Medicine


California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches
- July 14, 2020

The seven-day average number of new daily COVID-19 cases as of July 12 is 8,664, which represents a substantial increase from the seven-day average a week prior of 6,987 cases per day. Bars, Newsom said, must cease all operations. Cases have increased 47% over the past two weeks, while hospitalizations have jumped 28% during the same time period. (more...)
USA man, 30, dies from virus after attending 'COVID party' USA man, 30, dies from virus after attending 'COVID party'
- July 14, 2020

A man died from coronavirus after attending a "COVID-19 party" before admitting his mistake on his deathbed. "This is a party held by somebody diagnosed by the Covid virus and the thought is to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected", Dr. (more...)
Province announces 495 long-term care beds for seniors in Interior Province announces 495 long-term care beds for seniors in Interior
- July 14, 2020

The Province said once open, the number of publicly funded long-term care beds available in the Interior Health region will increase by almost 10%, rising to 6,550. "Interior Health supports individuals to live independently through home and community care services. So I think the responsibilities are on all of us to understand the risks and understand our responsibilities". (more...)
Business Insight | Where is India’s COVID-19 vaccine? Business Insight | Where is India’s COVID-19 vaccine?
- July 14, 2020

Just a Phase I trial? The coronavirus vaccine was developed by Russia's Ministry of Defence in collaboration with Moscow's Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. According to Alexander Lukashev, director of the Institute of Medical Parasitology, Tropical and Vector-borne Diseases at the University of Sikhenov, this phase of the study was meant to demonstrate the safety of the vaccine for humans and was successfully completed. (more...)
Gov. Newsom announces statewide closure of restaurants and other indoor activities
- July 14, 2020

As part of the announcement, Newsom said fitness centers, non-essential offices, worship services, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, and malls must close in counties on the state's monitoring list. While outdoor operations are still allowed where possible, the indoor closures are effective immediately. "Some of this may be lag, we may see deaths start to climb again because we've only really experienced this rapid increase in cases over the last five to six weeks", Dr. (more...)
Pfizer, BioNTech get vaccine 'fast track' from FDA Pfizer, BioNTech get vaccine 'fast track' from FDA
- July 13, 2020

According to the FDA, "the goal is to get important new drugs to the patient earlier". The BNT162b1 and BNT162b2 formulations are the most advanced in the programme, now being evaluated in phase 1/2 clinical trials in the U.S. If the ongoing studies are successful and the vaccine candidate receives regulatory approval, the companies expect to manufacture up to 100M doses by year-end and potentially more than 1.2B doses by the end of 2021. (more...)
COVID-19 Patients Lose Immunity to Virus After Three Months, Study Says COVID-19 Patients Lose Immunity to Virus After Three Months, Study Says
- July 13, 2020

But Monday's research suggests immunity can not be taken for granted and may not last more than a few months, as is true with other viruses such as influenza. There are four other types of coronavirus in widespread circulation, which cause the common cold. The new research claimed that annual coronavirus infection could happen, just like common cold or flu, creating the idea that the viral disease could be eliminated with the help of herd immunity, explained by Daily Mail . (more...)
Human trial of coronavirus vaccine begins in Australia Human trial of coronavirus vaccine begins in Australia
- July 13, 2020

Phase two trials are supposed to start Monday. The milestone follows months of pre-clinical testing by UQ, since the vaccine candidate was selected as the university's most promising in mid-February. People interested in volunteering will be asked to fill out a questionnaire meant to determine how likely they are to contract the coronavirus, with questions focusing on race, occupation and how many people they're exposed to on a regular basis, with an emphasis of recruiting people from ... (more...)
'Broken heart syndrome' rising under stress of pandemic, says new research 'Broken heart syndrome' rising under stress of pandemic, says new research
- July 13, 2020

Before the pandemic, there were, on average, five to 12 cases in an eight-week period, but in the cohort observed during the pandemic, the number rose to 20. "It's well-known that patients quite frequently get [broken heart] syndrome at times of extreme stress or during natural disasters", Horowitz said. (more...)
COVID-19: Production of Russian vaccine to launch no earlier than fall
- July 13, 2020

The most awaited announcement in the midst of the world pandemic came from Vadim Tarasov, who is the director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology. "Further studies have shown that the vaccine was safe to give to people". Meanwhile, many countries launched massive efforts to develop a vaccine. The first vaccine, in the form of a solution for intramuscular administration, was carried out at the Burdenko Military Hospital. (more...)
Russian university completes clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine
- July 13, 2020

