Medicine


How concerned should we be about the new Covid-19 strain? How concerned should we be about the new Covid-19 strain?
- December 24, 2020

The researchers added that with only a few cases of vertical transmission reported in USA -based studies , the mechanisms of fetal and placental protection from SARS-CoV-2 - and how those impact neonatal immunity - are "a critical area of investigation". (more...)
Northern Ireland Confirms Positive Case Of COVID-19 Variant Northern Ireland Confirms Positive Case Of COVID-19 Variant
- December 24, 2020

It comes as ministers in the Republic of Ireland said they would be proceeding under the assumption the new variant of the virus was already present in the state. We must do all we can individually and collectively to change the course of this disease. We know how to do this - cut down our contacts with others, ensure strict social distancing, wash our hands regularly and thoroughly, and wear a face covering. (more...)
Sydney Eases Virus Restrictions For Christmas Sydney Eases Virus Restrictions For Christmas
- December 24, 2020

The Northern Territory has removed its hotspot declaration for the majority of Greater Sydney, after NSW recorded just nine new coronavirus cases today. "We're deeply grateful that people not only are listening to the restrictions in place, not only adhering to the advice we're providing but also coming out in droves to get tested and that's exactly what we need during the course of the next few days and next few weeks", she said. (more...)
Britain reports record number of new COVID-19 infections, 691 deaths
- December 24, 2020

United officials confirmed the passenger had Covid-19 symptoms but did not reveal a cause of death. Tran and her boyfriend, Steven Chang, were among the passengers who tried to give aid to the dying man, who has been identified as Isais Hernandez of Los Angeles . (more...)
Restaurants and pubs Tier 4 Coronavirus restrictions
- December 24, 2020

They should only travel for essential reasons such as work, education or essential shopping. The rules around support bubbles (where a single-adult household or a household that include young children or with continuous care needs can group with another household as if they were one) remain in place. (more...)
Peloton Set to Acquire Precor for $420 Million Peloton Set to Acquire Precor for $420 Million
- December 24, 2020

In return, Peloton gains control of Precor's "significant USA manufacturing presence", which includes 625,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity complete with "in-house tooling and fabrication, product development, and quality assurance capabilities in Whitsett, North Carolina and Woodinville, Washington". (more...)
Truckers Not Among 'Essential Workers' in Next Vaccine Wave Truckers Not Among 'Essential Workers' in Next Vaccine Wave
- December 24, 2020

Lifespan has already received about 6,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine, some of which had already been administered to about 4,000 employees as of Wednesday, spokesperson Kathleen Hart said. She said the state is still finalizing updates to its vaccine plan and will release more information about who will be included in future phases of the state's vaccination rollout. (more...)
National calls on Govt to address concerns over new Covid-19 strain National calls on Govt to address concerns over new Covid-19 strain
- December 24, 2020

None of the 179 passengers on board a United Airlines flight where a passenger died of a heart attack and tested positive for the novel coronavirus have been informed by the airline. I was exhausted. My body was hurting. "I was just thinking there's a guy that needs CPR". "But I developed a cough, had a headache". "As soon as I'm cleared, I will". (more...)
Legislation included in relief package would lower amount of surprise medical bills Legislation included in relief package would lower amount of surprise medical bills
- December 24, 2020

The Senate has obstructed both COVID-19 relief bills passed by the House. "If you sign that, then you can be billed whatever that physician wants to bill you", said Jack Hoadley , research professor emeritus in the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University. (more...)
Tennessee expects 90000 vaccine doses a week Tennessee expects 90000 vaccine doses a week
- December 24, 2020

According to the VDH, health districts have been working with healthcare systems to plan for how to provide the vaccine to those in allocation group 1a, based on CDC and VDH recommendations. "Today's authorization is one more tool in our toolbox to bring COVID-19 under control". Like Pfizer's vaccine , we still don't know how long immunity lasts with Moderna, and whether booster shots will be required down the road. (more...)
Monday's COVID-19 Cases in Mason County: 34 Monday's COVID-19 Cases in Mason County: 34
- December 24, 2020

