Medicine


Imperial COVID-19 vaccine begins human testing Imperial COVID-19 vaccine begins human testing
- June 26, 2020

The trials are among many across the world - there are around 120 vaccine programmes under way. Dr Swaminathan was talking at the launch of the investment case for the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator, a global collaboration led by the World Health Organization to develop and fairly distribute vaccines, treatments and diagnostics for the coronavirus . (more...)
Residents decline coronavirus tests in Victoria's hotspot suburbs and hotel quarantine Residents decline coronavirus tests in Victoria's hotspot suburbs and hotel quarantine
- June 26, 2020

It's been revealed that a third of people who have come into Victoria and are staying in hotel quarantine for two weeks are refusing to take a coronavirus test. Annaliese Van Diemen said there was no requirement that compelled travellers to take the test, though each person is offered a test multiple times during their stay. (more...)
White House Coronavirus Task Force holds first briefing in two months White House Coronavirus Task Force holds first briefing in two months
- June 26, 2020

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci told the Washington Post on Friday that experts are seriously considering "pool testing" patients, which would test groups of people at once, rather that a single test for each individual. (more...)
Crossfit Finds New Owner Crossfit Finds New Owner
- June 26, 2020

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. On a June 6 call with gym owners, Glassman said CrossFit leadership was "not mourning for George Floyd", according to a recording of the call. Roza continued, "I come to you with deep humility and the realization that we have hard work to do". He followed it up with a second tweet saying: "Your failed model quarantined us and now you're going to model a solution to racism? George Floyd's brutal murder sparked riots nationally". (more...)
10th Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is over 10th Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is over
- June 26, 2020

The 2014-2016 outbreak killed 2,287 people and infected 3,470 people, 28 percent of whom were children, according to the United Nations agency providing humanitarian aid for children worldwide, known as UNICEF. This entails giving patients a choice based on informed consent at all stages of care and avoid violence to force people's adherence to public health measures of the Ebola response. (more...)
Coronavirus: Three more deaths and 11 new cases in Republic Coronavirus: Three more deaths and 11 new cases in Republic
- June 26, 2020

However, there has been a slight increase in the numbers being treated in the countries intensive care units (ICUs). "The ECDC has recently warned that the pandemic is not over". NISRA says no assumptions can be made in relation to where or when the deceased contracted the disease. It will then make a number of recommendations to Government with a decision to make face coverings on public transport mandatory expected to be signed off on by Cabinet ministers this evening. (more...)
After Birthday Party, 18 Family Members Test Positive for COVID After Birthday Party, 18 Family Members Test Positive for COVID
- June 26, 2020

On Wednesday, Abbott had told local television station KFDA that the state is struggling to control a "massive" outbreak of new coronavirus cases. "It's heartbreaking", Mr Barbosa said, holding back tears. Mr Barbosa's mother, Carole, who stopped by the function to drop something off, tested positive for coronavirus on June 6 and was admitted to the hospital a week later. (more...)
CDC: 10 More COVID Cases Than Reported CDC: 10 More COVID Cases Than Reported
- June 26, 2020

CDC Director Robert Redfield said that the rates of infection were not nationally uniform. Previously, the CDC said that adults older than 65 were at increased risk for severe illness, but now says that the risk among adults increases steadily with age , and is not limited to those over 65. (more...)
What Wits University's vaccine is expected to do during clinical trials What Wits University's vaccine is expected to do during clinical trials
- June 26, 2020

In the UAE, G42 will take the lead in clinical trials which will in turn be monitored by the country's Department of Health (DoH) Abu Dhabi. Chinese authorities have approved conducting COVID-19 clinical trials in humans, the Institute of Microbiology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences which is developing the vaccine noted. (more...)
New York City Marathon canceled due to virus pandemic New York City Marathon canceled due to virus pandemic
- June 26, 2020

In the wake of a disturbing spike of COVID-19 cases around the country and warnings of a possible second wave in the fall, city officials and New York Road Runners - the entity that organizes and runs the event - made a decision to cancel the race as a public health measure. (more...)
Despite coronavirus pandemic, Trump administration urges end to Affordable Care Act Despite coronavirus pandemic, Trump administration urges end to Affordable Care Act
- June 26, 2020

