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New York City Marathon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic New York City Marathon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
- June 24, 2020

The 26.2-mile race, held annually in November while welcoming thousands of runners from other countries and inside the US, was slated to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Runners registered for the 2020 marathon and others will be invited to participate in a virtual 26.2-mile race from October 17-Nov. 1. Event organizers and the mayor's office said Wednesday it's just too risky to assemble some 50,000 runners in the middle of a pandemic, TMZ reports. (more...)
Thirteen new COVID-19 cases Tuesday; Interior Health total inches upward Thirteen new COVID-19 cases Tuesday; Interior Health total inches upward
- June 24, 2020

Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry mentioned that British Columbia is on track to move into Phase 3 of B.C.'s Recovery Plan, which the Premier will have more on later this week. Workers were not allowed to go to work until they had recovered from COVID-19. Today, 32 new cases of COVID-19 were reported over the weekend, including one new case on Vancouver Island. (more...)
Wits University begins SA's first COVID-19 vaccine trial Wits University begins SA's first COVID-19 vaccine trial
- June 24, 2020

They began screening participants for the vaccine trial last week and the first of the participants will be vaccinated this week. South Africa is only experiencing the first Covid-19 wave and will probably experience two to three more waves of the pandemic right into 2022, top scientist Professor Shabir Madhi said on Wednesday. (more...)
Brazil's COVID-19 cases 'much higher' than reports Brazil's COVID-19 cases 'much higher' than reports
- June 24, 2020

He added the situation was "definitely accelerating" in a number of countries, including the United States and others in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Just under half of all reported cases have recovered, though the number is likely higher as some countries do not report the statistic. Thousands of French people danced and partied in the streets well into Monday for an annual music festival, in the first big blowout since the lockdown. (more...)
Germany REIMPOSES lockdown after coronavirus outbreak spirals out of control again Germany REIMPOSES lockdown after coronavirus outbreak spirals out of control again
- June 24, 2020

The state's health minister Karl-Josef Laumann later ordered similar measures for Warendorf, covering a further 278,000 residents. Officials in North Rhine Westphalia forced 6,500 employees and their families to go into quarantine after more than 1,000 staff at German meat processing firm Toennies tested positive for coronavirus . (more...)
Fauci Says Trump Did Not Order Less COVID-19 Testing Fauci Says Trump Did Not Order Less COVID-19 Testing
- June 24, 2020

Calling the pandemic the "greatest public health crisis" that the United States has faced in more than a century, Redfield urged Americans to continue social distancing , hand-washing and use face coverings to prevent and control the spread of the coronavirus, calling them the "most powerful weapons" health officials have. (more...)
Coronavirus: Britain trials 'no-swab' saliva test for Covid-19 Coronavirus: Britain trials 'no-swab' saliva test for Covid-19
- June 24, 2020

Southampton University staff running the trial will test participants weekly, The Guardian reported . A weekly coronavirus testing regime employing a "no-swab" saliva test has been trialled in Southampton, southern England , and may result in a simpler and quicker method to detect outbreaks of herpes, the British government said on Monday. (more...)
GSK begins COVID-19 vaccine trial with Clover GSK begins COVID-19 vaccine trial with Clover
- June 24, 2020

Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health Abu Dhabi, said: "The UAE will spare no effort in contributing to solutions to the current pandemic". Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman Department of Health Abu Dhabi said: "This partnership highlights the UAE's broad multifaceted approach to combating the virus, which includes innovative research into effective treatments, enhanced testing capabilities, and continuous cooperation with the worldwide ... (more...)
Coronavirus treatment: Cipla launches generic remdesivir under brand name Cipremi Coronavirus treatment: Cipla launches generic remdesivir under brand name Cipremi
- June 24, 2020

To enable speedy and equitable access to this treatment and in anticipation of demand, Cipla will be commercialising remdesivir through its own facilities and partnered sites, the drug maker told BSE. Another anti-viral drug for the treatment of COVID-19 has been launched, this time by pharma major Cipla. As per sources, each 100 mg vial is likely to be priced between ₹5,000 and ₹6,000. (more...)
Coronavirus has Coronavirus has "brought this nation to its knees", CDC director says
- June 24, 2020

Simply put, Fauci said, "Plan A: Don't get into the crowd". Dr. Anthony Fauci told the House Strength and Commerce Committee on Tuesday that Americans ought to avoid likely into crowds - but if they should, don a mask. The health department said 2,136 patients were hospitalized for the new virus as of Monday, 614 were in intensive care beds and 386 were on ventilators. (more...)
COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 102; 23 remain active COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 102; 23 remain active
- June 24, 2020

