the report . (more...)
Another 6.6 Million File For Unemployment Benefits Amid Virus Crisis Another 6.6 Million File For Unemployment Benefits Amid Virus Crisis
- April 10, 2020

The Department of Labor said the advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 5.1% for the week ending March 28, an increase of 3.0 percentage points from the previous week's unrevised rate. "Once all that happens and we're comfortable, we're going to launch". Overall, only six states would be able to pay out benefits for a year or more based on current unemployment insurance (UI) benefit claims levels. (more...)

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