Health


500 new coronavirus cases in South Korea as total nears 1,800 500 new coronavirus cases in South Korea as total nears 1,800
- February 27, 2020

The virus has rapidly spread in parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East, even as the number of fresh cases and deaths decline at the disease epicentre in China . The World Health Organisation (WHO) said China had reported 412 new cases on Tuesday , while there were 459 in 37 other countries. At the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Bruce Aylward, who headed an global expert mission to China, hailed the drastic quarantine and containment measures taken by the country. (more...)
Australian PM downplays coronavirus threat, says you can still go to cricket Australian PM downplays coronavirus threat, says you can still go to cricket
- February 27, 2020

Addressing the public, Mr Morrison said there is "every indication" coronavirus will become a pandemic and the risk to Australia is "very much upon us". It has jumped to about 30 countries and territories, with some three dozen deaths outside China, according to a Reuters tally. Advice levels for northern Italy, Iran, Japan and Korea have been increased. (more...)
Coronavirus: First experimental vaccine is ready for human testing
- February 27, 2020

The state of play: The rapidly developed vaccine will be tested on 20-25 healthy volunteers in April to determine whether two doses will be safe and generate an immune response to protect against infection. According to Moderna, it worked in collaboration with the NIAID to design this vaccine, which encodes 'for a prefusion stabilized form of the Spike (S) protein.' This protein complex, according to the biotech company, is described as necessary for the virus to infect host cells and ... (more...)
COVID-19: WHO to send team of experts to Iran COVID-19: WHO to send team of experts to Iran
- February 27, 2020

Spain also reported its first three cases on the mainland. In the rest of the world, there are 2,790 cases, in a population of 6.3 billion. The Council reported that the main situation centre at the Council around the clock to monitor the situation on spread of coronavirus COVID-2019 in the world. (more...)
Bernie Sanders soars ahead in Democrat primary race Bernie Sanders soars ahead in Democrat primary race
- February 27, 2020

Sanders, who also ranks first among Democratic candidates in national polls , held on to the lead in Nevada as 22 percent of the precincts reported county delegate votes, which are calculated based on two rounds of popular voting. "In Nevada, and in New Hampshire and in Iowa , what we showed is that our volunteers are prepared to knock on hundreds and hundreds of thousands of doors", Sanders said in declaring an early victory. (more...)
Timeline of COVID-19 cases in Canada Timeline of COVID-19 cases in Canada
- February 27, 2020

De Villa also said two other members of the woman's family are also now in self-isolation. She had recently travelled to Iran and became ill after she returned to Canada on February 15, de Villa said. "We ramp up and we ramp down, we don't just turn it on and off". This is also the fifth case of COVID-19 in Ontario. While three of them have since been cleared, a new case was diagnosed in Toronto over the weekend. (more...)
Is coronavirus a pandemic? Is coronavirus a pandemic?
- February 27, 2020

But CDC officials say the country could soon see more cases as the virus starts to spread through communities in areas outside China , including Iran, South Korea, and Italy . Almost 80,000 confirmed cases have been reported in China as the virus spreads through the country. According to reports , the USA has tested only 426 people, not including those who returned from overseas on evacuation flights. (more...)
Facebook bans ads for products that claim to cure coronavirus Facebook bans ads for products that claim to cure coronavirus
- February 27, 2020

As U.S. health officials have issued warnings to prepare for the spread of coronavirus in American communities, Facebook announced it's cracking down on ads that guarantee a cure, create a sense of urgency or otherwise attempt to cash-in on the outbreak. (more...)
Britain advises travellers self isolate after north Italy trips Britain advises travellers self isolate after north Italy trips
- February 27, 2020

Britain said on Tuesday that people who had visited northern Italy should self isolate if they had any flu-like symptoms. Britons who have been in locked-down regions of Italy - including parts of Lombardy and Veneto - should self-isolate at home for 14 days even if they have no symptoms. (more...)
China probably saved hundreds of thousands of coronavirus cases China probably saved hundreds of thousands of coronavirus cases
- February 27, 2020

