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Americans react to Biden's victory Americans react to Biden's victory
- November 08, 2020

And a president for all Americans. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! He put that challenge of the pandemic in the context of the other obstacles that America has faced and conquered, and in the context of other kinds of challenges - like racial injustice, economic injustice and climate change - his administration would seek to overcome. (more...)
Rising vaccine hesistancy jeopardises potential of COVID vaccine Rising vaccine hesistancy jeopardises potential of COVID vaccine
- November 08, 2020

In the World Economic Forum/Ipsos survey of 18,526 adults from 15 countries, 73 said they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if available, down from 77 in August. A spokesperson from AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company working with the Oxford Vaccine Group, told the Guardian: "It is encouraging to see immunogenicity responses were similar between older and younger adults and that reactogenicity was lower in older adults, where the COVID-19 disease severity is higher". (more...)
French COVID-19 deaths top 40,000 French COVID-19 deaths top 40,000
- November 08, 2020

Since the researchers found higher levels of cross-reactive antibodies among children, it could explain why children are less likely to become severely ill from COVID-19. The study found children are eight times more likely than adults to naturally have antibodies that help fight off Covid-19 despite never having had it. (more...)
Tennessee reports highest single day COVID-19 increase, with 5,071 new cases Tennessee reports highest single day COVID-19 increase, with 5,071 new cases
- November 08, 2020

Locally, the health department in Effingham County is trying to get residents onboard safety guidelines. The Department of Health provided a follow-up statement to the data, saying "the large number of tests and cases are connected to the backlog associated with the surveillance system upgrade last weekend". (more...)
Experts call for stricter COVID-19 measures in Calgary and Edmonton Experts call for stricter COVID-19 measures in Calgary and Edmonton
- November 08, 2020

Premier Jason Kenney is strongly urging Albertans to stop holding house parties and get-togethers to bend the curve on sharply rising COVID-19 cases. Saturday's increase broke the prior one-day record set on Thursday with 802 new cases. However, he stopped short of considering a second lockdown similar to what was seen this past spring. "This is a bit of a risky move because if the spread continues, in spite of this suggestion, it will actually put us behind in getting things under ... (more...)
Poor nutrition blamed for child height gap Poor nutrition blamed for child height gap
- November 08, 2020

The shortest were in Timor Leste, where they had an average height of 160.1cm. It reveals wide variations in height and BMI among school-aged children, and faltering growth in many countries - most likely due to a lack of adequate and healthy nutrition during school years. (more...)
Poor diet can result in smaller height of children Poor diet can result in smaller height of children
- November 07, 2020

Imperial College London researchers evaluated 65 million children between five and 19 years of age, across 193 countries, to determine that the quality of people's diet is one of the biggest factors influencing height and weight around the world. (more...)
U.S. election 2020 results: Senate majority leader, McConnell reveals what must happen U.S. election 2020 results: Senate majority leader, McConnell reveals what must happen
- November 07, 2020

It is worth noting that Biden is now leading the presidential elections, ahead of the incumbent Republican President Donald Trump in a sufficient number of states. Although there had been talk of a Democratic "blue wave" in the buildup to the election, Republicans turned out heavily on Election Day, potentially swinging several close Senate races. (more...)
World Health Organization downplays coronavirus mink mutation risk after Denmark orders massive cull World Health Organization downplays coronavirus mink mutation risk after Denmark orders massive cull
- November 07, 2020

Clusters 2, 3 and 4 are still being studied for reduced sensitivity, which has already been ruled out in the cluster 1 variant. Scientists are still waiting to analysis samples of the mutated virus to study how much it differs from the current strain. (more...)
TV weatherman Al Roker reveals he has cancer and needs surgery TV weatherman Al Roker reveals he has cancer and needs surgery
- November 07, 2020

Roker is sharing his journey to urge others at risk, particularly Black men, to make sure they see a doctor to get the proper checkups to stop a cancer that is very treatable if detected early. The Prostate Cancer Foundation recommends African American men talk to their doctor about being screened for prostate cancer at age 40. Savannah Guthrie also shared encouragement and "love and prayers". (more...)
New Travel Guidelines Issued Ahead of Holiday Season New Travel Guidelines Issued Ahead of Holiday Season
- November 07, 2020

