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Three dead, 147 infected after COVID super-spreader wedding Three dead, 147 infected after COVID super-spreader wedding
- September 07, 2020

Johns Hopkins University's COVID-19 tracker reported 965 coronavirus deaths and 50,502 new cases in the United States at the end of Friday, bringing the cumulative US totals to 188,096 deaths and more than 6.2 million infections. That panel of folks are likely to have spread the disease more widely, more efficiently in this case, than if it had been one person. An indoor wedding in ME that violated local coronavirus-related ordinances on capacity is now responsible for at least three deaths ... (more...)
COVID-19 vaccine to be priced below 10 euros: Sanofi
- September 07, 2020

In its search to find a vaccine, the company says it is using the same technologies for its COVID-19 vaccine that is used to make its experimental Ebola vaccine, which was offered to people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Prime Minister also remains committed to ensuring early access to the vaccines for countries in the Pacific as well as regional partners in Southeast Asia. (more...)
Covid-19's 'serious, long-term impact' can improve with time, early evidence suggests Covid-19's 'serious, long-term impact' can improve with time, early evidence suggests
- September 07, 2020

The World Health Organization has recommended steroid medications to treat severe cases of Coronavirus after studies showed steroids could reduce the risk of death for hospitalized patients on ventilators by about a third. Hallie Prescott of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Dr. Todd Rice, of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. There were two suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland, it added. (more...)
Travel latest: Quarantine 'confusion' in the United Kingdom following split on Portugal restrictions Travel latest: Quarantine 'confusion' in the United Kingdom following split on Portugal restrictions
- September 07, 2020

French Polynesia is also now on Scotland's list of countries requiring quarantine , while self-isolation rules for Greece have been operating in since Thursday. Downing Street did not deny that the advice from the JBC was that travel from Portugal and the six Greek islands restricted by Wales presents a risk of spreading coronavirus . (more...)
Nigeria, Russia Sign MOU On Covid-19 Vaccine Nigeria, Russia Sign MOU On Covid-19 Vaccine
- September 07, 2020

Notably, PGIMER is among the 17 sites selected for the human clinical trials of the adenovirus-based Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed jointly by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. Meanwhile, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has revealed that post-registration clinical trials of Sputnik V in the capital could last from two to six months. (more...)
Florida West Nile virus: Additional case reported in Palm Beach County Florida West Nile virus: Additional case reported in Palm Beach County
- September 06, 2020

Humans are typically infected with West Nile virus when bitten by an infected mosquito. Mosquito-borne illnesses can spread into fall, until the first hard frost. Approximately 80% of people who are infected will not show any symptoms. Older adults and people with chronic health conditions may be more likely to become seriously ill. (more...)
Students, staff and pupils in Southampton to trial rapid coronavirus test Students, staff and pupils in Southampton to trial rapid coronavirus test
- September 06, 2020

A total of 73,081 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in England have had their cases transferred to the system since its launch in May. Some 13,958 were not reached, while a further 1,755 people could not be tracked down because their contact details had not been provided. (more...)
Dr. Fauci And CDC Debunk Claims That COVID Deaths Are Exaggerated Dr. Fauci And CDC Debunk Claims That COVID Deaths Are Exaggerated
- September 06, 2020

The continental disease control and prevention agency said that South Africa is way ahead compared to the rest of the continent both in terms of number of COVID-19 cases and ratio of COVID-19 infected population, the country has so far reported 627,041 cases and 14,149 deaths as of Tuesday. (more...)
Ontario sees uptick in fresh COVID-19 infections after more now Ontario sees uptick in fresh COVID-19 infections after more now
- September 06, 2020

Ford cautioned Ontario residents, particularly those in regions still struggling with elevated COVID-19 numbers, to avoid large social gatherings and continue wearing masks, particularly during the upcoming Labour Day weekend. Meanwhile, Most of the new cases reported on Thursday are in just three regions. A region west of Toronto comprising roughly three per cent of Ontario's population now accounts for almost half of the province's new COVID-19 diagnoses, Premier Doug Ford said Friday as ... (more...)
Coronavirus: Five new cases of Covid-19, four community and one imported Coronavirus: Five new cases of Covid-19, four community and one imported
- September 06, 2020

