Health


Science ministry says COVID-19 vaccine unlikely before 2021, but retracts later
- July 07, 2020

Volunteers will be administered two intramuscular shots. The second dose will be after 14 days. Apart from this, Bharat Biotech , which is a renowned vaccine maker has already started the testing phase of another vaccine against coronavirus, CoroFlu, making use of an influenza flu strain, which has been developed in collaboration with worldwide virologists. (more...)
Coronavirus: Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales border Coronavirus: Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales border
- July 07, 2020

The decision to enforce this lockdown marks the first time the border between Victoria and New South Wales has been shut in 100 years. "For people who live in regional Victoria, where case numbers remain low, current restrictions will remain the same for now", Mr Andrews said. (more...)
12 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Chippewa County 12 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Chippewa County
- July 07, 2020

The county is now at 509 cases, with 291 considered recovered, one case hospitalized and no deaths. That's an increase of 16 compared to Sunday's figures. As of Monday the Bluffton ZIP code of 29910 continued to lead the county with 402 cases. When you click this link an Excel spreadsheet will be created with all reported Collin County cases by city. (more...)
Australia's Victoria state considering 4-wk lockdown after COVID-19 surge Australia's Victoria state considering 4-wk lockdown after COVID-19 surge
- July 07, 2020

The border between Australia's two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), is to close after a spike in Covid-19 cases in Melbourne . "I don't know if they are going to be able to get in". 'At this stage, it appears primarily urban Victoria but we actually have to respond to the facts as they occur and we've always identified this notion of rings of containment of isolating the hot spots'. (more...)
Florida resident infected with rare, deadly brain-eating amoeba Florida resident infected with rare, deadly brain-eating amoeba
- July 07, 2020

Image: Naegleria Fowleri , a brain-eating parasite typically found in fresh water such as rivers and lakes. Naegleria fowleri , a single-cell amoeba that attacks brain tissue and is usually fatal, is contacted when contaminated water enters through a person's nose, and is found in warm freshwater, growing best at temperatures of 115 degrees Fahrenheit, CBS News reported . (more...)
More than 6400 Clark County businesses receive PPP loans More than 6400 Clark County businesses receive PPP loans
- July 07, 2020

In Durham, 603 businesses received loans worth more than $150,000, and 3,207 received loans under $150,000. "The average loan size is approximately $100,000, demonstrating that the program is serving the smallest of businesses", said Secretary Steven T. (more...)
1 new death reported, 12 new virus cases in Nelson County 1 new death reported, 12 new virus cases in Nelson County
- July 07, 2020

A man in his 70s has passed due to COVID-19. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania continue to report having cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of Nelson County residents who have or had the virus to 93. DHEC reported Beaufort County as one of 16 counties with the highest incidence rates in the state. So far 26 cases and no deaths have been reported by the county. (more...)
Over 230 scientists claim COVID-19 is airborne Over 230 scientists claim COVID-19 is airborne
- July 07, 2020

The credibility of the World Health Organization ( WHO ) and its dealings with the Chinese government in the early days of the pandemic have once again come under scrutiny following revelations that the United Nations -backed global health body tacitly changed its coronavirus timeline to disclose that it initially heard about the novel virus outbreak from the Internet, not Beijing officials as it has long insisted. (more...)
Ellis County reports three new cases of COVID-19 Ellis County reports three new cases of COVID-19
- July 07, 2020

Six were reported in June. Houghton County recorded its 18th confirmed case. The hospital notes that a patient's address will determine what county reports the positive case. Last week saw 54 people diagnosed, which is the greatest jump in case numbers since the start of the outbreak; 43 of those cases were in people under the age of 50. (more...)
Over 200 Scientists Want WHO to Recognize Coronavirus as Airborne Illness Over 200 Scientists Want WHO to Recognize Coronavirus as Airborne Illness
- July 07, 2020

At first, it wasn't known whether human-to-human transmission was possible and it was eventually confirmed once numbers outside of Wuhan quickly rose. On one end, you have the highly airborne measles, and on the other, respiratory diseases that aren't very airborne at all, such as the flu. However, WHO has said the evidence is not convincing enough. (more...)
968 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio Sunday; new hospitalizations increase 968 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio Sunday; new hospitalizations increase
- July 06, 2020

