Medicine


Peru to test China Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 3 trial Peru to test China Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 3 trial
- August 23, 2020

During an online press briefing on Thursday, Dmitriev said, "The production of the vaccine is a very important issue". Using insect cells to grow proteins for the coronavirus vaccine - a first in China - could speed up large-scale production, the city government of Chengdu said in a notice on social media WeChat . (more...)
More coronavirus cases linked to Brisbane Youth Detention Centre - 22-Aug More coronavirus cases linked to Brisbane Youth Detention Centre - 22-Aug
- August 22, 2020

Now, restrictions have been reimposed across the state and almost 130 inmates, some as young as 13, have remained in lockdown in their cells as they and 500 staff at the facility undergo rigorous testing. His wife has also tested positive. The centre will not be taking new admissions and all face-to-face visits and court appearances have been cancelled, with all residents and staff present since 8 August to be checked. (more...)
Ontario reports 76 new COVID-19 cases Ontario reports 76 new COVID-19 cases
- August 22, 2020

Meanwhile, the Ontario government extended its emergency orders on Thursday, saying it continues to need the tools to address the COVID-19 pandemic. "We're making great progress: in fact, all 11 impacted units are transitioning to the new system today, at which point 31 of 34 PHUs will be using it", the Health Minister said. (more...)
B.C. sees 90 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths
- August 22, 2020

Slightly less than 3,900 people have recovered from COVID-19. BC health officials said on Friday that 90 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total number of cases to 4,915. "Rather, we are heartened that the vast majority of people in B.C. are doing their part to protect themselves and each other". There were no new health-care facility outbreaks to report, keeping B.C.'s current list of active outbreaks contained to eight long-term ... (more...)
BC health officials report 90 new coronavirus cases
- August 22, 2020

As of Friday, 3,889 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered, leaving the province with 824 active cases, the most it has ever recorded. The number of people now in hospital has risen to 13, with five in the ICU. Eight long-term care or assisted-living facilities have active outbreaks and one acute-care facility has an outbreak. (more...)
Coronavirus more contagious among children? Study warns kids ‘silently spreading’ COVID-19 Coronavirus more contagious among children? Study warns kids ‘silently spreading’ COVID-19
- August 22, 2020

And even when children exhibit symptoms typical of Covid-19, they often overlap with common childhood illnesses, including influenza and the common cold . In Massachusetts , children under the age of 2 are exempt from the mask mandate aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Fasano and his colleagues also found that only around half of the infected children they examined had fever - the vast majority of the children had no symptoms or only mild symptoms such as a runny nose, cough or ... (more...)
Covid-19 in Africa Covid-19 in Africa
- August 22, 2020

The director of Africa CDC, Dr John Nkengasong, stated it was a "sign of hope". On Wednesday, the Africa CDC disclosed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,136,246 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 26,289. (more...)
Florida Releases 750 Million Engineered Mosquitoes To Kill Disease Causing Ones Florida Releases 750 Million Engineered Mosquitoes To Kill Disease Causing Ones
- August 22, 2020

While the Aedes aegypti comprises only 1% of the mosquito population, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control spends more than $1 million a year - about one-tenth of its budget - to combat the insect, CNN reported . What could possibly go wrong? Currently, the Florida Keys is dealing with an outbreak of dengue and 47 people have been infected so far this year. (more...)
NYC Teacher Unions 'Prepared To Strike' If Safety Demands Are Not Met NYC Teacher Unions 'Prepared To Strike' If Safety Demands Are Not Met
- August 22, 2020

And that's all fine. "We can not turn our schools into a biological research facility, where we are asked to expose our children to dangers we can not measure at this time", said human rights activist Rev. "My hope is that New York City will be a model for the rest of the country to show folks that we can do this safely". The UFT also released a two and one-half pages of demands each of New York City's 1,800 schools must comply with and meet. (more...)
Man is his 60s becomes Manitoba’s 12th COVID-19 victim Man is his 60s becomes Manitoba’s 12th COVID-19 victim
- August 22, 2020

Brent Roussin at a Wednesday news conference. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks. Visitor restrictions are in place there. Under normal circumstances, public health officials require more than one case to declare an outbreak, but the decision was made in this case due to the severity of the COVID-19. (more...)
Sweden to ease some COVID-19 curbs on sports, gatherings from October Sweden to ease some COVID-19 curbs on sports, gatherings from October
- August 22, 2020

