Medicine


82-year-old kidney patient gets first Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine 82-year-old kidney patient gets first Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
- January 04, 2021

Since the rollout of the Pfizer vaccine started on December 8, Britain has put more than a million COVID-19 vaccines into arms - more than the rest of Europe put together, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said. He had no hesitation and he said he didn't feel a thing after his vaccine. Britain has so far injected around one million people with it. Just over half a million doses of the newly approved vaccine will be available from Monday , with vulnerable groups already identified as the ... (more...)
Mexican Doctor Reports Serious Allergic Reaction After Receiving Pfizer Covid Vaccine Mexican Doctor Reports Serious Allergic Reaction After Receiving Pfizer Covid Vaccine
- January 04, 2021

Imagine if you have had 1,000 delivered and you are in a rural area and you are suddenly having to find a new 600 people to be vaccinated'. The report also said that following the vaccination, he got the chills and later came down with muscle aches and fatigue. (more...)
Daily COVID cases could rise to 7,000 in the coming days Daily COVID cases could rise to 7,000 in the coming days
- January 04, 2021

The hospital's emergency department is still open and safe to receive patients and all areas of the department are undergoing a deep cleaning as all those infected go into isolation. The hospital is now investigating the outbreak. The Florida Department of Health wrote in a tweet that Florida has received the proof for the primary recognizable instance of the "UK Covid-19" variation from Martin County. (more...)
First person in United Kingdom receives new Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
- January 04, 2021

The AstraZeneca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine is cheaper than some others and can be stored at fridge temperature, which makes it easier to transport and use, particularly in developing countries. Half a million doses are expected to be administered today. Elsewhere, American officials on Sunday rejected claims by outgoing President Donald Trump that the country's death toll of more than 350,000 was exaggerated, as they defended the stumbling rollout of vaccines in the world's ... (more...)
Repeal Agri laws, accept farmers’ demands, Kejriwal tells Centre ahead of talks Repeal Agri laws, accept farmers’ demands, Kejriwal tells Centre ahead of talks
- January 04, 2021

Meanwhile, Union minister of state (MoS) for agriculture Kailash Choudhary said a solution would come up during the talks to be held on January 4 with the farmers and that the ongoing deadlock would end. "But we're demanding that a law should be created for it.it's our right". "We have no alternative", Samyukt Kisan Morcha said in the statement later. (more...)
Egypt approves Chinese COVID vaccine, roll-out likely this month Egypt approves Chinese COVID vaccine, roll-out likely this month
- January 04, 2021

Issuing necessary guidelines to the divisional commissioners and district magistrates, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad asked them to ensure that syringes, vaccine, AEFI (Adverse Event Following Immunization) kit and other logistics reach the session sites in time. (more...)
3,524 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, 59 deaths, 4,279 recover 3,524 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, 59 deaths, 4,279 recover
- January 04, 2021

Local public health officials said that coronavirus cases in the county have doubled in over a month, noting that it was the fastest acceleration than at any other time during the pandemic. On Friday, officials reported 585 Covid-related deaths, a 37% rise from Thursday's count. During a press briefing Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that while there have been no reported cases of the new Covid-19 strain in L.A. (more...)
Ontario reports 2,964 new COVID cases today
- January 04, 2021

Some of the cases that were added to regional totals are actually from previous days. The province's goal is three per cent. Data released Saturday shows that 3,363 cases of the novel coronavirus were logged this morning and another 2,476 cases were reported on Friday. (more...)
California emergency room staffers infected with COVID-19 after Christmas
- January 04, 2021

INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said that "what we are hearing from members across the country is deeply disturbing". The progress we made on keeping case numbers down seems to be completely undone. The government and HSE must focus on supporting the exhausted frontline healthcare workers. Dr Colm Henry warned the current trend means hospitals can expect up to 3,000 admissions by the end of the month. (more...)
Odisha CM Thanks Scientists For Made In India Vaccines Against COVID-19 Odisha CM Thanks Scientists For Made In India Vaccines Against COVID-19
- January 04, 2021

