Medicine


5 more long-term care home outbreaks in Ontario overnight 5 more long-term care home outbreaks in Ontario overnight
- April 25, 2020

Quebec has also increased to the wages of workers in direct contact with COVID-19 patients. Ford cautioned against that, saying all areas of the province are connected. The case rate (including lab-confirmed cases only) for Simcoe Muskoka region is 38.2 cases per 100,000 population. To date, 107 people have recovered. (more...)
UK Hospital Covid-19 deaths pass 20000 UK Hospital Covid-19 deaths pass 20000
- April 25, 2020

Britain's COVID-19 death toll passed 20,000 on Saturday in what the interior minister called "a tragic and bad milestone" as she urged people to stay at home. As of 10 April, the hospital toll underestimated deaths by about 40%. Reaching it would require a big leap from the 28,532 tests carried out on 23 April, the last day for which data is available. (more...)
Alberta health minister to announce measures to enhance rural health care Alberta health minister to announce measures to enhance rural health care
- April 25, 2020

This resulted in some rural doctors pulling back on hospital work in order to see patients at their clinics where overhead costs could still be billed for, with some doctors noting that their clinics are physically attached to hospitals. "We need a partnership between physicians and government". The doctors said the payment structure for hospitals did not justify them taking time away from their clinics. (more...)
Nearly all of these virus patients die Nearly all of these virus patients die
- April 25, 2020

Additionally, almost 42% of those treated were obese, and almost 34% suffered from diabetes, the study found. Professor Davidson, from the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell, added that a large percentage of hospitalised patients did not have a fever, despite the symptom being one of the leading global indicators of having COVID-19. (more...)
World Health Organization warns against idea of 'immunity passports' or 'risk-free certificates' World Health Organization warns against idea of 'immunity passports' or 'risk-free certificates'
- April 25, 2020

Some 7,000 people have so far recovered, while nearly 1,250 have died. Children under five accounted for 67 percent of all malaria deaths worldwide in 2018, says the World Health Organization (WHO ). She said immunisation campaigns may need to be postponed because of physical distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but encouraged countries to rapidly and safely scale up these activities once the Covid-19 transmission is contained. (more...)
Apple, Google tweak contact tracing specs as launch nears Apple, Google tweak contact tracing specs as launch nears
- April 25, 2020

Apple and Google's opt-in app is being developed as the NHS is working on its own, even more invasive tracking app. For example, it is still possible that apps using the API could ask users to share other information, such as Global Positioning System location data. (more...)
Trump signs executive order restricting immigration: Here's what's in it Trump signs executive order restricting immigration: Here's what's in it
- April 25, 2020

Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller told White House supporters in a private call this week that the president's new executive order curbing immigration will usher in the kind of broader long-term changes to American society he has advocated for years, even though the 60-day measures were publicly characterized as a "pause" during the coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
COVID-19 causes sudden strokes in young adults, doctors say COVID-19 causes sudden strokes in young adults, doctors say
- April 25, 2020

Harlan Krumholz, a cardiac specialist at the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center, told the Post . But not all patients exhibit these symptoms. He appealed to recovered Covid-19 patients to donate plasma and help save the lives of seriously ill people. (more...)
Third coronavirus death at Newmarch House aged care facility in western Sydney Third coronavirus death at Newmarch House aged care facility in western Sydney
- April 25, 2020

To find out more about the status of COVID-19 in Australia and how to protect yourself, head to the Australian Government Department of Health's website . "We have the capacity now do that so please come forward and get tested". "We don't want to see that dip that we've seen before", she said. Five new cases of coronavirus have been reported in NSW, taking the total to 2974, with at least 20 people in intensive care. (more...)
Trump says spoke 'sarcastically' about injecting disinfectants
- April 25, 2020

Trump had raised the possibility of exploring the disinfectant option as a treatment during a coronavirus press briefing on Thursday. As news coverage continued to focus on his alarming suggestion that disinfectant may be ingested into the human body as a coronavirus treatment, Trump made remarks and left the briefing room without taking any questions from reporters, as he has in nearly all previous press conferences. (more...)
Study suggests 14% of New Yorkers have had COVID-19
- April 25, 2020

