Health


Babylon Health admits GP app suffered data breach Babylon Health admits GP app suffered data breach
- June 12, 2020

Meanwhile Rosie Cooper MP claimed that the data breach threatened to "undermine the public's confidence in Babylon", which has signed up more than 2.3m patients across the UK. Of course we take any security issue, however small, very seriously and have contacted the patients affected to update, apologise to and support where required, ' said the company. (more...)
World Health Organization backtracks saying asymptomatic coronavirus spread is 'very rare' World Health Organization backtracks saying asymptomatic coronavirus spread is 'very rare'
- June 12, 2020

Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO's emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, "It's very rare ". "We are constantly looking at this data and we're trying to get more information from countries to truly answer this question". The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. This latter figure is more in line with the World Health Organization estimates. (more...)
After COVID-19 destroyed her lungs, young Chicago woman receives double transplant After COVID-19 destroyed her lungs, young Chicago woman receives double transplant
- June 12, 2020

Doctors said that at one point. she was one of the sickest people in the hospital. "I certainly expect some of these patients will have such severe lung injury that they will not be able to carry on without transplant", said Bharat, who performed the operation Friday. (more...)
Opposition parties thwart Liberals' emergency COVID-19 aid legislation Opposition parties thwart Liberals' emergency COVID-19 aid legislation
- June 11, 2020

Without unanimous consent to allow the bill to be debated, it remained stuck at first reading on Wednesday, while the House of Commons adjourned until June 17. Rodriguez called Scheer's motion "some kind of procedural trick" that "looked very innocent but was loaded". What happens to the bill now is not clear. (more...)
More research needed on asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19, says WHO More research needed on asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19, says WHO
- June 11, 2020

Some estimates suggest anywhere between six and 41 per cent of the population may be infected but not have symptoms, she added. Many countries, including the United States , adopted lockdown strategies because they recognised that isolating only people who were sick might not be enough to contain the epidemic. (more...)
UK scientist: Week earlier lockdown could have halved deaths UK scientist: Week earlier lockdown could have halved deaths
- June 11, 2020

This is often used as a key measure, by comparing deaths to what we might typically expect to see at this time of year, with the likes of seasonal illnesses such as flu. Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said the one issue he would choose to look at was how to speed up testing earlier. Despite the figures, Sharma said infection and death rates are falling, and the United Kingdom lockdown, which has been in force since March, could be eased further. (more...)
Coronavirus Situation 'Worsening' Worldwide Coronavirus Situation 'Worsening' Worldwide
- June 11, 2020

The report pointed out that most of the cases were from South Asia and the Americas. At his Monday news briefing, Tedros urged protesters to keep at least one meter apart from one another, wash their hands, cover their mouths when coughing and wear a mask while demonstrating. (more...)
Dodge County Fair canceled due to COVID-19 Dodge County Fair canceled due to COVID-19
- June 11, 2020

They will make a decision in about a month, but they want to have a fair." . The 2020 Mower County Fair is scheduled for August 11-16. Cumberland Fair has already posted its 2021 dates on its website: September 26 to October 2. Robinson says they're expecting a good turnout. Board members say they're thinking about lowering them this year. "We have been communicating regularly with our fellow county fairs around the state and the region to see what they are planning to ensure that we are on ... (more...)
Lockdowns averted 3 million deaths in 11 European nations Lockdowns averted 3 million deaths in 11 European nations
- June 11, 2020

There are huge personal costs to staying home and canceling events, but the data shows that every day makes a profound difference. "By using science and cooperating, we change the course of history". "Our empirical results indicate that large-scale anti-contagion policies are slowing the COVID-19 pandemic", the researchers wrote in the study. "In all countries in this study we find that these interventions. (more...)
2 new cases, 1 more recovery 2 new cases, 1 more recovery
- June 11, 2020

As of today, Sarpy County has a total of 811 cases and Cass County has a total of 54. Using ZIP code information, there was one more case reported to the IDPH in Ottawa since Tuesday. The community total is now 1,397. Nevada's COVID-19 data shows that the state is beginning to see what could be an upward trend of average daily new cases diagnosed in the last two weeks, partially due to an increase in easily accessible testing statewide. (more...)
Dr. Fauci has a chilling coronavirus statement sprinkled with hope Dr. Fauci has a chilling coronavirus statement sprinkled with hope
- June 11, 2020

