Medicine


First Britons receive Covid-19 vaccine, a landmark moment in the pandemic First Britons receive Covid-19 vaccine, a landmark moment in the pandemic
- December 08, 2020

Kate Bingham, who chairs the vaccine task force, said: "It's an established process". We can see light at the end of the tunnel but still have a long way to go, " he said. About 45% of Alaskans get a flu shot every year. His administration is seeking to tamp down public skepticism over the vaccine and secure a key component of the Republican president's legacy. (more...)
Moderna plans to test COVID-19 vaccine on children Moderna plans to test COVID-19 vaccine on children
- December 08, 2020

That's why officials said Wednesday that they are including reminder cards in each ancillary COVID-19 vaccination kit. Pfizer's is one of the four COVID-19 vaccines the Australian government has agreed to buy for a total projected supply of almost 135 million doses. (more...)
59 new confirmed cases in Warren County 59 new confirmed cases in Warren County
- December 08, 2020

Monday's cases put the county's running total at 3,607. India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. The state Department of Health has reported 177,447 cases and 2,925 deaths as of Sunday. People between age 20 to 29 follow closely behind with a positivity rate of 16.6%. (more...)
COVID-19: Outbreak declared at Fraser Valley mink farm
- December 08, 2020

Fraser Health did not identify which farm had the outbreak. And in a small handful of cases, the virus appears to have made its way back into humans after having mutated. The concern comes after Denmark culled some 17 million mink after some mink were found to have contracted the virus from humans and a mutated version was then re-transmitted to humans. (more...)
Kent County releases adjusted COVID-19 quarantine guidelines Kent County releases adjusted COVID-19 quarantine guidelines
- December 08, 2020

There were more positive tests than negative results over that span - the department reported 5,151 negatives as of Friday and 5,235 on Monday - a change of 84. This brings their total death count to 48 deaths in Dodge County, 9 deaths in Saunders and 13 deaths in Washington County for a total of 70 deaths in the 3RPHD health district. (more...)
Pfizer to deliver first vaccine doses to Canada in December: PM Pfizer to deliver first vaccine doses to Canada in December: PM
- December 08, 2020

An 87-year-old race relations campaigner has said he is "delighted to be doing my bit" as he prepares to become one of the first people in the world to get the Covid-19 vaccine. China has, however, approved advanced candidates such as the Sinovac drug for emergency use. "What we know is that the vaccine that's delivered in these first shipments must be given to people at the same site that the delivery happens at", said Alberta's chief medical officer of health Dr. (more...)
Canada Has Reserved More Vaccine Doses Per Person Than Anywhere Canada Has Reserved More Vaccine Doses Per Person Than Anywhere
- December 08, 2020

Anand said she is hopeful Canada will start getting vaccine shipments as soon as January and downplayed comments by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, who earlier this week said his province had been assured shipments would start arriving by Jan. (more...)
COVID-19: Ontario reports 1,924 new cases - another record COVID-19: Ontario reports 1,924 new cases - another record
- December 08, 2020

The first will be given in areas where there are high infection rates, particularly in regions that are in red or lockdown zones . The immunization program will focus on healthcare workers and the most vulnerable populations in those regions. (more...)
United Kingdom government grants Pfizer civil legal indemnity for COVID-19 vaccine
- December 08, 2020

He said the first 3 million doses would be a mix of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Saying vaccinations could start next week, Trudeau dismissed the suggestion his government had pressed for early delivery to relieve political attacks by the opposition. (more...)
Cuomo: New restaurant restrictions likely without hospitalization stabilization Cuomo: New restaurant restrictions likely without hospitalization stabilization
- December 08, 2020

Meanwhile, indoor dining would be reduced to 25% capacity in the rest of the state. This is a developing story. "We continue to implement our data-driven winter plan and we are laser focused on making sure New York's hospitals have enough capacity". (more...)
LILLEY: It's only a little, but Trudeau snags some vaccine for Canada LILLEY: It's only a little, but Trudeau snags some vaccine for Canada
- December 08, 2020

These vaccines will be combination of Pfizer and Moderna . Authorization for the vaccine could come as early as this Friday. Because both of those vaccines require two shots spaced out by three to four weeks it will only be enough to vaccinate about 1.2 million residents. (more...)
First vaccines arrive in Indonesia from China - Tue, December 8 2020 First vaccines arrive in Indonesia from China - Tue, December 8 2020
- December 08, 2020

President Joko Widodo said in a televised address that another 1.8 million doses of the vaccine are expected to arrive in early January. Asked to confirm if this meant the armed forces would be used if needed, he said: "If we need to". Each box needs to be opened and unpacked manually, and temperature data has to be downloaded from each box. Once all checks are complete, the vaccine will be made available to order by authorised sites in the state-funded NHS. (more...)
Lycoming County 64 new COVID-19 cases Lycoming County 64 new COVID-19 cases
- December 07, 2020

Tens of millions of people in Southern California, the San Joaquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area will find themselves under new stay-at-home orders this week in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 and prevent hospitals from being overrun. (more...)
Jenks to follow new CDC quarantine guidelines for staff, students Jenks to follow new CDC quarantine guidelines for staff, students
- December 07, 2020

Those who have been in close contact with a positive case, can return to school on day 11 IF they are not showing any symptoms. VDH recommends that healthcare personnel and residents and staff in healthcare facilities continue to use a 14-day quarantine . (more...)
Covid: Army could be used to transport vaccine, says minister
- December 07, 2020

Scotland , Wales , and Northern Ireland will also begin their vaccination programmes from hospitals on Tuesday. More than half of New York City firefighters say they won't get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, per a report . (more...)
Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID
- December 07, 2020

Giuliani has also been a frequent attendee of Trump's rallies and events, where almost everyone is maskless. It was not reported whether Trump's attorney has experienced coronavirus-related symptoms. Since Election Day, Giuliani has traveled the country challenging President-elect Joe Biden's victory in key states, holding large gatherings and ignoring public health guidelines, like mask-wearing and social distancing. (more...)
3 more COVID-19 cases at Windsor-Essex schools 3 more COVID-19 cases at Windsor-Essex schools
- December 07, 2020

There are nine new COVID-19 cases at schools in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and Courtice. "The WECHU is contacting any individuals (students and staff) who have an identified high-risk exposure with the confirmed case, and will give directions to follow", the memos state. (more...)
After Serum, Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use authorisation for its Covid vaccine After Serum, Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use authorisation for its Covid vaccine
- December 07, 2020

The company was the talk of the town recently when the Haryana minister Anil Vij said that he has contracted COVID-19 , 15 days after taking a coronavirus vaccine shot. The vaccine, developed and manufactured in Bharat Biotech's BSL-3 (Bio-Safety Level 3) high containment facility, had received the DCGI approval for Phase 1 and 2 human clinical trials , which commenced across India from July, 2020. (more...)
1.2M doses of China-made COVID vaccine arrive in Indonesia 1.2M doses of China-made COVID vaccine arrive in Indonesia
- December 07, 2020

This could "potentially" involve the armed forces being deployed if required, as the minister added: "This is such an important product, it's probably perhaps the most important product, so we will look to ensure that those supplies are available in the United Kingdom in whatever circumstance". (more...)
Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today
- December 07, 2020

The province had reported almost 60,000 completed tests the last two days. By Sunday morning, the daily reported case count had climbed again. Monday's report brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario to 129,234, including deaths and recoveries. (more...)

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