This record exceeds the country's annual death tolls since 1869, per multiple reports, when 55,431 Swedes died, in part to starvation. According to the Statistics Office report, the number represents 15 percent more deaths than in the first half of 2019, with some 6,500 more deaths. (more...)
Allegheny County covid-19 cases increase by triple digits
- August 22, 2020

The death toll in the county grew Thursday, as well, with one new death reported. The Whitley County Health Department reported only two new cases Friday afternoon, who are on completely opposite ends of the age spectrum. Nationally, children with COVID-19 represented about 8.8% of all USA cases at the end of July, compared to 9% in California, the analysis found. As of Thursday, there are now 94 covid-19 patients hospitalized in Allegheny County, 21 of which are on ventilators, according ... (more...)
Children are silent spreaders of novel coronavirus
- August 22, 2020

Children under ten years old were found to have lower numbers of the receptor in their airways, compared to older peers and adults. According to the authors, this finding suggests that children can carry a high viral load, meaning they are more contagious, regardless of their susceptibility to developing Covid-19 infection. (more...)
ME wedding reception traced to at least 28 coronavirus cases ME wedding reception traced to at least 28 coronavirus cases
- August 21, 2020

Testing was being done at the hospital's walk-in clinic in East Millinocket , and Peterson said he expected the number of positive cases "to rise as testing continues and pending test results are reported ". Nirav Shah, Maine CDC director, said during a news conference on Tuesday. The governor's government orders put in area throughout the global pandemic limit indoor gatherings to 50 people today if you will find adequate house, whilst 100 men and women are authorized at outside occasions. (more...)
Coronavirus creeps into USA mink farms, Coronavirus creeps into USA mink farms, "unusually larger numbers" dead
- August 21, 2020

More studies are needed to understand how different species may be affected by the virus that causes COVID-19, and whether animals may play a role in the spread of the virus. This is the first confirmed case of the virus in mink in the United States. For months, authorities in European countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, and Spain, have reported outbreaks in mink pelt farms, leading to the culling of more than a million of the soft, furry mammals. (more...)
Asymptomatic Kids Carry Higher COVID-19 Viral Load Than Hospitalized Adults Asymptomatic Kids Carry Higher COVID-19 Viral Load Than Hospitalized Adults
- August 21, 2020

For example, the patients taking part were not all children: participants could be as old as 22, and 13 Covid-19 positive participants (around 27%) were aged between 17 and 22. Children may be silent super spreaders of Covid-19 because they have high viral loads, a study has claimed. To make matters worse, future pollen and influenza seasons could provide new additional challenges to mitigating coronavirus outbreaks, as those with mild or no symptoms may actually be vessels for huge ... (more...)
Johnson & Johnson to Buy Momenta Pharmaceutical for $6.5 Billion Johnson & Johnson to Buy Momenta Pharmaceutical for $6.5 Billion
- August 21, 2020

Momenta is best known for producing a generic version of Teva's multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone (glatiramer), but nipocalimab is the company's lead pipeline asset and the main rationale behind the acquisition. Shares of Momenta rose 69% to $52.06 at 9:33 a.m.in NY, while J&J shares were up 0.3% to $150.47. We are blending our heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity. (more...)
First case of the plague in California in five years confirmed First case of the plague in California in five years confirmed
- August 21, 2020

The World Health Organization says the mortality rate is estimated between 30 percent and 100 percent if left untreated. He was the state's second confirmed case this year. The last known cases of plague in California occurred in 2015 in two visitors to Yosemite National Park, the statement said. Prior to that incident, there hadn't been a case in The Golden State since 2006. (more...)
Children Are Silent, Fast Spreaders Of COVID-19 Virus, Shows New Study Children Are Silent, Fast Spreaders Of COVID-19 Virus, Shows New Study
- August 21, 2020

Not only are children quite capable of "silently spreading" COVID-19, they appear to be significantly more contagious than infected adults. "I was surprised by the high levels of virus we found in children of all ages, especially in the first two days of infection". (more...)
Coronavirus: UK takes Portugal off travel restrictions list, adds Croatia, Austria Coronavirus: UK takes Portugal off travel restrictions list, adds Croatia, Austria
- August 21, 2020

The British government also announced on Thursday that six more people died from coronavirus across the United Kingdom over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 41,403. The move comes after Croatia's seven-day average of cases per 100,000 reached 27.4, higher than the Government's threshold of 20 cases per 100,000. "Anyone considering travelling overseas should bear this in mind and should review the travel advice on nidirect and FCO websites ahead of travelling". (more...)

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