Medicine


Care home coronavirus deaths ‘could be double the number reported’
- April 23, 2020

The estimation is based on figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday which said the United Kingdom death toll could be 41% higher than originally reported due to deaths outside hospitals. Care providers have said hundreds of elderly people in care homes are dying from the coronavirus but not being included in the government's daily figures. (more...)
COVID-19 Has Now Mutated to Over 30 Strains, Says China COVID-19 Has Now Mutated to Over 30 Strains, Says China
- April 23, 2020

Laboratory tests also found that certain mutations resulted in deadlier strains of the coronavirus. The threat identified in Italy, Spain and NY, while the rest of the US people get less aggressive mainly Wuhan virus. Separately, Cambridge University scientists found that there are three distinct strains of the virus that account for most of the world's cases . One of the terms we frequently hear about coronavirus, strain is a name given to subgroups that have different antigenic properties ... (more...)
First at-home COVID-19 test gets green light First at-home COVID-19 test gets green light
- April 23, 2020

Testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus , in addition to contact tracing to help health workers zero in on the virus' spread, will be significantly more important in the coming days as the Trump administration and state and local leaders around the U.S. (more...)
Coronavirus: UK warned it could be lockdown for months Coronavirus: UK warned it could be lockdown for months
- April 23, 2020

Mr Whitty said: "We are still close to the line". With the United Kingdom believed to have reached the peak of the crisis, the government is trying to work out how measures can be eased to boost the economy and improve lives under strain by the lockdown. (more...)
Two Pet Cats Test Positive for COVID-19 in NY Two Pet Cats Test Positive for COVID-19 in NY
- April 23, 2020

The cats live in two separate areas of NY. The 4-year-old Malayan tiger, named Nadia, was tested after starting to showing signs of illness on March 27, 11 days after the zoo closed to the public because of the virus. Authorities have said there's no indication that the animals are transmitting the virus to humans. Someone inside the house, with mild or no symptoms, could have also transmitted the virus. (more...)
Chief medical officer to issue daily COVID-19 update Chief medical officer to issue daily COVID-19 update
- April 23, 2020

Since the start of the pandemic 39 Albertans living in care homes have died from COVID-19. More than 1,270 Albertans have recovered after being infected by the virus. "We are confident that these measures will make a difference not only to health-care aides but to the residents of these facilities who deserve quality and compassionate care". (more...)
Coronavirus death earlier than thought Coronavirus death earlier than thought
- April 23, 2020

Still, in a state of almost 40 million people, that is not enough for public health officials to know for sure the reach of the highly contagious virus that is still causing outbreaks across the state in nursing homes and homeless shelters. (more...)
United States study indicates ineffectiveness of antimalarial drug in COVID-19 patients United States study indicates ineffectiveness of antimalarial drug in COVID-19 patients
- April 22, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine was initially believed as a potential coronavirus cure. "We performed a retrospective analysis of data from patients hospitalized with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in all United States Veterans Health Administration medical centers until April 11, 2020", the researchers explained. (more...)
Andrew Cuomo: New York past coronavirus 'apex' Andrew Cuomo: New York past coronavirus 'apex'
- April 22, 2020

When asked about why Cuomo was traveling all the way to Washington from Albany, Trump said he didn't know why Cuomo was coming. NY state will continue to control its testing, and manage its state and local laboratories. "The president seemed very open and understanding of that and said the next piece of legislation that passes, he's going to be open to that". Trump touted the PPE and hospital equipment that the administration has sent to the New York City area, including 5 million masks ... (more...)
Coronavirus kills 828 in United Kingdom, total count reaches 17,337 Coronavirus kills 828 in United Kingdom, total count reaches 17,337
- April 22, 2020

In a bombshell statement issued today the Care Quality Commission said it expects a "significant increase" in the official number of care home deaths next week. There have been around 17,000 excess deaths across the United Kingdom since mid-March, but this number is over two weeks out of date due to the lag in reporting. (more...)
Facebook’s Interactive COVID-19 Map Shows You If Your Neighbors Report Symptoms Facebook’s Interactive COVID-19 Map Shows You If Your Neighbors Report Symptoms
- April 22, 2020