Individuals showing any of the following signs or symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately: trouble breathing, persistent pressure or pain in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face coloring. (more...)
Christmas in Sydney salvaged as spread of cluster slows
- December 24, 2020

NSW recorded eight new locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, with seven were connected to the so-called Avalon cluster which now totals 97 infections. Residents in the affected areas were told not to leave their homes except for grocery shopping, work, emergency medical treatment or visiting an isolated relative. (more...)
England set for national lockdown to avoid a 'human disaster' England set for national lockdown to avoid a 'human disaster'
- December 23, 2020

Across Norfolk there are now 372 people being treated for coronavirus in hospitals and rates in the over 60s are rising at 124 cases per 100,000 in the week to 18 December. "We know there's a vaccine just round the corner but until many more people have had the jab the precautionary steps everyone must take of hands, face and space must continue". (more...)
Fauci says new COVID-19 strain from United Kingdom is likely in US Fauci says new COVID-19 strain from United Kingdom is likely in US
- December 23, 2020

America's Chief Epidemiologist Anthony Fauci , considered this Tuesday that it should be assumed that the new most contagious strain of the coronavirus is in the country, since it would not be a surprise that with the expansion it has had in United Kingdom has exceeded its borders. (more...)
More than 40% of Spaniards willing to get COVID-19 vaccine More than 40% of Spaniards willing to get COVID-19 vaccine
- December 23, 2020

Distributor McKesson Corp is shipping doses from facilities in places including Louisville, Kentucky, and Memphis, Tennessee - close to air hubs for United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp. Several European countries, including Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands, said they were taking measures to prevent people arriving from Britain, including bans on flights and trains. (more...)
Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 938 new cases confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 938 new cases confirmed in Ireland
- December 23, 2020

Of the deaths reported today, 10 occurred in December. Doctor Cillian de Gascun confirmed that the new Covid variant that has been found in the United Kingdom is definitely now in Ireland . The disease has spread across all parts of the country and all age groups, we must act now to protect each other. The coronavirus situation in Ireland is deteriorating at a faster pace than anywhere in Europe, a senior HSE official has warned. (more...)
NYC COVID-19 vaccine recipient has serious allergic reaction
- December 23, 2020

If all goes as planned, Tennessee would receive 50,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 40,000 doses of Moderna's. "Vaccines do have side effects and allergic reactions - while uncommon - are known to occur", a spokesperson for the Health Department said in a statement Wednesday. (more...)
US Doctor: Don't Panic over New Strain of Covid-19 US Doctor: Don't Panic over New Strain of Covid-19
- December 23, 2020

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The government says the new strain is more transmissible than existing ones, but there is no evidence it causes more serious illness. Viruses often mutate, or develop small changes, as they reproduce and move through a population - something "that's natural and expected", World Health Organization said in a statement. (more...)
Alex Padilla replaces Kamala Harris, becomes California's first Latino US senator Alex Padilla replaces Kamala Harris, becomes California's first Latino US senator
- December 23, 2020

The number of people hospitalized across California with confirmed COVID-19 infections is more than double the state's previous peak, reached in July. "I'm honored, man, and I'm humbled - because of them", Padilla told Newsom through tears while invoking the sacrifices of his first-generation immigrant parents, who came to the USA from Mexico. (more...)
Dr. Anthony Fauci receives newest Covid-19 vaccine Dr. Anthony Fauci receives newest Covid-19 vaccine
- December 23, 2020

The kingdom is "temporarily suspending all worldwide flights - except in exceptional cases - for a period of one week, which can be extended by another week", the official Saudi Press Agency said. The Health Department expects to receive vaccine shipments intermittently. "It was a wave of relief", Kisgen said. "...we finally have a tool in our arsenal that we can actually do something with, it will take several months to get there. (more...)

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