Medicine


Wood County reports first COVID-19 death is person in their 30s Wood County reports first COVID-19 death is person in their 30s
- May 23, 2020

A total of four people are being treated in hospital, two in critical care, and 32 cases are being monitored at home by public health officials. "We continue to encourage as many people as possible to download the app - it will help us identify, trace, test and isolate any cases of Covid-19". (more...)
Despite not going into lockdown, Sweden is still nowhere near 'herd immunity' Despite not going into lockdown, Sweden is still nowhere near 'herd immunity'
- May 23, 2020

Sweden's state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell stated it was once deceptive to have a look at the dying toll over a unmarried seven-day duration. Just 7.3% of Stockholm's residents have developed coronavirus antibodies by April's end amid Sweden's bid for herd immunity , a new study reveals. (more...)
Leading HIV Doctor: I Wouldn't Count on Coronavirus Vaccine Leading HIV Doctor: I Wouldn't Count on Coronavirus Vaccine
- May 23, 2020

Only a handful of the vaccines in development have advanced to human trials, an indicator of safety and efficacy, and the stage at which most fail. ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 is made from a weakened version of a common cold virus from chimpanzees that has been genetically changed to make it impossible for it to grow in humans. (more...)
'17% Londoners, 5% of UK residents have COVID-19 antibodies' '17% Londoners, 5% of UK residents have COVID-19 antibodies'
- May 23, 2020

The minister added that a study in London found 17% of participants tested positive for antibodies, indicating they had previously contracted the virus, and at least 5% had tested positive in another national study. That we are able to do so is a testament to the hard work and ingenuity of our entire microbiology department, from clinical scientists and the laboratory team to volunteers from academia and industry as well as the staff on the wards. (more...)
Probes launched into inmate's COVID-19 death Probes launched into inmate's COVID-19 death
- May 23, 2020

Guilbault noted that Quebec's public health department gave the go ahead to loosen restrictions on the gatherings. Later Wednesday afternoon , Quebec announced its plan to gradually reopen hair salons and other personal grooming services in Quebec as of June 1, but only outside the areas of Montreal and Joliette, both of which have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. (more...)
Trump Wants US to Be World’s Number One Medical Manufacturer Trump Wants US to Be World’s Number One Medical Manufacturer
- May 23, 2020

President Trump wears a mask during his tour of the Ford Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti , Michigan , where ventilators, masks and other medical supplies are being manufactured. He said if governors don't abide by his request, he will "override" them, though it's unclear what authority he has to do so. Now while this may be simply viewed as President Trump maintaining his "strong" image before the press (Trump has been extremely averse to the wearing of face masks while in ... (more...)
Reopening on Fourth of July? Reopening on Fourth of July?
- May 22, 2020

The move would give small businesses a chance to compete with the big box retailers able to thrive while fulfilling curbside pickup orders, she said. This week the state recorded its deadliest day of the outbreak, but health officials remain optimistic that California to slowly reopen. (more...)
New York Governor Cuomo Permits Resumption of Religious Gatherings, With Strict Restrictions
- May 22, 2020

Moreover, the spread is continuing in those communities, and "that's where the new cases are coming from", said Cuomo. Cuomo told a daily briefing that of the 8,000 people tested in low-income communities of the city, 27 percent had antibodies for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus , compared with 19.9 percent in the general population. (more...)
Pair of studies showed vaccine prevented coronavirus infection in monkeys; produced antibodies Pair of studies showed vaccine prevented coronavirus infection in monkeys; produced antibodies
- May 22, 2020

Surviving Covid-19 or receiving preliminary vaccines gives monkeys protective immunity to SARS-CoV-2. The levels of antibodies, it said, were similar to those seen in humans recovering from the virus, providing hope that an effective human vaccine can be developed. (more...)
Frontline U.K. Healthcare Staff to be Given Trump-Backed Hydroxychloroquine
- May 22, 2020

