Medicine


Hays County reports 11th COVID-19 fatality, 85 new cases Hays County reports 11th COVID-19 fatality, 85 new cases
- July 09, 2020

Public Health reported that 68 percent of the county's hospital beds were occupied as of Wednesday, with 4.9 percent of licensed hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients. In response to the surge in cases, Wolf issued a masking order for Pennsylvanians in public spaces and where social distancing is not possible. One Hardin County patient is hospitalized. (more...)
Trump administration can allow employers to deny birth control, Supreme Court rules Trump administration can allow employers to deny birth control, Supreme Court rules
- July 08, 2020

The government had previously estimated that the rule changes would cause between 70,000 women and 126,000 women to lose contraception coverage in one year. And two liberal justices who sided with the administration, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer, suggested the legal fight over the administration's changes may continue. (more...)
Aerosol transmission may spread COVID-19 Aerosol transmission may spread COVID-19
- July 08, 2020

In an open letter to the World Health Organization , 239 scientists in 32 countries have reportedly argued particles smaller than what has previously been reported can carry the novel coronavirus and infect people. "For spaces where ventilation can not be increased, we recommend portable high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter air cleaners or possibly ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lights at the high end of need". (more...)
Bubonic Plague Confirmed in Herder, China Says Bubonic Plague Confirmed in Herder, China Says
- July 08, 2020

India has recently surpassed Russian Federation to become the third-most COVID-19 infected nation in the world. "There is a risk of a human plague epidemic spreading in this city", local health officials said . What was once a devastating disease now has a 1-15 percent death rate depending on how quickly antibiotics are administered, so in areas with access to healthcare it poses very little threat. (more...)
Russia Runs Bubonic Plague Checks on Rodents Russia Runs Bubonic Plague Checks on Rodents
- July 08, 2020

At the moment we are not... considering it high-risk but we are watching it, monitoring it carefully. Bubonic plague, caused by bacterial infection, was responsible for one of the deadliest epidemics in human history - the Black Death - which killed about 50 million people across Africa, Asia and Europe in the 14th Century. (more...)
World Health Organization to study 'emerging evidence' on COVID-19 airbone transmission World Health Organization to study 'emerging evidence' on COVID-19 airbone transmission
- July 08, 2020

According to Dr Benedetta Allegranzi, head of WHO's committee on infection prevention and control, the possibility of airborne transmission in "crowded, closed, poorly ventilated settings, can not be ruled out". Van Kerkhove's statement of June 8 downplaying the risks of asymptomatic transmission provoked an immediate backlash from scientists, and a day later, a clarification from the WHO. (more...)
Latest COVID-19 numbers: Over 213,000 Florida cases, deaths surpass 3,800 Latest COVID-19 numbers: Over 213,000 Florida cases, deaths surpass 3,800
- July 08, 2020

Intensive care units (ICUs) in parts of Texas and Arizona are operating near full capacity, with the Texan city of Houston reporting hospitals were "underwater" with the explosion in cases. The U.S.as a whole meanwhile reported 53,213 new cases, its second day in a row with a tally exceeding 50,000, according to the World Health Organization . (more...)
What to watch for in Tuesday's New Jersey primaries What to watch for in Tuesday's New Jersey primaries
- July 08, 2020

President Trump speaks at a January 28 campaign rally in Wildwood, N.J., as Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., listens. Democratic primary: Professor Brigid Callahan Harrison, mental health advocate Amy Kennedy, who is also the wife of former Rep. (more...)
New epidemic warning raised in China after reports of Bubonic Plague case New epidemic warning raised in China after reports of Bubonic Plague case
- July 08, 2020

On Sunday, officials in Inner Mongolia , an autonomous region of China , recorded a case of bubonic plague , otherwise known as the Black Death , while another case was reportedly detected in neighbouring Mongolia. A year ago in May, a couple in Mongolia died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, thought to be a folk remedy for good health. (more...)
Only 5% of Spain's Population Has Antibodies to New Coronavirus Only 5% of Spain's Population Has Antibodies to New Coronavirus
- July 08, 2020

