Medicine


Highlights from white paper on China's fight against COVID-19 Highlights from white paper on China's fight against COVID-19
- June 10, 2020

Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu said at the press conference that China has participated in an global collaboration initiative launched by the World Health Organization to accelerate the development of vaccines and medicines for COVID-19. (more...)
World Health Organization clarifies COVID-19 'very rare' transmission remarks World Health Organization clarifies COVID-19 'very rare' transmission remarks
- June 10, 2020

While these models varied in data from different countries, some models purported that around 40% of transmission may be due to asymptomatic cases, said Van Kerkhove. Van Kerkhove explained she was responding to a question at Monday's conference and not stating a policy of the WHO. "That's a big open question, and that remains an open question", she said. (more...)
NJ lifts coronavirus stay-at-home order, asks residents to take precautions NJ lifts coronavirus stay-at-home order, asks residents to take precautions
- June 10, 2020

The latest executive order paves the way for indoor and outdoor religious services to resume, for large outdoor graduations to be held in early July and for most outdoor and recreation businesses to resume. For outdoor gatherings, 100 people will be allowed to congregate. He said he planned to increase the limits for other outdoor gatherings to 250 people by June 22 and to 500 people by July 3. (more...)
India reopens as COVID-19 infections reach new high India reopens as COVID-19 infections reach new high
- June 10, 2020

In what could come as some respite, on Wednesday, the number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 was reported to be higher than the number of active cases i.e. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said L-G Anil Baijal's order on hospitals would be implemented amid a political slugfest in the Capital even as cases rise. (more...)
Lockdowns prevented over 3 million deaths in 11 countries Lockdowns prevented over 3 million deaths in 11 countries
- June 10, 2020

The Imperial College study focussed its study on eleven European countries including Italy, Spain, Germany , Denmark, Austria , Sweden, Switzerland, UK among others till May. Researchers also calculated that the interventions had caused the reproduction number - how many people someone with the virus infects - to drop by an average of 82 per cent, to below 1.0. (more...)
World Health Organization backtracks on claim coronavirus spread ‘very rare’ when asymptomatic World Health Organization backtracks on claim coronavirus spread ‘very rare’ when asymptomatic
- June 10, 2020

She explained that one concern is that some people may have mild symptoms, or ones not commonly associated with COVID-19, such as muscle aches and fatigue, and may not realize they have contracted the coronavirus . That's why wearing masks and keeping distance are so important to limiting transmission. "In that, I used the phrase 'very rare , ' and I think that's a misunderstanding to state that asymptomatic transmission globally is very rare ", she said, adding: "What I was ... (more...)
Philadelphia Couple Celebrates Marriage During Black Lives Matter Protest Philadelphia Couple Celebrates Marriage During Black Lives Matter Protest
- June 10, 2020

According to the publication, the crowd marching to City Hall made way for the couple and they kissed in the middle of the street. The pair detailed their decision to have their wedding after their original date got postponed due to COVID-19 and shared if they any plans to have another ceremony. (more...)
158 new cases; 5 new deaths
- June 10, 2020

There are no hospitalizations and there has been one COVID-related death. The department has reported 96 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 5,302. Of the county's 169 confirmed cases, 111 are traced to ZIP codes associated with Marseilles (41 cases), Sheridan (23 cases), Ottawa (21 cases), Mendota (20 cases) and Peru (six cases). (more...)
World Health Organization clarifies comments on asymptomatic spread of Covid-19 World Health Organization clarifies comments on asymptomatic spread of Covid-19
- June 10, 2020

The head of the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme, Michael Ryan, and the technical chief for coronavirus responses, Maria Van Kerkhove , disclosed this during a Q&A session on social media on Tuesday. "There is much that is unknown", he added . She added that the World Health Organization drew its conclusion about the comparatively lower risk of contracting the disease from an asymptomatic carrier after analyzing its current results. (more...)
Latest Numbers from the ADPH Regarding COVID-19 Cases in Cherokee County Latest Numbers from the ADPH Regarding COVID-19 Cases in Cherokee County
- June 10, 2020

That list can be found here. There are 74 total cases linked to longterm care facilities. But with the reopening of the state, Haile said they expected to see an uptick in confirmed cases. Information is also available for COVID-19 cases and deaths among DuPage County residents by race, ethnicity, severity, positivity, long-term care facility outcomes and underlying medical conditions. (more...)
Virus spreaders who never show symptoms 'very rare,' World Health Organization says Virus spreaders who never show symptoms 'very rare,' World Health Organization says
- June 10, 2020