The legal fight stems from a provision known as the individual mandate, which originally required people to acquire health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The House will vote Monday on a Democratic proposal to expand the Affordable Care Act. Neither the White House nor congressional Republicans have specified how. (more...)
Australia's Qantas to slash at least 6000 employment thanks to coronavirus pandemic Australia's Qantas to slash at least 6000 employment thanks to coronavirus pandemic
- June 26, 2020

New York City was the early epicenter of the USA coronavirus pandemic. "States reporting the ages of confirmed scenarios recommend there are a lot more cases becoming detected in more youthful persons who are at considerably lower possibility of death than more mature men and women", Murray mentioned. (more...)
One new case of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba on Thursday One new case of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba on Thursday
- June 26, 2020

None of the new cases are on Vancouver Island. The provincial health officer said the teacher contracted the virus from a social interaction outside the school environment. Henry reported 22 cases. No new healthcare outbreaks were announced Thursday, and no new community outbreaks. "It hasn't always been easy for everybody", Henry said. (more...)
Dutch Minks Contract COVID-19 - And Appear To Infect Humans Dutch Minks Contract COVID-19 - And Appear To Infect Humans
- June 26, 2020

All of the air samples were found to be negative, according to the study published June 24 in the journal mSphere . Studies showed that antibody tests may have a role in diagnosing COVID-19 in patients who have had COVID-19 symptoms for two or more weeks but who have not had a swab (PCR) test or tested negative despite COVID-19-like symptoms. (more...)
1 new case of COVID-19 in Manitoba's Southern health region
- June 26, 2020

Among the new cases reported Thursday was a teacher working in the Fraser Health region, Henry said, adding that all of the teacher's close contacts have been notified and no students have been exposed. There are 15 patients in hospital, seven of them in intensive care. The announcement was made in a media bulletin Thursday afternoon. The province also announced two additional deaths related to the virus, both residents of long term care homes in the Fraser Valley area. (more...)
Texas pauses coronavirus reopening as cases spike Texas pauses coronavirus reopening as cases spike
- June 26, 2020

According to the governor, businesses that are permitted to open under the previous phases can continue to operate at the designated occupancy levels and under the minimum standard health protocols provided by the state Health Services. More than 36,000 new USA cases were recorded on Wednesday, a few hundred shy of the record 36,426 on April 24. Some hospital leaders had also pointed out that treating both patients could become unsustainable: "Should the number of new cases grow too ... (more...)
CDC expands list of who's most at risk for the coronavirus CDC expands list of who's most at risk for the coronavirus
- June 26, 2020

COVID-19 infections in the USA might have been a lot higher than previously thought, according to officials at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC's new estimate that for every diagnosis of coronavirus in the USA it is likely that 10 more people are or have been infected is based on serology testing used to determine the presence of antibodies that show whether an individual has had the disease, the officials said. (more...)
Convalescent Plasma Safe for Diverse Patients With COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Safe for Diverse Patients With COVID-19
- June 26, 2020

By combining data from many studies they have shown that the tests are not accurate enough to confirm whether someone has the COVID-19 virus if used in the first two weeks after symptoms appear. While positive rates are low, medical professionals are encouraging everyone to continue to be mindful of the many steps people can take to reduce exposure to and the transmission of COVID-19. (more...)
Former GOP candidate Carly Fiorina says she'll vote for Biden Former GOP candidate Carly Fiorina says she'll vote for Biden
- June 26, 2020

Pressed if she is voting for Biden, she replied: "I'm not voting for Trump, but it's a binary choice". Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard Co chief executive, fell in line behind Trump like many Republicans in his 2016 race against Democrat Hillary Clinton . (more...)
Texas Governor Orders Pause On Reopening As COVID-19 Cases Surge Texas Governor Orders Pause On Reopening As COVID-19 Cases Surge
- June 25, 2020

Abbott's announcement comes a day after he warned that Texas was facing a "massive" COVID-19 outbreak as new coronavirus cases exceeded 5,000 and more than 4,000 hospitalizations. By reimposing a ban on elective surgeries, the Republican is returning to one of his first actions when the virus first emerged in Texas in March. There have been more than 5,000 new cases each of the past two days. (more...)

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