Medicine


Alberta schools to resume in-person learning January 11 Alberta schools to resume in-person learning January 11
- January 11, 2021

Junior high and high school students have been learning online since the end of November, and all students stayed home this week. Alberta now has 13,628 active cases of the illness. Though the number of active cases has dropped substantially since measures were introduced, he said, on a per capita basis Alberta still has more active cases, new cases and fatalities than most other provinces. (more...)
FDA: Coronavirus Variants May Cause False-Negative Tests FDA: Coronavirus Variants May Cause False-Negative Tests
- January 11, 2021

The FDA is working to ensure authorized tests remain accurate by partnering with test developers and conducting ongoing data analysis to evaluate all now authorized molecular tests. The FDA encourages stakeholders to report any adverse events or suspected adverse events experienced with molecular tests for detection of SARS-CoV-2. (more...)
United Kingdom hospitals overwhelmed as COVID cases and deaths spike United Kingdom hospitals overwhelmed as COVID cases and deaths spike
- January 11, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "Our hospitals are under more pressure than at any other time since the start of the pandemic, and infection rates across the entire country continue to soar at an alarming rate". Khan told BBC reporter Karl Mercer that the number of Londoners with COVID-19 is as high as 1 in 20 in some parts of London, while the Office for National Statistics lists the estimate at 1 in 30. (more...)
Australia on high alert after overseas travelers bring new COVID-19 strains Australia on high alert after overseas travelers bring new COVID-19 strains
- January 11, 2021

Ms Palaszczuk said she had declared Greater Brisbane a hotspot ahead of Friday's National Cabinet meeting. This brings the state's total number of active cases to 40, after 18,660 tests were completed on Sunday. Greater Brisbane's coronavirus lockdown will end on Monday night, but face masks will remain mandatory for 10 more days. Dr Young said visitors will be restricted to aged care, hospitals, disability services and corrections facilities, and these restrictions are imposed ... (more...)
United Kingdom vaccinating 200000 people a day: Health minister United Kingdom vaccinating 200000 people a day: Health minister
- January 11, 2021

All non-essential businesses have also been shut and an increased police deployment was enforcing a ban against people from venturing more than 1,000 metres from their homes, with some exceptions. Vaccination should help to protect the most vulnerable from serious symptoms but we don't yet know if receiving the jab stops an individual contracting the virus and passing it on to others. (more...)
Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Sunday, January 10, 2021 Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Sunday, January 10, 2021
- January 11, 2021

Andrew Cuomo and the Department of Health are establishing a new, larger distribution network to administer more doses more quickly. "Caution, caution, caution, because the supply is a major problem", Cuomo said at his Friday briefing. "Three more cases of the U.K. COVID strain have been found". The governor said he remains concerned about keeping hospital workers healthy with the more-contagious coronavirus mutation now confirmed in the state, and said that, while hospitals can ... (more...)
China to provide Covid-19 vaccines free of charge, says government official China to provide Covid-19 vaccines free of charge, says government official
- January 11, 2021

After the vaccines are approved and available to the general public, they will be offered free to the Chinese people, who can receive inoculation on a voluntary, informed basis, said Li Tao, deputy director of the National Health care Security Administration, at a press conference. (more...)
UK Study Finds Arthritis Drugs Offer Life-saving Treatment for Covid-19 UK Study Finds Arthritis Drugs Offer Life-saving Treatment for Covid-19
- January 11, 2021

Additional findings from a larger group of patients not only confirm the benefits of the drug, but also show that another arthritis drug , sarilumab , seems to be doing the same thing, not only saving lives but also reducing the time spent in intensive care by patients. (more...)
Allegheny County eclipses 60000 coronavirus cases, adds 9 deaths Allegheny County eclipses 60000 coronavirus cases, adds 9 deaths
- January 11, 2021

This meant the country needed to up its controls to match the risk, he said. East Georgia State College reported five new cases on its Swainsboro campus since Sunday. "There is a lot of good news, but it is still many months away, and in the meantime the risk to New Zealand has nearly never been higher". King County continues to have the highest numbers in Washington, with 67,932 cases and 1,105 deaths. (more...)
London Mayor Declares State of Emergency over Uncontrolled Virus Spread London Mayor Declares State of Emergency over Uncontrolled Virus Spread
- January 10, 2021

