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Loss of Smell, Taste Early Symptoms of Coronavirus, Reveals Latest Study Loss of Smell, Taste Early Symptoms of Coronavirus, Reveals Latest Study
- April 01, 2020

They acknowledged that all of their patients had milder infections and recovered from the disease, and that the study looked at a small number of patients. Asymptomatic patients don't qualify for testing in many countries, since there's a worldwide shortage of kits. The patients were admitted at the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing. (more...)
Jail or $11k fine: NSW's strict new COVID-19 laws in effect Jail or $11k fine: NSW's strict new COVID-19 laws in effect
- April 01, 2020

NSW Health confirmed hostels should ensure guests abide by social distancing rules requiring there be four square metres of space allocated to each person at all times . we do get the uncertainty'. Now, in addition to the $1000 fine for being in a gathering of more than two people (unless those people form part of your household), NSW residents can be fined $11,000 or receive a six-month jail term for leaving their homes "without reasonable excuse". (more...)
Boy, 13, becomes UK's youngest coronavirus victim Boy, 13, becomes UK's youngest coronavirus victim
- April 01, 2020

Officials said that all but 28 patients had underlying health conditions. The page set-up by Family friend Mark Stephenson said the teenager died without any of his loved ones around him due to the contagious nature of COVID-19. Abdulwahab is believed to be the youngest person in the U.K.to die as a result of the disease. A statement from Ismail's family said: 'Ismail started showing symptoms and had difficulties breathing and was admitted to Kings College Hospital. (more...)
Frustration as care workers and community nurses still lack protective gear Frustration as care workers and community nurses still lack protective gear
- April 01, 2020

The healthcare worker, who has more than 20 years" experience, said she was forced to take blood from a suspected Covid-19 patient, who later tested positive, at the community hospital in North Wales where she works, with just a "flimsy' paper mask and gloves. (more...)
Diarrhea is first sign of illness for some COVID-19 patients Diarrhea is first sign of illness for some COVID-19 patients
- April 01, 2020

These adults were discharged after they received two consecutive negative tests. But the findings are relevant for determining a proper course of treatment, especially for the milder cases that end up being treated at home. Spector's team applied their findings to the more than 400,000 people reporting symptoms via the app who had not yet had a COVID-19 test, and found that nearly 13% of them are likely to be infected. (more...)
New Fitbit Charge 4 solves the biggest issue with its fitness trackers
- April 01, 2020

The new Fitbit Charge 4 is an activity tracker that also supports mobile payments, smartphone notifications , Spotify controls , and Global Positioning System - making it the first Fibit device that can use satellite navigation to provide real-time distance and pace details even if you leave your phone behind when you're out for a run or bike ride. (more...)
COVID-19: Alberta reports one more death, 64 cases COVID-19: Alberta reports one more death, 64 cases
- April 01, 2020

Edmonton now has 164 cases while the central zone has 46, the north has 45 and the south has 12. Hinshaw said the number of confirmed cases has been less today due to the province stopping testing for returning travellers and the daily volume of testing the province can achieve is less, due to some challenges. (more...)
COVID-19: Vancouver Convention Centre to be repurposed into emergency hospital COVID-19: Vancouver Convention Centre to be repurposed into emergency hospital
- April 01, 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry reported Saturday no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Health region, but there are two patients now hospitalized. "We really are in a critical juncture right now in B.C". Health Minister Adrian Dix said starting April 1, pay parking will be suspended at hospitals across the province. The new patient care tower at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, which has not yet opened, will also be set up to handle patients moved from hospitals and could ... (more...)
Covid-19: Misconceptions of face masks Covid-19: Misconceptions of face masks
- March 31, 2020

For those who do not yet have such equipment, the ministry is expected to recommend civilians cover face and nose with a makeshift mask created by using cloth from the home. Food and Drug Administration. "To reduce this risk during Phase I, everyone, including people without symptoms, should be encouraged to wear non-medical fabric face masks while in public", Gottlieb wrote. (more...)
No proof drug touted by Trump is effective against coronavirus No proof drug touted by Trump is effective against coronavirus
- March 31, 2020

The statement also noted that the FDA had permitted limited emergency-use of both donated drugs "to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalized teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible", it added. (more...)
Walmart to Take Workers Temperatures before Shifts Begin
- March 31, 2020

