Medicine


Oneida County's 7th, Lincoln County Finds First COVID-19 Case Oneida County's 7th, Lincoln County Finds First COVID-19 Case
- May 06, 2020

The county has only reported one COVID-19-related fatality - a woman in her 80s who had been living in Buda with a relative. Oswego is the location reporting the largest percentage of cases within the county at 28%. The total hospitalizations count is at ten including nine residents and one non-resident. While Bay County's testing is increasing, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 5%. (more...)
Coronavirus-linked syndrome sending kids to intensive care. Here’s what we know Coronavirus-linked syndrome sending kids to intensive care. Here’s what we know
- May 06, 2020

Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. State health officials also reportedly investigating the unexplained syndrome. Demetre Daskalakis, deputy city health commissioner for disease control, said in the memo to health care providers. All the kids are between the ages of 2 and 15, and were admitted to the hospital between April 17th and May 1st. (more...)
Kushner challenges MI governor's claim about state's coronavirus testing capability Kushner challenges MI governor's claim about state's coronavirus testing capability
- May 06, 2020

That's why, the governor said, the curve in the spread of the coronavirus in MI has continued to flatten. Here's what Governor Gretchen Whitmer had to say to coronavirus anti-lockdown protesters involved in this week's MI protests. Whitmer's extension of the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order banning non-essential travel and all group gatherings outside a private residence remains in effect until May 15. (more...)
Ontario stepping up lab testing Ontario stepping up lab testing
- May 06, 2020

Ford added he doesn't have an exact timeline for when the province will be able to return to a "new" kind of normal, but if things stay consistent and if they aren't any spikes in the daily count of new cases and fatalities over the next couple of weeks, we can start to "loosen things up a bit". (more...)
British coronavirus adviser resigns after own quarantine breach British coronavirus adviser resigns after own quarantine breach
- May 06, 2020

He explained he acted in the belief he was immune to coronavirus , after having tested positive and self-isolated for nearly two weeks from the moment he started displaying symptoms. Ferguson's research with Imperial College London colleagues warned that 250,000 people could die in the United Kingdom without drastic action shortly before the prime minister imposed the restrictions. (more...)
Updated UK virus toll becomes world's second highest Updated UK virus toll becomes world's second highest
- May 06, 2020

The epicenter of the outbreak in Italy remains the northern Lombardy region, where fatalities keep rising, reaching 14,389, nearly half of the country's total deaths. "The UK records direct and indirect causes of death plus also other contributing factors". "There may be variation in how doctors record the impact of Covid-19 in any individual death on to those certificates, and this practice can vary from country to country - for example, are suspected Covid-19 cases included in the death ... (more...)
Scientists discover microbe that could stop malaria transmission Scientists discover microbe that could stop malaria transmission
- May 06, 2020

And lab experiments, published in Nature Communications , confirmed the microbe gave the mosquitoes protection. "The next phase of the research will investigate Microsporidia MB dynamics in large mosquito populations in screen house "semi-field" facilities", says International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology microbiologist, Jeremy Herren . (more...)
Japan Officially Extends Nationwide State of Emergency to May 31 Japan Officially Extends Nationwide State of Emergency to May 31
- May 06, 2020

Some prefectures with a high infection rate, including Tokyo and Osaka , will keep working to reduce social contact by 80% to stem the spread of the virus. The country has so far avoided a widespread outbreak of the virus, but still has around 15,000 confirmed cases and just under 500 deaths that have been linked to Covid-19. (more...)
Israeli Biological Institute Develops Coronavirus Antibody, Defence Minister Says Israeli Biological Institute Develops Coronavirus Antibody, Defence Minister Says
- May 06, 2020

The development phase of what may be a future vaccine is finished, according to The Times of Israel , as researchers plan to patent and mass produce the discovery. However, the statement has not given much information on when or if human trials were conducted for this particular antibody. But thus far there's no method to predict which - if any - vaccine will work safely, and even to call a front-runner. (more...)
White House is looking to wind DOWN coronavirus taskforce White House is looking to wind DOWN coronavirus taskforce
- May 06, 2020

A model by Donald Trump's administration projects a rise in the number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities in the coming weeks to hit up to 3,000 daily deaths in the U.S.by June 1, according to an internal document obtained by The New York Times . (more...)
Britain now has highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe Britain now has highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe
- May 06, 2020

