Medicine


Steinbach records 11th COVID-19 death Steinbach records 11th COVID-19 death
- November 14, 2020

Social gatherings are not permitted, and gatherings of more than 5 people from outside a single household will be subject to fines. "It's unfortunate that there has been some confusion regarding these orders because the message has, and continues to be, clear", Roussin said, adding that Manitobans don't need distractions right now, suggesting they are harmful. (more...)
Coronavirus: Seven deaths reported in Republic, 15 new cases in Galway Coronavirus: Seven deaths reported in Republic, 15 new cases in Galway
- November 14, 2020

With 190 new positive COVID-19 cases to report since the last update on Monday, Saline County has already surpassed the total number of new cases for the entire month of October in the first 13 days of November. It's twenty-two less than the numbers in hospitals recorded yesterday. "They're much less likely to get very sick and they're much more likely to recover quickly we also have improved treatment", Winkelstein explained. (more...)
Alberta takes measures to fight COVID-19 surge Alberta takes measures to fight COVID-19 surge
- November 14, 2020

Though, the province has yet to impose stricter restrictions beyond a 15-person gathering limit in Calgary and Edmonton. Still, Kenney cautioned Thursday, there will be more stringent measures if the temporary measures don't bring the case counts down. (more...)
Washington, California, Oregon urge interstate travelers to quarantine for 14 days Washington, California, Oregon urge interstate travelers to quarantine for 14 days
- November 14, 2020

The governors of California and OR issued similar advisories Friday morning. Persons arriving in OR from other states OR countries, including returning OR residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. We reported earlier that California has now eclipsed 1-million total confirmed cases since February. There has been a 47.1% increase in the number of new cases in a one-week period since the beginning of this month, according to Dr. (more...)
COVID-19: Northern Ireland 'circuit breaker' extended after four days of wrangling COVID-19: Northern Ireland 'circuit breaker' extended after four days of wrangling
- November 14, 2020

She said: "What is happening at this moment in time is that all the other parties in the Executive, the Ulster Unionist Party, the Alliance Party, the SDLP and Sinn Fein, are all together speaking with one voice, supporting the health teams, and what we have is the DUP using a cross-community veto to block the democratic will of the rest of the Executive". (more...)
With Trump on Sidelines, It's Now Pelosi vs. McConnell on Coronavirus Stimulus With Trump on Sidelines, It's Now Pelosi vs. McConnell on Coronavirus Stimulus
- November 14, 2020

Schumer appealed to Republicans to "stop their shenanigans" and instead work together to fight their "common enemy, " COVID-19. "Now that the people have expressed their views, Joe Biden has won (and) Kamala Harris will be the first woman vice president of the United States", Pelosi said . (more...)
European Union agrees to buy Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine European Union agrees to buy Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
- November 12, 2020

In other words, Pfizer would offer the vaccine to volunteers who might be able to obtain it outside the trial. Cueni voiced confidence that any major safety concerns with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine would have been known. To meet those anticipated quantities and milestones, the companies have produced sufficient supply for their Phase 2/3 clinical trial and have begun to produce and stockpile their pandemic supply. (more...)
One in five Covid survivors reports psychiatric disorder One in five Covid survivors reports psychiatric disorder
- November 12, 2020

The diagnosis of mental illness happened within three months of people testing positive for Covid-19. One in five coronavirus survivors was found to have anxiety, depression , or insomnia for the first time. He noted that the services should be ready to provide care; moreover, these results will be possibly understated in comparison with the real number of cases. (more...)
Masks protect both wearer and those around them Masks protect both wearer and those around them
- November 12, 2020

This development adds to what we have been told previously, that wearing a mask protects others if you happen to be contagious. The agency said masks were meant to block virus-laden particles that might be emitted by an infected person. (more...)
Beyhive, Assemble! Beyoncé Teams Up With Peloton For Multi-year Partnership Beyhive, Assemble! Beyoncé Teams Up With Peloton For Multi-year Partnership
- November 12, 2020

Beyonce performing at Coachella 2018. " Peloton and I both believe that the power of music can help uplift, motivate and inspire those on their fitness journeys", Beyonce shares in a statement . In addition. Bey and Peloton are gifting 2-year digital memberships to students at 10 different HBCUs , which provide access to the fitness classes through the Peloton App that can be used with or without equipment. (more...)
COVID Survivors May Develop Mental Illness Later COVID Survivors May Develop Mental Illness Later
- November 12, 2020

