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COVID-19 Numbers as of 5 pm October 30 COVID-19 Numbers as of 5 pm October 30
- November 01, 2020

DeKalb County blew past its 24-hour COVID-19 case record Friday (the previous record was broken Thursday), as the DeKalb County Health Department announced 120 more residents tested positive for the viral respiratory disease. These updates bring the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 1,876. Northern Health is now at 412 total cases, after seeing 6 more today. (more...)
Stimulus Hopes Fade as 'Cliff' Looms Stimulus Hopes Fade as 'Cliff' Looms
- November 01, 2020

The letter outlined a number of outstanding issues in the negotiations including state and local aid , school funding, child-care money, tax credits for working families, unemployment insurance aid and liability protections for businesses . (more...)
3-Day Isolation, Coronavirus Test Must For Travelling To New York 3-Day Isolation, Coronavirus Test Must For Travelling To New York
- November 01, 2020

The new rules replace a previous arrangement under which people arriving in the state from a growing list of states with worsening coronavirus outbreaks had to quarantine in a home or hotel for 14 days, regardless of any test result. Anyone who flies to NY and leaves an airport without filling out the form out will be required to pay a $2,000 fine. The New York State Department of Health recommends that anyone over six months of age get vaccinated for the flu to protect themselves and ... (more...)
Friday Area COVID-19 Numbers Friday Area COVID-19 Numbers
- November 01, 2020

The results come on a testing volume of 33,910 tests - a 9.3 percent positivity rate. Total number of deaths in the county due to COVID-19 remained at 28, according to the health department. There are 2,314,634 individuals who have tested negative to date. Approximately 3,800 students moved into university housing between August 12 and September 4, according to CCU vice president for auxiliary services Steve Harrison. (more...)
Boris Johnson Announces Month-Long Virus Lockdown For England Boris Johnson Announces Month-Long Virus Lockdown For England
- October 31, 2020

Unlike the U.K.'s first lockdown, schools, universities and manufacturing businesses will stay open. The Prime Minister is expected to announce the measures for England - which could be introduced on Wednesday and last until December 1 - at a press conference on Monday, according to The Times . (more...)
Selena Gomez Talks Mental Health And Voting With Kamala Harris Selena Gomez Talks Mental Health And Voting With Kamala Harris
- October 31, 2020

The 28-year-old was chatting with her friend, Timothee Chalamet, and fans noticed that she seemed to have an IV tube attached to her arm. "As a citizen, as someone who truly, truly cares about their country, not voting is just not an option", she said. (more...)
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked With Coronavirus Vitamin D Deficiency Linked With Coronavirus
- October 31, 2020

However, the study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism did not find any relationship between vitamin D concentrations or vitamin deficiency and the severity of the disease. "Vitamin D treatment should be recommended in COVID-19 patients with low levels of vitamin D circulating in the blood since this approach might have beneficial effects in both the musculoskeletal and the immune system". (more...)
Ontario tops 900 COVID new cases again Ontario tops 900 COVID new cases again
- October 31, 2020

NRPH reports 14 new cases of COVID-19 and one health-care facility outbreak on Thursday. As many as 66 cases have recovered. There are 77 COVID patients in intensive care units across Ontario, and 52 of those patients are on ventilators. In addition, Ford also announced two new schools in Etobicoke will be built as part of a province-wide push to build 20 new schools. There have been a total of 415 confirmed cases within child care centres and homes - an increase of 16 (nine new child ... (more...)
England could face new lockdown next week England could face new lockdown next week
- October 31, 2020

Deaths could reach more than 4,000 a day, one of the models suggests. This figure is based on no policies being brought in to slow the spread of the disease, but most of the models peak at about 2,000 a day. "The R number is still far too high". And he suggested scientists are backing the current course, saying: "The overwhelming scientific advice to us is targeted measures are the right way to go if you take them and you're committed to them, and we have not just the restrictions in place ... (more...)
White House Walks Back Declaration Of COVID Victory: 'That Was Poorly Worded' White House Walks Back Declaration Of COVID Victory: 'That Was Poorly Worded'
- October 31, 2020

While she acknowledged to Fox News' Sandra Smith on Wednesday that cases "are still rising" and urged the American public to "remain vigilant", Farah also doubled down on a dangerously misleading assessment by President Trump that the nation is "rounding the corner" on COVID-19 - a claim that she repeated throughout the interview in an apparent contradiction of earlier statements on rising cases. (more...)
The Good and Bad News About Antibody Therapies for COVID-19 The Good and Bad News About Antibody Therapies for COVID-19
- October 31, 2020

