Health


Tuesday Halifax County COVID-19 update
- June 30, 2020

Monday through Friday. The total case count in Lewis and Clark County is 26. Of those, 45 COVID-19 tests have been confirmed positive, 2,284 tests confirmed negative, 36 of the previously reported confirmed cases have been removed from isolation, two individuals have died from complications related to COVID-19, meaning seven cases remain active. (more...)
28 members of the same family became infected with the coronavirus 28 members of the same family became infected with the coronavirus
- June 30, 2020

A California family is grieving the loss of their patriarch to COVID-19 , and battling at least 28 cases of it within their clan. "I don't want my father's death to be in vain", he said. "I woke up gasping for air". "My last words to my dad was, "Dad, I don't think I'm going to make it", said Richard". Those people had been his last phrases to his father. (more...)
Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law restricting providers Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law restricting providers
- June 30, 2020

The surprise (somewhat) was conservative Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. siding with the liberal justices even though he did not join their opinion. Wade . "Moreover, the fact that no five Justices can agree on the proper interpretation of our precedents today evinces that our abortion jurisprudence remains in a state of utter entropy", he adds. (more...)
COVID-19 vaccine: Dr. Fauci explains why it might not help Americans COVID-19 vaccine: Dr. Fauci explains why it might not help Americans
- June 30, 2020

Fauci explained that no vaccine in human history has ever had 100% effectivity rate, which means it prevents everyone who receives the vaccine from catching the disease it's created to protect against. Three coronavirus vaccines are expected to be studied in large-scale clinical trials in the next three months. He reiterated Sunday that several companies say that by the beginning of 2021 and into next year, there will be hundreds of millions of doses available. (more...)
New Zealand declared 'safe' by EU New Zealand declared 'safe' by EU
- June 30, 2020

On Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned that those planning to leave the country for "non-essential" reasons during the Covid-19 pandemic might be left picking up their isolation or quarantine bill on return . The 27-member bloc gave approval on Tuesday to leisure or business travel from 14 countries beyond its borders, the Council of the European Union, which represents European Union governments, said in a statement. (more...)
COVID-19 found in Spanish wastewater in March 2019, say researchers COVID-19 found in Spanish wastewater in March 2019, say researchers
- June 30, 2020

Barcelona researchers began by analyzing weekly samples from April 13 until May 25 and also studied frozen archival samples from earlier in the year, according to the article. The Spanish Society for Public Health and Sanitary Administration's Dr. Joan Ramon Villalbi told Reuters that definitive conclusions were too early to draw. (more...)
Researchers find new swine flu strain in China with ‘pandemic potential’ Researchers find new swine flu strain in China with ‘pandemic potential’
- June 30, 2020

Jude Children's Research Hospital, says it's a "guessing game" as to whether this strain will mutate to readily transmit between humans, which it has not done yet. Martha Nelson, an evolutionary biologist at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center who studies pig influenza viruses, told Science that accordingly "the likelihood that this particular variant is going to cause a pandemic is low". (more...)
Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir Gets Long-Awaited Price
- June 30, 2020

The price tag is slightly below the range of $2,520 to $2,800 suggested last week by US drug pricing research group the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) after British researchers said they found that the cheap, widely available steroid dexamethasone significantly reduced mortality among severely ill COVID-19 patients. (more...)
Starbucks US just launched vegan Impossible sausages and plant-based drinks Starbucks US just launched vegan Impossible sausages and plant-based drinks
- June 30, 2020

The new Impossible Breakfast Sandwich was part of Starbuck's commitment offering more menu items that are environmentally sustainable. " Impossible Foods is making plant-based foods that deliver unrivaled taste, nutrition, and convenience". (more...)
Bharat Biotech Develops India's First Coronavirus Vaccine, COVAXIN
- June 30, 2020

The first phase is "designed to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine", she explained. India's drug control authorities have allowed Bharat Biotech to hold Phase 1 and 2 of clinical human trials after "company submitted results generated from preclinical studies, demonstrating safety and immune response", a statement issued by the firm added . (more...)
Coronavirus is in full swing, but could a new pandemic be looming? Coronavirus is in full swing, but could a new pandemic be looming?
- June 30, 2020

Researchers discovered G4 during a pig surveillance program that ran from 2011 to 2018, in which they collected more than 30,000 nasal swab samples from pigs in slaughterhouses and veterinary teaching hospitals across 10 Chinese provinces. (more...)
Alberta reports 79 new cases of COVID-19 Alberta reports 79 new cases of COVID-19
- June 30, 2020

