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US Coronavirus Cases Top Six Million | Newsradio 95 WXTK US Coronavirus Cases Top Six Million | Newsradio 95 WXTK
- August 31, 2020

At this time, his symptoms included fever , headache, feeling dizzy, as well as a cough, nausea and diarrhea. Jha says the case of the Hong Kong patient is 'completely consistent with that'. Researchers in Nevada reported Friday that they'd also confirmed a reinfection in the US, and that the patient still experienced severe symptoms when contracting the virus again. (more...)
Preparations on for Second Phase of Human Clinical Trial of 'Covaxin' Vaccine
- August 31, 2020

A request for such extraordinary approval would have to come from the vaccine developer, Stephen Hahn told the Financial Times . Hahn told the FT that the FDA was ready to bypass the usual process for a vaccine authorisation but would not do so just to please the president. (more...)
COVID-19 less severe in children, teenagers: UK study COVID-19 less severe in children, teenagers: UK study
- August 31, 2020

To a large extent, the point has become important because the scientists can not say with certainty what role children may play in transmission of the infection and how unsafe the schools will be for teachers and other staff. The commissioned editorial, written by Roberta L. DeBiasi, M.D., M.S., chief of the Division of Pediatric Diseases, and Meghan Delaney, D.O., M.P.H., chief of the Division of Pathology and Lab Medicine, provides important insight on the role children might play in the ... (more...)
Covid-19 cases continue to climb across southern Manitoba Covid-19 cases continue to climb across southern Manitoba
- August 31, 2020

The second floor of the Assiniboine Building is moving to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. Health officials say the five-day test positivity rate now stands at 2.3 per cent, down from three per cent earlier this week. (more...)
First US case of coronavirus reinfection confirmed in Nevada First US case of coronavirus reinfection confirmed in Nevada
- August 31, 2020

In mid-April, he was discharged, after testing twice negative for the virus; in July, asymptomatic, he tested positive for the disease after returning from a trip to Europe . The report , published online, describes a 25-year-old man living in Reno, Nevada, who tested positive for the virus in April after showing mild illness. (more...)
California Reopening Tiers Announced, Guidelines Updated California Reopening Tiers Announced, Guidelines Updated
- August 31, 2020

On the previous Monitoring List, hair salons could only operate outdoors , and malls were closed for indoor operation. This segment of the Covid-19 dashboard managed by Solano Public Health shows novel coronavirus cases by city in the county, the case breakdown by gender and the number of cases in nearby counties as reported Friday, Aug. (more...)
Drop in Covid-19 cases reported in Kildare Drop in Covid-19 cases reported in Kildare
- August 31, 2020

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today . Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases, which is reflected in the national total. This compares with the 560 recorded by the Department of Health. It has been a very hard time for many and few have been left untouched in some way by the negative effects of this pandemic. (more...)
Wild Polio Eradicated in 47 African Countries Wild Polio Eradicated in 47 African Countries
- August 30, 2020

In 1996, the late South African president Nelson Mandela launched the "Kick Polio Out of Africa" campaign, a pan-African initiative to combat the virus, which at the time, was paralyzing almost 75,000 children in the continent each year, the CDC reports . (more...)
European Union signs contract with AstraZeneca on supply of potential COVID-19 vaccine European Union signs contract with AstraZeneca on supply of potential COVID-19 vaccine
- August 30, 2020

Under ICMR's supervision, the phase-2 trial is being conducted on about 100 volunteers in the 17 institutes across the country. Global experts say any widely-used vaccine should first be tested in advanced trials involving tens of thousands of people to prove it is safe and effective before being licensed. (more...)
Mike Pompeo steps up criticism of HSBC over Hong Kong Mike Pompeo steps up criticism of HSBC over Hong Kong
- August 30, 2020

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not immediately respond to a request for comment. HSBC has been walking a political tightrope amid unrelenting pressure from both China and the USA as tensions between the two superpowers escalated with tit-for-tat sanctions over a crackdown on Hong Kong and threats against some of China's biggest companies . (more...)
Covid-19: 11 new cases, no deaths Covid-19: 11 new cases, no deaths
- August 30, 2020