According to the authors of the study , roughly 95 percent of the general population in Spain remains susceptible to infection, though there are significant geographic disparities that coincide with the original rates of infection. "But we are very considerably from accomplishing that selection". Madrid, Spain's hardest-hit area, had an antibody prevalence of 10 percent while Barcelona had 7 percent antibody prevalence. (more...)
States Sue Education Department Over Allocation Of Pandemic Funds To Schools States Sue Education Department Over Allocation Of Pandemic Funds To Schools
- July 08, 2020

District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday, over the rule which requires local education agencies (LEAs) to choose between two methods for allocating CARES Act funds rather than distributing the money based on Title One, Part A allocations as required in the act. (more...)
EPA approves Lysol Disinfectant Spray as effective against Covid-19 EPA approves Lysol Disinfectant Spray as effective against Covid-19
- July 08, 2020

The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved two Lysol products as effective against the novel coronavirus when used on hard, non-porous surfaces. Reckitt Benckiser has warned people against administering disinfectants into the body to treat the novel coronavirus, after President Trump's suggestion that injecting disinfectant might help people infected with the virus. (more...)
Three new COVID-19 deaths reported in Minnesota Three new COVID-19 deaths reported in Minnesota
- July 08, 2020

As of this evening, 25,538 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in this country, with 24 new cases confirmed today. See the state's breakdown by county, sex, age and more . State health officials remain concerned about an uptick related to Minnesotans traveling and gathering with family and friends for Independence Day celebrations. (more...)
Trump administration to encourage schools to safely reopen amid coronavirus surge Trump administration to encourage schools to safely reopen amid coronavirus surge
- July 08, 2020

In a conference call with U.S. state governors, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be "fully operational" even amid the coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
Nicola Sturgeon to join nationwide clap for carers — NHS Anniversary Nicola Sturgeon to join nationwide clap for carers — NHS Anniversary
- July 07, 2020

Air India to Operate 36 Flights Between India and US from July 11 to July 19. Funded by everyone through the tax system, it provides free health care to any United Kingdom resident when needed. "There is deep cause for gratitude, and a true reason for pride". Second World War veteran and NHS fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore joined the applause from his home in a video he shared on Twitter. (more...)
Is Coronavirus Air Borne? Read What Scientists Are Saying Is Coronavirus Air Borne? Read What Scientists Are Saying
- July 07, 2020

In that case, the Times reports , the act of singing may have generated the tiny aerosols necessary to spread the virus around the room. And if SARS-CoV-2 is airborne, the world will radically need to rethink the way it tries to prevent the spread of the virus. (more...)
Clinical Trials of India's First Corona Vaccine Begins in AP and TS
- July 07, 2020

The company announced that it will start human trials in more than 1,000 cases in multiple locations in India in this month. The letter's sternly worded directive, according to him, also risks compromising the independence of ethical and scientific review committees at the participating institutions, which are meant to independently approve the trial protocol and oversee its conduct. (more...)
COVID-19 imperils AIDS progress, United Nations warns COVID-19 imperils AIDS progress, United Nations warns
- July 07, 2020

The report said the COVID-19 pandemic, which emerged in China in January, has already "seriously impacted" the AIDS fight, with lockdowns and travel and trade disruptions delaying or halting HIV treatment and testing services. HIV has infected more than 75 million people and killed nearly 33 million since the AIDS epidemic began in the 1980s. In Asia and the Pacific region, there were 300,000 new HIV infections - a 12% decline since 2010, although significant reductions in countries such ... (more...)
Melbourne Resumes Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Surge Melbourne Resumes Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Surge
- July 07, 2020

Victoria State Premier Daniel Andrews said the lockdown would begin at midnight Wednesday and last at least six weeks, warning residents "we can't pretend" the epidemic crisis is over. But there is growing concern that most of Melbourne's new cases are not directly linked to residents returning from overseas. After the south-eastern city detected 191 new cases in 24 hours, Andrews said there were now too many to trace properly, so restrictions were needed. (more...)
Human trial process starts at Hyderabad's NIMS
- July 07, 2020

A scientist at work at the Serum Institute of India, which is working on COVID-19 vaccines. He pointed out that there are more than 140 candidate vaccines in various states of development across the world. Experts soon commented that the timeline to develop a vaccine and complete three crucial phases of clinical trials in six weeks was "scientifically impossible" and "unrealistic". (more...)

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