Medicine


Indoor visits now allowed with residents at Ontario long-term care homes Indoor visits now allowed with residents at Ontario long-term care homes
- July 25, 2020

If you are visiting someone in a care home, you should wear a face covering and make sure to wash your hands regularly. Are you a care home owner or provider? The study looked at all 623 long-term care homes in Ontario from March 29 to May 20, 2020, and their 75 676 residents. (more...)
Senate Republicans Push Coronavirus Stimulus Announcement to Monday Senate Republicans Push Coronavirus Stimulus Announcement to Monday
- July 25, 2020

The two sides were also still working on finding an agreement on another round of direct stimulus checks. Instead, Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows went to the Capitol for an unscheduled meeting with McConnell. Schumer said. "Once again the Republican Senate is far more comfortable providing relief to big corporations than relief to workers and families". Patty Murray of Washington, the top Democrat on the Senate health committee. (more...)
Lawmakers hear analysis of Democratic proposal for COVID-19 relief
- July 25, 2020

The retreat comes as Trump has pivoted in other areas, bringing back his coronavirus briefings after a months-long hiatus, urging people to wear masks while carrying one himself, and acknowledging things will "get worse" before they get better in the fight against the coronavirus. (more...)
Fauci says WHs efforts to discredit him freakish newkerala.com#126361
- July 24, 2020

Fauci's comment came after reports that USA hospitals will have to report the coronavirus data to the federal health agency in Washington instead of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee tweeted Monday that " Donald Trump needs to spend less time playing golf and more time listening to experts like Dr. (more...)
Government secures 90 million doses of promising coronavirus vaccines Government secures 90 million doses of promising coronavirus vaccines
- July 24, 2020

Pfizer chief business officer John Young told USA lawmakers Tuesday that a coronavirus vaccine should be free to the public, but would not make a commitment to sell his company's preparation at cost. AstraZeneca said its existing deal with the federal government stipulated that it would sell 300 million doses to the government "at no profit". Pfizer and BioNTech are among a handful of companies that are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19, caused by the new ... (more...)
When do I have to wear a face covering in shops? When do I have to wear a face covering in shops?
- July 24, 2020

A spokesman said: "There is much being shared across social media and in the press about face coverings and masks available for babies". Shoppers are not now required to wear them in Wales or Northern Ireland, although NI will wait until 20 August before deciding whether to make them compulsory. (more...)
Coronavirus: Nine deaths and seven new cases confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus: Nine deaths and seven new cases confirmed in Ireland
- July 24, 2020

NISRA's death toll now stands 850. There have been a total of 556 reported deaths from Covid-19 in the north. THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that one person with Covid-19 has died. Announcing the latest R number on Thursday, the Northern Ireland government added: "At present, R will show a high degree of volatility and be heavily influenced by small local clusters, and is therefore not the key indicator for policy decisions". (more...)
Donald Trump scraps plans for Republican National Convention in Florida Donald Trump scraps plans for Republican National Convention in Florida
- July 24, 2020

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday said measures such as wearing masks were improving the numbers in his state, once the second-hardest hit, over the past several weeks. Side note. if it's too risky to hold the convention in Florida next month, how's it safe to open schools next month? As the epicentre of the U.S. (more...)
Bangladesh calls for affordable access to coronavirus vaccines Bangladesh calls for affordable access to coronavirus vaccines
- July 24, 2020

Mike Ryan, head of the WHO's Health Emergencies Program, said during a Q&A that was livestreamed Wednesday on YouTube. While Ryan noted that some jabs are now in phase three trials and they all have triggered an immune response, controlling the spread of the virus should still be the primary focus. (more...)
New COVID-19 vaccine trials under way in Brazil New COVID-19 vaccine trials under way in Brazil
- July 24, 2020

After the US, Brazil has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, with more than 2 million cases, according to the latest data by Worldometer . A report published by The Lancet on Monday said that a vaccine developed by China's CanSino Biologics also showed "significant immune responses in the majority of recipients". (more...)
Alberta updates COVID-19 numbers for July 22 Alberta updates COVID-19 numbers for July 22
- July 24, 2020

