Medicine


'Nightmare' Coronavirus 'Isn't Over Yet' - White House Adviser 'Nightmare' Coronavirus 'Isn't Over Yet' - White House Adviser
- June 12, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, expressed support for the World Health Organization on Thursday in a significant break from President Donald Trump, who announced last month that the United States would terminate its relationship with the world's leading public health body. (more...)
US could reach 200000 coronavirus deaths in September, expert says US could reach 200000 coronavirus deaths in September, expert says
- June 12, 2020

The total death toll in the United States from the novel coronavirus pandemic could hit the grim figure of 2,00,000 by September and expecting a dramatic decrease in COVID-19 cases in the country will be a "wishful thinking", an eminent Indian-American professor has warned. (more...)
Coronavirus patients most infectious as they first feel unwell Coronavirus patients most infectious as they first feel unwell
- June 12, 2020

Ryan said the medical community doesn't know how often asymptomatic people may be infecting others but he is sure it is happening. "In fact, the evidence we have given the percentage of people, which is about 25% (to) 45%, of the totality of infected people likely are without symptoms", Fauci said on GMA . (more...)
United States surgeons perform double-lung transplant on COVID-19 patient United States surgeons perform double-lung transplant on COVID-19 patient
- June 12, 2020

The lung transplant team listed her for a double-lung transplant, and 48 hours later, performed the life-saving procedure a the hospital. Northwestern said the patient is an otherwise healthy woman in her 20s who spent six weeks on a ventilator and life support machine. (more...)
Social workers call for action for nursing home residents Social workers call for action for nursing home residents
- June 11, 2020

The Panel was established by the Minister to provide immediate real-time learnings and recommendations in light of the expected ongoing impact of COVID-19 with regard to Nursing Homes over the next 12-18 months. New York City entered phase one on Monday and suburban Westchester and Rockland counties and the Hudson Valley entered phase two on Tuesday, meaning residents can dine outside at a restaurant or walk into a barbershop for the first time in three months. (more...)
Opposition parties reject emergency COVID-19 aid bill Opposition parties reject emergency COVID-19 aid bill
- June 11, 2020

During a press conference on Tuesday, Trudeau said the government will not punish those who mistakenly claimed the CERB, or mistakenly claimed it while also receiving Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). Rodriguez called Scheer's motion "some kind of procedural trick" that "looked very innocent but was loaded". Parliament reconvenes for an emergency meeting to move forward on a relief package to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on April 11, 2020. (more...)
World Health Organization backtracks saying asymptomatic coronavirus spread is 'very rare' World Health Organization backtracks saying asymptomatic coronavirus spread is 'very rare'
- June 11, 2020

But the onslaught also has led to confusion, even retractions of high-profile results. On Friday, the World Health Organization changed its mask advice, recommending people wear fabric masks if they could not maintain social distancing, if they were over age 60 or had underlying medical conditions. (more...)
UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 40883 as another 286 patients die UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 40883 as another 286 patients die
- June 11, 2020

Giving evidence at the science and technology select committee, professor Neil Ferguson, whose modelling helped shape the coronavirus response strategy, said thousands of deaths could have been prevented if the United Kingdom had acted sooner. (more...)
Virus worsening globally, don’t be complacent Virus worsening globally, don’t be complacent
- June 11, 2020

Europe has become the epicenter after East Asia but has now been overtaken by the Americas. "Since early February, we have said that asymptomatic people can transmit COVID-19, but that we need more research to establish the extent of asymptomatic transmission", the World Health Organization chief said at a virtual press conference from Geneva . (more...)
Cumberland County Fair canceled for first time in a century Cumberland County Fair canceled for first time in a century
- June 11, 2020

The Fair Board's decision will have an impact on the Junior Fair as well as the activity schedule. Fair board members say it would be too hard to keep them cleaned and keep people a safe distance apart. There will be no vendors at the fair this year, and they'll have fewer concessions than usual. The post reads, "We're heartbroken to say we won't be able to come together to celebrate the year's best in agriculture, industry, entertainment, and achievement at the Iowa State Fair". (more...)
Lockdown prevents 60 million coronavirus cases in the United States Lockdown prevents 60 million coronavirus cases in the United States
- June 11, 2020

