Health


No timeline for the phased reopening of the Ontario economy No timeline for the phased reopening of the Ontario economy
- April 29, 2020

The website says 10,852 tests have been completed in the last day. That brings the total of cases in the province to 14,856, a 2.9 per cent increase over Sunday's total, a third day of falling growth rates. "But as I have said before - any death is a tragedy - it's something that has happened". Canadians can expect to see more testing in their workplaces, as well as specific measures and equipment to guard against COVID-19. (more...)
Coronavirus: Wales care home and hospital deaths pass 1,000 Coronavirus: Wales care home and hospital deaths pass 1,000
- April 29, 2020

The publication, which does not include deaths in Scotland and Northern Ireland, comes amid concern about under-reporting of deaths from coronavirus , as Britain now only publishes daily tolls of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in hospital. (more...)
Governor asks all Kentuckians to wear masks in public Governor asks all Kentuckians to wear masks in public
- April 28, 2020

Beshear said there were 87 new cases and one probable case of COVID-19 Monday for a total of 4,146. "Because of your work, we have saved countless - I believe thousands of lives already", he said. Beshear said someone filed as rapper Tupac Shakur, and even though they probably thought it was amusing, it slows the claims process down. "For instance, we had somebody apply for unemployment for Tupac Shakur", a rapper who was shot to death in Las Vegas. (more...)
Lockdown in Texas will end on April 30, says Governor Greg Abbott Lockdown in Texas will end on April 30, says Governor Greg Abbott
- April 28, 2020

Philip Huang and other prominent physicians to review Abbott's executive order to reopen. Barbershops, hair salons, bars and gyms are to remain closed until at least mid-May, the governor said. "While it may be OK for other parts of Texas , it is not good in Paris". Portugal said she understands the need to get the Texas economy going again and understands the governor's executive order is now law. (more...)
216 new COVID-19 cases reported across Alberta
- April 28, 2020

Of all cases, there are now 87 people hospitalized and 20 in ICU, with 1,664 people recovered. Rick Wilson, minister of Indigenous Relations, announced Monday at the daily provincial briefing that 14 cases have been confirmed in Eden Valley, and another has been found in Morley. (more...)
Ontario unveils broad outline for reopening economy in three stages
- April 28, 2020

Stage three would include having all workplaces open and further relaxing rules on public gatherings, though large ones such as sports events and concerts would still be restricted. The government and Members of Provincial Parliament will lead discussions with business associations, chambers of commerce, municipal leaders, the post secondary sector, corporate leaders, small business owners, community and social service providers, Indigenous partners, Franco-Ontarians, entrepreneurs and others. (more...)
CDC recommends social distancing for dogs, cats, other animals CDC recommends social distancing for dogs, cats, other animals
- April 28, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) is recommending that people use the social distancing guidelines with their pets as they would with their family members. According to the Washington D.C. - based Pet Food Institute, with a regional office in The Bahamas, while the extra time may appear to be the cat's meow, it can zap the excitement that comes with a daily routine of mealtime rituals, greetings at the end of a workday and a walk in the park meeting up with other dogs ... (more...)
Oxford-developed vaccine protects monkeys from coronavirus
- April 28, 2020

As the world is scrambling to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, Oxford's Jenner Institute, which got a headstart following the progress in its clinical trials, is now hoping that first few million doses of the vaccine could be made available by September - which is months ahead of projections of when such a vaccine would be ready. (more...)
BC to look at opening long-term care facilities to visits from family BC to look at opening long-term care facilities to visits from family
- April 28, 2020

The funding will give Family Caregivers of B.C. the opportunity to expand on services like its helpline and provide virtual connections to bring families and caregivers together. That program, since being launched, has delivered 12,193 virtual visits, 2,957 grocery deliveries, 2,782 meals, thanks to 5,500 volunteers. This doubles the funding to Family Caregivers of B.C.to $1 million for the year and will help expand toll-free support line hours, emotional supports and health-care navigation, ... (more...)
These are the 6 new possible symptoms of COVID-19 These are the 6 new possible symptoms of COVID-19
- April 28, 2020

