Health


Healthcare staff to access Covid-19 antibody tests 'starting next week' Healthcare staff to access Covid-19 antibody tests 'starting next week'
- May 21, 2020

The devolved nations would be given supplies of the tests to use as they saw fit, Hancock added. But Britain's progress has been criticised: opposition lawmakers said an earlier promise of a nationwide roll-out of a National Health Service (NHS)-developed smartphone app had slipped from the middle of this month. (more...)
Superdrug now selling coronavirus antibody tests for £69 Superdrug now selling coronavirus antibody tests for £69
- May 21, 2020

With new testing methods and sites constantly being developed and opened, here's the latest on where to get tested for coronavirus and what the new exams tell us about the disease. However, it can produce a likely indication that someone had a past infection. The tests, which reveal whether a person has had Covid-19, will be "free for people who need them" and priority will be given to NHS staff and care workers. (more...)
U.K. Concedes Trial Track-and-Trace App Has Security Flaws U.K. Concedes Trial Track-and-Trace App Has Security Flaws
- May 21, 2020

The United Kingdom's prime minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday announced the country will have a track and trace system for tracing those infected with coronavirus by June. Widespread contact tracing was abandoned in mid-March as the number of cases soared in the United Kingdom, but it is now seen as a crucial component of efforts to safely ease the lockdown while avoiding a second wave of Covid-19 infections. (more...)
Loughlin and husband to serve prison time for college admissions scam Loughlin and husband to serve prison time for college admissions scam
- May 21, 2020

The Full House actress and her fashion designer husband were accused of paying $500,000 to get their daughters Olivia Jade and Bella into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits, even though they weren't athletes. The Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is saying they will appear before Gorton on Friday at 11:30 a.m. An attorney for the couple declined to comment. (more...)
Notre Dame to Invite Students Back to Campus Two Weeks Early Notre Dame to Invite Students Back to Campus Two Weeks Early
- May 21, 2020

Jenkins compared reopening the campus to assembling a small city of people from around the world, "who may bring with them pathogens to which they have been exposed". That's two weeks earlier than the fall semester was initially scheduled to begin. Jenkins also said many or all of the programs during the second half of the summer session will be cancelled in order to prepare for the fall semester. (more...)
AstraZeneca to begin supply of Covid-19 vaccine in September AstraZeneca to begin supply of Covid-19 vaccine in September
- May 21, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine: The United States will pump up to $1.2 billion into developing AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine and said on Thursday it would order 300 million doses, as the White House seeks solutions to the coronavirus pandemic . (more...)
China 'firmly opposes' presumption of guilt about the origin of COVID-19 China 'firmly opposes' presumption of guilt about the origin of COVID-19
- May 21, 2020

Dr. Mike Ryan, the WHO's executive director emergencies, spoke about the resolution adopted by the organization's 194 member states, including the U.S., sponsored by the European Union on behalf of more than 100 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Turkey. (more...)
Virginia Reports First Case of Multisymptom Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Virginia Reports First Case of Multisymptom Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
- May 21, 2020

The disease is most common in Japan, where it affects 308 out of every 100,000 children under age 5. The cause is unknown. Report possible cases to county health officials. MIS-C seems to show up after a patient has recovered from coronavirus. Numerous kids in England who have been identified with MIS-C are from ethnic minoritie, Levin mentioned. (more...)
Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic 'without vaccine' Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic 'without vaccine'
- May 21, 2020

The novel Coronavirus was first detected in China late a year ago before spreading across the world, prompting an worldwide race to find treatments and vaccines. To date, 2,888 patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals while 90 remain warded, he said. But the new drug, developed in China, also provides protection from the virus for some time, meaning that people will not be able to get the disease for some time. (more...)
United Kingdom frontline workers will be given hydroxychloroquine in clinical trial United Kingdom frontline workers will be given hydroxychloroquine in clinical trial
- May 21, 2020

The president on Tuesday dismissed a Veterans Division to examine on hydroxychloroquine, which discovered the malaria drug that's unproven to stop or deal with coronavirus may result in harmful unwanted effects, was carried out utilizing sufferers who have been "nearly lifeless" and "in very unsafe form". (more...)
CORONAVIRUS: Lyon County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 case Featured CORONAVIRUS: Lyon County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 case Featured
- May 21, 2020