In a new study from South Korea, 22% of pediatric coronavirus cases were asymptomatic while the remaining 78% either had symptoms when they were tested or developed them after diagnosis. Three children had asthma and three had epilepsy, but no other comorbid conditions or immunodeficiencies were reported. The study also showed that children can have a cluster of symptoms including sore throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and rash alongside already-recognised COVID-19 ... (more...)
With Halo, Amazon's entry into the fitness space is ambitious, but odd With Halo, Amazon's entry into the fitness space is ambitious, but odd
- August 29, 2020

The Halo app gives you points based on the sort of physical activity it detects or your own input. Amazon says privacy is "foundational" to Halo, and that it has multiple layers of privacy and security built-in. But points can also be eliminated if the wearer sits too long. However, Amazon promises that your Halo data is kept separate from your Amazon account, and it deletes all photos within 12 hours. (more...)
NSW coronavirus cases increase by nine as Sydney CBD cluster grows NSW coronavirus cases increase by nine as Sydney CBD cluster grows
- August 29, 2020

NSW declared 9 new instances of coronavirus since the Sydney CBD bunch develops and new health alarms are issued. Further investigations have found one case reported on Friday is also linked to that cluster. All of the new cases were locally acquired; five are linked to the new Sydney CBD cluster, and four are close contacts of previous cases. A positive Covid-19 also attended the Caringbah Hotel, in Sydney's south, on August 22 between 8:30pm and 11:30pm. (more...)
Elderly encouraged to get flu vaccine early Elderly encouraged to get flu vaccine early
- August 29, 2020

NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports that their experience may be a sign of what's to come in northern countries like the U.S. Their flu season starts in May or June. But for coronavirus protection, Redfield continues to stress vigilance about wearing masks, keeping your distance, avoiding crowds and washing your hands. (more...)
Coronavirus: Women are better at fighting the virus than men, study claims Coronavirus: Women are better at fighting the virus than men, study claims
- August 29, 2020

For instance, men, in their treatment should be provided vaccines that enhance their T cell responses in the body and women should be treated in a way that dampens their cytokine response. It was small, and the patients were older than 60 on average, which does not account for how an immune response might vary due to age. However, further research is required to reach a conclusive opinion about the difference in efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in men and women. (more...)
Kendall County's COVID-19 test positivity rate continues to climb Kendall County's COVID-19 test positivity rate continues to climb
- August 29, 2020

With the 51 newly reported recoveries, 2,967 Hays County residents have now recovered from the disease. There have been 4,105 deaths related to COVID-19 in Ohio. "The map tells us that virtually every part of our province has been touched by COVID-19", Henry said. Also, according to IDPH data , 62 of Kendall County's COVID-19 cases had been reported as of August 28 at three long-term care facilities in the county: 50 at Symphony at the Tillers of Oswego, eight at the Hillside Rehab and Care ... (more...)
Governor Newsom Announces Four New Tiers For COVID-19 Monitoring Governor Newsom Announces Four New Tiers For COVID-19 Monitoring
- August 29, 2020

The state has a 7-day average of 5,798 cases per day. That county reopening goals differ from the previous benchmark, which was keeping the positivity rate under 8 percent for 14 consecutive days was the leading factor in how openings and closures were determined. (more...)
Trump set to announce purchase of 150 million rapid COVID tests Trump set to announce purchase of 150 million rapid COVID tests
- August 28, 2020

Like most older coronavirus tests, the rapid test still requires a nasal swab by a health worker, and the results can be less accurate than the slower types of tests. About has said it will be able to produce 50 million tests every month by October. He added: "With a rapid antigen test, you get a result right away, getting infectious people off the streets and into quarantine so they don't spread the virus". (more...)
UK to allow emergency use of any effective COVID-19 vaccine UK to allow emergency use of any effective COVID-19 vaccine
- August 28, 2020

Washington has invested more than $10 billion in six vaccine projects and signed contracts guaranteeing the delivery of hundreds of millions of doses once they are approved following clinical trials. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been informed about the various vaccine candidates being developed in India, China, Russia and the United Kingdom, according to the minister. (more...)
Severe or fatal COVID-19 very rare in children, study finds Severe or fatal COVID-19 very rare in children, study finds
- August 28, 2020

Drs. DeBiasi and Delaney write in their commentary that the study makes several important points that add to the knowledge base about COVID-19 in children . Study leader Professor Malcolm Semple , professor in child health and outbreak medicine and consultant respiratory paediatrician at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, said the strength of the research was that it was prospective and has recruited two-thirds of hospital cases in the United Kingdom meaning it was likely to be representative. (more...)

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