It comes just days after the United States president's decision to take hydroxychloroquine was described as "a staggering, irresponsible act that could very well also amount to self-harm" and there are fears his actions risk running down supplies of the drug for people with other conditions who need it. (more...)
Oxford vaccine fails to stop coronavirus in animal trials Oxford vaccine fails to stop coronavirus in animal trials
- May 22, 2020

Researchers working towards a Covid-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom will receive £84 million in funding, business secretary Alok Sharma has announced. "AstraZeneca is engaged with global organisations.as well as governments around the world with the aim of delivering a safe, effective and globally accessible vaccine as quickly as possible", a spokesman told Reuters. (more...)
Coronavirus Survivor Shares Shocking Body Transformation Pics Coronavirus Survivor Shares Shocking Body Transformation Pics
- May 22, 2020

Mike Schultz, 43, a nurse from San Francisco with no underlying health conditions, weighed about 190 pounds when he pumped iron nearly every day, according to BuzzFeed News . Days after arriving in Boston, he began feeling ill and was soon rushed to hospital with a 39 degree fever and his lungs full of liquid. He added: "About four weeks in, the nurses were nice enough to FaceTime with him". (more...)
Huge Study Throws Cold Water on Antimalarials for COVID-19 Huge Study Throws Cold Water on Antimalarials for COVID-19
- May 22, 2020

David Maron, director of preventive cardiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, said that "these findings provide absolutely no reason for optimism that these drugs might be useful in the prevention or treatment of COVID-19". (more...)
Ontario reports 441 new cases of COVID-19 today Ontario reports 441 new cases of COVID-19 today
- May 22, 2020

According to Peel's website, 197 COVID-19 patients have had to be hospitalized. Provincial health officials also reported that there were no new outbreaks in long-term care homes. That is the highest single-day increase since May 8 and it marks the third time in the last five days that more than 400 new cases have been reported. (more...)
Hamster tests show masks reduce coronavirus spread: scientists Hamster tests show masks reduce coronavirus spread: scientists
- May 22, 2020

With no mask barriers at all, two-thirds of the healthy hamsters - 66.7 percent - were infected with the novel coronavirus in a week, the researchers found . "It's very clear that the effect of masking the infected, especially when they are asymptomatic - or symptomatic - it's much more important than anything else", says Yuen . (more...)
Every adult in England is now automatically an organ donor by law Every adult in England is now automatically an organ donor by law
- May 22, 2020

The law is known as Max and Kiera's law, named after Keira Ball, who died aged nine in 2017, and Max Johnson, now aged 12, who was saved by her heart. Because of the lack of donors, BAME patients are often left waiting longer than white patients for transplants, with 7 per cent of BAME patients dying while on the list. (more...)
United Kingdom concedes trial track-and-trace app has security flaws United Kingdom concedes trial track-and-trace app has security flaws
- May 22, 2020

Britain is now testing the app on the Isle of Wight off the southern coast of England where the government says more than half the residents had downloaded it. The UK is pressing ahead with the app developed by NHSX, the NHS's digital innovation arm, rather than a model proposed by tech giants Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. (more...)
Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidate shows promise in phase I trial Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidate shows promise in phase I trial
- May 22, 2020

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus , at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. (more...)
United Kingdom to test anti-malaria drugs on health workers United Kingdom to test anti-malaria drugs on health workers
- May 22, 2020

Dr. Sean Conley, the president's physician, said that he and Trump discussed the drug at length and decided that the potential benefits outweighed the risks. Trump's announcement on Monday that he had been taking hydroxychloroquine and a zinc supplement daily after requesting it from his doctor for the last two weeks sparked a fury of debate among experts and health officials who voiced concern about the safety of the drug. (more...)
Ghana acquires Madagascar's Covid-19 herbal drug Ghana acquires Madagascar's Covid-19 herbal drug
- May 22, 2020

Nkrumah was quoted as saying on the state broadcaster, GBC that "We are considering it (Covid-organics)". We have reached out to them. The Personal Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie , has reacted to claims that Madagascar billed Nigeria 170,000 Euros for the COVID-ORGANIC CVO sent to Nigeria. (more...)

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