Medicine


Coronavirus vaccine | Pfizer could get United Kingdom approval this week, says Telegraph Coronavirus vaccine | Pfizer could get United Kingdom approval this week, says Telegraph
- November 23, 2020

Slaoui said he hoped for a smooth hand-off and did not expect the vaccination effort to be derailed. "I have been informed that I should not be saying anything that is confidential to anybody, including anybody that's not a part of the administration, and I'll act in accordance with what the legal requirements are", Dr Slaoui said. (more...)
AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine 70% effective at tackling coronavirus AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine 70% effective at tackling coronavirus
- November 23, 2020

The announcement Monday combines data from two different dosing regimens. The announcement comes after news from Moderna and the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine trials, which both showed efficacy of over 90 percent. Oxford professor Andrew Pollard said the latest findings suggested the drug was "an effective vaccine that will save many lives ". "And if this dosing regime is used, more people could be vaccinated with planned vaccine supply". (more...)
AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show
- November 23, 2020

The Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is 70 per cent effective at preventing COVID-19 - 25 per cent lower that US-produced rivals, preliminary results have revealed today. One showed a vaccine efficacy of 90%. While the efficacy reading from AstraZeneca's viral vector vaccine is lower than its USA rivals, the data will boost confidence about the chances of successfully developing a variety of vaccines using different approaches. (more...)
Trump Announces Groundbreaking Rules to Lower Prescription Drug Prices Trump Announces Groundbreaking Rules to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
- November 23, 2020

But in a time of political uncertainty, it's hard to say whether the rules will withstand expected legal challenges from the pharmaceutical industry or whether President-elect Joe Biden's administration will accept, amend or try to roll them back entirely. (more...)
Trump lawsuit: Pennsylvania judge rejects bid to reverse election defeat Trump lawsuit: Pennsylvania judge rejects bid to reverse election defeat
- November 23, 2020

Ron Klain, the incoming White House chief of staff, declined on ABC's "This Week" to identify which appointments Biden would announce starting Tuesday; Biden last week said he'd selected a nominee for Treasury secretary. presidential election. In seeking such a "startling outcome", he said, a plaintiff could be expected to provide compelling legal arguments and "factual proof of rampant corruption" - but "that has not happened". (more...)
Jazz secure Donovan Mitchell; now they must build around him Jazz secure Donovan Mitchell; now they must build around him
- November 23, 2020

Mitchell has averaged 27.3 points in 23 career playoff games, including 36.3 points in last season's seven-game, first-round loss to the Denver Nuggets , when he joined Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson as the only players in National Basketball Association history to have a pair of 50-plus-point games in a playoff series. (more...)
Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine safe for older adults, results show
- November 23, 2020

The issue of advance purchase commitment for vaccines, including pricing, was also discussed in a recent meeting attended by NITI Aayog Member (Health) Vinod Paul, Principal Scientific Advisor to the government K VijayRaghavan and Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan. (more...)
Clemson's Swinney: 'COVID was just an excuse' for FSU to cancel game Clemson's Swinney: 'COVID was just an excuse' for FSU to cancel game
- November 23, 2020

The game between No. 4 Clemson and Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff Saturday when medical personnel from both schools could not agree it was safe to play. It was set to mark the return of quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who missed games against Boston College and Notre Dame after testing positive for the coronavirus. (more...)
England expected to go under tougher three-tiered restrictions in December_china England expected to go under tougher three-tiered restrictions in December_china
- November 23, 2020

The statement concluded: "The UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive hope to conclude this work this week, subject to agreement by each administration". The Prime Minister has been warned in a letter by the Covid recovery group (CRG), said to be signed by 70 Tory MPs, that he will have to provide a cost-benefit analysis to show the restrictions "will save more lives than they cost". (more...)
BC records another 516 cases of COVID-19 BC records another 516 cases of COVID-19
- November 23, 2020

As of Thursday, 6,926 cases of COVID-19 were considered active, including 217 people who were in hospital for treatment, 59 of whom required intensive care. "The provincewide orders are about all of us seeing fewer people, having safer workplaces and pausing higher risk activities", the joint statement says. (more...)
Coronavirus: First vaccinations could take place next month, official says Coronavirus: First vaccinations could take place next month, official says
- November 23, 2020

