Medicine


Accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests depends on timing, analysis finds Accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests depends on timing, analysis finds
- June 28, 2020

We do not know if this is true for people who have milder disease or no symptoms, because the studies in the review were mainly done in people who were in hospital. The researchers plan to update their review over the next few months to provide a more complete summary of the research evidence as it accumulates. (more...)
Demand for Steroid Surges After Drug Showed Promise for Covid-19 Demand for Steroid Surges After Drug Showed Promise for Covid-19
- June 28, 2020

The use of dexamethasone , which is used to reduce inflammation in other diseases such as arthritis, has been cleared for patients in need of oxygen support and those who have an excessive inflammatory response, the document states. Vizient categorizes dexamethasone as a "high impact" drug on its essential medicines list. The protocol cautions that a larger dose of glucocorticoid will delay the removal of coronavirus due to "immunosuppressive effects". (more...)
Accomack County reports two new COVID-19 cases Accomack County reports two new COVID-19 cases
- June 28, 2020

It also discusses 50-percent indoor capacities for bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues and other business regulations due to COVID-19. Public officials at the Bureau, Putnam, Marshall County Health Department are in the beginning stages of the investigation and are working to identify individuals who were in contact with the case. (more...)
Obamacare Must 'Fall,' Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court Obamacare Must 'Fall,' Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court
- June 28, 2020

More specifically the brief states, "the ACA's remaining provisions are likewise inseverable, because it is evident that Congress would not have enacted them without the individual mandate and the guaranteed-issue and community-rating provisions". (more...)
Fauci: U.S. Will Be Seeing ‘More Deaths’ as Coronavirus Cases Surge Fauci: U.S. Will Be Seeing ‘More Deaths’ as Coronavirus Cases Surge
- June 28, 2020

The US has recorded some 2.5 million coronavirus cases and over 127,000 deaths, more than anywhere else in the world. The formal quantity of coronavirus infections across the United States is expected to surpass 2.5 million in excess of the weekend. (more...)
PM Pushes Reopening as Cases Spike in Victoria PM Pushes Reopening as Cases Spike in Victoria
- June 27, 2020

This comes after Victoria has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases in recent days, with 33 infections reported overnight. Military personnel are already manning the borders of states that are closed to outside visitors as well as providing planning support to health and emergency management services, including in Victoria. (more...)
Birthday Party Leaves 18 in Texas Family With Coronavirus Birthday Party Leaves 18 in Texas Family With Coronavirus
- June 27, 2020

Now, nearly one month later, 18 members of the family have been diagnosed with COVID-19. "We knew this was going to happen, I mean this whole time this has been going on we've been terrified", he told WFAA . Barbosa said he hopes the procedure will save his dad's life. Warning others about the dangers of the virus, Barbosa told Buzzfeed : "My message is that if you're going to see family and they don't live with you, mask up and keep your distance. (more...)
Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine in final trial stage Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine in final trial stage
- June 27, 2020

Groups including the vaccine alliance GAVI are also working to buy doses for poor countries and AstraZeneca has agreed to license its vaccine to India's Serum Institute for the production of 1 billion doses. Subsequent volunteers, up to 300, will receive higher dosages of the vaccine, so as to assess the safety and to figure out the ideal dosage amount required. (more...)
Australia's Victoria state struggles to contain coronavirus Australia's Victoria state struggles to contain coronavirus
- June 27, 2020

Dr Brendan Murphy said Australia would begin testing all returned travellers. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has warned of challenging and tough days ahead as his home state of Victoria reported another 41 fresh coronavirus infections, as the outbreak that started almost a fortnight ago intensifies. (more...)
As Covid-19 cases surge, Pence touts progress made from earlier peaks As Covid-19 cases surge, Pence touts progress made from earlier peaks
- June 27, 2020

He encouraged Americans to "take comfort in the fact that fatalities are declining". "Ultimately, you will infect someone who is vulnerable", Fauci said. "To one extent or another, the volume of new cases coming in is a reflection of a great success in expanding testing across the country", Pence said. (more...)
Covid-19 vaccine in a year: World Health Organization chief Covid-19 vaccine in a year: World Health Organization chief
- June 27, 2020