The retailer also said it's ordering masks for employees and will offer masks and gloves for them to wear, if they choose. "Any associate with a temperature of 100 degrees will be paid for reporting to work and asked to return home and seek medical treatment if necessary", said Walmart in a statement. (more...)
Trump in Close Race With Biden, ABC Poll Shows Trump in Close Race With Biden, ABC Poll Shows
- March 31, 2020

On the other hand, the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll found the Delaware Democrat with a far smaller lead, topping the incumbent president by just two points , 49% to 47%, among registered voters. Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, Biden explained how he would approach the coronavirus pandemic if he were President as well as expressing his frustration towards the Trump administration's slow response. (more...)
India reports 1251 cases, World Bank warns on China's growth India reports 1251 cases, World Bank warns on China's growth
- March 31, 2020

It says "significant economic pain seems unavoidable in all countries". This could increase poverty across the region, according to Aaditya Mattoo, World Bank chief economist for East Asia and the Pacific. The pandemic could drive 11 million more people in East Asia into poverty under a negative outlook, which involves a severe economic contraction followed by a sluggish recovery, the World Bank warned in a new report. (more...)
Ford commits to producing 50,000 ventilators in 100 days Ford commits to producing 50,000 ventilators in 100 days
- March 31, 2020

Last week , the companies announced the production of a simplified ventilator design from GE Healthcare. But even on the accelerated timeline, Ford and GE Healthcare wouldn't produce any of the ventilators until after the projected peak of need in the U.S. (more...)
COVID-19: UK epidemic slowing as 1,228 die COVID-19: UK epidemic slowing as 1,228 die
- March 31, 2020

He said Britain was not in a "fast acceleration" phase. The number of coronavirus cases has surged to 19,522, the UK Department of Health and Social Care reported. Earlier this week, London's second-largest airport, Gatwick, said that it would close one of its two terminals beginning on 1 April, as passenger traffic has fallen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (more...)
California COVID-19 hospitalizations double in four days -governor California COVID-19 hospitalizations double in four days -governor
- March 31, 2020

Newsom made the announcement Monday as California surpassed 6,300 coronavirus cases in the state, the third most in the USA behind NY and New Jersey. "Ventilators provide the most effective intervention for COVID-19 patients in critical care, and the unites being refurbished here will save lives". (more...)
Red Bull Official Wanted Drivers To Deliberately Catch Coronavirus Red Bull Official Wanted Drivers To Deliberately Catch Coronavirus
- March 31, 2020

Red Bull's motorsport advisor believed that as strong, healthy individuals they would easily overcome the effects of the contagion, and then be immune prior to whenever the Formula 1 season started. The Formula One season is now stalled after the cancellation of the March 15 Australian season-opener in Melbourne due to the spreading pandemic. "He does sim racing and sometimes competes in several races per day". (more...)
United States gives anti-malaria drugs approval for limited, emergency COVID-19 treatment
- March 30, 2020

Social distancing. You practice it very well. Trump said 1,100 patients are getting hydroxychloroquine treatment in New York City, the epicenter in the US of the coronavirus pandemic. One that has been published found "no significant reduction in time to clinical improvement or viral clearance in the hydroxychloroquine arm compared to the conventional therapy control group", according to a World Health Organization report . (more...)
United Kingdom to help stricken businesses by easing regulation United Kingdom to help stricken businesses by easing regulation
- March 30, 2020

When asked if he hoped that the United Kingdom was not on the same trajectory as countries such as Italy, Powis said: "If we can keep deaths below 20,000 we will have done very well in this epidemic". The government has revealed significant changes to the UK's insolvency laws that are created to help struggling estate agency businesses stay afloat for longer during the crisis. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson says testing of coronavirus vaccine to begin by September Johnson & Johnson says testing of coronavirus vaccine to begin by September
- March 30, 2020

Dr. Rhonda Flores looks at protein samples at Novavax labs in Rockville, Maryland on March 20 one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus , COVID-19. Scientists across the world are working to create a vaccine for Covid-19, with some human trials already under way. Vaccines are given to healthy people - not those who are sick - so trials are needed to make sure doctors don't do harm. (more...)

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