Health


Antibodies from LLAMAS can neutralise the coronavirus Antibodies from LLAMAS can neutralise the coronavirus
- July 16, 2020

The paper was released on the preprint server Medrxiv and is yet to be peer reviewed. A team of researchers engineered small antibodies from llama blood cells , known as nanobodies, which bound tightly to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and blocked it from invading human cells . (more...)
Anti-Government Protest Takes Place in Paris on Bastille Day Anti-Government Protest Takes Place in Paris on Bastille Day
- July 16, 2020

Macron's live TV interview at the Elysee Palace will air at around 1:00 pm (1100 GMT), after the military review and his speech to honour the country's armed forces as well its doctors, nurses and others fighting the coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
COVID-19: Authors retract study on hydroxychloroquine which halted trials worldwide COVID-19: Authors retract study on hydroxychloroquine which halted trials worldwide
- July 16, 2020

In a report from Associated Press and ABC News on Friday, June 5, leaders of a large study in the United Kingdom recently withheld British hospitals to use the malaria drug to help COVID-19 patients. The journal also apologised. "We launched an independent third-party peer review of Surgisphere with the consent of Sapan Desai to evaluate the origination of the database elements, to confirm the completeness of the database, and to replicate the analyses presented in the paper", said ... (more...)
Three active COVID-19 cases remain in RMWB Three active COVID-19 cases remain in RMWB
- July 16, 2020

Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday - in her latest update - that of 780 new COVID-19 cases identified in the past two weeks, 57 per cent fall into the category of younger people. Stitt drew fresh criticism as Trump's rally in Tulsa - the president's first since the pandemic set in - approached in June. Donald Trump, whose popularity in opinion polls is declining ahead of an election in November, has been reluctant to embrace mask-wearing, and most of his Republican governors and local ... (more...)
Promising US Covid-19 vaccine crosses final hurdles, advances to human trials Promising US Covid-19 vaccine crosses final hurdles, advances to human trials
- July 16, 2020

The results of the study, released on Tuesday, only include younger adults. By studying the crystal structures of two IGHV3-53 antibodies bound to the RBD, the researchers identified the features that lead them to be so effective at binding and so highly potent, features that make them promising for vaccine design. (more...)
Trump administration tells hospitals they should NOT send data to the CDC
- July 16, 2020

Some are anxious the change in where the data will be kept means a change in public access to the data. The National Healthcare Safety Network site is the CDC's site for tracking infectious diseases. It comes as tensions between the White House and CDC have continued to build. 'Why would you blind the cdc to hospital data? 'It's more than a technical shift, it's making it hard for the cdc to know what's going on and make recommendations accordingly. (more...)
How to volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study How to volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study
- July 16, 2020

According to reports, the clinical trials of the world's first coronavirus vaccine on volunteers at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University has been successfully completed. The defence ministry reported that "for 28 days after vaccination, the vital signs of the volunteers remained within normal limits". Experts are working day and night to do these experiments and it is their moral duty to develop vaccines as fast as possible as more than half a million people have succumbed to ... (more...)
United States hails results from coronavirus vaccine trial United States hails results from coronavirus vaccine trial
- July 16, 2020

The interim report of the trials details how the vaccine, mRNA-1273, was not only shown to be well-tolerated in healthy adult participants, but it also prompted neutralizing antibody activity against the novel coronavirus. But the company said results from all 45 participants showed they developed antibodies key to fighting the virus at levels up to four times the amount found in patients who got sick and then recovered from the virus. (more...)
Goldman profit blows past estimates on trading surge Goldman profit blows past estimates on trading surge
- July 16, 2020

Shares of Moderna rocketed 11.5 percent higher. The bank's profit of $2.4 billion was far better than expected and reflects a flood of corporate fundraising and torrid trading markets, offset slightly by higher reserves for expected loan defaults in what is expected to be a sustained and deep recession. (more...)
3 more cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Misericordia hospital 3 more cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Misericordia hospital
- July 15, 2020

The deadline for submissions is August 10 and a successful candidate is expected to be chosen by August 19 so the results can be completed by the fall. As of Friday, there are 50 Albertans in hospital with the coronavirus, nine of whom are in intensive-care units - an uptick in both metrics from Thursday. (more...)
BC reports 13 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths BC reports 13 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths
- July 15, 2020

