Health


Britain to roll out millions of 90-minute coronavirus tests Britain to roll out millions of 90-minute coronavirus tests
- August 04, 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "By quickly detecting whether the virus is present in an individual, this new test is an important step forward in point of care testing which means that positive cases can be identified and contained quickly and safely". (more...)
Remdesivir approved for severe COVID-19 symptoms Remdesivir approved for severe COVID-19 symptoms
- August 03, 2020

The Community Executive signed the contract with the company on Tuesday and will begin to distribute the lots of Veklury, the commercial name of Remdesivir, between the countries, starting in August, the Commission reported on Wednesday. This will ensure the treatment of approximately 30,000 patients presenting severe COVID-19 symptoms. Remdesivir - now known as Veklury - became the first drug to be authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to treat patients suffering from the novel ... (more...)
Bird collected in McHenry tests positive for West Nile virus Bird collected in McHenry tests positive for West Nile virus
- August 03, 2020

In hot, dry weather, mosquitoes that do carry West Nile virus breed in stagnant water, like street catch basins and ditches, and multiply rapidly. There has been a rise in mosquito-borne diseases in Palm Beach County. "Most people who become infected with West Nile virus do not become sick". The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in their news release, claimed one study showed that one year after infection, around 50% of those infected continue to experience cognitive and ... (more...)
College students can return to campus if coronavirus tested every 2 days College students can return to campus if coronavirus tested every 2 days
- August 03, 2020

University of Pennsylvania students must take two coronavirus tests and quarantine if they plan on returning to campus for the fall semester, university administrators said Friday. Nearly all courses be accessible by remote means. Additionally, students, faculty and staff will have to follow the university's mask policy, as all people on campus are required to wear a face covering. (more...)
Cuomo: ‘Initial decision’ on NY schools reopening coming this week Cuomo: ‘Initial decision’ on NY schools reopening coming this week
- August 03, 2020

The Yonkers School District, which has about 27,000 students compared to New York City's 1.1 million students, submitted an 80-page plan to the state. In general, smaller districts are offering the most in-person learning. For one, online learning "is not an equalizer; it's a separator, " he said. The district will also provide devices to students by appointment and hotspots to families who do not have access to dependable WiFi. (more...)
Sanofi being investigated for manslaughter over epilepsy drug Depakine Sanofi being investigated for manslaughter over epilepsy drug Depakine
- August 03, 2020

Pharmaceutical firm Sanofi says it has told authorities of the risks to its drug in 1983. The charges focus on studies of approximately 15,000 to 30,000 children of mothers who took the drug while pregnant, resulting in various types of disabilities. (more...)
Coronavirus: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester Coronavirus: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester
- August 03, 2020

Among the strictest measures adopted, citizens are not allowed visitors in their homes; meetings in public outdoor spaces are allowed in groups of no more than six people, unless the group includes only people from two households; social distancing must be maintained with people you do not live with; and you can still go on holiday, but only with the people you live with or with a support group of people who need it. (more...)
Fauci urges caution on China and Russian Federation virus vaccines Fauci urges caution on China and Russian Federation virus vaccines
- August 03, 2020

Researchers are hoping for results by the end of the year. Russian officials have consistently touted an aggressive schedule for a vaccine against the pathogen that has infected at least 849,000 and killed more than 14,000 people in Russia , the fourth- and 11th-worst figures in the world, respectively. (more...)
Vietnam records 28 new COVID-19 cases, 586 in total Vietnam records 28 new COVID-19 cases, 586 in total
- August 03, 2020

But a week ago, an outbreak began at a Danang hospital. New patients are linked to medical facilities in Da Nang, a popular tourist destination. The rest two cases are those who have recently returned to the country from overseas and were recorded in southern Tra Vinh province, said the ministry. (more...)
Pompeo Condemns HK Government Decision to Postpone Election Pompeo Condemns HK Government Decision to Postpone Election
- August 03, 2020

The move raised fears that Hong Kong's freedoms and local autonomy are being taken away. He says he learned about the wanted list via media reports. The controversial security law is seen as undermining the " one country, two systems " framework that sees Hong Kong as governed separately from China - a key part of the 1997 deal that saw the United Kingdom hand over the territory to China. (more...)
Sunday Aug. 2 COVID-19 update: 141 new cases in Douglas County Sunday Aug. 2 COVID-19 update: 141 new cases in Douglas County
- August 03, 2020