Coronavirus patients can experience a diversity of issues - from mild symptoms to severe illness. Doctors treating an increasing number of COVID-19 patients observed various symptoms that weren't necessarily indicative of respiratory illness. (more...)
Celine Dion, Drake appear on ‘Stronger Together’ special
- April 28, 2020

Canada's biggest entertainers rallied together on April 26 to help raise funds for Food Banks Canada as part of Canadian broadcast event Stronger Together . "We need to look after our neighbours in need", he said in a statement . The 1972 soul classic was not only covered by the likes of Canuck legends Avril Lavigne and Michael Bublé but Bryan Adams , Sarah McLachlan and a heavily autotuned Justin Bieber , too. (more...)
Coronavirus French PM announces end of Ligue 1 Ligue 2 seasons Coronavirus French PM announces end of Ligue 1 Ligue 2 seasons
- April 28, 2020

Speaking at a press conference, Philippe said: "The big sporting affairs can not occur before September". The rest of the 2019-2020 seasons of France Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 soccer have reportedly been canceled. Ligue 1 clubs had held out hopes of a return at some point in June alongside the top flights in Italy and England, with the Bundesliga planning to be back as early as May 9 pending government approval. (more...)
Official figures reveal coronavirus care home deaths in Cumbria Official figures reveal coronavirus care home deaths in Cumbria
- April 28, 2020

The number of deaths in care homes also continues to rise - there have now been 184 so far in Wales. That amounts to 48% all deaths in care homes in Cumbria during that two-week period, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). According to figures released by the health ministry on Monday, 21,092 people had died in hospitals across the United Kingdom after testing positive for COVID-19. (more...)
Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine works on monkeys, may hit market by September Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine works on monkeys, may hit market by September
- April 28, 2020

The world's largest vaccine maker is mass-producing a coronavirus vaccine developed by the University Oxford without knowing if it works. The Oxford team is not the only group that is seeing progress with coronavirus vaccines based on genetics. (more...)
'Hero' New York City doctor in coronavirus front line takes own life
- April 28, 2020

Philip C. Breen, said. Emergency medicine physician, Dr. Dara Kass, who worked with Breen at the facility said even when she was at home recovering from the virus, Breen still made sure to regularly contact her colleagues to check-in on how they were and if they had the medical equipment they needed. (more...)
Shutdown measures could delay data gathering for Covid-19 vaccine Shutdown measures could delay data gathering for Covid-19 vaccine
- April 28, 2020

So the Oxford crew determined half the volunteers shall be given an outdated vaccine in opposition to one other illness that gives no COVID-19 safety however has comparable shot unintended effects. They are additionally advised there's a theoretical threat that the virus may induce a severe response to coronavirus, which arose in some early Sars animal vaccine research. (more...)
Pune’s Serum Institute To Mass-Produce Coronavirus Vaccine Under Trials Pune’s Serum Institute To Mass-Produce Coronavirus Vaccine Under Trials
- April 28, 2020

An Oxford University vaccine for COVID-19 funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) last month has officially advanced into Phase 1 testing, complete with human trials. And there is already evidence to suggest that it could be, thanks to a test conducted at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Montana last month. (more...)
Coronavirus-related 'inflammatory syndrome' emerges among United Kingdom children Coronavirus-related 'inflammatory syndrome' emerges among United Kingdom children
- April 28, 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was "very worried" by the reports. As has been the case since the start of the outbreak, coronavirus generally causes relatively few severe effects or deaths in children, according to the report. Symptoms to appearance out for in kids include redness of the tongue and rashes. NHS England stressed there was no confirmed connection between Kawasaki-related diseases and Covid-19. (more...)
Ontario has a plan to reopen the economy - slowly, and not yet Ontario has a plan to reopen the economy - slowly, and not yet
- April 28, 2020

The Ontario government released A Framework for Reopening our Province , which outlines the criteria Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts will use to advise the government on the loosening of emergency measures, as well as guiding principles for the safe, gradual reopening of businesses, services and public spaces. (more...)
Nearly 2000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in B.C.
- April 28, 2020

Mission Institution has had 118 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date, including 106 inmates. The work camp, said Henry, demonstrates the importance of tracking the virus within the community, highlighting the importance of public health's ability to track the spread of the virus in the coming weeks. (more...)

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