Citing a review of studies published in Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy, the report said that around one-third of Coronavirus infected people (who were studied) recorded some abnormalities in the frontal lobe of the brain. "This data adds to our knowledge about the long-term effects of COVID-19 in different organ systems", said study author Dr . According to the study, there is also "compelling evidence" for an epidemiological association between low levels of vitamin D and ... (more...)
In 10 Hospitalized Covid-19 Coronavirus Patients Were Vitamin D Deficient In 10 Hospitalized Covid-19 Coronavirus Patients Were Vitamin D Deficient
- October 31, 2020

It has also been found that the novel coronavirus can cause breathing problems and fatigue over the long term. The WHO criteria specify that the patient should be fever-free without fever-reducing medications for three days, show improvement in any symptoms related to Covid-19, be more than seven days past symptom onset, and test negative for the virus twice, with reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) testing. (more...)
Study suggests coronavirus immunity drops after 3 months Study suggests coronavirus immunity drops after 3 months
- October 31, 2020

Findings stemmed from finger prick tests, researchers said. "The need for a vaccine is still very large, the data doesn't change that". Although the presence of antibodies suggests a person is likely immune to the virus, that's not the only indicator , and a lack of antibodies in someone who was previously infected may not necessarily mean they've lost their protection. (more...)
Covid-19 recovered patients could still shed virus, reveals study Covid-19 recovered patients could still shed virus, reveals study
- October 30, 2020

Professor Hague Marcus, who leads the Stroke Research Group in Cambridge, says: "Although the incidence of stroke among (Covid-19) patients is relatively low, the scale of the epidemic means that several thousand people could be affected worldwide". (more...)
More than 80% of COVID patients vitamin D deficient
- October 30, 2020

The researchers found that 82 per cent of the hospitalized COVID-19 patients (who were not taking supplements) were vitamin D deficient, while 47 per cent of the control group had the same deficiency. The examine, which was published Tuesday within the Journal of Medical Endocrinology & Metabolism, discovered that nearly all of sufferers being handled for COVID-19 at a hospital within the northern metropolis of Santander suffered from a deficiency of vitamin D. (more...)
Vitamin D Deficiency Common in COVID-19 Patients Vitamin D Deficiency Common in COVID-19 Patients
- October 30, 2020

The study authors also found coronavirus patients with lower vitamin D levels were more likely to have hypertension and heart disease, raised markers of inflammation, and longer hospital stays. "Previously, Carolyn Gregg told the Times of India: "Although there is some evidence that vitamin D deficiency is associated with acute respiratory infection, there is now insufficient evidence for vitamin D as a treatment for" Covid-19", Excessive intake of supplements should be avoided as it may ... (more...)
Pelosi says she hopes for stimulus deal in lame duck session Pelosi says she hopes for stimulus deal in lame duck session
- October 30, 2020

All of that is on hold at least until after November 3. "It may be bipartisan, it may not have to be", Trump said. "The President's words that "after the election, we will get the best stimulus package you have ever seen" only have meaning if he can get Mitch McConnell to take his hand off the pause button and get Senate Republican Chairmen moving toward agreement with their House counterparts". (more...)
Sanofi, GSK to supply vaccine doses to WHO-backed alliance Sanofi, GSK to supply vaccine doses to WHO-backed alliance
- October 30, 2020

Drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to provide 200 million doses of their potential COVID-19 vaccine to the COVAX Facility , a collaboration created to give countries around the world equal access to coronavirus vaccines. (more...)
Coronavirus ‘long haulers’ can have skin problems that last for months Coronavirus ‘long haulers’ can have skin problems that last for months
- October 30, 2020

For the study , the team used health data from fitness wearables and other devices to identify - with roughly 80 per cent prediction accuracy - whether a person who reported symptoms was likely to have Covid-19. Hernandez, of the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain. According to the study, there is also "compelling evidence" for an epidemiological association between low levels of vitamin D and infections such as influenza, HIV, and the hepatitis C virus. (more...)
Pelosi not interested in passing smaller stimulus measures during lame duck session Pelosi not interested in passing smaller stimulus measures during lame duck session
- October 30, 2020

When everyone else had essentially given up on the idea of another round of coronavirus relief over the summer, Pelosi and Mnuchin continued to have phone calls to negotiate and work toward a deal. "The Democrats have been completely intransigent". He also made a bold prediction that Democrats will lose the majority in the House because of the failed talks. (more...)

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