Medicine


Cedar Meats Abattoir COVID-19 outbreak
- May 07, 2020

The Grant Lodge case is not believed to be connected to the Cedar Meats outbreak. Victorian families are expected to save $66 million as part of new coronavirus bailout measures announced by the state government today. We worked closely with DHHS and by the end of the day Friday, 1 May, all staff had been sent for testing. Mr Kairouz said yesterday the business' focus has been "100 percent inward - on closing down the processing side of our business, taking care of staff and animal welfare". (more...)
Coronavirus Started Spreading In Late 2019, New Study Suggests Coronavirus Started Spreading In Late 2019, New Study Suggests
- May 07, 2020

Usually, the typo isn't important enough to change the function of the virus, but that change stays in the code as the virus moves through the population. Using a database called the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID), researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States tracked genetic changes, or mutations, in the "spike" of the new coronavirus - the part that gives it its distinctive shape. (more...)
Governor Abbott announces reopening of salons and gyms Governor Abbott announces reopening of salons and gyms
- May 07, 2020

On May 18, the state will allow gyms and exercise clubs to reopen at 25% capacity. Those include reducing seating capacity to 25% and requiring people to practice social distancing where possible, such as staying 6 feet (2 m) apart. As things reopen, even Abbott expects that cases will increase. Similar to the malls and restaurants, salons are allowed to open but not required. Here's the full story , including the Governor's press conference. (more...)
Gilead in Talks to Ramp Up Global Supply of Remdesivir Production Gilead in Talks to Ramp Up Global Supply of Remdesivir Production
- May 07, 2020

A clinical trial of the drug remdesivir in the United States showed that patients recovered about 30 per cent faster than those on a placebo, in the first proof of successful treatment against the new disease. On the distribution side, Gilead is in "advanced discussions" with UNICEF to use the humanitarian organization's expertise in providing medicines to low- and middle-income countries during crises. (more...)
Spike D614G: Mutant COVID-19 strain more contagious than the original emerges Spike D614G: Mutant COVID-19 strain more contagious than the original emerges
- May 07, 2020

Investigators don't know why the new strain is more potent than its predecessors, but the fact that it is means it is more infectious. "We are looking to identify the mutation", Alan Wu, a University of California, San Francisco professor, told the Times, noting that the San Francisco General Hospital where he works only has a few hundred cases of the respiratory illness, which is "quite a different story than we are hearing from NY". (more...)
Illinois Officials Announce Deaths Related to COVID-19 Near 3,000 Illinois Officials Announce Deaths Related to COVID-19 Near 3,000
- May 07, 2020

That brings the total number of state deaths to 2,838. "Until we have a vaccine or an effective treatment or enough widespread immunity that new cases fail to materialize, the option of returning to normalcy doesn't exist", he said. To varying degrees, every region is experiencing flattening as of early May. Region hospitals must also demonstrate stable rates of admissions for 28 days with at least 14 percent of ICU beds available for patient treatment. (more...)
Italian researchers claim world's first coronavirus vaccine Italian researchers claim world's first coronavirus vaccine
- May 07, 2020

Johnson & Johnson : partnering with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to develop a vaccine using Janssen's AdVac® and PER.C6® technology, which provide the ability to rapidly upscale production of an optimal vaccine candidate. (more...)
NJ COVID-19 Public Health & State of Emergency Extended 30 Days NJ COVID-19 Public Health & State of Emergency Extended 30 Days
- May 07, 2020

And I would just say this: we are working morning, noon and night. "But you look at the progress we're making, that's because people are staying home", the governor added. "Let's keep at it, because our vigilance is working, it's paying off, and it needs to keep paying off". Because many facts about the virus remain unknown, he can't predict when exactly New Jersey can reopen. (more...)
Recently recovered COVID-19 patients produce differing virus-specific antibodies Recently recovered COVID-19 patients produce differing virus-specific antibodies
- May 07, 2020

As reported in Nature Communications , we are talking about synthesized German and Dutch researchers from Utrecht University experimental antibody, neutralizing not only SARS-CoV-2, which is the causative agent of COVID-19, but other virus SARS-CoV. (more...)
Apple and Google's COVID-19 tracing API to bar location access Apple and Google's COVID-19 tracing API to bar location access
- May 07, 2020

