Medicine


44 new COVID-19 cases confirmed provincially, including one in Lethbridge 44 new COVID-19 cases confirmed provincially, including one in Lethbridge
- June 25, 2020

An update from the Province of Alberta has supplied new info on coronavirus cases in the province. Two of the studies will examine antibodies in children in Calgary and Edmonton. COVID-19 case numbers remain steady in Alberta, with 45 new positive tests over the last 24 hours, said chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (more...)
BC Premier announces start of Phase 3 of provincial reopening BC Premier announces start of Phase 3 of provincial reopening
- June 24, 2020

If interactions between people were to increase to 70 per cent to 80 per cent of normal, modelling shows that would be a problem. The province has dramatically increased its capacity to conduct contact tracing - the investigative work of tracking down people who may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 - and she said it is critical that those teams of communicable disease control experts are maintained through the fall, when a second wave of the disease is ... (more...)
NYC Marathon Canceled Over COVID-19, Just Too Risky NYC Marathon Canceled Over COVID-19, Just Too Risky
- June 24, 2020

The 2020 New York City Marathon , which was set for November, was canceled Wednesday amid health and safety concerns surrounding the event. "Canceling this year's TCS New York City Marathon is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved, but it was clearly the course we needed to follow from a health and safety perspective", he said . (more...)
New cases recorded in Covid-19 free counties New cases recorded in Covid-19 free counties
- June 24, 2020

That comes after Caucasian people were the majority of those cases until recently. Anyone with questions and concerns about the coronavirus can call the Florida Department of Health's 24-hour hotline at 1-866-779-6121. Patients are in varying stages of recovery and fighting the virus. More than half of Kendall County's confirmed COVID-19 cases involve individuals between the ages of 30 and 59, according to county health data. (more...)
First African Covid-19 vaccine trial kicks off on SA soil First African Covid-19 vaccine trial kicks off on SA soil
- June 24, 2020

And that is what enables us to establish if the vaccine works or not. There are 268 Covid-19 vaccines around the world under development - and the number increases each week. And obviously the richer countries and the richer areas are trying to say: 'My country first, and all my citizens first, '" added Rees. Researchers think we can expect about five vaccines to eventually be licensed. (more...)
Gilead Sciences: About to start trials of an inhaled version of Remdesivir Gilead Sciences: About to start trials of an inhaled version of Remdesivir
- June 24, 2020

An inhaled formulation would be given through a nebulizer, which could potentially allow for easier administration outside the hospital, at earlier stages of the disease which could help stem the tide of the pandemic. Also Read | Oppo A11k Budget Smartphone with MediaTek Helio P35 SoC Launched in India, Now Available for Sale via Amazon.in . MD and Global CEO Umang Vohra said, "Cipla appreciates the strong partnership with Gilead to bring remdesivir to patients in India". (more...)
World Health Organization chief warns Covid-19 pandemic still accelerating World Health Organization chief warns Covid-19 pandemic still accelerating
- June 24, 2020

Arizona reported over 3,100 new infections, just short of Friday's record, and 26 deaths. Rio de Janeiro - Brazil on Sunday said it had registered more than 50 000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak as well as about one million infections, as the second worst-affected country in the world struggles to control the disease. (more...)
China to run human coronavirus vaccine trial in UAE China to run human coronavirus vaccine trial in UAE
- June 24, 2020

In the past two months, the company has worked to build the world's largest, highly-efficient COVID-19 inactivated vaccine production facility, with construction standards and quality levels meeting global requirements. This potential COVID-19 vaccine is made from a weakened version of a common cold virus (adenovirus) that causes infections in chimpanzees. The clinical team will continue to monitor all participants closely for safety, as well as look to see if they produce antibodies against ... (more...)
Counties in every state where COVID-19 cases are growing fastest
- June 24, 2020

Spikes have put pressure on elected officials in various towns, cities, counties, and states to revise safety guidelines , most commonly manifested as rules for wearing masks in public. The number of new cases brings the total to 1,928 in the county, along with 93 deaths. Florida has one of the highest coronavirus counts in the nation, and even though Bay County's 3 percent positive testing rate is half the state's average, health experts say we're also seeing a rise in our area. (more...)
Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Available End Of 2020, Anthony Fauci Says Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Available End Of 2020, Anthony Fauci Says
- June 24, 2020

