Medicine


Expect a ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic, World Health Organization warns Expect a ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic, World Health Organization warns
- August 02, 2020

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has stressed that the United Nations health agency had declared a top-level public health emergency on January 30, when there were fewer than 100 cases and no deaths outside China, where the virus first emerged. (more...)
New study claims kids can spread Covid-19 as much adults New study claims kids can spread Covid-19 as much adults
- August 01, 2020

Taylor Heald-Sargent, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago . The authors included that a current laboratory study had actually shown that the more viral hereditary product existed, the more contagious virus might be grown. (more...)
Greek Australian among the eight new deaths recorded in Victoria on Friday Greek Australian among the eight new deaths recorded in Victoria on Friday
- August 01, 2020

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said masks or similar face coverings will become compulsory across the state starting late Sunday. Mr Andrews said 49 more such "mystery" cases had been added to the community transmission tally in the past day. (more...)
COVID-19: Health officials announce 50 new cases, one new death COVID-19: Health officials announce 50 new cases, one new death
- August 01, 2020

The statement says there are now 3,641 COVID-19 cases in B.C. and 3,168 people have recovered. Of the 50 new cases, five cases are epidemiologically-linked, meaning people who were never tested but were presumed to have COVID-19 because they developed symptoms and were close contacts of a laboratory-confirmed case. (more...)
Fauci testifies on United States coronavirus response
- August 01, 2020

Fauci said it was a complex question, but described some of the contributing factors. And Rep. Jim Jordan , R-Ohio tried to press Fauci into saying that demonstrations against police violence toward Black Americans spread the virus and should be curbed. (more...)
Lockdown has been tightened in parts of northern England Lockdown has been tightened in parts of northern England
- August 01, 2020

His announcement came hours after the government increased regional lockdown measures - under which people from different households are banned from meeting indoors - for some four million people across Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire. (more...)
85 new Covid-19 cases confirmed 85 new Covid-19 cases confirmed
- August 01, 2020

The official figure for Clare remains at 380, but that only covers up until last Tuesday - tonight's cases bring the number of known cases here to 391. "Covid-19 is extremely infectious and no one is immune". The total for Dublin in the county breakdown is 12,487 - up by seven. Asked what he would say to pub owners wondering if their business will reopen on Monday week, Dr Glynn said he was "very sorry" for the position they are in "but our focus here has to be on public health". (more...)
Staff member at Burnaby long-term care home tests positive for COVID -19
- August 01, 2020

VCH collected samples at three long-term care homes during outbreaks of COVID-19 to better understand the extent to which environmental contamination occurs in long-term care settings. Health officials did not have any new community outbreaks to announce today. However, public health teams are continuing to support the ongoing outbreaks on Haida Gwaii, and at Fraser Valley Packers Inc. (more...)
McPherson county reports four new cases of COVID-19 McPherson county reports four new cases of COVID-19
- August 01, 2020

There were 62 active cases and the Missoula City-County Health Department outlined where the suspected active COVID-19 cases are coming from. McLean County health officials announced nine new coronavirus cases on Friday as the county closes out a month in which its COVID-19 caseload almost doubled. (more...)
Companies Supplying US with 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Companies Supplying US with 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
- August 01, 2020

If successful, US regulatory approval is anticipated in the first half of 2021. Sanofi will receive the bulk of the funding. "Today's investment supports our latest vaccine candidate, an adjuvanted product being developed by Sanofi and GSK, all the way through clinical trials and manufacturing, with the potential to bring hundreds of millions of safe and effective doses to the American people". (more...)
Ontario reports spike in new coronavirus cases as Toronto enters Stage 3
- August 01, 2020

One additional child has tested positive from La Clementine Michel Dupuis for a total of four cases among children, plus two among staff members. On Friday, the region also updated its testing numbers, something it does on Tuesdays and Fridays. (more...)
COVID-19 cases on the continent top 900,000: Africa CDC COVID-19 cases on the continent top 900,000: Africa CDC
- August 01, 2020

The number of reported infections continued climbing after the closing, with at least 85 kids and counselors coming down with the virus after their time at the camp's Lake Burton location. On June 23, a teen staff member left the camp after developing chills the night before. The Africa CDC, a specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union (AU) Commission in its latest situation update issued on Friday, said that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the continent ... (more...)
Russian COVID-19 vaccine approval imminent, source says Russian Russian COVID-19 vaccine approval imminent, source says Russian
- August 01, 2020

Stoffels said prior tests of this type of vaccine in other diseases found that a second shot significantly increases protection. A separate state research facility in Moscow, the Gamaleya Institute, completed early human trials of an adenovirus-based vaccine earlier this month and expects to enter large-scale trials in August. (more...)
Governor Evers to issue mask mandate across Wisconsin Governor Evers to issue mask mandate across Wisconsin
- August 01, 2020

Evers' spokeswoman Britt Cudaback referred to comments he made on Thursday calling it "risky business" for the Legislature to revoke a mask mandate that polls show has broad public support. The Supreme Court will soon, however, go from a 5-2 majority to a 4-3 one, when Jill Karofsky takes over August 1. "I want to start by acknowledging there are times when wearing a mask makes sense for certain people". (more...)
18 new Bureau County cases, one new Marshall County case 18 new Bureau County cases, one new Marshall County case
- July 31, 2020

Last week ended with 40,634 confirmed cases in Iowa and this week comes to a close with 44,040 cases - an increase of 3,406 in seven days. A male and female in their teens, a male and female in their 20s, two females and one male in their 30s, and one female in her 40s have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID. (more...)
Province Announces Plan for Upcoming School Year Province Announces Plan for Upcoming School Year
- July 31, 2020

Most students in the Ashland School District will start their year away from the classroom, school officials announced on Thursday. The governor has offered three different scenarios: Distance learning, in-person classes, or a hybrid of the two. (more...)
Third woman linked to 'criminal' trip at centre of Qld COVID scare Third woman linked to 'criminal' trip at centre of Qld COVID scare
- July 31, 2020

In a letter from Queensland Health, obtained by The Courier Mail , students and staff at Parklands Christian College were told they "must quarantine at home" until August 6 after a COVID-positive staff member visited the premises last Wednesday and Thursday (July 22 and 23). (more...)
Sanofi And GSK Strike COVID-19 Vax Deal With UK Govt. Sanofi And GSK Strike COVID-19 Vax Deal With UK Govt.
- July 31, 2020

The vaccine is based on technology Sanofi developed to produce an influenza vaccine. "Governments must put their focus on how to work with the WHO to avoid a future scenario in which there is starkly unequal access to a vaccine across the world and where healthcare workers in the poorest communities are left unprotected", he added. (more...)
Students to return to class in September with increased safety measures Students to return to class in September with increased safety measures
- July 31, 2020

Now that we have this information, we can finalize plans for all HPEDSB schools. "When considering the health of the whole child, and as long as this trend continues, we believe that with the appropriate measures and strategies in place to handle potential outbreaks and prevent spread, schools are expected to be a safe place for Ontario's students and staff who attend in person", said Williams. (more...)
Children under 5 are major carriers of the coronavirus, study finds Children under 5 are major carriers of the coronavirus, study finds
- July 31, 2020

In the study, the researchers analysed 145 cases of mild to moderate COVID-19 illness within the first week of symptom onset. Viral nucleic acids refer to the amount of viral material present in the body, should the virus get a foothold. (more...)

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