Dr. Max Taquet, one of the authors of the analysis, said the finding was "unexpected and needs investigation". Only 62,354 of those patients had COVID-19. "This is likely due to a combination of the psychological stressors associated with this particular pandemic and the physical effects of the illness", Michael Bloomfield, a psychiatrist at University College London, told Reuters . (more...)
FDA grants emergency authorisation to Lilly's COVID-19 antibody FDA grants emergency authorisation to Lilly's COVID-19 antibody
- November 12, 2020

USA regulators have authorized Eli Lilly's treatment for patients who have been recently diagnosed with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 over the age of 65 and for patients 12 and older who have an underlying health condition. The treatment will not be used on patients already hospitalized or who require oxygen therapy, as a US government-sponsored study found it could worsen the clinical outcome in these cases. (more...)
CDC Says Face Masks Protect Both The Wearer & Those Around Them CDC Says Face Masks Protect Both The Wearer & Those Around Them
- November 12, 2020

The CDC said a face mask is an added layer of protection for the person wearing it against COVID-19 - filtering out those infectious droplets - in some cases by 50 per cent. Over half (53%) of all household contacts were infected and "secondary infections occurred rapidly, with approximately 75% of infections identified within five days of the index patient's illness onset", per the report. (more...)
Lords defeat Boris Johnson on plan to breach global law over Brexit Lords defeat Boris Johnson on plan to breach global law over Brexit
- November 12, 2020

Peers voted late Monday to remove the most controversial parts of the Internal Market Bill , which gives ministers the power to unilaterally rewrite parts of the Withdrawal Agreement that Johnson signed with the European Union. "We will soon have a president in the Oval Office who has been a passionate advocate for the preservation of the Good Friday Agreement", Sir Keir wrote in an article for The Guardian . (more...)
OR officials urged to probe mink farms amid COVID-19 fears OR officials urged to probe mink farms amid COVID-19 fears
- November 12, 2020

The minks were likely infected following exposure to infected humans. The British government has banned freight drivers who have travelled through Denmark over the past 14 days and aren't residents of the United Kingdom from entering England , as it tightened travel restrictions from a country witnessing widespread coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms . (more...)
Illinois Governor Isolates After Possible COVID-19 Exposure Illinois Governor Isolates After Possible COVID-19 Exposure
- November 11, 2020

IL has so far reported more than 457,000 confirmed cases and 10,337 deaths. Statewide, the test positivity - the share of positive tests out of all tests take in a 24-hour period - was at a seven-day average of 12.4% as of Sunday, up from 8.2% when the state began reporting the figure on October 29. (more...)
Trial of new HIV PrEP medication stopped early due to effectiveness Trial of new HIV PrEP medication stopped early due to effectiveness
- November 11, 2020

In total, 38 million people globally were living with HIV a year ago, Unaids reported, while 690,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses. Dr Wafaa El-Sadr, HPTN co-principal investigator and professor of epidemiology and medicine at Columbia University in NY said he was "thrilled by these outstanding results", calling them "a milestone for the prevention of HIV among women". (more...)
European Union to buy up to 300 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine European Union to buy up to 300 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
- November 11, 2020

He attached a media report with his tweet, saying that no cold chain logistic company in India has the capability to transport the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 to India which required a temperature of minus 70 degrees. "Today is a great day for science and humanity". Russia's Sputnik V vaccine - created to fight the COVID-19 illness - is also more than 90% effective, according to a Monday statement from a representative of the country's health ministry, reports Reuters . (more...)
Death reported in Prince Albert area due to COVID-19 Monday Death reported in Prince Albert area due to COVID-19 Monday
- November 10, 2020

There were 15 new cases reported in the North Central zone Monday. There were also 21 recoveries reported. Location information is pending for six of the new cases. Eight people, four in Saskatoon and two in North Central and Regina, are in intensive care. There are eight active cases in the Far North West (two of which are in hospital), six active cases in the Far North East, 24 active cases in the North Central, and 15 cases are active in the North East. (more...)
Ontario reports record high 1388 new COVID-19 cases Ontario reports record high 1388 new COVID-19 cases
- November 10, 2020

Peel is now the only region in the red (control) category of the province's new COVID-19 restrictions system, meaning indoor capacity at local restaurants and gyms is capped at 10 people, among other things. This comes after the province reported 1,242 cases of the virus on Monday . Social gatherings with anyone other than household members will be forbidden, and restaurants, museums, theatres and recreational activities must close. (more...)

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