Medicine


Covid vaccine plan to prioritise hospitals and nursing homes Covid vaccine plan to prioritise hospitals and nursing homes
- December 07, 2020

Instead, only care home staff will be able to be vaccinated in the hospital hubs. The first batches arrived in the United Kingdom last week and are being stored at sites across the four nations, ready be given to NHS staff, care home staff and the over-80s in the coming weeks. (more...)
Workers preparing for vaccine rollout in Britain Workers preparing for vaccine rollout in Britain
- December 07, 2020

The Sichuan and Anhui bulletins stated the vaccine, given in two pictures, would price a complete of 400 yuan ($60). Britain's Queen Elizabeth will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine within weeks, after British regulators granted emergency approval and the world's first roll-out begins this week. (more...)
Mason County COVID-19 Cases Friday: 13
- December 07, 2020

Mason County saw the largest increase of the three counties on Friday, with 31 new cases reported by the Mason County Health Department. The youngest case in the county is 1-year-old resident, and the oldest case in the county is a 97-year old resident; the gender and location of both victims were not listed. (more...)
221 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Sunday 221 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Sunday
- December 06, 2020

Globally, 65.8 million cases had been reported and about 1.5 million people had died as of Friday, the data show. The state said the number of new cases was based on 6,401 test results, with 4,039 of them coming back negative or inconclusive in the period. (more...)
Premier still looking for answers about COVID vaccine for Ontario
- December 06, 2020

Since Hillier was appointed to lead it on November 22, Premier Doug Ford has come under pressure to provide more details of the rollout plan. The Canadian Armed Forces received formal orders last week to start planning for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. (more...)
India records 36,011 new COVID cases, recovery rate 94.37 pc India records 36,011 new COVID cases, recovery rate 94.37 pc
- December 06, 2020

Currently, there are 4,03,248 active cases, whereas 91,00,792 patients have been discharged so far. The number of daily recoveries outnumbered the new daily cases for the 9th consecutive day today. Highest deaths have been recorded from Maharashtra (95), Delhi (77), West Bengal (49), Kerala (32) and Haryana (25). A total of 482 case fatalities have been reported in a span of 24 hours. (more...)
Kent hospital to begin Covid-19 vaccinations Kent hospital to begin Covid-19 vaccinations
- December 06, 2020

Instead of ICU nurses, ventilator specialists and emergency room physicians, NHS officials and vaccine task force members said they wanted to prioritize the elderly and nursing home caregivers because the highest mortality and the largest number of hospitalizations have come from that age group and sector. (more...)
Bahrain becomes second nation to give nod to Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine
- December 06, 2020

It can then be thawed out and stored in a refrigerator for up to five days. "This authorisation is a goal we have been working towards since we first declared that science will win", said Ms Lindsey Dietschi, Pfizer representative in the Gulf, according to BNA. (more...)
Australia probes how 2 worldwide travellers dodged coronavirus quarantine
- December 06, 2020

Daniel Andrews welcomed the NSW's government commitment to an investigation as to how the travellers managed to travel from Sydney without having quarantined. Worldwide flights were diverted from Victoria in June after security guards at two quarantine hotels contracted COVID-19. "We can not just have people wandering into the place from another country", he said in October. (more...)
World Health Organization says still long way to go for pandemic to be over World Health Organization says still long way to go for pandemic to be over
- December 06, 2020

In his address on Friday, Tedros also called for equitable distribution of the vaccine in order to ensure other countries do not lag behind in the global fight against the disease. "That's why countries, particularly those still suffering from rather heavy Covid-19 transmission, really need to sustain the effort and measures to control and bring the number of cases down, " he said. (more...)
WHO's Ryan says vaccines will not eliminate Covid on their own WHO's Ryan says vaccines will not eliminate Covid on their own
- December 05, 2020

However, the WHO's top emergency expert Mike Ryan also cautioned on Friday against complacency in the wake of vaccine roll-out, saying that although they were a major part of the battle against Covid-19, vaccines would not on their own end the pandemic . (more...)
EU's drug regulator wants longer approval process for Pfizer vaccine EU's drug regulator wants longer approval process for Pfizer vaccine
- December 05, 2020

