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New COVID-19 drug has 'clear cut' positive effect: Dr. Fauci New COVID-19 drug has 'clear cut' positive effect: Dr. Fauci
- May 01, 2020

Because safety, for the players and for the fans, trumps everything. Sport in North America ground to a standstill in March as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the continent, with every major professional league either suspending or delaying their respective seasons. (more...)
Indian firm to produce Covid-19 vaccine under clinical trial in Britain Indian firm to produce Covid-19 vaccine under clinical trial in Britain
- May 01, 2020

We need still to demonstrate that this vaccine works in human population. "This collaboration brings together the University of Oxford's world-class expertise in vaccinology and AstraZeneca's global development, manufacturing and distribution capabilities". (more...)
USA claims major breakthrough after positive trial of coronavirus drug remdesivir
- May 01, 2020

It was cut short because of a shortage patients amid Wuhan's waning epidemic, but found no difference in deaths or speed of recovery between the placebo and Remdesivir arms. "Four days (fewer) in a hospital is, for me as a clinician - as a clinical practitioner - it is not only significant but very meaningful", he said, noting that would matter "to all my patients and even to myself, if I would be in the same situation". (more...)
Dr. Fauci: Remdesivir Not 'Total Answer' but 'Important First Step' Dr. Fauci: Remdesivir Not 'Total Answer' but 'Important First Step'
- May 01, 2020

An effective treatment for COVID-19 could have a drastic impact on society, especially if a vaccine is still a year or more away, by potentially allowing businesses to reopen and physical distancing measures to relax. In an open letter published late Wednesday, Daniel O'Day, Gilead's chairman, wrote that the company now had 1.5 million doses either finished or almost finished. (more...)
NJ Parks Reopening Too Soon Or Par For The Course? NJ Parks Reopening Too Soon Or Par For The Course?
- May 01, 2020

Although studies show New Jerseyans feel more impacted by coronavirus than residents of any other state , many condemned Murphy for starting to reopen the state prematurely. "This upcoming weekend, with the reopening of our parks and golf courses, is a crucial test". "Don't let a few knuckleheads ruin it for the rest of us", Murphy said during his daily coronavirus press briefing in Trenton . (more...)
COVID-19 Antibody Blood Tests Will Be Available At MainStreet Family Care COVID-19 Antibody Blood Tests Will Be Available At MainStreet Family Care
- May 01, 2020

Patients only pay for the care they need, as objective criteria determine whether emergency or urgent care is required. Tricare covers both a test that determines if you are now sick with COVID-19 and a test that screens for COVID-19 antibodies. (more...)
Russian Federation sees record rise as virus cases surge past 100000 Russian Federation sees record rise as virus cases surge past 100000
- May 01, 2020

According to recent reports , globally the number of cases exceeded 3.1 million. In a televised address to the nation, Putin said, "We are now facing a new, perhaps the most intense stage in the fight against the epidemic". He called on Russians to respect stay-at-home orders, which have prompted protests in some parts of the country among those whose livelihoods are threatened by the economic freeze. (more...)
Washable and Reusable Face Masks You Can Get from Amazon Washable and Reusable Face Masks You Can Get from Amazon
- April 30, 2020

With daily updates from the United Kingdom government, we'll be sure to keep you updated on any breaking face mask news. The cloth masks however are not an answer for other control measures. "You should be able to hold a conversation without any changes in the position of the mask". Because wearing face masks can help to eliminate the risk of coronavirus, many people try to buy medical face masks. (more...)
Gov. Holcomb announces contact tracing plan for COVID-19 cases
- April 30, 2020

Mayo Clinic recently established a system that integrates medical record data with nonclinical information and contact tracing resources to identify COVID-19 exposures within hours . The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said the goal is to have 1,000 contract tracers. Box said information collected by contact tracers is private health information and will not be shared widely. (more...)
Two new cases of COVID-19 in northern B.C., testing expanding Two new cases of COVID-19 in northern B.C., testing expanding
- April 30, 2020

