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Kate Middleton, Prince William change name on Twitter and Instagram Kate Middleton, Prince William change name on Twitter and Instagram
- May 22, 2020

They launched their shared Instagram account a year later - with the first post published being an engagement carried out by Prince Harry . As part of the broadcast Prince William said: "We're all connected". Trading in their handle names, which first appeared in 2014, Wills and Kate have now given their accounts a more personal spin by opting for the title of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge . (more...)
NSW COVID-19 toll rises to 50 NSW COVID-19 toll rises to 50
- May 22, 2020

However, there has been a new phase in the spread of the virus in the past week, as Latin America has recently passed the United States and Europe with most new cases every day. Diners will have to register their name and phone number when they enter the premises so they can be contacted in the event of an outbreak. 'We are making sure people aren't long-term unemployed, and that we can bounce back from the devastating economic shock, ' she said. (more...)
Earlier US lockdown 'could have saved tens of thousands of lives' Earlier US lockdown 'could have saved tens of thousands of lives'
- May 22, 2020

An estimate by disease modelers at Columbia University said that the death toll would have been 11,253 on May 3 if the stay-at-home measures had been imposed on March 1. "It's above my paygrade as the governor of one state, but what federal agency? But someone has to answer that question". "These dramatic reductions of morbidity and mortality due to more timely deployment of control measures highlights the critical need for aggressive, early response to the COVID-19 pandemic", the ... (more...)
United Kingdom buys 10 million antibody tests for care staff, patients United Kingdom buys 10 million antibody tests for care staff, patients
- May 22, 2020

The tests are not without their critics. Reliable antibody testing on a large scale was "an important milestone", Hancock said, and would allow "systems of certification to ensure people who have positive antibodies can be given assurances of what they can safely do". (more...)
Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Permanently Closing Stores Nationwide Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Permanently Closing Stores Nationwide
- May 22, 2020

There will be 50 Bath & Body Works locations closed in the USA and only one in Canada. L Brands also plans to permanently close 50 Bath & Body Works stores in the US and one in Canada, according to information the company posted online as part of its quarterly earnings. (more...)
CDC is conflating diagnostic and antibody tests for coronavirus CDC is conflating diagnostic and antibody tests for coronavirus
- May 22, 2020

An antibody test just confirms that they had the disease at some point in the past. Antibody tests can not be used to diagnose an active COVID-19 infection; rather, the tests scan patient blood samples for evidence of past infections. Moreover, a negative test means different things for either test. "Many people were concerned that by simply touching an object they may get coronavirus and that's simply not the case". (more...)
Trump Campaign To Unleashes Huge New Ad Campaign Against Biden Trump Campaign To Unleashes Huge New Ad Campaign Against Biden
- May 22, 2020

Voters who were undecided for the 2020 presidential election said they trusted Biden over Trump on almost all matters, aside from managing economic recovery and helping small businesses recover. The poll found a massive gender gap, with Biden leading by 20 points among women and Trump leading by 7 points among men. Biden leads Trump by 9 points on the question of who is better suited to handle the pandemic, and he leads by 17 points on the issue of health care. (more...)
USA orders 300M doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine USA orders 300M doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine
- May 22, 2020

Only half of black Americans, who represent a disproportionate percentage of coronavirus deaths, said they were somewhat or very interested in a vaccine, perhaps reflecting memories of an infamous United States government study that left black men deliberately untreated for syphilis. (more...)
MayoClinic Q&A podcast: Convalescent plasma program for COVID-19 MayoClinic Q&A podcast: Convalescent plasma program for COVID-19
- May 22, 2020

Health authorities have explained how Convalescent Plasma Therapy, which is being used by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to treat Covid-19 patients in Qatar, works. HMC is using state-of-the-art treatment options for patients with COVID-19 who are now under its care and one treatment uses the blood plasma of recovered COVID-19 patients. (more...)
Britain to buy 10 million antibody tests from Roche and Abbott
- May 22, 2020

Tests will be offered to patients and health workers with symptoms of the virus and to all residents and care workers in selected care homes. The news came as the health secretary, Matt Hancock , said the United Kingdom had made a deal to receive up to 10m antibody tests, a different type of test which detects whether someone has previously had the virus. (more...)
Dutch farmworker contracts COVID-19 from mink Dutch farmworker contracts COVID-19 from mink
- May 22, 2020

