Health


Donald Trump claims health chief was misquoted; he says otherwise Donald Trump claims health chief was misquoted; he says otherwise
- April 26, 2020

The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 included a first wave that was deadly and a second wave during the fall that was much worse, and Redfield recently warned that history could repeat itself with the coronavirus pandemic - that a second wave in the fall could likely be even worse than all the death and suffering that is happening now. (more...)
Dermatologist: 'COVID toes' a potential symptom of the new coronavirus
- April 26, 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. "Our report shows a seven-fold increase in the incidence of a sudden stroke in young patients during the past two weeks. (more...)
5 more long-term care home outbreaks in Ontario overnight 5 more long-term care home outbreaks in Ontario overnight
- April 25, 2020

Quebec reported 97 more deaths - with a total of 1,340 - with Premier Francois Legault pointing to the dire situation in the province's hard-hit long-term care homes and the more stable situation in the rest of the province. Both Quebec and Ontario have asked the military to help care for residents in nursing homes and Trudeau said the requests had been approved. "During these dark days, the Ontario spirit continues to shine through with everyday acts of heroism, courage, and compassion by ... (more...)
No evidence that recovered Covid-19 patients can not be reinfected, says WHO No evidence that recovered Covid-19 patients can not be reinfected, says WHO
- April 25, 2020

They are anxious that the focus on the containment of COVID-19 has led to neglect of the control of other important diseases, especially malaria, which may lead to the loss of the gains made over the years, saying disruptions to insecticide-treated net campaigns and lack of access to anti-malaria medicines could lead to a doubling in the number of malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa this year, compared to 2018. (more...)
Almost all NY coronavirus patients suffered underlying health issue, study finds Almost all NY coronavirus patients suffered underlying health issue, study finds
- April 25, 2020

Some are asymptomatic carriers who might not even know they had the virus until taking a COVID-19 test or an immunity test. Others may experience unusual symptoms like the loss of smell and taste , red eyes, or skin issues that have no other explanations. (more...)
U.S. confirms first COVID-19 fatality earlier than previous report U.S. confirms first COVID-19 fatality earlier than previous report
- April 25, 2020

Patricia Dowd died at home on February 6 in Santa Clara County, which takes in San Jose and is just south of San Francisco and the Bay Area, but her death went unreported as a coronavirus death because she was not tested. He said she was a frequent traveler but had not been anywhere before her death. "She was living the life she deserved", Cabello said. "Where did this come from if it wasn't her traveling?" Patricia may not be the first. (more...)
Google and Apple detail privacy measures ahead of coronavirus tracking tests Google and Apple detail privacy measures ahead of coronavirus tracking tests
- April 25, 2020

Apple and Google said they'd update the contact tracing software to make sure people cannot be publicly tracked. When Google and Apple announced their COVID-19 tracking tools, the corporations cited that they could disable its functionality once it is no longer needed. (more...)
WaPo: Stephen Miller detailed long-term vision for immigration ban in surrogate call WaPo: Stephen Miller detailed long-term vision for immigration ban in surrogate call
- April 25, 2020

Any immigrant whose entry would seem to be "in the national interest". The acknowledgement that immigration adversely affects job opportunities for the most vulnerable American workers, and that continuing at the current pace will inhibit the national recovery from the pandemic shutdown, is welcome. (more...)
Majority NYC coronavirus patients had underlying health issues, study says Majority NYC coronavirus patients had underlying health issues, study says
- April 25, 2020

Past studies suggest ARDS can significantly diminish people's quality of life, even after they've recovered, as it leaves irreversible scarring on the lungs. "Ten days ago, we got the go-ahead from the Centre for plasma therapy on very serious COVID-19 patients on a limited basis for trial; we did so on four patients the results of which are encouraging", Mr. (more...)
Trump says remarks about heat, light, disinfectant were sarcastic Trump says remarks about heat, light, disinfectant were sarcastic
- April 25, 2020

He also said he was asking experts to look into the effect of sunlight on the virus. But when Trump was asked about the comments during a bill signing on Friday, he said, "I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen". (more...)
More than 20% of New Yorkers have had Covid-19 - Governor
- April 25, 2020

