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World Health Organization walks back claim about 'very rare' asymptomatic coronavirus transmission World Health Organization walks back claim about 'very rare' asymptomatic coronavirus transmission
- June 10, 2020

Calling the controversy "a misunderstanding", van Kerkhove said that during the news conference Monday, she was trying to respond to a journalist's question when she said asymptomatic transmission was "very rare". "When someone [symptomatic] is coughing, they're pushing the virus out, but if a person doesn't have symptoms, how are they transmitting the virus to someone else?" she added. (more...)
India Covid-19 surge continues with almost 10,000 cases amid lockdown easing India Covid-19 surge continues with almost 10,000 cases amid lockdown easing
- June 10, 2020

For the past eight days, India has been recording close to 10,000 cases and it's tally reached 2,76,583 on Wednesday. At a time when India's coronavirus tally is increasing by nearly 10,000 cases daily, the Union Health Ministry informed that for the first time, the number of COVID-19 recoveries surpassed the number of active cases in the country. (more...)
Widespread mask-wearing could prevent Covid-19 second waves, study shows Widespread mask-wearing could prevent Covid-19 second waves, study shows
- June 10, 2020

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, said lockdown measures in the United States prevented about 60 million cases in the United States and about 285 million in China, two major epicenters of the outbreak. Lockdowns prevented around 3.1 million deaths in 11 European countries, according to a new modelling study published Monday, as most nations tiptoe out of the strict measures to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. (more...)
World Health Organization clarifies remarks on 'very rare' asymptomatic Covid-19 spread World Health Organization clarifies remarks on 'very rare' asymptomatic Covid-19 spread
- June 10, 2020

The "clarification" she provided during a World Health Organization social-media chat showed many questions remain about whether infected people who don't show symptoms of illness such as fever, dry cough or difficulty breathing can transmit the virus to others. (more...)
Why Newlyweds Celebrated Their Wedding At Black Lives Matter Protest Why Newlyweds Celebrated Their Wedding At Black Lives Matter Protest
- June 10, 2020

Protesters passing through Logan Square cheered when they spotted the couple taking their "first look" photos in front of the hotel. While thousands of protestors took to the streets of Philadelphia to fight for police brutality and racial injustice after the needless killing of George Floyd , one particular couple stood out among the crowd: a bridge and groom, looking like they just stepped out of a wedding magazine. (more...)
McLean County Has None In Hospital Due To COVID-19
- June 10, 2020

This is the second day in a row there have been no new cases in Morrison County. Nursing facilities in the metro area have been hit hard during the pandemic, especially on the Kansas side. Of the county's 169 confirmed cases, 111 are traced to ZIP codes associated with Marseilles (41 cases), Sheridan (23 cases), Ottawa (21 cases), Mendota (20 cases) and Peru (six cases). (more...)
Now, WHO says COVID-19 spread by asymptomatic carriers `major unknown` Now, WHO says COVID-19 spread by asymptomatic carriers `major unknown`
- June 10, 2020

In a Twitter thread from April, Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said that evidence shows presymptomatic transmission "is happening more often than previously thought", and that there is "evidence that some infected people who never develop symptoms are also able to transmit the virus". (more...)
Lowest Daily COVID-19 Case Count Monday Since March 30 Lowest Daily COVID-19 Case Count Monday Since March 30
- June 10, 2020

One in Nowata County, a male in the 18-35 age group. Pleasant Valley Manor Care Center has unfortunately had a recent outbreak of the COVID 19 virus which involves both residents and staff. Women account for 54% of all county COVID-19 cases while men account for 46%, the data shows. Almost two-thirds of all reported COVID-19 cases within Kendall County were in recovery as of Monday , according to county health department data. (more...)
What we know - and don't know - about asymptomatic coronavirus transmission What we know - and don't know - about asymptomatic coronavirus transmission
- June 10, 2020

Van Kerkhove said her earlier statement was based on " two or three studies" and unpublished reports from countries doing contact tracing that suggested it was " very rare " for healthy people to spread coronavirus . "The problem is we don't know if we are going to be asymptomatic throughout the course of our infection or not and that may change the level of risk of transmitting the infection to others around us", he said. (more...)
Democratic Kentucky governor promises health care coverage for '100%' of black residents Democratic Kentucky governor promises health care coverage for '100%' of black residents
- June 10, 2020

The state is on track to reopen child care centers on June 15 and bars and competitive low-touch youth sports on June 29. "Mr. McAtee's weapon was tested and the shell casings we found outside the door came from that weapon", he said, adding that McAtee was tested for gunshot residue and those reports came back positive. (more...)
World Health Organization official clarifies remark on asymptomatic spread, Europe News & Top Stories World Health Organization official clarifies remark on asymptomatic spread, Europe News & Top Stories
- June 10, 2020

