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Shares of BioNTech Explode 150% Higher on Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Shares of BioNTech Explode 150% Higher on Potential Coronavirus Vaccine
- March 20, 2020

The companies said they would use BioNTech's mRNA-based drug development platform and will use research and development sites from the two companies in both the United States and Germany. "Our core competence includes a depth of understanding of the immune system and we feel we have a duty to fully exploit our technology and immunotherapy expertise to help address the Covid-19 pandemic emergency", Sean Marett, Chief Business and Commercial Officer at BioNTech , told me. (more...)
Ibuprofen use for treating coronavirus triggers debate Ibuprofen use for treating coronavirus triggers debate
- March 20, 2020

Lindmeier added that if ibuprofen had been "prescribed by the healthcare professionals , then, of course, that's up to them". Pharmacies and grocery stores in the Netherlands have begun limiting sales of paracetamol due to shortages caused by stockpiling. (more...)
Novel coronavirus could survive on surfaces for days Novel coronavirus could survive on surfaces for days
- March 19, 2020

The scientists then investigated how lengthy the virus remained infectious on these surfaces, in accordance with the examination that appeared on-line within the New England Journal of Medication on Tuesday - a day during which U.S. Aerosols are droplets smaller than five micrometers. "This indicates that differences in the epidemiologic characteristics of these viruses probably arise from other factors, including high viral loads in the upper respiratory tract and the potential for persons ... (more...)
Coronavirus Striking Plenty of Young People, Too Coronavirus Striking Plenty of Young People, Too
- March 19, 2020

Of the hospitalized patients in the study, 38% belong to that age group, though almost all recover. In the first study of USA citizens with COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control analyzed data from 2,449 patients and found that of the 508 patients known to be hospitalized due to the disease, 38 percent were between 20 and 54 years old. (more...)
43 new cases bring Ontario's COVID-19 caseload to 257 43 new cases bring Ontario's COVID-19 caseload to 257
- March 19, 2020

However, Halton Region Public Health has announced a man in his 50's with underlying health conditions has become the second death linked to COVID-19 in Ontario. Fort Frances has one confirmed case, and two people are being monitored for the virus at the Atikokan General Hospital. One patient, a man in his 80s, was hospitalized in Durham Region. (more...)
Here's the latest on coronavirus in B.C. Here's the latest on coronavirus in B.C.
- March 19, 2020

After the health emergency was declared yesterday, stores, bars and restaurants across the province began to temporarily close down, or move to reduced business hours or delivery models, as provincial and federal health authories urge people to stay home and maintain social distancing in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. (more...)
Red Cross seeks blood donors as shortages loom Red Cross seeks blood donors as shortages loom
- March 19, 2020

U.S. blood banks have been concerned about potential shortages as Americans anxious about exposure to the highly contagious new coronavirus avoid donation sites and companies with employees working from home cancel blood drives. That has health officials raising the alarm and calling for donors. "We're doing everything we can to ramp up our collections at our fixed sites, and we're still trying to make it convenient for people at a local blood drive", Kessler said. (more...)
Coronavirus Kills 3 Members of New Jersey Family Coronavirus Kills 3 Members of New Jersey Family
- March 19, 2020

Meanwhile, Fusco's eldest son, Carmine Fusco, also died from the virus at a hospital in Pennsylvania earlier Wednesday, Fodera told the paper. Both had tested positive for the coronavirus. "This has been devastating for all of us", Elizabeth Fusco, the victim's sister, told the news outlet. "Our hearts are broken over losing our sister, Rita". (more...)
MI has its first death from coronavirus MI has its first death from coronavirus
- March 19, 2020

Joneigh Khaldun, the state's Chief Medical Executive, said. Beaumont Health has started processing a limited number of COVID-19 tests in its own laboratory. Treatment in special units will help protect these patients and their caregivers. Beaumont Health officials told C & G Newspaper March 16 that Beaumont has seen four of its patients test presumptive positive for the novel coronavirus, three of whom were directed to go home and quarantine and the other of which was hospitalized. (more...)
Are Warnings Against NSAIDs in COVID-19 Warranted?
- March 19, 2020

The French health ministry said in a bulletin to doctors that ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories shouldn't be used in COVID-19 patients . Rupert Beale, an expert in the cell biology of infection at biomedical research centre the Francis Crick Institute in the U.K, said in a written statement. (more...)
Ontario's COVID-19 Cases Almost Doubled Over The Weekend, Say Health Staff Ontario's COVID-19 Cases Almost Doubled Over The Weekend, Say Health Staff
- March 19, 2020

