Medicine


Ben Sasse warns of blue tsunami, rips Trump as TV-obsessed, narcissistic
- October 17, 2020

Trump continued to attack Sasse with more tweets Saturday afternoon, warning that the Nebraskan was on an "inglorious path" and suggesting that Republican voters "perhaps" give him the boot. Then he went into full economic shutdown mode. "He was the one who said 10 to 14 days of shutdown would fix this". "Senator Sasse is entitled to his own opinion", U.S. (more...)
COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer to push for emergency approval in November COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer to push for emergency approval in November
- October 17, 2020

In a significant development, Johnson & Johnson on Monday (October 12) announced that it had temporarily halted the trial of its coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine after one of its participants fell ill. The FDA noted that a vaccine candidate must be at least 50% effective to receive emergency use authorization. "We also know that preventing this disease could require multiple vaccines and we're investing in those that we believe have the greatest potential for success". (more...)
Fauci calls coronavirus herd immunity approach ‘nonsense, very dangerous’ Fauci calls coronavirus herd immunity approach ‘nonsense, very dangerous’
- October 17, 2020

Experts argue the best way to protect the vulnerable is by trying to slow the spread of COVID-19. In a call with reporters featuring two senior officials, the White House said it supports an October 4 petition called The Great Barrington Declaration that argues authorities should allow the virus to spread freely among young, healthy Americans while protecting older and vulnerable people. (more...)
Federal judge: Surveillance of governor's vacation home shows kidnapping plot was serious Federal judge: Surveillance of governor's vacation home shows kidnapping plot was serious
- October 17, 2020

Pete Musco, 42, of Munith, Mich . Garbin- who the feds say is a member of a shadowy militia group called the Wolverine Watchmen- was among 14 males detained on state and federal charges for the failed plot, which also at the same time called for them to presumably storm the capital and kidnap authorities, consisting of the gov. (more...)
GOP ‘rushing’ Supreme Court hearings ‘not the American people’s priorities,’ Harris says GOP ‘rushing’ Supreme Court hearings ‘not the American people’s priorities,’ Harris says
- October 17, 2020

As netizens proceeded to express their opinions on Barrett's nomination, issues like the fate of the Affordable Care Act and even the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court ended up being brought into the equation. Some Republican senators defended Barrett on the issue. Trump himself seemed to be watching, tweeting several times about the hearing. "The costs of providing Conner's care are astronomical", says Blumenthal. (more...)
No 10 urged to restart coronavirus restriction talks with Greater Manchester No 10 urged to restart coronavirus restriction talks with Greater Manchester
- October 17, 2020

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference, Boris Johnson described the coronavirus outbreak in the city as "dangerous". Both the Prime Minister and Labour have warned the situation in Greater Manchester is "grave", while the region's political leaders refuse to accept Tier 3 restrictions without greater financial support for businesses and residents. (more...)
Your Blood Type May Predict Your Risk For Severe COVID-19 Your Blood Type May Predict Your Risk For Severe COVID-19
- October 17, 2020

The results suggest that COVID-19 patients with A and AB blood types may have an increased risk of organ dysfunction or failure than those with type O or B blood, according to the researchers . The findings indicate why the coronavirus is lethal for some and not so for the others. Lead author of the study, Dr Mypinder Sekhon, of the University of British Columbia, said: "The unique part of our study is our focus on the severity effect of blood type on COVID-19". (more...)
Covid: Italy among countries added to Scotland's quarantine list Covid: Italy among countries added to Scotland's quarantine list
- October 17, 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) said Italy was being removed because coronavirus data "indicated the weekly cases and test positivity are increasing". Yesterday, Italy recorded 7,332 new cases of Covid-19, the highest toll ever, which means that cases in the Mediterranean country are now at 58.3 per 100,000 over the course of seven days. (more...)
Pfizer to seek emergency approval for COVID vaccine next month
- October 17, 2020

What about October? That's when the company might know whether the vaccine, dubbed BNT162, is effective, but the company still needs to gather enough safety data for an application, Bourla explained. The company pointed out that illnesses, even severe cases, "are an expected part of any clinical study, especially large studies". That's a clear shift from Bourla's previous comments, which constantly featured "October" as the key word-at a time when President Donald Trump was touting a vaccine ... (more...)
Health officials announce 155 new coronavirus cases in BC Health officials announce 155 new coronavirus cases in BC
- October 17, 2020

