Medicine


The time has come for all schools to require the flu shot The time has come for all schools to require the flu shot
- August 20, 2020

This year, for the first time, employees in all licensed nursing homes, home health agencies, acute care and specialty hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehab hospitals and psychiatric hospitals are also required to get a flu shot before the end of 2020. (more...)
Strongest immune responses in patients who recovered from severe Covid-19 Strongest immune responses in patients who recovered from severe Covid-19
- August 20, 2020

Scientists with Washington University School of Medicine are using the same process that created the Ebola vaccine to develop an experimental coronavirus vaccine. New research adds to the growing body of evidence that how the famous anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is not a possible defence against Covid-19. (more...)
Colin Powell To Speak At Democratic Convention In Endorsement Of Joe Biden Colin Powell To Speak At Democratic Convention In Endorsement Of Joe Biden
- August 20, 2020

Her speech formally nominating left-wing Senator Bernie Sanders to be the party's candidate for president may have been a futile formality (a unusual quirk of the Convention system for every candidate who passes the threshold for delegates) - as Joe Biden clinched the actual nomination some months ago - but it was box office nonetheless. (more...)
Victoria has 13 virus deaths,240 new cases Victoria has 13 virus deaths,240 new cases
- August 20, 2020

Professor Sutton was also pleased the number of active cases in aged care facilities (2050), as ICU (45) and ventilator (29) numbers appeared to have stabilised. "The only attack that matters is our collective attack against this virus, that's what I'm focused on, and that hasn't changed and it won't change in terms of age care what I can say to you is that we have been asked to provide support and assistance, we're doing that". (more...)
Trump rule on transgender health care blocked at the 11th hour Trump rule on transgender health care blocked at the 11th hour
- August 20, 2020

In issuing the injunction, Block pointed to the Supreme Court's decision in June which ruled that employers can not fire workers due to their sexual orientation or self-determined gender identity. "We are pleased the court recognized this irrational rule for what it is: discrimination, plain and simple". U.S. District Judge Frederic Block, a Clinton appointee, draws heavily in his decision on the U.S. (more...)
What Local Postal Workers Say About The Trump Administration's Postal Service Cutbacks What Local Postal Workers Say About The Trump Administration's Postal Service Cutbacks
- August 20, 2020

After an emergency closed-door meeting Saturday between DeJoy and the Postal Service Board of Governors, a source familiar tells CNN the agency engaged PR firm Weber Shandwick to help manage crisis messaging and combat some of the anti-Postal Service and mail-in voting rhetoric coming from the White House. (more...)
Biden picks Kamala Harris to be Democratic vice president nominee Biden picks Kamala Harris to be Democratic vice president nominee
- August 19, 2020

Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to know about life as a vice presidential candidate. Biden has not embraced either proposal. Harris election as attorney general drew extra attention, as she was often floated as a likely appointee to the Obama White House, but she stayed in Sacramento. (more...)
Trump blasts McConnell over timing of Senate hearing with postmaster general Trump blasts McConnell over timing of Senate hearing with postmaster general
- August 19, 2020

The reversal follows charges by Democrats and others that service cuts could slow the handling of mail-in ballots, the use of which is expected to skyrocket for the election as the coronavirus pandemic raises fears of crowds. Then there's the question of the USPS overtime policy. "They have made it clear that they intend to keep it". Some Republicans, however, voiced concerns about the effects of mail delays, especially on rural communities and those who rely on USPS to deliver their ... (more...)
Joe Biden nominated as Democratic candidate for USA president Joe Biden nominated as Democratic candidate for USA president
- August 19, 2020

The roll call came on Day 2 of the mostly virtual Democratic National Convention aimed at celebrating the party's candidate and welcoming independents and frustrated Republicans into their political movement to oust Trump from the White House. (more...)
Coronavirus Protection: CDC Suggests Recovered Patients Are 'Protected' For 3 Months Coronavirus Protection: CDC Suggests Recovered Patients Are 'Protected' For 3 Months
- August 19, 2020

There are 371 active cases, which is six more than Wednesday. The novel coronavirus, which has contracted more than 5.3 million people and caused over 168,000 related deaths in the United States, has exposed many weaknesses of the USA health system. (more...)
Provincial government outlines requirements for masks at BC schools Provincial government outlines requirements for masks at BC schools
- August 19, 2020

