Medicine


Secondary school children to be tested in worst Covid-19 regions - Hancock
- December 11, 2020

This week fast testing for people not showing symptoms was rolled out in the town, in the hopes of containing the spread with Essex County Council saying by working closely with the authority in Basildon they can still avoid Tier 3 becoming countywide next week. (more...)
Pharmaceutical distributor recalls packages of VIAGRA and depression medication after mix-up Pharmaceutical distributor recalls packages of VIAGRA and depression medication after mix-up
- December 11, 2020

A third party facility has inadvertently packaged the two drugs together during bottling. The latter is Sildenafil , the ingredient that puts the vroom-vroom in Viagra. Consuming trazodone without realizing could cause common side effects like dry mouth, drowsiness, and nausea, or prompt a less common side effect called priapism, or persistent erections. (more...)
Canada could start vaccine plan in mid-December: PM Canada could start vaccine plan in mid-December: PM
- December 11, 2020

Margaret Keenan , 90, was injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at 6.31am on Tuesday morning, becoming the first person to get the jab . A former jewellery shop assistant who only retired in 2016, Ms Keenan will receive a second booster injection in 21 days. (more...)
Pennsylvania tightens COVID-19 restrictions amid rising cases Pennsylvania tightens COVID-19 restrictions amid rising cases
- December 11, 2020

Tom Wolf announced Thursday. All in-person businesses may operate at up to 50% of the maximum capacity stated on the applicable certificate of occupancy, except as limited by existing orders to a smaller capacity limit. Wolf had said on Monday that additional pandemic measures might be needed to slow the spread of the virus, warning that hospitals were under increasing strain and would have to start turning away patients if they become overwhelmed. (more...)
U.S. advisory panel endorses Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine U.S. advisory panel endorses Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
- December 11, 2020

Manufacturing and supply chain constraints have lowered earlier estimates drug makers have provided to the federal government, leaving some states with fewer doses than they'd expected in their initial shipments, he said . Health authorities in Britain are warning people with a "significant history" of allergic reactions to avoid the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine after two care workers reacted badly to the jab. (more...)
Russians Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Instructed Not to Drink Alcohol Russians Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Instructed Not to Drink Alcohol
- December 11, 2020

There are 21 days between the two Sputnik shots. This is similar to the US, where two doses several weeks apart are required. Even more absurd is that a Pfizer chairman doesn't even know if being vaccinated will prevent you from transmitting COVID-19 . (more...)
NY expects first vaccine doses within days NY expects first vaccine doses within days
- December 11, 2020

Cuomo believes NY could receive its initial allocation of 170,000 vaccines as soon as this weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the distribution "a massive undertaking". Deliveries for the nursing home program are expected to start next week, though the vaccine is not expected to start being administered until December 21. (more...)
Saskatchewan could start vaccinating health-care workers for COVID-19 next week Saskatchewan could start vaccinating health-care workers for COVID-19 next week
- December 11, 2020

They also require two doses to be properly effective, with the second booster dose to be administered 21 to 28 days after the first immunization. Saskatchewan plans to move from vaccinating some of its most vulnerable residents to the general population beginning in April. (more...)
Ontario reports 1,983 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths Ontario reports 1,983 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths
- December 11, 2020

In Peel Region, according to the modelling, there are roughly 197 new cases per 100,000 residents each week, while in Toronto that number is 118 per 100,000. Today's information also shows that 35 people have died as a result of COVID-19 across Ontario in the past 24 hours. The new modelling also revealed that case rates have increased at a slower pace for Ontarians with access to suitable housing and employment outside of essential services, while those who are precariously housed and ... (more...)
McHenry County reports 182 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death McHenry County reports 182 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death
- December 11, 2020

Women account for 53% of county COVID-19 cases, while men account for 4%, according to Wednesday's county health data. A day earlier, on Tuesday, the COVID-19 death toll was reduced by eight. Numbers also may vary because of data lags. The Lake County Health Department reported a total of 40,226 confirmed cases and 664 related deaths Thursday. (more...)
Flu shot numbers through the roof in Alberta Flu shot numbers through the roof in Alberta
- December 11, 2020