There has been one death in the county. There are 2,215 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth, up from 2,174 reported Friday. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. (more...)
Frontline workers receive extra PPE Frontline workers receive extra PPE
- August 03, 2020

Participant wellness was gauged at the outset of the study, with prompts on individual symptoms and whether or not they had been tested for COVID-19-and what the results were. As the new coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak continues to devastate the world in recent times, infecting more than 17.6 million people globally. Researchers cautioned that the data was collected at a time of global PPE shortages, so the risks may have changed. (more...)
European Union in talks to secure Sanofi deal for coronavirus vaccine European Union in talks to secure Sanofi deal for coronavirus vaccine
- August 03, 2020

Sanofi said the deal also includes an option for the company to supply an additional 500 million doses. During GlaxoSmithKline's ( GSK's ) second quarter financial call, an analyst from Wolfe Research pointed out the vanguard of COVID-19 vaccines were not being developed and made by the big three traditional vaccine firms: GSK , Merck & Co., and Sanofi. (more...)
USA unlikely to use coronavirus vaccine from China, Russia
- August 03, 2020

That's according to a USA security official who exclusively spoke to Reuters , who says the hackers were backed by Beijing. Li and Dong were charged with running a massive decade-long cyberespionage campaign, with direction and assistance from Chinese intelligence agents, that recently included coronavirus research among its targets. (more...)
Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine India trial: Serum Institute asked to modify protocol Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine India trial: Serum Institute asked to modify protocol
- August 02, 2020

The study saw the monkeys given a panel of vaccine prototypes before being exposed to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Barouch's group, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, developed a series of vaccine candidates created to express different variants of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which is the major target for neutralizing antibodies. (more...)
COVID-19 cases surpass 90,000 in Virginia, number of patients hospitalized decreases COVID-19 cases surpass 90,000 in Virginia, number of patients hospitalized decreases
- August 02, 2020

Coles County Health Department, (CCHD) is reporting additional laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19 deaths for Coles County was confirmed with IDPH to be 18 to date. The 10 people whose deaths in Dallas County were reported Saturday were a man in his 20s, a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 40s, a woman in her 50s, two men in their 60s and four people in their 80s, authorities said. (more...)
Three more cases of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba on Wednesday Three more cases of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba on Wednesday
- August 02, 2020

Among the cases announced this week, four are close contacts of known COVID-19 cases and three are travel-related. "We're not seeing a large amount of community transmission", he said. "I want to extend my condolences to the loved ones of our most recent death", Roussin said Thursday. So we should all still adhere to the public health advice. (more...)
Queensland is Closing Its Borders to People From Greater Sydney Queensland is Closing Its Borders to People From Greater Sydney
- August 02, 2020

The aged care worker's husband is believed to have caught the virus from relatives who visited the Madtongsan IV Korean restaurant at Sunnybank on July 23, when one of the women was there. "It is incredibly important now more than ever if you are feeling sick you must go and get tested". The resident will be quarantined for a fortnight and monitored, she said. (more...)
Vietnam reports more than 2 dozen new cases, 2nd death Vietnam reports more than 2 dozen new cases, 2nd death
- August 02, 2020

Vietnam reported 28 new virus cases on Saturday - 20 from Da Nang hospitals, six from local community transmissions in Da Nang and two Vietnamese nationals returning from Indonesia. Hanoi is expected to test about 21,000 people who declared that they had recently returned from Da Nang. But that changed over the weekend, when a man tested positive for COVID-19 in the southern city of Danang, a beach resort usually packed with tourists. (more...)
Hundreds of kids infected with coronavirus within days at overnight camp — CDC Hundreds of kids infected with coronavirus within days at overnight camp — CDC
- August 02, 2020

What's more, reports say that the camp did not require attendees to wear masks. Officials used the state surveillance system to trace cases back to the original outbreak, and found that the "attack rate" - or the number of positive cases among Georgia-based camp attendees divided by the total number of Georgia-based attendees - was 44%. (more...)

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