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After nursing home outbreaks, Hogan issues order requiring protective equipment for staff After nursing home outbreaks, Hogan issues order requiring protective equipment for staff
- April 08, 2020

Guidance on protecting employees and residents of nursing homes in Maryland from COVID-19 is now mandatory under an executive order issued by Gov. Larry Hogan . If an outbreak is suspected, the department advises staff to begin monitoring other residents and staff for symptoms and report cases to the local health departments. (more...)
The UK's 'coronavirus dashboard' may be under-reporting deaths significantly The UK's 'coronavirus dashboard' may be under-reporting deaths significantly
- April 08, 2020

London has recorded the most deaths - 129. A local priest blesses coffins that have been piling up in a church due to a high number of deaths, before they are taken away by military trucks, as Italy struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seriate, Italy, March 28, 2020. (more...)
Male children more likely to develop coronavirus than females - new figures Male children more likely to develop coronavirus than females - new figures
- April 08, 2020

Fewer children reported "typical" symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath compared to adults, the analysis also found. However, some child patients - around one in five of those for whom hospitalisation status was known - did still require hospitalisation. (more...)
Schumer proposes 'Heroes Fund,' $25000 pay increase to frontline workers Schumer proposes 'Heroes Fund,' $25000 pay increase to frontline workers
- April 08, 2020

The race is on for lawmakers looking to get their priorities included in the next coronavirus stimulus bill as Congress tries to sort out unintended consequences in real time stemming from the $2. 'The small-business Paycheck Protection Program needs more funding, ' McConnell asserted in his statement. The Democrats, however, want that interim relief to also include billions more for health care centers and production to support those facilities and more assistance for individuals who ... (more...)
Apple shares assembly and use instructions for new coronavirus face shields Apple shares assembly and use instructions for new coronavirus face shields
- April 08, 2020

While Apple is not necessarily a health products company, it has been leaning in that direction. But the corporate had additionally designed its personal clear protecting face defend and begun mass manufacturing at its factories within the United States and China, he added. (more...)
Coronavirus cases in children largely less severe than adults, CDC reports Coronavirus cases in children largely less severe than adults, CDC reports
- April 08, 2020

A tally from Johns Hopkins University has indicated the death toll from the new coronavirus in the United States has passed the 10,000 marker on Monday, NAN reports . For cases where the sex was known, 57% occurred in boys, though the authors noted no substantial difference in number of cases between males and females in pediatric data from China , adding "the predominance of males in all pediatric age groups, including patients aged 1 year, suggests that biologic factors might play a ... (more...)
How to Watch Governor Cuomo's Latest COVID-19 Updates How to Watch Governor Cuomo's Latest COVID-19 Updates
- April 08, 2020

More than 5,000 people across the state have died, roughly half of all deaths across the country. He also said that the USNS Comfort, a navy hospital ship which has been sent to the city to help take the burden off of New York's hospitals, is now going to take coronavirus patients. (more...)
Containment strategy has yielded good results: Health Ministry Containment strategy has yielded good results: Health Ministry
- April 08, 2020

Agarwal said that if someone doesn't follow social distancing then in 30 days a single infected person can infect 406 people, whereas only 2.5 persons will be infected if social distancing is maintained by a single individual. Agarwal. Agarwal further said that the government is adopting a strategy for cluster containment, adding that some of the strategies and are giving required results in some areas like Agra, Gautam Budh Nagar, Bhilwara, East Delhi and Mumbai. (more...)
One in Five US Children With Coronavirus May Need Hospital Care: CDC One in Five US Children With Coronavirus May Need Hospital Care: CDC
- April 08, 2020

Another study of about 2,100 infected children in China showed that more than 90% of patients had no symptoms or had mild or moderate illnesses, but that children of all ages appeared to be susceptible to the disease. The information was contained in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . But it adds that current findings suggest "biologic factors might play a role in any differences in Covid-19 susceptibility by sex". (more...)
FDA coordinates plasma therapies for coronavirus FDA coordinates plasma therapies for coronavirus
- April 08, 2020

