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Human Trial Of New Coronavirus Vaccine Begins In UK Human Trial Of New Coronavirus Vaccine Begins In UK
- June 27, 2020

The first healthy volunteer has received a "small dose" of a potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by researchers from Imperial College London . A first dose will also be administered to several other people over the next few days, while the second dose will be given within one month. (more...)
United States sees daily record of almost 40000 coronavirus cases United States sees daily record of almost 40000 coronavirus cases
- June 27, 2020

Even states where the infections remain low have hard work ahead of them, says Boni, hiring thousands of people to contact those infected and track who they have been in contact with to contain new outbreaks. "A risk for you is not just isolated to you", Fauci said. "But when you do that, you are part of a process". "You're going to have a kid with the sniffles, and they'll say it's coronavirus", Trump said . (more...)
Africa's First Human Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine Start in South Africa Africa's First Human Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine Start in South Africa
- June 27, 2020

He said that can not be allowed to happen this time. Dr Swaminathan was talking at the launch of the investment case for the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator, a global collaboration led by the World Health Organization to develop and fairly distribute vaccines, treatments and diagnostics for the coronavirus . (more...)
Australia's Victoria struggles to contain Covid-19 Australia's Victoria struggles to contain Covid-19
- June 27, 2020

Eight of the new cases are linked to known outbreaks, one is a returned traveller, 13 are from routine testing and 19 are being investigated. There have been 260 cases of the virus contracted through community transmission, with 204 cases now active in the state, including five in hospital and one in intensive care. (more...)
Most Kids Do Not Get Severe COVID-19, Large Study Confirms Most Kids Do Not Get Severe COVID-19, Large Study Confirms
- June 27, 2020

The scientists advise against extrapolating the numbers observed in their study, published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, to the wider population. The University of Barcelona team, who had been testing waste water since mid-April this year to identify potential new outbreaks, chose to also run tests on older samples. (more...)
CDC expands list of who's most at risk for the coronavirus CDC expands list of who's most at risk for the coronavirus
- June 27, 2020

But more recent data from across the United States shows that younger adults are also at risk and should not assume they will be spared from a serious case of the disease. Anthony Fauci (L), director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Robert Redfield (R), director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are seen ahead of testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Oversight of the Trump Administration's Response to the ... (more...)
COVID-19 Peak Dates for Every State COVID-19 Peak Dates for Every State
- June 27, 2020

Together the two states joined the small but growing list of those that are either backtracking or putting any further reopenings of their economies on hold because of comeback by the virus. "The reality is we're in a much better place", Pence said. "We did flatten the curve", he added. The average number of new cases per day has risen about 60 percent over the past two weeks, according to an Associated Press analysis. (more...)
Abbott bans elective surgeries to preserve bed space for coronavirus patients Abbott bans elective surgeries to preserve bed space for coronavirus patients
- June 27, 2020

Abbott's moves comes a day after he paused the state's phased reopening plans. Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments. "As we work to contain this virus, I urge all Texans to do their part to help contain the spread by washing their hands regularly, wearing a mask , and practicing social distancing", Abbott said in a statement . (more...)
Birthday party leaves 18 in Texas family with coronavirus Birthday party leaves 18 in Texas family with coronavirus
- June 27, 2020

At the party he interacted with seven members of his family who then passed it on to another 10 relatives, leaving a total of 18 family members testing positive for the virus. On Wednesday, the Texan posted a call-out on Facebook for plasma from COVID-19 survivors. "This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business", Abbott said in a statement. (more...)
Florida reports 5,511 new cases of COVID-19, smashing record again Florida reports 5,511 new cases of COVID-19, smashing record again
- June 27, 2020

The county on Wednesday reported 45 new cases, matching the number of new cases reported on Monday. The Clay County total is up by three cases, now at 113. The number of tests increased by 650, which put the total at 26,316. The county also reported one more cluster at a nursing home. "We've expanded testing, established an alternate care site and trained teams of contact tracers". (more...)
MN inmate dies after testing COVID-19 positive MN inmate dies after testing COVID-19 positive
- June 27, 2020

