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Riverside Nursing Home Being Evacuated After Employees Fail to Report for Work Riverside Nursing Home Being Evacuated After Employees Fail to Report for Work
- April 11, 2020

The New Mexico Department of Health last week reported an outbreak of COVID-19 at the La Vida Llena facility in Albuquerque. Noting that rehab facilities and nursing amenities current a selected problem because of the age and well being situations of the residents, the county's well being division stated the facilities receiving sufferers will observe strict Covid-19 containment procedures. (more...)
Niagara Region Public Health reporting 180 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 Niagara Region Public Health reporting 180 total confirmed cases of COVID-19
- April 11, 2020

If you look at Niagara Health's website, you'll find a different total number of cases. The Parnall Correctional Facility has 119 inmates who've tested positive, as of Tuesday, April 7, per the Michigan Department of Corrections. The county still has 13 deaths related to COVID-19, as no new deaths were reported Wednesday. "Despite the efforts we've gone through with the safety and health protocols, we still heard from people who were concerned about the health of the public and vendors", ... (more...)
Coronavirus | Truth about cats, dogs and COVID-19 Coronavirus | Truth about cats, dogs and COVID-19
- April 11, 2020

While the World Health Organization has initiated a study into the possibility of coronavirus infection spreading from humans to domestic animals after a four-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo became the of its kind to test positive for the coronavirus , some veterinarians have argued that there is so far no clear evidence of human-to-animal reverse transmissions. (more...)
Walgreens expanding drive-through COVID-19 testing Walgreens expanding drive-through COVID-19 testing
- April 11, 2020

The 15 locations are still being finalized, as Walgreens is now working with the U.S. Department of Health the Human Services. Walgreens presently operates just one drive-through testing site, in the Chicago area. Walgreens says the tests will be conducted outside of the storefronts. "This is really going to provide a tremendous opportunity for front-line caregivers, those having to diagnose a lot of infections, to close the gap with our testing", Frels told the paper, advising that, "a ... (more...)
Coronavirus: New Zealand has third and fourth death due to Covid-19 Coronavirus: New Zealand has third and fourth death due to Covid-19
- April 11, 2020

Watch today's Ministry of Health briefing. Both were older people who had underlying health conditions, and both were linked to existing Covid-19 clusters. There is one ICU case each in Wellington, Middlemore, Hawke's Bay, Dunedin and North Shore. One of these ICU patients - in Dunedin - is in a critical condition. (more...)
Staff, residents tested at Wayne Nursing and Rehab Center; center releases statement
- April 11, 2020

Only 1 percent of fatalities in MA have been residents under age 50. So far, the program has collected samples at about 150 sites and expanded its reach to assisted-living facilities and group homes, according to Marylou Sudders, the secretary of health and human services. (more...)
Covid-19: Global Death Toll Exceeds 100000 Covid-19: Global Death Toll Exceeds 100000
- April 11, 2020

Italy has seen the most deaths, followed by the USA and Spain. The official USA death toll sits at 18,693 as of early Friday night, less than 200 behind Italy for most coronavirus deaths of any country. While the number of coronavirus cases, and deaths, continues to rise, so does the number of people who have been infected and gone on to make a full recovery. (more...)
CDC extends 'no sail order' for all cruises during coronavirus crisis CDC extends 'no sail order' for all cruises during coronavirus crisis
- April 11, 2020

Federal health authorities determine that coronavirus is no longer a public health emergency. "We are working with the cruise line industry to address the health and safety of crew at sea as well as communities surrounding USA cruise ship points of entry", said CDC Director Robert Redfield. (more...)
Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during coronavirus crisis Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during coronavirus crisis
- April 11, 2020

The cut mirrors one he made in 2019 to the court system's budget over abortion decisions. "In light of the need to conserve limited medical resources during a crisis, this decision supports ordinary prudence. Bush. Attorney Julie Murray of Planned Parenthood Federation of America said she had emailed The Epoch Times' request to her colleagues in communications, who didn't respond by press time. (more...)
Use of plasma cured people of Covid-19, still in analysis Use of plasma cured people of Covid-19, still in analysis
- April 11, 2020

However, the results have not been reported yet. While in its early stages, this groundbreaking therapy has the potential to accelerate the recovery of COVID-19 patients and ultimately save lives. The plasma will be used as an experiment to treat seriously ill coronavirus patients, according to a statement released by OBI officials. Once a patient who had the virus and recovered from the jaws of death, that patient develops antibodies that would stay in their blood waiting to fight the ... (more...)
Nursing home evacuated after staff skips shifts amid COVID-19 pandemic Nursing home evacuated after staff skips shifts amid COVID-19 pandemic
- April 11, 2020

