Medicine


First death associated with COVID-19 confirmed in Grand First death associated with COVID-19 confirmed in Grand
- July 02, 2020

Grand County Public Health confirmed on Tuesday the first death related to COVID-19 in the county. The latest deaths involved a man in his 70s and a woman in her 80s. There are now currently three active COVID-19 cases in Marshall County and six active cases in Bureau County. Bureau County has had 29 confirmed cases. (more...)
Newsom Planning To Announce Updated COVID-19 Restrictions Newsom Planning To Announce Updated COVID-19 Restrictions
- July 01, 2020

There are 19 counties on the monitoring list. The list of affected counties ran up and down the state, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barabara, and Contra Costa. "It's family gatherings", said Newsom on Tuesday, "where people let down their guard". "We're going to need to do more to express our concern about that, and the seriousness of face coverings and physical distancing". (more...)
Australian PM threatens fines as 1,000 in Melbourne refuse coronavirus testing Australian PM threatens fines as 1,000 in Melbourne refuse coronavirus testing
- July 01, 2020

Globally, coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday, a major milestone in the spread of a disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. But as these regions lift their lockdowns, they could apply quarantine rules or travel restrictions to people traveling across state lines from Victoria. (more...)
South Africa Takes Part in Human Trial for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine South Africa Takes Part in Human Trial for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine
- July 01, 2020

After this first phase, another trial is being planned for October, involving 6,000 people. Two doses of a coronavirus vaccine candidate created by United Kingdom researchers produce a greater antibody response than a single dose, a study in pigs has shown. (more...)
Fauci urges Us residents to quit likely to bars 'right now' Fauci urges Us residents to quit likely to bars 'right now'
- July 01, 2020

Fauci said the daily increase in new cases could reach 100 000 unless efforts to tackle the disease were stepped up. With new cases almost doubling since mid-May, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany claimed Monday that there were only some " embers that need to be put out ". (more...)
USA buys almost all stocks of coronavirus drug remdesivir USA buys almost all stocks of coronavirus drug remdesivir
- July 01, 2020

It will cost a patient whopping KSh 249, 324 for a complete dosage of remdesivir drug after it proved effective in speeding recovery following a series of clinical trials. "We will make sure the drug gets to the hospitals that most need it to take care of American patients", he said. It has been shown to help people recover faster from the disease. (more...)
Gilead prices remdesivir at $2,340 per patient for developed countries Gilead prices remdesivir at $2,340 per patient for developed countries
- July 01, 2020

The administration made a decision to oversee distribution of remdesivir to ensure that the drug is available "equally and fairly to all patients in American hospitals", regardless of where in the country they live or what hospital they visit, a senior HHS official said. (more...)
'Wear a mask!' Republicans break with Trump as COVID-19 surges 'Wear a mask!' Republicans break with Trump as COVID-19 surges
- July 01, 2020

Wearing non-medical grade face masks in public settings, such as grocery stores and gas stations, where social distancing measures are hard to maintain is recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19. "I think they work", Hannity said. Face masks should not be worn by children under 2 years of age. "People need to know that wearing masks can reduce transmission of the virus by as much as 50 percent, and those who refuse are putting their lives, their families, their friends, and their ... (more...)
USA buys up nearly entire world supply of coronavirus drug Remdesivir
- July 01, 2020

US President Donald Trump's administration has secured nearly all the world's upcoming supply of the drug remdesivir . A statement from the Department of Health and Human services says Trump struck an "amazing" deal with Gilead for 500,000 doses which amounts to 100% of Gilead's production in July, 90% of it in August and 90% in September. (more...)
Aamir Khan confirms some of his staff members tested covid-19 positive Aamir Khan confirms some of his staff members tested covid-19 positive
- July 01, 2020

Meanwhile, Aamir Khan had earlier today informed that some of his staff members have tested positive for coronavirus . Aamir thanked BMC for taking care of his staff and fumigating and sterilising the entire society. And a big thank you to Kokilaben Hospital and the doctors, nurses and staff there. Although she stated that there is nothing to hide about the fact, she is very proud of all her achievements but they are being introduced to that side of her life as they grow. (more...)
Coronavirus: Six More Deaths And 23 New Cases In Republic Coronavirus: Six More Deaths And 23 New Cases In Republic
- July 01, 2020

