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Coronavirus: Authors retract hydroxychloroquine study that raised safety fears Coronavirus: Authors retract hydroxychloroquine study that raised safety fears
- June 09, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) is aware of the preliminary findings of tests conducted in the United Kingdom, which found that hydroxychloroquine does not reduce mortality rates among COVID-19 patients, the WHO's chief scientist Dr. A third study using Surgispgere data and co-authored by Mehra, Patel, and Desai, among others, was only posted online as a preprint. The Lancet study was retracted late on Thursday. (more...)
Pandemic is worsening with record new cases Pandemic is worsening with record new cases
- June 09, 2020

But when questioned in more detail about these cases, Van Kerkhove said many of them turn out to have mild disease, or unusual symptoms. "If we actually follow all the symptomatic cases, isolated those cases, followed the contacts and quarantined those contacts, we would drastically reduce" transmission, she said. (more...)
The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening globally: World Health Organization chief The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening globally: World Health Organization chief
- June 09, 2020

It also says people over 60 or with preexisting conditions should wear medical masks in areas where there's community transmission of the coronavirus and physical distancing is impossible, and that all workers in clinical settings should wear medical masks in areas with widespread transmission. (more...)
CDC says 40 percent of Americans surveyed tried bleach to wash food CDC says 40 percent of Americans surveyed tried bleach to wash food
- June 09, 2020

Clorex is one bleach brand. This mixture can produce chlorine gas, which can cause irritation of the eyes, throat and nose and potentially lead to breathing problems, Live Science previously reported . Four per cent of the surveyed used to gargle diluted bleach solutions, soapy water or disinfectants. Only 23% of the participants knew that only room temperature water is appropriate to dilute bleach solutions. (more...)
Gov. DeSantis Says Bars, Movie Theaters Can Reopen Friday Gov. DeSantis Says Bars, Movie Theaters Can Reopen Friday
- June 09, 2020

Under the task force proposal, Phase III would allow local governments to hold in-person meetings while bars, gyms, restaurants and nightclubs would be able to operate at full capacity. You must be seated to get served. Personal service businesses such as tattoo parlors may reopen as well, and people can begin gathering in groups of 50 or less, starting Friday, the order states. (more...)
Maharashtra to get 10,000 vials of 'anti-viral' drug Maharashtra to get 10,000 vials of 'anti-viral' drug
- June 09, 2020

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Saturday announced the state government's decision to buy 10k vials of Remdesivir for treating coronavirus . Gilead is ramping up production but it's unclear how much of the drug will be available for patients over the summer. Last month, the government began distributing a supply of remdesivir donated by Gilead. (more...)
Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 'very rare' Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 'very rare'
- June 09, 2020

According to the Worldometers website at 11:40 PM on Monday , the global COVID-19 count has now increased to 71.48 lakh after 66,342 fresh cases were registered in a day. Government responses should focus on detecting and isolating infected people with symptoms, and tracking anyone who might have come into contact with them, Van Kerkhove said. (more...)
Allegheny County reports no new coronavirus deaths, 5 new cases Allegheny County reports no new coronavirus deaths, 5 new cases
- June 09, 2020

With no new deaths since Friday, the total in B.C. remains at 167. One map is reporting the same number of cases as county officials - 2,008. Vancouver's total has been revised downward by one case since Friday due to a data error, Henry said. (more...)
WHO Says Transmission by Asymptomatic Covid Patients ‘Very Rare’ WHO Says Transmission by Asymptomatic Covid Patients ‘Very Rare’
- June 09, 2020

At least 35 percent of people who test positive for Covid-19 are asymptomatic and experts have pointed toward these cases as the most risky in creating the spread Covid-19. "It still appears to be rare that an asymptomatic individual actually transmits onward". She acknowledged that some studies have indicated asymptomatic or presymptomatic spread in nursing homes and in household settings. (more...)
Four more coronavirus cases reported in La Salle County Sunday Four more coronavirus cases reported in La Salle County Sunday
- June 09, 2020

TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley . The number of total positive COVID-19 cases in Marshall County is now 214, which is 18 more cases than in Saturday's report from the Indiana State Department of Health. Petersburg (compared to yesterday's 1,956, 754, and 340, respectively). A week ago, the number of confirmed cases was 7,253. Levine will speak during a press conference at 3:30 p.m. (more...)
Words From CrossFit CEO Spark Massive Backlash Words From CrossFit CEO Spark Massive Backlash
- June 09, 2020

