Medicine


Spain Creating Registry for Those Who Refuse COVID Vaccine
- December 30, 2020

The Department of Health in Marion County is slated to receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for those residents this week and is starting the signup process for people who would like to be vaccinated. Spain started mass vaccination on 27 December after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine got the green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) last Monday. (more...)
'National restrictions needed to prevent catastrophe' amid rising hospital cases 'National restrictions needed to prevent catastrophe' amid rising hospital cases
- December 30, 2020

Not all data was reported in full over the Christmas period, leading to a lag in some data, but Public Health England said there had been a "real increase". An expert adviser to the government said national coronavirus restrictions are needed to prevent a "catastrophe" amid rising infections, and the head of an organisation representing health trusts said "as much of the country as possible" should go into the harshest Tier 4. (more...)
The pandemic is severe, but ‘not necessarily the big one,’ World Health Organization warns The pandemic is severe, but ‘not necessarily the big one,’ World Health Organization warns
- December 30, 2020

Some of the current priority diseases include COVID-19, SARS, Ebola, Zika and 'Disease X, ' a designation used for unknown pathogens that could lead to a serious epidemic . A few months before the coronavirus broke out, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board published its first annual report on world readiness for health emergencies and said that the world was not equipped for potentially devastating pandemics. (more...)
9 new COVID-19 deaths reported today, an additional 1,546 cases notified 9 new COVID-19 deaths reported today, an additional 1,546 cases notified
- December 29, 2020

There have been 1,546 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health. A further 14 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in the last 24 hours. "I am confident this vaccine and the others in development, will stop the spread of the virus and save lives", said Leon County Health Department's Health Officer Claudia Blackburn. (more...)
Allegheny County reports 41 new covid deaths, 1020 cases Allegheny County reports 41 new covid deaths, 1020 cases
- December 29, 2020

Pierce County reported 101 cases Monday and two new deaths . That means there have been more reported cases in the first 28 days of December than in the first eight months of the pandemic. The Department of Health in Marion County is slated to receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for those residents this week and is starting the signup process for people who would like to be vaccinated. (more...)
The drug that gives instant immunity to COVID-19 The drug that gives instant immunity to COVID-19
- December 29, 2020

Monoclonal antibodies are artificially produced in a laboratory and designed as possible medical treatments. Dr Catherine Houlihan, a virologist at UCLH who is leading the study , called Storm Chaser, told The Guardian: "If we can prove that this treatment works and prevent people who are exposed to the virus going on to develop Covid-19, it would be an exciting addition to the arsenal of weapons being developed to fight this awful virus". (more...)
13 new COVID-19 deaths, 1087 more cases reported in Minnesota 13 new COVID-19 deaths, 1087 more cases reported in Minnesota
- December 29, 2020

OH has now had 675,044 cases and 8,571 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Porter County's per-100,000 average: 544. Almost 600 new cases of COVID-19 in IN schools were additionally reported, according to the agency's weekly school statistics update. (more...)
India Reports First 6 Cases Of New Mutant Covid Strain India Reports First 6 Cases Of New Mutant Covid Strain
- December 29, 2020

Testing of the samples was done in NIMHANS, Bengaluru., two in Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad & one in National Institute of Virology, Pune. The federal government also said that those arriving in India between December 21 and 23 will be subject to RT-PCR tests. Screening back through databases of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, the first sample was taken in the county of Kent on September 20. (more...)
First Covid vaccine to be given in Republic today
- December 29, 2020

Vaccines will also be administered in Beaumont, Cork and Galway university hospitals this afternoon, with an ICU nurse, a junior doctor and a covid ward nurse also in line to receive the first dose. Professor MacCraith said that in the first few weeks of the rollout, half of the doses will be held back until there is regularity of supply. He went on to say: 'We're expecting that that regularity will happen, we're getting more and more assurances from Pfizer in that regard. (more...)
New COVID-19 variant arrives in Alberta New COVID-19 variant arrives in Alberta
- December 29, 2020

Hinshaw has said it typically takes about two weeks for public-health measures to reflect in daily case data, as the incubation period for COVID-19 is about 14 days. This drop was partially because laboratories performed fewer tests during the Christmas season. There are now 878 Albertans being treated for the coronavirus in hospitla, including 148 in intensive care units. (more...)
New Local Positive COVID-19 Cases Remain Low New Local Positive COVID-19 Cases Remain Low
- December 29, 2020

