Health


China reports lowest number of new virus cases since January China reports lowest number of new virus cases since January
- March 04, 2020

Originating in Wuhan, China , the coronavirus has killed some 3,100 people and infected over 90,000 worldwide - the vast majority in mainland China. The seven people had close contact with a previously disclosed case and all eight worked together in a restaurant in Bergamo, a city in the Lombardy region of northern Italy , the Qingtian government said in a statement on its WeChat account. (more...)
Coronavirus: Four more deaths in Washington state Coronavirus: Four more deaths in Washington state
- March 03, 2020

Four more people have died in a coronavirus outbreak in Washington state , bringing the total fatalities there to six. Vancouver Coastal Health is actively investigating the case. The vast majority of Italy's cases are in the wealthy northern regions of Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna, although on Monday authorities in Rome said two people there had tested positive as well. (more...)
Coronavirus patient released from quarantine visited San Antonio mall Coronavirus patient released from quarantine visited San Antonio mall
- March 03, 2020

The mayor of San Antonio was highly critical of the federal response in a news conference Monday. In a statement, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg (I) blasted the CDC's actions as "unacceptable" and vowed to hold the agency accountable. Passengers who had symptoms during the quarantine in Texas and tested positive for coronavirus will remain in isolation. They returned to the hotel on the hotel shuttle at 7:30 p.m and on Sunday at 2:00 a.m. (more...)
Government preparing for fifth of people to be off work with coronavirus Government preparing for fifth of people to be off work with coronavirus
- March 03, 2020

Some non-urgent hospital care may be delayed to focus on treating coronavirus patients, while recently retired doctors and nurses may be called back to work. Inside Story: Is the spread of coronavirus out of control? Mr Hancock said home ventilation kits are being expanded, although it is unclear how these will be used. (more...)
Coronavirus: 2 positive cases detected in Delhi, Telangana Coronavirus: 2 positive cases detected in Delhi, Telangana
- March 03, 2020

The patients had a travel history from Italy and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, respectively, the statement said. The Ministry also said that both the patients were stable and were being closely monitored. The Prime Minister further advised people to take important measures to ensure self-protection. The first case of Coronavirus in India was detected in Kerala. (more...)
Novel coronavirus outbreak slows in China but grows elsewhere around the world Novel coronavirus outbreak slows in China but grows elsewhere around the world
- March 03, 2020

South Korea, the biggest cluster outside China, approached 5,000 cases on Tuesday as 477 new infections were reported, with two more fatalities taking its death toll to 28. Seven of the new cases were imported, involving Chinese nationals who had travelled from Italy to Qingtian county. Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted that the deadly virus" entrance into New York's population of 19 million was a "matter of when, not if'. (more...)
As Coronavirus Numbers Rise, C.D.C. Testing Comes Under Fire As Coronavirus Numbers Rise, C.D.C. Testing Comes Under Fire
- March 03, 2020

It comes as the United States went from reporting its first coronavirus death to six confirmed in Washington in a 48-hour period, as cases there surged to 18. She would be the first known case of coronavirus in south Florida. Dr. Nyan is victor of the 2017 African Innovation Prize for Social Impact and also awarded a Patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his invention of the rapid multiplex pathogens diagnostic test, which can simultaneously detect and identify multiple ... (more...)
First 2 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Georgia
- March 03, 2020

Georgia became the 12th USA state to report confirmed coronavirus infections. Toomey says more cases are expected. Italy has more than 2,000 confirmed cases. "I hope all of them go as smoothly as this did with early recognition", Toomey said. "People who are identified as having been exposed will be contacted directly by a DPH epidemiologist and monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms", health officials said. (more...)
Does Hand Sanitiser Actually Work Against Coronavirus? Does Hand Sanitiser Actually Work Against Coronavirus?
- March 03, 2020

She moved on to the fourth step, 'Interlink your fingers, ' before breaking into, 'Here's the church, here's the steeple, here are all the people trying not to get the coronavirus '. Imagine how depressing it must be to have spent decades working your way up the chain of the World Health Organization, only to spend your time - at the pinnacle of your career - telling people "please, for the love of God, just wash your hands after you poop". (more...)
The World Health Organization's Making TikToks to Tackle Coronavirus Misinformation
- March 03, 2020

