Medicine


Woolies staff forced to isolate Woolies staff forced to isolate
- July 04, 2020

A worker at the Balmain Woolies has tested positive for coronavirus. "As a food merchant, we now have rather significant standards of cleanliness and cleaning in location, and the shop has an extra deep wash overnight". although it's a serious compact store'. The man had worn a mask on his flight from Melbourne to Sydney, but you can still find concerns that he could have infected those sitting near him. (more...)
Indonesia to Produce COVID Vaccine for Its Own Exclusive Use Indonesia to Produce COVID Vaccine for Its Own Exclusive Use
- July 04, 2020

Speaking at a parliamentary hearing, Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at the university, said 8 000 volunteers had been enrolled for the Phase III of its trial into the vaccine, AZD1222, which was licensed to AstraZeneca . It is learnt that the ICMR has partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to conduct the trials. Out of a total of 140 companies across the world, seven Indian companies are also working on vaccine development against COVID-19. (more...)
Hydroxychloroquine can help save hospitalized COVID-19 patients ― study Hydroxychloroquine can help save hospitalized COVID-19 patients ― study
- July 04, 2020

The study found 13.5% of the coronavirus patients treated with hydroxychloroquine died, compared to 26.4% of patients who did not receive the drug. Officials with the MI health system said the study found the drug "significantly" decreased the death rate of patients involved in the analysis. (more...)
Coronavirus Has Mutated Into A New, More Infectious Strain, Scientists Warn Coronavirus Has Mutated Into A New, More Infectious Strain, Scientists Warn
- July 04, 2020

The study, titled, "Tracking changes in SARS-CoV-2 Spike: evidence that D614G increases infectivity of the COVID-19 virus" was supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC) part of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI); the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR); Genome Research Limited, operating as the Wellcome Sanger Institute; a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowship (110058/Z/15/Z); CoVIC, INV-006133 of the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, supported by the Bill and Melinda ... (more...)
Alberta reports 57 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deaths Alberta reports 57 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deaths
- July 04, 2020

Outside the urban service area, there are four new cases and an additional resolved case. Across Alberta, there were a total of 94 new cases and one death from COVID-19 to bring the total to 8202. "While there are many components, the approach relies on extensive privately purchased testing, and the National Hockey League players and anyone else involved in the tournament, forming a cohort that is separate from the public", Hinshaw said. (more...)
Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion
- July 03, 2020

State Question 802 will amend the Oklahoma Constitution to expand Medicaid health insurance to those earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level, which is about $17,200 for an individual or $35,500 for a family of four. The state would have to pick up 10% of the cost. The legislature's next session begins in February. Oklahoma's Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd applauded voters for overriding inaction by the Republican-controlled legislature and approving expansion of "healthcare ... (more...)
The Launch Of Ontario's COVID-19 Tracing App Has Just Been Delayed The Launch Of Ontario's COVID-19 Tracing App Has Just Been Delayed
- July 03, 2020

Ford says the fund is part of the financial package going to municipalities hit hard by COVID-19 and he's calling on Ottawa to "cut us a cheque" and give municipalities the flexibility to spend it as they choose. today. The province completed more than 24,300 tests for the novel coronavirus over the previous 24 hours. The spokesperson said that the Ontario government is working with federal partners and that they "expect it to launch shortly". (more...)
Indonesia seeking its own COVID-19 vaccine amid worry about access Indonesia seeking its own COVID-19 vaccine amid worry about access
- July 03, 2020

Bhargava instructed all institutes, including All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and Patna, to complete the process of enrolling subjects for the clinical trials by July 7, as well as to fast-track approvals related to the trials. (more...)
Governor orders face mask use Governor orders face mask use
- July 03, 2020

Also on Tuesday Texas recorded almost 7000 new cases just for the day. Abbott's action comes as Texans approach the Fourth of July weekend, a time usually marked by gatherings and parties. He also urged his constituents to stay home when possible, but stressed that his announcement is not a "stay-at-home order". While he hasn't been as extreme as some other Republican governors in dismissing the threat of COVID-19 and resisting mitigation strategies, Abbott has until the last few days ... (more...)
Man Dies From COVID-19 One Day After Regretting Man Dies From COVID-19 One Day After Regretting "Stupidity" For Partying
- July 03, 2020

