Medicine


WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic Is One Big Wave, Not Seasonal WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic Is One Big Wave, Not Seasonal
- July 30, 2020

Some people might call these waves, but if they do, we are looking at dozens of waves. Without comprising COVID-19 first, countries may run into problems battling both the novel coronavirus and flu. The flu does come in waves, since it's a seasonal infectious disorder. "But at the moment, first, second, third wave, these things don't really make sense and we're not really defining it that way". (more...)
Government may provide indemnity to NZ supplier of Covid-19 vaccine
- July 30, 2020

The current pandemic phase, expected to continue through 2021 and even into 2022, means dose production in high volumes for mass vaccinations and pricing for broad access, said Angela Hwang, group president of Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals. Notably, Moderna , whose vaccine is being backed by the USA government and which started Phase 3 testing Monday, has built its coronavirus vaccine on the backbone of a vaccine it had been developing for a related virus, MERS. (more...)
Kodak Will Help Make Drugs to Fight Covid, Says Trump Kodak Will Help Make Drugs to Fight Covid, Says Trump
- July 30, 2020

Announcing the loan, the U.S. government said it wanted to reduce dependency on foreign countries for medical supplies. The firm, which signed a "letter of interest" with the DFC on Tuesday, will produce "up to 25 percent of active pharmaceutical ingredients used in non-biologic, non-antibacterial, generic pharmaceuticals". (more...)
Missoula County reporting 8 new COVID-19 cases Missoula County reporting 8 new COVID-19 cases
- July 30, 2020

Schneider said the department received negative test results from the Texas Department of Emergency Management between May 10 and July 26. He is a healthcare worker but denies any direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. The new case brings the county's total to 171 cases. In addition, there are 7,817 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health. (more...)
Louie Gohmert: Mask-shunning lawmaker catches Covid-19 Louie Gohmert: Mask-shunning lawmaker catches Covid-19
- July 30, 2020

On Tuesday, Mr Gohmert frequently removed his mask during a almost five-hour hearing with Attorney General William Barr . A reporter says she also saw the two men speaking with each other while not social distancing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, rejected the White House's offer of coronavirus tests for Capitol Hill back in May, saying they wanted to direct the resources to the front lines. (more...)
German coronavirus studies identify heart issues in COVID-19 patients German coronavirus studies identify heart issues in COVID-19 patients
- July 29, 2020

The research team used a machine-learning algorithm to analyze the data and group the symptoms, and then they tested the algorithm by running a second set of data with 1,000 users in the United Kingdom, U.S. "These findings indicate the need for continued investigation of the long-term cardiovascular consequences of COVID-19", the researchers wrote. The sample of autopsy cases was little and the "elderly age of the patients might have influenced the results", the scientists composed. (more...)
QLD confirms third new coronavirus case
- July 29, 2020

Passengers seated near the pair on flights VA863 and VA977 and are also being contacted by contact tracing teams. It is understood a testing clinic will be established at the Baskerville Sports Centre, at the school , from today. "It is just a very precautionary stop there's is absently nothing at this point in suggesting that over these two individuals have visited any aged care facility", she said. (more...)
Coronavirus Australia: Sydney’s Potts Point COVID cluster grows Coronavirus Australia: Sydney’s Potts Point COVID cluster grows
- July 29, 2020

A prominent Illawarra businessman has revealed he has tested positive to COVID-19 as part of the growing Sydney Thai Rock restaurant cluster. "The Thai Rock Potts Point has the same owners as Thai Rock Wetherill Park, which has now been linked to 67 cases of COVID, but investigations to date have not identified links between cases at the two sites". (more...)
U.S. Attorney General William Barr to be tested for coronavirus U.S. Attorney General William Barr to be tested for coronavirus
- July 29, 2020

His office did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Gohmert, a 66-year-old Republican, needs to isolate himself and use the physical-distancing rules that Democrats have put in place, such as virtual hearings and proxy-voting. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Mike Johnson of Louisiana. Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec added that Barr already faces routine testing for COVID-19 at the White House. (more...)
Canada's Top Doc Says The Latest COVID-19 Treatment Is Very Limited Canada's Top Doc Says The Latest COVID-19 Treatment Is Very Limited
- July 29, 2020

