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CDC finds that COVID-19 could travel on shoes CDC finds that COVID-19 could travel on shoes
- April 15, 2020

At the moment Britain tests the first five residents who have symptoms but health minister Matt Hancock said that would be expanded as laboratory capacity is boosted. The following day investigators arrested a 39-year-old surveyor from Uxbridge, west London, with 250 testing kits, that he planned to sell to construction workers. (more...)
Social distancing until 2022? Scientists say it's possible without a vaccine Social distancing until 2022? Scientists say it's possible without a vaccine
- April 15, 2020

Furthermore, the Harvard study used simulations to point out that "intermittent distancing measures may be the only way to avoid overwhelming critical care capacity while building population immunity". But how the virus spreads over the next five years depends mostly on how long a recovered person's immunity lasts. That virus caused the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s, and was largerly eradicated after causing a brief pandemic. (more...)
Indian-Americans show recovery from COVID-19 after plasma therapy Indian-Americans show recovery from COVID-19 after plasma therapy
- April 15, 2020

They had an argument after two other patients in the ward tested positive for coronavirus . Of these, at least 40 are Muslims, said the report citing sources. "The fact is that when we face a pandemic, no one is prepared [to deal with it], but the medical staff's priority is to save the lives of critically ill patients", he explained, Mehr reported on Tuesday. (more...)
CIA Warns Workforce Against Anti-Malaria Drug Promoted by Trump CIA Warns Workforce Against Anti-Malaria Drug Promoted by Trump
- April 15, 2020

Of particular concern is the risk for patients to develop serious heart problems. The question appeared on the Central Intelligence Agency website not long after Trump began touting hydroxychloroquine as a possible "gift from God" and "a big game changer" in combating the novel coronavirus in the U.S., which now has more than 598,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and has suffered at least 25,239 related deaths from the disease. (more...)
USA approves first saliva-based coronavirus test USA approves first saliva-based coronavirus test
- April 15, 2020

Rutgers University researchers said the saliva test could help with the testing and personal protective equipment shortage, according to a statement . It's the same type of molecular analysis already being used in New Jersey. The Rutgers lab can now process 10,000 patient samples per day, according to Mr Brooks. (more...)
Nebraska COVID-19 Cases Surpass 900 With 20 Deaths Nebraska COVID-19 Cases Surpass 900 With 20 Deaths
- April 15, 2020

There was no additional information about the two new COVID-19 cases in the Tuesday release, including sex of each person, their ages and whether they are recovering at home or in the hospital. In the city of DeKalb, there are between 16 and 20 cases (up from Monday's range), while Sycamore has between six and 10 cases, according to the county health department. (more...)
Coronavirus Social Distancing May Be Needed Until 2022, Harvard Research Reveals Coronavirus Social Distancing May Be Needed Until 2022, Harvard Research Reveals
- April 15, 2020

The paper adds to the growing amount of scientific evidence suggesting the virus, now plaguing much of the globe, will not behave like its "closest cousin, SARS-CoV-1". And a resurgence in Covid-19 might happen as far sooner or later as 2025. Under one modelled scenario "the social distancing was so effective that virtually no population immunity is built", the paper said, hence the need for an intermittent approach. (more...)
China approves two experimental COVID-19 vaccines for clinical trials China approves two experimental COVID-19 vaccines for clinical trials
- April 15, 2020

No new cases and deaths have been reported from Wuhan city, where the virus first emerged last December, the NHC said. Hot on their heels, US-based biotech startups Inovio Pharmaceuticals and Moderna have both started human testing as well. (more...)
Coronavirus social distancing may need to continue into 2022, study says Coronavirus social distancing may need to continue into 2022, study says
- April 15, 2020

The model then incorporated the COVID-19 coronavirus , using the other two viruses as a means of patterning the behavior of the third. They say the virus could be effectively eliminated after an outbreak if immunity is permanent. "We have both a disgusting number of deaths and a wrecked economy". "Unlike those seasonal coronaviruses, most of the population remains susceptible, and that overwhelms the modest declines in transmission in the summer". (more...)
U.S. coronavirus deaths top 25,000 as confirmed cases near 600,000
- April 15, 2020

