Medicine


Wuhan finds no new COVID-19 cases in city-wide testing Wuhan finds no new COVID-19 cases in city-wide testing
- June 03, 2020

However, they pose a risk of spreading the disease to others. Even then, China stalled for at least two weeks more on providing WHO with detailed data on patients and cases, according to recordings of internal meetings held by the United Nations health agency through January - all at a time when the outbreak arguably might have been dramatically slowed. (more...)
Four more COVID-19 cases push county past 50 Four more COVID-19 cases push county past 50
- June 03, 2020

The Douglas County Health Department has confirmed the total case count is now 4,557. There is no one in New Zealand hospitals seeking treatment or care for Covid-19. The state reported 1,606 COVID-19 cases in McHenry County, giving the county a 12.2% positivity rate. Locally in central Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported as of Tuesday afternoon, 644 people have tested positive in Cumberland County; 1,359 in Dauphin County; 62 in Perry County; 1,028 in York ... (more...)
Autopsies reveal homicide in George Floyd case Autopsies reveal homicide in George Floyd case
- June 03, 2020

Chauvin has since been taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. 44-year-old police officer Derek Chauvin is the man seen in a viral video holding his knee on George Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes. (more...)
Two meter social distancing more effective than one, study finds Two meter social distancing more effective than one, study finds
- June 02, 2020

However, the researchers note that there is not a great deal of certain evidence when it comes to the benefits of wearing eye coverings. Professor Holger Schünemann from McMaster University in Canada , who co-led the research, said: "Our findings are the first to synthesise all direct information on Covid-19, Sars and Mers , and provide the now best available evidence on the optimum use of these common and simple interventions to help " flatten the curve " and inform pandemic ... (more...)
Covid-19 BAME review Covid-19 BAME review "presents no recommendations", says Labour
- June 02, 2020

British Medical Association chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul said the review "needs to be concluded as soon as possible in order for us to make sense of why this awful virus is impacting so adversely on the BAME community and, most importantly, what needs to be done to urgently protect them". (more...)
Govt Approves Emergency Use of Remdesivir to Treat Coronavirus-19 Patients Govt Approves Emergency Use of Remdesivir to Treat Coronavirus-19 Patients
- June 02, 2020

The odds of improvement in clinical status with the 10-day treatment course also favourable compared to standard of care were but were not of statistical significance as against a five-day course, it said. The full data still needs to be released. On day 11, a significantly higher proportion of patients in the 5-day group achieved at least a 1-point improvement in the ordinal scale (76% vs 66%). (more...)
Joe Biden to deliver address from Philadelphia amid nationwide unrest Joe Biden to deliver address from Philadelphia amid nationwide unrest
- June 02, 2020

Zeleny reported that Biden had planned on relaunching with an economic speech, but events changed that plan, and instead, Biden "came out of the box with this speech about racial justice and the economy and framing the choice", and observed that Biden "speaks with a moral authority that many wish President Trump would have used yesterday in terms of unifying things". (more...)
Congo reports new Ebola outbreak Congo reports new Ebola outbreak
- June 02, 2020

He said the cases were found in Mbandaka, the provincial capital, which is home to more than 1 million people and is an important port city at the confluence of the Congo and Ruki rivers, which are heavily plied for trade and transport. Mbandaka is 1,000 km (620 miles) from an ongoing outbreak that has killed over 2,200 people in North Kivu province by the Uganda border, where containment efforts have been hampered by armed conflict. (more...)
Alberta reports 34 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths Alberta reports 34 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths
- June 02, 2020

A total of 53 people are in hospital and five in an intensive care unit, according to the latest statistics from Alberta Health . The province, which now has 584 active cases of the coronavirus, reported a total of 31 new cases and one death over Saturday and Sunday. (more...)
State announces 134 new cases, 7 deaths
- June 02, 2020

There have now been 36 cases and nine deaths reported. Additionally, the sheriff's office announced it has partnered with Willacy County Emergency Management and the Texas Department of Health to initiate a plan of action, which includes stricter safety and distancing practices. (more...)
Ontario reports 383 new COVID-19 cases, 34 more deaths Ontario reports 383 new COVID-19 cases, 34 more deaths
- June 01, 2020

