Health


Almost All Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Had Another Illness
- April 23, 2020

Overall, 88 percent of the patients treated at Northwell Health died after receiving mechanical ventilation, Dr. Safiya Richardson at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and her colleagues found. However, it may also cause strokes in patients under 50. However, in two weeks, they have treated five stroke patients. Younger patients with seemingly mild symptoms might not seek medical care for various reasons until they suddenly suffer strokes, according to the reports. (more...)
MHRA approves COVID-19 vaccine trial in 7 working days MHRA approves COVID-19 vaccine trial in 7 working days
- April 23, 2020

OurCrowd , the world's largest crowdfunding venture investment platform, based in Jerusalem, today announced that it would lead a $12 million investment in the newly formed MigVax Corp ., which will develop a novel COVID-19 vaccine. Novel coronavirus vaccine trials in humans have also been approved in the US and China. Earlier in April, a vaccine, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which began trials with volunteers who ... (more...)
Coronavirus: Woman's 'privilege' to be part of vaccine trial Coronavirus: Woman's 'privilege' to be part of vaccine trial
- April 23, 2020

He also reiterated an earlier commitment to provide financial support to build manufacturing capacity for coronavirus vaccines, so stocks can be built up quickly if they prove effective in clinical testing. "We are all wishing Professor Gilbert and her team at Oxford University success with the science". The Jenner Institute team at Oxford revealed that it's starting the production of the vaccine before completion of the trial and wants about a million doses ready to be send out by ... (more...)
CDC Confirms 1st Coronavirus Fatality Occurred February 6, Weeks Earlier than Thought
- April 23, 2020

Those deaths probably represent many, many more infections. Officials later found that two people in the Seattle area who died on February 26 also had the virus. There's new information tonight that the first coronavirus death in the United States actually happened 20 days earlier than previously thought. Dr. (more...)
Donald Trump signs immigration ban, but exempts H1-B professional visa-holders Donald Trump signs immigration ban, but exempts H1-B professional visa-holders
- April 23, 2020

The short break on the arrival of those granted permanent residency, according to Trump , "will protect the solvency of our health care system" overwhelmed by the pandemic. Here are some of the most significant immigration changes the US government has already made in response to the pandemic, even before the announcement of the new order. (more...)
Britain to fund coronavirus vaccine studies Britain to fund coronavirus vaccine studies
- April 23, 2020

Professor Robin Shattock, who leads Imperial College London's effort, said it would be available next year before the vaccine could be rolled out around the world. After all, the best way to defeat coronavirus is through a vaccine, a sentiment echoed by the UN . She said: "I would say quite honestly we have surpassed ourselves and are doing absolutely everything we can to get a vaccine made, trialled, proved to be safe and to the public as quickly as possible". (more...)
Covid-19: Malaysia’s Dr Amalina recruiting volunteers for UK’s first vaccine trials
- April 23, 2020

The National Institute of Health (NIH) in collaboration with China has chose to conduct clinical trials of inactivated novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in the country, The Nation learnt on Wednesday. MIGAL's interdisciplinary vaccine development team has been collaborating for several years on other vaccine development projects and is highly qualified to carry out this project. (more...)
Two Pet Cats Test Positive For COVID-19 In New York Two Pet Cats Test Positive For COVID-19 In New York
- April 23, 2020

The pet cats, who live in NY state, had mild respiratory illness before being diagnosed with the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended people not allow their pets to interact with humans outside of their home, to keep cats indoors when possible, keeping dogs on a leash and 6 feet apart from other people and animals and to avoid dog parks. (more...)
April: COVID-19 vaccine trials April: COVID-19 vaccine trials
- April 23, 2020

The Imperial candidate has been developed by a team led by Professor Robin Shattock and is an mRNA vaccine against the S protein on SARS-CoV-2 - using a similar approach to a vaccine developed by United States biotech Moderna which is already in clinical trials. (more...)
Drones May Help Police In COVID Crisis Drones May Help Police In COVID Crisis
- April 23, 2020

Fairfield County is adjacent to New York City, which has the most confirmed cases of coronavirus in the USA -more than 138,500-surpassing the number of confirmed cases reported in China's Hubei province, where the outbreak originated. "By teaming up with Draganfly and the UniSA team led by Defence Chair of Sensor Systems Professor Javaan Chahl, we are able to remotely look at valuable lifesaving data and better manage current and future health emergencies". (more...)
WHO Denies COVID-19 Created In Wuhan Lab WHO Denies COVID-19 Created In Wuhan Lab
- April 23, 2020

