Health


Monkeys given the Oxford vaccine did not catch Covid-19
- April 29, 2020

Vaccine significant Serum Institute of India said it intends to begin production of the COVID-19 vaccine created by Oxford University in the next two three weeks and wants to carry it to the market by October if the human clinical trials are fruitful. (more...)
Canada warns against use of anti-malarial drug chloroquine as coronavirus treatment Canada warns against use of anti-malarial drug chloroquine as coronavirus treatment
- April 29, 2020

Most notably, preliminary research looking into the results of US veteran patients using hydroxychloroquine with or without the azithromycin antibiotic used to treat the disease found no benefit in the use of the malaria drug. The health authority is urging people not to purchase or use these treatments without the supervision of a medical professional. FDA said that individuals with other health issues , such as heart or kidney disease, are potentially at greater risk of these heart issues ... (more...)
U.S. coronavirus toll surpasses 1 million as death toll rises to 58,356 U.S. coronavirus toll surpasses 1 million as death toll rises to 58,356
- April 29, 2020

Recently, an investigation into her death found that Dowd was actually infected with the new coronavirus , meaning that U.S. COVID-19 deaths had occurred weeks earlier than thought . Melinek said Dowd's heart was a normal size and weight - and added that heart ruptures like Dowd's usually only happen to people with bad cholesterol. (more...)
Mike Pence ignores Mayo Clinic's face mask rule during visit Mike Pence ignores Mayo Clinic's face mask rule during visit
- April 29, 2020

The Democratic senator Brian Schatz from Hawaii criticized Pence for not wearing a mask, saying the vice-president was "setting a risky example" by not covering his face. American Bridge, a progressive group, called for Mr. Pence to be removed from the coronavirus task force , which he oversees. "If you're instructing people to do stuff and you yourself aren't doing it, that often sends the wrong message, and that's an inconsistency in the guidance", Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security ... (more...)
Pug becomes first dog to test positive for coronavirus in U.S.
- April 29, 2020

So, it makes sense that he got [the coronavirus]", said McLean's son, Ben. In addition to Winston and the two domestic cats, seven tigers and lions at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for the virus. Interestingly, the family's other dog and two cats did not test positive. The father reportedly works in the emergency room at UNC Hospitals and the mother is reportedly a pediatrician. (more...)
Ligue 1 & 2: France's top two divisions will not resume this season Ligue 1 & 2: France's top two divisions will not resume this season
- April 29, 2020

Rugby's Top 14 league had reached the semifinal stage and France's top two soccer divisions have 10 games remaining in their seasons. Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top of the table and it would cause uproar if they are denied a first league title in 30 years. (more...)
4,982 more global deaths due to COVID-19, toll nears 200,000 4,982 more global deaths due to COVID-19, toll nears 200,000
- April 29, 2020

Some countries are considering patients who are recovering from COVID-19 as immune to the virus. Studies indicate that people do have antibodies after recovering from infection, but some "have very low levels of neutralizing antibodies in their blood, suggesting that cellular immunity may also be critical for recovery". (more...)
Possible link between virus and child syndromes Possible link between virus and child syndromes
- April 29, 2020

So Kawasaki disease is a very rare inflammatory condition that occurs in children. According to the alerts, "The cases have in common overlapping features of toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki Disease with blood parameters consistent with severe Covid-19 in children". (more...)
UNR to receive $14M for student relief from CARES Act UNR to receive $14M for student relief from CARES Act
- April 29, 2020

Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. While Stanford declined funding from Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund section of the CARES Act, we will be spending at least as much on emergency financial aid as the $3.7 million formula allocation designated in the act. (more...)
India Dismisses Plasma Therapy as Treatment for COVID-19 India Dismisses Plasma Therapy as Treatment for COVID-19
- April 29, 2020

Meanwhile, the Rajashtan government said that there have been 2,328 coronavirus cases cases in the state with progress witnessed in the recovery process. "The USFDA is also looking at it as an experiment only", Agarwal said. The medical body also listed the technical challenges arising out of the plasma therapy. (more...)
Coronavirus Vaccine Tested On Monkeys Shows Promising Results Coronavirus Vaccine Tested On Monkeys Shows Promising Results
- April 29, 2020

