Medicine


Here's why it's unlikely we'll have a coronavirus vaccine by Election Day Here's why it's unlikely we'll have a coronavirus vaccine by Election Day
- September 04, 2020

Doctors who are running the clinical trials would know best, and they don't think so. The new facility is meant to produce up to two million doses of vaccine a month by the end of next summer. "This expertise and experience will be important in ensuring that COVAX - as a global effort to procure and deliver safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, on an accelerated timeframe, and at an unprecedented scale - can protect the most at-risk, wherever they may be in the world". (more...)
CDC Says COVID Vaccine May be Distributed in November CDC Says COVID Vaccine May be Distributed in November
- September 04, 2020

The Center for Disease Control is urging Governors across the United States, including Oklahoma, to be prepared for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine by November 1 in a new document. Richard Hatchett, CEO of CEPI, said that two COVID-19 candidates, supported by COVAX initiative, are already undergoing clinical trials in South Africa, to help ascertain their efficacy and safety. (more...)
COVID-19 antibodies present in patients four months after recovery COVID-19 antibodies present in patients four months after recovery
- September 04, 2020

The study , Humoral Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2 in Iceland , was published recently in the peer-reviewed journal, The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Reassuring as these results are, they don't prove that survivors are completely protected from reinfection. This study used a retrospective analysis of 6,369 children tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and 215 patients who underwent antibody testing at Children's National between March 13, 2020, and June 21, ... (more...)
Clark County reports 39 new COVID-19 cases, urges caution this weekend Clark County reports 39 new COVID-19 cases, urges caution this weekend
- September 04, 2020

According to officials, the hospitalization rate has gone down as well, which indicates more younger people are testing positive. As of 8am this morning, there were 40 confirmed COVID-19 patients in Irish hospital, with seven in intensive care. (more...)
US FDA to bring outside experts to review COVID-19 vaccines US FDA to bring outside experts to review COVID-19 vaccines
- September 04, 2020

The timing has taken on political importance as US President Donald Trump seeks re-election on Nov 3, after committing billions of federal dollars to develop vaccines against COVID-19, which has killed more than 185,000 people in the United States. (more...)
US Covid vaccine could be available by November
- September 04, 2020

Some media have cited concerns among experts that vaccines could be distributed before a sufficient review of their safety and effectiveness, under pressure from President Donald Trump, who wants to showcase his anti-coronavirus achievements in the run-up to the presidential election in November. (more...)
Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in, executive produce new spy series Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in, executive produce new spy series
- September 03, 2020

Skydance Television confirmed the news on Twitter Monday. Arnold Schwarzenegger is allegedly starring at a brand new spy drama series having a dad and daughter in the center of the activity. The latter was the action star's last major movie role. That could be an inaccurate feeling since to be fair he's worked quite well with a lot of people through the years and it's been seen that he can provide a solid role whether he's the lead or if he's the supporting actor. (more...)
Canada reaches deal with Novavax to secure millions of COVID-19 vaccines Canada reaches deal with Novavax to secure millions of COVID-19 vaccines
- September 03, 2020

In an interview to Financial Times earlier this week, US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Stephen Hahn said the agency would consider authorising a vaccine before phase 3 clinical trials were complete, if they believed the benefits outweighed the risks. (more...)
U.S. CDC reports 183,050 coronavirus deaths U.S. CDC reports 183,050 coronavirus deaths
- September 03, 2020

Twitter has become increasingly unafraid to police President Donald Trump's personal Twitter account for spreading dubious information and conspiracy theories. The latest data by Worldometer shows that more than 6.2 million cases of the virus have been confirmed in the USA, and more than 187,000 people have died as a result. (more...)
CDC tells states to get ready for November 1 vaccine distribution CDC tells states to get ready for November 1 vaccine distribution
- September 03, 2020

The Japanese government may offer Covid-19 vaccinations for free to all residents so that the number of future fatalities and those developing severe symptoms and needing hospitalisation can be mitigated, sources with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday. (more...)
Fauci Squashes Trump's Distortion Of CDC's COVID-19 Death Toll Data Fauci Squashes Trump's Distortion Of CDC's COVID-19 Death Toll Data
- September 03, 2020

