Medicine


COVID-19 Vaccine COVID-19 Vaccine "Largely Protected" Monkeys From Virus: Chinese Firm
- April 26, 2020

The vaccine has only started human trials , together with phase II anticipated to begin in mid-May. Visit the BGR home page for more stories . It is one of a series of vaccines being developed worldwide as countries try to stop an outbreak that has infected around 2.7 million people worldwide and killed more than 190,000 people. (more...)
New York City needs $7.4 billion in federal aid amid coronavirus: mayor New York City needs $7.4 billion in federal aid amid coronavirus: mayor
- April 26, 2020

Roosevelt's sweeping programs after the Great Depression. To keep up to date with coronavirus developments in NYC, sign up for Patch's news alerts and newsletter. There will be separate councils for education, small business, large businesses, public health, labor and the arts, among others. "You're there for them and you give them that answer, that support", says Mayor de Blasio. (more...)
UK's Whitty: Incredibly small chance of effective coronavirus vaccine in next year UK's Whitty: Incredibly small chance of effective coronavirus vaccine in next year
- April 26, 2020

The chances of that, he conceded, are "incredibly small". Professor Whitty told the nation: "In the long run, the exit from this is going to one be one of two things". Even when the lockdown is eventually eased, however, Prof Whitty's comments show there will be no quick return to normal day-to-day life. "It's going to take a long time". (more...)
Number of Covid-19 cases in Kildare passes 1000 mark Number of Covid-19 cases in Kildare passes 1000 mark
- April 26, 2020

The Health Minister says around 61 per cent of people who've had Covid-19 in the Republic have recovered. The Department tonight gave the overall number of "confirmed COVID-19 related deaths" in Ireland as 1,014, indicating that it is now including the probable deaths in its overall figure. (more...)
England's hospital COVID-19 death toll rises to 18,420 England's hospital COVID-19 death toll rises to 18,420
- April 26, 2020

The latest figures on Saturday showed that the United Kingdom had become the fifth country in the world to pass the grim milestone, but its actual toll could be much higher when deaths in the community are taken into account, particularly at care homes. (more...)
Almost all NY coronavirus patients suffered underlying health issue, study finds Almost all NY coronavirus patients suffered underlying health issue, study finds
- April 26, 2020

Those patients were unwilling to call 911 because they heard that hospitals were full of coronavirus cases, doctors said. Doctors at the Mount Sinai Health System in NY believe there is evidence which suggests COVID-19 can cause patients in the above mentioned age range to experience sudden strokes. (more...)
The most unusual coronavirus symptom is also the most unsafe The most unusual coronavirus symptom is also the most unsafe
- April 26, 2020

The JAMA analysis examined 5,700 COVID-19 patients within the Northwell hospitals in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. Others may encounter unusual symptoms such as the loss of flavor and smell eyes, or skin issues that have no explanations. (more...)
Australia launches app to trace coronavirus contacts
- April 26, 2020

The COVIDSafe app aims to identify people who may have come into contact with someone who has coronavirus so the user can give the information to health authorities. "The Government will work with Google and Apple to investigate whether the new functionality announced by Google and Apple partnership is beneficial for the app performance", Mr Robert's spokesperson said. (more...)
Is coronavirus sexually transmitted? Medical expert answers Is coronavirus sexually transmitted? Medical expert answers
- April 26, 2020

While they couldn't rule out the possibility of COVID-19 being sexually transmitted , scientists believe the chances are remote. In the case study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine , the researchers, led by Dr Francesca Colavita, wrote: "SARS-CoV-2 RNA was detected in ocular swabs days after it was undetectable in nasal swabs". (more...)
QLD To Cut Lockdown Rules After New COVID Cases Plummet QLD To Cut Lockdown Rules After New COVID Cases Plummet
- April 26, 2020

