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DeVos releases new campus sexual assault rules, allowing hearings and cross-examination DeVos releases new campus sexual assault rules, allowing hearings and cross-examination
- May 07, 2020

Princeton University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming educational and working environment for everyone - an environment in which sex or gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment and sexual assault , stalking, and intimate partner violence, is not tolerated. (more...)
Adele shows off slim figure on 32nd birthday
- May 07, 2020

On May 6, the Grammy victor thanked first responders for their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic on Instagram. Adele has been confusing fans with her transformation, during lockdown - many questioned whether or not the "Hello" star had shaved her head . (more...)
India close to making crucial drug to treat coronavirus
- May 07, 2020

It expects to produce at least 500,000 doses by October, one million by December 2020 and "millions more by 2021, if needed". Gilead has filed patents for Remdesivir for its uses against coronavirus in India . Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said although the results weren't a 'knock out 100 percent, ' it was an important proof of concept. (more...)
Pennsylvania Researcher 'On Verge Of Significant Findings' On Coronavirus Shot Dead Pennsylvania Researcher 'On Verge Of Significant Findings' On Coronavirus Shot Dead
- May 07, 2020

Ross police believe Liu was shot by another man - Hao Gu, 46, of Pittsburgh - who subsequently entered his vehicle parked about 100 yards away and killed himself, the paper said. Ross police say an incident Saturday that left two men dead from gunshot wounds likely was a murder-suicide. The front and rear patio doors of Liu's home were open at the time of his death because of the springtime weather, the Post-Gazette reported. (more...)
COVID-19 pandemic: Madagascar President introduces 'herbal cure' for coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic: Madagascar President introduces 'herbal cure' for coronavirus
- May 06, 2020

Madagascar claims it cures COVID-19 patients within 10 days. Following the announcement of a new herbal medicine in Madagascar that "cures" COVID-19, several African leaders intervened to import the drink, including the president of Tanzania, John Magufuli, and Congo-Brazzaville President Denis Sassou Nguesso. (more...)
Italy claims world’s first COVID-19 vaccine
- May 06, 2020

According to reports, the tests are being carried out at Rome's infectious-disease Spallanzani Hospital and the researchers have successfully managed to generate antibodies in mice that work on human cells. "Through electroporation, a vaccine can break into the cells and activate the immune system", the report adds. The scientists are now awaiting better test results on the next trial. (more...)
'Public deserve answers' and transparency over contact-tracing app privacy concerns 'Public deserve answers' and transparency over contact-tracing app privacy concerns
- May 06, 2020

Everyone on the island off the south coast of England, which has a population of about 140,000, will be able to download the app from Thursday, while health service and council staff will have access from Tuesday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in the government's daily briefing yesterday that this was part of the next stage of tackling coronavirus in the UK. (more...)
Trump admin ignored Covid-19 warnings says ousted USA vaccine official Trump admin ignored Covid-19 warnings says ousted USA vaccine official
- May 06, 2020

A government scientist says he was ousted from his job after raising concerns that the Trump administration wanted to "flood" coronavirus hot spots like NY and New Jersey with a malaria drug, despite not enough scientific evidence to back up its effectiveness. (more...)
Study indicates coronavirus spread quickly during late 2019
- May 06, 2020

As of Tuesday, there are more than 3.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases across the globe, including 257,239 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. However, most of these changes will have no effect on the virus biology or the aggressiveness of the disease they cause. However using analysis of SARS-CoV-2 virus samples, scientists from the Medical Research Council-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) have found only one type of the virus. (more...)
Russian doctors dead, 1 in ICU after mysterious accidents Russian doctors dead, 1 in ICU after mysterious accidents
- May 06, 2020

Russian law enforcement is investigating the three separate incidents, which have prompted questions and speculation on the treatment of frontline healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic . A health worker wearing protective equipment waves behind a window inside a hospital where patients infected with the COVID-19 are being treated in Khimki, outside Moscow, Russia , on May 3, 2020. (more...)
New coronavirus study makes surprising revelation New coronavirus study makes surprising revelation
- May 06, 2020