The data Facebook has extracted from its users has already helped make some estimates on how many people were suffering coronavirus-like symptoms in the United States, down to a county-by-county level. Researchers on Monday unveiled a coronavirus "heat map " powered by Facebook data. Facebook doesn't receive, collect or store individual survey responses, and CMU doesn't learn who took the survey. (more...)
Washington state reports 197 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths Washington state reports 197 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths
- April 22, 2020

Florida had 27,869 total cases as of Tuesday evening, eighth-most in the country despite having the third-highest state population behind California and Texas (which only has about 20,000 cases and 528 deaths statewide). In total, five inmates at the Parnall Correctional Facility have died of COVID-19. The department also reminds residents that if you are tested for COVID-19 that you are to remain in home isolation until you receive negative test results. (more...)
Starbucks Is Giving Free Coffee To First Responders And Healthcare Workers Starbucks Is Giving Free Coffee To First Responders And Healthcare Workers
- April 22, 2020

Starbucks also announced that The Starbucks Foundation will donate $500,000 to front line responders here in the US through the organizations Direct Relief and Operation Gratitude . Starbucks is saying thank you to those working exceptionally hard during this coronavirus pandemic . It is also offering childcare support, mental health and sick pay benefits, and catastrophe pay. (more...)
US govt experts warn against virus drug combo promoted by Trump US govt experts warn against virus drug combo promoted by Trump
- April 22, 2020

Although a few very small studies have suggested it might help patients recover, more and more studies have shown that the drug combination may do little or no good and may increase the rate of other complications. The New York Times reported there is insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of antiviral drugs that affect the immune system in patients with coronavirus who have mild, moderate, severe, or critical illness. (more...)
Americans are poisoning themselves trying to disinfect against COVID-19 Americans are poisoning themselves trying to disinfect against COVID-19
- April 22, 2020

While this observational data can not draw a causal link between the rise of poisoning cases in the country and the coronavirus pandemic, it seems very likely that COVID-19 news reports have motivated more Americans to heavily clean and disinfect their homes than they would normally have. (more...)
First Covid-19 deaths in United States occurred WEEKS EARLIER than previously thought First Covid-19 deaths in United States occurred WEEKS EARLIER than previously thought
- April 22, 2020

The medical examiner-coroner of Santa Clara county , received confirmation on Tuesday that tissue samples obtained during autopsies and sent to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tested positive for the virus, officials said. (more...)
Care home coronavirus deaths quadruple Care home coronavirus deaths quadruple
- April 22, 2020

Skylar is now the first child with COVID-19 to die in MI In addition, the latest statistics also revealed that MI has already reached 31,424 confirmed cases The slower elimination of coronavirus infection may explain why men fare worse than women Photo of Tai catches on Unsplash. (more...)
Highlights of the almost $500B Coronavirus Relief Bill Highlights of the almost $500B Coronavirus Relief Bill
- April 22, 2020

But Senate Majority Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that Republicans will be extremely reluctant to engage in more spending, particularly for the states. Trump also said he is planning to use the Defense Production Act again to help with the production of swabs needed to conduct coronavirus tests. Hospitals and health care workers will need more resources in the weeks and months ahead. (more...)
Breast implants deflect bullet, saving Canadian woman's life Breast implants deflect bullet, saving Canadian woman's life
- April 22, 2020

Doctors in Canada have reported a truly freakish case, which they believe is the first of its kind, in which a woman's breast implants saved her life by stopping a bullet headed straight for her heart. An X-ray showing the bullet in the lateral thoracic wall. "This trajectory change could only have been due to the bullet hitting the implant in our patient's case, as the bullet did not hit bone on the left side (as evidenced by lack of left-sided fracture and a bullet that retained enough ... (more...)
Coronavirus: Pfizer, BioNTech covid-19 vaccine cleared for human clinical trials Coronavirus: Pfizer, BioNTech covid-19 vaccine cleared for human clinical trials
- April 22, 2020

If these plasmids come into our body, the spike protein will be expressed in our cells making our body's immune system react to it. Phase one of human trials for the INO-4800 vaccine candidate start in June on 40 people, and this will then be expanded to at least 120 people in phase two. (more...)

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