Health


Scotland reports no coronavirus deaths for the first time since lockdown Scotland reports no coronavirus deaths for the first time since lockdown
- June 07, 2020

The DHSC said that as of 9am on Saturday there had been 5,438,712 tests, including 218,187 tests on 5 June, of which 1,557 were positive. There were 8,855 new infection cases overall. The coronavirus pandemic killed 922 people in the United States in the past 24 hours, according to figures released Friday by Johns Hopkins University. (more...)
2 billion doses of Oxford Vaccine to be produced 2 billion doses of Oxford Vaccine to be produced
- June 07, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 69 lakh people and killed over four lakh across the world, scientists may be close to a breakthrough on an antibody treatment that can save the lives of people infected with the deadly virus, The Guardian has reported . (more...)
Minneapolis mayor booed by protesters after refusing to defund and abolish police Minneapolis mayor booed by protesters after refusing to defund and abolish police
- June 07, 2020

The tweet below is rife with expletives. Defunding police departments has now become a flashpoint during many protests across the country, and nowhere is that more evident than in this video. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Min) told the same crowd of angry African Americans in Minneapolis: "We need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis police department". (more...)
Florida coronavirus cases show another big increase Saturday Florida coronavirus cases show another big increase Saturday
- June 07, 2020

The number of people tested daily has been rising since late May , but so has the number of tests coming back positive. Cases peaked in early April at almost 2,000 daily new cases. The county typically comes second to Alachua County in total number of cases. The number of hospitals using surge capacity remained steady at 5 - a number that is down from early May highs of 21. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez backs Eliot Engel challenger Jamaal Bowman Ocasio-Cortez backs Eliot Engel challenger Jamaal Bowman
- June 07, 2020

The move by Ocasio-Cortez also violated House Democratic leaders, who stood behind party positions facing major challenges. In tweets , Ocasio-Cortez announced her support for middle-school principal Jamaal Bowman , whose message of generational change has echoed that of Ocasio-Cortez ahead of her 2018 upset of a long-serving Democratic incumbent. (more...)
'We can't take much more': Protests swell in Washington, other cities 'We can't take much more': Protests swell in Washington, other cities
- June 07, 2020

The Met said it was "investigating the full circumstances" of the officer's fall. Volunteers handed out water and other supplies as the area took on a block party vibe, with food trucks and vendors selling Black Lives Matter T-shirts. Our streets" echoed for hours as crowds streamed into Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, gathered near Central Park in Manhattan and Washington Square Park amid a downpour. (more...)
Florida coronavirus: 62,758 cases, 2,688 deaths Florida coronavirus: 62,758 cases, 2,688 deaths
- June 07, 2020

The Florida Department of Health reported a total of 61,488 cases on Friday . 41 new deaths were reported Thursday , with 53 additional fatalities on Friday - and a slight drop as of Saturday, with 28 deaths. North Central Florida also saw a jump in cases, which now reports a total of 1,788 cases. So far, 333,484 tests have been run statewide. 27,501 total positive COVID-19 cases. (more...)
Two men charged after Sydney anti-racism protests turned violent Two men charged after Sydney anti-racism protests turned violent
- June 07, 2020

But throngs showed up anyway - despite the cold weather, the spitting rain, and warnings by police that mass gatherings would violate the rule that only six people from different households could gather outside during the pandemic. "I'm not going to the protest". "A lot of people did try and I must commend them", he said. "Let's not do anything on the weekend that compromises safety, let's not do anything on the weekend that potentially spreads the virus". (more...)
UK Halts Trial Of UK Halts Trial Of "Useless" Anti-Malaria Drug In COVID-19 Patients
- June 07, 2020

The results have not been published; the statement said full details will be provided soon. Landray, who is a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Oxford, noted that "there has been huge speculation and uncertainty about the role of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19" but - until now - "an absence of reliable information from large randomised trials". (more...)
New Mexico reports 5 new deaths, 129 additional COVID-19 cases New Mexico reports 5 new deaths, 129 additional COVID-19 cases
- June 07, 2020