The account pointed out that Huang had been placed in a local health facility on Monday (Feb. 24) after displaying signs of fever, along with the three members of her family that had accompanied her during the trip, reported Yahoo News . Zhong said he believes there are other wildlife species apart from the pangolin, which is suspected as the original source in a wildlife market in Wuhan , that carry coronavirus. (more...)
Which countries are affected by coronavirus in Europe? Which countries are affected by coronavirus in Europe?
- February 27, 2020

China appears to be getting on top of the virus with the number of new cases each day reducing. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has blamed the management of a hospital in northern Italy for one outbreak of the new coronavirus . (more...)
Virus Outbreak: Deaths outside China increase pandemic fears Virus Outbreak: Deaths outside China increase pandemic fears
- February 27, 2020

Nancy Messonnier of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a call with reporters Tuesday. Two more Iranians infected with a coronavirus have died, media website Eghtesaonline said on Tuesday, taking the toll in the Islamic Republic to 14, which has the highest tally of deaths outside China, where the virus emerged late past year. (more...)
Schools not being advised to shut over coronavirus, says PHE Schools not being advised to shut over coronavirus, says PHE
- February 27, 2020

Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft. A statement on Priory Academy's website says: "Students from this academy were among those who took part in a Priory Federation ski trip to Aprica, Italy, and who arrived back in Lincolnshire on February 22". (more...)
Coronavirus: First Case Confirmed Among US Soldiers In South Korea Coronavirus: First Case Confirmed Among US Soldiers In South Korea
- February 27, 2020

Global worries about the COVID-19 illness were multiplying, as the epidemic expanded geographically and for the first time caused more new cases outside China than inside the country. As of Wednesday, there were 60 cases in the United States - 15 detected through the public health system, and 45 repatriated from overseas, either from a cruise ship off Japan or from Wuhan , the Chinese city where the first cases were identified. (more...)
US, South Korea postpone joint exercises over virus US, South Korea postpone joint exercises over virus
- February 27, 2020

Chinese authorities said the number of new deaths stood at 29 on Thursday, the lowest daily tally since January 28. The United States, which has 60 cases, hasn't been spared the fear that has swept Asia, Europe and the Mideast. The Bank of Korea on Thursday lowered the country's growth outlook for this year to 2.1 percent, down 0.2 percentage points, citing a contraction in consumption and slowing exports due to the spread of the virus. (more...)
CDC Confirms Possible Instance of Community Spread of Coronavirus in US CDC Confirms Possible Instance of Community Spread of Coronavirus in US
- February 27, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed an infection of the new coronavirus in California in someone who had not travelled outside the United States or been exposed to a person known to have the virus, a first for the country. (more...)
53 people in the USA diagnosed with coronavirus
- February 27, 2020

The CDC announced on Wednesday that a case of novel coronavirus of "unknown origin" - without a relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient - had been diagnosed in a patient in Northern California but did not indicate what city or county the case was in. (more...)
Coronavirus: Schoolchildren sent home from Banbridge school following ski-trip to Italy Coronavirus: Schoolchildren sent home from Banbridge school following ski-trip to Italy
- February 27, 2020

The school will deep clean the school while it's unoccupied and will monitor the pupils that are showing symptoms who have been tested for the virus. The school aded that anyone who suspects they are showing symptoms of Coronavirus should follow the latest guidance from the NHS and Public Health England and call NHS 111. (more...)
World Health Organization concerned about coronavirus cases with no clear epidemiological link World Health Organization concerned about coronavirus cases with no clear epidemiological link
- February 27, 2020

Two Australians and an Israeli evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship meanwhile tested positive for coronavirus on returning to their home countries, despite being cleared in Japan . At Monday's close, the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq were all down by more than 3%. "Under the IHR (International Health Regulations), WHO has declared a public health emergency of worldwide concern". (more...)
Eleventh death in coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy - Veneto region Eleventh death in coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy - Veneto region
- February 27, 2020

Attilio Fontana, Lombardy's governor, said that 259 people have contracted the virus in Lombardy and "for the first time, minors are also involved, although their infection is lighter". Italian authorities said on Tuesday the country has by far confirmed a total of 283 novel coronavirus cases. Italy has also been badly hit by the virus, with 10 towns in the northern region having reported cases, as well as one case in a hotel in Tenerife . (more...)

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