There are 559 active cases of COVID-19, 154 deaths, and 7354 recovered cases. Hospitalization remains low with 41 Albertans now in hospitals with nine in intensive care. The average age of hospitalization with the disease is 62 years. So far, 7,354 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Alberta. The province must also deal with localized outbreaks in Calgary and Edmonton to explain the rise in new cases. (more...)
Covid 19 coronavirus: Vaccine candidate approved for military use in China Covid 19 coronavirus: Vaccine candidate approved for military use in China
- June 29, 2020

The British drug maker is already carrying out large-scale, mid-stage human trials of the vaccine, which was developed by researchers at Oxford University. Brazil announced on Saturday that it had signed a $127 million agreement to start producing locally an experimental vaccine developed by AstraZeneca that has shown promise to fight the Covid-19 pandemic . (more...)
Stroke, Confusion: COVID-19 Often Impacts the Brain, Study Shows Stroke, Confusion: COVID-19 Often Impacts the Brain, Study Shows
- June 29, 2020

This data represents an important snapshot of the brain-related complications of COVID-19 in hospitalised patients. Co-author Dr Benedict Michael , from Liverpool University, said: 'Whilst an altered mental state was being reported by some clinicians, we were surprised to identify quite so many cases, particularly in younger patients, and by the breadth of clinical syndromes ranging from brain inflammation ( encephalitis ) through to psychosis and catatonia. (more...)
Minnesota sees 10 additional COVID-19 deaths, 315 new cases Minnesota sees 10 additional COVID-19 deaths, 315 new cases
- June 29, 2020

The case numbers on the Iowa Department of Public Health COVID-19 website are updated throughout the day. Minnesota's total number of COVID-19 cases is at 35,033. Total cases requiring hospitalization: 3,986. There have been 18 COVID-19 deaths in Marshall County and 707 statewide. Nine percent of those who have been tested have been hospitalized while 228 remain in hospitals across the state. (more...)
85 cases linked to Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub as MI cases rise 85 cases linked to Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub as MI cases rise
- June 29, 2020

A LeRoy's Classic Bar and Grill employee who tested positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus at Harper's in East Lansing, an establishment with ties to 85 coronavirus cases. On Friday, the state reported 389 new cases of the virus and 353 new cases on Thursday. They are also ready to add a line management app. The bar opted to close down temporarily to install air purifiers and to eliminate lines, a post says on its Facebook page. (more...)
Los Angeles, Texas close bars as coronavirus takes `very unsafe turn` Los Angeles, Texas close bars as coronavirus takes `very unsafe turn`
- June 29, 2020

In Texas , a state that had championed letting people get back to work, Governor Greg Abbott has now ordered bars to close and required restaurants to limit indoor seating, acknowledging that in hindsight, he had opened bars too soon. health officials had moved to curb some sites in various localities. On Sunday, however, FDOH amended Polk's total reported Saturday to 462 cases (now an official 118% increase in 24 hours over the previous high total) and decreased the actual rise of cases in ... (more...)
Australia reports highest single-day cases in 2 months Australia reports highest single-day cases in 2 months
- June 29, 2020

The news comes amid a coronavirus spike in Melbourne , with today's announcement being the highest watermark since March. Twenty-three of the cases are still being investigated as the state suffers a second wave of the deadly virus which has infected 10million around the world. (more...)
COVID-19 treatment: Remdesivir now recommended by European regulator! Check details COVID-19 treatment: Remdesivir now recommended by European regulator! Check details
- June 29, 2020

The company is sure about enough stock to provide to the present requirements of the drug. "Through Covifor , we hope to reduce the treatment time of a patient in a hospital, thereby reducing the increasing pressure on the medical infrastructure, overburdened now due to accelerating COVID-19 cases", Hetero Healthcare MD M. (more...)
Cipla launches generic remdesivir ‘Cipremi’ for COVID-19 patients Cipla launches generic remdesivir ‘Cipremi’ for COVID-19 patients
- June 29, 2020

An inhaled formulation would be administered via a nebuliser, potentially allowing for easier administration outside of the hospital setting, and at earlier stages of disease. Since remdesivir's drug trials on humans showed promise of treating Covid-19 patients the company's stock has outperformed the broader market, with its share price up14% year-to-date compared with the S&P 500 which, despite a valiant recovery of late, is 6% down over the same period. (more...)

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