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Doctors: Trump's 'interesting' suggestions to kill virus will kill you Doctors: Trump's 'interesting' suggestions to kill virus will kill you
- April 24, 2020

The research also detailed what happened when the virus was treated with disinfectants (crucially, outside of the body) which revealed isopropyl alcohol was more effective than bleach. "But I'm, like, a person that has a good you-know-what", he added. Dr Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, echoed that the advice will not be a treatment. (more...)
Coronavirus: France testing whether nicotine could prevent Covid-19
- April 24, 2020

Researchers based their findings at Pitie-Salpetriere, a top Paris hospital, where they examined 343 coronavirus patients along with 139 people infected with the illness with milder symptoms. But among those at home, with a median age of 44, 5.3 percent smoked. French researchers performed a study at Pitié Salpêtrière that is part of Hôpitaux de Paris . (more...)
88% of coronavirus patients on ventilators died in NY 88% of coronavirus patients on ventilators died in NY
- April 24, 2020

Medics in NY have seen a sevenfold increase in stroke cases in people in their 30s and 40s who either had mild or no COVID-19 symptoms at all. The "association between large vessel stroke and COVID-19 disease in young patients requires further investigation", according to the researchers. (more...)
Doctors Warn COVID-19 Can Cause Strokes in People Under 50 Doctors Warn COVID-19 Can Cause Strokes in People Under 50
- April 24, 2020

The "association between large vessel stroke and COVID-19 disease in young patients requires further investigation", according to the researchers. Around 88% of patients with COVID-19 who were put on a ventilator in a NY hospital system died, according to a new study . (more...)
MEDIC Regional Blood Center Collects First COVID Convalescent Plasma Donations MEDIC Regional Blood Center Collects First COVID Convalescent Plasma Donations
- April 24, 2020

Plasma is the often-forgotten component in blood: It is the liquid part of blood , making up 55 percent of its overall content. To donate plasma, you can call the American Red Cross or your primary care physician. 'The plasma of those who have recovered from coronavirus infection has some antibodies. But plasma therapy is still not accepted as a widespread treatment option. (more...)
Hays County confirms four new cases of COVID-19 Hays County confirms four new cases of COVID-19
- April 24, 2020

Now, 1141 test results are reported negative in the county, with nine currently pending. Both facilities are taking extra precautions based on CDC guidelines and are in regular communication with Montgomery County Public Health District in adherence with state and federal law. (more...)
United States coronavirus timeline shifts three weeks earlier in wake of new disclosure
- April 24, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after it tested tissue samples. Because it can take one or two weeks between the time people get infected and when they get sick enough to die, the February 6 death suggests the virus was circulating in California in late January, if not earlier. (more...)
Trump Signs Immigration Order Featuring Numerous Exemptions
- April 24, 2020

People who are seeking Green Cards under US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are already in the country, so they are not subject to the pause. The measure is expected to stop the practice of green card holders sponsoring their extended families for permanent USA residency, which the president calls chain migration. (more...)
Remdesivir Clinical Trial in China Shows No Benefit for Coronavirus Patients Remdesivir Clinical Trial in China Shows No Benefit for Coronavirus Patients
- April 24, 2020

The study, she argued, did not observe enough patients and so does not "enable statistically meaningful conclusions". However, the drugmaker said the draft document contained "inappropriate characterizations" and called the study's findings 'inconclusive'. (more...)
Study says coronavirus infections much higher | Claremont Courier than official total Study says coronavirus infections much higher | Claremont Courier than official total
- April 24, 2020

Public health officials emphasized that the results do not mean people should stop practicing social distancing and should assume that most people are still susceptible to the virus. According to USC professor Neeraj Sood of the USC Price School for Public Policy, these antibody test results show that we are "very early in the epidemic". (more...)
'Testing, testing, testing': Epidemiologist weighs in on plan to re-open Saskatchewan
- April 24, 2020