The UK became the first European Union country to green-light a vaccine shot, a move that has been seen by many as an attempt by the country's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to salvage his reputation for his handling of the pandemic. Once Kentucky begins to receive vaccines, each dose administered will be logged in the statewide immunization registry, so the state can track who received which dose and how many vaccines are left. (more...)
Facebook to remove COVID-19 vaccine-related misinformation Facebook to remove COVID-19 vaccine-related misinformation
- December 05, 2020

The vaccinations come three days after President Vladimir Putin ordered the launch of a "large-scale" COVID-19 immunization campaign even though a Russian-designed vaccine has yet to complete the advanced studies needed to ensure its effectiveness and safety in line with established scientific protocols. (more...)
Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination program Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination program
- December 05, 2020

Moscow on Saturday started to vaccinate workers who are at high risk of getting infected with the coronavirus or COVID-19 at the newly opened clinics all over the city, as per reports. Sputnik V became the world's first registered vaccine against Covid-19 on August 11. Scientists have raised concerns about the speed at which Russian Federation has given the regulatory go-ahead for vaccine distribution and, in particular, that it has launched a mass vaccination effort before full trials to ... (more...)
Unexpected theory emerges on source of new NSW Covid case Unexpected theory emerges on source of new NSW Covid case
- December 05, 2020

It has sent out urgent contact tracing details for public transport routes as investigations continue. Health Minister Yvette D'Ath praised the extensive testing conducted and response of the NSW government to the new COVID-19 case, which emerged earlier this week. (more...)
BC health officials report 711 new coronavirus cases BC health officials report 711 new coronavirus cases
- December 05, 2020

BC health officials said on Friday that 711 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total to 36,132. "This weekend, let's stay small and stay local, so we can slow the spread of the virus in our province", they said. We can still be festive, we can still have fun, but let's ensure it is only with our immediate household. (more...)
Funding, climate and fear trouble Africa's Covid vaccine plans Funding, climate and fear trouble Africa's Covid vaccine plans
- December 05, 2020

The COVAX Facility is guided by the World Health Organization's framework that allows for distributing the vaccine equitably to each country in an effort to help protect the most at-risk groups in the Facility's participating countries. The downside is that the trial results give this vaccine 70 percent effectiveness compared with more than 90 percent for the other two. USA government health officials have said that if the vaccine is approved, the first round of immunizations could be ... (more...)
'Cancel everything': Los Angeles' mayor urges residents to stay a home 'Cancel everything': Los Angeles' mayor urges residents to stay a home
- December 05, 2020

He said there are now just 86 ICU beds available in Los Angeles County. "And, our deaths have almost doubled, and they continue to rise", Garcetti said. The way to avoid a "dreaded scenario" is to refrain from gathering with people from outside your household wherever possible, Garcetti said. "My message couldn't be simpler: It's time to hunker down". (more...)
How does Gov. Newson's controversial stay-at-home order impact SLO County? How does Gov. Newson's controversial stay-at-home order impact SLO County?
- December 05, 2020

Newsom framed the order as part of the "final surge" of new coronavirus cases as the state begins to receive hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses in the coming weeks. The Mayor of Los Angeles has also threatened misdemeanor charges for those violating the orders. The counties in each region will be placed in the appropriate tier of the state's pandemic reopening system, based on their case and test data, once they have reduced their ICU patient populations. (more...)
CVS kicks off pilot program aimed at treating COVID-19 patients CVS kicks off pilot program aimed at treating COVID-19 patients
- December 05, 2020

For the study, patients will receive the therapy with no copay for the drug or infusion services, Ehlert said on the call. Initial supply of the drug, which was authorized by the U.S. Phase II BLAZE-1 trial in recently diagnosed Covid-19 patients in the ambulatory setting and Phase III BLAZE-2 trial to prevent the disease in residents and staff of long-term care facilities are progressing. (more...)

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