Medicine


EU countries cannot negotiate separate vaccine deals - EU chief EU countries cannot negotiate separate vaccine deals - EU chief
- January 09, 2021

The UK approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine Friday, making it the third coronavirus shot to be rolled out in the country. The study was not peer-reviewed, but Philip Dormitzer, the chief science officer at Pfizer said, as reported by the AP, "it was a very reassuring finding that at least this mutation, which was one of the ones people are most concerned about, does not seem to be a problem" for the vaccine. (more...)
Ontario elementary schools will not reopen Monday to stem COVID-19 surge Ontario elementary schools will not reopen Monday to stem COVID-19 surge
- January 09, 2021

In the almost two weeks since Ontario was moved into a Provincewide Shutdown , trends in key public health indicators have continued to worsen in both Northern and Southern Ontario, including concerning trends in health system capacity, most notably in hospitals. (more...)
LA ambulances stop transporting some patients due to Covid strain LA ambulances stop transporting some patients due to Covid strain
- January 09, 2021

In a statement Thursday, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services said a temporary morgue will be erected in the parking lot adjacent to the county coroner's building. state in the past week. "Shopping for anything except food and medicine and mingling withothers are activities we all need to stop doing for the next few weeks as it increases risk". (more...)
CEO Moderna: New COVID-19 Vaccine May Prevent Infection For Years CEO Moderna: New COVID-19 Vaccine May Prevent Infection For Years
- January 09, 2021

No serious safety issues were found during the clinical trials. Dr Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to the USA vaccine programme, said evidence from a Moderna trial showed that the half-dose induced an "identical immune response" to the higher 100 microgram dose in adults aged 55 and under. (more...)
FDA review says Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective FDA review says Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective
- January 08, 2021

The FDA staff said a two-dose regimen of Moderna's vaccine was highly effective in preventing confirmed cases of COVID-19. The state ordered 46,800 doses in the Pfizer shipment and 95,600 doses in the first Moderna shipment, but it's unclear when all initial doses will arrive. (more...)
Woman Shot In Far-Right Chaos At U.S. Capitol Has Died Woman Shot In Far-Right Chaos At U.S. Capitol Has Died
- January 08, 2021

Some Democratic lawmakers suggested they wanted immediate action taken against the president and certain Republican lawmakers for any role they played in inciting Wednesday's violence. "Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete". (more...)
Vaccine fraudsters target the vulnerable with scam texts Vaccine fraudsters target the vulnerable with scam texts
- January 08, 2021

Colin Mathieson, spokesperson for Advice Direct Scotland, which runs Scotland's national consumer advice service consumeradvice.scot, said: "Sadly, this is not the first instance that unscrupulous fraudsters have looked to exploit this public health crisis in an attempt to steal personal information and bank details". (more...)
British PM Boris Johnson orders new national coronavirus lockdown British PM Boris Johnson orders new national coronavirus lockdown
- January 08, 2021

Oxford University Hospital's chief nursing officer Sam Foster administered the shot, calling it a "real privilege" to give it "just a few hundred meters from where it was developed". "But we do have a tough period ahead", Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday. "The vaccine is our way out and this huge achievement brings us a step closer to the normality we've all been working hard to reclaim", said Health Secretary Hancock. (more...)
15000 people have received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine 15000 people have received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
- January 08, 2021

The figure accounts for the denotification of two previously-announced deaths. NPHET said that as of 2pm today, 1,043 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 96 are in ICU. Member (Health) in NITI Aayog Dr V K Paul said, an optimistic scenario is emerging with the pandemic situation consistently improving in the country in terms of active cases and new deaths declining. (more...)
Government working with manufacturers to increase vaccine supplies Government working with manufacturers to increase vaccine supplies
- January 08, 2021

All nonessential shops and personal care services like hairdressers will be closed, and restaurants can only operate takeout services. "But now that we have reviewed further data that has become available, the Commission on Human medicines has advised that the vaccine can be considered for use in pregnancy when the potential benefits outweigh the risks following an individual discussion with every woman". (more...)
The aircraft carrier 'DE ... US withdraws from conflict with Iran The aircraft carrier 'DE ... US withdraws from conflict with Iran
- January 08, 2021