With fatalities from Northern Ireland and Scotland included, it means the UK's official toll is now higher than Italy's . This figure is higher than the death toll of 29,029 in Italy, which has been until now, Europe's worst-hit country. (more...)
Trudeau pledges 'initial' $252 million in COVID-19 aid to agriculture Trudeau pledges 'initial' $252 million in COVID-19 aid to agriculture
- May 06, 2020

Canada's largest meat-processing plant, a 2,000-worker Cargill facility south of Calgary, was the largest single-site outbreak of COVID-19 in Canada. $50 million is going to a surplus food purchase program, since items like milk, butter and potatoes are being thrown out. (more...)
Scientists discover antibody to block coronavirus spread in human body
- May 05, 2020

This immunisation-like process caused the cells to produce neutralising antibodies, which the researchers purified and tested against the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), and the one that causes SARS (SARS-CoV). Co-senior study author Fang Chen of Chui Yang Liu Hospital affiliated to Tsinghua University said, "Our results suggest that S-RBD is a promising target for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines". (more...)
Gold's Gym files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid coronavirus crisis Gold's Gym files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid coronavirus crisis
- May 05, 2020

Gold's Gym was founded in Venice, California, by former bodybuilder Joe Gold and "has been the world's trusted fitness authority for more than 50 years", according to its website . one of the world's largest gym operators is filing for bankruptcy as the pandemic wreaks havoc on the fitness biz. Gold's Gym isn't the only business suffering during the COVID-19 crisis. (more...)
French doctors: First virus case may have been in December French doctors: First virus case may have been in December
- May 05, 2020

That was about a month before the first cases were officially confirmed in Europe. "Then we learned, by chance, that she [the patient's wife] works in sushi sales alongside people of Chinese origin", Dr Cohen speculated. French health authorities are reportedly carrying out a tracing investigation to see whether he was the first person to bring the the novel virus into the country. (more...)
Britain says has met 100,000 daily Covid-19 test target
- May 05, 2020

Norfolk now has had a total of 1,524 confirmed cases so far, a rise of 43 cases in the 24-hour period and Suffolk had an extra 19 cases, taking its total to 1,027. "It's still too early to say and I'm really sorry to have to give that answer, but it is", he replied. Shadow health minister Justin Madders said: "We want the government's test, isolate and trace strategy to succeed and welcomed expanding who was eligible to get a test, but counting a test put in the post is not the same as a ... (more...)
United Kingdom surpasses Italy death toll but experts warn comparing countries is hard United Kingdom surpasses Italy death toll but experts warn comparing countries is hard
- May 05, 2020

Including deaths for Scotland and Northern Ireland, the official toll now stands at 32,313. The health ministry had previously announced only the deaths in hospitals of those who had tested positive for the virus. A man wears a mask to protect against the coronavirus as he looks out of the window of a bus in London, Monday, May 4, 2020, as the United Kingdom enters a seventh week of lockdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus. (more...)
15 kids hospitalized in NYC with rare disease possibly linked to coronavirus 15 kids hospitalized in NYC with rare disease possibly linked to coronavirus
- May 05, 2020

Some of the patients experienced persistent fever and features similar to Kawasaki disease or features of toxic shock syndrome, the alert said. SheKnows will continue to update this story as more develops . "We are aware of this newly described syndrome from a number of countries in Europe and potentially a small number of cases in North America", WHO's Dr. (more...)
Pfizer Begins Coronavirus Vaccine Trial In U.S.
- May 05, 2020

Dosing there began last month. The four different drugs each represent a "different combination of the mRNA format", the two companies noted in a press statement . The first participants have been dosed in the trial. Including the spikes in vaccines has the potential to make proteins required for viral survival (ability to infect) visible to the human immune system, say the study investigators. (more...)
UK overtakes Italy with Europe's highest official coronavirus death toll
- May 05, 2020

That's higher than the number of fatalities in Italy and Spain, the other European countries hit hardest by the virus, though deaths there are recorded on a confirmed case basis. Boris Johnson placed the United Kingdom in lockdown on March 23, after the number of people who died in British hospitals after testing positive for the virus stood at 335. (more...)

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