According to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's post, "social distancing still applies, but we're giving the green light for some recreational activities and extending the distance you can travel from home" up to 50kms, so no, this doesn't mean that it's road tripping time. (more...)
COVID-19 vaccine efforts are disjointed, says leading medical journal editor COVID-19 vaccine efforts are disjointed, says leading medical journal editor
- April 26, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron , a key driver of the initiative, said he hoped the fight against COVID-19 will help reconcile China and the United States because "no division takes place" when it's about "winning the battle". "We look forward to learning more about this initiative in support of global cooperation to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 as soon as possible". "Our shared commitment is to ensure all people have access to all the tools to defeat COVID-19". (more...)
Green card hope darkens for many Indians in the US Green card hope darkens for many Indians in the US
- April 26, 2020

The order doesn't apply to the spouses of minor children of USA citizens, nor does it affect health care professionals and members of the Armed Forces. Indonesia, like many other countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak, now urgently needs a ventilator to treat Covid-19 patients in a critical stage. (more...)
Beyonce’s BeyGOOD Foundation Is Donating $6M to COVID-19 Relief Efforts Beyonce’s BeyGOOD Foundation Is Donating $6M to COVID-19 Relief Efforts
- April 26, 2020

They BeyGood initiative said; "Communities of colour are suffering by epic proportions due to the pandemic ". Beyoncé is focusing her coronavirus relief efforts on organizations that are helping communities of color that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic . (more...)
Coronavirus death toll in United Kingdom tops 20,000 Coronavirus death toll in United Kingdom tops 20,000
- April 26, 2020

But there was better news in the region's hospitals, where the number of patients receiving treatment for suspected or confirmed Covid-19 fell once again, down three to 52. There were 2,622 more recoveries compared to Friday, bringing the nationwide total to 63,120. Still, some businesses are planning to reopen after implementing social distancing measures. (more...)
Lawmakers, Many in Masks, Debate Mammoth New Aid Package Lawmakers, Many in Masks, Debate Mammoth New Aid Package
- April 26, 2020

The stimulus package doubles the funding for small businesses and hospitals, which were assigned $350 billion and $100 billion, respectively, in the previous stimulus. McConnell raised eyebrows earlier this week after he dug in and said Congress should not be forced to bail out local and state governments, and suggested that states in financial trouble, like NY, should go bankrupt instead. (more...)
NY firefighter’s 5-month-old daughter dies of coronavirus
- April 26, 2020

A NY firefighter's infant daughter has died from coronavirus , her family says, making her one of the youngest known victims of the virus. "She went out looking like a princess", Jerel La Santa, 30, told the newspaper while fighting back tears Thursday. (more...)
Human coronavirus vaccine trials underway in Britain Human coronavirus vaccine trials underway in Britain
- April 26, 2020

According to the details, they were vaccinated of half the COVID-19 vaccine and half a regulator vaccine which does not affect Coronavirus but it defends the volunteer from swelling and other harmful reactions. Trial participants will be given an e-diary to record any symptoms experienced for seven days after receiving the vaccine. The team in Oxford had already developed a vaccine against Mers, another type of coronavirus, using the same method - which has involved a vaccine made using a ... (more...)
Doctors Warn COVID-19 Can Cause Strokes in People Under 50 Doctors Warn COVID-19 Can Cause Strokes in People Under 50
- April 26, 2020

But not all patients exhibit these symptoms. Final outcomes were known for 2,634 patients. A four-month-old baby who had been diagnosed with heart problems at birth died of Covid-19 at a hospital in Kerala's Kozhikode district on Friday, PTI reported . (more...)
Coronavirus: Trump corrected after lashing out over ‘misquoted’ virus comments Coronavirus: Trump corrected after lashing out over ‘misquoted’ virus comments
- April 26, 2020

At President Donald Trump's coronavirus news conference on Wednesday, he ostracized the Washington Post and other media outlets for "misquoting" CDC head Dr. COVID-19, which Fauci in March told Congress is 10 times as lethal as the flu, has killed nearly 50,000 people in less than eight weeks. "Next fall and winter, we are going to have two viruses circulating, and we're going to have to distinguish between which is flu and which is the coronavirus", he added. (more...)
Coronavirus may cause sudden stroke in younger patients, doctors warn
- April 25, 2020

According to the doctors, the patients may have been reluctant to contact 911 because of news about hospitals getting overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Also, if it happens in the large vessel, it means that the blood clot is big. He explained that when blood flow is stopped, the brain cells die. Dr. (more...)

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