In his provincial address Wednesday night, Moe said the plan will have five phases and he will reveal a couple of dates in May when the first could start. Other than in an allowable business, the size of public and private gatherings will remain at a maximum of 10 people. "All businesses and customers are expected to maintain physical distancing practices", the plan reads. (more...)
Coronavirus may cause sudden strokes in younger adults Coronavirus may cause sudden strokes in younger adults
- April 24, 2020

Almost all of the coronavirus patients in New York's largest hospital system had at least one underlying health condition, a new study shows. The team looked at the electronic health records of 5,700 patients with coronavirus disease hospitalized at Northwell Health . (more...)
Pfizer, BioNTech aim to start German COVID-19 vaccine trial this month Pfizer, BioNTech aim to start German COVID-19 vaccine trial this month
- April 24, 2020

U.S. companies have two in early-stage testing - Moderna's mRNA-based candidate and a DNA plasmid vaccine from Inovio. Both vaccines are aiming to recreate part of the novel coronavirus, so that the human body can learn how to fight it. (more...)
Province announces 71 new COVID-19 cases, total now at 1795 Province announces 71 new COVID-19 cases, total now at 1795
- April 24, 2020

There was one new confirmed case reported in the Vancouver Island health region, for a total of 111. One new long-term care facility outbreak has been identified - at Hawthorn Park and Orchard Manor in Kelowna. "To ease restrictions, we need a continued decline in both the number of new cases and the number of outbreaks". Until we clear that important hurdle, we can't begin to make changes. (more...)
Pritzker extending stay-at-home order through May 30 Pritzker extending stay-at-home order through May 30
- April 24, 2020

Pritzker's earlier order was set to expire April 30. -The state will begin a phased reopening of some state parks under the guidance of the department of natural resources for activities, such as hiking and fishing, and boating with no more than two people. (more...)
NY to launch probe into nursing homes over coronavirus NY to launch probe into nursing homes over coronavirus
- April 24, 2020

Without access to more testing, long term care providers are at a severe disadvantage in identifying more of these asymptomatic residents and staff, Parkinson said. On Wednesday, the governor sparked outrage when he said that "it's not our job" to provide nursing homes with PPE on grounds that they're private entities that get paid for their service. (more...)
US Government Allows First At-Home Covid-19 Test Under Emergency Use Authorization US Government Allows First At-Home Covid-19 Test Under Emergency Use Authorization
- April 23, 2020

According to a press announcement from the FDA , the LabCorp home self-collection kit " includes a specific Q-tip-style cotton swab for patients to use to collect their sample", and the agency says other cotton swabs should not be used "due to concerns with sterility and cross-reactivity". (more...)
Coronavirus death earlier than thought Coronavirus death earlier than thought
- April 23, 2020

The first report of a coronavirus-related death in the United States came February 29 in the Seattle area, although officials there later discovered that two people who had died February 26 also had the virus. Officials later attributed two February 26 deaths to the virus. "(It) shakes me up a little bit", Sepkowitz, an infectious disease specialist, told CNN Wednesday. (more...)
Coronavirus Heartbreak: 5-Year-Old Girl Dies After Two Weeks On Ventilator Coronavirus Heartbreak: 5-Year-Old Girl Dies After Two Weeks On Ventilator
- April 23, 2020

When doctors told Skylar's parents that their daughter was likely brain dead , they chose to remove her from the ventilator. Her death came less than two weeks after doctors put her on a ventilator as a precaution. We got back to the specialist, and they revealed to us that it takes the drug 48 hours to kick in and to give it some time, but since she was crying so terrible, I advised my better half we expected to take her to crisis since I simply didn't have the foggiest idea. (more...)
Government admits United Kingdom death toll is likely to 'be double' Government admits United Kingdom death toll is likely to 'be double'
- April 23, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths are those deaths registered in England and Wales in the stated week where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate as "deaths involving COVID-19". NHS England has announced 665 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19. Councillor Ian Hudspeth, chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said the latest figures are "sad and shocking". (more...)

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