Medicine


Remdesivir has 'little or no effect' on Covid-19 mortality: WHO study Remdesivir has 'little or no effect' on Covid-19 mortality: WHO study
- October 16, 2020

After months of planning and testing a handful of repurposed drugs that studies from around the world have found useful in treating COVID-19, researchers in the largest scientific study for potential COVID-19 treatments has found many of them ineffective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (more...)
Blood type may affect severity of COVID-19 infection, new study suggests Blood type may affect severity of COVID-19 infection, new study suggests
- October 16, 2020

Researchers of this study found that Covid-19 patients with blood groups A and AB had an increased risk of severe clinical outcomes, compared to patients with blood groups O or B. The findings revealed that there were fewer positive results among those with blood type O - the most common while peers with blood type A and AB were the most vulnerable. (more...)
Jackson County reports new daily high for COVID-19 cases Jackson County reports new daily high for COVID-19 cases
- October 16, 2020

Please note that local data may differ from data about Gallatin County provided by the state as the Gallatin City-County Health Department may be alerted to additional cases before the state. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 921. Gomez said the people that are facing difficulty with COVID-19 are not numbers, they are neighbors, friends and relatives. (more...)
Confirms 1st case of childhood inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19
- October 16, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Health Department calculates the recovered case number as the number of total cases minus any active cases, current hospitalizations and deaths. That breaks last week's record for the state when it recorded 488 new cases in a single day. There have been 48 COVID-19-related deaths in the county. (more...)
Covid 19 coronavirus: Government responses linked to virus tolls Covid 19 coronavirus: Government responses linked to virus tolls
- October 16, 2020

The study showed that deaths between March 1 and August 1increased 20% compared to previous years. Woolf stated some individuals who have been by no means contaminated might have died attributable to pandemic-related disruptions. The study did have some limitations, including that it relied on provisional data , inaccuracies in death certificates and assumptions that were applied to the model. (more...)
Facebook Bans Anti-Vax Ads But Not Anti-Vax Content Facebook Bans Anti-Vax Ads But Not Anti-Vax Content
- October 15, 2020

Facebook has recently announced that the company will not accept ads that " discourage " vaccination, the latest example of Facebook's more aggressive approach to regulating content and ads as the U.S. According to the announcement, Facebook will be working with organizations like WHO and UNICEF on "public health messaging campaigns to increase immunization rates". (more...)
Wales to ban travel from UK Covid-19 hotspots Wales to ban travel from UK Covid-19 hotspots
- October 15, 2020

What would you expect of a hard-left Labour Government? He added it was "important" to emphasise that it was not an issue regarding the border between Wales and England but a "matter of fairness". Ministers are anxious about people travelling to holiday hotspots, like Pembrokeshire, Powys and Anglesey, which are not now under Wales' lockdown restrictions. (more...)
158 more cases recorded in B.C 158 more cases recorded in B.C
- October 15, 2020

The Wyoming Department of Health reports the state has 6,914 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 174 over the past 24 hours, and 57 deaths in the state resulting from COVID-19. There are now 3,608 people under "active public health monitoring", according to Henry and Brown. "If you are at all feeling unwell, be the COVID-19 champion who makes the choice to stay home and stay away from others", Henry and Brown said. (more...)
London Set To Tighten Coronavirus Restrictions From This Weekend London Set To Tighten Coronavirus Restrictions From This Weekend
- October 15, 2020

On Thursday morning Khan warned Londoners "we have a hard winter ahead" and said: "As we have done throughout our city's great history, I know we'll get through this dark time by pulling together". "The virus is spreading rapidly in every corner of our city". "Hospital admissions are up, more patients are going into intensive care units, and sadly the number of Londoners dying is increasing again". (more...)
BC health officials report 158 new coronavirus cases BC health officials report 158 new coronavirus cases
- October 15, 2020

Douglas County reported 2,660 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 18 cases since Tuesday. "While clearing the backlog meant an increase in the overall number of confirmed cases , the active cases and the per cent that are positive remain stable", she said. (more...)
World Bank approves $12B for coronavirus vaccines, tests World Bank approves $12B for coronavirus vaccines, tests
- October 15, 2020