Slaoui said he and his family would be "happy" to receive the treatment. On Friday, Pfizer submitted an application to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, and an FDA vaccine advisory committee is slated to meet December 10. (more...)
Record 1,336 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta, nine deaths Record 1,336 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta, nine deaths
- November 22, 2020

Three of the remaining deaths were in the Calgary Zone including a man in his 70s as well as a woman in her 60s whose death is linked to the Foothills outbreak and a man in 90s whose death is linked to the Carewest George Boyack outbreak. St. Albert, at 400 Campbell Road in the parking lot. It was another record-breaking day related to COVID-19 in Canada . In addition, Nova Scotia confirmed a significant jump in their case-count, recording its highest number of positive tests in months. (more...)
One million people receive experimental Chinese COVID-19 vaccine One million people receive experimental Chinese COVID-19 vaccine
- November 22, 2020

The researchers from The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca began working on the vaccine in January and they started their human clinical trials in April. Global trials are expected to begin in Uzbekistan late this month , followed by trials in Indonesia, Pakistan and Ecuador. The Nepali government has sent requests to several countries that are developing Covid-19 vaccines seeking their early availability after they are proven to be effective. (more...)
New Rules to Allow Canadians to Avoid Quarantine when Traveling to Hawaii New Rules to Allow Canadians to Avoid Quarantine when Traveling to Hawaii
- November 22, 2020

Gov. Ige also announced that beginning in mid-December, travelers flying from Canada to Hawaiʻi may bypass the state's mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from labs identified by Air Canada and WestJet. "We are aware that it would have some impact in the numbers, but we do believe that the pre-travel testing program is working, that all, many of our trusted partners are able to deliver results back to those traveling in a timely way", the governor explained. (more...)
Mayo Clinic Staff Members Tested Positive Within 2 Weeks Mayo Clinic Staff Members Tested Positive Within 2 Weeks
- November 22, 2020

In Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds overcame her previous resistance to mask mandates and announced a new health order requiring masks at home, saying Hospitals have been pushed to the edge of a precipice due to the spread of the virus . At this point, about 50% of the capacity in the intensive care unit was occupied by Covid-19 patients, the system said in a statement. "All of our hospitals are really stretched", Williams said. (more...)
COVID-19 vaccine shows promising results during clinical trial in Pakistan COVID-19 vaccine shows promising results during clinical trial in Pakistan
- November 22, 2020

The vaccine produced fewer side-effects (like temporary fatigue) in the older age group, and blood samples proved it prompted a powerful immune response . "We hope that this means our vaccine will help to protect some of the most vulnerable people in society, but further research will be needed before we can be sure". (more...)
Downing Street to set out plans to relax Covid rules for Christmas Downing Street to set out plans to relax Covid rules for Christmas
- November 21, 2020

Earlier this week Public Health England said that Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) guidance had suggested that for every day of greater freedom five days of tighter measures could be needed. There are lots of people, I'm afraid, still dying of COVID". However, central to the plans is a major easing of restrictions in the last week of December. (more...)
COVID-19: Prior coronavirus infection 'offers protection for at least six months' COVID-19: Prior coronavirus infection 'offers protection for at least six months'
- November 21, 2020

It comes after a much larger study by Imperial College found that antibodies declined by about 25 per cent three months after infection. Because TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma are produced during Covid-19 and cause inflammatory cell death, the investigators questioned whether these cytokines were responsible for the clinical manifestations and deadly effects of the disease. (more...)
Tioga Reports 3 COVID Deaths, Passes 1K Case Mark Tioga Reports 3 COVID Deaths, Passes 1K Case Mark
- November 21, 2020

State-wide, a total of 6,808 additional cases were announced, down slightly from the 7,126 cases included in Thursday's information. COVID-19 has claimed eight lives since Friday, the most in a single week, bringing the pandemic's death toll to 87 cases. (more...)
COVID-19 restrictions: What you need to know COVID-19 restrictions: What you need to know
- November 21, 2020

Ghaly said the state's decision to issue the month-long curfew had more to do with the state's current surge in cases rather than the potential for large gatherings during Thanksgiving and other upcoming holidays. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday. As the Examiner reports , the curfews take effect on Saturday and extend for one month, until December 21 - though this order may be extended. (more...)

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