Positive COVID-19 results from the prisons in Jackson County are not included in the county's numbers. Pierce County reported 10 new cases and one new death Wednesday. Kankakee County has 703 cases with 36 deaths. Thirty-one new cases have been reported at the Duane Waters Health Center, bringing the total to 69, with no new deaths and no new staff members testing positive. (more...)
Pair of studies showed vaccine prevented coronavirus infection in monkeys; produced antibodies Pair of studies showed vaccine prevented coronavirus infection in monkeys; produced antibodies
- May 21, 2020

These data suggest that animals develop natural protective immunity against the virus and the disease that it causes. In another study, nine monkeys that were infected with coronavirus did not contract the disease after they recovered. But in one study, monkeys developed immunity against the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus after receiving experimental vaccines. Eight of the 25 vaccinated animals demonstrated no detectable virus at any point following exposure to the virus, while the other ... (more...)
Cooper to announce Phase Two opening decision by midweek Cooper to announce Phase Two opening decision by midweek
- May 21, 2020

So far, the abrupt closing and slow reopening of businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic have been done on a statewide level with executive orders. Cooper said Monday that, if the state isn't ready to move into Phase Two on Friday, he and state health officials would consider making decisions on a regional basis. (more...)
Cocktail of antibodies may block coronavirus infection, shows study Cocktail of antibodies may block coronavirus infection, shows study
- May 21, 2020

The analysis suggests that, in the longer term, SARS and MERS survivors may be at risk for mental illnesses such as depression , anxiety , fatigue, and post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ) in the months and years following discharge from hospital. (more...)
May 20 COVID-19 State Health Dept May 20 COVID-19 State Health Dept
- May 21, 2020

It's public health department has reached out to 180 members of a church congregation who attended an event after one of the attendees tested positive for COVID-19 the following day. Washoe County in Nevada has 1,295 confirmed cases, and 48 deaths attributed to COVID, which is an increase of 29 cases from yesterday with no new deaths reported. (more...)
Ontario launching independent commission into long-term care homes Ontario launching independent commission into long-term care homes
- May 21, 2020

Our almost 400 members are located across the province and include not-for-profit, charitable, and municipal long-term care homes, seniors' housing, assisted living in supportive housing, and community service agencies. "Ontario has had numerous inquiries, studies and Auditor General reports over the past two decades documenting the problems in the system", Ivana Yelich, spokesperson for Premier Doug Ford said on Twitter. (more...)
Mother Intentionally Sets Car On Fire With Her Son Inside Mother Intentionally Sets Car On Fire With Her Son Inside
- May 21, 2020

According to Fox 57 , Columbia Police arrested 23-year-old Caylin Watson and charged her with attempted murder, arson, abuse and infliction of great bodily injury upon a child. Watson was immediately detained after evidence suggested that she had intentionally ignited the vehicle. Watson was briefly hospitalized for her injuries before being sent to jail. (more...)
Florida's coronavirus-19 data guru says she was censored Florida's coronavirus-19 data guru says she was censored
- May 21, 2020

Rebekah Jones in her office at the Florida Department of Health. Ron DeSantis (R) defended his administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday and disputed allegations by a former state employee who claims she was sacked after refusing to manipulate COVID-19 data. (more...)
Trump implies study finding no benefit in hydroxychloroquine was politically motivated Trump implies study finding no benefit in hydroxychloroquine was politically motivated
- May 21, 2020

In a letter published to explain why the president is taking the drug, the president's doctor Sean Conley also said a member of Trump's support staff tested positive for the virus - a possible reference to the valet. "So some of the misreporting on other networks. ignore the fact that tens of millions of people around the world have used this drug for other purposes". (more...)
Anti SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Neutralized Coronavirus Infectivity Anti SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Neutralized Coronavirus Infectivity
- May 20, 2020

He added that "you can open up a society without fear". The San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics, an antibody-centric biopharma company that typically focuses on cancer, claims that it has developed an antibody treatment that shields healthy cells from COVID-19 and flushes the virus out of the body within four days, according to Fox News . (more...)

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