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Murkowski Won't Back Court Vote Before Election Murkowski Won't Back Court Vote Before Election
- September 21, 2020

Born in New Orleans, she is married to a former assistant US Attorney in the Northern District of in and together they have seven children. The timing of a Senate vote - before the election or in the lame-duck session immediately afterward - remains unclear. (more...)
Probable EEE case reported in LaPorte County
- September 21, 2020

In addition to the suspected case, 22 horses across 10 counties in the state have been confirmed to have EEE, which has put residents of those areas at risk of being infected. "EEE is one of the most unsafe mosquito-borne diseases in the United States, with a 33 percent fatality rate in people who become ill and a 90 percent fatality rate in horses that become ill". (more...)
CDC Reportedly Reversing Much-Criticized Guidelines on Not Testing Asymptomatic People CDC Reportedly Reversing Much-Criticized Guidelines on Not Testing Asymptomatic People
- September 21, 2020

For those who know they've come into recent close contact with someone who has a documented infection from the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 - close contact meaning spending at least 15 minutes 1.83 m or closer to the person - the CDC now simply states: " You need a test ". (more...)
Covid-19: 15 new cases in Singapore, five imported Covid-19: 15 new cases in Singapore, five imported
- September 21, 2020

The ministry said another possibility was that the case may have been infected during the flight from Christchurch to Auckland. "Having returnees stay in managed isolation for 14 days remains the gold standard, and this is also the approach adopted by other countries". (more...)
Fate Of Supreme Court Nominee Should Hinge On Presidential Race - Collins Fate Of Supreme Court Nominee Should Hinge On Presidential Race - Collins
- September 20, 2020

She was the second woman ever to serve as a justice on the nation's highest court. Earlier, he praised two women as possible replacements: conservatives he elevated to federal appeals courts. While ActBlue doesn't share where donations go in real-time, the surge in grassroots energy appears focused on the Senate, which holds the power to confirm or block the nominee selected by Trump. (more...)
Cases top 30.3 million, says Johns Hopkins Cases top 30.3 million, says Johns Hopkins
- September 20, 2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has now crossed the 30 million mark, according to figures by America's Johns Hopkins University on Friday. On Wednesday, India had more than 5.1 million confirmed cases - one million cases were reported over the last month. The US, India and Brazil, continue the worst three affected countries in the world, but reports say that there is a renewed spike in the number of infections across Europe. (more...)
CDC - again - changes COVID-19 guidelines. Now asymptomatic people need a test CDC - again - changes COVID-19 guidelines. Now asymptomatic people need a test
- September 20, 2020

On Thursday, the New York Times reported that HHS officials wrote the revised testing guidelines about not testing asymptomatic individuals, and placed them on the CDC's website over agency scientists' objections. An official told the Times that the guidelines "came from the top down", meaning the HHS and the White House's COVID-19 task force. Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services, defended the policy, asserting that ... (more...)
Explained: Will India trails Novavax vaccine from October 2020? Explained: Will India trails Novavax vaccine from October 2020?
- September 20, 2020

According to the Commission's estimate, supply could far outstrip demand next year. The COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with the technical name ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, is being tested to see how effective and safe it is to prevent people from getting the disease. (more...)
Second UK lockdown? PM says second wave inevitable, new restrictions possible Second UK lockdown? PM says second wave inevitable, new restrictions possible
- September 19, 2020

By Tuesday, one in five Britons will be living under tighter restrictions, with new measures just announced for the north west, Yorkshire and the Midlands. Although deaths are now low, experts expect them to rise, with Sage saying the R number "shows that we are moving to wider spread growth in transmission at a faster rate". (more...)
Thurston County COVID-19 cases grow by 9 to 1,121 Thurston County COVID-19 cases grow by 9 to 1,121
- September 19, 2020

Bell County has had a total of 460 COVID-19 cases with seven people now hospitalized, who range in age from 49-93. Currently, 59 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 20 of whom are in intensive care. In its most recent update, the university says it has 125 active cases , including 46 that were confirmed September 7-13. "The cases we are seeing today are a direct result of how we spent our Labour Day long weekend", said Dix and Henry in the statement. (more...)
Second UK lockdown? COVID hospital admissions double every eight days Second UK lockdown? COVID hospital admissions double every eight days
- September 19, 2020

