Health


19 counties considered Red Alert Level 3 19 counties considered Red Alert Level 3
- July 20, 2020

Good said in Washington County, the reason last week that the risk level was increased to a Level 2: Orange was because of two triggered indicators: the proportion of cases not in congregate care settings and a sustained increase in outpatient visits. (more...)
Coronavirus deaths in the event Coronavirus deaths in the event
- July 20, 2020

This comes after we reported that this same news station had discovered that various Florida counties had been greatly exaggerating the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The FDA authorized the first antigen COVID-19 tests in May. Statewide: The official COVID-19 death total for Florida stood at 5,091 on Sunday. As of Tuesday, Florida had the No. (more...)
Scientists identify six different types of coronavirus with increasing severity levels
- July 20, 2020

The pre-print, non-peer reviewed paper is available online: Carole H Sudre et al. "Some of these, such as confusion , abdominal pain and shortness of breath, are not widely known as COVID-19 symptoms, yet are hallmarks of the most severe forms of the disease", said King's College London in a statement . (more...)
Babies with coronavirus: One Texas county reports a disturbing trend Babies with coronavirus: One Texas county reports a disturbing trend
- July 20, 2020

Rodriguez said the baby was born within the past three weeks and its status is unknown. County Judge Barbara Canales clarified that statistic Saturday night, saying the 85 infants are an accumulation of the county's numbers over the course of the pandemic. (more...)
Coronavirus: Thousands sign up for vaccine trial in Abu Dhabi Coronavirus: Thousands sign up for vaccine trial in Abu Dhabi
- July 19, 2020

The Drug Controller General of India had granted permission to initiate Phase I and II human clinical trials after the company submitted results generated from pre-clinical studies, demonstrating safety and immune response. The study, the committee said, will begin with the enrollment of healthy volunteers starting Monday, July 20. 'We expect to have sufficient vaccine for the entire Australian population as part of the CSL agreement, ' he said. (more...)
European Union meets on virus rescue plan as India passes one million cases European Union meets on virus rescue plan as India passes one million cases
- July 19, 2020

Australia has reported nearly 12,000 cases of Covid-19 nationwide and 122 deaths in a population of about 25 million. India's virus cases surged another 32,695 as of Thursday, taking the nation closer to 1 million and forcing a new lockdown in the popular western beach state of Goa two weeks after it was reopened to tourists. (more...)
N. Korea claims it is developing coronavirus vaccine N. Korea claims it is developing coronavirus vaccine
- July 19, 2020

In the first phase of testing involved 45 healthy adults, ages 18 to 55, who received two doses of vaccination 28 days apart. AIIMS will begin enrollment volunteers for the trials from Monday. University of Oxford's potential COVID-19 vaccine that has been licensed to AstraZeneca is probably the world's leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said in June. (more...)
NSW announces new restrictions
- July 19, 2020

Under the restrictions, capacity at larger venues will be capped at 300 people, and group bookings will be wound back from 20 people to 10. "But again, completely seated, no dancing, no singing, no mingling". NSW is at a "crucial point" in its fight against COVID-19 outbreaks, with concerns complacency could see community transmission continue to grow. "We're very concerned, we're anxious about any seeding that may have happened in Victoria". (more...)
Alberta confirms 105 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, 2 additional deaths Alberta confirms 105 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, 2 additional deaths
- July 19, 2020

Before the recent stretch, it had not eclipsed the 80-case mark since May 10. Fort McMurray still has one active case and 55 recovered cases. That may be due to the reopening of more Alberta businesses and parks in the Relaunch, and reports of people not following public health orders. (more...)
Australia's Victoria requires masks for Melbourne hit by COVID-19 Australia's Victoria requires masks for Melbourne hit by COVID-19
- July 19, 2020

Australia's second-biggest city will make it compulsory to wear a mask in public, authorities announced Sunday, as Melbourne steps up efforts to bring a coronavirus outbreak under control. "I want to be really clear with residents and with the broader community that that lockdown doesn't end for every single resident", said Mr Andrews. (more...)
Scientists Identify Six (6) Different 'Types' Of Covid Scientists Identify Six (6) Different 'Types' Of Covid
- July 19, 2020