So far, $3.4 billion of that had been pledged, the United Nations health agency said, pointing out that an additional $27.9 billion was needed over the next 12 months, including almost $14 billion to cover immediate needs. "The best bet we have really to bring an end to the acute phase of this pandemic is to have a vaccine as soon as possible". Countries have been racing to find an effective COVID-19 vaccine. (more...)
Outbreak grows in Melbourne as 41 more coronavirus cases are reported overnight Outbreak grows in Melbourne as 41 more coronavirus cases are reported overnight
- June 27, 2020

The death toll stands at 15685 with one person migrated outside India, according to the health ministry update at 8 am today. Of these, 1,97,387 patients are still under treatment. Victoria has 41 fresh coronavirus cases as it notches an 11th day of double digit case numbers. Maharashtra so far has reported 1,47,741 cases, including 6,931 deaths. (more...)
Coronavirus causes mild disease in most children, fatalities rare: Lancet study Coronavirus causes mild disease in most children, fatalities rare: Lancet study
- June 27, 2020

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has previously published summaries investigating the global evidence on immunity and the spread of the virus by children. Some 92 children, most of whom were tested due to close contact with a known Covid-19 case, had no symptoms at all - 16% of all patients in the study. (more...)
U.S. tops daily record of new coronavirus cases U.S. tops daily record of new coronavirus cases
- June 27, 2020

And about half of the new cases now being reported are in Americans under the age of 35, which is "encouraging", Pence said , given that younger Americans are less susceptible to serious outcomes. He reminded them that "a risk for you is not just isolated to you, because if you get infected. the chances are that you're going to infect someone else. (more...)
Texas Governor Shuts Down Bars as COVID-19 Infections Soar Texas Governor Shuts Down Bars as COVID-19 Infections Soar
- June 27, 2020

For Polk County, the 213 new cases reported are a 17% increase from the single-day high of 182 on Sunday. Some 20% of the new cases from the latest numbers released by Florida's Department of Health on Thursday (June 25) are patients between 25 to 34 years old, with two 18-year-old patients dying from the disease that day. (more...)
Governor Abbott suspends elective surgeries for four Texas counties Governor Abbott suspends elective surgeries for four Texas counties
- June 27, 2020

Texas is one of the first states to revoke a portion of its reopening process. Outside gatherings of 100 or a lot more persons ought to be accepted by community governments, with specific exceptions. hotspots such as Texas, Florida and Alabama to quarantine themselves. "We find ourselves careening into an overwhelming and catastrophic situation", said Lina Hildalgo, the surrounding county's chief executive. (more...)
Florida is seeing Covid-19 cases skyrocket among young people Florida is seeing Covid-19 cases skyrocket among young people
- June 27, 2020

The Sedgwick County Health Department's COVID-19 dashboard showed increases in several key indicators of the spread of coronavirus in the Wichita area. The percentage of positive tests is at about 3.8 percent. It's unknown whether any recoveries are linked to long-term care facilities. Active cases have almost tripled since the state and local economies reopened without mandatory restrictions in late May. (more...)
Four bars help fuel Minnesota's COVID-19 surge among young adults Four bars help fuel Minnesota's COVID-19 surge among young adults
- June 27, 2020

The latest patients' deaths reported ranged in age from their 40s to more than 100 years old. Thursday's data brings the state's death toll to 1,406 with 34,123 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases statewide. Health officials have been relieved that these mass events didn't spread the coronavirus further, but are now tracking upticks in young-adult cases related to bars and restaurants. (more...)
OR county exempts non-white people from wearing face coverings in public OR county exempts non-white people from wearing face coverings in public
- June 26, 2020

A directive signed June 16 by health administrator Rebecca Austen and health officer Dr. David Long orders citizens to wear masks at indoor public settings and outdoor public locations where social distancing of 6 feet is not possible. The order has prompted an outpouring of criticism and confusion, with netizens baffled that such a blatantly discriminatory policy could pass muster in 2020, some even labeling it outright racist. (more...)
White House considering new COVID-19 testing strategy White House considering new COVID-19 testing strategy
- June 26, 2020

Fauci first mentioned the discussions about testing in an interview with The Washington Post published on Friday morning. "Obviously the African-American community has suffered from racism for a very, very long period of time ", said Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, when testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday. (more...)

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