The announcement came amidst news that, as of Friday, more than 4,300 cases of the new coronavirus in at least 48 countries have been confirmed , including 67 deaths . The launch of the TikTok account is part of WHO's work to get accurate information in regards to the novel coronavirus to individuals on-line. Both Unicef and Red Cross; rumors began to share videos to combat provoking videos and myths. (more...)
U.S. coronavirus death toll rises as Chinese cases fall U.S. coronavirus death toll rises as Chinese cases fall
- March 03, 2020

In China, the number of reported new cases has gradually been declining and there were only six confirmed new infections outside Hubei. Worldwide, the death toll has risen to 3,044, according to Reuters figures. As South Korea stepped up efforts to contain the virus's spread, the World Health Organization sent experts to Iran, which has more than 1,500 confirmed infections and 66 deaths from Covid-19 - the highest number of fatalities outside China. (more...)
Texas woman tests positive for coronavirus a day after release from isolation Texas woman tests positive for coronavirus a day after release from isolation
- March 03, 2020

KENS, the CBS affiliate in San Antonio, reports the individual was released on Saturday and had contact with others. "That was one of the mistakes here, because what happened here, there was a third test that was conducted on the woman who was released, she was released before the test results came back, that third test showed that she in fact did have the coronavirus , and so our demand in here is that going forward, the CDC will do three tests as opposed to two". (more...)
Supreme Court agrees to hear Obamacare challenge Supreme Court agrees to hear Obamacare challenge
- March 02, 2020

The Supreme Court's decision to intervene means the fate of the law, formally called the Affordable Care Act - the signature domestic policy achievement of former Democratic President Barack Obama, will be on the line during the ongoing presidential race. (more...)
No evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 by imported goods No evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 by imported goods
- March 02, 2020

Meanwhile, Australia named the 78-year old man who became the country's first person to die from coronavirus as James Kwan. Ecuador confirmed five cases in patients who all had direct contact with an elderly woman who brought the virus to the Andean country from Spain. (more...)
Kuster responds after Buttigieg drops out of presidential race Kuster responds after Buttigieg drops out of presidential race
- March 02, 2020

Brendan Welch, the communications director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party , argues Pennsylvania's Democratic primary remains critically important this year, regardless of its impact on the outcome. Bloomberg's campaign was premised on the idea that he could seize the opening created by Joe Biden's weakness. "If Mike had known what was going to happen last night in SC, he'd never have gotten in", Goodman said. (more...)
New Coronavirus Case In Ontario New Coronavirus Case In Ontario
- March 02, 2020

January 27, 2020: The National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg confirms that a man in quarantine in Sunnybrook Hospital is Canada's first documented case of the new coronavirus. Officials say another positive case is a male in his 40s and the spouse of York Region's first Iran travel-related case announced yesterday . Her 69-year-old husband, who had a cough but did not travel with his wife to Iran, also tested positive for COVID-19 after bringing her to the clinic. (more...)
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds expecting summer baby Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds expecting summer baby
- March 02, 2020

Presenter Andrea McLean made a brutal joke about Prime Minister Boris Johnson on today's Loose Women following his baby announcement over the weekend. The couple's wedding will be the first time that a British Prime Minister has married in office for 250 years. He has four grown-up children with his estranged wife, Marina Wheeler, and has a child from another relationship with Helen Macintyre. (more...)
Second man dies of COVID-19 in Washington state: health officials Second man dies of COVID-19 in Washington state: health officials
- March 02, 2020

The remaining five cases in King County are: A woman in her 40s who works at LifeCare being treated at Overlake Medical Center, a woman in her 70s who is also a resident at LifeCare, a woman in her 50s who traveled to South Korea who is quarantined at home ( identified by KIRO 7 as a US postal worker out of Federal Way), a man in his 60s being treated at Valley Medical Center in Renton, and another man in his 60s being cared for at Virginia Mason in Seattle. (more...)
Second man dies of coronavirus in US Second man dies of coronavirus in US
- March 02, 2020

The Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, said that "all visits to the facility from families, volunteers, or vendors are not allowed". On Sunday, King County health officials said the two latest cases involved males in their 60s with underlying health problems. (more...)
Breakthrough: Israeli Scientists Say They'll Have a Coronavirus Vaccine in Just Weeks Breakthrough: Israeli Scientists Say They'll Have a Coronavirus Vaccine in Just Weeks
- March 02, 2020

This possibility was identified as a by-product of MIGAL's development of a vaccine against IBV (Infectious Bronchitis Virus), a disease affecting poultry, whose effectiveness has been proven in pre-clinical trials carried out at the Volcani Institute . (more...)

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