Statewide, almost 14 per cent of New Yorkers tested positive for the antibodies. The first patients were reported in China late a year ago and autopsies in California of two people who died at home in February showed they tested positive for COVID-19. (more...)
Poultry plant in Coquitlam closed by health authority over COVID-19 Poultry plant in Coquitlam closed by health authority over COVID-19
- April 25, 2020

A poultry processing plant in Coquitlam, B.C., has been closed by Fraser Health after an outbreak of COVID-19 among its workers. In positive news, Henry announced outbreaks in 10 long-term care homes in B.C. prompting a screening of all employees. There are now 10 cases in B.C. connected to the outbreak at the Kearl Lake oilsands project in northern Alberta, and 78 linked to the Mission Institution, a federal prison. (more...)
Coronavirus: Disinfectant firm warns after Trump comments
- April 25, 2020

And he did not mention hands during his Thursday remarks. While Trump often makes confusing remarks that require significant effort to parse, the MSM covering the president have repeatedly interpreted them as uncharitably as possible. On Fox Business Network, Neil Cavuto said, "The president to his credit was clarifying that he didn't mean anything by it, that it was a sarcastic response, but he did say it yesterday and if people were leaping on that yesterday, I just shudder to think how ... (more...)
USA coronavirus timeline shifts three weeks earlier in wake of new disclosure USA coronavirus timeline shifts three weeks earlier in wake of new disclosure
- April 25, 2020

She said that back in January heath officials anxious that a small number of coronavirus illnesses might be occurring but were mistaken for flu and missed. Cody said the robust influenza season this winter, coupled with limited testing and a nascent understanding of the coronavirus, led to this late detection. (more...)
Lee Health Seeking Blood Donations for Convalescent Plasma Study Lee Health Seeking Blood Donations for Convalescent Plasma Study
- April 25, 2020

Francis Health System's chief clinical officer, Dr. Marcus Blackstone. Blood plasma from people who have recovered from the novel coronavirus can now be given to high-risk patients in the Mahoning Valley. Plasma donations are still used today , for people with autoimmune disorders, infections like Wilson's disease, and to help people who've received organ transplants to counter the effects of the bodies rejection process. (more...)
Andy Cohen Rails Against Andy Cohen Rails Against "Antiquated, Discriminatory Guidelines" Preventing Him From Donating Blood
- April 25, 2020

After recovering from COVID-19, Cohen chose to look for ways to help other people battling the coronavirus . For Andy , it all leads to antiquated stigma that's still in place, which is especially problematic at a time when 'the FDA says there is an urgent need for plasma from [Covid-19] survivors, ' as he put it. (more...)
Alberta Premier Kenney announces post-COVID economic relaunch in sight Alberta Premier Kenney announces post-COVID economic relaunch in sight
- April 25, 2020

More details on the relaunch of the economy are expected to be released next week. This brings the province's known total to 3,401. Of these cases, 70 people have been hospitalized and 18 have been admitted to intensive care units. "Knowing in plain language what types of personal information may be collected, how that information will be used and in what circumstances it will be disclosed will assist people in choosing to opt-in to using the app", she wrote in a statement. (more...)
Malaria deaths could double in Africa - WHO warns Malaria deaths could double in Africa - WHO warns
- April 25, 2020

Meanwhile, WHO warned there were "worrying upward trends" of coronavirus cases in countries in Africa and central and South America. More than 2.62 million cases have been reported worldwide as deaths have surpassed the 182,000 mark, according to data compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. (more...)
FDA Warns of Risks with Trump-Promoted Malaria Drug FDA Warns of Risks with Trump-Promoted Malaria Drug
- April 24, 2020

Apart from these drugs, the use of convalescent plasma from cured patients to treat the infected has also shown early promise and trials of it are being conducted in India. Several weeks later, the French study's publisher said the paper "did not meet its standards" because it excluded data on patients who did not respond well to the treatment. (more...)
Coronavirus: US reports over 850,000 positive cases Coronavirus: US reports over 850,000 positive cases
- April 24, 2020

The U.S. death and confirmed cases totals are far higher than any other country. There are more than 2.6 million COVID-19 cases around the world and more than 1,85,000 deaths, according to the data. -New York's cases rose 2.5% to 269,756, according to the Johns Hopkins and Bloomberg News data. European countries such as Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom have also been hit hard by the pandemic. (more...)

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