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Here's a list of what can reopen and when in Texas Here's a list of what can reopen and when in Texas
- May 19, 2020

Other youth camps that can reopen include 4-H and bible camps. The state will also allow professional sports to restart, although that's a decision that is more likely to be made by the sports leagues themselves rather than the governor. The rate, he said, has decreased dramatically and is now down to less than 5 percent. Texas was reporting almost 48,000 confirmed cases of the virus at the start of the day Monday. (more...)
SARS antibodies can block Covid-19 infection says study SARS antibodies can block Covid-19 infection says study
- May 19, 2020

Dr. Herbert Virgin is Executive Vice President of Research and Chief Scientific Officer at the San Francisco-based company Vir Biotechnology . But Vir Biotechnology has fast-tracked the antibody for development and testing with the hope of starting a clinical trial in people, the statement said. (more...)
United Kingdom reveals two new symptoms of COVID-19 United Kingdom reveals two new symptoms of COVID-19
- May 19, 2020

The four senior advisers have jointly signed a letter updating the coronavirus symptoms list adding the loss of sense of smell or taste to the list. This country is missing them all and not only underestimating cases but also putting people at risk and continuing the epidemic. "There's no point telling people to be alert if they don't know the symptoms". (more...)
We may never find a successful coronavirus vaccine: United Kingdom official We may never find a successful coronavirus vaccine: United Kingdom official
- May 19, 2020

We think this strongly supports the idea that Moderna's vaccine is capable of protecting individuals against the virus, although we have yet to see data showing whether this efficacy is also seen in older adults, and long-term safety data will continue to be collected (for one to two years in a phase 3 trial). (more...)
Trump says he's been taking hydroxychloraquine drug he touted for COVID-19 Trump says he's been taking hydroxychloraquine drug he touted for COVID-19
- May 19, 2020

The president told them that he was "just waiting to see your eyes light up when I said this", adding he had taken it for about a week and a half - "and I'm still here". "And all I can tell you is, so far I seem to be okay". But the USA government agency has cited reports that the drug can cause serious heart rhythm problems in Covid-19 patients, as it warned last month against use of the medication outside hospitals. (more...)
Ontario reports 340 new coronavirus cases, 23 new deaths related to virus Ontario reports 340 new coronavirus cases, 23 new deaths related to virus
- May 19, 2020

There are now outbreaks in 27 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 575 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus. Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting no new cases of COVID-19. The website says 135 patients are now using ventilators. There have been 9,685 tests conducted in the district to determine these findings of the 37,658 conducted across Northern Ontario. (more...)
Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to produce 100mln potential Covid-19 vaccines for Oxford University Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to produce 100mln potential Covid-19 vaccines for Oxford University
- May 18, 2020

The business secretary said the Government had so far invested £47 million in vaccine programmes at Oxford and also Imperial College London, and announced a further £84 million in new funding "to help accelerate their work". Writing in The Mail on Sunday, he said: "There remains a very long way to go, and I must be frank that a vaccine might not come to fruition". Researchers running animal trials reported last week that monkeys who received a single jab produced antibodies to the virus ... (more...)
COVID-19 case numbers, deaths rise in Minnesota
- May 18, 2020

Both numbers are down slightly from the day before. The daily update on coronavirus activity in Minnesota also shows the number of people hospitalized due to the new viral illness has been almost stable over the past 5 days but the number of COVID-19 patients now requiring ICU treatment hit a new high of 225 on Friday. (more...)
China announces $2 billion in coronavirus help at World Health Organization assembly China announces $2 billion in coronavirus help at World Health Organization assembly
- May 18, 2020

Xi also pledged $US2 billion ($A3.1 billion) over two years to help with the COVID-19 response and said any vaccines developed against the disease by China would be made public. In an address that contained repeated references to China's support for multilateral institutions and developing countries, particularly Africa, Xi appeared to be differentiating himself from Trump at a time when the two countries are locked in a duel over economic primacy and global influence. (more...)
United Kingdom adds loss of taste and smell to coronavirus symptoms United Kingdom adds loss of taste and smell to coronavirus symptoms
- May 18, 2020

If you or someone you live with has any of these symptoms - a new, continuous cough, fever or loss of smell or taste (also called anosmia) - the advice is stay at home for seven days to stop the risk of giving coronavirus to others. ear, nose and throat surgeons, said in a statement on its website that anosmia could be another symptom of infection with the virus. Prof Van-Tam said on April 3 that the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag) had looked at the ... (more...)
Talking Creates Lingering Droplets in Air That Might Spread Coronavirus Talking Creates Lingering Droplets in Air That Might Spread Coronavirus
- May 18, 2020

