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Care workers walk off job to protest UCP cuts Care workers walk off job to protest UCP cuts
- October 28, 2020

AUPE represents more than 90,000 workers, including about 58,000 in health care. Hundreds of health care workers in Alberta staged wildcat walkouts on Monday as the Canadian Taxpayers Federation urged union leaders to tome down their rhetoric. (more...)
Asymptomatic Cases of Coronavirus Seem to Lose Antibodies Sooner, Study Finds Asymptomatic Cases of Coronavirus Seem to Lose Antibodies Sooner, Study Finds
- October 28, 2020

According to the report , the Imperial study revealed a less noticeable decline in antibodies was found in people whose COVID-19 infection had been confirmed with a gold standard PCR test. The study further added that at the national level, it meant the proportion of the English population with antibodies dropped from 6 per cent to 4.4 per cent. (more...)
NY police arrest 30 amid protests after deadly Philadelphia shooting NY police arrest 30 amid protests after deadly Philadelphia shooting
- October 28, 2020

A spokesman for Philadelphia police said most injuries were caused by projectiles such as bricks and rocks. In a statement, the council member who identified Wallace , Jamie Gauthier, said she wanted the police to "immediately" release the officers' body camera video from the incident. (more...)
Antibody Defense Against Covid Wanes Over Time, Study Suggests Antibody Defense Against Covid Wanes Over Time, Study Suggests
- October 28, 2020

He said other lab-based tests can detect really low levels of antibodies , adding: "When people are ill, antibody levels rise, and when you heal, antibody levels do drop naturally - this is not exactly the same as losing immunity". After three months, we've already shown a 26pc decline in antibodies . Pulled from a wide range of professions within the hospital, clinical and non-clinical, the study produced the shocking result that nearly 20 % of staff had been infected and produced ... (more...)
Two COVID-19 cases confirmed at Riverstone Public School Two COVID-19 cases confirmed at Riverstone Public School
- October 28, 2020

The school district released the latest numbers on its COVID-19 dashboard, which is required by state regulation. The Onondaga County Health Department is investigating the cases and contacting anyone who had close contact with those who tested positive. (more...)
Pfizer near full enrollment in late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial Pfizer near full enrollment in late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial
- October 28, 2020

Pfizer said it has so far enrolled more than 42,000 participants, about 36,000 of whom have already received a second dose of the BNT162 "messenger RNA"-based vaccine". The first of four efficacy analyses is scheduled to be conducted when the trial achieves 32 cases. Pfizer and BioNTech launched their phase 3 study in late July. (more...)
Recovered COVID-19 Patients Suffering From 'Brain Fog' And Lower IQ Recovered COVID-19 Patients Suffering From 'Brain Fog' And Lower IQ
- October 28, 2020

A major study led by Imperial College London, involving 365,000 participants in England and conducted between 20 June and 28 September, showed the number of people testing positive for antibodies fell by over 25 percent across the study period - from nearly roughly six percent to 4.4 percent. (more...)
Christmas, other holidays threatened by rising COVID-19 cases ahead of Halloween Christmas, other holidays threatened by rising COVID-19 cases ahead of Halloween
- October 27, 2020

With less than a week to go before Halloween night, Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced a new health order limiting to household gatherings. "We are now seeing some of the effects of family gatherings that happened on the Thanksgiving weekend". (more...)
New study suggests COVID-19 immunity is 'waning,' researchers say New study suggests COVID-19 immunity is 'waning,' researchers say
- October 27, 2020

It's also unclear what contribution T cell immunity and the body's memory responses to threats like Covid-19 will play in providing protection if someone is exposed again to the novel coronavirus. "We are still recruiting and will be tracking people to see whether they suffer a cognitive ability drop if they have COVID-19", He said. She added: "These data should not be taken to infer that a vaccine would only induce short-term immunity ". (more...)
Boots to roll out 12-minute COVID-19 test Boots to roll out 12-minute COVID-19 test
- October 27, 2020

