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Beshear urges senior centers to close in-person activities | Lexington Herald Leader Beshear urges senior centers to close in-person activities | Lexington Herald Leader
- March 15, 2020

Speaking from the state capital at Frankfort, Beshear also said all eight patients are stable and some are close to recovery. New cases include one from Montgomery County, about 40 miles (64 kilomters) east of Lexington. "The emergency learning packets that were previously sent home will be the only assigned work for the students during the three week break", he said. (more...)
Nursing homes urged to restrict family visits amid coronavirus concerns, officials say Nursing homes urged to restrict family visits amid coronavirus concerns, officials say
- March 14, 2020

Asked what the state of Washington needs to combat coronavirus , Inslee said "surge capacity" for the medical system, which could be overwhelmed if the number of cases rises dramatically. Staffing policies must be overhauled to enable potentially ill employees to take time off while still achieving appropriate caregiver-to-patient ratios for adequate care. (more...)
Scientists believe they've made a huge breakthrough in coronavirus vaccine effort Scientists believe they've made a huge breakthrough in coronavirus vaccine effort
- March 14, 2020

Isolating the virus, which has caused (as of March 12) more than 125,000 infections around the world since it first appeared in China's Hubei province in December 2019, can help scientists in Canada and around the world to "develop better diagnostic testing, treatments, and vaccines ", and also understand it a bit better in terms of its biology and evolution, according to Sunnybrook. (more...)
I shopped for toilet paper amidst COVID-19 hysteria I shopped for toilet paper amidst COVID-19 hysteria
- March 14, 2020

As the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has led to an uptick in toilet paper sales, some bidet brands are seeing their sales soar. After the 2011 natural disaster and tsunami that devastated Japan, researchers at Hitotsubashi University studied buying patterns and concluded, "we can say that particularly anxious households appear to have bought anything that they could lay their hands on". (more...)
FDA grants emergency approval of new coronavirus test FDA grants emergency approval of new coronavirus test
- March 14, 2020

More recently, the FDA granted authorization for a test created by the New York State Department of Health. The test, developed by Switzerland-based Roche , is designed for use on two machines the company developed that are widely available across America. (more...)
3 cases of COVID-19 at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver 3 cases of COVID-19 at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver
- March 14, 2020

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says anyone who chooses to travel outside of Canada will be required to stay away from work or school for 14 days upon their return. Henry has also ordered that events involving more than 250 people be cancelled. That will allow organizers to apply for insurance to cover costs. Live press conference ongoing. (more...)
Covid-19: CAF rejects FKF request to move Harambee Stars matches Covid-19: CAF rejects FKF request to move Harambee Stars matches
- March 14, 2020

This comes in the wake of the World Health Organisation declaring the outbreak as a pandemic with the number of new infections growing exponentially around the world and in spite of the African continent seeing the least number of reported cases. (more...)
Michigan Primary 2020: what you need to know before you vote Michigan Primary 2020: what you need to know before you vote
- March 14, 2020

Voters in MI, which holds its primary on March 10, will be able to "spoil" their ballot if they voted in advance. There are 22 Democrats on the ballot, including many who dropped out of the race. and 4:30 p.m. Mid Michigan College is also asking voters to restore its charter millage to the full amount (1.5 mills) originally approved by voters and add another.35 mills for a total of 1.85 mills or $1.85 per $1,000 in taxable property valuation for a ten-year period. (more...)
Bowdoin College students won't return to campus after spring break Bowdoin College students won't return to campus after spring break
- March 14, 2020

While the first known case of COVID-19 in MA was a UMass Boston student who had traveled to China, Meehan and Subbaswamy said there have been no cases reported in Amherst, or on any of the other campuses. Muhlenberg is not bringing home students in study overseas and study away programs. According to the letter, the change will start on March 23, and will last through Monday, April 13. (more...)
Europe now epicentre for global coronavirus pandemic, says WHO Europe now epicentre for global coronavirus pandemic, says WHO
- March 14, 2020

On this day, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, rejected the border closure adopted by some nations of the regional bloc, as an effective mechanism of containment against Covid-19. He said it was vital for all countries to activate and scale up emergency response mechanisms and to ensure every case of coronavirus is found and isolated while all contact is traced. (more...)
COVID-19 101: Your primer to the public health threat COVID-19 101: Your primer to the public health threat
- March 14, 2020