DeGette and others also discussed the panel of health officials in the Trump administration about the president's recent comments about slowing down testing , with both Fauci and Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir saying they have received no such orders . (more...)
Coronavirus has Coronavirus has "brought this nation to its knees", CDC director suggests
- June 24, 2020

About 500,000 are now being conducted daily, and Giroir said he expects the country will be able to test 40-50 million people per month by autumn. Unfortunately, we do not have an answer yet, but National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. (more...)
COVID-19 Hospitalizations drop below 100 in Monroe County COVID-19 Hospitalizations drop below 100 in Monroe County
- June 24, 2020

The new cases were a female in her 20s and a female in her 40s. Two people are in local hospitals with COVID-19, one of which is in intensive care. The state Department of Health also reported that we are nearing 600,000 negative tests. (more...)
Ramdev Baba's Patanjali launches ayurvedic medicine for COVID-19 Ramdev Baba's Patanjali launches ayurvedic medicine for COVID-19
- June 24, 2020

A hugely popular Indian guru touting herbal remedies as a US$7 cure for coronavirus was told by the government Tuesday that he needed to prove his claims before further marketing. These are the written instructions on the pack.> Ramdev said the medicines can be ordered online through a mobile app from next Monday. As reported by Republic TV, the COVID therapy suggested by Pantanjali is applicable for adults ranging between 15-80 years of age whereas children are advised to take half the ... (more...)
Gallatin County confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases Gallatin County confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases
- June 24, 2020

The rising levels of reported cases come as the county gears up for considering when to apply for Phase 3 of the state's Safe Start plan. Of the active cases, 28 are quarantining at home and three are in the hospital. Page noted that while the county has increased testing capacity and contact tracing staff, other factors come into consideration. This additional information replaces the information that was previously provided daily in this format. (more...)
UK PM Johnson changes 2-meter distancing rule starting from July 4 UK PM Johnson changes 2-meter distancing rule starting from July 4
- June 24, 2020

After Yahoo News UK approached the Department for Education, it confirmed the 97% figure Johnson was referring to also included vulnerable children and children of key workers, who had still been able to attend classes during the coronavirus lockdown. (more...)
GSK/Clover's COVID-19 vaccine moves into human trials GSK/Clover's COVID-19 vaccine moves into human trials
- June 23, 2020

The team aims to start clinical tests as early as October and provide the vaccine at a reasonable price in Thailand and neighboring countries within next year. Professor Robin Shattock, from the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial and who is leading the work, said: "The first participant marks an important step for our saRNA vaccine platform, which has never before been trialled in humans". (more...)
Cole County reports second COVID-19 death Cole County reports second COVID-19 death
- June 23, 2020

Mason County confirmed one new case, bringing their total to 42 cases with one death. Health Department Director Kristi Campbell said the person had "several other underlying health conditions". All positive cases are isolated at home, public health officials said. 5 people have died from COVID-19 complications. Grays Harbor County has reported no new cases since last Friday, June 19, keeping their case count at 24. (more...)
Chinese firm gets approval to begin human testing for potential coronavirus vaccine Chinese firm gets approval to begin human testing for potential coronavirus vaccine
- June 23, 2020

The volunteer has asked to remain anonymous. "We need to manufacture more vaccine for the trials, and plan to start trials in more than one country to give ourselves the best chance of determining vaccine efficacy". In Thailand, a team of scientists at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University are leading the development of the vaccine. "Unless some of the trial participants do become infected, we can not know that the vaccine is effective". (more...)
Trials with Oxford COVID-19 vaccine start in Brazil
- June 23, 2020

Brazil's health regulator Anvisa approved human clinical trials for this potential vaccine, developed by Oxford and supported by AstraZeneca Plc, earlier in June. The company has an alliance with Sanofi's vaccine unit Sanofi Pasteur to develop a COVID-19 protein sub-unit vaccine, although that is still in preclinical development. (more...)
Patanjali Ayurveda launches Coronil tablet that 'cures COVID-19 within 14 days' Patanjali Ayurveda launches Coronil tablet that 'cures COVID-19 within 14 days'
- June 23, 2020

The medicine is launched after long research that was jointly conducted by the Patanjali Research Institute, Haridwar and the National Institute of Medical Science, Jaipur. 0% death rate and 100% recovery rate has been observed, says Baba Ramdev. "After taking our medicine, COVID patients recovered in 5-14 days and then tested negative". (more...)

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