Overall, an average of 6,000 people in England per day were estimated to be newly infected with Covid-19 between September 4-10, nearly double the 3,200 people per day from August 30 to September 5. Yesterday, Thailand and Singapore were added to the list of safe countries, but Slovenia and Guadeloupe were removed after showing an increase in the number of new cases. (more...)
Dublin's Covid-19 situation 'not looking good' as Level 3 restricting loom
- September 19, 2020

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has said it is "shocked" at reports the National Public Health Emergency Team is to recommend stopping indoor dining in pubs and restaurants in Dublin. The amount of people attending weddings and funerals will be reduced to 25. Communions due to take place this weekend will be cancelled. People living in the capital are advised to stay within the county, unless they need to travel for work, education and other essential purposes. (more...)
Wisconsin breaks own record for new COVID cases Wisconsin breaks own record for new COVID cases
- September 19, 2020

Candace Bruder, a spokesperson for the Beaufort County School District, on Friday confirmed that dozens of district athletes from two schools were in quarantine after two people tested positive for COVID-19. One of the first of its kind worldwide. Unlike the nasopharyngeal swab method, this new saline method doesn't require a health-care professional to collect the sample. (more...)
McEnany quiet on reports of positive coronavirus tests at White House McEnany quiet on reports of positive coronavirus tests at White House
- September 19, 2020

Several staffers and members of the White have tested positive for the virus in recent months. During the White House press briefing, CNN's Kaitlan Collins pointed out that three top healthcare officials in the Trump administration had said during testimony before a Senate committee that they were unaware of Trump's Obamacare replacement plan. (more...)
A new disease is now groping the Chinese men; know here A new disease is now groping the Chinese men; know here
- September 19, 2020

While producing Brucella vaccines for animal use, the factory used expired disinfectants and sanitizers - meaning not all bacteria were eradicated in the waste gas. No deaths have so far been reported till now. The bacteria were then spread by wind to the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute. The authorities in Lanzhou said that sheep, cattle and pigs were the primary carries of the bacteria. (more...)
Spokane air quality continues to improve Spokane air quality continues to improve
- September 19, 2020

Air quality across Washington state can be tracked with the Department of Ecology's interactive map . Through the passage of the Clean Air Act, the US has seen improvement in air quality and a decline in the emissions of common pollutants since 1970. (more...)
United Kingdom Sees Spike in CCP Virus Cases, Second Lockdown Possible
- September 18, 2020

More than two million people in northeast England face new restrictions because of a surge in coronavirus cases, the government announced on Thursday, as it battled to contain a potential second wave of infection. "When you look at what is happening, you've got to wonder whether we need to go further than the rule of six that we brought in on Monday", he said, referring to the ban on gatherings of more than six people. (more...)
Vaccine Leaders Make Trial Plans Public in Transparency Push Vaccine Leaders Make Trial Plans Public in Transparency Push
- September 18, 2020

The worldwide agency has also warned that the same companies making vaccines might not have the capacity to make enough vaccines for everyone who requires one. "Today we are expanding our possibilities to ensure that European Union citizens and citizens around the world can gradually resume daily life and feel safe again", Kyriakides said. (more...)
Ford government to limit social gatherings to 10 people for Toronto, Ottawa Ford government to limit social gatherings to 10 people for Toronto, Ottawa
- September 18, 2020

The province now has 148 assessment centres and many have seen hours-long lineups for tests in recent days. Doctors and experts are talking about the possibilities of a second coronavirus wave that may have begun, as some provinces are seeing an increase in the number of cases since June. (more...)
What to expect when you're expecting a COVID-19 vaccine What to expect when you're expecting a COVID-19 vaccine
- September 18, 2020

Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday said Trump lacked credibility in terms of the timing of a vaccine because Trump appears to want one out speedily to help with his reelection. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Thursday the goal is for 300 million doses by January 1 and "we believe that we can get the vast majority of those at risk with a distribution model that would be available at the end of October". (more...)

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