Medicine


UK reports highest daily Covid-19 deaths since April UK reports highest daily Covid-19 deaths since April
- January 09, 2021

The findings may have limited use for small colleges, many of which reopened with stringent mitigation efforts. State-wide, there were nearly 9,000 new cases reported, bringing the total to over 670,000. The White House coronavirus task force believes another highly infectious variant of the coronavirus may have evolved in the United States, NBC News reported on Friday, citing a document that was sent out to U.S. (more...)
Ontario extends at home learning from elementary students Ontario extends at home learning from elementary students
- January 09, 2021

Ford praised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his efforts, but said a more reliable supply of vaccine is desperately needed. "We are in a crisis". All students are now learning online and the government announced on Thursday that schools in southern Ontario will remain closed for in-person classes until January 25. (more...)
Ontario physician out as hospital CEO after Dominican holiday travel Ontario physician out as hospital CEO after Dominican holiday travel
- January 09, 2021

Tom Stewart, chief executive of St. Joseph's Health System in Hamilton, travelled to the Dominican Republic during a recent 2½-week vacation. The critical care doctor, a father of two, not only served as the president and CEO of healthcare facilities but was also a member of a number of health tables, including, shockingly enough, the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, which, among other things, creates and releases modelling projections and other data to inform the province's ... (more...)
As coronavirus numbers rise, flu cases are down: Here’s why As coronavirus numbers rise, flu cases are down: Here’s why
- January 09, 2021

The authority says in a news release 27 infections are active and 109 people have recovered since the cluster was identified last month. Another 8,755 people are under public health monitoring due to close contact with a known COVID-19 case. (more...)
GOP's David Perdue Concedes to Jon Ossoff in Georgia Runoff GOP's David Perdue Concedes to Jon Ossoff in Georgia Runoff
- January 09, 2021

Senate . David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Warnock will become the first Black senator from Georgia, and Ossoff will become the state's first Jewish senator. A recent proposal in the United States Senate would provide $2,000 checks to adults and their college-aged dependents. Biden's thin Senate majority means he is unlikely to be able to pass a single comprehensive climate change bill , which would require the approval of 60% of senators. (more...)
Covid 19 coronavirus: California sees two-day record of coronavirus deaths Covid 19 coronavirus: California sees two-day record of coronavirus deaths
- January 09, 2021

Amid the unprecendented caseloads, hospitals are trying to prepare for the possibility that they may have to ration care for lack of staff and beds. Researchers have found the virus-induced recession has hit low-income workers the hardest while higher-income workers, largely able to work from home, have escaped relatively unscathed, widening the state's income inequality. (more...)
How to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine How to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
- January 09, 2021

Health officials told News 10 that they'll continue updating us on vaccination plans when the vaccine can reach more of the public. The Health Department is asking Livingston County residents to be patient as they prepare to enter into the next COVID-19 vaccination phase - further cautioning that supplies are limited. (more...)
WHO reviewing Covid vaccines from China, AstraZeneca for emergency listing WHO reviewing Covid vaccines from China, AstraZeneca for emergency listing
- January 09, 2021

South Africa is not the first country on the 54-nation continent to announce a vaccine deal. According to Mkhize, the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases identified in South Africa is now 1 192 570. In a subsequent statement, a Pfizer representative based in the United Kingdom said the company remained "firmly committed to equitable access for Covid-19 vaccines". (more...)
CDC: Severe allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine 'exceedingly rare' CDC: Severe allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine 'exceedingly rare'
- January 09, 2021

Those recommendations include urging all sites where Covid-19 vaccines are being administered to be ready to handle anaphylaxis cases, including by having epinephrine at the ready. People who have been vaccinated should stay to be monitored for 15 minutes if they have no history of allergy and 30 minutes if they do. "The only thing we have seen is these serious allergic reactions". (more...)
Coronavirus: Record 220 new cases in Galway & over 8,000 in Republic Coronavirus: Record 220 new cases in Galway & over 8,000 in Republic
- January 09, 2021

