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Cipla Launches Its Generic Remdesivir At Rs 4000, Lowest So Far Cipla Launches Its Generic Remdesivir At Rs 4000, Lowest So Far
- July 10, 2020

Several other Asian nations have also approved the drug for treatment against COVID-19. The US-based company has launched a Phase Ia clinical trial of the inhaled version to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of the new formulation. (more...)
Australian state records record 288 new coronavirus cases Australian state records record 288 new coronavirus cases
- July 10, 2020

The virus is now spreading fastest in Latin America. "Certainly 288 new cases today is a pretty ugly number", Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said. "When they are worn very broadly across a population where people can't distance that 1.5 metres, then they can make a difference, they reduce transmission by up to two-thirds", he said. (more...)
‘No screaming’: Japan theme park reopens with ‘serious’ roller coaster rides ‘No screaming’: Japan theme park reopens with ‘serious’ roller coaster rides
- July 10, 2020

Fuji-Q Highland , a theme park at the foot of Fuji Mountain that's famous for its haunted house experience, is only opening its outdoor attractions and only allowing entry to visitors living in Yamanashi, Nagano, Niigata and Shizuoka prefectures. (more...)
Chinese embassy issues alert to citizens over Kazakhstan pneumonia outbreak Chinese embassy issues alert to citizens over Kazakhstan pneumonia outbreak
- July 10, 2020

New cases of the unidentified pneumonia have been increasing significantly since mid-June across the country, said the embassy, adding that in some places, authorities are reporting hundreds of new cases a day. "Some 300 people diagnosed with pneumonia are being hospitalised every day", Saule Kisikova, the health care department chief in the capital Nur-Sultan, told the news agency Kazinform . (more...)
World Health Organization acknowledges that coronavirus can linger in the air World Health Organization acknowledges that coronavirus can linger in the air
- July 10, 2020

The WHO hinted at its evolving opinion during a press briefing on Tuesday, when Maria Van Kerkhove , the agency's technical lead for COVID-19, said its scientists had been "talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission". (more...)
Fauci: States with severe coronavirus outbreaks Fauci: States with severe coronavirus outbreaks "should seriously look at shutting down"
- July 10, 2020

He said the lower mortality rate is due to a rise in infections among younger people, who are less likely to due from the virus but can still experience serious complications. "I didn't listen to my experts, and I banned China", the president said. "How do we reconcile the good news with the bad news?" "So we've done a good job". (more...)
Five New Cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, No New Deaths Five New Cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, No New Deaths
- July 10, 2020

The new case is epidemiologically linked, which means the case is confirmed as COVID-19 but the person wasn't tested at the time they were ill. A total of 2,645 people who tested positive are now considered fully recovered as well. That was set to expire this month, but has now been extended by B.C.to match the changing length of federal COVID-19 aid programs, said Simpson. During Monday's update, Henry said B.C. (more...)
Death of At-Risk Florida Teen Draws Attention Death of At-Risk Florida Teen Draws Attention
- July 09, 2020

On June 13, three days after attending a church function for children, Davis developed a frontal headache , sinus pressure and a mild cough. "Over the past 24 hours, First Assembly of God of Fort Myers has been accused of hosting 'COVID-19 parties.' Nothing could be farther from the truth", the church said in a statement according to the Christian Post . (more...)
Ireland Releases COVID-19 Tracker App That Uses Apple/Google Exposure Notification API Ireland Releases COVID-19 Tracker App That Uses Apple/Google Exposure Notification API
- July 09, 2020

It will send a notification to a user if they recently came into contact with another app user who tests positive for COVID-19. Find out more about the app and information about privacy and data here. Dr Ronan Glynn , acting Chief Medical Officer, said that the app requires uptake from a "substantial proportion of the population", and Paul Reid refused to be drawn on an exact figure required for the app to be effective. (more...)
102 new cases, 3 deaths in Douglas County 102 new cases, 3 deaths in Douglas County
- July 09, 2020

The next-highest age range is 10 to 19, with 36 cases. The health department is advising the business community to remain vigilant by requiring employees and the public to wear face coverings in their establishments, as well as enforcing social distancing requirements. (more...)
Spain's coronavirus antibodies research adds evidence in opposition to herd immunity Spain's coronavirus antibodies research adds evidence in opposition to herd immunity
- July 09, 2020