The samples that those tests were run on were collected over the last week, Mendoza said. The county has faced a string of days with new cases rising into the double-digits. The DuPage County Health Department provides further information on its data dashboard for COVID-19-related hospitalizations, deaths, lab positivity and outbreak-associated counts by municipality. (more...)
Fauci ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Available to Public by 2021 Fauci ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Available to Public by 2021
- June 24, 2020

As for mortality coming down, Fauci said that is not a relevant measure of what is happening in the moment with infections. Trump: "Cases up only because of our big number testing". The top medical expert in the US, Dr Anthony Fauci is warning that the country, which has been "hit badly" by the coronavirus, is facing a risky surge in new cases. (more...)
Early Novel Coronavirus cases in USA 80 times higher than first reported Early Novel Coronavirus cases in USA 80 times higher than first reported
- June 24, 2020

Penn, Alex Washburne of Montana State University and colleagues from Cornell University and elsewhere, wrote. Only 100,000 cases were officially reported during this period, and the United States still reports only 2.3 million cases by Monday. (more...)
1 new case, 2 cases now active 1 new case, 2 cases now active
- June 24, 2020

Thirty two new cases of COVID-19 in DuPage County, including one death, were reported Monday by the DuPage County Health Department. Of those individuals who have tested positive, eight were asymptomatic at the time of testing. For Livingston County residents age 60 or older, homebound with no assistance and in need of essential care items, such as food, medical supplies, or personal hygiene products, call the agency at 815-844-7174, ext. (more...)
Govt tells Patanjali to stop advertising COVID-19 meds 'Coronil' and 'Swasari' Govt tells Patanjali to stop advertising COVID-19 meds 'Coronil' and 'Swasari'
- June 24, 2020

Patanjali claimed its medicine has shown 100% favourable results during clinical trials on COVID-19 patients, except those on life support systems. We were able to control Corona and its complications in this. The therapy is applicable for adults between 15-80 years of age whereas children are advised to take half the dosage prescribed for adults. (more...)
102 new cases, 2 deaths in Douglas County 102 new cases, 2 deaths in Douglas County
- June 24, 2020

Of the active cases, 28 are quarantining at home and three are in the hospital. They should monitor symptoms. There have been 35,182 tests conducted in the county with positive results at 6.5 percent, according to the state Department of Health . (more...)
US Coronavirus: Democrats Want Trump Investigated For Call To 'Slow Testing Down' US Coronavirus: Democrats Want Trump Investigated For Call To 'Slow Testing Down'
- June 24, 2020

She pointed out Trump's use of the racist phrase at the rally. Fauci said that the coronavirus task force wasn't directed to slow down testing and that the government instead would be ramping up tests. Let me just tell you, let me make it clear- we have got the greatest testing program anywhere in the world. "Our tests are the best in the world, and we have the majority". (more...)
Brazil nears deal to produce Oxford coronavirus vaccine Brazil nears deal to produce Oxford coronavirus vaccine
- June 23, 2020

At the same time, Dr. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to China, issued the Phase III clinical approval certificate of the COVID-19 inactivated vaccine to the Chair of CNBG Yang Xiaoming. "Whilst these studies will need to be repeated within human subjects, and the precise nature and longevity of the responses might require further investigation, this is a heartening study that can be built upon and ideally followed by other potential vaccine platforms for SARS-CoV-2". (more...)
Texas governor warns coronavirus is spreading at an Texas governor warns coronavirus is spreading at an "unacceptable rate"
- June 23, 2020

Turner alleged there was a connection between the rapid increase in Houston's COVID-19 metrics from mid-April to now and the fact that it was around that time that Gov. Remdesivir has shown promise in early trials in speeding up the recovery time among hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Chris Turner of Grand Prairie, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said in a statement. (more...)
McLean County Sees Three More COVID-19 Cases; Two Recoveries McLean County Sees Three More COVID-19 Cases; Two Recoveries
- June 23, 2020

There are two coronavirus-related death being reported in Hopkins County on the state's case tracking website. That's according to the Alabama Department of Public Health's dashboard for coronavirus data. The total number of cases in the county has reached 6,577. The worksites have protocols in place for social distancing, use of face coverings, and access to hand sanitizers and soap. (more...)

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