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FDA approves coronavirus antibody test that boasts near-perfect accuracy FDA approves coronavirus antibody test that boasts near-perfect accuracy
- May 05, 2020

Companies selling antibody tests, which determine whether someone has been infected with COVID-19, must submit data to prove their accuracy, the FDA said . Thom Schinecker, who leads the company's diagnostics business, said they were able to run its test on 6,000 blood samples, which is a much higher number than its smaller competitors. (more...)
French hospital discovers Covid-19 case from December French hospital discovers Covid-19 case from December
- May 05, 2020

The patient, a man in his 50s who has since fully recovered, said he has no idea where he caught the virus as he hadn't been to any infected areas. In addition to the confirmed cases, suspected cases in nursing homes rose slightly to 37,599, for a total of 169,462, up 769 in 24 hours after an increase of 297 on Sunday. (more...)
Israel completes development phase of coronavirus antibody Israel completes development phase of coronavirus antibody
- May 05, 2020

The Israel Institute for Biological Research announced on Monday that they had completed the development phase of an antibody to battle the coronavirus, and it will head to mass production. The IIBR was established in 1952 as part of the Israel Defence Forces' Science Corps, and later became a civilian organization. All legal procedures will be coordinated with the Defence Ministry. (more...)
B.C. limits on crowd sizes won't be lifted B.C. limits on crowd sizes won't be lifted
- May 05, 2020

Bonnie Henry Saturday. Last week, Henry stated that despite a number of community outbreaks, the decrease in cases is clear evidence that the sustained efforts to follow public health measures has slowed the rate of transmission of COVID-19. (more...)
'End of the beginning' of fight against COVID-19
- May 05, 2020

There are three outbreaks at poultry facilities: 54 cases of COVID-19 at Coquitlam's Superior Poultry; 35 at East Vancouver's United Poultry; and seven at Specialty Poultry in the Fraser Valley. We understand this can be very anxiety provoking. "Our dynamic modelling shows us that we have been able to put the brakes on COVID-19, but we haven't stopped the vehicle". (more...)
First Covid-19 case in France 'was in December' First Covid-19 case in France 'was in December'
- May 05, 2020

The inter-institution coordination would be done by the Principal Investigators, who would also ensure that the entire trial is conducted in strict accordance with the ICMR protocol at each institution.Giving details Vini Mahajan further said that with the able guidance & expertise of Dr K.K. (more...)
Another COVID-19 recovery in the County of Vermilion River
- May 05, 2020

Hinshaw said the virus can survive on some surfaces, such as cardboard, for about a day. "We continue to learn from our experiences and from other jurisdictions to improve our public health response". The province is now recording more recoveries at 2,942 cases than active cases at 2,790. Hinshaw also stated that there are now 621 active cases at continuing care centres throughout the province. (more...)
Human Trial Results for Coronavirus Vaccine Expected to Be Released in June Human Trial Results for Coronavirus Vaccine Expected to Be Released in June
- May 05, 2020

Race for vaccine In an interview to a various news organizations, Adar Poonawala, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SII, based in the western Indian city of Pune, says he is taking the risk of initiating production even before the vaccine has reached advanced clinical trials and will sell the vaccine, if developed, for just 1,000 Indian Rupees or 12 Euros per dose. (more...)
Coronavirus app tracing capability not yet operational, despite 4 million downloads Coronavirus app tracing capability not yet operational, despite 4 million downloads
- May 04, 2020

So what's holding us back? Sources suggest that the delay in activating the system was due to concerns about privacy that the Australian government had received. "What we're doing is making sure that the operations are going to work appropriately and safely, but also that the people in the contact tracing facilities in the states and territories are trained on how to use the app, and how to use it appropriately", deputy chief medical officer Michael Kidd said on Friday. (more...)
Funding Circle Launches Pre-Application System for Paycheck Protection Program Loans Funding Circle Launches Pre-Application System for Paycheck Protection Program Loans
- May 04, 2020

