Medicine


What can a COVID-19 antibody test tell me? What can a COVID-19 antibody test tell me?
- May 21, 2020

Commenting on the availability of the test from Superdrug , as well as one released by healthcare company Babylon for the same price, Dr Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, said: "When someone falls ill with Covid-19, their immune system generates a range of antibodies which recognise various bits of the coronavirus". (more...)
World Health Organization Approves Review Of Virus Response World Health Organization Approves Review Of Virus Response
- May 21, 2020

World Health Organization funding unless it commits to "substantive improvements in the next 30 days". Mr Adhanom has been accused of being a "puppet of China" by US President Donald Trump who wrote an explosive five-page letter alleging the WHO's failures had resulted in thousands of deaths. (more...)
Mystery coronavirus-related syndrome seen in kids has a new name Mystery coronavirus-related syndrome seen in kids has a new name
- May 21, 2020

Sam Dominguez, pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Children's Hospital. The vast majority of children who've fallen ill in NY have either tested positive for active Covid-19 infection or have had antibodies suggesting that they were exposed to the virus at some point. (more...)
AstraZeneca could supply potential coronavirus vaccine from September AstraZeneca could supply potential coronavirus vaccine from September
- May 21, 2020

On Monday, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said that if Oxford University's Covid-19 vaccine candidate proved successful, then up to 30m doses for the United Kingdom could be available by September. The vaccine, previously known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, but now known as AZD1222, is being developed by the Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford. (more...)
United Kingdom delays rollout of NHS contact-tracing app United Kingdom delays rollout of NHS contact-tracing app
- May 21, 2020

Britain is dealing with technical issues of its track and trace app that it hopes will help it keep the Covid-19 outbreak under control, but will use traditional tracking means until it is rolled out, the security minister said today. "We have growing confidence that we will have a test, track and trace operation that will be world-beating and yes, it will be in place by June 1", Jonnson said. (more...)
China tests new drug that could halt pandemic 'without vaccine' China tests new drug that could halt pandemic 'without vaccine'
- May 21, 2020

Sunney Xie , the Director of the university's Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics , told AFP that the drug could shorten the recovery period of COVID-19 patients as well as give them short-term immunity to fight off the deadly disease. (more...)
Covid-19: Trump says his hydroxychloroquine regimen finishes in 'day or two' Covid-19: Trump says his hydroxychloroquine regimen finishes in 'day or two'
- May 21, 2020

President Donald Trump says he has been taking. "We are going to proceed to research dangers related to the usage of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for Covid-19 and talk publicly when we now have extra data". It said the drugs should not be used outside ongoing clinical trials which have reached no conclusions over the safety and effectiveness of the medicine on coronavirus . (more...)
28 new Covid-19 cases in Hamilton County 28 new Covid-19 cases in Hamilton County
- May 21, 2020

No prisoners have tested positive at the Cooper Street Correctional Facility, though 1,397 prisoners are waiting for test results. As of Wednesday, 155 county residents have recovered from the disease. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Per the Ohio Dept. of Health's daily 2 p.m. update, as of May 20 there are 27,517 confirmed cases in Ohio, plus an additional 1,919 probable cases using the CDC's Expanded Case Definition, for a total of 29,436 cases. (more...)
Monkeys infected with COVID-19 develop immunity in studies Monkeys infected with COVID-19 develop immunity in studies
- May 21, 2020

And, in the other report, the monkeys developed immunity against the virus after receiving experimental vaccines. Barouch and colleagues, who began working toward a COVID-19 vaccine in mid-January when Chinese scientists released the SARS-CoV-2 genome, developed a series of candidate DNA vaccines expressing variants of the spike protein, the part used by the virus to invade human cells and a key target for protective antibodies. (more...)
S309 antibody from SARS patient shows promise against COVID-19 S309 antibody from SARS patient shows promise against COVID-19
- May 21, 2020

However, the required performance characteristics of antibody tests will critically depend on the use case on individual-level and population-level, according to the joint study by researchers from University of Utah Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, University of California, San Francisco and Pennsylvania State University. (more...)
1st positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Taylor County 1st positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Taylor County
- May 21, 2020

