Medicine


Birmingham man suspected of selling fake Covid-19 tests Birmingham man suspected of selling fake Covid-19 tests
- June 04, 2020

It's not detected. I don't have the antibody. As new diagnostic developments, testing strategies, and benchmarks are announced, more and more questions surface about what we know about Covid-19 testing, what we don't know, and what we still need to find out. (more...)
Trump administration selects five coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists Trump administration selects five coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists
- June 04, 2020

The pandemic has set off an unprecedented race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine at a speed unmatched in the history of vaccine research. Phase 1 trials in healthy volunteers began in April, with more than 1,000 immunizations completed. Ad5-nCoV is a weakened common cold virus (adenovirus) genetically engineered to produce the COVID-19 spike protein. He said he expected vaccine candidates from J&J and Merck to eventually join the trial effort. (more...)
Hydroxychloroquine fails to prevent coronavirus symptoms, researchers say Hydroxychloroquine fails to prevent coronavirus symptoms, researchers say
- June 04, 2020

The study was led by a team at the University of Minnesota. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization said experts who reviewed safety information decided that its study could resume. The study's authors, led by Mandeep Mehra of the Brigham and Women's Hospital in the USA, looked at data from hundreds of hospitals between December and April and compared those who received treatment with a control group. (more...)
Clark County adds six new COVID-19 cases Clark County adds six new COVID-19 cases
- June 04, 2020

As of Wednesday afternoon, Pennsylvania had the sixth-most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States; New York still had the most with 382,824 and Montana is listed as having the least reported cases (in the continental U.S.) with 525, according toWorldometer. (more...)
Sweden should have done more to combat Covid-19, health chief says Sweden should have done more to combat Covid-19, health chief says
- June 04, 2020

Opponents immediately seized on the comments and used them to round on Tegnell and the Public Health Agency he represents. "That's not the case". "We're still of the opinion that the strategy is sound, but then there are always improvements to make, especially in hindsight", Tegnell told reporters. (more...)
Coronavirus: Deaths at lowest level since March Coronavirus: Deaths at lowest level since March
- June 04, 2020

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 in the United Kingdom has now passed 50,000, according to the latest available data. The virus accounted for 19.4% of all deaths registered. In home settings, there have been nearly 14,000 excess deaths since the beginning of March, but fewer than 2,000 have been Covid-19 related. But when taken with fatalities recorded in Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as more up-to-date daily NHS figures counting deaths from coronavirus in hospitals in ... (more...)
North Carolina says traditional Republican convention can't be held safely, angering Trump North Carolina says traditional Republican convention can't be held safely, angering Trump
- June 04, 2020

The president blamed Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper for the change in plans, saying that the governor is still in "Shelter-In-Place Mode" and has thus far refused to guarantee that the Spectrum Arena in Charlotte would be able to operate at full capacity for the convention August 24-27. (more...)
The Lancet casts doubt over hydroxychloroquine study The Lancet casts doubt over hydroxychloroquine study
- June 04, 2020

The study whipped up fresh controversy over hydroxychloroquine , which has been endorsed by public figures - including US President Donald Trump - despite concerns over side effects and a lack of evidence that it is effective. In contrast, India's Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommends its use for COVID-19 treatment, maintaining that it has no major side-effects. (more...)
Tech-rights group sues Trump to stop social media order Tech-rights group sues Trump to stop social media order
- June 03, 2020

Sara Zhang, a product designer at Facebook , tweeted: "As allies, we must stand in the way of danger, not behind". He added he had mobilized, "50+ likeminded folks" to lobby for internal change. The blue exclamation mark notification on May 26 prompted readers to "get the facts about mail-in ballots", and directed them to a page with news articles and information about the claims aggregated by Twitter staffers. (more...)
Covid-19: World Health Organization set to resume hydroxychloroquine trial Covid-19: World Health Organization set to resume hydroxychloroquine trial
- June 03, 2020