There was a huge personal cost of staying home and canceling events, but data shows that every day is make a profound difference, "Hsiang added". "By using science and cooperating, we changed the course of history". But, prompted by research in recent weeks, the World Health Organisation now recommends everyone wear fabric face masks in public to try to reduce disease spread. (more...)
First Dickinson County COVID-19 Death First Dickinson County COVID-19 Death
- June 11, 2020

The man had underlying conditions and contracted the case through another known COVID-19 patient. That's 142 more cases and 4 more deaths from Tuesday's count. In Douglas County, 69 out of the 78 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its daily update. (more...)
COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, Anthony Fauci warns COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, Anthony Fauci warns
- June 11, 2020

Fauci attributed the spread of the virus to the contagiousness of the virus and global travel by those infected. What concerned the nation's top infectious disease expert most regarding COVID-19 was "how rapidly it just took over the planet". (more...)
Coronavirus deaths: Weekly fall in total number of fatalities Coronavirus deaths: Weekly fall in total number of fatalities
- June 11, 2020

The UK has recorded about 64,000 more deaths than usual since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, an expert from the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday. The U.S. leads the world with more than 1.96 million cases. When asked what had gone wrong, Prof Ferguson said: "I think two things - one is a paper actually out in Nature, which highlights that around about that time, just before lockdown happened, the first two weeks of March, we probably had 1,500 to 2,000 infections ... (more...)
World Health Organization revises previous statements on coronavirus prevention and treatment World Health Organization revises previous statements on coronavirus prevention and treatment
- June 11, 2020

The World Health Organisation's comments on asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 created confusion, and sparked a debate on Twitter today. And this - what is known as the viral load - along with whether an infected person is sneezing and coughing and what kind of contact they are having with other people, influences how likely they are to pass the illness on. (more...)
Covid-19 is Dr. Anthony Fauci's Covid-19 is Dr. Anthony Fauci's "worst nightmare"
- June 10, 2020

Boris Johnson announces "support bubble" proposals. Ministers believe the latest easing of the lockdown will help those who have been left isolated while still restricting the spread of coronavirus . "We're at nearly the beginning of understanding" the disease, especially the long-term effects, he said. Worldwide, there have been more than 7 million people infected. (more...)
Lockdown restrictions prevented 60 million COVID-19 infections in US Lockdown restrictions prevented 60 million COVID-19 infections in US
- June 10, 2020

The researchers found that, in the six countries in total, closure interventions prevent or delay approximately 530 million total infections, which, based on testing procedures and how cases were defined, translates to approximately 62 million. (more...)
China develops promising inactivated COVID-19 vaccine China develops promising inactivated COVID-19 vaccine
- June 10, 2020

AstraZeneca and Oxford's vaccine has begun human testing and the company recently made a deal to supply the USA with 300 million doses, but results of the research have not been released. Prof Shattock said: "The ideal vaccine would be one that prevented infection and prevented transmission that would be the kind of the Holy Grail". Now we are ready to combat the virus through our clinical trials. (more...)
COVID-19 continues assault on Person County COVID-19 continues assault on Person County
- June 10, 2020

The positivity rate for testing is just under 10 percent for this week, according to the department. There are 20 newly reported deaths for a total of 1,217. The two deaths were a Puyallup man in his 60s and a Parkland man in his 80s, according to the local health department; both patients had underlying health conditions. (more...)
WHO Official Clarifies Claim That Asymptomatic Coronavirus Spread is ‘Very Rare’ WHO Official Clarifies Claim That Asymptomatic Coronavirus Spread is ‘Very Rare’
- June 10, 2020

However, in order to truly answer the question, they would need more data and research on the potential of extensive spread of the disease from asymptomatic carriers. Sicker people may be infectious for longer. If you do not now feel sick, you should still observe distancing, wear a mask and follow all of the other recommendations. (more...)

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