Those numbers are way above the 263,460 declared cases across NY state, the epicentre of America's outbreak, where the virus has killed more than 15,500 people. Hospitalizations declined to 15,021 people. There are also concerns that false positive results on antibody tests could make people believe they're protected from the virus when they're actually still susceptible. (more...)
President Trump Clarifies Injecting Disinfectant — SARCASTIC QUESTION President Trump Clarifies Injecting Disinfectant — SARCASTIC QUESTION
- April 25, 2020

Mr Trump's comments have been heavily criticised by doctors and have generated a huge online response. "This is a reminder that under no circumstances should any disinfectant product be administered into the body through injection, ingestion or any other route". (more...)
Coronavirus Canada updates: British Columbia announces outbreak at second poultry plant Coronavirus Canada updates: British Columbia announces outbreak at second poultry plant
- April 25, 2020

On Wednesday, when asked by CTV News if there was any concern about the outbreak from United spreading to any other facilities, Fraser Health said there had been "no crossover" to other poultry plants in their region. "We are going to be living with COVID-19 in our communities for some time", Henry said Thursday. "We need to make sure that our workplaces are safe, even those essential workplaces". (more...)
Coronavirus: Model projects when states could safely reopen businesses Coronavirus: Model projects when states could safely reopen businesses
- April 25, 2020

The model assumes that the USA curve will mimic the curve in other countries, without accounting for all the variables such as differences in social distancing policy and different timing for implementing those policies. " It's not a model that most of us in the infectious disease epidemiology field think is well suited" to projecting COVID-19 deaths, said epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch of the Harvard T.H. (more...)
Half of Europe's Covid-19 deaths are elderly, says WHO Half of Europe's Covid-19 deaths are elderly, says WHO
- April 25, 2020

Kluge went on to call those who work direct care in nursing homes the "unsung heroes of the pandemic" and noted that they are stretched thin and underpaid. Because, he underlined, "even in very old people who are fragile and live with multiple chronic diseases, many have a good chance of recovering if they are well cared for". (more...)
US Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 50,000 US Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 50,000
- April 25, 2020

As of Wednesday afternoon, the coronavirus had infected over 830,780 and killed more than 45,600 in the United States alone, the Johns Hopkins University tracker revealed . "That didn't happen until February 28". At Tuesday's announcement, health officials had indicated none of the three early cases had a significant travel history. (more...)
Recovered Muslim COVID-19 patients ready to donate plasma Recovered Muslim COVID-19 patients ready to donate plasma
- April 25, 2020

The anti-bodies are the natural response of a person's immune system that helps the body fight against a disease. COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP) Definition: Convalescent plasma treatment is the transfusion of plasma from someone who has recovered from an infection to someone suffering from it, in the hopes that the passive transfer of antibodies will help the patient fight off infection. (more...)
Andy Cohen rants about regulations against blood donation against homosexuals Andy Cohen rants about regulations against blood donation against homosexuals
- April 25, 2020

After recovering from COVID-19, Cohen chose to look for ways to help other people battling the coronavirus . "The FDA says there is an urgent need for plasma from survivors", he added. Why can't we adapt when it comes to this rule? Cohen has since recovered from COVID-19, after announcing his diagnosis last month. We're quarantining. (more...)
319 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths reported in Alberta 319 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths reported in Alberta
- April 25, 2020

Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw says one of the new cases is a worker at Sofina Foods in Calgary and is the only case so far at the plant, so it is not considered an outbreak. Numerous new cases today are linked to an outbreak in Brooks and in households linked to the Cargill meat packing plant in High River. There have been 375 cases of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in continuing care facilities and 44 deaths. (more...)
World Health Organization warns: Malaria deaths could double in Africa World Health Organization warns: Malaria deaths could double in Africa
- April 25, 2020

We have a long way to go", Tedros said. Regarding US President Donald Trump's move to cut off WHO's funding from the United States , Pedros said, "I hope the freezing of the funding will be reconsidered and the US will once again support WHO's work and continue to save lives". (more...)

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