Medicine


CDC: Virus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults CDC: Virus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults
- September 18, 2020

MIS-C or multisystem inflammatory syndrome refers to a rare but severe complication from COVID-19 infections found in children and young adults . Still, the findings are an important indicator of who is most vulnerable to COVID-19, including not only nonwhite individuals and teens, but those with preexisting medical conditions (of which 75 percent of those who died possessed at least one). (more...)
National lockdown 'last line of defence' as Lancashire faces tougher measures National lockdown 'last line of defence' as Lancashire faces tougher measures
- September 18, 2020

Proposals being worked up for such a "circuit break" could see essential travel to schools and workplaces continuing, but restaurants and bars would shut - or perhaps run on restricted hours - and different households would be asked not to mix. (more...)
Minorities made up 78% of US Covid-19 pediatric deaths Minorities made up 78% of US Covid-19 pediatric deaths
- September 18, 2020

Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying medical conditions, and in this age group, those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19. (more...)
Federal judge issues temporary block on new service changes to USPS Federal judge issues temporary block on new service changes to USPS
- September 18, 2020

With Bastian's decision, the USPS must stop instructing mail carriers to leave mail behind for a later date, halt their "leave behind" policy that requires delivery trucks to leave at a set time regardless of whether mail is ready, continue to treat all election mail as First Class mail regardless of paid postage, and replace dismantled mail sorting machines . (more...)
Lilly releases positive results of 2 Covid-19 drug candidates Lilly releases positive results of 2 Covid-19 drug candidates
- September 18, 2020

Treatment emergent adverse events were similar across all dose groups and comparable to placebo. Viral RNA sequencing revealed putative LY-CoV555-resistance variants in placebo and all treatment arms. The blood of survivors is being tested as a treatment for COVID-19 patients because it contains such antibodies, but the strength and types of antibodies varies depending on each donor, and doing this on a large scale is impractical. (more...)
U.S. CDC testing guidance was published against scientists' objections
- September 18, 2020

Redfield, masked at times in a Senate hearing room, also spoke emphatically of the importance of everyone wearing protective masks to stop the pandemic, which has killed almost 200,000 Americans. "That was a doc that came from the top down, from the H.H.S. and the task force", said a federal official with knowledge of the matter, referring to the White House task force on the coronavirus. (more...)
Record high 165 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in B.C. Record high 165 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in B.C.
- September 18, 2020

And we all should consider any additional deaths from this disease tragic. "Taking the step to get tested is how you protect your friends, your family, and your community". The county also announced 54 new cases of the virus, bringing the total cases there to 22,276. Fifty-seven people are isolated at home, and 401 of the county's total 463 cases have recovered. (more...)
Moderna expects coronavirus vaccine results in November Moderna expects coronavirus vaccine results in November
- September 18, 2020

Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University's School of Public Health. But molecular biologist Dr. Enrico Bucci said he quickly developed "several concerns" upon looking at the data. Some vaccine experts have said drugmakers should wait to reach their final analyses of more than 150 cases before seeking FDA approval. But the company enjoys the confidence and backing of the United States government which has pumped in more than a billion dollars to help the company accelerate the vaccine ... (more...)
Antibody that could neutralise coronavirus found by University of Pittsburgh Antibody that could neutralise coronavirus found by University of Pittsburgh
- September 18, 2020

Ab8 completely neutralized SARS-CoV-2 in lab dishes. They said the molecule is far smaller than a full-sized antibody, which could allow it to be inhaled or injected just below the skin rather than with standard injection or intravenously, which they said would be another advantage. (more...)
Trump campaign denies 1997 assault claim against the president Trump campaign denies 1997 assault claim against the president
- September 18, 2020

Trump previously attacked the " 1619 Project " by threatening to withhold funding from California's schools if they use the series in their public school curriculum. "We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools and classrooms and teach our children the magnificent truth about our country". He provided no details. (more...)
Iran offers facilities for Afghan peace talks Iran offers facilities for Afghan peace talks
- September 18, 2020

