Medicine


Illinois Judge Rules Against State's Stay-at-Home Order Illinois Judge Rules Against State's Stay-at-Home Order
- April 29, 2020

A state lawmaker in IL won a restraining order on Monday against Governor J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order in a case that could lead to more legal challenges against decrees by the first-term governor meant to stem the spread of COVID-19. (more...)
12,000 personnel could be axed at British Airways 12,000 personnel could be axed at British Airways
- April 29, 2020

In a brief update ahead of a larger first quarter statement in May, the British Airways owner said revenue in the period to March 31 fell 13% to EUR4.6 billion from EUR5.3 billion a year ago. Alex Cruz, Chairman and CEO at British Airways, wrote his letter to BA staff a few hours before IAG released details of the losses. Governments in Europe and the United States are providing payroll support to airlines while the industry battles its biggest ever crisis. (more...)
Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine works on monkeys, may hit market by September
- April 29, 2020

In the last week of March, six Rhesus macaque monkeys after heavy exposure to coronavirus, were injected with a single dose of Oxford University's vaccine. The virus has been genetically modified to ensure that it can not grow in humans. The Oxford team's vaccine was developed by altering the genetic code of the virus, unlike the "classic" method of using a weakened version of the pathogen to trigger an immune response. (more...)
Warning over 'rare but dangerous' coronavirus reaction in children Warning over 'rare but dangerous' coronavirus reaction in children
- April 29, 2020

The group said there was "growing concern" that either a COVID-19 related syndrome was emerging in children or that a different, unidentified disease might be responsible. Irish paediatricians have been told to look out for a rare but risky reaction in children that may be linked to coronavirus infection. Gorelik said the pattern in some ways follows what is happening with some adult COVID-19 patients, who get very sick, begin to recover, and then have a secondary immune response. (more...)
No dates given for Ontario's framework to gradually reopen the economy No dates given for Ontario's framework to gradually reopen the economy
- April 29, 2020

Reopening the provincial economy will be a gradual and staged approach relying on closely monitoring the impacts and any possible resurgence of COVID-19. There are now 40 residents confirmed with coronavirus and 38 staff, up by two since Monday. Ontario joined Quebec in laying out a framework for reopening. (more...)
Coronavirus: Wales care home and hospital deaths pass 1,000 Coronavirus: Wales care home and hospital deaths pass 1,000
- April 29, 2020

Now a Scottish care home tells us five of its residents may not have been included in the official coronavirus death toll. The weekly figures also showed there were 22,351 deaths which involved coronavirus up to April 17 (registered up to April 25) anywhere in England & Wales compared to the figure of 14,451 in hospitals at the same stage. (more...)
Italy, UK explore possible Covid-19 link to child inflammatory disease
- April 28, 2020

NHS officials have alerted doctors to the existence of the syndrome. Hancock said, "I think that it is very important that we're constantly learning about how to do these things better and I think listening to the voices on the front line is a very, very important part of how we improve". (more...)
Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron joins lawsuit against Gov. Beshear Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron joins lawsuit against Gov. Beshear
- April 28, 2020

Beshear reported three new deaths and 202 new cases in Kentucky as of Sunday, bringing the state's total to 4,074 out of almost 48,500 tested. Of those that have been tested, there were 4,146 cases across the Commonwealth, including 87 new cases. (more...)
India Dismisses Plasma Therapy as Treatment for COVID-19
- April 28, 2020

Even the US FDA has approved the use of plasma therapy only for experimental purposes and not for treatment. "Plasma therapy is an experimental therapy that can be used for research and trial only". "ICMR is conducting a nation-wide research to study the efficacy of Plasma therapy", he added. Many hospitals treating COVID-19 have already started storing plasma from cured patients. (more...)
Texas and Other States Starting to Reopen as Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders Expire Texas and Other States Starting to Reopen as Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders Expire
- April 28, 2020

Under the new orders, Abbott said that no local jurisdiction could impose a penalty for people not wearing face masks. The Governor also said that sole proprietors can safely return to work and all licensed healthcare professionals can resume providing healthcare. (more...)
Alberta reports 216 more COVID-19 cases, one more death
- April 28, 2020

