Health


COVID-19: No deaths in four days as active cases drop COVID-19: No deaths in four days as active cases drop
- June 17, 2020

That left, as of Tuesday, 172 active cases, which is roughly the number of infections B.C. was dealing with in mid-March. Henry said there were five active outbreaks in health-care facilities - all long-term care or assisted-living homes, including most recently at Maple Hill in Langley where a resident contracted the disease and was now in isolation. (more...)
New COVID-19 case confirmed in Roane County New COVID-19 case confirmed in Roane County
- June 17, 2020

No additional details were released about how the latest person affected is doing. Women account for 54% of all county COVID-19 cases, while men account for 46%, according to Tuesday's county health data. There is no current update on the department of health's website. The St. Cloud Prison also now has two confirmed COVID-19 cases among inmates and one confirmed COVID-19 case in a staff member. (more...)
Hour Fitness closes gym in north Colorado Springs Hour Fitness closes gym in north Colorado Springs
- June 17, 2020

The company said in a statement on Tuesday that it has received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of DE for the First Day motions related to its voluntary Chapter 11 filing on June 15. Monthly membership revenues were suspended on or about April 15. "We've looked hard at how we can best serve our members, and have refocused our resources where we believe they can do the most good", said the company in a statement. (more...)
Lane County working to fight COVID-19 amid statewide spike Lane County working to fight COVID-19 amid statewide spike
- June 17, 2020

There are now 766 active cases and there have been 1,093 total since the first diagnosis of the virus within the county on March 14. Klamath County Public Health reported nine new confirmed cases and one presumptive case in the county on Monday, bringing the County total to 61. (more...)
WHO hails 'great news' for Covid-19 treatment from Oxford steroid trial WHO hails 'great news' for Covid-19 treatment from Oxford steroid trial
- June 17, 2020

Details of the study have not been released. The RECOVERY trial compared outcomes of around 2,100 patients who were randomly assigned to get the steroid, with those of around 4,300 patients who did not get it. Some drugs are created to directly combat the novel coronavirus , SARS-CoV-2, that causes the disease. Remdesivir shortens the course of infection, but has not been shown to save lives. (more...)
Imperial College London to begin human testing of new Covid-19 vaccine Imperial College London to begin human testing of new Covid-19 vaccine
- June 17, 2020

In animal tests, the vaccine was shown to be safe and showed "encouraging signs of an effective immune response ", Shattock's team said . "Vaccines need to protect against disease, not necessarily infection", Dennis Burton, a vaccine researcher at Scripps Research, said, echoing the same notion suggested by Kinch. (more...)
Close the Lid! Flushing Toilets Spreads Coronavirus Close the Lid! Flushing Toilets Spreads Coronavirus
- June 17, 2020

At this height the droplets are very likely to be inhaled or to settle on another surface in the lavatory. "Flushing will lift the virus up from the toilet bowl", Ji-Xiang Wang, who researches fluids at Yangzhou University in Yangzhou, China, said. (more...)
Target makes Juneteenth paid holiday Target makes Juneteenth paid holiday
- June 17, 2020

The Minneapolis headquarters offices will be closed in observance. He added that it is time we elevate that so it is celebrated by everyone. In 1980, Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Texas. "We are encouraging our employees to use this time to serve in our communities, commit to inclusion and advocacy, or simply educate themselves on this very important topic". (more...)
Supreme Court ruling expands job protection for Wisconsin's LGBTQ+ community Supreme Court ruling expands job protection for Wisconsin's LGBTQ+ community
- June 17, 2020

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex as well as gender, race, colour, national origin and religion. The decision also does not protect gay and transgender people with other marginalized identities, said the Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, the executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality. (more...)
Nintendo Developers Stuck at Home Create a Free Switch Game Nintendo Developers Stuck at Home Create a Free Switch Game
- June 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has kept most of us holed up for months, barring the occasional grocery run or police brutality protest . If you aren't able to jump, for health or courtesy reasons, Nintendo says "players can bend their knees or move their arms to play the game without creating any noise". (more...)
US FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorisation for Hydroxychloroquine US FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorisation for Hydroxychloroquine
- June 17, 2020

