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People who smoked before beware of CoronaVirus People who smoked before beware of CoronaVirus
- May 13, 2020

A study on 482 patients in a Paris hospital from 28 February 28 to 9 April discovered that only 5 percent of coronavirus patients were smokers, leading French researchers to claim that smokers might be 80 percent less likely to be infected with COVID-19 than non-smokers of the same age and sex. (more...)
COVID-19 infection in kids may not start with a cough COVID-19 infection in kids may not start with a cough
- May 13, 2020

HIQA found that there remains a lack of clear evidence as to whether long-term immunity is possible from SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes Covid-19. Frontiers is an award-winning Open Science platform and leading Open Access scholarly publisher. (more...)
United Kingdom economy shrinks 5.8% in March, most on record United Kingdom economy shrinks 5.8% in March, most on record
- May 13, 2020

Data from the Office for National Statistics revealed the immediate impact of the coronavirus lockdown, producing an unprecedented decline in output in March and the sharpest three-month contraction since the depths of the financial crisis in late 2008. (more...)
Children Are Sick From A Mystery Illness Similar To Kawasaki Disease Children Are Sick From A Mystery Illness Similar To Kawasaki Disease
- May 13, 2020

According to experts at Boston Children's Hospital , parents should watch for symptoms of persistent fever, inflammation, and poor organ function. "It's sobering, it's bluntly frightening", de Blasio said, "and I want to say to parents out there, if you're hearing this information about pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome and it sounds scary, it does sound scary". (more...)
Coronavirus found in semen of infected young men: Chinese study Coronavirus found in semen of infected young men: Chinese study
- May 13, 2020

The researchers made their findings public after six of 38 men treated at Shanqgiu Municipal Hospital in China for coronavirus had the virus in their semen. The results contrast with a study of 34 Chinese men with COVID-19 published last month in the journal Fertility and Sterility . Until now, researchers had previously found only 27 viruses in human semen. (more...)
Coronavirus: Three White House COVID-19 Taskforce Members To Self-Quarantine Coronavirus: Three White House COVID-19 Taskforce Members To Self-Quarantine
- May 13, 2020

It is also reported that the Chief of the National Guard, General Joseph L. Lengyel, is in limbo as he underwent two tests with conflicting negative and positive results, according to Reuters. Back in March, another staff member in Pence's office tested positive for coronavirus, making that the first White House staffer known to have the virus. (more...)
Health officials provide daily COVID-19 update at 3 p.m.
- May 13, 2020

Henry added 397 cases remain active in the province, with 63 people in hospital, including 16 in intensive care. The number of people hospitalized in the Northern Health region was down by one from Monday, when there were three people hospitalized, including one in critical care. (more...)
3 children have died from mysterious syndrome believe related to coronavirus 3 children have died from mysterious syndrome believe related to coronavirus
- May 13, 2020

Cuomo said that numerous children, some just toddlers, had not shown respiratory symptoms commonly associated with the coronavirus when they arrived at the hospital but that all of them had tested positive for COVID-19 or its antibodies. (more...)
Pelosi unveils $3 trillion coronavirus aid package for Friday vote Pelosi unveils $3 trillion coronavirus aid package for Friday vote
- May 13, 2020

Postal Service. The legislation replenishes existing accounts to respond to both the COVID-19 health care crisis and to try to ease the economic impact of the pandemic , which has produced record job losses and fears of a depression. Pelosi's proposal includes extending unemployment benefits through January 2021, offering a hint as to how long the Democrats intend the Covid-19 shutdowns to last. (more...)
Drug trio shortens duration and alleviates coronavirus symptoms, study says Drug trio shortens duration and alleviates coronavirus symptoms, study says
- May 13, 2020

Previously established side effects of the medications were being closely monitored, however the drugs have a long standing track record for safety according to medical officials, and on average patients in the cocktail group felt better after 4 days. (more...)
UK's covid-19 death toll tops 38,000, worst in Europe
- May 12, 2020

