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UK Will Begin Injecting COVID-19 Vaccines by November, Leaked Documents Say UK Will Begin Injecting COVID-19 Vaccines by November, Leaked Documents Say
- October 30, 2020

He also said, "If the United Kingdom, in the next two weeks, were to unbind their study and share the data and be confident that it's safe, then we can, after two-three weeks, apply to the Indian regulator to look at a possible emergency license if that's what the government wants". (more...)
80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency 80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency
- October 30, 2020

The deficiency of this vitamin is linked to a host of health conditions- including rickets, heart disease, and dementia. Researchers also say coronavirus patients with low vitamin D levels had more inflammatory biomarkers in their blood. (more...)
COVID-19 hospitalizations and active cases see major jump COVID-19 hospitalizations and active cases see major jump
- October 30, 2020

Daily increases are now comparable with what we saw in April 2020. Overall, 2,419 total deaths have been reported in Minnesota. Over 142,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Minnesota, with over 124,000 no longer needing to be in isolation. (more...)
More People Say They Are Wearing Masks — CDC More People Say They Are Wearing Masks — CDC
- October 29, 2020

Generally, younger adults (ages 18-29) were the group with the smallest share of respondents saying they wore masks, while older adults (ages 60 and older) were the group most likely to wears masks. But the survey found no change or decline in other behaviors aimed at preventing the spread of the corona virus, such as changing hands, social exclusion and avoiding public or crowded places. (more...)
U.S., Lilly strike deal for potential COVID-19 antibody drug
- October 29, 2020

In the study, a very high dose of Lilly's antibody was used, yet there was no indication that it was effective. In addition, Reuters reported that US drug inspectors uncovered serious quality control problems at an Eli Lilly plant that is ramping up to make its antibody therapy. (more...)
Ford says Ontario's COVID-19 numbers 'moving in right direction' Ford says Ontario's COVID-19 numbers 'moving in right direction'
- October 29, 2020

The last two days saw low single-digit counts after another jump on Monday with 14 cases. More than 1,000 of the cumulative cases have been in the City of London, while 210 are associated with long-term care and retirement homes. Of those patients, 77 are in the intensive care unit and 52 are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator. Ontario's four COVID-19 hotspots continue to have the highest number of COVID-19 infections. (more...)
Medicare, Medicaid to Pay for Future COVID-19 Vaccine Medicare, Medicaid to Pay for Future COVID-19 Vaccine
- October 29, 2020

The regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, will also increase what Medicare pays hospitals for COVID-19 treatments. She said while the federal government is paying for vaccines, insurers, including Medicare, Medicaid and private plans, have to pay for coverage. (more...)
When Sick Vampire Bats Isolate Themselves From Their Community - Latest Study When Sick Vampire Bats Isolate Themselves From Their Community - Latest Study
- October 29, 2020

We might learn a thing or two from our enemy's enemy, huh? The premise of the research was that, in a lab setting, bats who have fallen ill showed similar behavior. After they were sent back to the wild, they tracked the infected backs. "The proximity sensors gave us an incredible new window into how the social behavior of these bats changed from hour to hour and even minute to minute during the course of the day and night, even while they are hidden in the darkness of a hollow ... (more...)
Diet Drinks Increase Chance of Stroke, Heart Disease Diet Drinks Increase Chance of Stroke, Heart Disease
- October 29, 2020

The research letter was published in the journal of the American College of Cardiology . Study authors also divided the participants into three groups, non-consumers, low consumers, and high consumers. Moreover, they are known to have a negative impact on heart-health. Past exploration has additionally demonstrated a connection between diet drinks and stroke, dementia , Type 2 diabetes , weight and metabolic condition, which can prompt coronary illness and diabetes. (more...)
Study reveals COVID-19 antibody levels fall rapidly after infection Study reveals COVID-19 antibody levels fall rapidly after infection
- October 29, 2020

The findings by Imperial College London and market research firm Ipsos Mori also suggest the loss of antibodies was slower in 18-24 year-olds compared to those aged 75 and over. The idea that COVID-19 herd immunity can be achieved naturally, by a large proportion of the population contracting the virus, has been debunked by a United Kingdom study showing that coronavirus immunity is short-lived. (more...)
White House Lists ‘Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic’ as Trump Accomplishment White House Lists ‘Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic’ as Trump Accomplishment
- October 29, 2020