The unit has seen an increase of eight cases since then. Pennsylvania health officials announced 450 new coronavirus cases on Monday. CCHD is reminding the public that community spread is present within the area of Sault Michigan and to maintain physical distancing measures. (more...)
India overtakes Russian Federation as third worst-hit nation in COVID-19 tally India overtakes Russian Federation as third worst-hit nation in COVID-19 tally
- July 06, 2020

India's low fatality rate aside, there has been a worrying spike in new cases over the past weeks, coinciding with the government's decision to remove lockdown restrictions in a phased manner. As per the data collated till July 5, Puducherry, Chandigarh, Assam , Tripura, Karnataka , Rajasthan, Goa and Punjab with their positivity rates are lesser than the national average and tests per 10 lakh population is higher than the national average. (more...)
Nevada seeing increase in hospitalizations related to COVID-19
- July 06, 2020

Dallas County reported 1,062 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday , bringing the county's total to 25,840. Clark County has 87, Shawano County has 86 and Wood County has 84 cases reported. North Carolina has completed over 1 million coronavirus tests, and almost 1,000 residents are now hospitalized with COVID-19. He said people should not participate in group activities and continue to social distance. (more...)
COVID-19 hit 968 schools across SA: Motshekga COVID-19 hit 968 schools across SA: Motshekga
- July 06, 2020

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga says that it not yet possible to measure the impact of the current school closures on learning, since no significant assessments of learner performance have been done. However, education officials in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the North West have asked grade R pupils to stay at home. However, she added that all provinces had to "receive" pupils in Grade R by the end of July at the latest. (more...)
World Health Organization stops trials of Hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs for Covid-19 World Health Organization stops trials of Hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs for Covid-19
- July 06, 2020

This comes after trial results showed that the drugs produce little or no reduction in the mortality of patients. The Department of Health said on Sunday that it will stop evaluating the efficacy of HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir among hospitalized patients participating in the country's clinical trial for COVID-19 treatments. (more...)
India scientists alarmed over 'unrealistic' Covid vaccine deadline
- July 06, 2020

It said at the global level, more than 140 candidate vaccines are under various stages of development. India's leading clinical research agency said Saturday its decision to fast-track development of a potential coronavirus vaccine was in line with worldwide standards, after health experts raised concerns about the schedule for clinical trials. (more...)
Who alerted World Health Organization about COVID-19? Not China Who alerted World Health Organization about COVID-19? Not China
- July 06, 2020

The lack of clarity led multiple outlets - including Axios , the Washington Post , and the BBC - to report that Chinese authorities told the WHO's China office about the outbreak on December 31. December 31, 2019: Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China, reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Following this World Health Organization asked the Chinese authorities on January 1 and 2 for information, following which the information was provided on January 3. (more...)
China disease fears: Chinese region rocked by suspected bubonic plague horror China disease fears: Chinese region rocked by suspected bubonic plague horror
- July 06, 2020

The warning period will be in effect through the end of the year. The alert also instructed the public to report any sick or dead marmots. These included two people with pneumonic plague which is a deadlier case of the plague. This form is usually the result of an infected flea bite. If the patient is not treated with appropriate antibiotics, the bacteria can spread to other parts of the body. (more...)
NEET And JEE Postponed, ICSE Syllabus Reduced NEET And JEE Postponed, ICSE Syllabus Reduced
- July 06, 2020

The Human Resource and Development Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced on July 2, 2020, that there will be a meeting of the NTA panel to review the current situation and discuss on the conduct of the JEE Mains 2020 and NEET examinations. (more...)
32 new coronavirus cases in Monroe County 32 new coronavirus cases in Monroe County
- July 06, 2020

In far North Texas, Collin County was informed of 85 new cases and two COVID-19 related fatalities Friday, while Denton had 81 cases. Currently, the health department reports 102 positive cases, including one death. At this time, the health department has identified 15 direct cases and 6 indirect cases of COVID-19 linked to the church. Birmingham and Jefferson County recently reinstated mask requirements and other measures, but the county's case count has still skyrocketed in recent days as ... (more...)

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