The University of Queensland's COVID-19 vaccine has shown in pre-clinical tests it can raise high levels of antibodies that can neutralise the virus. The Serum Institute of India, the world's largest maker of vaccines by volume, said on Tuesday that it plans this year to produce up to 60 million doses of a potential vaccine developed by the University of Oxford, which is under clinical trial in Britain. (more...)
Shawano County Gets 9th COVID-19 Case Shawano County Gets 9th COVID-19 Case
- April 29, 2020

According to the county, more than 1,400 of the county's 6,759 COVID-19 case are among the nursing home patients and staff. Three of those remain on home isolation; two have recovered. Please continue to practice social distancing, washing your hands before touching your face or eating and wearing a face mask when in public. "The focus in our communities should not be whether you have been exposed but rather, assume you have been exposed and take measures to decrease transmission to others". (more...)
COVID-19: See Them? Thunderbirds, Blue Angels Take Flight Over Area COVID-19: See Them? Thunderbirds, Blue Angels Take Flight Over Area
- April 29, 2020

The two services will be operating different fighter jets in distinctive liveries-blue and gold F-18s for the Navy and F-16s wrapped in red, white and blue for the Air Force . Photo: Blue Angels Facebook page. It is unusual to see the two teams fly together in formation, making these tribute events to frontline COVID-19 workers unique. (more...)
Trump suspends immigration to USA to protect jobs of Americans Trump suspends immigration to USA to protect jobs of Americans
- April 29, 2020

Trump said the executive order is being written now and he is likely to sign it on Wednesday. Those who work in pandemic industries like health care, agriculture and food processing are also exempt from this order. Even before Trump provided more specific details about his move, his reelection campaign and allies were already touting and defending the executive order, reflecting the political underpinnings of Trump's late-night announcement. (more...)
New York doctor who treated COVID-19 patients kills herself New York doctor who treated COVID-19 patients kills herself
- April 29, 2020

NY accounts for one-third of the million Kovid-19 cases reported from NY. In an interview with CNN , Breen described his daughter as a soldier who fought on the frontlines. When they last spoke, she lamented her pain of seeing contagion patients dying, one after another, often before they could even been taken from the ambulance, he said. (more...)
Postponed Olympics to be canceled if not held next year Postponed Olympics to be canceled if not held next year
- April 29, 2020

If the world succeeds in keeping the epidemic at bay, " we'll hold the Olympics in peace next summer ", Mori said, adding that humankind " is betting on it ". "It's going to a considerable cut in costs and a big message of victory against the global crisis, but it's not easy", Mori said. "I do not believe it will be possible to lift (the state of emergency) across the whole country at this stage", Yokokura said. (more...)
UK raises alarm over virus-related syndrome in children UK raises alarm over virus-related syndrome in children
- April 29, 2020

That report, from Stanford University, doesn't clarify whether both illnesses happened coincidentally or if COVID-19 might have somehow caused Kawasaki disease , said Rasmussen, who co-authored a recent JAMA Pediatrics article about COVID-19 and children. (more...)
Judge grants IL lawmaker a personal exemption from state's stay-at-home order Judge grants IL lawmaker a personal exemption from state's stay-at-home order
- April 29, 2020

The notice to appeal asks the Fifth District Appellate Court in Mount Vernon to reverse and vacate McHaney's order and dissolve the TRO. Lawyers from Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul's office appealed the judge's decision Monday. Darren Bailey and John Cabello are represented by the same attorney, Thomas DeVore. Pritzker announced plans last week to extend the stay at home order through the end of May, which was set to expire April 30. (more...)
Coronavirus: British Airways slashes jobs with 12,000 staff at risk Coronavirus: British Airways slashes jobs with 12,000 staff at risk
- April 29, 2020

Passenger demand will take "several years" to return to 2019 levels, it added. BA chief executive Alex Cruz warned last month of consequences for the airline after the coronavirus pandemic gutted demand. "We do not know when countries will reopen their borders or when the lockdowns will lift, and so we have to reimagine and reshape our airline and create a new future for our people, our customers and the destinations we serve". (more...)
Oxford researchers have reportedly received promising news about their coronavirus vaccine
- April 29, 2020

While the Oxford vaccine , called "ChAdOx1 nCoV-19", is yet to be proven to work against COVID-19, Serum chose to start manufacturing it as it had shown success in animal trials and had progressed to tests on humans, Serum Chief Executive Adar Poonawalla said. (more...)

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