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New COVID-19 Cases As Some Businesses Re-Open New COVID-19 Cases As Some Businesses Re-Open
- May 19, 2020

Fifty-nine deaths have been reported in Brampton and one death has been reported in Caledon. There are now outbreaks in 30 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 580 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus. (more...)
SARS antibodies can block Covid-19 infection, study shows SARS antibodies can block Covid-19 infection, study shows
- May 19, 2020

This particular antibody , which the researchers call S309, showed a strong ability to bind to and disable the " spike protein " on SARS-CoV-2 that allows the virus to enter cells , according to a statement from the University of Washington School of Medicine, which was involved in the research. (more...)
Hinshaw reports 4 COVID-19 deaths; increases outdoor large gatherings to 50 Hinshaw reports 4 COVID-19 deaths; increases outdoor large gatherings to 50
- May 19, 2020

A total of 5,377 cases are now considered "fully recovered". 57 people remain hospitalized, while nine have been admitted to intensive care units (ICU). Encouraging Albertans to safely visit the great outdoors, the province announced that restrictions to outdoor mass gatherings have been eased. She added that it is important to keep case counts down as the Province moves into Stage One of the economic relaunch. (more...)
CORONAVIRUS LATEST: Further relaxation of lockdown restrictions announced CORONAVIRUS LATEST: Further relaxation of lockdown restrictions announced
- May 19, 2020

She said she understood that would be disappointing for some people, but she gave a "commitment" to keep the restriction under constant review. In addition, there was movement on the arts too, which she said had "provided solace and escapism during the lockdown", with drive-in cinemas allowed to open. (more...)
Coronavirus 'may never go away', warn WHO Coronavirus 'may never go away', warn WHO
- May 19, 2020

But Ryan said the existence of a vaccine does not guarantee global security. "Interruption of its transmission to prevent widespread community transmission is critical because its effects go beyond the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths and affect the health system capacity to provide other essential services", the report read. (more...)
United Kingdom adds loss of smell and taste to Covid-19 symptom list United Kingdom adds loss of smell and taste to Covid-19 symptom list
- May 19, 2020

Loss of taste and smell has been officially named as the third symptom of coronavirus , in addition to a cough and fever. The change, announced by Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England's deputy chief medical officer, came after scientists advising the government decided it could help pick up more cases if included in the basic case definition. (more...)
AstraZeneca Aiming For 30M UK Covid-19 Vaccine Doses By September AstraZeneca Aiming For 30M UK Covid-19 Vaccine Doses By September
- May 19, 2020

The Oxford University vaccine , tipped as a "front runner" in the race to develop a coronavirus jab, does not stop the virus in monkeys and may only be partially effective, experts have warned. "The speed at which Oxford University has designed and organized these complex trials is genuinely unprecedented". Finally, the official said the UK's first manufacturing innovation center is expected to open in summer 2021, a year ahead of plan. (more...)
Trump Says He's Taking Malaria Drug in Case He Gets COVID-19 Trump Says He's Taking Malaria Drug in Case He Gets COVID-19
- May 19, 2020

The trial has since come in for intense scrutiny, with critics claiming it failed to meet the necessary standard criteria used in normal clinical trials. One, by French researchers, gave 84 hospitalized patients the drug and 97 others the usual care. The second study, led by Qing Xie, from the department of infectious disease at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, was conducted in China and included 150 adults hospitalised with mainly mild or moderate Covid-19. (more...)
Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to produce 100mln potential Covid-19 vaccines for Oxford University Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to produce 100mln potential Covid-19 vaccines for Oxford University
- May 18, 2020

The business secretary also announced a $174 million funding boost to finish building a specialist "manufacturing and innovation" vaccine centre, a year ahead of schedule. However, Mr Sharma warned there are "no certainties". "It may be possible that we never find a successful coronavirus vaccine". The Government is also actively looking into treatments to help save the lives of infected individuals, especially those with life-threatening symptoms. (more...)
China's Xi says supports WHO-led probe when COVID-19 under control China's Xi says supports WHO-led probe when COVID-19 under control
- May 18, 2020

