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Coronavirus second wave may be even worse: US health chief Coronavirus second wave may be even worse: US health chief
- April 22, 2020

Robert Redfield spoke with the Washington Post and said, "There's a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more hard than the one we just went through..." In an interview with The Washington Post , Redfield said another outbreak of the novel coronavirus in winter could be more disastrous because of the strain it would place on hospitals, even if preparation and treatment options improve. (more...)
All Non-Essential June Events Have Been Cancelled In NYC All Non-Essential June Events Have Been Cancelled In NYC
- April 22, 2020

New York City has lost 9,101 residents to confirmed coronavirus deaths, and potentially 4,582 more to "probable" virus deaths, according to the city Health Department. Another user photoshopped the video of de Blasio announcing the tip line, adding a Kaiser mustache to his lip and a Schutzstaffel Nazi logo to his suit jacket, with the words 'Message from the Furor [sic]' written in the top left-hand corner. (more...)
Facebook-powered virus 'heat map' unveiled
- April 22, 2020

Facebook has launched an interactive map based on self-reported symptoms of the Chinese virus, showing the number of reported symptoms per USA county. Still, does Facebook have any credibility when it comes to privacy? The map shows what percentage of people living in each county in the USA has reported symptoms of the virus, with the counties colored red and the shade getting lighter or darker depending on how many report symptoms. (more...)
President Trump takes jab at Gov President Trump takes jab at Gov
- April 22, 2020

The governor said the tests were bought from a company called LabGenomics, and a Korean Airlines plane arrived at Baltimore-Washington airport on Saturday with the shipment. Over the weekend, Hogan called the president's claim that states have enough tests to reopen their economies "not accurate". The president suggested it was an unwise investment. (more...)
Johnson tells Trump he is 'on the road to recovery' from coronavirus Johnson tells Trump he is 'on the road to recovery' from coronavirus
- April 22, 2020

But No 10 said his call with the US President would be "an opportunity for an update on the response of G7 countries" to the pandemic. Britain's prime minister phoned his American counterpart overnight, discussing continued UK-US cooperation in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. (more...)
Coronavirus: Bay Area deaths in February were first in U.S. Coronavirus: Bay Area deaths in February were first in U.S.
- April 22, 2020

Tissue samples taken from two individuals who died in Santa Clara County, Calif., tested positive for the virus, local health officials said in a statement . That means social distancing measures are more important than ever, as it's likely harder than ever to identify who might be a passive carrier of the virus that leads to COVID-19 without realizing it. (more...)
Coronavirus second wave may be even worse: U.S. health chief
- April 22, 2020

In an interview with the Washington Post , Redfield said that another outbreak of the novel coronavirus outbreak next winter could be more disastrous because of the strain it would place on hospitals, even if preparation and treatment options improve. (more...)
COVID-19 outbreak at United Poultry Company in Vancouver COVID-19 outbreak at United Poultry Company in Vancouver
- April 22, 2020

There are 40 confirmed cases of the virus in the province's Northern Health region.Throughout the province, 109 people remain in hospital with the virus, 51 of them in critical care. I think there's lots of innovative ways that we can have in-restaurant dining that protects both the staff as well as people who are coming in. "And I'm looking to industry to come up with those ideas of how this could work". (more...)
Facebook Revealed: Interactive Maps That Tracks COVID-19 Cases Facebook Revealed: Interactive Maps That Tracks COVID-19 Cases
- April 22, 2020

They took responses to the survey and combined them with other information including medical claims and testing to make estimates about disease activity that are more comprehensive than those made from positive coronavirus tests alone, the release said. (more...)
U.S. Senate approves new 480 billion pandemic relief plan
- April 22, 2020

Senate Republicans applauded a deal to refund the relief to coronavirus-stricken businesses on Tuesday after 12 days of delays they blamed on Democratic stalling. The interim bill originally only included $250 billion to expand the PPP for small business grants, which ran dry of its original $350 billion less than two weeks after the program launched and applications were opened. (more...)
Microsoft launches new 'Plasma Bot' to help with COVID-19 treatment Microsoft launches new 'Plasma Bot' to help with COVID-19 treatment
- April 22, 2020