The death toll there stands at 1,735, with a total of 25,439 confirmed cases, its Department of Health says. While this is welcome news it comes with a worrying rise in cases as the HPSC has been notified of 24 new cases of the virus. "Socialising is important for your mental and physical wellbeing, but it's important that you are safe while doing so". Speaking yesterday evening, he said: "We would like people not to travel". (more...)
European Union health body recommends remdesivir to fight COVID-19 European Union health body recommends remdesivir to fight COVID-19
- July 01, 2020

According to Cipla its antiviral drug Remdesivir would amount to less than Rs 5,000. India's top doctors discuss if this is the beginning of the end of the coronavirus crisis. It will not be retailed, PTI reported quoting Hetero Group of Companies MD Vamsi Krishna Bandi. Cipla will be marketing and supplying the drug through both government and open market channels, the company said in a statement . (more...)
Harper's COVID-19 cases spread to Grosse Pointe Harper's COVID-19 cases spread to Grosse Pointe
- July 01, 2020

The individual who was at Harper's between the time of the outbreak wishes to remain anonymous says - people from the Grosse Pointe area tested positive with no symptoms. And perhaps she shouldn't have gone to a bonfire, ' the mother said. "When we have finished implementing these two strategies, we will have the most state-of-the-art neighborhood venue for you to visit safely". (more...)
Trump administration pushes to overturn Obamacare Trump administration pushes to overturn Obamacare
- July 01, 2020

For those who may need a refresher , a Republican lawsuit is pending at the U.S. Supreme Court, and with the White House's blessing, the litigants are asking the justices to destroy "Obamacare" in its entirety. "If President Trump gets his way, 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions will lose the ACA's lifesaving protections and 23 million Americans will lose their health coverage entirely". (more...)
Sees 15 new cases of COVID-19 Sees 15 new cases of COVID-19
- July 01, 2020

In addition, there are now 5,393 coronavirus cases designated by the department as having recovered, meaning roughly 44.4% of those who have tested positive for the virus have made a full recovery. Preliminary investigation likely connects this person to a known case from a large event in another county. Riley County Public Health officials say the county jumped 15 cases since Sunday, June 28, bringing the county total up to 222 positive cases of COVID-19. (more...)
Second pandemic fears as new virus emerges in China Second pandemic fears as new virus emerges in China
- July 01, 2020

In China , researchers found that more than 10% of people who worked on pig farms tested positive for the virus between 2016-2018. Chinese scientists are now pleading for authorities to "urgently implement" measures to prevent the virus from spreading. (more...)
Dr. Fauci Tells Senators The US Is Dr. Fauci Tells Senators The US Is "Going In The Wrong Direction"
- July 01, 2020

The president has plenty of admirers. "If you look at what's going on and just look at some of the film clips that you've seen of people congregating, often without masks, of being in crowds and jumping over and avoiding, and not paying attention to the guidelines that we very carefully put out we're going to continue to be in a lot of trouble and there's going to be a lot of hurt if that does not stop", Fauci said . (more...)
Gilead sets coronavirus drug candidate remdesivir at $2,340 per patient Gilead sets coronavirus drug candidate remdesivir at $2,340 per patient
- July 01, 2020

Peter Maybarduk, director of the Access to Medicine's program at the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen, called remdesivir's pricing "offensive", arguing in a press release that public support for the drug's development totaled at least $70.5 million. (more...)
Coronavirus: US officials warn 'this is just the beginning' Coronavirus: US officials warn 'this is just the beginning'
- July 01, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned that the United States is "going in the wrong direction" as the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to climb across the country. "Clearly we are not in total control right now", Fauci said. The head of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, sounded the alarm about rising trajectories in several jurisdictions, including COVID-19 hospitalisations rising in 12 ... (more...)
Another COVID-19 case has been reported in Winneshiek County Another COVID-19 case has been reported in Winneshiek County
- July 01, 2020

Monday through Friday. Chickasaw County has dropped from 7 to 6 active cases. Outbreaks of two or more positive cases have been identified in the following congregate settings in New Hanover County: Davis Health Care Center, Liberty Commons, and Northchase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Salvation Army of the Cape Fear emergency shelter, New Hanover County Detention Center, and Milestone Learning Center. (more...)

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