A study involving a genetic analysis of samples from over 7,500 coronavirus patients suggests that the virus spread across the world late in 2019 and has been adapting to human hosts, according to Reuters . So far, it has been confirmed that more than 3.75 million people are COVID-19 positive. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since cases were first identified in China in December 2019. (more...)
Why face masks are crucial now in the battle against COVID-19 Why face masks are crucial now in the battle against COVID-19
- May 06, 2020

Baker's order does not apply to children under the age of 2 or people who are unable to wear a mask or face-covering due to medical conditions. Masks or face coverings must be worn inside grocery stores, retail stores, and while riding public transportation, according to Baker. (more...)
Whistleblower alleges Trump administration ignored coronavirus warnings Whistleblower alleges Trump administration ignored coronavirus warnings
- May 06, 2020

Bright is requesting to be returned to his position as director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, as well as "a full investigation". In his scathing 89-page complaint, Dr. "Dr Bright and his team had apparently spent all their political capital in their effort to limit chloroquine and rushing into a potentially unsafe situation and that there was no one to help stop the push to "flood" the country with this unproven and potentially risky drug", the complaint said. (more...)
Dispute over 'intimate partner' led to killing of Pitt coronavirus researcher
- May 06, 2020

According to the Allegheny County medical examiner , Liu was shot in the head, neck, torso, arms and legs. A second man identified by NBC News as Hao Gu, 46, was found dead less than a mile away in a auto one hour after Liu's body was discovered. (more...)
Hacker points at Aarogya app ‘flaw’, govt junks claim Hacker points at Aarogya app ‘flaw’, govt junks claim
- May 06, 2020

Robert's other concern is that Aarogya Setu , which was launched early last month, allows anyone to view the concentration of people in 500 meters to up to 10 kilometers who are either suspicious they have coronavirus , or are certain that they have the disease. (more...)
Recently Recovered Covid-19 Patients Produce Virus-specific Antibodies Recently Recovered Covid-19 Patients Produce Virus-specific Antibodies
- May 06, 2020

Dr. Whittaker did not discount doing further investigations into feline coronaviruses as it might provide them more information on the SARS-CoV-2 and coronaviruses in general. Compared to healthy controls, both newly discharged and follow-up patients showed higher levels of IgM and IgG antibodies that bind to the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein -which encapsulates the viral genomic RNA - as well as the S protein's receptor-binding domain (S-RBD), which binds to receptors on host cells during ... (more...)
Trump tours new face mask factory in Arizona without wearing one Trump tours new face mask factory in Arizona without wearing one
- May 06, 2020

As governors across the South and Midwest have begun returning people to work, Trump said he's pivoting to "phase two" of the nation's response to the pandemic, a step that will include disbanding the White House coronavirus task force, a group of public health experts that has been advising the administration on how to confront the outbreak. (more...)
Michigan-made coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer in clinical trials Michigan-made coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer in clinical trials
- May 06, 2020

The US trials, taking place at NYU Grossman School of Medicine in NY and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, are now underway. "This is the equivalent of doing Phases 1, 2 and 3 of a typical clinical trial but all compressed into the May-through-October time frame", Kirsten Lyke, a director at the University of Maryland's Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, tells Reuters. (more...)
United Kingdom coronavirus death toll now highest in Europe United Kingdom coronavirus death toll now highest in Europe
- May 06, 2020

The equivalent number for hospital deaths over this period is 19,643. The UK has passed Italy as the country with the most Covid-19 deaths in Europe , new figures show - but academics have warned that cross-country comparisons are "difficult". (more...)
B.C. health officials announce 4 more COVID-19 deaths
- May 06, 2020

She said evidence is growing that children are "not very affected" by COVID-19 and they aren't very infectious to adults. "There's a lot of work going into trying to understand that phenomenon". Dr. Henry is hopeful that B.C. will be able to slowly get to that 60 per cent mark, but only if people are safe and diligent. Henry said there are now 22 long-term care homes in B.C. (more...)

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