According to state officials, almost 50,000 New Yorkers tested positive for the virus in October, approximately double the number who were infected the previous month in September. DailyMail.com has reached out to the governor's office for comment. If both tests come back negative, the individual may end their quarantine upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test. (more...)
Hamilton sees more COVID-19 cases at local schools Hamilton sees more COVID-19 cases at local schools
- November 07, 2020

That student was last at the school on October 28. A positive COVID-19 case involving a Hopewell City Schools employee is causing some temporary changes. Meanwhile, other students are learning remotely only and are not in classrooms. In Niagara, Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School reported one new COVID-19 case on November 4. (more...)
Coronavirus-infected college student in IN dies in dorm room, family says Coronavirus-infected college student in IN dies in dorm room, family says
- November 06, 2020

Nesbitt was "positive for COVID-19 and had been quarantined in her dorm room for 10 days", prior to her death, per the statement. The passing of Nesbitt is a tragedy, she was from Grand Ledge, Michigan, and was now in her third year at the college, studying Psychology. (more...)
Fed holds policy steady amid United States election uncertainty Fed holds policy steady amid United States election uncertainty
- November 06, 2020

In the three-month period through September, GDP grew at an annual rate of 33 percent. Powell will speak to the press following the meeting, and could take the opportunity to signal a willingness to find new tools to help the economy, after the bank earlier this year pumped trillions of dollars of liquidity into the financial system and cut the benchmark lending rate to zero. (more...)
United Kingdom begins city-wide trial testing United Kingdom begins city-wide trial testing
- November 06, 2020

This means that many of those carrying Covid-19 were wrongly told they were free of the virus, potentially allowing them to infect others. Greater Manchester's Mass Testing Expert Group raised concerns about the accuracy of the test, which is favoured in hospitals because of its quick turnaround of results. (more...)
Denmark wants to cull 15 million minks over COVID fears Denmark wants to cull 15 million minks over COVID fears
- November 06, 2020

Denmark's State Serum Institute , which deals with infectious diseases, has found mink-related strands of the novel coronavirus in 214 people since June, according to a report on its website updated on November 5. Thousands of mink on farms in the USA state of Utah have died after contracting the coronavirus. Denmark is the world's largest producer of mink fur in the world, but there have been outbreaks at farms in other countries, including Utah last summer when five cases were found ... (more...)
More 4000 New Cases of COVID-19 in Indiana Reported Thursday More 4000 New Cases of COVID-19 in Indiana Reported Thursday
- November 06, 2020

There have been no new deaths, B.C.'s death toll remains at 273. "We did anticipate an increase as we moved indoors into the cooler weather but it is incredibly important that we manage this increase effectively", said Dr. "I am asking once again for your help to slow the spread of this virus in B.C.so we can keep our schools, our businesses and our communities open and safe."-Dr". (more...)
Another 425 cases reported in BC in 24 hours Another 425 cases reported in BC in 24 hours
- November 06, 2020

The 14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population in Limerick is 229.9, while new cases during last 14 days are now at 448. Another 126 cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. This comes after Wisconsin opened an Emergency Care Facility at State Fair Park. A spokeswoman for the city of Tumwater said Thursday that three firefighters also have tested positive for the virus. (more...)
Health Department reports 35 new Covid cases on Thursday Health Department reports 35 new Covid cases on Thursday
- November 06, 2020

That means that 3.1% of the Whatcom residents who have tested positive for COVID during the pandemic have died. Of the latest cases, 120 were in Dublin, 75 in Donegal, 50 in Cork, 46 in Kerry, 44 in Limerick and the remaining 256 cases were spread across 20 other counties. (more...)
Victoria border to open on November 23 Victoria border to open on November 23
- November 06, 2020

Ms Palaszczuk's office told AAP national cabinet was the appropriate forum for border discussions and Ms Berejiklian's running commentary about the border had been unhelpful. But the newly reinstated Premier has denied the border was mentioned in Ms Berejiklian's text, a spokesman telling NCA NewsWire Ms Palaszczuk left her on read for three days before responding with just one word. (more...)

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