The new Government advertising campaign will run across TV, radio, newspapers and on social media and will feature images of patients in hospital . "I know the past year has taken its toll - but your compliance is now much more important than ever". The capital has been particularly hard hit by the latest wave of infections. (more...)
Lifesaving COVID-19 treatments for NHS patients Lifesaving COVID-19 treatments for NHS patients
- January 10, 2021

This is a significant finding which could have immediate implications for the sickest patients with Covid-19, said Professor Anthony Gordon, Chair in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at Imperial College London and a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, involved in the trial. (more...)
States Can Accelerate Vaccinations By Broadening Recipient Pool States Can Accelerate Vaccinations By Broadening Recipient Pool
- January 10, 2021

He also pointed out that the process of vaccination started to speed up and reached around half a million injections per day. He called President-elect Joe Biden's goal of 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days "a very realistic, important, achievable goal". (more...)
Covid-19 vaccine appointments in NY
- January 10, 2021

The contagion and strict public health measures imposed to contain it have also wreaked havoc on business activity. Adam Shaw is a reporter covering US and European politics for Fox News . If states are struggling to distribute the vaccine, "then by all means you want to be opening up to people 70 and over or 65 and over", he said. Andrew Cuomo is expanding the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility requirements to include 3 million more people after pushback from Mayor Bill de Blasio and other ... (more...)
4,four hundred detrimental occasions pronounced in USA after receiving Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
- January 09, 2021

The allergic reactions all came within minutes of getting the vaccine, the CDC said. What else should clinicians know as they field questions from patients about this new vaccine? Both are based on cutting-edge mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) technology and authorities have attached similar warning labels to both, which advise that people who have a known history of allergic reactions to the vaccines' ingredients avoid taking them. (more...)
Record COVID-19 deaths in U.S. amid violence Record COVID-19 deaths in U.S. amid violence
- January 09, 2021

Meantime, hospitals are being flooded with coronavirus patients, with a record 132,476 patients in United States hospitals on Wednesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project . The death toll reported by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases on Friday surpassed a previous record of 1,129 registered on December 30, taking the total in connection with the pandemic to 38,795. (more...)
Covid infection in Wuhan three times higher than official figure Covid infection in Wuhan three times higher than official figure
- January 09, 2021

All patients were interviewed face-to-face using questionnaires to evaluate their symptoms and health-related quality of life. Another 94 patients were tested for neutralizing antibodies, and researchers found that 53 per cent of them had reduced antibody levels six months after their visit to the hospital. (more...)
Highly infectious COVID-19 strain found in Alberta Highly infectious COVID-19 strain found in Alberta
- January 09, 2021

Failure to comply with the new travel regulations in England, which apply to those arriving by plane, boat or train, will result in an immediate £500 fine. This one, E484K, is next on the list to determine if current vaccines will protect against it. "So it's unlikely that all of that will be escaped by any mutations - but we don't know yet". (more...)
The Next Round In NJ's Rollout Of COVID-19 Vaccine The Next Round In NJ's Rollout Of COVID-19 Vaccine
- January 09, 2021

PODs are a collaborative effort with the Department of Health at the helm and support from local law enforcement, EMS, and volunteers. People at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, including those with underlying medical conditions. (more...)
NHS patients set to receive potentially life-saving Covid-19 treatment NHS patients set to receive potentially life-saving Covid-19 treatment
- January 09, 2021

Professor Anthony Gordon , chair in anaesthesia and critical care at Imperial College London and a consultant in intensive care medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust , said: "This is a significant finding which could have immediate implications for the sickest patients with Covid-19". (more...)
Deadliest day of Covid pandemic so far as London hits 'crisis point' Deadliest day of Covid pandemic so far as London hits 'crisis point'
- January 09, 2021

Britain has now ordered a total of 17 million doses that are to be delivered by spring. "When you look at the data, it shows that nearly 90% of people are overwhelmingly adhering to the rules despite the fact that we're also seeing more people out and about", she told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. (more...)

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