Additionally, Google and Apple announced that they will allow only one app per country to be developed with their contact-tracing system, in attempts to limit fragmentation and offer the possibility for wider adoption by the population. (more...)
Children's illness may be linked to Covid-19 Children's illness may be linked to Covid-19
- May 07, 2020

Kawasaki disease symptoms include conjunctivitis, a fever for at least five days, a very specific rash and a strawberry tongue, according to Owensby. As their paper went to press, the researchers said they had treated more than 20 children with similar signs. A common clinical feature was inflammation of the heart and blood vessels, which caused one child to have a "giant coronary aneurysm" after being discharged. (more...)
New Banksy work appears at hospital - as note is left by artist New Banksy work appears at hospital - as note is left by artist
- May 07, 2020

In the monochromatic painting, a young boy has discarded his Batman and Spider-Man action figures, and replaced them with one dressed as a nurse. In the Main British hospital Southampton there is a new work by renowned street artist Banksy . (more...)
To Your Health: Mental Health During COVID-19 To Your Health: Mental Health During COVID-19
- May 07, 2020

As the country continues to struggle with the impact of COVID-19, concerns are growing about the so-called echo pandemic of mental health issues. Other initiatives that are available include BounceBack - a free program for people experiencing low mood, depression, and anxiety as well as the Foundry Virtual Clinic for youth aged 12 to 24 and their families with low and no-cost community counseling available in many languages. (more...)
B.C. confirms 53 new cases of COVID-19 since Saturday B.C. confirms 53 new cases of COVID-19 since Saturday
- May 07, 2020

Bonnie Henry. Of the 74 patients hospitalized, 19 are in critical care, which is down by two since Tuesday. Province-wide, 1,472 people have fully recovered from the disease. "We'll be looking at what types of activities we can have in the summer, what kind of sports we can play", Henry said. He said this had not resulted in savings, due to other costs. (more...)
Israel claims 'significant breakthrough' in search for Covid-19 treatment
- May 07, 2020

In a few days, talks will be started with worldwide pharmaceutical companies for production at its commercial level. Science Direct, in its May issue, claimed that other research labs are reported to have also been developing possible coronavirus treatments from antibodies. (more...)
Outbreak declared at Meadow Lake hosptial Outbreak declared at Meadow Lake hosptial
- May 07, 2020

Premier Scott Moe defended the province's rate of testing for COVID-19 on Wednesday, saying it is being conducted when it needs to be, despite falling short of a previously announced daily goal. Most new cases are tied to community transmission. In Meadow Lake, there's one confirmed COVID-19 case involving a staff member at the hospital. To date, there also have been 182 cases among people aged 20 to 39, 159 in the 40-to-59 age range, 90 in the 60-to-79 range, and 15 who are aged 80 and ... (more...)
Adele’s birthday photo shows off major body transformation and huge weight loss
- May 07, 2020

I hope you're all staying safe and sane during this insane time, ' captioned the superstar. Rita Wilson , who went into self-quarantine with her husband Tom Hanks while the pair were in Australia in March, commented on the post, writing: "Happy Birthday , Adele ". (more...)
Students accused of sexual misconduct get stronger protections under new federal rules Students accused of sexual misconduct get stronger protections under new federal rules
- May 07, 2020

In one case a year ago, a state appellate court ruled that "fundamental fairness" required that accused students have a right to a hearing and to cross-examine their accusers. Colleges now will be required to dismiss complaints that fall short of the updated definition, although any allegation of rape or sexual assault will be deemed to have met the definition. (more...)
Niger receives ‘anti-coronavirus herbal tea’ from Madagascar Niger receives ‘anti-coronavirus herbal tea’ from Madagascar
- May 06, 2020

Nonetheless, the promotion of the drink, which has been handed out to high school kids in Madagascar and at distribution factors in cities and cities, has induced alarm for researchers each within the nation and among the many worldwide scientific neighborhood, who say there isn't a proof to again up the declare it could actually deal with Covid-19. (more...)
Here Come COVID-19 Tracing Apps -- and Privacy Tradeoffs Here Come COVID-19 Tracing Apps -- and Privacy Tradeoffs
- May 06, 2020

Britain will start testing its own COVID-19 tracing app on the Isle of Wight from Tuesday, hoping that the technology in combination with more testing and tracking will help limit transmission of the coronavirus . "If successful, it could lead the way in the United Kingdom and help to lower the chance of a second wave of infections". The Australian government has said that around 40% of the population would need to download it for maximum effectiveness. (more...)

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