Health


State Records Over 6,200 Positive COVID-19 Cases
- May 03, 2020

Last week, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said the number of cases in the state will continue to rise as more tests are being processed from a backlog. Health officials say that of those 395 deaths, 317 of them came from residents of long term care facilities. (more...)
UK Covid-19 Death Toll Jumps to 26,097, Care Homes Data Added UK Covid-19 Death Toll Jumps to 26,097, Care Homes Data Added
- May 03, 2020

Also, the death certificates of those dying in care homes can take a couple of weeks to be issued. The total number of United Kingdom coronavirus deaths was recorded between 2 March and 28 April and was around 17% higher than previous data showed, according to PHE. (more...)
Ontario reports 511 new COVID-19 cases today about 15 hours ago
- May 03, 2020

The province says 1,176 people have died of the disease, while another 11,390 cases have been resolved. The Ministry of Long-Term Care says more than 1,500 healthcare staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Public Health Sudbury and Districts have confirmed 59 cases of the virus to date, including 46 resolutions and two deaths, following the testing of 4,114. (more...)
County's total confirmed cases since start of COVID-19 pandemic reaches 78
- May 03, 2020

The figure doesn't differentiate between how many are active infections and those who have recovered. Additionally, a 33-year-old woman tested positive for COVID-19 and two individuals in contact with her, a 37-year-old man and 44-year-old woman, have all been reported to have the coronavirus. (more...)
MDH Reports 498 New Cases of COVID-19, 24 More Deaths
- May 03, 2020

No additional deaths were reported due to COVID-19. The state has had 43,207 confirmed cases and 4,020 COVID-19 deaths. Collin County health officials reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 in the county this afternoon, May 2, bringing the adjusted reported total to 784 confirmed cases. (more...)
Trump Gives Blank Check For Vaccine Development; What Is Operation Warp Speed? Trump Gives Blank Check For Vaccine Development; What Is Operation Warp Speed?
- May 03, 2020

The effort aims to dramatically cut short the usual development time for a vaccine. A team of scientists, government officials, military agencies, and private companies were reportedly given a blank check by President Donald Trump for coronavirus vaccine development under the " Operation Warp Speed " program. (more...)
Coronavirus: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warns against 'blindly' reopening states Coronavirus: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warns against 'blindly' reopening states
- May 03, 2020

Speaking during his daily media briefing from the capital in Albany, Cuomo said the schools can not be reopened safely before the end of the school year on June 26 due to the complexities involved in such an operation. "Why is the Bronx higher than the other boroughs?" "Let's drill down on these 1,000 new cases, find out where they're coming from and why the infection rate is continuing to rise", he said. (more...)
Eric Holder: Trump Backers 'Fanning Flames' on Biden Allegation Eric Holder: Trump Backers 'Fanning Flames' on Biden Allegation
- May 03, 2020

Holder said the sexual assault accusations against Biden are not representative of the person he has known for more than 20 years. "I am saying this unequivocally". Jeffress said his lawyers interviewed dozens of people and had access to any paperwork they requested from Biden's office. On Saturday he compared his own situation - he has been accused of sexual misconduct or assault by numerous women, claims he denies - with Biden's. (more...)
CDC Adds Six New Covid-19 Symptoms To List CDC Adds Six New Covid-19 Symptoms To List
- May 03, 2020

The WHO lists fever , tiredness, and dry cough as common symptoms of COVID-19. Among these symptoms are unbearable cold and continuous shivering, muscle pains , headaches and not feeling any taste or smells. Coronavirus is highly infectious and is deadly but most of the people who become infected with the disease show no or very mild symptoms. The bottom line: If you experience trouble breathing, persistent chest pain or pressure or bluish lips, the CDC advises that you seek ... (more...)
Japan aims to fast-track review of anti-viral drug remdesivir Japan aims to fast-track review of anti-viral drug remdesivir
- May 03, 2020

The New York Times reported that the trial enrolled 1,063 patients who were given remdesivir or a placebo. This comes days after early results from a study of the drug revealed it may help patients recover more quickly. The FDA previously authorized the emergency use of malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19. "We want to make sure nothing gets in the way of these patients getting the medicine, so we made a decision to donate about 1.5 million vials", ... (more...)
Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation
- May 03, 2020