Across the country, nursing homes have been locked down to visitors, and in many different states they've become hot spots for coronavirus . Noting that rehab facilities and nursing amenities current a selected problem because of the age and well being situations of the residents, the county's well being division stated the facilities receiving sufferers will observe strict Covid-19 containment procedures. (more...)
Here's How To Make A No-Sew Bandanna Face Mask Here's How To Make A No-Sew Bandanna Face Mask
- April 11, 2020

There are tutorials for making masks with and without a sewing a machine, here. Dr Jake Dunning, Head of Emerging Infections and Zoonoses at Public Health England, said: "Face masks play a very important role in clinical settings, such as hospitals, and for people with symptoms". (more...)
NIH begins trial to test hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19 NIH begins trial to test hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19
- April 10, 2020

Gov. Jon Husted recently announced FDA approval for the clinical trial. "Convalescent Plasma (CP) transfusion is a method that has been used for long in Ebola, Tetanus and the rest". "Sree Chitra is awaiting approval of its ethics committee and of drug controller to start the study". "It can not be done right now, we need a few more days to read all documents, instructions and references to make specific plans", Khanh said. (more...)
COVID-19: Clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine starts COVID-19: Clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine starts
- April 10, 2020

The drugs, however, have not been proven to treat the virus and the US FDA is yet to approve any drugs or other therapeutics to treat COVID-19. They used active pharmaceutical ingredient prices to make estimates, saying that Gilead Science's experimental drug brake desivir, originally for ebola, could be made for just $ 0.93 for a day's supply. (more...)
NY officials support covering face in public NY officials support covering face in public
- April 10, 2020

As more research supports the idea that wearing a face mask can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the USA has made a near about-face on its mask recommendations. Who does it protect the most: Others or you? This week it began recommending that everybody cover their nose and mouth with a mask or a cloth when near other people, especially in crowded places like grocery stores and public transportation. (more...)
Are you a first responder? You can cut the line at Costco Are you a first responder? You can cut the line at Costco
- April 10, 2020

To get to the front of the line, eligible personnel just have to show their Costco membership card, along with a valid work ID, according to a statement on the company's website. All 500 Winn-Dixie stores in the southern region of the United States will stay open from 8 p.m.to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, "exclusively for healthcare providers, firefighters, fire rescue workers and members of law enforcement", CBS12 News reported. (more...)
Ford demands more COVID-19 testing Ford demands more COVID-19 testing
- April 10, 2020

It does not say that health-care workers who are asymptomatic should be tested, and in fact the document says testing of asymptomatic patients or staff is "generally not recommended". At least 16 residents at Seven Oaks long-term care home in Toronto have died due to COVID-19, with another 45 confirmed and 56 probable cases among the 249 residents. (more...)
Coronavirus deaths drop; Cuomo says NY might have reached apex Coronavirus deaths drop; Cuomo says NY might have reached apex
- April 10, 2020

Meantime, appearing Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation", Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases conceded it "would be a false statement" to say the USA has the pandemic under control. "This is an enemy that we have underestimated from day one, and we have paid the price dearly", Cuomo said. A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in NY during the last 24 hours may be a glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. (more...)
United Kingdom could have the most coronavirus deaths in Europe, researchers predict United Kingdom could have the most coronavirus deaths in Europe, researchers predict
- April 10, 2020

The April 8 iteration of the IHME model has reduced the projections of coronavirus deaths in New York State to 13,307, down from the April 6 projection of more than 15,000. "As we obtain more data and more precise data, the forecasts we at IHME created have become more accurate", said Dr. Christopher Murray, who helped created the model, in a statement . (more...)
Pets do not spread Covid-19 virus - veterinary services dept Pets do not spread Covid-19 virus - veterinary services dept
- April 10, 2020

The study found that cats can infect each other by respiratory droplet transmission. The first two cases were two dogs in Hong Kong, these dogs never showed any clinical signs of the virus. "Amidst this unsure time due to the Covid-19 pandemic , we can find comfort in knowing we will be receiving continued and unconditional love from our family pets at home", said Dr Matthew Robertson, a Johannesburg-based veterinarian. (more...)

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