Public health officials have offered different predictions as far as when the first vaccine may be ready for distribution, with most hoping for early next year. For planning purposes, it includes assumptions about how many doses will be available each month, how they should be distributed, stored and handled, and which populations will be prioritized for vaccination. (more...)
Cooper Expected To Announce Easing Of Phase 2 Restrictions Cooper Expected To Announce Easing Of Phase 2 Restrictions
- September 03, 2020

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest blasted the latest move, asking whether Cooper's " Phase 2 .5" decision is "based on science or politics?" Bars and entertainment facilities such as movie theaters will remain closed in the new phase. The governor also announced that gyms will be allowed to open at 30% capacity. Some gym owners said Cooper's decision to keep gyms closed was not fair, because the administration never identified a case of the virus transmitted in a gym. (more...)
Canada secures up to 190M doses of prospective COVID-19 vaccines Canada secures up to 190M doses of prospective COVID-19 vaccines
- September 03, 2020

That analyze appeared at blood samples taken from approximately 20,000 folks in New York Metropolis, residence of the one deadliest outbreak of covid-19 reported so far, and observed that neutralizing antibodies remained steady for three months. (more...)
Novavax publishes more data on vaccine study, stock rises 4% Novavax publishes more data on vaccine study, stock rises 4%
- September 03, 2020

Canada reached an agreement in principle on Monday with both Novavax Inc and Johnson & Johnson for millions of doses of their experimental coronavirus vaccines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. It now has nine COVID-19 vaccine candidates in its portfolio employing a range of different technologies and scientific approaches. Both have been tested in early-stage human trials that found them to be safe, but neither candidate has moved into large Phase 3 trials created to figure out if they ... (more...)
Coronavirus vaccine could be available early, Fauci says Coronavirus vaccine could be available early, Fauci says
- September 03, 2020

NCHS said that the number of reported deaths, along with other underlying conditions by age group, does "not represent new information as NCHS has been publishing this same information since the outset when we began posting data on COVID-19 deaths on our web site". (more...)
NYC delays start of school year to do more virus safety prep NYC delays start of school year to do more virus safety prep
- September 03, 2020

All students will begin the school year virtually learning from home, by computer, on September 16 before a hybrid approach, involving some in-person instruction, begins five days later, de Blasio said, making the announcement alongside schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and United Federation of Teachers' President Michael Mulgrew. (more...)
Steroids confirmed to help severely ill coronavirus patients Steroids confirmed to help severely ill coronavirus patients
- September 02, 2020

Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with corticosteroid drugs reduces the risk of death by 20%, an analysis of seven global trials found on Wednesday, prompting the World Health Organisation to update its advice on treatment. He said: "It is impressive to see so many United Kingdom participants willing to take part in studies, and able to volunteer due to the rapid recruitment response of the NIHR's Clinical Research Network". (more...)
No country can just pretend pandemic is over: World Health Organization chief No country can just pretend pandemic is over: World Health Organization chief
- September 02, 2020

Tedros said it was important to "listen to what people are asking, what people are saying ... we should engage in an honest dialogue". Tedros recognised that many people are getting exhausted of restrictions and want to return to normality after eight months of the new coronavirus . (more...)
Trump, Biden Trade Barbs as President Visits Wisconsin Trump, Biden Trade Barbs as President Visits Wisconsin
- September 02, 2020

And he said Trump's references to Rode as the owner of the business were deceptive. "The community gathering will highlight the contrast between President Trump's divisive and inflammatory statements and the nonviolent demonstrations held by Jacob Blake's family", organizers said ahead of the event. (more...)
Another Person With COVID-19 Dies As Case Load Increases By 19 Another Person With COVID-19 Dies As Case Load Increases By 19
- September 02, 2020

Mel Q's claim was apparently based on the Centers for Disease Control's August 26 update where it said that Covid-19 "was the only cause mentioned" in the death of 6% of fatalities in the country. The data update, which was made on August 26 , incorporated deaths that occurred in the United States from February 1 to August 22, but may still be incomplete "because of the lag in time between when the death occurred and when the death certificate is completed". (more...)

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