The ministry said in a separate statement that President Xi Jinping will give a video speech for the opening ceremony of the World Health Assembly later on Monday. Xi also said China would work with the United Nations to set up a "global humanitarian response depot" in China and facilitate the worldwide movement of medical supplies. (more...)
Loss of smell or taste linked to coronavirus symptoms in the UK Loss of smell or taste linked to coronavirus symptoms in the UK
- May 18, 2020

The new advice, issued from the four UK Chief Medical Officers, states: "From today, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia". Ear, nose and throat specialists have been warning for weeks that loss of smell and taste are symptoms of coronavirus . Yes. But they are not the only ones, seeing as experts know that a proportion of infected people pass on Covid-19 despite showing no symptoms at all. (more...)
3 new cases in Pott. County 3 new cases in Pott. County
- May 18, 2020

Another five individuals have died from the illness, bringing the state's total to 351. One more person has died in Jasper County, one in Linn County, three in Muscatine County, two in Polk County, one in Tama County, and two in Woodbury County. (more...)
Australia's virus inquiry gathers momentum Australia's virus inquiry gathers momentum
- May 18, 2020

Meanwhile, because Australia is one of the co-sponsors of the resolution, China has accused it of parroting the USA in its call for an inquiry to determine the origins of COVID-19 and warned that pursuing the investigation could spark a Chinese consumer boycott of students and tourists visiting Australia as well as of sales of major exports, including beef and wine. (more...)
Airborne droplets from speech 'may contribute to spread of coronavirus' Airborne droplets from speech 'may contribute to spread of coronavirus'
- May 18, 2020

They used an intense sheet of highly sensitive laser light to visualize bursts of small-sized droplets produced during repeated spoken phrases. The researchers found that just one minute of loud speaking releases at least 1,000 droplets that can linger for as long as 14 minutes, possibly carrying the coronavirus. (more...)
Trump says back to normal in golf means big crowds, no masks Trump says back to normal in golf means big crowds, no masks
- May 18, 2020

Live golf seen on TV at Seminole Golf Club, an American treasure that most of the world has never seen because of its exclusivity, tucked into Juno Beach, Fla., an exclusive enclave alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Wearing microphones that captured their smack talk and frustrations, caddie-less competitors McIlroy and Johnson faced off against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff , carrying their own clubs and adhering to social distancing procedures after undergoing a battery of tests and ... (more...)
NY launches interactive map to find COVID testing sites near you NY launches interactive map to find COVID testing sites near you
- May 18, 2020

Cuomo said he understood that people are getting restless. He also announced a new partnership between New York State and CVS that will bring testing to more than 60 CVS pharmacies across the state, with each location able to perform at least 50 tests per day. (more...)
Seven children checked for rare inflammatory syndrome potentially linked to coronavirus Seven children checked for rare inflammatory syndrome potentially linked to coronavirus
- May 18, 2020

Over 20% of these young patients experienced failure of 2 or more organs systems due to COVID-19, and almost 40% required either a breathing tube or ventilator. The CDC said that physicians should "consider MIS-C in any pediatric death with evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection". However, some children can become seriously ill. (more...)
UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 34636 UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 34636
- May 18, 2020

In today's daily public briefing, Sharma praised the work at both Oxford University and Imperial College London, and said that the search for a vaccine to the virus is progressing well. "I'm very proud of how quickly our scientists and researchers have come together in their efforts developing a vaccine that will combat coronavirus". (more...)
WorkSafeBC releases guidelines for reopening business in BC WorkSafeBC releases guidelines for reopening business in BC
- May 18, 2020

Henry thanked all of the people who completed the new COVID-19 response survey and encouraged more people, especially seniors, to tell their stories. In addition, each health authority has environmental health officers to help businesses reopen with proper administrative controls. (more...)
Eric Trump accuses Democrats of Eric Trump accuses Democrats of "milking" coronavirus lockdowns to win the election
- May 17, 2020

Joe Biden holds a national polling lead over President Donald Trump by about 8 points and would surpass the 270 electoral votes needed to win if the election were today, according to CNN analysis of state polls Sunday . "They're trying to deprive him of his greatest asset, which is the fact that the American people love him, the fact that he's relatable, and the fact that he can go out there and draw massive crowds", he argued. (more...)

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