On December 31, acting United States defense secretary Christopher C. Miller ordered the USS Nimitz , which has been patrolling Persian Gulf waters since late November, to "transit directly home to complete a almost 10-month deployment". (more...)
Moderna CEO says vaccine likely to protect for 'couple of years' Moderna CEO says vaccine likely to protect for 'couple of years'
- January 08, 2021

A professor of virology, Oyewale Tomori, has dismissed the idea that the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines will affect the herd immunity of Nigerians. "We have received the first batch from Pfizer while we are hopeful that we will receive the first batch from Moderna in the immediate future", pointed out, the official. (more...)
The impact of the national security law on Hong Kong The impact of the national security law on Hong Kong
- January 08, 2021

Washington may sanction those involved in the arrest of over 50 people in Hong Kong and will send the USA ambassador to the United Nations to visit Taiwan , Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, drawing anger and the threat of retaliation from Beijing. (more...)
Police investigate deliberate spoiling of 500 vaccine doses Police investigate deliberate spoiling of 500 vaccine doses
- January 08, 2021

Aurora said it has fired the employee and referred the matter to the authorities. After Thursday's arrest, Grafton Police recommended felony charges including reckless endangerment of safety, adulterating a prescription drug, and criminal damage. (more...)
AstraZeneca says it will boost vaccine production to 2M a week AstraZeneca says it will boost vaccine production to 2M a week
- January 06, 2021

He was looking forward to celebrating his 48th wedding anniversary with wife, Shirley, in February. The UN health agency said its review found the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which has already received clearance in the United States, Britain, the European Union and a dozen other countries, "met the must-have criteria for safety and efficacy set out by WHO". (more...)
United Kingdom ramps up inoculations with rollout of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine United Kingdom ramps up inoculations with rollout of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
- January 06, 2021

Prof Pollard said: "After the immune response has kicked in we didn't see anyone who ended up in hospital". Dialysis patient Brian Pinker, 82, became the first person to receive the treatment outside of trials. The medicines regulator says it is working "as fast as possible" to approve millions of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that can not be delivered to the NHS until they have been declared safe to administer. (more...)
Ambulance Crews in LA County Told to Cut Back on Transporting Patients Ambulance Crews in LA County Told to Cut Back on Transporting Patients
- January 06, 2021

In pre-COVID days, EMS personnel consulted Reference 814 of the California Health and Safety Code in determining when to pronounce a patient dead in the field. "Our public health officials have one mission - to safeguard the public's health, " County Supervisor Hilda Solis said . On the same day the directive was issued, reports came from the county with 7,697 hospitalization cases due to the coronavirus. (more...)
Covid-19: 17 Additional Deaths And 5,325 New Cases Covid-19: 17 Additional Deaths And 5,325 New Cases
- January 06, 2021

The national incidence rate is 674.4. A further 17 Covid-19 related deaths have occured and 5,325 cases of the virus have been confirmed by the Department of Health this evening. The positivity rate of the coronavirus tests processed has dropped for the first time in nine days; however, it is still very high at 22.3%. There have been 102 new hospital cases in the past 24 hours. (more...)
Roll-out underway for second coronavirus vaccine in Wales Roll-out underway for second coronavirus vaccine in Wales
- January 06, 2021

The approval of the COVID-19 vaccine by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) comes just three weeks after the Pfizer BioNTech , was given the go ahead for use across the UK. Meanwhile, Pfizer said its vaccine should be administered within the 21-day specified period , raising questions about the U.K.'s decision to prolong the time between shots, per reports. (more...)
Cuomo: UK strain of COVID-19 found in Saratoga County Cuomo: UK strain of COVID-19 found in Saratoga County
- January 06, 2021

He did not travel recently, so the governor suggested the virus variant is likely being spread within the community. "Containment is vitally important here", he said Tuesday during a coronavirus briefing . Covid-19 vaccines: how safe are they, and why is the issue a political hot potato?"The government should release more correct, scientific and up-to-date information to the public to address scepticism and suspicion."The government has said residents can expect to start receiving Covid-19 ... (more...)

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