Medicine


Australia limits citizens' return as Victoria cases reach record Australia limits citizens' return as Victoria cases reach record
- July 10, 2020

Australia's Victoria state reported the new daily record of coronavirus cases. All states and territories are expected to charge returning travellers for the cost of their 14-day quarantine. "This is a challenging day". The state's chief health officer warned there would be a sharp rise in hospitalizations, intensive care cases and deaths in the coming days as a result of the spike in infections. (more...)
Edmonton hospital stops admitting patients due to COVID-19 outbreak Edmonton hospital stops admitting patients due to COVID-19 outbreak
- July 10, 2020

A COVID-19 outbreak at one of Edmonton's biggest hospitals. In the AHS North zone, there are 51 active cases, and two patients in hospital. However on Tuesday, officials confirmed a third death linked to the outbreak at Edmonton's Misericordia Hospital . (more...)
The Lancet Retracts Hydroxychloroquine Study
- July 10, 2020

Experts warn that conducting such studies properly is far more hard than it appears. Based on these findings , the researchers said in a statement , "we have therefore made a decision to stop enrolling participants to the hydroxychloroquine arm of the RECOVERY Trial with immediate effect". (more...)
USA posts new record daily virus caseload of more than 65000 USA posts new record daily virus caseload of more than 65000
- July 10, 2020

Late June and early July have seen some of the highest daily totals of newly confirmed COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began. More than 3 million cases of coronavirus have been reported in the USA, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. (more...)
Cipla launches generic version of remdesivir in India Cipla launches generic version of remdesivir in India
- July 10, 2020

The US-based company has launched a Phase Ia clinical trial of the inhaled version to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of the new formulation. Privately held Hetero Labs Ltd's version, Covifor , costs 5,400 rupees per vial while Mylan prices Desrem at 4,800 rupees. Sources said the first batch of 10,000 vials had been printed with a price of 4,000 rupees, 800 rupees below the cheapest option, launched by European competitor Mylan this week. (more...)
Victoria records 288 new coronavirus cases Victoria records 288 new coronavirus cases
- July 10, 2020

Melbourne's five million residents were ordered back into lockdown yesterday amid fears the city's outbreak could spread elsewhere. Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed that there had been 288 new cases , bringing the state's total to 3397, which has it overtaking NSW as the state with the highest number of cases. (more...)
'Scream inside your heart': Japan urges silence on rollercoasters due to coronavirus 'Scream inside your heart': Japan urges silence on rollercoasters due to coronavirus
- July 10, 2020

In a recent video, two executives of Fuji-Q Highland rode the Fujiyama coaster (the park's top attraction) without uttering a single exclamation. A major Japanese theme park industry group issued guidelines in May for safe thrill-seeking during the coronavirus era, recommending that nobody shout or scream when riding a roller-coaster and everybody practice physical distancing in haunted houses, according to travel publication TimeOut . (more...)
Kazakhstan After China Warns Of Pneumonia Worse Than COVID-19 Kazakhstan After China Warns Of Pneumonia Worse Than COVID-19
- July 10, 2020

The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan said the country saw 1,772 deaths in the first half of the year some of whom were Chinese nationals. The number of pneumonia cases in the capital city Nursultan have more than doubled this June from the same time previous year, according to Kazakhstan's prominent news agency Kazinform , which cited official data. (more...)
World Health Organization admits emerging evidence on airborne transmission of coronavirus World Health Organization admits emerging evidence on airborne transmission of coronavirus
- July 10, 2020

Currently, the WHO's classification on COVID-19 said that the primary mode of transmission is from person to person followed by contact with droplets left of surfaces from people, within the lifespan of the virus which can vary according to the surface. (more...)
Fauci: Taking Comfort In Lower COVID Death Rate Is A 'False Narrative' Fauci: Taking Comfort In Lower COVID Death Rate Is A 'False Narrative'
- July 10, 2020

He said the lower mortality rate is due to a rise in infections among younger people, who are less likely to due from the virus but can still experience serious complications. 'He's said numerous things - don't close off China, don't ban China, and I did it anyway. A shot to protect against Covid-19 won't work like the measles vaccine, which lasts throughout a person's lifetime, Fauci said. (more...)
12 new cases of COVID-19 in BC 12 new cases of COVID-19 in BC
- July 10, 2020