Matthew Pellan Cheng, a clinician scientist at the McGill University Health Centre, who is also on the federal government's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force. "If we followed all the symptomatic cases, because we know it is a respiratory pathogen, it passes to a person from infectious droplets". It adds that patients may be infected and presymptomatic for two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. (more...)
Kentucky up to 11,721 cases of COVID-19, 477 deaths, 3,365 recoveries Kentucky up to 11,721 cases of COVID-19, 477 deaths, 3,365 recoveries
- June 10, 2020

Governor Beshear announced 245 new cases Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 11,708. "Everybody. We're going to be putting dollars behind it, we're going to have a multifaceted campaign to do it", said Beshear, according to an official release , adding that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic has further exposed this disparity. (more...)
Coronavirus: Asymptomatic transmission 'very rare' Coronavirus: Asymptomatic transmission 'very rare'
- June 10, 2020

Her comment that asymptomatic transmission was " very rare " was misunderstood and wasn't a global generalisation, she said - and based her comment on data that isn't published yet and what World Health Organization receives from their member states. (more...)
CrossFit CEO's George Floyd tweet rocks the company CrossFit CEO's George Floyd tweet rocks the company
- June 10, 2020

Glassman replied on his Twitter feed, "It's Floyd-19", a reference both to COVID-19 and George Floyd , who died two weeks ago after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck for almost nine minutes. Reebok had been in negotiations to extend its contract with CrossFit. Dave Castro, head of the CrossFit Games, is taking over as CEO. Armen Hammer, a popular CrossFit commentator, says the tweet was "incredibly inflammatory, insensitive and thoughtless". (more...)
Coronavirus patients most infectious when they first feel unwell Coronavirus patients most infectious when they first feel unwell
- June 09, 2020

She said her comment is based on detailed reports of contact tracing from various countries. She said she did not mention the estimates of up to 40% because "those are from models". One oddity is how easily people can get infected by someone without symptoms. As of 9 June 2020, over 7.1 million (7,119,736 people , to be exact) globally have been infected with Covid-19, while 4,06,542 people have reportedly lost their lives to the pandemic , in the last six months when it went global. (more...)
McLean County Has None In Hospital Due To COVID-19 McLean County Has None In Hospital Due To COVID-19
- June 09, 2020

Benton County added zero new case for a total of 188 cases and three deaths. Stearns County had one more case of COVID-19 for totals of 2,071 and 16 deaths. Almost two-thirds of all reported COVID-19 cases within Kendall County were in recovery as of Monday , according to county health department data. (more...)
How Cleaning and Desinfecting Leads to Increase in Poisoning Cases in America How Cleaning and Desinfecting Leads to Increase in Poisoning Cases in America
- June 09, 2020

More people who took part in the study confessed that they utilized high-risk cleaning practices to prevent the additional spread of the novel cor*nav*rus. Consequently, surveyed data identified a number of "large knowledge gaps and high-risk practices" which closely correlated to people's understanding of the safe preparation of household cleaning solutions. (more...)
Lowest UK daily deaths since lockdown began Lowest UK daily deaths since lockdown began
- June 09, 2020

On either measure, the country is the worst-hit in Europe and has the second-highest number of deaths in the world behind the United States . Figures reported on Mondays tend to be lower due to reporting delays over the weekend. Throughout April daily deaths were averaging around 1100 to 1200 people, however the curve has dropped since then with the average at around 50 per day. (more...)
Lowest Daily COVID-19 Case Count Monday Since March 30 Lowest Daily COVID-19 Case Count Monday Since March 30
- June 09, 2020

One new death was reported Monday, a Tulsa County woman 65 or older who died Friday. There are 1,207 negative cases in the county, according to the website . Globally, 7.08 million people have tested positive for the disease with 405,000 deaths. 955 of those are among patients who lived in long-term care or assisted living facilities. (more...)
Gilead shares rise 5% on report AstraZeneca interested in megamerger Gilead shares rise 5% on report AstraZeneca interested in megamerger
- June 09, 2020

Spokesmen for AstraZeneca and Gilead declined to comment. But there are no formal talks and Gilead is not now interested in merging with another large firm, the story said , citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. Gilead's remdesivir antiviral has shown signs of effectiveness in treating the disease and AstraZeneca is working with Oxford University on its vaccine. (more...)

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