Medicine


Russian Federation to start offering COVID-19 vaccine Russian Federation to start offering COVID-19 vaccine
- October 21, 2020

Mexico's government will pay to cover any liabilities arising from unexpected side effects of COVID-19 vaccines but is not considering creating a fund to do so, a top official said. The safety profile of such vaccines would also become clearer and from then on, a "sensible vaccination strategy" could be looked at, Vallance said. "Beyond COVID too, India is known for its proven capacity to produce quality medicines and vaccines at low cost" and "Over 60% of the vaccines used for immunisation ... (more...)
Case #40 in Algoma, the numbers in Ontario including schools Case #40 in Algoma, the numbers in Ontario including schools
- October 21, 2020

The provincial directory shows 9 schools in the region with cases of COVID-19, however, none are in Thorold. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 78 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 as officials examine whether the dwindling turnout at testing centres may be skewing certain results. (more...)
Texas woman died of COVID-19 during July flight in Arizona Texas woman died of COVID-19 during July flight in Arizona
- October 21, 2020

A Texas woman died from COVID-19 while on a flight from Arizona, officials announced this week. It was not successful. She died on a jetway, Jenkins said. While speaking to press, Jenkins went on to express frustration that Gov. Greg Abbott had loosened statewide restrictions just as new cases started to decline. (more...)
B.C.'s health ministry to reveal latest cases, deaths, outbreaks B.C.'s health ministry to reveal latest cases, deaths, outbreaks
- October 21, 2020

Using only the state figures since Saturday, the Upper Peninsula has had at least 4,264 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date and 69 deaths. "Our condolences go out to our families and the care provides and our communities", said Henry. Enhanced cleaning and control measures are in place at the facility and Fraser Health is working to identify anyone who may have been exposed. When it comes to COVID-19 in Canada , some provinces are dealing with much bigger outbreaks than others. (more...)
Thurston County announces 12 new COVID-19 cases on Monday Thurston County announces 12 new COVID-19 cases on Monday
- October 21, 2020

The number of cases increased 2,909 from Saturday, when there were 144,897 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. The first three of these four metrics are reported everyday Monday through Friday based on a seven-day rolling average of the data with a three-day lag. (more...)
Ottawa High School to continue remote learning through Nov Ottawa High School to continue remote learning through Nov
- October 21, 2020

The news was relayed today (October 18) after a walkthrough of the school's compound by officials from the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training. High school staff will also continue to work in-person from buildings on Mondays through Thursdays in order to prepare for a potential transition back to in-person learning, according to Munn. (more...)
Melania Trump nixes campaign trip due to cough from COVID-19 Melania Trump nixes campaign trip due to cough from COVID-19
- October 20, 2020

A White House official has been reported that this will be Melania's first in-person appearance at a campaign event outside of the Republican National Convention speech at the White House that was held in August. She and President Trump announced in early October that they had both tested positive for the virus. Trump said Monday that people are exhausted of hearing about COVID-19. (more...)
United Kingdom paves way for first tests to expose people to coronavirus United Kingdom paves way for first tests to expose people to coronavirus
- October 20, 2020

In a statement , Open Orphan chairman Cathal Friel said: "We are pleased to be working on behalf of the United Kingdom government and in partnership with two great institutions, Imperial College London and The Royal Free Hospital". The model will be developed by Open Orphan's subsidiary hVIVO and will involve the manufacture of the challenge virus which help researchers determine the optimum dose for use in future human challenge studies. (more...)
COVID vaccine: 'Light at the end of the tunnel', says expert COVID vaccine: 'Light at the end of the tunnel', says expert
- October 20, 2020

This is known as a virus characterisation study. The second phase will follow the same model to study how potential coronavirus vaccines work in the body, the body's immune response to the illness and potential treatments. The approach, called a human challenge trial (HCT), is not unheard of, as similar trials take place in the US each year involving the influenza virus. (more...)
Health Unit Sending Out Reminder to Get Your Flu Shot Health Unit Sending Out Reminder to Get Your Flu Shot
- October 20, 2020