The Infectious Diseases Society of America on Monday backed the FDA decision "to revoke emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine". Chloroquine, which is not approved for any use in the USA, has also demonstrated mixed results in coronavirus studies. Doctors in recent weeks had already pulled back on the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, after several studies suggested it is not effective and may pose heart risks for certain patients. (more...)
Widely Available Drug Improves Survival From COVID-19 Widely Available Drug Improves Survival From COVID-19
- June 17, 2020

The need for new treatments has been exacerbated as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked emergency-use authorization for two malaria drugs touted by President Donald Trump as COVID-19 treatments this week after determining they were unlikely to work against the virus and could have risky side effects. (more...)
Police database, credentialing efforts included in modest Trump order on policing Police database, credentialing efforts included in modest Trump order on policing
- June 16, 2020

In his public comments and on Twitter, Trump has called for crackdowns on protesters and emphasised a forceful and militarised response to the social unrest sparked by the death of Floyd and others. By contrast, Democrats and civil rights groups say that only full-scale rethinking of police culture, and sometimes a cut in police funding, will bring necessary change. (more...)
Early Results Show Benefit Of Steroid For Very Sick COVID-19 Patients Early Results Show Benefit Of Steroid For Very Sick COVID-19 Patients
- June 16, 2020

The drug cut deaths by a third in patients on a ventilator and by a fifth in patients receiving only oxygen. Researchers believe that the drug could prevent one death for every eight patients treated while on breathing machines and one for every 25 patients on extra oxygen alone. (more...)
Trump to call for increased funding for police training Trump to call for increased funding for police training
- June 16, 2020

The president's executive order aims to provide incentives for police departments to improve by tying some federal grants to "best practices". "These standards will be as high and as strong as there is on Earth". "While the president has finally acknowledged the need for policing reform , one modest executive order will not make up for his years of inflammatory rhetoric and policies created to roll back the progress made in previous years", said the top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer. (more...)
American company holds successful trials of vaccine against Covid-19 American company holds successful trials of vaccine against Covid-19
- June 16, 2020

Ultimately, the researchers hope that if clinical trials are successful, the vaccine could provide protection against COVID-19 both in the United Kingdom and around the world. If the trial results convince regulators the vaccine is safe and effective, the first doses will be available by the end of the year. Synthetic strands of genetic code based on the genetic materials of Sars-CoV-2 were used by Imperial College of London instead of using a weakened form of the illness. (more...)
Cobra Biologics agrees to manufacture AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine Cobra Biologics agrees to manufacture AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine
- June 16, 2020

On the radio program, Soriot said that "if all goes well, we will have the results of the clinical trials in August/September", as quoted by Reuters. Scientists have never created vaccines from scratch this fast and it's far from clear that any will ultimately prove safe and effective. However, the first author of the study, Andrew Clark of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said that health officials' containment efforts on people vulnerable to the virus's most unsafe ... (more...)
Dexamethasone reduces COVID-19 patient deaths by one-third, study shows Dexamethasone reduces COVID-19 patient deaths by one-third, study shows
- June 16, 2020

The only other drug that has shown promise in a clinical setting for treating coronavirus is remdesivir, an experimental antiviral treatment that has shown promise in treating patients early in the infection's onset. "This is an extremely welcome result", said Peter Horby, professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford . (more...)
COVID-19: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug COVID-19: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug
- June 16, 2020

The results suggest that one death would be prevented by treatment with dexamethasone among every eight ventilated COVID-19 patients, Landray said , and one death would be prevented among every 25 COVID-19 patients that received the drug and are on oxygen. (more...)
Cheap drug improves COVID-19 survival Cheap drug improves COVID-19 survival
- June 16, 2020

The researchers have also suggested that the cure should immediately be adopted to treat the patients. During the trial, led by a team from Oxford University, around 2,000 hospital patients were given dexamethasone. Hospitalized patients who don't need breathing machines, only supplemental oxygen, have seen their chances of survival improve by 20% in the same time frame, researchers said. (more...)

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