It's been more than three weeks since the state has had more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day. Four new cases were reported in the county's long-term care facilities, and those facilities still make up 37 percent of the overall cases with 432 cases. (more...)
RCMP provide an update on NS shooting, no inquiry yet RCMP provide an update on NS shooting, no inquiry yet
- June 07, 2020

However, Campbell said the shooter did not use the replica vehicle to pull over any of his victims when they were killed. RCMP have said police had searched for Clarke-McNeil in the Coalburn and Priestville areas and they had concerns Clarke-McNeil was making his way to Halifax. (more...)
North Dakota reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths North Dakota reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths
- June 06, 2020

The health department also reported another 69 fatalities, meaning that 5,886 Pennsylvanians have died from the disease since March. Updated municipality data was not yet provided on the county site. More than two-thirds of the state's deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. There is now a total of 4,990. According to the McHenry County Department of Health, long-term care facilities are required to immediately report any COVID-19-like illness among ... (more...)
World Health Organization encourages masks where physical distancing is hard World Health Organization encourages masks where physical distancing is hard
- June 06, 2020

However, he said a growing amount of observational evidence from several countries who are recommending the use of face masks, plus the difficulty of social distancing in many settings, is enough for World Health Organization to change its advice. (more...)
Tear Gas Canisters Found Near DC Church After Trump Visit Tear Gas Canisters Found Near DC Church After Trump Visit
- June 06, 2020

The agency has not provided more details about the contents of the smoke it deployed, and a spokesman for the Park Police did not respond to requests seeking clarification Wednesday. Riot control agents are created to cause irritation within seconds of exposure, making people want to flee; toxicologists advise that getting away from the gas is the best and first thing to do to mediate the impact. (more...)
Scientists retract study that found antimalarial drugs unsafe for coronavirus patients Scientists retract study that found antimalarial drugs unsafe for coronavirus patients
- June 06, 2020

Surgisphere agreed to the review, but the third party reviewers told the Lancet that they were not able to access all the data, because the company said this would violate client agreements and confidentiality requirements. It was released on the same day as two other studies investigating the same topic, with all three finding that these medicines do not heighten susceptibility to infection, nor increase the risk of becoming seriously ill. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg stands up against censorship Mark Zuckerberg stands up against censorship
- June 06, 2020

In response, the tech mogul said Friday the company will be revisiting its policies against "threats of state use of force" and voter suppression efforts, as well as its current "binary" standard of either taking down or leaving up posts that may incite violence. (more...)
Remdesivir reportedly approved for COVID-19 treatment in India Remdesivir reportedly approved for COVID-19 treatment in India
- June 06, 2020

Emergency use authorisation allows the "restricted" use of unapproved drugs for treatment of illness in public health emergencies. Lav Agarwal, Joint Health Secretary said, "We have reviewed the evidence on the basis of which Remdesivir has been given emergency approval for use in Covid-19 patients". (more...)
County adds three new COVID-19 cases, none linked to Firestone County adds three new COVID-19 cases, none linked to Firestone
- June 06, 2020

The county should hear back from the state Department of Health about their Phase 2 application this week. In a statement to KUT, a spokesperson said that Austin Public Health is aware of the new date released by CMS. Juniata remains with 95 cases and four deaths. On May 11, Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Department of State Health Services to test all residents and staff of Texas nursing ... (more...)
Wear Masks in Public Says WHO, in Update of COVID-19 Advice Wear Masks in Public Says WHO, in Update of COVID-19 Advice
- June 06, 2020

Initially, the World Health Organization recommended that only those who experience COVID-19 symptoms or who are caring for someone infected with the new virus wear a face mask. "We have new research findings", said Dr Van Kerkhove, the WHO's technical lead expert on Covid-19. WHO continues to recommend that people who are sick with symptoms of COVID-19 should remain at home, and should consult their health care provider. (more...)
Dr. Alex George 'disappointed' by coronavirus antibodies test result Dr. Alex George 'disappointed' by coronavirus antibodies test result
- June 06, 2020

Thus, antibody tests do not appear job-related and consistent with business necessity, and would likely be viewed as an impermissible medical inquiry-not to mention the potential claims that could arise should employers take employment actions (reassignment, reduction in hours, or loss of overtime, for example) based upon the results of the testing. (more...)

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