In his book " Battlegrounds ", McMaster writes that the president has "cheapened" the lives of USA troops who died in Afghanistan by giving in too much to the Taliban, " 60 Minutes " reported . The U.S. agreed to a peace deal with the Taliban in February, but representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban have begun meeting this month for their own agreement. (more...)
At Least 30 Attleboro High Students Infected After Contact With Classmate At Least 30 Attleboro High Students Infected After Contact With Classmate
- September 18, 2020

The data will include case numbers in individual public school buildings. The board says when a class is closed, the students must return home and self-isolate for 14 days. "These children have been effectively hit by a triple-whammy of long-term disadvantage, school closures and now testing chaos". For the last two months Arntzen and Bullock have been publicly trading verbal jabs over the reopening of schools during COVID and the role of the Governor's office. (more...)
Biden faces US voters at town hall as campaign heats up Biden faces US voters at town hall as campaign heats up
- September 18, 2020

Republican Voters Against Trump is one of several groups trying to persuade Republicans and others who once supported the president to vote for Biden. President Donald Trump has refused to say he will accept the election results. Michigan Sen. Gary Peters says, You could tell hes really fired up and hes working hard and is going to be be out there and be much as he possibly can. (more...)
Facemasks more powerful than vaccines in COVID-19 battle — CDC's Redfield Facemasks more powerful than vaccines in COVID-19 battle — CDC's Redfield
- September 18, 2020

I think he made a mistake when he said that. The CDC's game plan assumes that tens of millions of doses of a vaccine will be available to send freely to Americans - not just frontline workers - by January 2021. The CDC's vaccine distribution playbook says that for planning purposes, state and local health agencies should assume "limited COVID-19 vaccine doses may be available by early November 2020" if a vaccine is authorized or licensed by the FDA, but the supply may increase ... (more...)
Trump's big distortions on mail-in voting Trump's big distortions on mail-in voting
- September 18, 2020

An analysis of only mailed-in ballots from all of 2016 compared to absentee ballot applications sent in so far in 2020 shows requests from Democratic-affiliated voters are way ahead of those from voters affiliated with the Republican Party. (more...)
Staff member at Yaphank elementary school tests positive for COVID-19 Staff member at Yaphank elementary school tests positive for COVID-19
- September 18, 2020

Peter, St. Joseph High School and the two reported Wednesday. We will continue to work with the SMCHD to monitor community health data and make decisions based on this information. Those institutions also suggest that the case count average should not be the only determining factor, the district said. "We are working with Public Health to inform parents and caregivers, and the SHA is conducting contact tracing", spokesperson Derrick Kunz said. (more...)
Tougher Coronavirus Restrictions Expected In North East From Friday Tougher Coronavirus Restrictions Expected In North East From Friday
- September 18, 2020

Mr Argar said, in northwest England, the rise in infections was due to people not adhering to social distancing rules with different households meeting up in close proximity. The government "does not take these decisions lightly", he added, as he laid out details of the new rules. Simon Hanson, North East development manager for the Federation of Small Businesses, said it was "absolutely critical" that small and micro businesses were given grant support quickly to help them adapt and provide ... (more...)
Apple Watch now eligible for Apple Card financing Apple Watch now eligible for Apple Card financing
- September 18, 2020

The iPad has been around for 10 years now, with over 500 million sold and Australian analysts Telsyte reckon Apple are selling nearly a million a year here in Australia at least. With the hardware in place, Apple can build software-based, FDA-cleared medical features that can make this flagship watch essential. Sounds like bang for the buck! The Apple Watch Series 6 comes with a new feature that is much-needed given the times we are living in. (more...)
U.K. May Limit Virus Testing to Worst Cases as Labs Struggle U.K. May Limit Virus Testing to Worst Cases as Labs Struggle
- September 18, 2020

In the previous 24 hours, only 236,219 tests were processed, with many people unable to book appointments or told to travel hundreds of miles to a centre. Tests were also not available on the Government website in the remainder of 10 local authorities with surging cases, which are Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Tameside, Warrington and Knowsley. (more...)
Fourth staff member at Pembroke high school tests positive for COVID-19
- September 18, 2020

RCDHU says this person did not have further contact beyond classes that have already been identified for testing. Health officials have shut down a high school in the Ottawa Valley after a third staff member tested positive for COVID-19 - making it the first school in Ontario to close since the new school year began. (more...)

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