The businesses that have employees lesser than 500, also non-profit organizations, online businesses, and others too. Many of these businesses have days, not weeks, before they will never be able to reopen. Since these small loans do not require any kind of guarantee. We greatly appreciate the relief it will provide our small businesses that are the backbone of our economy. (more...)
Alberta reports 96 new COVID-19 cases
- May 04, 2020

One more person has died, bringing the provincial death toll to 95. There are now 3,053 active cases in the province, and 2,713 recovered cases. As of Sunday, there have been 743 cases suspected to be community-acquired. Alberta Health Services completed 3,728 tests in the past 24 hours, according to the update. The province launched the tracer app ABTraceTogether earlier this week to help enhance Public Health's ability to trace the virus and facilitate early detection of infections ... (more...)
Survivors told to donate blood plasma to help sick patients Survivors told to donate blood plasma to help sick patients
- May 04, 2020

She came down with symptoms in the early days of the pandemic, so it is uncertain exactly how she contracted COVID-19. "Convalescent plasma is a promising treatment that could help patients whose bodies aren't producing enough antibodies to curb the disease", he said. (more...)
Oxford Expects First Results of COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in June Oxford Expects First Results of COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in June
- May 04, 2020

AstraZeneca agreed to make an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University researchers as the race heats up for the key to halting the pandemic. "Bringing together the best British science and the best of British business will give us the best possible shot at a vaccine", said in a tweet. We believe this vaccine candidate provides significant validation for our ChAdOx platform, which is one of the few to have already induced neutralising antibodies against coronavirus ... (more...)
United States steps up attack on China over Covid-19 United States steps up attack on China over Covid-19
- May 04, 2020

This Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, shows medical workers in protective suits at a coronavirus detection lab in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Trump's criticism is some of the sharpest rhetoric against China since he was elected president. "What they really treated the world badly on: they stopped people going into China, but they didn't stop people going into the US and all over the world", Trump said. (more...)
New infections emerge from site of deadly cluster at Newmarch nursing home New infections emerge from site of deadly cluster at Newmarch nursing home
- May 04, 2020

Hazzard said he is "quite satisfied" Anglicare is doing everything it can but acknowledged it was "terrible" new COVID-19 cases are being confirmed at the facility. "Anglicare appreciates the support of the Commonwealth Government in assisting us to source an infection control specialist who is now on site this week, monitoring and reviewing all current contamination and infection control procedures". (more...)
Trump claims USA will have coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020 Trump claims USA will have coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020
- May 04, 2020

As of now, the United States of America remains the country with the highest coronavirus incidence - 1,156,924 cases and the highest COVID-19 death toll (67,451). Congress has already passed an aid package worth 3 trillion USA dollars meant to ease the heavy economic toll of the crisis. Speaking the day before the Senate returns to Washington , Trump said it was possible that federal coronavirus aid could rise to $6 trillion from the almost $3 trillion Congress has already passed to try to ... (more...)
U.S. emergency approval broadens use of Gilead’s Covid-19 drug remdesivir
- May 04, 2020

O'Day said the government "will determine which cities are most vulnerable and where the patients need this medicine". He said that the Foster City, California-headquartered company had donated 1.5 million vials to the US government, enough to treat 150,000 to 200,000 patients. (more...)
Bay County announces one new COVID-19 case
- May 04, 2020

DSHS recently informed county health departments that NEDSS will no longer share negative test results , so that county health departments can focus on managing positive cases. There have been an additional 3,377 negative tests for a total of 41,085 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. (more...)
Sask. confirms six new COVID-19 cases, five more recoveries
- May 04, 2020

This brings total Saskatchewan numbers to 433 reported cases, 122 active. There are now 10 people in hospital, including three people in intensive care in Saskatoon. On Saturday, the Meadow Lake Co-op sent out a letter to its customers and owners over social media to inform them that an employee at the Service Centre was a confirmed case of COVID-19. (more...)
25 more deaths confirmed due to Covid-19, 343 new cases announced 25 more deaths confirmed due to Covid-19, 343 new cases announced
- May 04, 2020

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre was also earlier informed that a total of 34 people with COVID-19 have died. In Northern Ireland, a further nine Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 338 and the total across the island of Ireland to 1,528. (more...)

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