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Patient has double lung transplant due to coronavirus Patient has double lung transplant due to coronavirus
- June 14, 2020

Bharat says her body started to show antibodies against the transplanted organ, so she has been given medication aimed at preventing her body from rejecting the lungs . "This is one of the toughest transplants I've done", Dr. Bharat was quoted as saying by the news agency PTI. "This was truly one of the most challenging cases". (more...)
Kudlow: 'There Is No Second Spike' of Virus Kudlow: 'There Is No Second Spike' of Virus
- June 14, 2020

Although Kudlow acknowledged Friday he is "not the health expert" within the administration, he said he had spoken with top public health officials "at some length" Thursday evening. It's really flat, and as for the dead, it's the same, it's really lower than that, it's like zero to half a percent. Kudlow's remarks come as cases of the virus surge after Memorial Day weekend in states that did not previously experience high infection rates and lockdowns continue easing. (more...)
New York Criminalizes Use Of Chokeholds By Police New York Criminalizes Use Of Chokeholds By Police
- June 14, 2020

The move has come in response to the widespread protests calling for an end to police brutality and racism across America following the killing of black man George Floyd who died when a white Minneapolis cop knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes on Memorial Day. (more...)
Coronavirus: AstraZeneca signs deal to make vaccine for Europe Coronavirus: AstraZeneca signs deal to make vaccine for Europe
- June 13, 2020

The American biotech company, touted as the frontrunner in the race for developing a vaccine for the deadly disease, says it has made all the arrangements as required by the FDA and will start the study next month. AZN recently signed deals in the United Kingdom, U.S. and with CEPI and Gavi the Vaccine Alliance to supply 700M doses in addition to a deal with the Serum Institute of India to supply IB doses to low- and middle-income countries. (more...)
Brazos County reports record-high number of new COVID-19 cases Brazos County reports record-high number of new COVID-19 cases
- June 13, 2020

The data shows that patients in their 30s account for 17% of all COVID-19 cases, patients in their 40s account for 20% and patients in their 50s account for 18% of the cases. As of midnight Thursday there have been 1,424 confirmed tests performed on residents; 246 positive cases; two related deaths; 187 recoveries; and 1,161 negative results. (more...)
Livingston County reaches zero active cases of COVID-19 Livingston County reaches zero active cases of COVID-19
- June 13, 2020

The province announced changes to the food and liquor service sector Friday in response to small clusters of new COVID-19 cases in businesses. There is now a total of 86 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in hospital. Lehigh and Northampton counties have been through one week in the yellow phase, and while many have been enjoying outdoor dining and the limited activities that come with the middle phase, social distancing and other coronavirus prevention tactics are still vital. (more...)
Coronavirus: CDC posts tips for minimizing everyday risk of Covid-19 Coronavirus: CDC posts tips for minimizing everyday risk of Covid-19
- June 13, 2020

In the weeks leading up to Memorial Day, the percent of positive tests was hovering "around 4 to 4 ½ %". One COVID-19 patient in Nelson County remains hospitalized. While the World Health Organization (WHO) recently said the asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is "very rare," the CDC advises event organizers and attendees to continue to exercise caution, and prioritize outdoor activities as much as possible. (more...)
Toronto releases new COVID-19 dashboard to track testing and infections Toronto releases new COVID-19 dashboard to track testing and infections
- June 13, 2020

Child-care centres across Ontario will also be allowed to reopen, but it's not yet clear how many will be able to implement new pandemic safety measures immediately. Most Ontario regions outside the Toronto and Hamilton areas will be allowed to reopen more businesses today, with some asking GTA residents to stay away. (more...)
Acton steps down as OH health director Acton steps down as OH health director
- June 13, 2020

For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms. Pop up testing will begin tomorrow in Columbus. A reporter asked Acton during DeWine's Thursday news conference if she regrets any decisions made during the pandemic, after protests outside her house and public criticism. (more...)
Douglas County's COVID-19 cases increase to 79; seven remain active Douglas County's COVID-19 cases increase to 79; seven remain active
- June 13, 2020

The county reported 21 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday . The report said New Zealand will officially be free of the virus if no cases are reported in the next week, as health officials say elimination is reached after 28 days - two incubation periods - of no new infections. (more...)
Coronavirus: Ontario introduces 'social circles' allowing interaction outside of household Coronavirus: Ontario introduces 'social circles' allowing interaction outside of household
- June 12, 2020