Several clinical trials were put on hold after the study was published. A Friday, May 22, 2029 report in the journal Lancet shows malaria drugs pushed by US President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus not only did not help but were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in a study of almost 100,000 patients around the world. (more...)
Americas tormented by COVID-19, Americas tormented by COVID-19, "still a killer virus"
- June 03, 2020

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated data provided by some countries indicated that the number of bacterial infectious was well concerned, which has become increasingly resistant to the medicines traditionally used to treat them. (more...)
Trump says Republicans ‘forced’ to seek new state to host national convention Trump says Republicans ‘forced’ to seek new state to host national convention
- June 03, 2020

Trump blasted Cooper as "still in Shelter-in-Place Mode" on Twitter late Tuesday night, and said the decision was forcing Republicans "to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention". "The people of North Carolina do not know what the status of COVID-19 will be in August, so planning for a scaled down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings is a necessity", Cooper wrote. (more...)
8 further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 10 new cases 8 further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 10 new cases
- June 03, 2020

The two new cases bring Nelson County's case total to 44 cases. There were three new cases in recovery reported during that same timeframe. One additional COVID-19 case was confirmed today in Hardin County, and one new case in LaRue County. (more...)
Eli Lilly announces first human anti-body trial to treat COVID-19 Eli Lilly announces first human anti-body trial to treat COVID-19
- June 03, 2020

The treatment uses an antibody created to block the spike-shaped protein structures of the coronavirus from locking on to human cells, thus neutralizing it. At the same time as we are investigating safety and efficacy, we also are starting large-scale manufacturing of this potential therapy. The trial's first phase will test whether the therapy is safe and well-tolerated. (more...)
New COVID-19 cases confirmed in Scioto County New COVID-19 cases confirmed in Scioto County
- June 03, 2020

Willacy County has confirmed its second death related to COVID-19 on a day that's already proven active. More than half of Kendall County's confirmed COVID-19 cases involve individuals between the ages of 30 and 59, per county health data. (more...)
McDonald's drive-thru restaurants re-open in Stratford and Alcester McDonald's drive-thru restaurants re-open in Stratford and Alcester
- June 03, 2020

Restaurants at Middlebrook Retail Park, Derby Street, and Chorley Old Road were are also reported to have seen lengthy queues after reopening for the first time since March. McDonald's in Newtownards reopened on Tuesday, June 2, with David Dusevicius helping keep everyone in line. Hundreds of drivers queued outside McDonald's branches as they reopened this morning. (more...)
Trump says GOP is looking for new convention site Trump says GOP is looking for new convention site
- June 03, 2020

Several other states have volunteered to host the convention instead. During the call, when Trump "insisted on a full convention arena with no face coverings and no social distancing the governor expressed concerns and suggested a scaled back event with fewer attendees", Cooper spokeswoman Sadie Weiner wrote in an email. (more...)
India's drug regulator grants Gilead Sciences marketing authorisation for remdesivir India's drug regulator grants Gilead Sciences marketing authorisation for remdesivir
- June 03, 2020

The country will soon hold discussions with the US producer of the drug, Gilead Sciences , to arrange the first shipment for import, according to the watchdog. If anything, these results are good news for hospitals that are looking to ration remdesivir, a drug that's not widely available. It has been approved for use for a maximum of five days as against 10 days. (more...)
Nebraska bar owner who killed George Floyd protester will not be charged Nebraska bar owner who killed George Floyd protester will not be charged
- June 03, 2020

Omaha Police are investigating the death of a protester , who was shot outside a bar in a downtown entertainment district on Saturday. Gardner was taken to Omaha police headquarters late Saturday night and was released roughly 24 hours later, reports Omaha World Herald . (more...)
McHenry County reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death
- June 03, 2020

Currently, the county has had 24 positive cases, and 21 of those cases have recovered. The 257 new cases continue an upward trend in new reported infections over the last week. There have been a total of 13,111 tests performed in McHenry County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health . The county announced that a man in his 60s who had tested positive for COVID-19 died on Saturday. (more...)

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