Health


Second Missouri hairstylist who worked while showing coronavirus symptoms tests positive Second Missouri hairstylist who worked while showing coronavirus symptoms tests positive
- May 25, 2020

In this instance, the 84 customers exposed got services from the hairstylist at Great Clips, said Clay Goddard, director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. 'We've closed the salon where the employee works and it's now undergoing additional sanitizing and deep cleaning'. "And maybe more so, I'm disappointed". (more...)
Trump says CDC will issue guidance soon on reopening churches Trump says CDC will issue guidance soon on reopening churches
- May 25, 2020

The CDC website says, "Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggests that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious". "These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs", the CDC warned. This is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19. (more...)
Pharmacies selected as a 'target setting' for COVID-19 antibody testing Pharmacies selected as a 'target setting' for COVID-19 antibody testing
- May 25, 2020

Hancock eventually wants to develop a certificate system based on antibody test results which would inform people how to safely go about their lives. Public Health England (PHE) also then said last week that scientists at its Porton Down facility had carried out an independent evaluation of the Roche test. (more...)
COVID-19 vaccine developed in China shows promising results in early trials COVID-19 vaccine developed in China shows promising results in early trials
- May 24, 2020

On day 14, all the participants showed the presence of antibodies which peaked at day 28 and T-cell response peaked at day 14 after the vaccination. While antibodies neutralise the virus outside the cells, T-cell response plays a major role in destroying virus-infected cells. (more...)
Top Health Experts Say Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready within Months Top Health Experts Say Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready within Months
- May 24, 2020

Bharat Biotech, a country-based private firm, is aggressively working to develop and test a vaccine for Covid-19 and, in this regard, the company has formed a wider collaboration with many institutions, including the country's government-owned Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). (more...)
Province To Expand COVID-19 Testing Province To Expand COVID-19 Testing
- May 24, 2020

There were 27 new deaths, bringing the toll to 2,048. The minister assured the public "we're proceeding in a very careful and measured way and I know there are many businesses, offices and restaurants that would like to open but we have to do this on a very gradual basis so that we can assess at each stage what is happening so that we don't have to dial back on anything because that would be even worse". (more...)
COVID-19 Patient In Pune Recovers After Plasma Therapy: Hospital COVID-19 Patient In Pune Recovers After Plasma Therapy: Hospital
- May 24, 2020

People who survive an infectious disease like COVID-19 are left with blood containing antibodies, or proteins made by the body's immune system to fight off a virus. "I hope the patients recover soon", he said. They had been admitted to Naidu Hospital along with their daughter, and had subsequently recovered and been discharged. (more...)
Ontario reports 412 new cases of COVID-19, 27 deaths Ontario reports 412 new cases of COVID-19, 27 deaths
- May 24, 2020

It said personal information and contact details provided through the app would only be used to get in touch if someone is identified as a close contact of a Covid-19 case and location information is not shared with contact tracers unless someone chooses to do so. (more...)
First Indications if a Coronavirus Vaccine Works Possible in Autumn: GAVI First Indications if a Coronavirus Vaccine Works Possible in Autumn: GAVI
- May 24, 2020

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel was said to have sold about 17,000 shares at $70 per share on Wednesday according to a SEC filing, and the company's executives netted a total of $30 million in stock trades within the past few days. There were side effects - primarily pain, muscle aches and fever - but they subsided within 28 days, and no serious or risky side effects were reported. (more...)
No new cases of Covid-19 reported today No new cases of Covid-19 reported today
- May 24, 2020

He is the county's first COVID-19 fatality. A media release issued by the Ministry of Health says the combined total of confirmed and probable cases remains at 1 ,504. The three-day average of daily testing being done in Monroe County is now at 1,610 per day. The number of new cases this week has been very low. There have been more than 250,000 Covid-19 tests in New Zealand. (more...)
Ontario reports 27 new coronavirus deaths, Quebec an additional 75 Ontario reports 27 new coronavirus deaths, Quebec an additional 75
- May 24, 2020