While speaking, oral droplets are generated. The research points at the risk of transmission in enclosed spaces as the experiment was conducted in a confined environment. The phrase was chosen because the "th" sound in the word "healthy" was found to be "an efficient generator of oral fluid speech droplets". "Droplets can harbor a variety of respiratory pathogens, including measles and influenza virus, as well as mycobacterium tuberculosis". (more...)
62 nations back Australia’s COVID-19 probe 62 nations back Australia’s COVID-19 probe
- May 18, 2020

Nearly 314,000 people have succumbed to the disease and 1.8 million have recovered. The dominant theory is that the virus originated at a wildlife market in the city, jumping from bats to humans via an intermediary animal such as a pangolin. (more...)
Golf's charity return was treat we needed -- down to the shorts Golf's charity return was treat we needed -- down to the shorts
- May 18, 2020

McIlroy and his partner Dustin Johnson had a chance to win six skins worth $US1.1m ($A1.7m) on the final hole at Seminole Golf Club in the TaylorMade Driving Relief exhibition. "I guess the ones that don't, I don't get to see as much". Trump then started talking about next steps. "You'll never make up for the lives that were lost, but we're going to rebuild". (more...)
Andrew Cuomo: 'Nobody' to Prosecute for COVID-19 Deaths Andrew Cuomo: 'Nobody' to Prosecute for COVID-19 Deaths
- May 18, 2020

Cuomo said drive-thru and walk-in testing sites are performing about one-third of the 15,000 tests they're capable of each day. To encourage those who feel reluctant to get tested, the governor acted as a model patient at his briefing and received a nasal swab test from a doctor on live TV, in order to show how quick and easy the test is. (more...)
World Health Organization reports rare Covid-19 related inflammatory syndrome affecting children World Health Organization reports rare Covid-19 related inflammatory syndrome affecting children
- May 18, 2020

Experts are reporting that the conditions are similar to the Kawasaki disease , or toxic shock syndrome . Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a rare inflammatory syndrome called Kawasaki disease linked to Covid-19 afflicting children has been reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO ). (more...)
COVID-19: Region records first new case in more than a month COVID-19: Region records first new case in more than a month
- May 18, 2020

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young says they need to ensure the incident in Rockhampton is not repeated elsewhere in the State. Residents of a central Queensland aged care facility have been evacuated in a bid to stop a possible outbreak of coronavirus. (more...)
New Coronavirus Vaccine Starts Human Clinical Trial New Coronavirus Vaccine Starts Human Clinical Trial
- May 18, 2020

The Oxford University has confirmed a global licensing agreement with AstraZeneca , which will make 30 million vaccine doses available to Britain by September if the trials are successful, as part of an agreement for 100 million doses in total, said the secretary. (more...)
COVID-19: Alberta reports 72 new cases, one additional death COVID-19: Alberta reports 72 new cases, one additional death
- May 18, 2020

Meanwhile, in the Edmonton zone, 518 cases have been recorded while 60 of those are active. Twelve people in the zone have died. "Alberta's COVID-19 hospitalization rates remain low with 57 people now in hospital, nine of whom are in intensive care", Alberta Health said Sunday in a news release. (more...)
Eric Trump says Democrats 'trying to milk' coronavirus shutdown, media 'stoking fear' Eric Trump says Democrats 'trying to milk' coronavirus shutdown, media 'stoking fear'
- May 17, 2020

Biden can't go on stage without making some awful blunder. President Trump has seen his poll ratings sink in recent weeks , and Biden holds a narrow lead in several battleground states, amid accusations his administration botched its response to the coronavirus crisis. (more...)
Ontario COVID-19 cases higher after reporting 'glitch' found Ontario COVID-19 cases higher after reporting 'glitch' found
- May 17, 2020

There are now 986 COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized, including 179 people in intensive care units. According to the updated calculations, Thursday's new cases were actually at 345 and not the 258 that was originally reported. "We want to get to 20,000 then start ramping up for bigger numbers, and as many people start heading back to work there's going to be employers that are also going to want to do testing, so we want to make sure they have access to swabs, test kits, and reagents ... (more...)

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