The Douglas County Health Department has confirmed that the county total of COVID-19 cases is 2,478. Residents with questions or concerns about the novel coronavirus can call the county's dedicated COVID-19 hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. (more...)
'Unconscionable': Horwath on Ford blocking long-term care inquiry - Toronto, Ontario 'Unconscionable': Horwath on Ford blocking long-term care inquiry - Toronto, Ontario
- May 21, 2020

Ontario's education minister is set to give an update today on the status of schools and child care services as some businesses in the province begin to open their doors. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said during a session at the Ontario legislature Tuesday that a government commission is not good enough. A government spokesperson said an independent commission would be able to hold public hearings, deliver a publicly accessible report and could finish its work much faster than a public inquiry. (more...)
SC woman accused of intentionally setting vehicle on fire with son inside SC woman accused of intentionally setting vehicle on fire with son inside
- May 21, 2020

The boy, identified as 13-month-old Kairon on a GoFundMe page , was transported to a burn center in Georgia, where he remains in critical condition with extensive burns, police said Sunday. The report said police are still investigating and have not released the motivation. Watson was treated at the hospital for minor injuries before she was taken to jail. (more...)
Trump says USA topping world coronavirus cases is 'badge of honour' Trump says USA topping world coronavirus cases is 'badge of honour'
- May 21, 2020

Several studies are underway into the drug's effectiveness in treating coronavirus and whether it can also protect against the disease, but so far there is no clear evidence it is beneficial. He said the "only negative" he had heard was from a "very unscientific report" conducted by "people that aren't big Trump fans". Dr Colm Henry, clinical adviser to the HSE, said yesterday: "The current advice from us in this country from the expert advisory group - in line with other countries - is ... (more...)
Sorrento says its coronavirus antibodies blocked 100% of infections Sorrento says its coronavirus antibodies blocked 100% of infections
- May 20, 2020

Henry Ji ., the company's founder". You can open up a society without fear. Sorrento officials say its treatment could be available months before a vaccine is ready. "This puts its arms around the virus". As a result, it surely prevents the virus attaches itself to healthy host cells, thus eliminating the chances of incubation or infection. (more...)
Lockdown Update By Alia Bhatt Lockdown Update By Alia Bhatt
- May 20, 2020

You are the true heroes". When Twitterati asked what the box contained, the doctor replied, "Aliaa sent Chocolates as a token of gratitude to all the doctors and health care workers out there fighting the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai ". (more...)
Coronavirus crisis prompts United Kingdom government to introduce fast track NHS visa system Coronavirus crisis prompts United Kingdom government to introduce fast track NHS visa system
- May 20, 2020

She tweeted today: "In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever for the Government to deliver on promises with clarity and conviction". The immigration bill repeals European Union freedom of movement and introduces the new framework - though not exact details - for who can come to live in the UK. (more...)
'Long-term' mental health consequences from lockdown 'Long-term' mental health consequences from lockdown
- May 20, 2020

Claire added: "We're asking people, including staff and patients, to share their random acts of kindness with us using photos, quotes and drawings which illustrate and celebrate what they have been doing and how it has made them feel, in the hope that it will promote kindness and improve mental wellbeing for both the recipient and the person who is being kind". (more...)
Coronavirus data chief who designed Florida's interactive COVID-19 dashboard is fired Coronavirus data chief who designed Florida's interactive COVID-19 dashboard is fired
- May 20, 2020

According to a report from Business Insider, a top coronavirus researcher named Rebekah Jones was sacked over an unwillingness to tamper with COVID-19 related data. "Regardless of what you think about the reopening in Florida, you'd like to know how it's going", said professor Ben D. Sawyer, who runs the University of Central Florida's LabX. (more...)
Virat Kohli shows some of his weightlifting skills in new video Virat Kohli shows some of his weightlifting skills in new video
- May 20, 2020

Kohli also told Tamim that trying new techniques in the practice sessions wasn't enough to increase confidence and he had to execute those things in a real match scenario. If you want to progress, do something that no one else is doing. The social media handle of International Cricket Council (ICC) also took note of Kohli's interaction with Chhetri and they shared his father's advice for the world to see. (more...)

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