Despite the outrageous claim of ending the global pandemic in the press release list, McLaughlin later conceded that the actual report itself does not mention "ending the pandemic" as an accomplishment which has also been confirmed by a spokesperson for the office who said the report was meant to highlight the administration's progress on confronting the pandemic. (more...)
Dwayne Johnson Tastes His Own Blood After Workout Accident. See Here Dwayne Johnson Tastes His Own Blood After Workout Accident. See Here
- October 29, 2020

Few celebrities have the same level of dedication to athletics in the way that Johnson does, from building his own killer home gym , to even creating his own bodybuilding contest and producing a documentary about the return of Phil Heath . (more...)
Over 80% of COVID-19 Patients Suffer Vitamin D Deficiency Over 80% of COVID-19 Patients Suffer Vitamin D Deficiency
- October 29, 2020

Vitamin D has been getting a lot of attention during COVID-19. The results point to the need for more research into the long-term recovery of patients and also serve as a reminder to not take the disease lightly even though lockdown guidelines have been eased. (more...)
Obama will join Biden in Michigan Saturday with three days until election Obama will join Biden in Michigan Saturday with three days until election
- October 29, 2020

USA presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill cast their ballots for the 2020 election on Wednesday, joining more than 74 million Americans who have voted with six days remaining in the contest. Trump, who has been holding more campaign events in battleground states amid rising coronavirus cases, voted for himself on Saturday at a public library across the street from one of his golf clubs in the battleground state of Florida. (more...)
Police shooting of a Black man sparks Philadelphia protests Police shooting of a Black man sparks Philadelphia protests
- October 29, 2020

Police said Walter Wallace Jr , 27, was wielding a knife and ignored orders to drop the weapon before officers fired shots Monday afternoon. The nearby business district, known as the 52nd Street corridor, was also the site of protests against police brutality at the end of May, after George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis. (more...)
Asymptomatic Covid patients lose antibodies more rapidly, says study Asymptomatic Covid patients lose antibodies more rapidly, says study
- October 29, 2020

The study, which has not yet been peer reviewed to flag flaws, backs up findings from similar surveys in Germany. So much so that the research informs that people who had the confirmation of Covid-19 through the RT-PCR test (considered gold standard, of greater precision) had a less pronounced decline in antibodies compared to those who were asymptomatic and were unaware of the infection. (more...)
Percent of Hospitalized COVID Patients Are Deficient in This Vitamin Percent of Hospitalized COVID Patients Are Deficient in This Vitamin
- October 28, 2020

Justin Lessler , an associate professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told Salon last week - "is the indirect protection we get because people around us are immune to the disease". "It is possible they will still rapidly respond, and either have a milder illness, or remain protected through immune memory". The study, which has not yet been peer reviewed to flag flaws, backs up findings from similar surveys in Germany. (more...)
Minnesota Reporting 15 Deaths Monday Due to COVID-19 Minnesota Reporting 15 Deaths Monday Due to COVID-19
- October 28, 2020

While the number of new cases does not mean much in and of itself, Jackson County has not seen a significant corresponding uptick in total number of people tested. Fraser Health has reported 7,674 cases since the start of the pandemic, with most of the infections in people aged 20 to 29. As well, 5,101 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. (more...)
US CDC reports 224221 total deaths from coronavirus US CDC reports 224221 total deaths from coronavirus
- October 28, 2020

Around three quarters of those hospitalized were under age 57, calling into question claims that COVID-19 is harmless for younger people. But social distancing and other public health measures have been slower to catch on, especially among young adults, a national survey finds. (more...)
King Soopers To Offer COVID Anti-Body Tests for $25 King Soopers To Offer COVID Anti-Body Tests for $25
- October 28, 2020

Wendy Barclay, head of the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College London , said this: "We can see the antibodies and we can see them declining and we know that antibodies on their own are quite protective", the Reuters report quoted. (more...)

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