All staff, middle and secondary students in high traffic areas - like buses, hallways or anytime outside of their learning group or where physical distancing can't be maintained - will have to wear a non-medical mask. The school board also decided to make masks mandatory on buses. "It's really, really important, and we are here to support schools to get children back into education". (more...)
California Just Reported First Case of Human Plague in 5 Years California Just Reported First Case of Human Plague in 5 Years
- August 19, 2020

There were no reports of plaque-associated illnesses during that time. Although it has infected individuals of all ages, 50% of plague cases occur in people aged 12 to 45. At least 20 plague-infected rodents have been found in El Dorado County between 2016 and 2019, according to officials with the California Department of Public Health. (more...)
Government agrees new Covid-19 restrictions limiting social gatherings Government agrees new Covid-19 restrictions limiting social gatherings
- August 19, 2020

All sporting events will take place behind closed doors, with no fans allowed to spectate. Indoor gatherings - excluding shops, restaurants and other businesses - are to be restricted to six people. Donnelly said: "We are at a tipping point". The 190 new cases on Tuesday, the second highest daily rise since early May, took the rate of growth in the last two weeks to the fourth highest in Europe and meant infections would inevitably spread to the most vulnerable if it continued, Prime ... (more...)
Australia Signs Deal to Give COVID-19 Vaccines to Citizens For Free Australia Signs Deal to Give COVID-19 Vaccines to Citizens For Free
- August 19, 2020

Australia should make any coronavirus vaccine compulsory for its 25 million citizens bar medical exemptions, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday, wading into a heated ethical debate. The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is one of five promising candidates to reach an advanced stage of clinical trials, with countries around the world seeking to secure supplies for their own populations. (more...)
Gajraj Rao shares hilarious 'Badhaai Ho' meme for Saif and Kareena Gajraj Rao shares hilarious 'Badhaai Ho' meme for Saif and Kareena
- August 19, 2020

As the birthday of Saif Ali Khan was celebrated recently, his wife surprised him by making a video & publishing a part of it on Instagram. Kareena threw a rather sparkly party with lots of bling, lights and golden hues for the golden jubilee birthday. (more...)
Joe Biden nominated as Democratic candidate for United States president Joe Biden nominated as Democratic candidate for United States president
- August 19, 2020

Clinton's remarks to the fully online gathering were pre-recorded at his home in Chappaqua, New York, like numerous speakers in a political year upended by the coronavirus. "A down-to-earth, get-the-job-done guy". Even political opponents praised Mrs Biden's performance. Several other women Biden considered for his No. (more...)
Stimulus Package Talks Collapse in Washington Stimulus Package Talks Collapse in Washington
- August 19, 2020

At a press conference on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that she offered to knock a trillion dollars off the price of the HEROES Act - a $3.4 trillion dollar bill passed by the House in May that has sat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) desk for almost three months - if Republicans agree to add a trillion dollars to their plan. (more...)
State of Victoria in Australia records 25 deaths and 282 new cases State of Victoria in Australia records 25 deaths and 282 new cases
- August 19, 2020

Australia's second wave of COVID-19 cases has been led by the state of Victoria during the last month or so, and on Tuesday, Australia recorded 226 new cases, with this being the lowest since July 18, when 212 were recorded. "I would hope we are in the hundreds, not in the 200s, next week but it all depends on everyone doing the right thing", he said. Their deaths take the state's toll from the virus to 363 and the national toll to 450. (more...)
RITM affirms PGC study on mutated coronavirus strain | Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco
- August 19, 2020

The mutation infects other individuals 10 times more and spreads more easily by an individual "super spreader", he added. The man had violated his 14-day home quarantine . It may also provide essential information for the development of diagnostic tests, therapeutics and vaccines. While most of the vaccines being developed target the spike protein, they all use older strains of the virus. (more...)
Michelle Obama Accused Of Sending Subliminal Shots To Kanye West During Speech Michelle Obama Accused Of Sending Subliminal Shots To Kanye West During Speech
- August 19, 2020

You're like my favorite". The exchange was aired as part of the Times' TV series "The Weekly", and was circulated on social media. Michelle Obama spoke directly to US citizens and said, "This is not the time to withhold our votes in protest or play games with candidates who have no chance of winning. (more...)

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