There have been 3,128 cases of the disease reported in B.C. since the first case was detected in late January and 189 deaths. "That's way above my comfort zone", she said. "It's a very challenging situation", she said. Henry said table-hopping puts staff at risk, and is not acceptable. Henry also addressed an outbreak at Krazy Cherry Fruit Co.in the Okanagan, where at least two people have tested positive for COVID-19. (more...)
CDC urges Americans to wear masks CDC urges Americans to wear masks
- July 15, 2020

There was also a large increase in face-mask approval among respondents in the Midwest, from 44% to 74%. When two stylists at a Missouri hair salon tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, researchers from CoxHealth hospitals, Washington University, the University of Kansas, and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department worked together to trace contacts, investigate the cases, and publish their findings in the MMWR. (more...)
Labour slams government as fast-track visa plans exclude care workers Labour slams government as fast-track visa plans exclude care workers
- July 15, 2020

This will make it easier and quicker for talented global health professionals to work in our brilliant NHS and in eligible occupations in the social care sector. The Department of Health and Social Care said it is now working with the sector to set up operational arrangements for reimbursing health and social care staff outside the scope of the Health and Care visa , which will commence from October. (more...)
Sydney pub outbreak continues to grow Sydney pub outbreak continues to grow
- July 15, 2020

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian took a hardline approach to lockdown talks when she appeared on the ABC last night, saying that another lockdown is an option, but it's one "we don't want to take in New South Wales". Anyone who attended the Planet Fitness Gym at Casula from July 4 to 10 to immediately self-isolate and get tested. "This situation in Sydney has the potential to get worse before it gets better and we need to assume that it will get worse", he said. (more...)
Australia Grapples With New Surge In COVID-19 Cases Australia Grapples With New Surge In COVID-19 Cases
- July 15, 2020

The state now has a total of 4224 cases, of which 1803 remain active. Victoria recorded 238 new cases on Tuesday, the 10th day in a row the state has recorded a triple-digit increase, with just 29 of Wednesday's linked to known outbreaks and 209 under investigation. (more...)
Virus resurgence sparks Sydney pubs clampdown
- July 15, 2020

Meanwhile, the state of South Australia has made a decision to delay lifting border restrictions imposed on the capital, Canberra and New South Wales, where a rise in COVID-19 cases in Sydney has caused concern. "Queenslanders who travelled to either of those hotspots, or any of the hotspots in Victoria. all of Victoria is deemed a hotspot, will need to when they come back into Queensland go into 14 days quarantine in a hotel", Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said. (more...)
McPherson County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19 McPherson County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19
- July 15, 2020

Sullivan County had the largest case increase in the region at 29 followed by Washington County at 17. There has been a total of 167 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are now 167 cases of COVID-19 in the province; 163 people have recovered from the illness and two people have died. "This is exceptionally sad news that we have to report today", Chairman Frank Williams said. (more...)
Coronavirus: Lancet retracts study claiming death risk from use of HCQ Coronavirus: Lancet retracts study claiming death risk from use of HCQ
- July 15, 2020

The papers had a significant influence on the global endeavors seeking treatment of COVID-19. He said the preliminary results from RECOVERY, which was a randomized trial, were now quite clear: hydroxychloroquine does not reduce the risk of death among hospitalized patients with COVID-19. (more...)
Health Department reports 10th COVID case in county Health Department reports 10th COVID case in county
- July 15, 2020

A total of 52 are active, 93 have recovered and three have died. This marks the third time in a week the state has reported more than 900 cases in a single day. and they were not hospitalized". Nearly 5,200 COVID-19 tests have taken place in Marshall County, 1,483 tests have been conducted in Starke County and 1,074 tests have been taken in Pulaski County. (more...)
Face masks to be mandatory in shops in England Face masks to be mandatory in shops in England
- July 15, 2020

But Metropolitan Police Federation chairman Ken Marsh said it will be "impossible for enforcement". Urging the public to "play their part and to abide by these restrictions", Mr Eustice said retailers and shoppers have responsibilities before the police will be asked to step in. (more...)

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