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People with Blood Type A more likely vulnerable to coronavirus People with Blood Type A more likely vulnerable to coronavirus
- March 21, 2020

The researchers also found those with type-O blood had a "significantly lower risk for the infectious disease compared with non-O blood groups". Although the study is yet to be peer-reviewed by other academics, the team are urging medics and governments to consider blood type differences when treating patients with the virus and helping prevent the spread of the disease. (more...)
Yorkville police issue coronavirus scam advisory Yorkville police issue coronavirus scam advisory
- March 21, 2020

Though the YPD has not received any reports of area residents falling victims to a scam, "We encourage you not to open emails from a company or person you don't know and encourage you not to provide personal information to companies or people you don't know", the statement read. (more...)
Less than five confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Mayo Less than five confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Mayo
- March 21, 2020

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 172 - followed by Cork at 62 and Limerick with 14. The median age of cases so far is 44. Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health, said: "The importance of social distancing can not be underestimated". (more...)
Coronavirus Is Putting Significant Number of Younger Adults in Hospital: CDC Coronavirus Is Putting Significant Number of Younger Adults in Hospital: CDC
- March 20, 2020

However, younger adults also can be vulnerable to serious illness. There were no ICU admissions reported for those under age 19, the report says. Federal health officials have since said that staff members who worked while sick at multiple long-term care facilities in the area contributed to the widespread outbreak, which mostly hit Life Care Center in Kirkland. (more...)
Sanofi, Regeneron begin testing arthritis drug as coronavirus treatment Sanofi, Regeneron begin testing arthritis drug as coronavirus treatment
- March 20, 2020

Regeneron anticipates that the phase 2/3 trial will enrol up to 400 patients with the virus, with the first part of the study recruiting severely ill COVID-19 patients across 16 sites and evaluating the drug's effect on fever and patients' need for supplemental oxygen. (more...)
Italy records largest ever daily death toll from COVID-19 Italy records largest ever daily death toll from COVID-19
- March 20, 2020

The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus reached 41,035, a dramatic increase of 5,322 since Wednesday in the country's sharpest acceleration of cases so far, the government said. "I'm sorry about that, but the alternative is intensive care, hospitalization and contagion". "We doctors knew it was not", Lorini said of when the CCP virus appeared in northern Italy in February. (more...)
New study claims digestive disorders could be symptoms of coronavirus New study claims digestive disorders could be symptoms of coronavirus
- March 20, 2020

The researchers analysed data from 204 Covid-19 patients, average age almost 55, who were admitted to three hospitals in the Hubei province between 18 January and 28 February, 2020. Patients without digestive symptoms were more likely to be cured and discharged than those with digestive symptoms (60% versus 34%), according to the study published March 18 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology . (more...)
New coronavirus can survive on some surfaces for days New coronavirus can survive on some surfaces for days
- March 20, 2020

The stability of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosols on surfaces is likely to contribute to the transmission of this virus in healthcare settings. SARS-CoV-2 remained viable in aerosols through the duration of their experiment, which lasted three hours . (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak leads to rising number of young Americans hospitalized Coronavirus outbreak leads to rising number of young Americans hospitalized
- March 20, 2020

Of the 44 people whose deaths were recorded in the report , 46% were between the ages of 65 to 84, and 34% were 85 or older. But they aren't the only age groups at risk. Of the 44 deaths accounted in the report, there were nine deaths among adults age 20 to 64. It's important to underscore that these findings, published Wednesday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , are preliminary. (more...)
Trump names VP Pence man in charge of coronavirus response Trump names VP Pence man in charge of coronavirus response
- March 20, 2020

He defended his decision to implement travel bans to and from China early. Public health officials on Wednesday warned Americans to prepare for more coronavirus cases and New York City announced plans to provide up to 1,200 hospital beds if needed as US stock markets fell for the fifth consecutive day. (more...)
Medical staffer at ICE detention center tests positive for coronavirus Medical staffer at ICE detention center tests positive for coronavirus
- March 20, 2020

