Health


United Kingdom to begin clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine this week United Kingdom to begin clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine this week
- May 06, 2020

The Oxford team developed the vaccine in less than three months, using the same technology they had previously used for treating Mers and Ebola. She said: "Personally I have a high degree of confidence in this vaccine". Older people tend to have weaker immune responses to vaccines. Researchers are evaluating whether they might need two doses of the jab. If the numbers could be a problem, why not deliberately infect volunteers with coronavirus? Science Minister, Amanda Solloway, said: ... (more...)
COVID-19 fallout: Gold’s Gym files for bankruptcy COVID-19 fallout: Gold’s Gym files for bankruptcy
- May 06, 2020

With most locations shuttered across the globe due to the coronavirus outbreak, and about 30 corporate-owned gyms permanently closed, Gold's says it's being forced to seek relief from creditors. and despite dozens of closures, Gold's Gym still has almost 700 locations. The closures, announced in April, will mainly affect locations in St. Louis, Alabama and Colorado Springs, Colorado. (more...)
Oneida County's 7th, Lincoln County Finds First COVID-19 Case Oneida County's 7th, Lincoln County Finds First COVID-19 Case
- May 06, 2020

According to the health department, a 40-year-old woman has been recorded as the 20th case after being in contact with the 39-year-old man who tested positive Saturday. More details were not included. Seventeen patients are 60-69 years old, eight are 70-79 years old, four are 80 and older, six are between 10-19 years old and two are 9 years old or younger. (more...)
Children's illness may be linked to Covid-19 Children's illness may be linked to Covid-19
- May 06, 2020

The New York City health department ordered pediatricians whose patients have a fever for four days or more, symptoms consistent with Kawasaki disease or symptoms similar to toxic shock syndrome to report the cases immediately, for all patients younger than 15. (more...)
Governor Announces Michigan COVID-19 Office of Accountability, Financial Relief for Restaurants Governor Announces Michigan COVID-19 Office of Accountability, Financial Relief for Restaurants
- May 06, 2020

Following her review Attorney General Nessel sent a letter to law enforcement stating the orders are legal under the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act, the 1945 law Governor Whitmer cited when she extended the state of emergency without legislative approval. (more...)
Ontario now leading the country in daily COVID-19 testing Ontario now leading the country in daily COVID-19 testing
- May 06, 2020

The government said it had conducted a review of the province's public health units and believed their structure did not allow for consistent service delivery. "The buck stops with Mr. Ford". "Testing is the responsibility of the province", Toronto city councillor Joe Cressy wrote on Twitter. Doug Ford wants Ontario to be just like Alberta. (more...)
United Kingdom virus death toll rises above 30000 United Kingdom virus death toll rises above 30000
- May 06, 2020

Including deaths for Scotland and Northern Ireland, the toll on this measure now exceeds 30,000. With governments and health authorities across Europe taking different approaches to recording deaths - and the potential of some Covid-19 deaths not being recorded at all - it is impossible to know exact comparable death tolls at this stage. (more...)
Japan Officially Extends Nationwide State of Emergency to May 31 Japan Officially Extends Nationwide State of Emergency to May 31
- May 06, 2020

Abe said he will consider lifting the state of emergency before the end of May if his expert advisers recommend it. Hokkaido had lifted its own three-week state of emergency on March 19, only to declare a second state of emergency on April 12. (more...)
Israel’s lab develops antibody that can neutralize coronavirus Israel’s lab develops antibody that can neutralize coronavirus
- May 06, 2020

Defence Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday mentioned he witnessed a "significant breakthrough" by Israel's defence organic analysis institute in growing an antibody to COVID-19, because the researchers wrapped up the event part and moved to patent and mass produce the potential remedy. (more...)
Coronavirus: White House plans to disband virus task force Coronavirus: White House plans to disband virus task force
- May 06, 2020

A senior aide to Pence, Olivia Troye, has told task force officials to wind down there work 'within weeks, ' according to the Times. United States health officials warn the virus may spread as businesses begin to reopen. Mr Trump continued: 'We have now a different, a sort of a combination of safety and reopening. "So we'll have something in a different form". Conway also said she hoped lawmakers would break with what she characterized as a pattern of partisan inquiries launched by ... (more...)
United Kingdom coronavirus death is now the highest in Europe United Kingdom coronavirus death is now the highest in Europe
- May 06, 2020