She said it is not known whether COVID-19 will fade and surge again as seasons pass. There are more than 170 cases of COVID-19 in Canada , including one fatality in British Colombia. "The reality is the issues we face today will not be the issues we face tomorrow, but we will remain vigilant", he said. There will also be more money for long-term care homes for additional staffing and infection control measures, and a fund is being set up to provide respite care and child-care services for ... (more...)
Chinese official claims Fujifilms flu drug helps coronavirus patients recover Chinese official claims Fujifilms flu drug helps coronavirus patients recover
- March 19, 2020

It is learnt that Favipiravir would need approval from Japanese government for full-scale use on Covid-19 patients and the drug could be approved as early as May. In that same trial, lung condition (as shown in X-rays) improved in about 91% of patients taking Favipiravir , compared with just 62% who weren't taking the antiviral drug . (more...)
COVID-19 does not spread from pregnant mothers to newborns #43873 COVID-19 does not spread from pregnant mothers to newborns #43873
- March 19, 2020

Three of the four tested negative for the respiratory infection following a throat swab, while the fourth child's mother declined permission for the test, they said. Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced details of the Government's $600 million aviation support package to cushion the impact of Covid-19. (more...)
UK to close schools, ready troops as Covid-19 deaths rise UK to close schools, ready troops as Covid-19 deaths rise
- March 19, 2020

In a scientific paper published this week by the Imperial College Covid-19 Response Team, 31 researchers from an impressive list of collaborating groups, including the World Health Organization Centre for Infectious Disease Modelling, came up with some stark findings that lay out the extremely hard choices facing public health officials when it comes to dealing with Covid-19 while there is no vaccine to prevent it or treatment to cure it. (more...)
Coronavirus: COVID-19 assessment centre opens in Collingwood Coronavirus: COVID-19 assessment centre opens in Collingwood
- March 19, 2020

It's important to note that not all patients who turn up at the assessment centre will be tested for the virus. It will be open from 11 a.m.to 7 p.m. Everyone who enters the Collingwood G&M Hospital (CGMH) for care will be required to enter through the assessment centre, which will be housed in a tent in front of the entrance to the emergency department. (more...)
Gov. Justice: West Virginia has first COVID-19 Case Gov. Justice: West Virginia has first COVID-19 Case
- March 19, 2020

Gov. Jim Justice said the confirmed case was detected in the state's Eastern Panhandle, an area close to Washington, D.C. He did not immediately disclose the county where the illness occurred. We should be cautious. "We have a real plan", Justice said. In a televised address, he also ordered bars, restaurants and casinos to close, except for carry-out food services. (more...)
All non-emergency dental treatment postponed in Alberta All non-emergency dental treatment postponed in Alberta
- March 19, 2020

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the American Dental Association recommended Tuesday that dentists nationwide postpone all elective procedures. "In accordance with our mandate to act in the public's interest and in hearing the numerous comments made to us by members, in consultation with hospitals and public health and others", the notice said. (more...)
CoV-2 Remains Infectious On Surfaces For Days CoV-2 Remains Infectious On Surfaces For Days
- March 19, 2020

Shortly after the epidemic began, Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2 and made the data available to researchers worldwide. They firmly determined that SARS-CoV-2 originated through natural processes. Citing an example, the researchers said, some coronaviruses from pangolins - armadillo-like mammals found in Asia and Africa - have an RBD structure very similar to that of SARS-CoV-2. (more...)
Alberta declares public health emergency Alberta declares public health emergency
- March 19, 2020

The province is banning any organized gathering of more than 50 people, and all Albertans are prohibited from going to public recreation facilities, and private entertainment facilities - such as casinos, bingo halls, bars, theatres and children's play centres. (more...)
People with blood group A most vulnerable to coronavirus! People with blood group A most vulnerable to coronavirus!
- March 19, 2020

Researchers conducted this study at two hospitals in Wuhan, the place of origin of the coronavirus outbreak , and one hospital in Shenzhen, China . Preliminary research has suggested patients with Type A blood are more susceptible to coronavirus infection and its symptoms. According to the report by the South China Morning Post (SCMP ), people with blood Group A are vulnerable to the virus . (more...)

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