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Durham, Harnett county report 1st coronavirus deaths, Johnston County reports its 3rd Durham, Harnett county report 1st coronavirus deaths, Johnston County reports its 3rd
- April 05, 2020

Coffey County now has the second-highest number with 21. Texas County officials confirmed the second positive COVID-19 test on Saturday, April 4. In other Triangle counties, Wake County has reported 302 cases, an increase of 19 new cases. (more...)
CDC recommends everyone wear face masks in public CDC recommends everyone wear face masks in public
- April 05, 2020

Until now, USA health authorities had said that only the sick, or those caring for patients of coronavirus , should wear masks, but newer studies suggest that covering up one's face is important to prevent inadvertent transmission. Digital editor Tiffany Duong and Key West editor Mandy Miles wear a variety of surgical and homemade masks to do interviews and run errands around town. (more...)
Planet Fitness offers free in-home workouts during coronavirus closures Planet Fitness offers free in-home workouts during coronavirus closures
- April 05, 2020

ET and also available to watch later, for those who can not join in the live stream. According to their website, they are also looking into the option of live virtual classes with Zoom. Check out their Facebook page for more. If you're thinking of hitting the gym to work out, don't. Although most gyms in Hall County are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Planet Fitness doesn't have plans of stopping its workouts. (more...)
USA officials engage in heated debate over face mask recommendation USA officials engage in heated debate over face mask recommendation
- April 04, 2020

However, it is true that the White House was presented with new evidence this week suggesting that the virus can be spread through talking or just breathing and not merely by the spread of airborne particles caused by coughing or sneezing , which may have provided the impetus for the new CDC guidelines . (more...)
Health officials project up to 15000 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario
- April 04, 2020

Projections from Public Health Ontario suggest without strong public health measures to combat the pandemic, the death toll could have reached 100,000 people in the province. Hospitals are collaborating to make sure patients are cared for at the most appropriate centre in the region, he said, to "make sure we are ready for the surge of patients with COVID-19". (more...)
United Kingdom considering 'Immunity certificates' to allow early coronavirus lockdown release United Kingdom considering 'Immunity certificates' to allow early coronavirus lockdown release
- April 04, 2020

Hancock described feeling like he had razors in his throat and said he had lost half a stone during the illness after it left him unable to eat, drink or sleep for a few days. On Friday, he said now no antibody tests have been "pencilled in" as part of the 100,000 figure, and said it was likely most of the target would be made up of the diagnostic swab tests. (more...)
FDA orders all ranitidine drugs to be pulled from market immediately FDA orders all ranitidine drugs to be pulled from market immediately
- April 04, 2020

As I mentioned in my original blog post on this topic, the online pharmacy Valisure , which originally alerted the FDA to the issue, found what they called "extremely high levels" of the probable cancer-causing substance N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine products. (more...)
Of 98 Residents In Wilmington Nursing Facility Test Positive For Coronavirus Of 98 Residents In Wilmington Nursing Facility Test Positive For Coronavirus
- April 04, 2020

All resident test results have now been reported. Chuck Tsun-Zhi Pu, medical director of population health for Partners, praised the testing procedures the facility conducted. Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester said Tuesday that it would also postpone plans to become a recoverery center after one of its 147 residents had tested positive for the virus. (more...)
Scientists find evidence that coronavirus COVID-19 is airborne Scientists find evidence that coronavirus COVID-19 is airborne
- April 04, 2020

Research from the World Health Organisation (WHO) based on nearly 56,000 coronavirus patients in China showed that 88 per cent of people studied had a fever. Diarrhea lasted between one to 14 days, with an average duration of more than five days and a frequency of about four bowel movements a day. About a third of patients with digestive symptoms never experienced fever, according to the report, according to Live Science. (more...)
Blue Cross to Waive Copays and Deductables for COVID-19 Treatment
- April 04, 2020