Preeti Malani, M.D., from the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation in Ann Arbor, and colleagues conducted an online survey (Oct. Ensuring that people continue or start getting routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential for protecting people and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks, including flu. (more...)
Who's Buying All The Covid Vaccine And Where Does India Stand Who's Buying All The Covid Vaccine And Where Does India Stand
- December 11, 2020

And even though rich nations represent just 14% of the world's population, they have bought up 53% of all the most promising vaccines so far. This vaccine commitment, known as Covax, has managed to secure 700 million doses of vaccines to be distributed between the 92 lower-income countries that have signed up. (more...)
Britain warns people with ‘significant’ allergic reactions not to take Pfizer vaccine
- December 11, 2020

Her remarks came as a panel of outside advisers convened via videoconference to review the trial data of a Covid-19 vaccine Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech SE. "No vaccine would be approved unless it meets these stringent standards - on that you can be sure". She acknowledged that the vaccines have not yet been studied in pregnant or breastfeeding women but said this area will be required to be studied post-authorisation of the vaccines. (more...)
MI medical student Jonathan 'Jack' Stuef finds Forrest Fenn treasure chest MI medical student Jonathan 'Jack' Stuef finds Forrest Fenn treasure chest
- December 10, 2020

After two years of searching, Mr Stuef said he found the jewels in the Wyoming and now owns the treasure chest that drove so many people to such desperate lengths to find it. He can be heard discussing the treasure hunt at length in a video posted on his YouTube page previous year. Stuef considers himself the "legitimate finder" of the treasure, saying that "many freaky, false, baseless, and defamatory allegations have been made against me". (more...)
Will take a COVID-19 vaccine publicly
- December 10, 2020

Guterres reiterated his call for a COVID-19 vaccine to be a global public good available to everywhere and particularly, available in Africa. He said the only way to ensure that the vaccines reach Africa timely is to make sure that the COVAX initiative is financed and gets the Dollars 4.2 [billion] it needs in the next two months to make sure that vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be distributed in Africa sooner rather than later. (more...)
UW Professor of Pharmacy calls Pfizer vaccine a 'light in the darkness' UW Professor of Pharmacy calls Pfizer vaccine a 'light in the darkness'
- December 10, 2020

Moncef Slaoui, who is spearheading the U.S. government's vaccine development efforts, said on Wednesday he expected the British allergic reactions would be considered in the USA authorisation process and that people with known severe allergic reactions probably should not take the vaccine until more was understood. (more...)
United Kingdom issues warning on Pfizer vaccine after adverse reactions United Kingdom issues warning on Pfizer vaccine after adverse reactions
- December 10, 2020

As outlined in New York's vaccination program, high-risk healthcare workers, nursing home residents and staff are prioritized first to receive the vaccine, followed by other long-term and congregate care staff and residents and EMS and other health care workers. (more...)
"Triumph": Pfizer Vaccine Results Published In Peer-Reviewed Journal
- December 10, 2020

The province expects to have about 400,000 vaccines administered by the end of March, less than 10 per cent of the population. "If someone is in receipt of the vaccine today, they will have to wait three weeks to get the second jab and then another week for immunity to develop". (more...)
United Kingdom issues allergy warning for Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine
- December 10, 2020

That's partly because of the logistical complications related to Pfizer's vaccine, which has to be kept in extreme sub-zero temperatures and can't be easily delivered directly to seniors' homes and their vulnerable residents. The fact that these incidents were picked up and reviewed shows that to be the case. They concluded that the cases were likely unrelated to the vaccine because they occurred at rates that would be expected without any medical intervention. (more...)
How much would phizer, moderna and Oxford vaccines cost in Pakistan? How much would phizer, moderna and Oxford vaccines cost in Pakistan?
- December 10, 2020

The pooled results of the two different dose regimes produced the 70 percent effective rate. If a lower initial dose is recommended, this would also mean the available supply could be distributed to more people. "Bridging trials. or immunogenicity equivalence trials. that are faster and easier might be infeasible, posing challenges for future vaccine development, evaluation, and regulatory approval". (more...)

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