For people who aren't a subject of those investigations, the agency said it will "exercise discretion to delay enforcement actions until after the crisis or utilize alternatives to detention, as appropriate". U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is scaling back the aggressive operations it launched under President Donald Trump as the country contends with the new coronavirus outbreak. (more...)
Italy reports 427 new deaths from coronavirus, surpasses China Italy reports 427 new deaths from coronavirus, surpasses China
- March 20, 2020

According to Johns Hopkins University database, 137 people have died in the United States while the number of cases is at 10,755. In China , Thursday marked the first time since January 20 that the locked-down city of Wuhan, where thousands once lay sick or dying in hurriedly constructed hospitals , reported no new locally transmitted cases. (more...)
Digestive Symptoms Reported for About Half of COVID-19 Patients Digestive Symptoms Reported for About Half of COVID-19 Patients
- March 20, 2020

According to a study published Wednesday in the American Journal of Gastroenterology , almost half of the patients infected with the virus admitted to the hospital in the central province of Hubei, in China , where the epidemic started, complained of digestive issues. (more...)
Senate GOP nears deal on $1,200 checks to earners under $75K Senate GOP nears deal on $1,200 checks to earners under $75K
- March 20, 2020

The massive new legislative package is to combat the effects of the outbreak of the CCP virus. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing direct cash payments for some Americans. "Chairman Grassley and others are determining the best pathway to put money directly in the hands of the American people-those who are employed, those who may be laid off, retirees, disabled Americans, families-as quickly as possible", McConnell said Wednesday. (more...)
Italy surpasses China in number of coronavirus deaths Italy surpasses China in number of coronavirus deaths
- March 20, 2020

The total number of cases rose to 41,035 from a previous 35,713, up almost 15%, a faster rate of growth than seen over the last three days, the Civil Protection Agency said . The United States warned against global travel due to the pandemic and advised citizens to come home if possible. The UK reported 144 deaths and ordered a shutdown of dozens of underground stations in London and ordering schools shut from Friday. (more...)
Alberta has suffered its first coronavirus-related death Alberta has suffered its first coronavirus-related death
- March 20, 2020

Deena Hinshaw said that is due to so many cases being related to travel at this time. British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec have all had people die from COVID-19. Tell them how you are feeling. "We must leave this line open for true emergencies". A process is now being developed to respond to those concerns, and an update will be provided once a solution is reached, she said. (more...)
8 in 10 coronavirus-related deaths in USA involve older adults: CDC 8 in 10 coronavirus-related deaths in USA involve older adults: CDC
- March 20, 2020

An analysis of cases in the USA found that 45% of hospitalizations, 53% of intensive care admissions and 80% of deaths were among people 65 and older. The country has been most seriously affected by the disease. The vast majority of deaths, however, were older Americans. Teens and children get a free pass: Under 1% of hospitalized patients are under age 20. (more...)
Ontario reports second death due to COVID-19 Ontario reports second death due to COVID-19
- March 20, 2020

There are 16 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the capital, with three other indeterminate cases still waiting for final test results. Public health officials say the goal is to test 5,000 people in Ontario a day but have yet to say when that will be possible. (more...)
Trump says chloroquine approved for coronavirus treatment but health agency counters him Trump says chloroquine approved for coronavirus treatment but health agency counters him
- March 20, 2020

More than 80 clinical trials are reportedly running or pending in China and more are scheduled to start in many other countries, including the US, England, and South Korea. TSLA, +18.38% founder Elon Musk have tweeted that chloroquine is "worth considering" as a treatment for COVID-19, citing his own experience with the drug after contracting malaria. (more...)
Italy coronavirus tragedy: Death toll overtakes China as nation records 3,405 deaths Italy coronavirus tragedy: Death toll overtakes China as nation records 3,405 deaths
- March 20, 2020

Italy reached the gruesome milestone on the same day the epicentre of the pandemic, Wuhan, China, recorded no new infections. But despite people staying in doors, the number of deaths continue to spiral. Twelve countries in the African region are now experiencing local transmission. Out of more than 229,000 confirmed cases, the death toll now exceeds 9,300, and over 84,500 have recovered, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. (more...)

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