People in a group are advised to continue to maintain physical distancing with anyone outside of their circle. "We know there are friends, families and loved ones who you haven't been able to hug or come into close contact with in months", said Ontario Premier Doug Ford, at a Friday press conference. (more...)
Coronavirus spread with no symptoms is 'very rare' Coronavirus spread with no symptoms is 'very rare'
- June 12, 2020

During a live Q&A Tuesday morning, Kerkhove clarified what she meant by her statements Monday and explained that the details of asymptomatic spread are still largely unknown. "I used the phrase " very rare " and I think that it's a misunderstanding to state the asymptomatic transmission globally is very rare ", Ms Van Kerkhove said. (more...)
Lizzo: I'm not working to have your body type! Lizzo: I'm not working to have your body type!
- June 12, 2020

She continued, "I am lovely, I am strong, I do my job, and I stay on my job". In case you haven't realised by now, Lizzo is the reigning Queen of TikTok . The singer/rapper took to TikTok after noticing people would comment her name under videos of "big" girls and women in a way that was meant to insult them. (more...)
Coronavirus: Covid-19 survivor in U.S. receives double lung transplant Coronavirus: Covid-19 survivor in U.S. receives double lung transplant
- June 12, 2020

Ankit Bharat, chief of thoracic surgery and surgical director of Northwestern's lung transplant programme, said organ transplantation may become more frequent for victims of the most severe forms of COVID-19. She was hooked up to a ventilator and an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine to keep her heart and lungs going . "Even on her sickest days, she was never alone", she said. (more...)
'Very rare' asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission remark is a 'misunderstanding' 'Very rare' asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission remark is a 'misunderstanding'
- June 12, 2020

On Wednesday the United Nations health agency scrambled to explain seemingly contradictory comments it has made in recent days about the two related issues. Jha cited a May Swiss study that indicated that between 40 and 60% of all coronavirus cases originated from people when they didn't have symptoms at the time of the spread. (more...)
Coronavirus Canada updates: New hospital outbreak in Alberta Coronavirus Canada updates: New hospital outbreak in Alberta
- June 12, 2020

To date, 604 cases across the province have an unknown exposure. Since the middle of March, Alberta Health Services has completed 317,402 tests for COVID-19. Thirty-three people were in hospital as of Thursday, with six of those in intensive care. Of the province's 7,276 cases, there are 6,754 people who have recovered from the virus. (more...)
Coronavirus vaccine: Johnson & Johnson to begin human trials in July Coronavirus vaccine: Johnson & Johnson to begin human trials in July
- June 12, 2020

When it comes to developing a vaccine against COVID-19, Fauci stressed he is sure there will be "more than one winner" as the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19 is well underway worldwide. National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins told Reuters that companies will need to complete their safety trials by the end of summer to be included in those studies. (more...)
Widespread mask use may avert virus waves Widespread mask use may avert virus waves
- June 12, 2020

The new coronavirus is transmitted through airborne droplets loaded with SARS-CoV-2 particles that get exhaled by infectious people, particularly when talking, coughing or sneezing. At the onset of the pandemic, scientific evidence on the effectiveness of face masks in slowing transmission of respiratory diseases was limited, and there was no data on COVID-19 since it was a previously unknown disease. (more...)
Dr. Fauci voices concerns about coronavirus spreading amid nationwide protests Dr. Fauci voices concerns about coronavirus spreading amid nationwide protests
- June 12, 2020

The doctor said COVID-19 shines a "bright light" on the health disparities in the U.S., warning that as the country begins to rear its head from the public health crisis, resources must be readily available for the most vulnerable communities. (more...)
US Could Reach 2 Lakh Coronavirus Deaths in September, Says Expert US Could Reach 2 Lakh Coronavirus Deaths in September, Says Expert
- June 12, 2020

Jha stressed that the numbers he's predicted are only for the next several months. "We're gonna have increases, but even if we assume that it's going to be flat all summer, that nothing is going to get worse. Cases rose by 40 per cent in New Mexico, Utah and Arizona last week, according to Reuters, causing concern among experts that restrictions are being loosened too early. (more...)

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