Health Canada signage at Tunney's Pasture in Ottawa. The drug, which goes by Gilead's brand name Veklury , will be used to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19, who have pneumonia and require extra oxygen to breathe, Health Canada said in a press release on Tuesday. (more...)
Trump Says He 'Never' Discussed Russian Bounty Plot With Putin Trump Says He 'Never' Discussed Russian Bounty Plot With Putin
- July 29, 2020

When pushed on why he did not confront Putin during Thursday's phone call, the president said, 'That was a phone call to discuss other things, and frankly that's an issue that many people said was fake news'. Russian Federation has denied the allegations, and the White House insisted that there is "no consensus" that the intelligence is accurate. The two have also spoken on the phone almost two dozen times since Trump took office. (more...)
Flu and pneumonia vaccines may lower Alzheimer's risk
- July 29, 2020

In one study , researchers found that getting a flu shot showed a 17% reduction in the development of the disease. Researchers found that those who received a pneumonia vaccine before age 75 were between 25 and 30 percent less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's. (more...)
United Kingdom signs deal for 60 million virus vaccine doses United Kingdom signs deal for 60 million virus vaccine doses
- July 29, 2020

If the vaccine proves successful, the United Kingdom could begin to vaccinate priority groups, such as frontline health and social care workers and those at increased risk from coronavirus , as early as the first half of next year, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said . (more...)
Covid-19 Virus Has Been Circulating in Bats for Decades Covid-19 Virus Has Been Circulating in Bats for Decades
- July 29, 2020

He added in this quote to US news site "VOX" that the genomes of raTG13 carried by bats and SARS-CoV-2 differ in 1,177 nucleotide positions and it would have taken a very long time to accumulate sufficient numbers of mutations through natural evolution. (more...)
Government now launching full public inquiry into N.S. mass shooting Government now launching full public inquiry into N.S. mass shooting
- July 29, 2020

Relatives of victims have been calling for a public inquiry into the massacre for months . Nick Beaton, whose pregnant wife was murdered by the gunman on April 19 while on her way to work, said widespread public pressure was behind the reversal. (more...)
Two mosquito pools found in Windsor Two mosquito pools found in Windsor
- July 29, 2020

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. Avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent. The health units sets traps weekly in the city and Peterborough County during the summer months and early fall. (more...)
More Than 1,000 New COVID Cases Reported in Nevada Tuesday More Than 1,000 New COVID Cases Reported in Nevada Tuesday
- July 29, 2020

The new total is 5,203. The Chippewa County Department of Public Health has released an update on where Chippewa County stands in terms of COVID-19 cases. Officials said 57,239 have had the virus and recovered. At PeaceHealth Southwest and Legacy Salmon Creek medical centers, 56.8 percent of total hospital beds are occupied, with 4.3 percent taken by coronavirus patients. (more...)
Colorado Residents Are Finding Mysterious Seed Packets In Their Mailboxes Colorado Residents Are Finding Mysterious Seed Packets In Their Mailboxes
- July 29, 2020

Individuals in Montana and across the nation say they have been receiving mysterious packages in the mail from China over the last few weeks. "At this time, we are not sure what the seeds are and therefore are urging everyone to be exceedingly vigilant", Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. (more...)
COVID-19: US-based Nigerian doctor reveals drugs allegedly used for treatment COVID-19: US-based Nigerian doctor reveals drugs allegedly used for treatment
- July 29, 2020

The news conference and ensuing viral video was organized by Tea Party Patriots Action, a dark money group that has helped fund a pro-Trump political action committee. "Right. Right. Exactly, and I go along with the FDA", Fauci responded. "This is what I've been trained for my entire professional life and I'll continue to do it". (more...)
Pfizer and BioNTech begin mass human trials on potential COVID-19 vaccine Pfizer and BioNTech begin mass human trials on potential COVID-19 vaccine
- July 29, 2020

Companies and research institutions in various countries are racing to develop vaccines against the coronavirus. Pfizer has a pact to sell the winning vaccine for 50 million people to the US government for around $2 billion, should it pass through the clinical hurdles. (more...)

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