This is a developing story. In a release, the province confirmed there have been no new health-care facility outbreaks and the outbreak at Tabor Home has now been declared over. "Public health teams have issued an alert for anyone who may have been at the premises on June 27 and June 29", they said in a joint statement. Dr. (more...)
Teen Dies of Coronavirus After Attending Church & Being Treated with Hydroxychloroquine Teen Dies of Coronavirus After Attending Church & Being Treated with Hydroxychloroquine
- July 09, 2020

This week, a medical examiner's report and posts on social media have renewed interest in the events around her death, according to The Washington Post . The teenager, who had several pre-existing conditions, died on June 23 after testing positive for COVID-19. The report states that the parents "declined intubation" against medical advice. (more...)
How Do You Download The Covid App? All You Need To Know How Do You Download The Covid App? All You Need To Know
- July 09, 2020

You can download the track and trace app here. You can say no at this point. "It is simply a limitation of the technology in terms of being able to identify distance that at the earlier phones don't work, and that unfortunately is a technological constraint where we're working to add with the majority of people who have smartphones in the country do have phones that this will", the Minister said. (more...)
Five new cases of coronavirus reported in Ellis Co Five new cases of coronavirus reported in Ellis Co
- July 09, 2020

The total in the county has now reached 43. Riley County has received confirmation of 8 new positive cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday's report. The total number of deaths in the county is now 13. A Person Under Investigation, is someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 and is waiting for test results. There are 1,969 people now hospitalized, with 27% of them in hospital intensive care units and 18% on ventilators. (more...)
Coronavirus herd immunity may not easily achievable: Spanish COVID 19 Study Coronavirus herd immunity may not easily achievable: Spanish COVID 19 Study
- July 09, 2020

Previous reports show that when a large proportion of the population gets immune to the novel coronavirus, through vaccination, herd immunity can be achieved. As found in antibody studies elsewhere in the world, Spain's most densely populated areas - the cities of Madrid and Barcelona - had the highest levels of antibody prevalence. (more...)
Mongolian bubonic plague outbreak has now also been reported in China Mongolian bubonic plague outbreak has now also been reported in China
- July 09, 2020

The authorities of China announced the emergency regime due to the outbreak of the bubonic plaque in Bayannur city, western Inner Mongolia as DW reported . Symptoms include high fever , chills, nausea, weakness and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin. The Yersinia pestis bacteria can be transmitted to humans from infected rats via fleas . (more...)
Ontario reveals new picture of how COVID-19 has hit cities, regions Ontario reveals new picture of how COVID-19 has hit cities, regions
- July 09, 2020

The death toll stands at 2,691 after two new deaths were reported today and there are 31,603 resolved cases. To support public health units' extensive efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Ontario is taking further action to redirect existing resources to focus squarely on the fight against this new virus while allowing for public health units to considerably increase their capacity. (more...)
China's Sinovac starts late stage trials for its COVID-19 vaccine China's Sinovac starts late stage trials for its COVID-19 vaccine
- July 09, 2020

NIMS director K. Manohar said that screening of participants is on. After receiving the test reports, the Department of Medicine will analyse the same and issue the fitness certificates to the subjects. It is behind eight of the 19 vaccine candidates in human trials, the report said, with Sinovac's experimental shot and one jointly developed by the military and CanSino, among the front runners. (more...)
No change in Grande Prairie area COVID-19 cases over weekend No change in Grande Prairie area COVID-19 cases over weekend
- July 09, 2020

Patients will be transferred to other Edmonton-area hospitals. Surgeries requiring an overnight stay will be postponed or completed at another hospital. Of the newly confirmed cases, 40 were in the Edmonton zone and 56 were in the Calgary zone. "We are taking these significant measures to ensure the safety of patients, staff, physicians, and volunteers". (more...)
Covid-19: Airborne transmission can't be ruled out, says WHO Covid-19: Airborne transmission can't be ruled out, says WHO
- July 09, 2020

For instance, we're advised to keep 1.5 metres away from others because there's consensus one of the main ways the virus spreads is via large droplets. Speaking yesterday, WHO Executive Director Dr Mike Ryan said he was concerned there may be a sharp increase in coronavirus fatalities in the coming weeks. (more...)

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