Staff, students, parents and school visitors will also be expected to use a self-screening questionnaire daily to determine if they can enter the school. Two weeks ago, we had widespread reports of overcrowding, inadequate physical distancing and general disregard for public health measures in place. Alberta is seeing a surge in demand for COVID-19 testing as the province surpassed more than 600,000 completed assessments on Wednesday. (more...)
Cancer blood test breakthrough Cancer blood test breakthrough
- July 24, 2020

A simple blood test could reveal cancer years before conventional tests - before symptoms even develop. The concept of using a blood test to detect early-stage cancers is based on a simple fact: Tumor cells regularly shed bits of their DNA into a person's bloodstream. (more...)
CDC: US coronavirus cases far more than reported CDC: US coronavirus cases far more than reported
- July 24, 2020

In this research, 5706 patients were examined who were infected with Coronavirus. The study also involved more than 59,000 people who came in contact with them. Children with coronavirus had more chances of being asymptomatic than adults, which made it harder to understand the index cases within that group. (more...)
30 new cases of COVID-19 in Winnebago County 30 new cases of COVID-19 in Winnebago County
- July 24, 2020

The health departments also reported seven more people who previously tested positive for the virus have recovered bringing the total of recovered to 80. "However, we know the virus has not gone away as we see cases rise, so we must work together to stop another surge". "Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach". (more...)
Here's what you need to know about fading coronavirus antibodies Here's what you need to know about fading coronavirus antibodies
- July 24, 2020

It tracked antibodies in 34 people with the coronavirus and found that the average antibody levels dropped to half of where they started over a period of about 2 1/2 months. "The vaccines are not just going to make antibodies for you". We know that. And so one thing that we're looking at as the antibodies wane, do the T cell responses also wane because those T cell responses can kill the virus. (more...)
Researchers in USA discover antibodies that neutralize coronavirus Researchers in USA discover antibodies that neutralize coronavirus
- July 24, 2020

He said: 'We now have a collection of antibodies that's more potent and diverse compared to other antibodies that have been found so far, and they are ready to be developed into treatments'. "Even if the current in-vitro results cannot be directly translated into clinical efficacy, it is very interesting that ColdZyme is able to effectively deactivate SARS-CoV-2 in vitro since it constitutes a proof-of-principle that can be taken further into clinical studies ". (more...)
Coronavirus US: California cases exceed New York's Coronavirus US: California cases exceed New York's
- July 23, 2020

California finds itself back where it started in March when the pandemic gripped the United States. Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday reported a record 12,807 new coronavirus cases. With almost 40 million people, California is the most populous USA state. More than half of the county's new cases came from people under age 41 and the county's COVID-19 deaths was at 4,154 with positive cases topping 161,670, the county's Department of Public Health said. (more...)
Ottawa, N.S. announce joint review into mass shooting Ottawa, N.S. announce joint review into mass shooting
- July 23, 2020

Unlike a public inquiry, the panel of an independent review does not have the authority to compel testimony under oath or subpoena evidence. They will assess areas related to the gunman; the RCMP's response and information provided to the victims' families and the public after the incident, as well as any other issues found during the review. (more...)
Limited indoor visits resume at Ontario long-term care homes Limited indoor visits resume at Ontario long-term care homes
- July 23, 2020

In order to limit the overall number of visitors and the risk of infection to a care home, the government said visits should be limited to a single constant visitor - such as a son, daughter or wife - per resident, wherever possible. Are you a care home owner or provider? Prof Green said: "This guidance should have been with care providers last month". Previously, only one visitor per resident was allowed at a maximum of one visit per week, and only for an outdoor visit. (more...)
White House scolds Trump adviser for criticizing USA top infectious disease expert White House scolds Trump adviser for criticizing USA top infectious disease expert
- July 23, 2020

Fauci for his advice on the coronavirus. "We're all on the same team, including Dr. Fauci", the president said when asked about Navarro directly. They include a study of more than 1,400 patients with Covid-19 in NY, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in May, that found that hydroxychloroquine did not provide benefits to patients with coronavirus and actually significantly increased their risk of arrest. (more...)

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