Health


Another delay for cruise ships Another delay for cruise ships
- April 14, 2020

This means no cruise ships will be able to sail and must cease operations until further notice in United States waters. Twenty of those ships are known to be carrying crew members with "known or suspected" COVID-19 infections, the CDC order said. (more...)
IL surpasses 20000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 IL surpasses 20000 confirmed cases of COVID-19
- April 13, 2020

Pritzker also said data shows IL may be bending the curve. The percent of positive tests was roughly the same as it's been the last two weeks. While additional cases and deaths due to COVID-19 were announced on Sunday in Illinois Governor JB Pritzker's press conference, the governor also announced that it was the lowest total of deaths in six days in the state. (more...)
France reports first decrease in coronavirus intensive care patients France reports first decrease in coronavirus intensive care patients
- April 13, 2020

Macron will from now until Monday "speak to a large number of public and private actors - French, European and worldwide - on what is at stake concerning Covid-19 and prepare the decisions that will be announced on Monday to the French", the presidency said. (more...)
ICMR seeks participation for trial of plasma therapy for Covid-19 treatment ICMR seeks participation for trial of plasma therapy for Covid-19 treatment
- April 13, 2020

Currently, COVID-19 convalescent plasma is regulated as an investigational product in the US, and hospitals and medical facilities need to collect the plasma from an FDA-registered blood establishment. The plasma will be collected and processed by the Welsh Blood Service. Convalescent Plasma therapy is a process in which blood plasma from a patient who has recovered from COVID-19 is transfused into a critically ill patient so that the specific antibodies present in the blood of the recovered ... (more...)
Wales playing leading role in 'antibody transfusion' treatment for coronavirus patients
- April 13, 2020

As per reports , the three coronavirus patients who are being treated at Houston's St Luke's Medical Centre have been treated with convalescent plasma therapy after having found recently recovered COVID-19 patients whose blood groups matches with them. (more...)
China censors coronavirus research, bars publication of key findings China censors coronavirus research, bars publication of key findings
- April 13, 2020

A few hours later, the Fudan University page was taken down. The newspaper also reviewed another document that appeared to be from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University that included the requirement. "My objective is to make sure that all this information is not lost or deleted", one of the unidentified Chinese nationals said with her face covered in the clip. (more...)
Case Against Coronavirus Patient For Spitting On Doctor In Tamil Nadu Case Against Coronavirus Patient For Spitting On Doctor In Tamil Nadu
- April 13, 2020

On Sunday, Hackensack University Medical Center announced it received approval from the federal government to begin recruiting recovered and recovering coronavirus patients to test for antibodies in their plasma. The research found that plasma infused in 10 adult patients with severe symptoms in Wuhan, China was well-tolerated and could significantly increase or maintain neutralizing antibodies at a high level and patients showed improvement in their symptoms. (more...)
British PM Boris Johnson released from hospital following COVID-19 treatment British PM Boris Johnson released from hospital following COVID-19 treatment
- April 13, 2020

In a video statement posted online on Sunday, Johnson personally named some of the health care workers who looked after him, including two nurses - one from New Zealand and one from Portugal - who stood by his bedside "for 48 hours when things could have gone either way". (more...)
Coronavirus vaccine could be ready by Autumn, says Oxford Professor Sarah Gilbert
- April 13, 2020

Despite previous warnings a vaccine could take 18 months to produce, Professor Gilbert said the most bullish scenario for a working product was September "if everything goes perfectly". The Oxford team is one of many scientific research efforts around the world racing against time to find a way to immunise people against the highly contagious and potentially COVID-19 virus. (more...)
Fears of 'Wild West' as COVID-19 blood tests hit the market Fears of 'Wild West' as COVID-19 blood tests hit the market
- April 13, 2020

Coronavirus survivors interested in donating to the convalescent plasma program should go to GIVEaPINT.org/covid-plasma to complete the eligibility screening form. Meanwhile, the 19 people of Moreh town in Tengnoupal district quarantined at the quarantine centre of RIMS have tested negative for COVID-19, said Prof Ahanthem Santa Singh, Director of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal on Sunday. (more...)
'Safer at Home' order extended; tenth Claremont case 'Safer at Home' order extended; tenth Claremont case
- April 13, 2020