Recently, Mumbai' Raza Academy, All India Hindu Mahasabha and a cleric from UP's Darul Uloom Deoband expressed concerns over COVID-19 vaccine content. The dry run was supervised by the district collectors and ended with debriefing meetings at district and the state level to discuss the issues and challenges encountered during the day. (more...)
Man City launch investigation after Mendy COVID-19 breach Man City launch investigation after Mendy COVID-19 breach
- January 04, 2021

Manchester City will examine experiences that defender Benjamin Mendy hosted good friends at his home on New Year's Eve in breach of Covid-19 limits. An unnamed member of staff has also tested positive. There have been a number of apparent coronavirus breaches by players at Premier League clubs in recent days. (more...)
UK Study Shows New COVID-19 Variant Spreads Faster, Affects Younger People
- January 03, 2021

The approval of three COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca gave hope to the world. As mass vaccination against COVID-19 is the process of manufacturing across the U.S., health experts have expressed high concerns that current vaccines will not be effective if the virus mutates. (more...)
Efficacy, Price, Storage: How AstraZeneca's Covid-19 Vaccine Compares With Pfizer-BioNTech
- January 03, 2021

Meanwhile, the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said Ireland is due to receive 40,000 vaccines a week from Pfizer in January and February and that vaccination numbers will be added to the existing data hub which shows daily Covid-19 figures. (more...)
COVAXIN approval a giant leap for innovation: Bharat Biotech CMD Krishna Ella COVAXIN approval a giant leap for innovation: Bharat Biotech CMD Krishna Ella
- January 03, 2021

She added, "The use of vaccine in prioritised populations, along with continued implementation of other public health measures and community participation will be important in reducing the impact of COVID-19". He said that vaccines approved globally are based on gene encoding spike proteins have protective efficacy of over 90%. "The safety and immunogenicity data submitted by Serum Institute of India from Phase II and III trials on 1,600 volunteers in India was comparable to the efficacy ... (more...)
United Kingdom in 'eye of the storm' amid surging new coronavirus cases
- January 03, 2021

Texas reported 12,481 COVID-19 patients in state hospitals on New Year's Day, an increase of more than 1,750 from a week ago. The announcement came a few days after the popular Royal London Hospital informed its staff, through an email, that the hospital was now entering the "disaster medicine mode", meaning it will not be able to provide high standard critical care. (more...)
Graphics: Global COVID vaccine distribution and inoculations
- January 03, 2021

It comes nearly a month after the roll-out of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech began, with more than one million people having now received their first dose. Earlier this week, the government reactivated emergency hospitals built at the start of the outbreak as wards fill up with Covid-19 patients. Both vaccines are meant to be administered as two shots, given several weeks apart, but they were not created to be mixed together. (more...)
Coronavirus: 4 deaths and a record high of 3,394 new cases confirmed Coronavirus: 4 deaths and a record high of 3,394 new cases confirmed
- January 03, 2021

Dr Holohan highlighted who is at risk in his daily statement on January 2. "People particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 include older persons and people with pre-existing medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer". (more...)
Timeline: How India's coronavirus vaccine got approved by drugs experts Timeline: How India's coronavirus vaccine got approved by drugs experts
- January 03, 2021

AstraZeneca is similar to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in regards to it being a two-dose shot. The Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest manufacturer of vaccines, has said it is making between 50 and 60 million doses a month of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine. (more...)
BioNTech and Pfizer warn of vaccine supply gaps BioNTech and Pfizer warn of vaccine supply gaps
- January 03, 2021

The UK authorized emergency use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on December 2 and the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine on Dec. 30. According to Britain's new guidance, "every effort should be made" to complete a dosing regimen with the same shot first used. (more...)
Australia's Covid-19 cluster expands further as masks made compulsory Australia's Covid-19 cluster expands further as masks made compulsory
- January 03, 2021

Five of the new cases are linked to a cluster at Berala in Sydney's west including four from the same household. Victoria has announced another 12 cases of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, 10 of them locally acquired, while NSW has seven new cases amid concerns about chains of transmission in western Sydney. (more...)

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