Final decision coming soon, says Trump. After weeks of saying he would leave major decisions about imposing restrictions in the hands of states, Trump claimed his power to ease them was absolute. Peter Navarro, White House trade adviser, warned on Monday that a prolonged shutdown could be more detrimental to the United States than the virus itself. (more...)
China approves two experimental coronavirus vaccines to enter clinical trials China approves two experimental coronavirus vaccines to enter clinical trials
- April 15, 2020

Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Two others are also now being tested in human subjects. US company Inovio Pharmaceuticals is also conducting human trials and is working with Chinese researchers to begin a study with the drug in China . (more...)
Coronavirus Could Spread From Shoes — CDC Coronavirus Could Spread From Shoes — CDC
- April 15, 2020

Redfield also said that before the stay-at-home measures are lifted so businesses can reopen, widespread testing needs to be available for those who've contracted the virus and others who might have immunity. Before relaxing the lockdown, swift isolation and contact tracing were needed. Reed said the donation builds on "Hyundai's unyielding commitment to Montgomery and the greater central Alabama community". (more...)
Coronavirus: Infections among Toronto’s homeless growing with 30 positive cases Coronavirus: Infections among Toronto’s homeless growing with 30 positive cases
- April 15, 2020

By detecting antibodies, the study has the potential to reveal the true mortality and infection rates of the coronavirus . Total coronavirus cases in United Kingdom reached to 93,873. Tomaszewski said the communication from the care home has been insufficient. There have been 68 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in long term care homes in Toronto and one in a retirement home, she said. (more...)
Rep. Amash May Challenge Trump in Presidential Election Rep. Amash May Challenge Trump in Presidential Election
- April 15, 2020

Reps. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.), Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and Justin Amash (I-Mich.) introduced a one-sentence resolution on Tuesday pushing back on President Trump's claims that he has total authority over when states can begin to ease the restrictions put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (more...)
Florida ER doctor loses custody of daughter after treating COVID-19 patients Florida ER doctor loses custody of daughter after treating COVID-19 patients
- April 15, 2020

A friend who had access to Gretchen's home went inside with officers to check on her, but she was nowhere to be found, according to the arrest report . Family members called Jupiter Police on March 25 and reported the 51-year-old missing, expressing concern that her estranged husband , David Anthony, may have had something to do with her disappearance, according to police. (more...)
Donald Trump will not fire Anthony Fauci over USA coronavirus response comments Donald Trump will not fire Anthony Fauci over USA coronavirus response comments
- April 15, 2020

Fauci, who has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, is facing criticism from conservatives after he said in an interview with CNN on Sunday morning that more lives could have been saved if stay-at-home measures were implemented earlier. (more...)
Sixth COVID-19 case reported in Bureau County Sixth COVID-19 case reported in Bureau County
- April 15, 2020

Sandy Martin, Jackson County Health Officer states, "Each of us has a personal responsibility to prevent the spread of this virus in our community". He told us everyone who lives or works there, about 80 people, has now been tested, with 40 people coming back positive for COVID-19. (more...)
Covid-19 death toll is falling 15% short Covid-19 death toll is falling 15% short
- April 15, 2020

Their definition is also clear, so the limitations of the data can be understood. Almost half of all deaths in London are being caused by coronavirus , figures have revealed. The ONS said the total number of deaths registered was the highest weekly total since it started compiling such data in 2005. Of the 16,387 deaths, around a fifth (3,475) mentioned "novel coronavirus". (more...)
New York City revises coronavirus death toll to add 3,700 more deaths New York City revises coronavirus death toll to add 3,700 more deaths
- April 15, 2020

New York state had already enacted a moratorium on evictions, but de Blasio said the state must extend the measure for at least 60 days after the crisis ends to ensure New York City doesn't face a sudden wave in evictions once the coronavirus subsides. (more...)
Can BCG Vaccine Stop Corona's Effect? Know what World Health Organization says Can BCG Vaccine Stop Corona's Effect? Know what World Health Organization says
- April 14, 2020

More than 140,000 people were killed by measles in 2018, the majority children and babies, according to the WHO. Measles cases have surged in recent years despite there being a safe and effective vaccine available for over 50 years. "We are therefore urging countries to prepare and plan now for intensive catch-up vaccinations once physical distancing restrictions are lifted". (more...)

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