In the first category of patients who reported 'flu-like symptoms with no fever, the scientists said the manifestations included loss of smell, muscle pains, cough, sore throat, chest pain, but no fever. "If you can predict who these people are at Day Five, you have time to give them support and early interventions such as monitoring blood oxygen and sugar levels, and ensuring they are properly hydrated", said Claire Steves, a doctor who co-led the study. (more...)
Australia's New South Wales State Says, 'No Dancing, No Singing, No Mingling' Australia's New South Wales State Says, 'No Dancing, No Singing, No Mingling'
- July 18, 2020

Such is the size of the Victoria outbreak, Australia posted its biggest one-day rise in new COVID-19 infections since late March even with several states still to report. This morning, Friday, July 17, new restrictions came into place for NSW pubs and hotels and these same restrictions will be applied to "all indoor hospitality venues" from next week. (more...)
Cuomo bans to-go alcohol sales at NY bars, restaurants Cuomo bans to-go alcohol sales at NY bars, restaurants
- July 18, 2020

Like other nonessential businesses, bars and restaurants in NY closed in March to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, although they were able to offer takeout and delivery. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Saturday about a news report describing block-party like crowds in Queens. New York City will be open for TV and movie crews to film as of Monday, entering the "Phase 4" of the plan to reopen facilities and services shuttered by the pandemic. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson Says Late-Stage Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Moved Ahead To September Johnson & Johnson Says Late-Stage Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Moved Ahead To September
- July 18, 2020

The company that has a market capitalisation of £310.77 billion and a price to earnings ratio of 23.13 is now more than 1% up year to date in the stock market. Product sales in J&J's professional medical-gadget device fell by 33.9% to $4.2 billion during the quarter as the pandemic compelled hospitals to postpone elective surgeries and Us citizens stayed dwelling. (more...)
Health Department: recent trend of increasing COVID-19 cases Health Department: recent trend of increasing COVID-19 cases
- July 18, 2020

Friday's patients - two women in their 20's and a woman in her 50's - are isolating at home while Mason County Public Health continues contact interviews. New Mexico coronavirus cases have increased since the start of this month. According to the Douglas County Community Scorecard , there were three outbreaks in Douglas County this past week. (more...)
Biden says intelligence briefings warn of possible Russian meddling in elections Biden says intelligence briefings warn of possible Russian meddling in elections
- July 18, 2020

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has claimed he received intelligence briefings warning of foreign interference in the upcoming presidential elections. Trump also threw in a jab at Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading epidemiologist and member of the White House's coronavirus task force, who the president's administration has split with on the debate over facial coverings. (more...)
BC health officials report 28 new coronavirus cases on Friday BC health officials report 28 new coronavirus cases on Friday
- July 18, 2020

A newborn intensive care unit at a Vancouver hospital is the site of the latest COVID-19 outbreak in B.C. The provincial health officer covered a lot of ground during a rare Friday press conference, called after an outbreak at the NICU at St. (more...)
Hospitals to Send COVID-19 Data to HHS Database, Not CDC Hospitals to Send COVID-19 Data to HHS Database, Not CDC
- July 18, 2020

The data that will no longer appear on the COVID-19 module of the website, according to CNN , is: "current inpatient and intensive care unit bed occupancy, health care worker staffing, and personal protective equipment supply status and availability". (more...)
NSW Is Reintroducing A Number Of COVID-19 Restrictions
- July 18, 2020

The NSW Government will introduce tighter restrictions for gatherings from next Friday, July 24, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian saying the state is on "high alert". "These measures apply across the state and will also work to protect residents in rural and regional NSW", Mr Barilaro said. "What we need to do in New South Wales is minimise the risk of those activities which we know super spread the virus, those activities indoors which we know act as a catalyst". (more...)
Tennessee In Pandemic 'Red Zone' In Newly Obtained White House Document Tennessee In Pandemic 'Red Zone' In Newly Obtained White House Document
- July 18, 2020

Face masks should be required in public for everyone in 47 Iowa counties - almost half the state's 99 counties - where the new coronavirus is spreading at higher rates, and bars and gyms should be closed and social gatherings limited to 10 people in five of those counties, according to a White House Coronavirus Task Force document that was prepared in detail but never published. (more...)

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