The institute warned that "communicating preliminary data...without much context can have tremendous negative impact" on public and government responses to the pandemic, and indeed, Van Kerkhove's comments had touched off a chain-reaction of second-guessing, pearl-clutching, and general existential crises among lockdown proponents as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases continues to climb. (more...)
CrossFit CEO Responds To Backlash After George Floyd Tweet CrossFit CEO Responds To Backlash After George Floyd Tweet
- June 10, 2020

And now, it's publicly lost the support of one its wealthy Silicon Valley advocates. CrossFit, an exercise brand that incorporates movements such as high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, and power lifting, was founded by Glassman and Lauren Jenai in 2000 in Santa Cruz, Calif. (more...)
World Health Organization says asymptomatic spread of Covid-19 rare, then clarifies World Health Organization says asymptomatic spread of Covid-19 rare, then clarifies
- June 09, 2020

Maria Van Kerkhove , the WHO's technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, said Tuesday that there had been " misunderstandings " and clarified that people without symptoms can spread the virus. (more...)
DuPage County reports 33 cases of COVID-19, 3 deaths, on Monday DuPage County reports 33 cases of COVID-19, 3 deaths, on Monday
- June 09, 2020

Sherburne County added three new case for a total of 257 cases and two deaths. The number of people hospitalized in New Mexico due to COVID-19 was 183 as of Monday, down by eight from a week ago. The death count related to the novel coronavirus in Kendall County has remained at 22 for about three weeks, according to Kendall County Health Department data. (more...)
Americans Are Dangerously Inhaling, Ingesting, and Rubbing Bleach to Kill Coronavirus Americans Are Dangerously Inhaling, Ingesting, and Rubbing Bleach to Kill Coronavirus
- June 09, 2020

The spike came after Donald Trump talked about injecting disinfectant during a press conference back in April as a means to kill the virus. As it surveyed its 502 participants, the study set about to discover how much the people knew about household disinfectants and if or how they were using them to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
COVID-19: United Kingdom deaths lowest since lockdown began as 77 die COVID-19: United Kingdom deaths lowest since lockdown began as 77 die
- June 09, 2020

Excess deaths are widely considered to be the best gauge of the virus' impact as they provide a clear guide over historical periods and include all-cause mortality. Britain's statistics agency says the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United Kingdom has risen to 50,107. A separate study published today by the University of Manchester suggests that more than a fifth (21 per cent) of excess deaths that had taken place in England and Wales by early May were not linked to Covid-19. (more...)
Kendall County COVID-19 death count remains at 22 for three weeks Kendall County COVID-19 death count remains at 22 for three weeks
- June 09, 2020

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health , 3.68% of the La Salle County population has been tested for COVID-19, and.15% of the population has tested positive for it. Mason County has 36 cases and no deaths. Grays Harbor County has 19 cases. As of June 5th, tests are reported per test instead of per person to account for changes in testing capacity and for individuals who are tested a couple of times over the course of the pandemic. (more...)
AstraZeneca, Gilead merger likely to hit political, strategic hurdles AstraZeneca, Gilead merger likely to hit political, strategic hurdles
- June 09, 2020

AstraZeneca contacted Gilead last month but the USA company, which is testing its drug remdesivir as a COVID-19 treatment, was not interested in combining with another big drugmaker, Bloomberg reported . But according to a separate analysis by Bloomberg, what Gilead does have is cash flow thanks to its already-approved drugs for HIV. AstraZeneca's top-selling product is its lung cancer drug Tagrisso, which generated first-quarter revenue of $982 million. (more...)
Global outbreak worsening, World Health Organization says Global outbreak worsening, World Health Organization says
- June 09, 2020

Currently, 7,006,436 people have had the virus, while 402,699 people have lost their lives to the pandemic , which went global six months ago. It comes as countries all over the world begin to drastically ease their lockdown measures as they start to see an end to the pandemic . (more...)
Most regions outside Toronto-Hamilton area moving to Stage 2 of reopening Most regions outside Toronto-Hamilton area moving to Stage 2 of reopening
- June 09, 2020

The province will give an update every Monday on whether the health metrics allow for those staying at Stage 1, including Haldimand-Norfolk, to reopen on the following Friday. However, there will be limits to enable physical distancing. Bike and walking, bus and boat tours, tasting and winery tours, breweries and distilleries were also added to the list, as well as tour and guide services. (more...)

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