The Phase III trials of the new vaccine will involve the participation of 30,000 volunteers. EpiVacCorona, is the second vaccine to be licensed for use in Russian Federation, after Sputnik V , which had been licensed for domestic use in August. (more...)
US man gets COVID-19 twice, raising questions about immunity US man gets COVID-19 twice, raising questions about immunity
- October 15, 2020

She developed symptoms again around two months later, days after she began chemotherapy, and died eight days after testing positive for a second time. In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, researchers said: "Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 has been reported in at least four individuals worldwide". His second infection was worse than the first, USA Today reports : "He has recovered, but his case raises questions about how long people are protected after being infected with the coronavirus that ... (more...)
Blood type may affect risk for Covid-19 Blood type may affect risk for Covid-19
- October 15, 2020

Almost two months after testing positive for the novel coronavirus for the first time, the 89-year-old woman began receiving chemotherapy treatment for Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, a malignant disorder of the bone marrow and lymphatic tissues. (more...)
‘Unethical’: WHO chief slams herd immunity as COVID-19 response ‘Unethical’: WHO chief slams herd immunity as COVID-19 response
- October 15, 2020

For measles the herd immunity point is over 90 percent, while for polio it is at around 80 percent of the population. "Allowing a unsafe virus that we don't fully understand to run free is simply unethical", Tedros said at the media briefing. (more...)
Your age may not contribute to Covid-19 infection risk, shows study Your age may not contribute to Covid-19 infection risk, shows study
- October 15, 2020

Scientists are therefore trying to stay ahead, as the most worrying mutations could cause the virus to evade immune systems, as well as vaccines and antibody therapies. Following a series of hearing tests, the doctors treating the man determined that inflammation was not the cause of his hearing loss . " We have the advantage of a strong control group ", Lead author Dr Torben Barington of Odense University Hospital said. (more...)
45 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa; number of active cases drops 45 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa; number of active cases drops
- October 15, 2020

He pointed out the health unit this time is dealing with the opening up of the economy and people going back to work and school. There were 76 more cases of the virus reported in schools across the province Tuesday with 436 schools - or nine per cent of the 4,828 across the province - saying they have students or staff with infections. (more...)
Eli Lilly pauses study of COVID-19 treatment over safety concerns Eli Lilly pauses study of COVID-19 treatment over safety concerns
- October 15, 2020

If Lilly's treatment gets the green light, the study will enroll another 700 patients, including sicker ones who may need supportive care for organ failure. Such pauses for large clinical trials can occur and don't necessarily mean anything is wrong with the treatment. Lilly is seeking authorization for high-risk patients recently diagnosed with mild-to-moderate COVID-19, based on promising data reported out last month from a different trial, known as BLAZE-1. (more...)
British study: Seasonal flu vaccine protects against Corona virus British study: Seasonal flu vaccine protects against Corona virus
- October 15, 2020

Maintaining routine vaccinations can help prevent infections, reduce the stress on the health care system, and protect at-risk, vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some pharmacies take appointments, while others do not, said Dattani, who advises calling the pharmacy first. Wearing a face covering or mask in public. (more...)
10 new Island Health COVID-19 cases confirmed over Thanksgiving long weekend 10 new Island Health COVID-19 cases confirmed over Thanksgiving long weekend
- October 14, 2020

Activity levels ebbed to the moderate level of 63.1 in the week ending August 31, raising hopes of more in-person education, but case numbers began rising after the Labor Day weekend, boosting activity levels from 64.07 on September 7 to 69.4 on September 14; 76.15 on September 21; 86.18 on September 28; and 95.6 on October 6. (more...)
Covid-19 Reinfection Documented in Nevada Adds to Questions on Virus Immunity
- October 14, 2020

A study in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal stated that the man was the fifth known patient of the novel coronavirus who suffered from the infection for second time, and the first such patient in the US. It's possible the patient was exposed to a higher dose of virus the second time, that the version he encountered was more virulent or even that the presence of antibodies from the first infection was to blame in a twist observed with another coronavirus. (more...)

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