She encouraged people to wear masks in public and practice social distancing, and said that social media images of crowds at these locations showed that state safety guidance for bars and restaurants wasn't being followed. "If determined to be related to COVID-19 complications, this would be the first such death of a person incarcerated in Minnesota", officials said. That brings the state's death toll to 1,397. (more...)
Lincoln County Amends Face Covering Directive Amid Threats Lincoln County Amends Face Covering Directive Amid Threats
- June 26, 2020

When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended in April that all Americans wear masks in public, many Black and Latino Americans didn't feel comfortable following its advice. A revised directive that omits the exception for people of color was issued Wednesday, June 24, and accompanied by a statement signed by every member of the board of commissioners, as well as the sheriff, district attorney, county counsel and the health director, detailing the county's rationale. (more...)
Texas Governor Limits Certain Businesses to Contain Covid-19 Spread Texas Governor Limits Certain Businesses to Contain Covid-19 Spread
- June 26, 2020

The proposal is still in the discussion stage, and is not expected to be announced at the task force meeting today, Fauci told CNN. White House aides told Politico the White House was not considering any change in strategy to combat the health pandemic. (more...)
Coronavirus: Duke of Cambridge visits Oxford vaccine group Coronavirus: Duke of Cambridge visits Oxford vaccine group
- June 26, 2020

Oxford's shot has already gone into the third and final stage of the trial in the United Kingdom and other countries, while the one from Moderna will start next month. "This vaccine has shown very good results in trials with chimpanzees and has already moved on to the next phase of human trials". If this trial has been successful, they are planning to launch the Vaccine by the end of this year. (more...)
Snapshot of Victoria's COVID-19 cases Snapshot of Victoria's COVID-19 cases
- June 26, 2020

Persons wait in line to obtain a COVID-19 check at a coronavirus pop-up testing facility in Broadmeadows, Melbourne. Victoria's 10 hotspot suburbs have been recognized as: Keilor Downs, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Broadmeadows, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham . (more...)
CrossFit Has a New Owner CrossFit Has a New Owner
- June 26, 2020

Greg Glassman sold the creator of exercise and nutrition regimes to Boulder, Colorado-based partner Eric Roza , according to a letter released on CrossFit's Twitter account . "George Floyd's brutal murder sparked riots nationally". "Can you tell me why I should mourn for him?" "Other than that it's the white thing to do". The comments prompted affiliate gyms to drop CrossFit branding and were rebuked by athletes, in addition to Adidas-owned Reebok , which said it was ending its ... (more...)
DR Congo declares end to second deadliest Ebola outbreak DR Congo declares end to second deadliest Ebola outbreak
- June 26, 2020

Meanwhile the death toll in the 11th Ebola outbreak in Mbandaka, northern Equateur province in the Central African country rose to 13, according to the WHO . Moeti also thanked the people, health workers, including WHO experts, who either got ill, were injured or lost their lives during the response. The world is now better-equipped to respond to Ebola. (more...)
Coronavirus deaths continue to drop, with total in north at 816 Coronavirus deaths continue to drop, with total in north at 816
- June 26, 2020

At a briefing at the Department of health on Friday, it was confirmed that 11 more cases of Covid-19 have been reported. "However, it must be remembered that there are new outbreaks of the disease in different countries that have eased the restrictions". (more...)
Coronavirus Cases In US Are Undercounted, CDC Says Coronavirus Cases In US Are Undercounted, CDC Says
- June 26, 2020

It indicates that at least 24 million Americans have been infected so far. "Our best estimate right now is that for every case that was recorded there actually were ten other infections", Director Robert Redfield told reporters on a conference call, later adding it would mean between 5-8% of the population has contracted the virus. (more...)
China to run human coronavirus vaccine trial in UAE China to run human coronavirus vaccine trial in UAE
- June 26, 2020

Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, the UAE Ambassador to China, issued the clinical approval of the vaccine to the Chair of CNBG, Yang Xiaoming. All human subjects in the Wuhan project's phase two trial produced antibodies, the company said June 16. The novel coronavirus uses its spike protein to bind to ACE2 receptors on human cells and subsequently infect them. And while scientists remain optimistic about the eventual development of a vaccine, there's no guarantee that one will be found. (more...)

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