Health


NYC Marathon Canceled Over COVID-19, Just Too Risky NYC Marathon Canceled Over COVID-19, Just Too Risky
- June 26, 2020

Registered runners will be contacted by July 15 about refunds or deferring until next year. Over these last four months, I have seen the devastation, the grief, the fear and the toll that this global pandemic has had on this city. "Over the past weeks, we have put a lot of commitment and effort into examining all options for holding the BMW Berlin-Marathon 2020 under the given conditions", Berlin organisers said in a statement. (more...)
Trump admin asks SC to invalidate ObamaCare Trump admin asks SC to invalidate ObamaCare
- June 26, 2020

Biden, who plans to make a new healthcare effort to protect the Affordable Care Act this week, was vice president when former President Barack Obama signed the bill in 2010. Susan Collins of ME, who has come under fire from Democrats for voting for the 2017 tax overhaul that eliminated the mandate penalty, without which there would be no case. (more...)
California Declares Budget Emergency to Fight COVID-19
- June 26, 2020

He doubled down on his warning, saying if individual counties did not enforce the state's guidance, they can lose funding. "And if counties simply are going to (flout) the rules and regulations that they attested to, the information that they put online and said, "We agreed to this criteria.'". (more...)
New forecast predicts 180,000 US deaths from COVID-19 by October New forecast predicts 180,000 US deaths from COVID-19 by October
- June 26, 2020

The IHME said that while deaths aren't increasing at the same rate, they usually lag behind infections and the fatality numbers could change in the coming weeks. States subject to the 14-day quarantine are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Utah, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a briefing. (more...)
20 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., 2 deaths 20 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., 2 deaths
- June 26, 2020

The B.C. government is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday (June 25), the highest total in more than three weeks. There were almost 400 tests performed on Wednesday, but the province said data is still being reviewed and confirmed so an update to testing will be coming on Friday. (more...)
COVID-19 Antibody Testing Offered at Patient First COVID-19 Antibody Testing Offered at Patient First
- June 26, 2020

The immune system of people who have COVID-19 responds by developing proteins in the blood called antibodies that attack the virus. Experts say antibody tests could help to build a picture of what proportion of the population has had the disease. (more...)
US Texas halts economic reopening as COVID-19 cases increase US Texas halts economic reopening as COVID-19 cases increase
- June 26, 2020

Businesses that reopened under previous phases can continue to remain open. " The last thing we want to do as a state is go backwards and close down businesses ". It's the third consecutive day the state has reported a record. Peter Hotez, a professor of virology at the Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, predicted that the surging number of hospitalisations would result in a leap in deaths within "a couple of weeks", forcing Mr Abbott to shut down parts of the state's economy. (more...)
B.C. records 20 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths
- June 26, 2020

None of the new cases are on Vancouver Island. No students were exposed to the teacher, the province announced Thursday, the last day of school for the term. No new healthcare outbreaks were announced Thursday, and no new community outbreaks. "It hasn't always been easy for everybody", Henry said. There are now 15 active cases in Manitoba and 294 people have recovered. (more...)
10 More COVID Cases Than Reported — CDC 10 More COVID Cases Than Reported — CDC
- June 26, 2020

That's the conclusion of officials at the Centers of Disease Control and many other experts. "Our best estimate right now is that for every case that was reported , there actually were 10 other infections", CDC Director Dr Robert Redfield told reporters . (more...)
Plasma donations helping COVID-19 patients Plasma donations helping COVID-19 patients
- June 26, 2020

The antibody-rich result, convalescent plasma, is being studied as a treatment for the disease . Also, most of those tested had been admitted to hospital, offering no insight into how well the tests could detect antibodies in the majority of people with milder symptoms. (more...)
Ex-Trump GOP Rival Carly Fiorina Says She's Voting For Biden Ex-Trump GOP Rival Carly Fiorina Says She's Voting For Biden
- June 26, 2020