He told Qatar TV yesterday through a telephone interview that the symptoms of the seasonal flu could include body temperature of 40C, body, joints, bones and muscle pain, cough, inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, and headache. The flu results in more than 12,000 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year. The Windsor Essex County Health Unit is starting to distribute flu vaccines to area practices. (more...)
Vaccine storage issues could leave 3 billion people without access Vaccine storage issues could leave 3 billion people without access
- October 20, 2020

In this initial phase, the aim will be to discover the smallest amount of virus it takes to cause a person to develop COVID-19. United Kingdom researchers are preparing to begin a controversial experiment that will infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus to study the disease in hopes of speeding up the development of a vaccine. (more...)
Canada-U.S. border to remain closed until November 21, at least Canada-U.S. border to remain closed until November 21, at least
- October 20, 2020

Blair said the decision to keep the border closed for the ninth consecutive month is based on "the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe". "We are working closely with Mexico & Canada to identify safe criteria to ease the restrictions in the future & support our border communities". We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until November 21st, 2020. (more...)
County reports 27th COVID-19-related death County reports 27th COVID-19-related death
- October 20, 2020

There are 1,689 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 9,753 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. Though COVID-19 cases in Fairfax County have ticked up in October compared to late September, the county has not yet seen another surge in transmissions like the one that hit this spring, which peaked with a weekly average of 303 cases on May 31. (more...)
Stearns County Reports 113 New Cases, 1 More Death from COVID-19 Stearns County Reports 113 New Cases, 1 More Death from COVID-19
- October 20, 2020

The Wyoming Department of Health reports the state has 7,924 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 57 deaths in the state resulting from COVID-19. FORTY seven new cases of Covid-19 in Limerick have been reported this Monday evening as the total number nationally has gone over 50,000. (more...)
Man With Covid19 Who Didn't Isolate Led To 56 Other Infections Man With Covid19 Who Didn't Isolate Led To 56 Other Infections
- October 20, 2020

The Ministry of Health report said, "He had mild symptoms such as a runny nose and a slight sore throat". He checked his temperature and it was normal. After the party, she received a positive result. Just over 1,100 people are in the hospital because of coronavirus , which is three times the number of hospitalizations just one month ago. (more...)
Ski areas can open at 50% capacity Ski areas can open at 50% capacity
- October 20, 2020

With potential vaccines now being tested, Cuomo said the state plans to prioritize vaccines for essential health care workers and high-risk populations, especially those in areas with a high prevalence of COVID-19. Cuomo announced Sunday. Since the pandemic began, NY has managed to test 13 million people, Cuomo said. "What I said I'm going to do in NY, because we're going to put together our own group of doctors and medical experts to review the vaccine and the efficacy and the protocol, ... (more...)
Supreme Court to hear cases on Trump refugee policies, border wall Supreme Court to hear cases on Trump refugee policies, border wall
- October 20, 2020

However, a lower court ruled past year that it likely violated federal immigration laws. Those hearings were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic . The Southern Border Communities Coalition, a group advocating for people living in border areas, joined the Sierra Club environmental group in suing to try to block Trump's action. (more...)
Five more cases of Covid-19 in Leitrim Five more cases of Covid-19 in Leitrim
- October 20, 2020

That is an increase from the 143 new cases reported on Sunday. Washtenaw County has seen one of the state's biggest one-week increases of COVID-19, according to data released on Monday, Oct. As of 2pm today, 277 people were being treated for the virus in hospital with 33 patients in need of intensive care. As of Friday, DeKalb County's positivity rate was at 8.5%. (more...)
Ontario reports just over 700 new COVID-19 cases Ontario reports just over 700 new COVID-19 cases
- October 20, 2020

Eighty-six Ontario long-term care homes are now battling outbreaks of COVID-19 (up from 79 the day before), according to self-reported data provided to the Ministry of Long-Term care. There were also 607 resolved cases. "I never wanted to get there, but unfortunately we're there", said Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, medical officer of health, Eastern Ontario Health Unit. (more...)
Canada-U.S. land border closure extended into November Canada-U.S. land border closure extended into November
- October 19, 2020

Hard-hit airlines and the battered tourism sector are nonetheless pressuring Justin Trudeau's government to loosen restrictions. "The U.S.is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders", Trudeau told the hosts of Smart Start , which airs on Canada's Global Television Network. (more...)

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