President Trump has advised Biden to fight the allegations if they are untrue and added he's been on the other end of what he called "false accusations". Two more people, another friend and Reade's brother, have said she mentioned "a traumatic sexual incident involving Biden". Reade described the report after the AP discovered additional transcripts and notes from its interviews with Reade a year ago in which she says she "chickened out" after going to the Senate personnel office. (more...)
Kendall County COVID-19 cases approach 300; 160 listed in recovery Kendall County COVID-19 cases approach 300; 160 listed in recovery
- May 03, 2020

There were 432 tests conducted in the past 24 hours. The department says 317 of those deaths have been residents of assisted living or long-term care facilities. State Officials reported the majority of the most recent cases are in McKinley and San Juan Counties, which saw 37 and 16 new cases respectively. Stearns County is up 96 cases for a total of 531 and no deaths. (more...)
COVID-19: blood plasma treatment tested at Guy's and St Thomas' COVID-19: blood plasma treatment tested at Guy's and St Thomas'
- May 03, 2020

The HMC is now part of the national programme led by Prof Dr Tahir Shamsi to pursue experimental use of convalescent plasma to help treat the critically ill Covid-19 patients. Plasma is a clear liquid which makes up about half of people's blood volume and carries red and white blood cells and platelets around the body. Since becoming the first person to have a confirmed test of COVID-19 in Austin County, Sealy's Amy Jett has become one of the biggest supporters of others going through the ... (more...)
FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Remdesivir as Treatment for Coronavirus FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Remdesivir as Treatment for Coronavirus
- May 03, 2020

Emergency-use authorisation allows products to be used for treatment without full data on their safety and efficacy, which has to be still submitted as trials continue. Remdesivir is authorized for the treatment of hospitalised patients with severe Covid-19 disease, it said, adding that the optimal duration of treatment is still being studied in ongoing clinical trials. (more...)
United States coronavirus deaths surpass 60,000: Johns Hopkins
- May 03, 2020

More than one million of the more than three million infected have already recovered from the coronavirus , according to data from Johns Hopkins University , BBC reported. Of the 59,266 who already died, nearly half of those occurred in NY at 23,144, followed by New Jersey at 6,442, MI 3,567, and MA 3,153. However, the true number of infected patients who have recovered could potentially be millions more because the true size of the pandemic remains a mystery. (more...)
Joe Biden’s answer: The presidential candidate strenuously denies sexually assaulting Tara Reade Joe Biden’s answer: The presidential candidate strenuously denies sexually assaulting Tara Reade
- May 03, 2020

As a normative statement of how allegations like Reade's should be viewed, Biden is surely correct. "If there was ever any such complaint, the record will be there", Biden said in a statement . Women are a core constituency for Democrats. But she didn't receive a copy of it and has been unable to obtain one since because, she said, Biden's Senate files are now at the University of DE, which has not yet made them public. (more...)
Queen celebrate frontline workers with new version of We Are The Champions Queen celebrate frontline workers with new version of We Are The Champions
- May 03, 2020

The musicians recorded their new version of the iconic song from home, where they're staying home and staying safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. Added Lambert: "It's with the deepest gratitude to all these on the entrance line all around the world that we dedicate our efficiency". (more...)
Japanese government to implement a Coronavirus tracing app Japanese government to implement a Coronavirus tracing app
- May 03, 2020

Before the pandemic, contact tracers were working in local health departments to track HIV, Tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, but because COVID-19 spreads much more quickly, experts said there needs to be more people doing this work. (more...)
Dr. Fauci Will Testify Before Senate, Not House, After All Dr. Fauci Will Testify Before Senate, Not House, After All
- May 03, 2020

Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, is seen as a reliable source of information by people in the U.S., where almost 65,000 people have died from the coronavirus. Although the House is out of session next week on the recommendation of the Capitol physician, its committees are seeking to resume oversight, including remotely. (more...)
China refuses to cooperate with World Health Organization investigation of Wuhan origin China refuses to cooperate with World Health Organization investigation of Wuhan origin
- May 02, 2020

There have been no new cases in the top of the south since April 30, when a Nelson woman in her 30s was revealed as the region's first new case of Covid-19 on Thursday. "Our thoughts are with George's family today and in the coming days", the Ministry said. After yesterday's news that one of the 16 clusters - which stemmed from a wedding in Wellington - was closed, the Ministry of Health confirmed today two more clusters have also been updated with the same classification. (more...)

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