The effort has actually clearly been a significant hit to the dining establishments and also regional organisations, however several have actually introduced carry-out food programs to proceed some type of earnings stream. "However, it remains likely that the current measures are not sufficient to lead to a reduction in illness over times, and that more effective measures will be required". (more...)
Should hydroxychloroquine be given to frontline health workers and COVID-19 caregivers? Should hydroxychloroquine be given to frontline health workers and COVID-19 caregivers?
- April 13, 2020

The government is set to launch a portal that will guide users of hydroxychloroquine - one of the drugs being tried for treating Covid-19 patients - to the nearest pharmacy that has it in stock, people in the know told ET. In the hydroxychloroquine treatment group patients will be randomly assigned to receive hydroxychloroquine 400 mg twice daily for 2 doses on day 1 and then 200 mg twice daily for the subsequent 8 doses on days 2 to 5 or placebo twice daily for 5 days. (more...)
Whitmer extends stay-at-home order through April Whitmer extends stay-at-home order through April
- April 13, 2020

In a statement Governor Whitmer said, "The coronavirus pandemic has had devastating impacts on families across our state.As we continue on, we will carry their memories". However, travel for vacations or any other purposes are prohibited. Along with these restrictions, the new order also imposes new requirements on stores in order to reduce crowds. (more...)
Newborn Dies After Mom With COVID-19 Goes Into Premature Labor Newborn Dies After Mom With COVID-19 Goes Into Premature Labor
- April 12, 2020

This premature baby wasn't the first USA newborn to die in similar circumstances, he added. He provided no details about her condition, and no identifying information. Also, according to Baton Rouge officials, the newborn is among the seven virus-related deaths reported earlier this week. The results of thousands of other tests are still pending from commercial labs, hospitals and small testing sites, the department said. (more...)
CDC extends CDC extends "non-navigation order" for all cruises during coronavirus crisis
- April 12, 2020

On some of the vessels, passengers or crew members died either on the ship or after being moved ashore to hospitals. "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...)
Saudi-led coalition declares ceasefire in Yemen Saudi-led coalition declares ceasefire in Yemen
- April 12, 2020

The coalition, which launched its military intervention to support Yemen's internationally recognised government in 2015, said it was fully committed to a two-week ceasefire. "We consider the ceasefire a political and media manoeuvre", Houthi spokesman Mohamed Abdelsalam told Al Jazeera news network. It comes after Antonio Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, urged a ceasefire in all global conflicts so countries could focus on the coronavirus, and referred to Yemen in particular. (more...)
COVID-19 claims two more live in New Zealand COVID-19 claims two more live in New Zealand
- April 12, 2020

Dr Caroline McElnay, the Director of Public Health, said one was at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch, a man in his 70s from the Rosewood rest home from which a woman in her 90s had also died on Thursday. A cluster identified at a Spectrum facility caring for the intellectually disabled now had 28 cases. Dr Bloomfield said the New Zealanders returning from the Greg Mortimer cruise ship were all considered to be high-risk, considering the circumstances they were in, and would be assessed ... (more...)
Mkhize announces new directions in fight against COVID-19 Mkhize announces new directions in fight against COVID-19
- April 12, 2020

The Department of Health is reiterating the importance of social distancing at this time. No hugging, no kissing, no shaking of hands. "As the country approaches the Easter weekend, government would like to assure citizens that amongst the essential services identified in terms of the national lockdown regulations, the most critical ones within the public service will continue to operate, including health care and law enforcement", government said in a statement on Good Friday. (more...)
Gov. Abbott Plans Guidelines Next Week to Restart Texas Economy Gov. Abbott Plans Guidelines Next Week to Restart Texas Economy
- April 12, 2020

To date, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas has reached 12,186 and 248, the total number of deaths. In a decision late Friday afternoon, a three-judge panel on the U.S. "Working together, we must defeat COVID-19 with the only tool that we have available to us - we must strangle its expansion by reducing the ways that we are now transmitting it", Abbott said at the time . (more...)
UK Scientists May Have COVID-19 Vaccine Ready by September
- April 12, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is continuing to recover following his discharge from the intensive care unit at St Thomas' Hospital where he has been receiving treatment for the virus. "We have to go for it". However, there is good news. Meanwhile, Health Secretary has told Sky News that 19 NHS workers have died after contracting Covid-19, but said he is not aware of a link between the deaths and a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). (more...)

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