Notification came from Curry General Hospital at 9:15 am; this current case has been verified and confirmed by the Health Officer through lab results. Four of the case are in the community and one is an imported case . Those indicators include the new cases per 100,000 people, number of deaths, weekly test positivity, ICU availability, weekly emergency department visits, weekly hospital admissions, tests performed and clusters. (more...)
Mental Health Awareness Week: How YOU can help others this week Mental Health Awareness Week: How YOU can help others this week
- September 06, 2020

Feeling stressed? You can contact LawCare by calling 0800 279 6888 in the UK. " Mental Health Awareness Week this year is more important than it's ever been before, given our current circumstances". Most people don't want to be defined by their mental health problem, so keep talking about the things you've always talked about together. "Employee wellbeing should be a strategic priority for organisations, particularly given the uncertainty we're all facing". (more...)
UK: Steroid to reduce deaths in critical virus patients UK: Steroid to reduce deaths in critical virus patients
- September 06, 2020

According to a British study, this low-priced steroid can reduce the risk of death of patients with severe forms of the disease by about 20%. The ward remains closed to new admissions with 17 members of staff also testing positive and "off work and self-isolating", along with 42 more "identified as potential contacts". (more...)
MHSAA reinstates high school football this fall MHSAA reinstates high school football this fall
- September 06, 2020

The document recommends against contact sports at this time, defined to mean those sports involving more than occasional and fleeting contact, including football, basketball, and soccer. The decision to play sports will be determined by each individual school district. Executive Order 176 states that indoor gymnasiums and pools may re-open in regions where they were previously closed under Executive Order 160. (more...)
In charts: how Covid lingered across northern England despite lockdown In charts: how Covid lingered across northern England despite lockdown
- September 05, 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said restrictions would remain in place in the boroughs of Bolton and Trafford, contrary to his announcement on August 28 that they would be lifted on September 2. Analysis showed that new cases in Bolton were spread across the borough and not limited to a single area, community, or place of work, said the town's council. (more...)
Vitamin D Deficiency May Raise Covid-19 Risk Vitamin D Deficiency May Raise Covid-19 Risk
- September 05, 2020

But the researchers used vitamin D data from 10 to 14 years prior to the subjects' coronavirus testing and compared to the one-year timeline of their latest research. The group of analysts likewise expressed that "higher vitamin D levels correlate with lower interleukin 6 levels, which are a major target for controlling cytokine storm in COVID-19". (more...)
Sanofi, GSK start Phase 1/2 clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate Sanofi, GSK start Phase 1/2 clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate
- September 05, 2020

The trials are expected to enroll roughly 30,000 adults at 80 testing sites across the US, according to a report from NIH on August 30. This part of the study probes the tolerability and effectiveness of the vaccine candidate and the companies expect to report first results in early December. (more...)
Steroid found to improve survival of critically ill COVID-19 patients Steroid found to improve survival of critically ill COVID-19 patients
- September 05, 2020

Data from the New York Times shows that Guam and 15 states-Alabama, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia-saw their average daily numbers of newly reported coronavirus cases rise over the past 14 days. (more...)
Province confirms 148 new COVID cases today Province confirms 148 new COVID cases today
- September 04, 2020

The province did not report any new deaths associated with the virus. Another 41 cases were reported by Toronto Public Health. The average incidence rate in Ontario is 288.2 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the population. "I'm hearing from health units, as I talk to Peel and Toronto, they're dealing with clusters around social events". She says 18 of the province's 34 public health units have not documented any new cases at all. (more...)
Philippines talking to Pfizer, Russia on COVID-19 vaccine supply Philippines talking to Pfizer, Russia on COVID-19 vaccine supply
- September 04, 2020

While Stephen Hahn, the embattled commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said the agency would be willing to approve a coronavirus vaccine before Phase 3 clinical trials - the largest and most rigorous of the approval process - were complete, Slaoui said there is now "no intent" to do so. (more...)
Family, Health Officials Warn of 'Benadryl Challenge' After Teen Dies Family, Health Officials Warn of 'Benadryl Challenge' After Teen Dies
- September 04, 2020

The girl "was not one to experiment with drugs", the report said , and those who cared about her described her as "an otherwise happy and faith-driven teen ". Some Tik Tokers are warning others against participating in the challenge noting the unsafe side effects it can cause. Parents need to be on the alert . (more...)

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