Health


Figures released as deaths reach over 2,900 Figures released as deaths reach over 2,900
- April 02, 2020

Data from the ONS for England and Wales shows there were 24% more coronavirus deaths up to, and including 20 March , compared to hospital only data reporting in that same period. On Tuesday night, Health Secretary Matt Hancock - who is in isolation having contracted the virus himself - removed the cap that reserved 85 percent of testing capacity for patients. (more...)
Trump administration mulls checks for Americans to support economy Trump administration mulls checks for Americans to support economy
- April 02, 2020

IF PASSED , the Trump administration will put into play $250 billion in payments sent to Americans starting April 6, followed by another $250 billion cash payment round sent on May 18, according to the working draft of the plan. "This is stuff that needs to be done now", he said. Mnuchin also announced that the government will defer up to $300 billion in tax payments, allowing individuals to defer up to a million dollars and corporations to defer up to $10 million for corporations - ... (more...)
COVID-19: Alberta confirms 117 new cases, two deaths COVID-19: Alberta confirms 117 new cases, two deaths
- April 02, 2020

The chief medical officer of health said protocols in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus were not immediately followed at McKenzie Towne. Up to 75 of the total cases are suspected to be the result of community transmission. Hinshaw also said a Monday announcement of a death of a man in his 80s at Rosedale Seniors' Living did not occur at the facility. There are now 51 confirmed cases in the AHS North Zone, but the City of Grande Prairie remains unchanged with two confirmed cases, ... (more...)
Pet cat becomes the second to test positive for coronavirus Pet cat becomes the second to test positive for coronavirus
- April 02, 2020

The owner of the cat had recently tested positive for the virus. A pet cat has tested positive for the dreaded Covid-19 coronavirus in Hong Kong, after apparently contracting the disease from its owner. As of Tuesday, 27 dogs and 15 cats had been held in the quarantine facility. It said owners should not abandon their pets as there was no threat. The special pets in our lives are a source of comfort and support, and are sure to be happy to have their "people" home with them all day. (more...)
Netanyahu to Israel: During coronavirus, everyone outside should cover their faces Netanyahu to Israel: During coronavirus, everyone outside should cover their faces
- April 02, 2020

The prime minister's media office said in a statement that based on Netanyahu's doctor and Health Ministry instructions, he will go into quarantine until next Wednesday. Israel's large, insular ultra-Orthodox community, of which Litzman is a member, has been particularly hard hit by infections . Yaakov Litzman , 71, an ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has appeared regularly alongside the premier to provide updates on the spread of the pandemic and new measures to combat it. (more...)
NSW isolation rules to last 90 days NSW isolation rules to last 90 days
- April 02, 2020

NSW's tough lockdown restrictions will be capped at 90 days, the state's police commissioner Mick Fuller has revealed. "My fear is by bringing 9,000 people off the cruise ships into isolation, not knowing if they have the virus or they may develop symptoms, that would absolutely overload our hospital system", he said Thursday. (more...)
Man Hides Coronavirus Symptoms to See Wife in Maternity Ward Man Hides Coronavirus Symptoms to See Wife in Maternity Ward
- April 02, 2020

Hospital workers are now left to wonder whether they have been infected, and because some people are asymptomatic when they get COVID-19, they could unwittingly spread the virus to others before they even have a chance to verify their status with a test. (more...)
COVID-19 deaths spike, Kelowna farm has outbreak COVID-19 deaths spike, Kelowna farm has outbreak
- April 02, 2020

Out of the total number of deaths, most were residents of long-term care homes, and all but one person (in their 60s), were people in their 70s, 80s, or 9os, she said. Of that number, 128 are in hospital, 61 in intensive care and 570 recovered. Vincent did see patients in his North Vancouver clinic in the brief time between the conference and March 12, when Henry told all dentists who had attended to self-isolate. (more...)
FDA wants all rantidine medicines, including Zantac, pulled from store shelves FDA wants all rantidine medicines, including Zantac, pulled from store shelves
- April 01, 2020

But officials reversed that decision, saying they've now determined that levels of the chemical increase over time, especially if tablets and capsules are stored at higher temperatures. The FDA sent letters to all companies that manufacture Zantac asking they withdraw the products from the market. "We didn't observe unacceptable levels of NDMA in numerous samples that we tested", Dr. (more...)
Use malaria drugs only for virus emergencies: EU agency Use malaria drugs only for virus emergencies: EU agency
- April 01, 2020