On June 5, CrossFit finally released a statement saying it had been "having uncomfortable discussions on injustice, racism, and all forms of hate", asking how it could better support the black CrossFit community. "Involving George Floyd's name in that effort was wrong", he explained . "Quarantine alone is 'accompanied in every age and under all political regimes by an undercurrent of suspicion, distrust, and riots, '" he tweeted. (more...)
Potential COVID-19 vaccine could be rolled out by September Potential COVID-19 vaccine could be rolled out by September
- June 09, 2020

The initial trial of this vaccine is now underway. Speaking at an online lecture, Irish scientist Professor Adrian, from Oxford University's Centre for Personalised Medicine said researchers are "80 per cent confident" the Covid-19 vaccine they are developing will work. (more...)
Brazil removes virus data amid rising death toll Brazil removes virus data amid rising death toll
- June 08, 2020

Meanwhile, the country is facing the second-largest Covid-19 outbreak in the world with over 691,758 confirmed cases, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University . It also said that 10,209 patients had recovered. "Other actions are underway to improve the reporting of cases and confirmation of diagnoses". "It's a historic decision", said Congressman Alessandro Molon, whose PSB party filed the suit that resulted in the decision. (more...)
Cuomo Says Groups Of Up To 150 Will Be Allowed At Graduations Cuomo Says Groups Of Up To 150 Will Be Allowed At Graduations
- June 08, 2020

That is roughly 1 in 5 of the 110,000 coronavirus deaths across the U.S. In the coming weeks, local officials expect as many as 400,000 people to join essential workers in doing their jobs outside their homes as the numbers of new hospitalizations and daily deaths in the city because of COVID-19 fall below levels from the peak of the outbreak. (more...)
CDC says some Americans surveyed have gargled bleach to prevent coronavirus CDC says some Americans surveyed have gargled bleach to prevent coronavirus
- June 08, 2020

In mid-May a report cited a spike in unintentional poisonings in the United States from bleach and disinfectants, after US President Donald Trump suggested that suggested disinfectant chemicals might be injected as a means of treating COVID-19. (more...)
Reebok drops CrossFit Games after CEO's George Floyd comments Reebok drops CrossFit Games after CEO's George Floyd comments
- June 08, 2020

He also called an affiliate "delusional" for questioning why CrossFit had been silent on the killing of Floyd by police in Minneapolis. Shortly after, Glassman issued a statement apologizing for his comments, stating, "I, CrossFit HQ, and the CrossFit community will not stand for racism". (more...)
CrossFit founder apologizes for tweet on Floyd killing after Reebok split CrossFit founder apologizes for tweet on Floyd killing after Reebok split
- June 08, 2020

The tweet related to the police killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd , in the us state of Minneapolis on May 25 and was seen as insensitive. The official CrossFit Twitter account shared a statement from the executive, tagging Glassman's personal Twitter profile, which was spread across several tweets. (more...)
The WHO has new advice for wearing masks and making your own The WHO has new advice for wearing masks and making your own
- June 08, 2020

She said materials like silk, stretchy or porous fabric should be avoided when making face masks for protection from COVID 19 . The World Health Organization (WHO ) has advised governments around the world to encourage their people to wear masks in regions where physical distancing is hard, as a way of curbing further spread of coronavirus . (more...)
GOP Senator Mitt Romney Joins Protesters in DC, Tweets 'Black Lives Matter' GOP Senator Mitt Romney Joins Protesters in DC, Tweets 'Black Lives Matter'
- June 08, 2020

Romney's approval is underwater with Republicans, as only 46 percent signaled support for the Utah Senator in a Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll conducted in May. The May 30 tweet said: "The George Floyd murder is abhorrent". Protesters claim the justice system is fundamentally racist and want to cut funding to police departments and abolish prisons. (more...)
Seattle mayor to ban tear gas for next 30 days amid protests Seattle mayor to ban tear gas for next 30 days amid protests
- June 08, 2020

Durkan said the three accountability branches will work with the police department and the federal court monitor to craft new crowd management recommendations over the next month. A auto crashes into a barricade set up by protesters, moments before a man exits the vehicle holding a gun, in Seattle , Washington June 7, 2020, in this still image taken from video obtained from social media. (more...)

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