Health


Pregnant NHS nurse who contracted coronavirus has died Pregnant NHS nurse who contracted coronavirus has died
- April 16, 2020

According to the news site, Agyapong had no other serious health conditions. According to doctors her symptoms got worse after it was thought that she was recovering leading to her death. Over 90,600 tests for Covid-19 have been performed here, latest figures show, and a backlog of 11,000 tests is due to be eliminated by the end of this week. (more...)
UIHC begins clinical trial of plasma transfusions to treat COVID-19 UIHC begins clinical trial of plasma transfusions to treat COVID-19
- April 16, 2020

UPMC has enrolled in a national clinical trial hoping to provide patients with a potential therapy for COVID-19 , called "convalescent plasma". Further research will be carried out on the optimal timing and dosage of the convalescent plasma treatment , according to CNBG. (more...)
China, European Union lash Donald Trump's decision to freeze World Health Organization funding China, European Union lash Donald Trump's decision to freeze World Health Organization funding
- April 16, 2020

Amid confusion over what the correct response to the pandemic is, Canadian opposition members have raised concerns that the WHO's reluctance to appear critical of China has in turn put Canadians' health at risk. Trump's decision comes amid the worst global pandemic in decades and as he tries deflecting criticism of his administration's handling of the virus in the United States. (more...)
UK Deaths 15% Higher Than Seasonal Average UK Deaths 15% Higher Than Seasonal Average
- April 16, 2020

The Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said that Ms Agyapong tested positive on April 5 and was admitted to the hospital she worked at on April 7. The department, meanwhile, recorded 14 new fatalities. "The latest comparable data for deaths involving Covid-19 with a date of death up to April 3, show there were 6,235 deaths in England and Wales". (more...)
China says 'seriously concerned' by USA freeze of World Health Organization funds
- April 16, 2020

CNN reported Wednesday that the administration is looking for new ways to allocate that money, which would leave the World Health Organization without tens of millions of dollars from its largest donor. Of particular note are comments by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Trudeau said Trump has not asked Canada to adjust its contributions to the World Health Organization - $17.5 million for 2020, paid in full, along with an additional $15 million since February 11 specifically ... (more...)
Ten additional COVID-19 cases in Douglas County, one new death Ten additional COVID-19 cases in Douglas County, one new death
- April 16, 2020

Riley County has had 159 COVID-19 tests return negative for coronavirus, and 12 tests are pending results, along with 26 individuals being monitored for symptoms. KDHE's online map noted that 1,069 Douglas County residents have been tested for the disease so far. On Wednesday afternoon, KDHE's online map stated that the number of cases in Douglas County was 41. (more...)
Trump says US likely 'passed the peak' of coronavirus cases
- April 16, 2020

Andrew M. Cuomo has insisted that the crisis requires him to be above politics and partisanship. "The good news is we showed we can change the curve", Cuomo said. While the state DOH did not provide information regarding where these tests would take place, Cuomo did say drive-through locations would be preferred compared to the current hospital testing, but cautioned that it is now unclear how that operation would be brought to scale. (more...)
BC health officials report 44 new coronavirus cases, three more deaths BC health officials report 44 new coronavirus cases, three more deaths
- April 16, 2020

The province's total of deaths is now at 75. A limited-edition shoe honouring Dr. Bonnie Henry will be released by a Vancouver designer with proceeds going to the fight against COVID-19. There are now 4 people in hospital in the Northern Health region. Close to 60,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far. Across B.C., 942 people have recovered. (more...)
Pastor Who Held Packed Service Dies Of CoronavirusGuardian Life Pastor Who Held Packed Service Dies Of CoronavirusGuardian Life
- April 16, 2020

She added that Wyoming must take this threat seriously, because anyone who is sick can pass the virus on to others, and that's why it's critical that everyone do their part to help reduce the spread of the disease. "This is not a joke", Luiten said. Her colleagues gathered to cheer and applaud as she was wheeled out of the intensive care unit. "Please be in prayer with us for Mother Marcietia Glenn , our first family and the NDEC church family". (more...)
NY orders nursing homes to report coronavirus cases, deaths to residents’ families NY orders nursing homes to report coronavirus cases, deaths to residents’ families
- April 16, 2020