But the Netherlands has further tightened measures, making screening of all mink farms for the virus mandatory and banning visits to all infected farms, she added. Antibodies against COVID-19 have been detected on one farm in three of the 11 cats. Authorities are also looking at the role of feral farm cats in spreading the virus between the two infected farms. (more...)
Earlier coronavirus lockdown 'could have saved 36,000 lives' Earlier coronavirus lockdown 'could have saved 36,000 lives'
- May 22, 2020

However, President Trump has disputed the study , noting Columbia's research is political and didn't factor how hard it was to begin implementing restrictions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's stay-at-home order didn't take effect until March 22. "I wish we had known so much more in January, February, the beginning of March". (more...)
Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
- May 22, 2020

His advocacy for the medication resumed on Monday when he said he had been taking it for "a week and a half" after two White House staffers tested positive for the coronavirus. Llewelyn added, "If drugs as well-tolerated as chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could reduce the chances of catching COVID-19, this would be incredibly valuable". (more...)
Nursing homes only test people with coronavirus symptoms. Should they test everyone? Nursing homes only test people with coronavirus symptoms. Should they test everyone?
- May 21, 2020

The recommendations bolster the Trump administration's broader guidelines that say senior care facilities should be among the last in a community to reopen, given the vulnerability of their elderly residents. The Health Department has installed a temporary manager at Brighton, and the National Guard has been sent there and to other nursing homes with severe outbreaks. (more...)
Coronavirus prompts Victoria's Secret to permanently close 250 U.S., Canada stores Coronavirus prompts Victoria's Secret to permanently close 250 U.S., Canada stores
- May 21, 2020

Victoria's Secret in its earnings statement said it had furloughed most store associates as of April 5 and reduced top management salaries by 20 percent. In February, L Brands announced a deal to sell 55% of Victoria's Secret to Sycamore Partners, a NY private equity firm. There will be 50 Bath & Body Works locations closed in the US and only one in Canada. (more...)
Britain agrees to acquire antibody tests, boosting Coronavirus response Britain agrees to acquire antibody tests, boosting Coronavirus response
- May 21, 2020

The health secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the deal had been agreed with Swiss drugmaker Roche (ROG.SW) and U.S. drugmaker Abbott ( ABT ) in the government's daily televised coronavirus briefing on Thursday. He also insisted that the Government is "making good progress with the test, track and tracking regime". Prime Minister Boris Johnson had previously labelled a reliable antibody test as a "game-changer" as it would allow the government to understand how many people had COVID-19 ... (more...)
The CDC updated its stance on how coronavirus spreads The CDC updated its stance on how coronavirus spreads
- May 21, 2020

It says the virus is spread mainly from person-to-person contact. In the updated page on how COVID-19 spreads, the CDC mentioned that the coronavirus doesn't spread easily in other ways such as from touching surfaces or objects, from animals to people, and form people to animals. (more...)
Woman injured in Yellowstone after approaching bison Woman injured in Yellowstone after approaching bison
- May 21, 2020

It is investigating the incident, which marked the first time a bison injured a park visitor this year. "When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space", the park service said. Park officials remind all visitors to stay beyond 25 yards of all large animals- bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes- and at least 100 yards from bears and wolves. (more...)
Hawaii Antibody Tests Suggest Community's Level Of Exposure Low Hawaii Antibody Tests Suggest Community's Level Of Exposure Low
- May 21, 2020

It has a specificity of 100%, which means that a positive result is specific to the SARS-CoV-2 virus - the novel coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease. Public Health England (PHE) validated three laboratory-based antibody tests, calling them "game-changing": one from Swiss-based Roche; one from US-based Abbott; and another from the Welsh firm Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. (more...)
Notre Dame: Fall semester to begin on campus August 10 Notre Dame: Fall semester to begin on campus August 10
- May 21, 2020

John I. Jenkins wrote in a letter to students. University of Notre Dame officials announced Monday the school's campus will reopen to students on August 10, with social distancing, a mask requirement, testing and contact tracing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus . (more...)

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