Spain has suffered over 27000 deaths and this shows that a herd immunity strategy will lead to a massive death toll and a huge burden on the health infrastructure. However, herd immunity doesn't work against every illness and isn't a good enough alternative to getting vaccinated, Healthline reported. There have been studies of a similar kind in China and the U.S. (more...)
World Health Organization doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk - spokeswoman World Health Organization doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk - spokeswoman
- July 09, 2020

Some Chinese health officials and worldwide experts have downplayed the danger of G4, noting that it has been circulating for years without causing an outbreak in humans. Pneumonic plague primarily affects the lungs. "The word " plague " often conjures up "medieval" so that many people assume plague has disappeared", Winston Black , a historian of medicine, wrote to me in an email. (more...)
Ontario reporting 118 cases of COVID-19, 9 deaths Ontario reporting 118 cases of COVID-19, 9 deaths
- July 09, 2020

Ontario reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Monday for the first time in three months. Where are the COVID-19 cases? There were 123 patients in the province's hospitals receiving treatment for COVID-19 symptoms on Wednesday, down from 131 on Tuesday. (more...)
US steps up COVID-19 vaccines, therapies development as caseload tops 3m US steps up COVID-19 vaccines, therapies development as caseload tops 3m
- July 09, 2020

China boasts two vaccines within the country to have reached the third stage of testing and also boasts the third vaccine globally to reach that stage. Vaccine development takes place in phased clinical trials, each with more test subjects to determine if a vaccine candidate produces the desired antibody response with a correspondingly low level of side effects. (more...)
No change to Grande Prairie region COVID-19 numbers No change to Grande Prairie region COVID-19 numbers
- July 09, 2020

Alberta reported 130 new cases of COVID-19 over the past three days, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 607. Of those, 572 cases were active, 7,532 people had recovered and 155 had died. Six of those people are in intensive care. While the emergency room remained open as of early Monday afternoon, the hospital is now closed to new admissions and transfers for surgical and medicine patients. (more...)
World Health Organization acknowledges ‘emerging evidence’ of airborne transmission of coronavirus; Details World Health Organization acknowledges ‘emerging evidence’ of airborne transmission of coronavirus; Details
- July 09, 2020

How is it different from droplet transmission? As virus-carrying respiratory droplets are larger and mostly water, they fall on the surface after being released. Speaking at an event at Chatham House on Wednesday Professor David Heymann, infectious diseases expert and an adviser to World Health Organization , said there was a possibility that there could be "airborne transmission of the virus in enclosed spaces". (more...)
Nelson County cases more than doubled in past 3-1/2 weeks Nelson County cases more than doubled in past 3-1/2 weeks
- July 09, 2020

In Douglas County, 194 out of the 377 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered. The age range with the highest number of cases is 20 to 29. Part of the increase in coronavirus cases could be attributed to more testing being done at the community-based testing site at the Interstate Center in Bloomington. (more...)
Second lockdown in Melbourne after spike in virus cases Second lockdown in Melbourne after spike in virus cases
- July 09, 2020

Melbourne's five million residents will be barred from leaving home for six weeks, except for essential reasons. Cafes, bars, restaurants and gyms will shut again, Reuters reports. Australia has recorded nearly 9,000 cases and 106 deaths from the virus. The state line is heavily trafficked by daily commuters who live and work on either side. (more...)
Supreme Court upholds exemption allowing employers to skip contraceptive coverage Supreme Court upholds exemption allowing employers to skip contraceptive coverage
- July 08, 2020

It would be impossible to overstate the importance of these decisions. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called the ruling "a big win for religious freedom and freedom of conscience". The 7 to 2 ruling sided in favor of the Trump administration, who had created a new rule in 2018 that employers could opt out of the Affordable Care Act requirement to provide free birth control options for nearly all health insurance plans. (more...)
WHO Acknowledges Coronavirus Could Be Airborne WHO Acknowledges Coronavirus Could Be Airborne
- July 08, 2020

The WHO had previously denied scientific theories that the coronavirus disease could be airborne and maintained that it spreads primarily from person to person through small particles from the nose and mouth. Time reports that World Health Organization officials said during a press conference on Tuesday, July 7 that airborne transmission could not be ruled out in closed, crowded or poorly ventilated spaces, but they will continue to research this as it is not definite. (more...)

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