Jackson County also reported 69 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,686. The most recent data available on the state's COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard shows that Thurston County's rate of new diagnoses per 100,000 people over two weeks was just under 252 for December 1-14. (more...)
'Super Gonorrhea' on the Rise Due to COVID-19, WHO Says 'Super Gonorrhea' on the Rise Due to COVID-19, WHO Says
- December 29, 2020

However, now doctors are warning of the increasing spread of the antibiotic-resistant strain of STI, and they are blaming the COVID-19 for helping it gain momentum. The worst part is that many people reporting a new gonorrhea infection is growing every year. This provides space for stronger and antibiotic resistant bacteria strains to grow. (more...)
First case of U.K. COVID-19 variant detected in Alberta
- December 29, 2020

Hinshaw says that the "good news" is that the "individual did everything they were supposed to do", including following quarantine and public health orders. The numbers were all preliminary, and Hinshaw noted that laboratories completed fewer tests over the weekend than they normally would. That's the first time there were less than 1,000 new cases in a day since mid-November, although lab tests were also down to 14,200. (more...)
Clark County tallies 404 COVID-19 cases over long weekend Clark County tallies 404 COVID-19 cases over long weekend
- December 29, 2020

One case previously reported in Bernalillo County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Center in Valencia County and is now reported as such. The new case reports came off a volume of 13,035 tests, the lowest number seen in almost two months. The county does not report deaths over the weekend. (more...)
HSE chief describes HSE chief describes "alarming" rise in people being tested for Covid-19
- December 28, 2020

The two vaccines now approved for use in the United States are the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines , with Pfizer's approved on December 11 and Moderna's receiving approval just one week later. He said: "The first six months of 2021 we will see improvements, but we certainly not will see normality in the first six months". "It will be the middle of January or the end of January before we have a significant amount of vaccine given so one or two days will not make any difference", he ... (more...)
California becomes first USA state to surpass 2 million COVID-19 cases California becomes first USA state to surpass 2 million COVID-19 cases
- December 28, 2020

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's Thursday news release, there are about 6,500 people hospitalized with Covid-19 in the county, 20% of whom are in intensive care units - a pandemic high. Meanwhile, a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus is being reported in Europe. Officials have extended "Tier 4" lockdowns in sections of the United Kingdom following reports of a more contagious mutation of the Wuhan virus. (more...)
Case of U.K. COVID-19 variant confirmed in Ottawa, province says
- December 28, 2020

Barbara Yaffe said in a statement. The new coronavirus variant, first identified in the United Kingdom, has been identified in B.C., according to a statement from the provincial health officer and the B.C. However, Soucy noted that all now known variants of COVID-19 belong to the SARS-CoV-2 strain and have not mutated enough to either be classified as their own strain or be ineffective against current and prospective COVID-19 vaccines. (more...)
Europe kicks off COVID vaccination drive to end pandemic Europe kicks off COVID vaccination drive to end pandemic
- December 28, 2020

Novavax is also now conducting a Phase 3 clinical study in the United Kingdom, a Phase 2b trial in South Africa and a Phase 1/2 continuation in the U.S. The bloc had planned a coordinated rollout on Sunday but Hungary, Germany and Slovakia began vaccinating people on Saturday. France began its campaign in care homes for the elderly in the Paris suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis, a low-income area hard hit by Covid-19, with a 78-year-old woman named Mauricette the first to receive the jab to ... (more...)
Gujarat: Covid-19 vaccination dry run begins in two districts Gujarat: Covid-19 vaccination dry run begins in two districts
- December 28, 2020

Researchers have not yet figured out what in the vaccine has caused the reactions, CNN reported . He was taken to the emergency department and examined, treated, monitored, and discharged from the hospital. "Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and rare severe allergic reactions ", said the CDC in its advisory. If you've got got had a intense allergy to different vaccines or injectable therapies, you need to ask your physician in case you need to get a COVID-19 vaccine. (more...)
United Kingdom sees 41,385 covid cases as new strain spreads like fire United Kingdom sees 41,385 covid cases as new strain spreads like fire
- December 28, 2020

It was unclear whether a rise of cases in England by almost 11,000 was partially a result of fluctuations in testing figures over the holiday weekend, as data on numbers of people being tested has not been published since Wednesday. The overall death total now stands at 3,368 in Wales. The total number of coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom has now risen to 2,288,345. Britain reported 41,385 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Dec 28), a daily record, as a rapidly spreading variant of ... (more...)

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