In a statement , Health and Human Services said that FDA has allowed the drugs to be "donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalised teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible". (more...)
Texas students contract coronavirus after spring break trip to Mexico Texas students contract coronavirus after spring break trip to Mexico
- April 01, 2020

Some members of the group returned to Texas on scheduled flights, and authorities have been using flight manifests to contact other passengers, reports the Daily Texan . Crowds of spring breakers in Florida were criticized for ignoring social distancing guidelines and packing beaches in complete disregard of the potential risk, before communities finally closed the beaches . (more...)
Does the Nose Know When a Patient Has COVID-19? Does the Nose Know When a Patient Has COVID-19?
- April 01, 2020

Among this subset of patients - who have mild disease overall - respiratory symptoms show up only later in the illness, and some never develop respiratory symptoms at all, the authors said. In the new study, the researchers analyzed information from 206 patients at Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College in Wuhan, which was designated as a hospital for COVID-19 patients. (more...)
COVID-19: UK's 563 new deaths bring toll to 2352 COVID-19: UK's 563 new deaths bring toll to 2352
- April 01, 2020

In the past day, 13 of the dead in Scotland, seven in Wales and six in northern Ireland. THE true toll of deaths across the country from Covid-19 is higher than reports from hospitals suggest, according to new figures. The number of Trafford cases is up 10 since yesterday, and has more than doubled since Thursday. The latest figures reveal that only 500 tests a day are being carried out on doctors, nurses, paramedics and other medical staff. (more...)
Mnuchin Provides Update on Small Business Loans for Coronavirus Relief Mnuchin Provides Update on Small Business Loans for Coronavirus Relief
- April 01, 2020

While fintech lenders are seeking to participate in the program as direct lenders, none of those companies are now authorized to participate in the 7 (a) program. The goal of the Paycheck Protection Program is to help you retain your employees, at their current base pay. If you keep all of your employees, the entirety of the loan will be forgiven. (more...)
Bondi Coronavirus Outbreak : Cluster of infectious Backpackers Bondi Coronavirus Outbreak : Cluster of infectious Backpackers
- April 01, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW reached 2032 on Tuesday. The death toll stands at 20, after a steady creep upward in recent days. "We can't let our foot off the pedal, we can't relax", Berejiklian said in Sydney. The daily infection rate has slowed to nine percent over the past three days, down from a high of 25 to 30 percent. "Whilst there are still more cases each day, we're not seeing the scenes and the kind of growth in cases that so many other parts of the world are ... (more...)
Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 announced in Interior Health region Tuesday Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 announced in Interior Health region Tuesday
- April 01, 2020

According to Henry, all deaths recorded in B.C. have been of people who were in their 70s or older, except for one man who was in his 60s. Business in Vancouver was not chosen at Henry's March 31 press conference to ask why Henry has stopped providing the names of seniors' homes that have outbreaks. (more...)
CDC considering recommending Americans wear face masks in public CDC considering recommending Americans wear face masks in public
- April 01, 2020

Cheng said that mask wearing was not in "Western culture". Austria is joining a small number of countries to make wearing face masks outside the home mandatory, the Financial Times reported. It found that a mask made from a double-layered dishtowel could be as effective as a surgical mask (97%). In multiple television appearances Tuesday, he rejected that advice, saying the research doesn't support claims that masks help. (more...)
28 students in USA test positive for coronavirus after returning from Mexico
- April 01, 2020

According to the Austin Public Health Department, the group of about 70 people in their 20's left for a spring break trip via a chartered plane a week and a half ago. Health officials have "made contact with every spring breaker onboard the plane using flight manifests from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention", a statement from Austin's government said before adding that the 28 patients have self-quarantined. (more...)
US Begins First Human Trial of Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine US Begins First Human Trial of Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine
- April 01, 2020

A clinical trial to evaluate a vaccine created to protect against the new coronavirus will begin on Monday, the Associated Press reported, citing an unnamed USA government official. The Seattle trial will study the impact of different doses delivered by intramuscular injection in the upper arm, with participants monitored for side-effects like soreness or fever. (more...)
Walmart Starts Taking All Employees' Temperatures Walmart Starts Taking All Employees' Temperatures
- April 01, 2020

Lily, a Walmart employee in New Mexico who lives with her elderly parents, told NPR she doesn't "know how to weigh the responsibility of going to work with the responsibility of making sure that my parents are safe". The retailer will also make masks and gloves available for all employees who want to wear them. The masks were described as "high-quality", but are not N95s, which are being reserved for healtcare workers. (more...)

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