Boots say the tests will help alleviate pressure on the NHS . The retailer said the tests were designed for people without symptoms who want to make sure they aren't infected. Customers have to book appointments online in advance. It has been today (26/10) announced that Boots plans on releasing a new coronavirus testing service that can deliver results in just 12 minutes. (more...)
Run Clinical Trial of Eli Lilly Antibody Therapy to End Run Clinical Trial of Eli Lilly Antibody Therapy to End
- October 27, 2020

An unbiased panel that reviewed information from the trial determined to finish it Monday as a result of there was "a low probability that the intervention could be of scientific worth" to the hospitalized sufferers, in line with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , the federal government company that sponsored the examine. (more...)
Drug ministry to fast-track AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate Drug ministry to fast-track AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate
- October 27, 2020

AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine produces an immune response in elderly people, the drugmaker said on Monday. Pfizer Inc. said it could seek emergency-use authorization in the U.S.by late November for its vaccine with German partner BioNTech SE, while Moderna Inc.is also looking at the possibility of seeking emergency approval in 2020. (more...)
Talks to resume on local lockdown restrictions Talks to resume on local lockdown restrictions
- October 27, 2020

It followed discussions between the Government and local leaders, which resulted in a financial support package of £1.68m for the area. The alert system comprises three levels: "Medium", "High" and "Very High" with the level being decided according to local infection rates. (more...)
The Covid-19 rebound continued today in Hamilton County The Covid-19 rebound continued today in Hamilton County
- October 27, 2020

According to the state's covid-19 tracking website, there are 1,138 residents now hospitalized for the virus, 108 of them on ventilators. The county now has seen a total of 22,495 coronavirus cases including 607 deaths, according to the health department. (more...)
Indian Women Prone to More Aggressive Breast Cancer at Younger Age Indian Women Prone to More Aggressive Breast Cancer at Younger Age
- October 27, 2020

The study indicated that there are important differences in this population that justify further studies to better understand biological, sociocultural, and system-level factors such as interactions with the health system, affecting breast cancer screening patterns. (more...)
Latest COVID Cases Centered In North County Latest COVID Cases Centered In North County
- October 27, 2020

Of the cases requiring hospitalization to date, more than two-thirds (66%) have been under 65 years of age, and over half reported having a chronic health condition. As the weather turns cooler, and more people gather inside, we have to keep safe practices in mind, including wearing our mask, maintaining six-foot distance and washing our hands frequently. (more...)
Israel says to trial Covid-19 vaccine from next month
- October 27, 2020

On Sunday, authorities announced that the first clinical trials of the "BriLife" vaccine would begin on Nov 1, as a spokesperson for the defence ministry said the "necessary approvals" had been granted. "We do not know the efficacy at this point and that is why we are eagerly awaiting the phase-three trial results", she told Al Jazeera from Lucerne, Switzerland. (more...)
Convalescent plasma has `limited effectiveness` in treatment, finds United Kingdom study in India Convalescent plasma has `limited effectiveness` in treatment, finds United Kingdom study in India
- October 26, 2020

After seven days, use of convalescent plasma seemed to improve some symptoms, such as shortness of breath and fatigue, and led to higher rates of so-called negative conversion - a sign that the virus is being neutralised by antibodies. "Neither study found a mortality benefit, and the Dutch study raised uncertainties about the pretransfusion antibody status of patients", it stated. (more...)
Listeria Outbreak Linked To Deli Meats Blamed For One Death Listeria Outbreak Linked To Deli Meats Blamed For One Death
- October 26, 2020

This year, the CDC has also reported unrelated Listeria outbreaks in foods ranging from pre-cut fruit to Enoki mushrooms . All of the victims were hospitalized, and one person in Florida has since died. In pregnant women, for instance, the symptoms may include fatigue and muscle aches. As such, the authorities are urging people who have a higher risk for getting sick with listeria to avoid eating deli meats. (more...)
OH reports 2,309 new COVID-19 cases, no new coronavirus-related deaths OH reports 2,309 new COVID-19 cases, no new coronavirus-related deaths
- October 26, 2020

MA public health officials on Sunday reported another 1,097 new cases of COVID-19, the second day in a row with more than 1,000 cases as the pandemic continues to see spikes across the nation and overseas . Reports of new cases have routinely been linked to gatherings and parties across the state, forcing schools to shift to online learning and prompting officials to urge people in certain communities to be tested. (more...)

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