Then we're going to go into communities where there's, as I say, the hot spots", Ford says. "It's all hands on deck". The new numbers are a drop after Friday's 441 new cases, which was the most reported on a single day since May 8. Williams is of the view that is where we are headed and we are taking our cues from him". More than 4,400 seniors have contracted the novel coronavirus in Ontario's long term care homes and 2,563 cases remain active. (more...)
Tory MP backs call to scrap NHS fee for overseas carers Tory MP backs call to scrap NHS fee for overseas carers
- May 24, 2020

Doctors, nurses and paramedics are now exempt from paying the charge for one year, but there was pressure for No 10 to make this permanent, and to include migrant health care workers. Yesterday the PM said: "I do accept and understand the difficulties faced by our wonderful NHS staff and, like him, I've been a personal beneficiary of carers who have come from overseas and, frankly, saved my life". (more...)
Monkeys show immunity to coronavirus Monkeys show immunity to coronavirus
- May 24, 2020

It is not known if the same result occurs in humans but the group says the findings have profound implications for vaccine development and treatment based on immunological responses. Four weeks after the injection, the most common adverse reactions were mild pain at the injection site, fever, fatigue, headache, and muscle pain. (more...)
COVID-19: Two additional deaths, 32 new cases in Alberta COVID-19: Two additional deaths, 32 new cases in Alberta
- May 24, 2020

Still, officials are warning Albertans to continue abiding by public health orders, as the virus that has so far taken the lives of 128 people in the province remains a serious risk - even with the new case numbers on the decline. Alberta reported 32 more cases of COVID-19 Friday along with two more deaths - a woman in her 70s, who lived at Calgary's Carewest Sarcee care home and a woman in her 90s who lived at Kensington Village in Edmonton. (more...)
Watchdog cites persistent infection lapses in nursing homes Watchdog cites persistent infection lapses in nursing homes
- May 23, 2020

The federal government on Monday released guidelines states could follow to reopen long-term care facilities to visitors. We have been asked by readers whether people who live in independent living facilities can be tested for Covid-19 in the same way care home residents and staff can be. (more...)
LA County Aiming to Reopen on July 4, Supervisor Says LA County Aiming to Reopen on July 4, Supervisor Says
- May 23, 2020

One constituent asked Hahn why retailers can not reopen now instead of July? "This testing allows us to better understand how many people have been exposed to COVID-19 and how the virus is showing up in our communities". They were shut down in late March along with trails and parks, but now that the latter two are reopening that just leaves beaches-though maybe only for a little longer. (more...)
NY eases ban on meetings NY eases ban on meetings
- May 23, 2020

New Jersey has adopted similar rules, allowing groups of up to 25 indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people. The right to protest and exercise free speech is the foundation of all our other liberties, and during a crisis is exactly when we need to be most vigilant about protecting it, ' Legal Director and lead attorney on the case, Christopher Dunn, said in a statement . (more...)
Keep cleaning surfaces, but coronavirus mainly spreads person-to-person — CDC Keep cleaning surfaces, but coronavirus mainly spreads person-to-person — CDC
- May 23, 2020

Aside from contaminated surfaces, other low-risk ways of spreading the coronavirus are from animals to people, and people to animals, the CDC said. This can be especially problematic as many cities and states are still lacking in widespread COVID-19 testing capabilities. (more...)
Trump's beloved hydroxychloroquine actually worsens the coronavirus Trump's beloved hydroxychloroquine actually worsens the coronavirus
- May 23, 2020

President Trump has repeatedly defended the drug he describes as a "game changer" going as far as calling one study's finding an anti-Trump "enemy statement". The authors said they could not confirm whether taking the drug resulted in any benefit in coronavirus patients. For those who received hydroxychloroquine, it was 18%; when an antibiotic was added, it was more than 20%. (more...)
11 further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 115 new cases 11 further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 115 new cases
- May 23, 2020

Latest figures published today by NISRA show that 61 deaths involving COVID-19 occurred in the last week, from 9th to 15th May. Separate analyses based on the date of death registration, shows that the provisional number of total deaths registered in Northern Ireland in the week ending 15th May 2020 (week 19) was 396, 60 more than in week 18 (which was impacted by the early May Bank Holiday) and 101 more than the 5-year average of 295. (more...)

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