As The Times noted in its report on the polls, if Biden were to win these states and hold the states that Hillary Clinton took in 2016, he would win a 333-vote electoral landslide - but wins in any three of them would be enough to beat Trump. (more...)
Governor Abbott announces temporary pause of additional reopening phases Governor Abbott announces temporary pause of additional reopening phases
- June 25, 2020

The pause on reopening does not roll back previous orders that already allowed much of the economy to reopen . He later rescinded the order during an aggressive reopening of the state in May that lifted lockdown orders ahead of most of the U.S. (more...)
More than 20m Americans could have contracted Covid-19, experts say More than 20m Americans could have contracted Covid-19, experts say
- June 25, 2020

Expecting women may well be at a increased possibility of now being admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit or even needing ventilation if contaminated with the coronavirus, a researcher at the US Facilities for Disease Control and Prevention mentioned Wednesday. (more...)
Trump admin defends defunding COVID testing in Texas, four other states Trump admin defends defunding COVID testing in Texas, four other states
- June 25, 2020

According to PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor , the testing sites are located in Illinois, New Jersey, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Texas. "We looked at where do we have the highest risk population, where do we see the highest number of cases, where we're also lacking in available testing and how we promote accessibility". (more...)
Melbourne hotspot threatens to undo Australia's progress against coronavirus Melbourne hotspot threatens to undo Australia's progress against coronavirus
- June 25, 2020

Despite the spike in cases in Victoria, neighbouring New South Wales (NSW) said it would not close the border between the states, though NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged people to avoid travelling to Victoria. Thursday's figure is the highest daily number of new cases in Victoria since the surge started last week. The concern has also seen people rush to supermarkets in Victoria, with Australia's biggest supermarket chain, Woolworths Group, imposing fresh limits on specific goods in the ... (more...)
Prince William visits Oxford vaccine development facilities Prince William visits Oxford vaccine development facilities
- June 25, 2020

Oxford (which has been nearly entirely shut down except for novel coronavirus research) has a pool of 10,000 Brits who are all in the process of receiving the experimental vaccine. "This astonishingly fast vaccine development - compared to the years it normally takes - is a result of the remarkably hard and collaborative work of the scientists, trialists and regulators", Fiona Watt, professor and executive chair of the medical research council, said. (more...)
64 new cases, 1 death in Douglas County 64 new cases, 1 death in Douglas County
- June 25, 2020

Some hospitals, such as Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, are reporting sudden increases in activity with the facility hitting 50 total COVID-19 patients Wednesday after a few weeks in the 30s. County officials have attributed the high number of cases to the fact people are out and about and traveling. There were 43 new coronavirus-related deaths reported Wednesday across the state. (more...)
Delhi overtakes Mumbai in total number of coronavirus cases Delhi overtakes Mumbai in total number of coronavirus cases
- June 25, 2020

Delhi is also the second worst-hit state in terms of coronavirus caseload and fatalities after Maharashtra. Experts have said that density of population is a huge factor in spread of COVID-19 and it must be noted that Delhi's total area is more than double of Mumbai's . (more...)
Cipla to price remdesivir version for COVID-19 under 5000 rupees Cipla to price remdesivir version for COVID-19 under 5000 rupees
- June 25, 2020

Indian drugmakers CIPLA and Hetero Pharma launched the generic Remdesivir drugs production late Sunday, a month after signing the deal with the US-based patent-holder Gilead Sciences. The drug will not be available on counters. It needs to be administered intravenously in hospital's critical care setting, under the supervision of a registered medical practitioner. (more...)
One additional case of COVID-19 in Fort McMurray One additional case of COVID-19 in Fort McMurray
- June 25, 2020

Alberta has had 7,781 cases, 7,096 recoveries and 153 deaths. At least six Edmonton restaurants have temporarily closed their doors after staff or customers tested positive for COVID-19. Health Minister Tyler Shandro said this week the province will spend $10 million in serology testing , which detects whether someone has been exposed to COVID-19 in the past, the first Canadian province to do so. (more...)

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