In news that has broken the Internet, Russia has become the first nation to complete clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine on humans, and the results have proven the medication's effectiveness, the media reported on Sunday. "On Monday, 13 July, the second group of volunteers, who are tested for the efficiency and immunogenicity of the vaccine, will be injected with the second component of the vaccine against the coronavirus", the ministry stated. (more...)
CID has been following me, my supporter, it’s humiliating, says Sachin Pilot CID has been following me, my supporter, it’s humiliating, says Sachin Pilot
- July 13, 2020

The developments have drawn plenty of reactions from both the Congress and BJP . The Congress government in Rajasthan is staring at a political crisis after Pilot and legislators loyal to him reached Delhi on Sunday. If 30 MLAs resign, the majority mark will be reduced to 86. With Mr Scindia's help, the BJP returned to power. Mr. Pilot, who has been engaged in a power tussle with Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, continues to be incommunicado, leading to anxiety in the State unit. (more...)
Ontario reports 129 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths; total cases top 36,700 Ontario reports 129 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths; total cases top 36,700
- July 13, 2020

A total of 32,534 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 88.6 per cent of all confirmed cases. "Hospitalizations, ICU admissions have both decreased with the number of vented patients being relatively stable", she tweeted Sunday. In a tweet on Sunday, Health Minister Christine Elliott said the province processed almost 26,000 tests. Ontario health officials have conducted almost 1.7 million tests for the disease since the pandemic was declared. (more...)
Russia's Sechenov University successfully completes trials of world's first COVID-19 vaccine Russia's Sechenov University successfully completes trials of world's first COVID-19 vaccine
- July 13, 2020

Now that the safety has been confirmed, the vaccines that are already in the market are safe too. The Sputnik report quotes Alexander Lukashev, director of the Institute of Medical Parasitology, Tropical, and Vector-Borne Diseases at Sechenov University, as saying that the objective of this stage of the study was to show the vaccine's safety on humans, "which was successfully done". (more...)
Not China, but Russian Federation announces world's first Covid-19 vaccine Not China, but Russian Federation announces world's first Covid-19 vaccine
- July 13, 2020

As of Friday, there have been 2,737,749 confirmed COVID-19 cases across the whole of Europe, according to the Statista online data collection portal. Russian Federation had allowed clinical trials of two forms of a potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology on June 18. (more...)
Thailand plans November human testing for potential coronavirus vaccine Thailand plans November human testing for potential coronavirus vaccine
- July 13, 2020

The director of the famous Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, Vadim Tarasov, announced that the first batch of volunteers would be discharged on Wednesday. Now, the manufacturer is moving forward to develop further vaccines for containing coronavirus . Earlier, results of the COVID-19 vaccine tests performed on a group of volunteers in Russian Federation showed that they were developing immunity to the coronavirus . (more...)
Russian University Claims World's First COVID-19 Vaccine, Clinical Trials Over Russian University Claims World's First COVID-19 Vaccine, Clinical Trials Over
- July 13, 2020

The university began clinical trials of the vaccine produced by Russia's Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology on June 18, 2020, stated Sputnik News . "It corresponds to the safety of those vaccines that are now on the market", said another scientist Alexander Lukashev, director of the Institute of Medical Parasitology, Tropical and Vector-Borne Diseases at Sechenov University. (more...)
No COVID-19 vaccine possible before 2021, officials tell parliamentary panel No COVID-19 vaccine possible before 2021, officials tell parliamentary panel
- July 12, 2020

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has permitted two vaccines - one developed by the Bharat Biotech International Limited in collaboration with ICMR and another by Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd -to go in for phase 1 and 2 human clinical trials, said Rajesh Bhushan, Officer on Special Duty in the health ministry. (more...)
More deaths reported in Arab countries from COVID-19 More deaths reported in Arab countries from COVID-19
- July 12, 2020

County Public Health considers a person "recovered" if they are not hospitalized and have been released from Public Health-ordered isolation. Approximately 231 recoveries have been reported. The 2,462 new cases reported statewide Saturday represents the highest one-day total during the pandemic. Lewis County announced no new cases. There were no new cases Tuesday or Wednesday, while on Thursday there two cases reported. (more...)
Russia's Sechenov University Successfully Completes Trials of World's 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Russia's Sechenov University Successfully Completes Trials of World's 1st COVID-19 Vaccine
- July 12, 2020

The UN health agency said it was essential to test the COVID-19 vaccine in countries where it was needed to ensure that it would be useful. Access to life-saving vaccines is a perennial issue in poorer countries. "I encourage more countries in the region to join these trials so that the contexts and immune response of populations in Africa are factored into studies". (more...)

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