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that there are 3,892 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 5,595 in Fraser Health, 235 on Vancouver Island, 582 in Interior Health and 341 in Northern Health. However, there continue to be community exposure events at other locations and on flights into and out of the province. Alerts are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control's (BCCDC) website , as well as on health authorities' websites, providing details on where the potential ... (more...)
Chatham County Health Dept. hosting flu clinic Thursday, no COVID-19 testing Chatham County Health Dept. hosting flu clinic Thursday, no COVID-19 testing
- October 17, 2020

The Office of Public Health has scheduled flu clinics across the state to protect as many Louisianans as possible. Flu season begins every October, and it can sometimes last as long as May of the following year, depending on the flu type. "It takes time for your body to respond to the vaccine, so we want that flu shot to be working". For those with insurance, under the Affordable Care Act, a flu shot is available without cost as a preventive service from your regular doctor or most pharmacies. (more...)
783 new COVID cases reported in Ontario today 783 new COVID cases reported in Ontario today
- October 17, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who appears poised to potentially roll the Halton and York regions back to a modified Stage 2 in the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases, will appear in Mississauga for his daily announcement . Even though overwhelmed Toronto Public Health officials suspended contact tracing of COVID-19 cases earlier this month, outside of outbreaks in congregate settings, medical experts continue to state it is a crucial weapon in the fight against the coronavirus. (more...)
Swalwell Accuses Graham of Committing a Felony On Camera Swalwell Accuses Graham of Committing a Felony On Camera
- October 17, 2020

The overlapping bad optics of thanking the GOP for a hearing her own party blasts as a "sham", physically embracing an opposition senator who is now facing a stiff Democratic challenger, and publicly flouting CDC guidelines about the coronavirus unleashed a torrent of angry criticism at the six-term senator. (more...)
U.S. Census ends Thursday: You still have time to be counted U.S. Census ends Thursday: You still have time to be counted
- October 17, 2020

Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor , the only justice who publicly dissented , said the Supreme Court's action would allow the Census Bureau to "sacrifice accuracy for expediency". A federal judge has so far blocked that order but the Supreme Court could still decide to take up the case. "A census count delayed is justice denied", Liccardo said. (more...)
Coronavirus: People with this blood group least vulnerable to COVID-19 Coronavirus: People with this blood group least vulnerable to COVID-19
- October 17, 2020

They found that patients with Type O or B blood spent, on average, 4.5 fewer days in the intensive-care unit than those with Type A or AB blood. Between the blood types A, B and AB, no significant difference in rates of infection was found. (more...)
Galway records highest number of daily of Covid-19 cases to date Galway records highest number of daily of Covid-19 cases to date
- October 16, 2020

The comparative number of deaths reported daily by the Department of Health to October 9 was 587. Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; "There has been further increases across all key indicators of COVID-19 and the growth rate of the epidemic has accelerated since NPHET last met". (more...)
Pink in the tropics marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pink in the tropics marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- October 16, 2020

Its goals are created to increase education about the importance of early detection and prevention in the fight against breast cancer, and to support breast cancer patients and research organizations in combating this devastating disease. Frimpong remarked that statistics show that it is the most common type of cancer affecting women, adding that the second most common type of cancer overall, hence the need for a collaborative approach to mitigating the impact of the disease. (more...)
November is soonest Pfizer can seek COVID vaccine OK
- October 16, 2020

That time line makes it unlikely a vaccine will be available before the USA election as President Donald Trump has promised. The president said that a Chinese vaccine would also be delivered to the country. Pfizer's vaccine requires two doses, about a month apart. U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer expects to file for emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine in late November, around two weeks after the November 3 U.S. (more...)
Welsh travel ban 'unenforceable' says Police Federation Welsh travel ban 'unenforceable' says Police Federation
- October 16, 2020

His comments follow his letter to Boris Johnson last month seeking travel restrictions to be enshrined in law, rather than the government relying on guidance alone to prevent people from hotspots spreading Covid to other areas. "But to create a physical barrier or a policy barrier that is so clear and stark between Wales and England, at a time when we've been trying to open the borders..." Local lockdown measures in place in 17 areas across Wales will not be lifted, First Minister Mark ... (more...)
COVID-19: Singapore confirms nine new cases, eight of them imported COVID-19: Singapore confirms nine new cases, eight of them imported
- October 16, 2020

The first of the two studies saw scientists look at health registry data from more than 473,000 people in Denmark who tested for Covid-19 and compared it to a control group of more than 2.2 million people from the general population, accounting for nearly 40 percent of the total Danish population. (more...)

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