Chaib added, "It is probable, likely that the virus is of animal origin", and noted that an intermediate animal host "certainly" held the virus before its transmission to humans. This has put the spotlight on China's wet markets, with growing calls to shut them down entirely. But the US and China - in conflict on issues ranging from trade, the global expansion of Huawei's 5G technology, the status of Taiwan and China's muscular military presence in the South China Sea - have traded ... (more...)
United Kingdom royals publish photos of Prince Louis to mark second birthday United Kingdom royals publish photos of Prince Louis to mark second birthday
- April 23, 2020

In the snapshots, little Louis flashes his pearly whites and shows off his rainbow handprint art. All were taken this month by the Duchess of Cambridge , Kensington Palace said. London Children's Hospital has recently taken up the initiative to treat adult COVID-19 patients and in the midst of the chaos they just received a letter of support by their royal patron, Kate Middleton on Monday. (more...)
The coronavirus 'likely' came from bats, not a lab The coronavirus 'likely' came from bats, not a lab
- April 23, 2020

The director of a maximum security laboratory in China's coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan has rejected claims that it could be the source of the outbreak, calling it "impossible". US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley noted that US intelligence agencies have said that the virus likely came about naturally and was not made in a Chinese lab , but they are not certain of anything yet. (more...)
Premier scheduled to make announcement as Ontario battles COVID-19 Premier scheduled to make announcement as Ontario battles COVID-19
- April 23, 2020

It wasn't immediately clear if the Canadian Armed Forces would agree to the government's request. "This point-in-time testing will enable homes, PHUs, and the province to better understand the prevalence of COVID-19 in long-term care homes and inform future planning", the officials write. (more...)
Witness led police to gunman in Canada mass shooting Witness led police to gunman in Canada mass shooting
- April 23, 2020

Leather said it was between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. the following day that police received information the shooter was dressed as an RCMP officer and driving a fake police cruiser. On Tuesday, police confirmed the rampage had left 22 victims, including neighbours, a family of three, a teacher, two nurses, two correctional officers and an RCMP officer. (more...)
United Kingdom minister downplays data on extent of COVID deaths away from hospitals
- April 23, 2020

And Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that 15 social care workers had died in the pandemic. "I've seen this 40 percent figure, I asked the team about it before coming here and that is not an accurate representation of those figures", Hancock said during the government's daily coronavirus news conference at Downing Street. (more...)
Coronavirus Has Mutated into at Least 30 Variants, Shows China Study Coronavirus Has Mutated into at Least 30 Variants, Shows China Study
- April 23, 2020

A previous study indicated that the predominant strains in NY, the USA state hit hardest by the virus, were imported from Europe. The researchers compared the contagiousness (the infectiousness) and virulence (the severity of the called lesions) in different strains and found that the viral load on the organism they have different 270 times. (more...)
FDA clears first Covid-19 test with at-home sample collection FDA clears first Covid-19 test with at-home sample collection
- April 23, 2020

The LabCorp kit includes a specific Q-tip-style cotton nasal swab for patients to use to collect their sample. Along those lines, the FDA on Tuesday announced its approval of the first at-home coronavirus testing kit, allowing patients to gather their own samples to be sent off to a lab for analysis. (more...)
UK's Whitty: Incredibly small chance of effective coronavirus vaccine in next year UK's Whitty: Incredibly small chance of effective coronavirus vaccine in next year
- April 23, 2020

It will be the best combination that maximises the outlooks but it's going to take a long time and I think we need to be aware of that". Whitty explained that any alterations must ensure the R value, or the average number of cases spread by an infected person, stays below one otherwise the NHS will be quickly overwhelmed by a rapid spread. (more...)
2 pet cats in NY test positive for COVID-19 2 pet cats in NY test positive for COVID-19
- April 23, 2020

Neither the CDC nor the Agriculture Department identified where the cats reside in NY state, but they do not live in the same area. Both had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery. Officials say these are the first pets in the country that have tested positive for the virus. We don't want people to be afraid of pets, or to rush to test them en masse. (more...)

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