People who have recovered from the coronavirus have developed antibodies to the virus that remain in the plasma portion of their blood. "In some areas of our country this is being done right now, and they are monitoring those patients and those results we don't know yet", Amanda Hess, of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, said. (more...)
Texas Teen Accused of Intentionally Spreading the Coronavirus
- April 08, 2020

Police arrested 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga Tuesday morning after she surrendered at the Carrollton City Jail. She is charged with terroristic threat, a third-degree felony. "If you want to get the coronavirus and (expletive) die, call me", she said in one of the videos, according to the station. The video later shows her in a vehicle as she coughs into the camera. (more...)
New B.C. COVID-19 cases appear to be slowing New B.C. COVID-19 cases appear to be slowing
- April 08, 2020

Bonnie Henry said. The B.C. wide total is now 39. The number of new positive tests and reports of how many people have recovered are less important, said Coombs, who has also conducted research on overdose prevention efforts during BC's ongoing illicit opioid overdose epidemic. (more...)
Who do masks protect the most: Others or you? Who do masks protect the most: Others or you?
- April 08, 2020

On the other hand, mayors and governors across the United States, including Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, are wearing homemade face masks in public to set a good example, The New York Times reports. While its design isn't a replacement for medical-grade personal protective equipment, the company is donating 100,000 washable masks to essential workers in California. (more...)
Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi are Narrating Online Guided Meditations for Kids Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi are Narrating Online Guided Meditations for Kids
- April 08, 2020

Directed by Sam Hargrave, the trailer has an interesting blend of drama, action and great background score. "It was an absolute honour to work alongside some of your local talents to make this movie possible". Written by Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo, the film was shot in India and Thailand and also Rudraksh Jaisawl, Randeep Hooda, Golshifteh Farahani, Pankaj Tripathi, Priyanshu Painyuli, and David Harbour. (more...)
Country's Covid19 count rises to 4,421 with 354 new cases
- April 08, 2020

Within the country, Maharashtra continues to have the most cases with 868, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. But they found that 73% of infected children had a fever, cough or shortness of breath, compared with 93% of adults 18 to 64 years old. (more...)
Applications for federal income support nearing 4 million since onset of pandemic Applications for federal income support nearing 4 million since onset of pandemic
- April 08, 2020

A full-court press from Canada overcame that obstacle for the time being, but Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand said Tuesday the entire world is looking for these supplies and the markets to buy them are changing, sometimes by the hour. (more...)
Michigan Democratic lawmaker says hydroxychloroquine saved her life Michigan Democratic lawmaker says hydroxychloroquine saved her life
- April 08, 2020

A MI state lawmaker infected with COVID-19 is crediting the controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine with saving her life - saying she felt better within a few hours of taking her prescription. The House and Senate convened session Tuesday to approve a 23-day extension of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's initial state of emergency declaration, extending the order through April 30. (more...)
Minors less likely to contract COVID-19 — CDC Minors less likely to contract COVID-19 — CDC
- April 08, 2020

New York City has reported the most cases in the state with over 72,000. "We know this data is being recorded and not released to the public", she said, pointing to the CDC's form that health care providers fill out when reporting a positive coronavirus case. (more...)
Ontario confirms 379 new cases of coronavirus, 21 more deaths Ontario confirms 379 new cases of coronavirus, 21 more deaths
- April 08, 2020

In Northern Ontario, there are now 103 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The province now sits at 4,726 confirmed cases, with a total of 153 deaths, including a Wasaga Beach man who died on Saturday at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. (more...)
Pilot program looks for COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma Pilot program looks for COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma
- April 08, 2020

If you are a recovered Coronavirus patient in Iowa, you can potentially help those now suffering or those who will contract it. Asked how he was infected, Reza Huzairi, who was the 46th Covid-19 case, said he was infected during the second wave of the coronavirus outbreak. (more...)

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