Given the prevalence of the Coronavirus in the USA and the growing numbers of cases globally, health care providers should take extra precaution with their patients, employees, and visitors. However, the low mortality rate does not mean that the virus can be taken lightly. Flu vaccines for the general population should be available in pharmacies now and he encouraged people to get one. (more...)
Coronavirus is 'controllable' says World Health Organization head Coronavirus is 'controllable' says World Health Organization head
- March 13, 2020

Does this change the WHO's response to the virus outbreak? It was just a matter of time before the World Health Organisation (WHO ) defined Covid-19 a pandemic . As the outbreak spreads rapidly in various locations it becomes an " epidemic ". Why is the coronavirus considered a pandemic? The country is the second area to be locked down due to the rapid spread of the virus. (more...)
Congress shuts down U.S. Capitol due to coronavirus spread Congress shuts down U.S. Capitol due to coronavirus spread
- March 13, 2020

Democratic Sen. Christine Rolfes, the Senate's main budget writer, said that this legislative session "has been like no other, and these last couple of weeks have been like no other in our memory". "The underlying budget spends a lot of money", he said. "Out of an abundance of caution, all White House tours have been temporarily suspended effective immediately", an automated message on the line said when Blaze Media called Thursday morning. (more...)
Five states order schools to close amid COVID-19 outbreak Five states order schools to close amid COVID-19 outbreak
- March 13, 2020

And, at the direction of the Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent, beginning on Monday, March 16, all schools throughout Maryland will close through Friday, March 27, 2020 . But I want you all to know that we will get through this together. "This is a proactive measure to limit the potential community spread of COVID-19", said New Mexico education secretary Ryan Stewart. (more...)
Province Announces New Measures to Fight the Coronavirus Province Announces New Measures to Fight the Coronavirus
- March 13, 2020

Fleming says the advice to stay home if sick, avoid all unnecessary travel, and to self-isolate when circumstances demand should be followed by all students and staff. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the decision was made immediately following a recommendation by Williams given the latest developments "both internationally and at home". (more...)
'Don't panic' says US woman who recovered from coronavirus 'Don't panic' says US woman who recovered from coronavirus
- March 13, 2020

The cases of the deadly COVID-19 are on the rise and there has been a lack of knowledge about its key epidemiologic features, including its incubation which has important implications for surveillance and control activities. Numerous people who were experiencing similar symptoms as Schneider reportedly went to their respective doctors, who did not test for coronavirus at the time because they were not experiencing the required symptoms to do so - namely shortness of breath and a cough. (more...)
Province bans large gatherings as B.C. COVID-19 cases rise
- March 13, 2020

A more detailed account of today's COVID-19 update from Minister Dix and B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will be published shortly. "It's become apparent that this is a rapidly changing situation and the risk for us in B.C., while it hasn't changed a lot here, the risk has increased all around us". (more...)
Joe Biden Could Sweep States Bernie Sanders Won in 2016, Poll Shows Joe Biden Could Sweep States Bernie Sanders Won in 2016, Poll Shows
- March 13, 2020

Forty percent (40%) of voters said they made up their mind about who to support over a month ago, 30% said they had decided in the last month, 21% decided sometime in the last week, 6% in the last three days, and 3% said they had decided just today. (more...)
Ontario Schools Closing Until April 5
- March 13, 2020

Seven of the province's most recent cases involved travel to the United States. The announcement comes hours after the province announced the largest single-day spike in confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition to continuing to review virtual care capacity, including further expanding Telehealth and encouraging virtual care uptake, the Command Table has initiated early planning for the implementation of at-home testing, all of which will support caring for people at home. (more...)
Pritzker Issues Disaster Proclamation as 4 More People Test Positive for Coronavirus Pritzker Issues Disaster Proclamation as 4 More People Test Positive for Coronavirus
- March 13, 2020

Ngozi Ezike. "Community spread has been detected in a growing number of countries and in parts of the USA", she said at an afternoon news conference. Those who don't show symptoms either don't have it, or the level is too low to be detected. After disembarking from a Grand Princess cruise ship in San Francisco that had multiple passengers confirmed to have COVID-19, the unnamed woman in her 50s returned to Chicago and attended classes at Vaughn Occupational School, where she works as a ... (more...)

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