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS ) shows that 29,710 deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales had been registered up to May 2. Care homes reported 6,391 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate to the Care Quality Commission watchdog between April 10 and May 1. (more...)
Ottawa announces $252 million for agriculture COVID-19 aid Ottawa announces $252 million for agriculture COVID-19 aid
- May 06, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that will help prevent food producers from having to throw out surplus food and provide those farmers with compensation for their produce. "The emergency fund is required because of the shut down of the food service sector, processing plant closures and other supply chain disruptions and increases in labour and associated costs", said the federation. (more...)
Antibody blocks coronavirus infection in cultured cells
- May 05, 2020

It remains unclear why immune responses generally varied over the patients. The authors say this variability may be related to the initial quantities of virus that the patients encountered, their physical states, or their microbiota. As scientists seek to combat the virus that causes COVID-19, the development of vaccines has focused on the spike, a protein complex composed of three protomers that protrudes from the virus and binds to the ACE2 receptor on the surfaces of human cells. (more...)
Coronavirus: France discovers undiagnosed COVID-19 patient from December Coronavirus: France discovers undiagnosed COVID-19 patient from December
- May 05, 2020

His symptoms got worse for four days before he went back to the emergency room with a cough that included blood, headache, and fever. Cases of coronavirus in Europe were first detected in January, with the first reports of cases coming from France . (more...)
United Kingdom overtakes Italy to record highest coronavirus death toll anywhere in Europe United Kingdom overtakes Italy to record highest coronavirus death toll anywhere in Europe
- May 05, 2020

According to the latest data from the ONS, some 29,648 deaths were recorded in England and Wales as of April 24 - but once Scotland and Northern Ireland's official tallies are also included, the total United Kingdom coronavirus death toll now stands at 32,313. (more...)
Pfizer Begins Coronavirus Vaccine Trial In U.S.
- May 05, 2020

Congressman Fred Upton also released a statement commending Pfizer on bringing the manufacturing of the vaccine to Southwest Michigan. The candidate is known as an mRNA vaccine, and it is meant to contain the instructions for making viral proteins that can trigger an immune response in patients infected with the virus. (more...)
United Kingdom coronavirus death toll surpasses 32000 to become highest in Europe
- May 05, 2020

However ministers have urged against making worldwide comparisons. Opposition politicians said the figures proved the government was too slow to provide enough protective equipment to hospitals and introduce mass testing. It is important to note that ONS figures are based on mentions of COVID-19 on death certificates, whether or not the deceased had tested positive for coronavirus. (more...)
Alberta officials share COVID-19 update for May 4 Alberta officials share COVID-19 update for May 4
- May 05, 2020

Of the total cases, 2,942 have recovered. In her daily update Dr Deena Hinshaw reported 9 additional deaths bringing the total in Alberta to 104, a grim reminder of the seriousness of the virus. In an effort to identify asymptomatic cases, testing is also being expanded to anyone who has been in close contact of a confirmed case and is not showing symptoms. (more...)
Privacy concerns remain over contact-tracing app, Amnesty International UK says Privacy concerns remain over contact-tracing app, Amnesty International UK says
- May 05, 2020

Officials insist it is designed with privacy and security "front of mind", with the data stored on an individual's phone until the point they contact the NHS to report symptoms and request a test. The app, which was developed by the digital technology unit of the National Health Service (NHS), will also upload information to a central database to help public health experts study the behaviour of the virus. (more...)
Internal U.S. document predicts surge of coronavirus deaths this month Internal U.S. document predicts surge of coronavirus deaths this month
- May 05, 2020

The coronavirus has infected more than 1.1 million Americans and killed almost 68,000, according to the Reuters tally. The projections also forecast about 200,000 new cases a day by the end of May. An internal document obtained by the New York Times shows the Trump administration model projects the number of daily deaths reaching about 3,000 by June 1. (more...)

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