Hopefully, with God's help, I'll be able to survive this. He died the next day. An official from California's Riverside County Office of Vital Records confirmed to multiple news outlets that Macias died from Covid-19. Lopez told NBC News that more than a dozen people tested positive after the party. Around June 11, Macias visited Lopez and his sister. "My uncle posted on Facebook a lot", Danielle Lopez, Macias' niece, said. (more...)
Facebook, Twitter encourage people to wear masks Facebook, Twitter encourage people to wear masks
- July 03, 2020

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a new single-day record of Covid-19 cases across the country at 54,357. Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn , and Instagram. This will enable the social media behemoth to counter the spread of fake news about the virus, which has now been described as a global pandemic. Facebook and Instagram are adding in-app banners to encourage everyone to wear a face mask just to encourage safe ... (more...)
New Virus Threat on Horizon: G4 EA H1N1 Pig Flu New Virus Threat on Horizon: G4 EA H1N1 Pig Flu
- July 03, 2020

It possesses "all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans", said scientists at Chinese universities and China's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention... The World Health Organisation has said it is keeping a close eye on these developments and "it also highlights that we can not let down our guard on influenza". (more...)
Some Victorians Banned from Crossing into NSW Some Victorians Banned from Crossing into NSW
- July 03, 2020

That means residents will be confined to their homes except for grocery shopping, health appointments, work or care-giving, and exercise. "As a precautionary measure we have taken the step of working with clubs to temporarily relocate the players, club football department staff, umpires and officials living in the Victorian government declared hot zones". (more...)
BioNTech, Pfizer Report Progress In Coronavirus Vaccine Trial BioNTech, Pfizer Report Progress In Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
- July 03, 2020

Currently, 178 vaccines are in various stages of development; 17 are now going through clinical trials. As we covered yesterday, Pfizer reported encouraging initial results from human trials of its coronavirus vaccine, developed with Germany's BioNTech . (more...)
24 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in two days 24 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in two days
- July 03, 2020

The provincial total now sits at 2,940 total COVID-19 cases. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 989 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,553 in the Fraser Health region, 132 in the Island Health region, 201 in the Interior Health region and 65 in the Northern Health region. (more...)
Two new confirmed cases brings running total to 47 Two new confirmed cases brings running total to 47
- July 03, 2020

Thirty-nine of the previously reported confirmed cases have been removed from isolation. People in Thurston County who are considered "recovered" or "recovering" went up to 228 today, and the amount of people who have been hospitalized at some point over the course of the pandemic went up to 35. (more...)
California rolls back reopening of bars, restaurants and indoor venues
- July 03, 2020

A number of West Hollywood restaurants, which previously were limited to pick-up and take-out service only, had begun expected to host diners inside. The restrictions are effective immediately, Newsom said. The new guidance will remain in place for at least three weeks. He said hospitalizations across the state for COVID-19 rose 51 percent in two weeks, and Intensive Care Unit admissions rose nearly as much in the same period. (more...)
Leicester's Been Put Back in Lockdown Leicester's Been Put Back in Lockdown
- July 03, 2020

The city of Leicester is the first in the United Kingdom to be put under a local lockdown by the United Kingdom government in response to a surge in coronavirus cases. He said: "As we have seen over recent weeks and months, if the guidance and messaging from the government is confusing for the public, then it will be nearly impossible for our colleagues to police". (more...)
The most effective substance for your Do-it-yourself mask, in accordance to science The most effective substance for your Do-it-yourself mask, in accordance to science
- July 02, 2020

While the dishes used during the masked demonstration were left almost untouched. The pictures show a significant difference between the culture plates. The ones he used without a mask wear filled with germs. The researchers also noted that the droplets remained suspended in midair for up to three minutes in the simulated environment. (more...)
Latest Pharmacy News: Immune response to virus vaccine boosts Oxford experts' confidence Latest Pharmacy News: Immune response to virus vaccine boosts Oxford experts' confidence
- July 02, 2020

The ChAdOx1 vaccine technology is based on an adenovirus, another virus, which causes mild upper respiratory tract infections. That makes it very safe, even in people with a weak immune system. Emphasizing on the Ebola experience, she added that the aim should be to produce multiple vaccines to be licensed rather than end up with a monopoly. (more...)

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