Now the UK Government only publishes COVID-19 deaths where the person has died in hospital. At least 32 people associated with OR senior care homes have died from the new coronavirus - making up the majority of the state's death toll from the disease, according a state list released Tuesday, April 14. (more...)
TBMP announces further cruise line cancellations for 2020 TBMP announces further cruise line cancellations for 2020
- April 16, 2020

With the wellbeing of its guests and team members as its top priority and in line with direction from health experts and government officials, Disney Cruise Line has chose to extend the suspension of Disney Magic departures through Sunday, June 7, 2020. (more...)
China approves two experimental coronavirus vaccines to enter trials China approves two experimental coronavirus vaccines to enter trials
- April 16, 2020

American company Moderna Inc . and Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc . have also made significant progress in the development of vaccines, despite the fact that neither one of them had not engaged in creation of such preparations. Sanofi is contributing a spike or "S" protein found on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 that could be used as an antigen, and GSK is bringing its pandemic vaccine adjuvant platform. (more...)
Trudeau Announces Even More Canadians Can Now Apply For CERB Trudeau Announces Even More Canadians Can Now Apply For CERB
- April 15, 2020

From April 15, the funding will also become available to seasonal workers, people whose EI has run out, and those earning less than $1,000 per month. The federal government is also throwing a lifeline to artists and creators who are struggling during this time. (more...)
Cloth masks will prevent touching face, reducing transmission of COVID-19
- April 15, 2020

Given that many people with Covid-19 do not show any symptoms for the first days after they are infected, masks clearly have a potential role to play if everyone wears them. "While the current specific research is limited, the results of available studies are consistent with aerosolization of virus from normal breathing", he said. (more...)
COVID-19 is 10 times deadlier than swine flu: WHO Head COVID-19 is 10 times deadlier than swine flu: WHO Head
- April 15, 2020

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Twitter that the accusations against the WHO were "not helpful" at a time the world needed closer global cooperation to combat the novel coronavirus . Trump has said the World Health Organization failed to act on credible reports from sources in China's Wuhan province, where the virus was first identified in December, that conflicted with Beijing's account of the spread. (more...)
We May Need To Social Distance Until 2022 According To Harvard Study We May Need To Social Distance Until 2022 According To Harvard Study
- April 15, 2020

Researchers from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health released a study in the Science journal that projects the transmission rate for COVID-19 post-pandemic, or rather, after the most severe wave of the pandemic, over the course of the next five years. (more...)
COVID-19 '10 times' deadlier than 2009 flu COVID-19 '10 times' deadlier than 2009 flu
- April 15, 2020

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from Geneva that the organisation was constantly learning about the new virus sweeping the globe, which has now killed almost 115,000 people and infected over 1.8 million. (more...)
Fatality rate of COVID-19 to increase in Canada Fatality rate of COVID-19 to increase in Canada
- April 15, 2020

On Monday, the number of deaths climbed again to 734. Scotland today reported a further 84 deaths, while Wales has recorded 60 new deaths and Northern Ireland has posted six, for a combined rise of 150 for those three nations. In England, eight people died with suspected coronavirus at Green Heys Care Home in Waterloo, Merseyside. Director Maureen Sim said staff felt they had lost "extended family". (more...)
Recovered COVID-19 patient donates plasma Recovered COVID-19 patient donates plasma
- April 15, 2020

In another case of healthcare personnel being attacked while on COVID-19 duty, a doctor was allegedly assaulted by the son of a man under quarantine at the isolation ward of a hospital in Hyderabad. "I'm just giving blood, it's all I'm doing". "I was so sick at times, I had a hard time getting a grasp on what was going on". Anna Grace Downs , a 26-year-old medical student who recovered with coronavirus at Baptist Health Lexington, donated her plasma Tuesday at Kentucky Blood Center in ... (more...)
Social distancing might need to continue until 2022
- April 15, 2020

Even in the event of apparent elimination, COVID-19 surveillance should be maintained since a resurgence in contagion could be possible as late as 2024, according to the study. "Experience from China, Italy, and the United States demonstrates that Covid-19 can overwhelm even the healthcare capacities of well-resourced nations With no pharmaceutical treatments available, interventions have focused on contact tracing, quarantine, and social distancing". (more...)

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