Twenty deaths related to the disease have also been reported by health officials today, taking the total number of deaths related to the coronavirus to 2,327. "We are particularly advising healthcare workers travelling from South Africa, that it is essential that they self-isolate for 14 days before entering or re-entering the workplace". (more...)
Sinovac, AstraZeneca seek vaccine approval in Brazil Sinovac, AstraZeneca seek vaccine approval in Brazil
- January 09, 2021

More than 12,000 health workers participated in the study, which detected 218 cases of COVID-19 - about 160 of those among people who received a placebo rather than the actual vaccine. However, a report out by Reuters last month said Brazil's federal government will in fact purchase 46 million doses of the CoronaVac vaccine . (more...)
Could COVID-19 Infection Lead to Alzheimer's Disease? Could COVID-19 Infection Lead to Alzheimer's Disease?
- January 09, 2021

The collaborative team from La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and the department of microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, studied antibody and immune cell responses in more than 180 men and women who had recovered from COVID-19. (more...)
First case of COVID-19 variant confirmed in US Texas First case of COVID-19 variant confirmed in US Texas
- January 09, 2021

Harris County officials will discuss the discovery of the COVID-19 B.1.1.7 variant in a resident of the county during a press conference Thursday afternoon. "This individual had no travel history so that really underscores the fact that even though this is a United Kingdom variant it is already in our community", Onyiego said during the press conference. (more...)
Australian COVID-19 vaccine rollout now set for mid-to-late February Australian COVID-19 vaccine rollout now set for mid-to-late February
- January 09, 2021

Bringing the vaccine rollout forward from March, Morrison said the vaccination of the Australian population will occur in five stages, and that the first stage is "the most necessary ring of containment and protection for the Australian population". (more...)
Coronavirus In Pakistan: Two More Test Positive For New COVID 19 Strain Coronavirus In Pakistan: Two More Test Positive For New COVID 19 Strain
- January 09, 2021

The variant has also been detected in other countries around the world, including Denmark, Japan, Israel and Sweden . The new variant still spreads in the same way as the widely known form of the coronavirus. Bonnie Henry urged people in a joint statement to look after their mental well-being during this time. Covaxin, India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech , is developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of ... (more...)
Covid-19: United Kingdom coronavirus alert level moved to 5, says report Covid-19: United Kingdom coronavirus alert level moved to 5, says report
- January 09, 2021

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said his MPs would "support the package of measures", saying "we've all got to pull together now to make this work". He said school closures were the "biggest lever" available to stop infections, telling BBC Radio 4's PM programme: "The new strain is significantly more transmissible so we have to take significant extra measures to stop the NHS being overwhelmed". (more...)
WHO Europe Urges WHO Europe Urges "Safe Compromise" On Timing Of Covid Vaccine Doses
- January 09, 2021

The Government's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "This is further great news and another weapon in our arsenal to tame this bad disease". He also added that while it was encouraging to see the vaccine working against mutations, the findings of the study are limited as the researchers conducted the study does not look at the full set of mutations found in either of the new variants. (more...)
ROI to ask British travellers for negative Covid test ROI to ask British travellers for negative Covid test
- January 09, 2021

As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, passengers returning from countries where PCR testing is "unavailable" will be required to stay at a "designated quarantine facility" for two weeks upon arrival in Canada , rather than at home the way test-toting passengers can, according to Transport Canada. (more...)
Change Healthcare surges 32% after news of $8 billion acquisition by UnitedHealth Change Healthcare surges 32% after news of $8 billion acquisition by UnitedHealth
- January 09, 2021

Change shares were recently up about 32%, to $24.06, while UnitedHealth shares slipped 0.5%, to $343.11. The combination enables OptumInsight to offer software, data analytics and technologies that will enhance workflow and simplify transactions across healthcare systems. (more...)
Sri Lanka to sign on Covid vaccine phase two Sri Lanka to sign on Covid vaccine phase two
- January 09, 2021

The appearance of a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus raises the specter of a "much, much more deadly and destructive pandemic", Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown School of Public Health, said Tuesday in a statement. Wolfgang Preiser, a professor at Stellenbosch University in South Africa's Western Cape province, however, says there is concern the variant is more infectious. (more...)

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