The U.S. has more coronavirus cases than any other country, with about 2 million, and leads the world in pandemic deaths with more than 112,000. "In a period of four months, it has devastated the world; 110,000 deaths in the US". "Oh my goodness", Fauci said. 'Where is it going to end? "So we're just at nearly the beginning of really understanding". But Fauci said he was " very heartened " by the pharmaceutical industry, which he said, " stepped up to the plate ". (more...)
United Kingdom passes 50000 coronavirus-related deaths, Europe's worst hit United Kingdom passes 50000 coronavirus-related deaths, Europe's worst hit
- June 11, 2020

Daneel added: "Last Friday's (9 June) publication suggests that a large number of these excess deaths were likely to have involved undiagnosed Covid-19 in the elderly". "Whatever the reason, this will make formal recognition of Covid-19 on the death certificate more challenging". "On top of this, the socio-economic profile of pension schemes means that their liabilities are typically partially insulated from the variations we see in national mortality statistics". (more...)
WHO Clarifies Report Saying Asymptomatic Spread of Virus Is 'Very Rare' WHO Clarifies Report Saying Asymptomatic Spread of Virus Is 'Very Rare'
- June 11, 2020

This is especially true in the early stages of the disease, and the virus can be caught from someone who has a mild cough and does not feel ill. COVID-19 is spread via respiratory droplets, so wearing a mask will stop those droplets from reaching others. (more...)
Anthony Fauci warns COVID-19 outbreak isn't over Anthony Fauci warns COVID-19 outbreak isn't over
- June 10, 2020

Ebola outbreaks are also always very local. "HIV, as important as it is, was drawn out and over an extended period of time", added Fauci, who was speaking via recorded video at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization International Convention. (more...)
Coronavirus: study supports 'universal adoption of face masks' Coronavirus: study supports 'universal adoption of face masks'
- June 10, 2020

The study looked at 1,717 coronavirus restriction measures in the United States, China , France , Iran , Italy , and South Korea . The researchers analyzed those data to estimate how the daily growth rate of infections could have changed over time within a specific location if different policy combinations were enacted on a large scale. (more...)
Stay-at-Home Order Lifted in Essex County; Gathering Limits Relaxed Stay-at-Home Order Lifted in Essex County; Gathering Limits Relaxed
- June 10, 2020

Playgrounds and sports entertainment such as ballparks and racetracks are not part of the executive order and will remain closed due to concerns about the high-touch nature of equipment and facilities. Everyone must wear masks and stay at least six-feet apart. Indoor dining at bars and restaurants are still prohibited; eateries will begin serving diners outdoors on June 15. (more...)
Rolling out Covid-19 vaccine too early means not knowing about immunity Rolling out Covid-19 vaccine too early means not knowing about immunity
- June 10, 2020

The experimental vaccine is one of five that the Trump administration has said is the most likely to succeed. Scientists do not yet know for sure whether immunity to the COVID-19 infection caused by the new virus is developed, or whether people can become infected again. (more...)
Missouri reports another triple-digit jump in COVID-19 cases Missouri reports another triple-digit jump in COVID-19 cases
- June 10, 2020

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Tuesday COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county dropped below 100 for the first time since March. Twenty-two people are being monitored at home. The deaths were both men, one older than 80, and one man in his 50s. Cases are removed for many reasons, including residence in another state, duplication of cases, and false-positive reports. (more...)
World Health Organization backtracks on claim coronavirus spread ‘very rare’ when asymptomatic World Health Organization backtracks on claim coronavirus spread ‘very rare’ when asymptomatic
- June 10, 2020

He explained that " many infectious diseases can pass from person to person even if the original infected person is unaware of being infected; that is, before or during a time when they don't have symptoms". An official of World Health Organization has been quoted as saying that SARS-Cov-2 may not be infectious if someone is " asymptomatic ". He said, "The evidence has changed so much over the last three months, and this is such a new virus that we are finding out more and more ". (more...)
China demands proof from Rick Scott on coronavirus accusations China demands proof from Rick Scott on coronavirus accusations
- June 10, 2020

Dr Zhong Nanshan, who was appointed to lead the country's fight against COVID-19, said on Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic should be tackled with mass vaccination, not herd immunity. In terms of the actual race among countries like the U.S. to develop a successful coronavirus vaccine , the latest comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci - who's the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - reveal that vaccine manufacturing will actually start much sooner than ... (more...)

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