The union said workers also complained of infected and non-infected residents living in the same rooms, although Dykeman said there is only overlap when people are awaiting testing results and said infected residents are not knowingly left to share rooms with non-infected people. (more...)
Republican senators: Governor lied about husband's boat call Republican senators: Governor lied about husband's boat call
- June 01, 2020

Whitmer on Tuesday said her husband's request was a "failed attempt at humor". "Knowing it wouldn't make a difference, he asked if being married to me might move him up in the queue". As Michigan faces a more than 22% unemployment rate, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is encouraging business owners to call back workers even if it's just part-time. (more...)
World Health Organization halts Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial over safety concerns World Health Organization halts Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial over safety concerns
- June 01, 2020

A copy of the protocol obtained by the Post suggests the use of several drugs for COVID-19 treatment, including antimalarials chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine, antiviral oseltamivir (Tamiflu), which has been used to treat bird flu, and experimental antiviral favipiravir (Avigan), which has been used to treat Ebola patients. (more...)
Tobacco kills over 160,000 people every year in Pakistan: Zafar Mirza Tobacco kills over 160,000 people every year in Pakistan: Zafar Mirza
- June 01, 2020

According to ERA/FoEN's Deputy Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi, said: "The theme of the year 2020 WNTD should be a wake-up call to governments around the world, and particularly the Nigeria government, that they must act decisively because our youth are now an endangered species". (more...)
Texas Governor Announces Disaster Declaration for State After Protests Texas Governor Announces Disaster Declaration for State After Protests
- June 01, 2020

The disaster declaration comes one day after the Texas National Guard was deployed, and the Department of Public Safety sent more than 1,500 officers to help local police departments. Abbott later issued another news release Sunday announcing the deployment of tactical teams from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist local law enforcement "in response to escalating protest violence", the news release states. (more...)
$10B for small business rescue loans to go to CDFIs, SBA says $10B for small business rescue loans to go to CDFIs, SBA says
- June 01, 2020

This vital loan program has provided billions of dollars in forgivable loans to small businesses in NY. The second round of funding is for the Paycheck Protection Program, created to help small businesses keep workers on payroll amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (more...)
USA issues workplace health and safety plan as offices reopen USA issues workplace health and safety plan as offices reopen
- May 31, 2020

But it takes teamwork to ensure such guidance is carried out appropriately. The outline includes temperature and symptom checks immediately upon arriving at work. Outdoor seating is best, the agency added. 'Consider all close interactions (within six feet) with employees, clients, and others as a potential source of exposure, ' the agency wrote. (more...)
Lockdown 5.0: In 'exit plan,' positive sign for Metro, malls, restaurants Lockdown 5.0: In 'exit plan,' positive sign for Metro, malls, restaurants
- May 31, 2020

Meanwhile, schools, colleges, educational, training, coaching institutions will be opened only after consultations with states and UTs. State governments/ UT administrations have been advised to hold consultations at the institution level with parents and other stakeholders, and a call on opening education institution based on the feedback. (more...)
Pharma says it may consider exposing vaccine trial participants to coronavirus Pharma says it may consider exposing vaccine trial participants to coronavirus
- May 31, 2020

Pfizer is conducting clinical trials in the U.S. and Europe for the BNT162 vaccine programme to prevent COVID-19 in collaboration with German mRNA company BioNTech. Adjuvants, an area where GSK leads many of its peers, have been shown to create a stronger and longer-lasting immunity against infections and allow for lower dosing of the protein in a vaccine, making way for higher-volume production. (more...)
Two new COVID-19 cases in Sask.; nine more recoveries Two new COVID-19 cases in Sask.; nine more recoveries
- May 31, 2020

One new case is in the north region and one is in the Saskatoon region. This allows the province to continue drawing from emergency resources during this time, and is not necessarily indicative of a rise in COVID-19 cases. Premier Scott Moe mentioned this is the 18th day in a row that the number of recoveries has exceeded the number of new cases. In the north, there are five active cases and 105 recoveries. (more...)

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