With almost summer-like temperatures in the province, Hinshaw said public health orders would apply to all summer festivals, prompting a wave of what she called anger and disappointment. However, with a significant jump in cases in the City of Brooks, the South Health zone numbers have risen above the Edmonton Health Zone, with only the Calgary Health zone numbers surpassing the South region. (more...)
Province unveils framework for how to reopen economy, not when
- April 28, 2020

At the press conference, Ford said it's too early to say when large gatherings, such as sporting events, will be permitted to resume in Ontario this summer. The latest figures are being reported to the Ontario Ministry of Health which recorded 424 news cases Monday with a total of 14,856 COVID-19 cases and 892 deaths. (more...)
Coronavirus: Social distancing guidelines applies to pets, CDC says Coronavirus: Social distancing guidelines applies to pets, CDC says
- April 28, 2020

Four more tigers and three lions at the zoo have tested positive, officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are aware of a very small number of pets, including dogs and cats, to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 after coming into close contact with infected humans. (more...)
Oxford University hoping to get the Covid-19 vaccine ready by September
- April 28, 2020

With this, the scientists believe that vaccine doses could be ready by September after getting emergency approval from the regulators, as per the article. As global struggle to find cure to the contagiously vile COVID-19 infection continues to hang in the timelines ranging from a year to two, there is a good news at the vaccine development front, with a timeline just five months away from now. (more...)
Thunderbirds, Blue Angels to fly over NYC to honor essential workers
- April 28, 2020

The flyers will start at 12 noon in NY and Newark, lasting about 35 minutes, and then continue to Trenton, NJ and then to Philadelphia, PA. Brian Kesselring said in the press release , "We are incredibly honored to have the opportunity to salute those working on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, we are in awe of your strength and resilience". (more...)
Province announces additional $500k in funding for the Family Caregivers of BC Province announces additional $500k in funding for the Family Caregivers of BC
- April 28, 2020

Seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie said Sunday the additional funding would go to Family Caregivers of B.C., a non-profit organization supporting caregivers across the province. Because visits to care homes have been severely restricted due to the risk of spreading COVID-19 to vulnerable seniors, many people are also dying alone if they contract the illness. (more...)
These are the 6 new possible symptoms of COVID-19 These are the 6 new possible symptoms of COVID-19
- April 28, 2020

The symptoms that were already mentioned on both the CDC and World Health Organization websites were fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing. The loss of sense of smell and taste has been a suspected symptoms since March, because of anecdotal evidence. Let's know about them one by one so that we don't become the prey to this virus from an unknowing carrier. (more...)
Geddy Lee, Justin Bieber, More Perform "Lean On Me" Bill Withers Tribute
- April 28, 2020

Despite trying times, he looks forward to a brighter day. The 90-minute special aired on CTV, CBC, Global Citytv and other TV, radio and streaming platforms on Sunday. ArtistsCan consists of Avril Lavigne , Bad Child, Brian Adams , Buffy Sainte-Marie, Command Sisters , Dan Kanter, Desiire , Donovan Woods , Fefe Dobson , Geddy Lee , Jann Arden , Johnny Orlando, Josh Ramsay, Jules Halpern, Justin Bieber , Marie-Mai, Michael Buble, Olivia Lunny, Ryland James, Sarah McLachlan , Scott ... (more...)
France Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons have been canceled France Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons have been canceled
- April 28, 2020

It's unclear what approach Ligue 1 officials will take towards ending their season. "The big sporting affairs can not occur before September", he said in a national assembly on Tuesday. Games were believed to be targeting a mid-June return, but this now seems unlikely. Toulouse sit at the bottom of the pile on 13 points, while Amiens are on 23 and 18th-placed Nimes are four points clear of them. (more...)
Official figures reveal coronavirus care home deaths in Cumbria Official figures reveal coronavirus care home deaths in Cumbria
- April 28, 2020

Data obtained from the county council, which recorded deaths from March 20 to April 17, found that 67 per cent of the county's total coronavirus deaths were in care homes at this time. No further deaths were recorded at at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. ONS looks at registered deaths, which includes death certificates which include a mention of Covid-19 while CQC looks at death notifications - care homes telling the regulator in England they've had a death with Covid-19. (more...)

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