Bonnie Henry announced 34 new cases this afternoon. Wednesday's update came just hours after B.C. Premier John Horgan announced that the province would publicly release details on its plans for reopening the province's economy next week. Henry says all facilities are now under investigation. The company, which employs more than 400 workers, said the plant remains fully operational, and that disinfection protocols and physical distancing measures are in place. (more...)
New York City funeral home was storing bodies on ice in trucks New York City funeral home was storing bodies on ice in trucks
- April 30, 2020

Cleckley Funeral Home at 2057A Utica Ave. after a 911 caller reported "blood coming from one of the trucks". In addition to the two U-Hauls holding corpses, the facility had two more refrigerated trucks also storing bodies and a third box truck of empty caskets, police sources told the Post . (more...)
Dozens Of Bodies Found Inside U-Haul Trucks In Brooklyn
- April 30, 2020

The state Department of Health, which regulates funeral homes, was also called to the scene to determine whether the funeral home was handling the remains appropriately and issued two summonses, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. (more...)
Pandemic postpones vaccinations against other diseases Pandemic postpones vaccinations against other diseases
- April 30, 2020

The pandemic has interrupted vaccine supply chains and left families fearful of attending clinics, UNICEF said , creating another looming health crisis in a region where 4.5 million children were not fully immunized against diseases such as measles, diphtheria and polio. (more...)
Queensland University Has Major Breakthrough With Coronavirus Vaccine Queensland University Has Major Breakthrough With Coronavirus Vaccine
- April 30, 2020

The important results were an excellent indication that the vaccine worked as expected, UQ project co-leader Professor Paul Young revealed. The team finished the pre-clinical testing state, which aims to assess the candidates' efficacy in triggering protection against the novel coronavirus . (more...)
New Jersey Golf Courses and State Parks to Reopen on Saturday New Jersey Golf Courses and State Parks to Reopen on Saturday
- April 30, 2020

NY public golf courses, after being ordered to close briefly, were allowed to reopen more than a week ago under the rules of social distancing. Though not legally part of the order, wearing face coverings and keeping social distance are strongly recommended. (more...)
Nigeria records 196 new coronavirus cases with 7 deaths, total now 1,728 Nigeria records 196 new coronavirus cases with 7 deaths, total now 1,728
- April 30, 2020

Meanwhile, this is the breakdown of states with confirmed cases across the country. Apart from the 80 in Lagos, 38 were recorded in Kano , while 15 were recorded in the Ogun State and Bauchi State each. "While we are not surprised that our health workers have worked for us so far in keeping our state CoviD-19 free, we do find it disconcerting that the lead agency in the fight is possibly expressing doubt in their efficacy. (more...)
Seven more care home coronavirs deaths in Redbridge
- April 30, 2020

The figures were released today, alongside the weekly update from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), showing deaths in all settings. Public Health Wales has also taken the same line on care home deaths, although the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) confirmed it had already been giving statistics about reported deaths from Covid-19 to Welsh Government. (more...)
Horrifying way first United States virus victim died Horrifying way first United States virus victim died
- April 30, 2020

The California woman who was the first known COVID-19 victim in the United States died from a "burst" heart - as her own body turned against her as it tried to rid itself of the bug, according to a report. Patricia Dowd died from in February, with her autopsy revealing her heart "burst" while trying to fight off coronavirus. Dowd was reportedly in good health and exercised regularly before she fell sick. (more...)
Police called after NYC funeral home puts bodies in trucks Police called after NYC funeral home puts bodies in trucks
- April 30, 2020

Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, told the Times. The grim scene occurred as the city's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow. Concerned residents are reporting a constant stream of dead bodies and bodily fluids at a Flatlands funeral home. In 2017, however, "the decision was made to transform into full funeral services including burial, cremation and worldwide shipping", the article said. (more...)
Prominent Manhattan ER doctor on coronavirus front lines kills herself Prominent Manhattan ER doctor on coronavirus front lines kills herself
- April 30, 2020

Before her death, Dr Breen would often tell her father about the circumstances that they were working in, where her colleagues would put in as many as 18-hours of work in a day and slept on corridors. He said that her gruelling work was "overwhelming" and took a "toll on her mental health" after she contracted the deadly coronavirus from a patient that she was treating. (more...)

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