They are concerned that, until the situation improves, care homes will form reservoirs of the virus that can then reseed the disease in the wider community. In March, Britain's chief scientific adviser said keeping deaths below 20,000 would be a "good outcome". Ceredigion has the lowest number of deaths. (more...)
CDC warns of potential measles outbreaks as kids fail to get vaccines CDC warns of potential measles outbreaks as kids fail to get vaccines
- May 12, 2020

The report's authors analyzed data from two sources: the national Vaccines for Children program that provides federally purchased vaccines to about half of US children 18 and younger and Vaccine Safety Datalink, a collaboration between the CDC's Immunization Safety Office and eight large health care organizations across the United States. (more...)
New CDC Study Finds COVID Has Led To 24000 Deaths In NYC New CDC Study Finds COVID Has Led To 24000 Deaths In NYC
- May 12, 2020

We did this. You did this! We are difference makers", Fey announced. The agency used city-level death data from the first COVID-19 fatality in New York City on March 11 to come up with the number. Cuomo then introduced the night's closing number from Billy Joel , who's remote performance of his tune "Miami 2017" was played across the jumbo screens in a almost empty Times Square, and was synchronized with a massive light show on the Empire State Building. (more...)
Govt tweaks COVID-19 discharge policy, only severe cases to be tested Govt tweaks COVID-19 discharge policy, only severe cases to be tested
- May 12, 2020

Cases which are classified as moderate will have to undergo body temperature monitoring and oxygen saturation. Such patients will be discharged only after the resolution of clinical symptoms and only after oxygen saturation is maintained for three consecutive days. (more...)
Call to 'shine a light' on Florence Nightingale's bicentenary Call to 'shine a light' on Florence Nightingale's bicentenary
- May 12, 2020

Nightingale was born on May 12 1820 which is also marked as International Nurses Day . Officials will project the same image onto the British embassy in Rome and the Italian Federation of Nurses between 9pm and 11pm. "It would mean a great deal if people once again showed their gratitude by shining a light for nurses this Tuesday". This, as he says, will help in the regulation of the profession. (more...)
Andrew Cuomo Warns Of New Andrew Cuomo Warns Of New "COVID-19-Related" Illness For Children
- May 12, 2020

In its analysis, the report released Monday said the 5,293 excess deaths were on top of both confirmed and probable fatalities. "Toddler, elementary school children are presenting symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease or toxic shock-like syndrome", Cuomo said. (more...)
California inmates tried to infect themselves with coronavirus for freedom California inmates tried to infect themselves with coronavirus for freedom
- May 12, 2020

The footage was "just a sampling of the many other videos being reviewed and used in the ongoing investigation", said John Satterfield, a lieutenant in the sheriff's department. Villanueva said the county has taken several measures to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the jail system, including reducing their population, adding COVID-19 screening, cleaning and social distancing. (more...)
United Kingdom govt sets out phased plan to ease virus lockdown United Kingdom govt sets out phased plan to ease virus lockdown
- May 12, 2020

Of those who do get symptoms, 80% will get cold symptoms and may have to go to bed. The prime minister announced a new COVID Alert System to track the coronavirus R number - the rate at which the virus reproduces - that will determine how the country phases out of lockdown. (more...)
Men have higher blood levels of coronavirus gateway molecule than women Men have higher blood levels of coronavirus gateway molecule than women
- May 12, 2020

The study, which was posted online on Monday on the MedRxiv website but has not yet been peer-reviewed, found fewer than 0.5% of all pregnant women were hospitalized with the disease, and only around 10% of those women needed intensive care. (more...)
Province to provide update on response to COVID-19 Province to provide update on response to COVID-19
- May 12, 2020

Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health, during her daily briefing. "Hospitalizations and ICU admissions are down, recovered case numbers are up, and I'm encouraged to see fewer daily cases than even one week ago", she said. (more...)

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