North Dakota is now doing the same. After Centre's nod, hospital prepares to assess therapyIn a significant development, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (under Directorate General of Health Services), Government of India, has granted permission for plasma treatment to Dr Vishal Rao, HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology . (more...)
Cuomo: Parts of New York State Will Reopen Before Others Cuomo: Parts of New York State Will Reopen Before Others
- April 22, 2020

Total statewide hospitalizations have slowly dropped to 16,076, more than 2,000 below a week ago. Instead of focusing on when New York's economy will be able to reopen for residents to get back to work, Gov. Charlie Baker on Saturday. "Nobody disagrees that we want to get out of this situation", Cuomo said . He says the manufacturers get reagents from out of the country, something that the federal government would be smart to handle. (more...)
COVID-19 symptoms map shows where people are feeling sick
- April 22, 2020

The survey from CMU Delphi Research Center asks people to self-report symptoms associated with COVID-19 or the flu that they or anyone in their household has experienced in the last 24 hours. "If we use it responsibly, I'm optimistic that data can help the world respond to this health crisis and get us started on the road to recovery". Last week, nearly 600,000 users of the Google Opinion Rewards and AdMob apps were answering another CMU survey each day. (more...)
US CDC reports 746625 coronavirus cases, 39083 deaths US CDC reports 746625 coronavirus cases, 39083 deaths
- April 22, 2020

A potential second wave of the novel coronavirus late in the year would likely be more deadly as it would overlap with flu season, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) head Robert Redfield told The Washington Post Tuesday. Redfield said the US had been spared a much worse outbreak due to COVID-19 hitting the nation when the seasonal flu was on the decline. When asked about the protests and the subsequent calls to open states earlier, Redfield said that "it's not helpful". (more...)
Hospital in Karnataka gets nod for plasma therapy trials
- April 22, 2020

Both adult and pediatric patients are eligible for this protocol. So far, 17 patients have been treated with the plasma, and doctors are awaiting on FDA approval for further treatments. As of April 15, five AdventHealth patients had received plasma therapy, he said. The Plasma Bot and donor recruitment platform now live on the CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance website , though Microsoft plans to "maximize awareness" by sharing it through other web, social, and search channels. (more...)
Novartis, US drug regulators agree to malaria drug trial against COVID-19 Novartis, US drug regulators agree to malaria drug trial against COVID-19
- April 22, 2020

The study - backed by the National Institutes of Health and the University of Virginia - marked the largest of its kind on the controversial drug but has not been reviewed by other scientists. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers report. However, despite some encouraging accounts from patients and doctors, the drug's effects on COVID-19 patients have not been studied enough yet to certainly determine whether it is a broadly effective ... (more...)
COVID-19 vaccine not guaranteed, says leading world health expert COVID-19 vaccine not guaranteed, says leading world health expert
- April 21, 2020

Sir Patrick Vallance has warned that expectations should not be raised that a coronavirus vaccine will be found any time soon. They have got the combined financial backing of the two of the United Kingdom's biggest national research bodies - National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). (more...)
Beauty spa owner charged with fraud for alleged COVID-19 cure caims Beauty spa owner charged with fraud for alleged COVID-19 cure caims
- April 21, 2020

In an advertising email message reviewed by the FBI , Staley's purported medical package included dosages of hydroxychloroquine, antibacterial drug Azithromycin , antianxiety treatments, intravenous drips, and the use of a medical hyperbaric oxygen chamber. (more...)
Do It Yourself: Home Virus Test Just Approved by FDA
- April 21, 2020

Opening up at-home testing (even via just sample collection, vs. full at-home test administration) is a big step in terms of a change in the way the agency has operated thus far. A coronavirus test site administrator wears personal protective equipment while collecting diagnostic samples outside an urgent care clinic in Los Angeles on April 13. (more...)
Chinese scientist warns Covid-19 has mutated into 33 more strains Chinese scientist warns Covid-19 has mutated into 33 more strains
- April 21, 2020

The new research was carried out by Professor Li Lanjuan and colleagues from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China , and their study report is now available on Sunday's edition of medRxiv.org. Although both recovered, the elder patient required treatment in a hospital's intensive care unit. About 60 percent of them, or 19, were new. However in the rest of America was recorded mostly less risky strains, among which can be the strain from Wuhan, where the virus itself. (more...)

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