The exemption applies to the company's PPO, Medicare Advantage PPO, and HMO business plans. "This is a public health emergency that is requiring everyone in the health care community to do their part, and we'll continue to respond and determine how to best serve our members in the face of COVID-19", Gerald Petkau, Blue Cross NC chief operating officer and interim CEO, said in a statement. (more...)
Tesla To Supply FDA-Approved Ventilators Free Of Cost In U.S. Tesla To Supply FDA-Approved Ventilators Free Of Cost In U.S.
- April 04, 2020

Shortly after seeing that, the ministry begged for about 100 to 500 ventilators to help with the fight the virus. The ventilators sent to the hospital in Queens, however, appear to be made by a company called ResMed, which told the Financial Times that "we think it's great that Tesla purchased bilevel non-invasive ventilators", more commonly referred to as BiPAP machines. (more...)
COVID-19 deaths in Ireland & 50 confirmed cases in Clare COVID-19 deaths in Ireland & 50 confirmed cases in Clare
- April 04, 2020

The median age of deaths in Ireland is 82, compared to a median age of 48 of all those infected, according to data from Ireland's health department. Dr Holohan said if you are still waiting for a test result the "important thing" to remember was to self-isolate for 14 days. (more...)
CDC reviews face mask guidelines CDC reviews face mask guidelines
- April 04, 2020

Place the mask over your nose, mouth and chin and ensure there are no gaps on either side of the mask, adjust to fit. "But if you don't, the homemade mask" can be helpful in protecting the wearer from virus-laden droplets . Countries like the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which have made the wearing a face mask compulsory, have not seen the exponential increase in Covid-19 cases despite being surrounded by those that have. (more...)
GST credit payments to low-income earners to arrive one month earlier GST credit payments to low-income earners to arrive one month earlier
- April 04, 2020

Meanwhile, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has called on the government to release all of its projections for just how bad this crisis could get, as well as weekly updates on the stockpile of medical supplies and capacity levels at hospitals. (more...)
Health Secretary and Suffolk MP describes "pretty unpleasant" experience of coronavirus
- April 04, 2020

LADbible and UNILAD's aim with our series, Cutting Through, is to provide our community with facts and stories from the people who are either qualified to comment or have experienced first-hand the situation we're facing. Britain will be issuing immunity certificates to people who have already contracted COVID-19 and recovered, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. (more...)
New York's COVID-19 Death Toll Almost As Bad As September 11 New York's COVID-19 Death Toll Almost As Bad As September 11
- April 04, 2020

The city has suffered more than a quarter of U.S. deaths in the outbreak. "We think in the short term it's going to be something like a half million New Yorkers who lost their job as a result of COVID-19", de Blasio said on "The Brian Lehrer Show". (more...)
Trump campaign mocks Twitter's bias with explicitly doctored Biden audio Trump campaign mocks Twitter's bias with explicitly doctored Biden audio
- April 04, 2020

Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden said Thursday he was finalizing plans to speak by telephone with President Donald Trump about the coronavirus crisis and how to stem the deadly pandemic. I always found him to be a nice guy, I don't know him very well frankly, but I think he's probably a nice guy. Claiming President Trump's "base is so solid", Plouffe said, "I think he's going to turn out voters nearly at a historical level on his behalf, so that makes him very risky if ... (more...)
Face masks recommended, though President Trump says he won’t wear one Face masks recommended, though President Trump says he won’t wear one
- April 04, 2020

Touching face masks and not taking them off in the correct way may mean people contaminate their hands and spread the virus. At stake is another turnabout for a White House that has sown confusion with its response to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation. (more...)
Nigerian doctor dies of coronavirus in UK Nigerian doctor dies of coronavirus in UK
- April 03, 2020

In his heydays, Saadu worked at many hospitals and was a medical director at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex and Ealing NHS Trust. But it was confirmed in the early hours of this morning that she had died after battling the virus. (more...)
Positive COVID-19 test at Okanagan Correctional Centre Positive COVID-19 test at Okanagan Correctional Centre
- April 03, 2020

Henry added that people should also refrain from all non-essential travel within the province, especially to small or rural communities that are more vulnerable to the virus. But with an estimated 20,000 staff and contract workers in the province's long-term care and independent living facilities, Henry said it would take time to roll the new policy out province-wide. (more...)

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