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World Health Organization makes big statement, 'Will distribute corona vaccine honestly' World Health Organization makes big statement, 'Will distribute corona vaccine honestly'
- July 24, 2020

Mike Ryan, head of the WHO's Health Emergencies Program, said during a Q&A that was livestreamed Wednesday on YouTube. More than 6 lakh people have also succumbed to the infection. Farrar also lashed the government for having lockdown too late as it should have been ordered earlier. For the study, Oxford University more than 1,000 healthy volunteers. (more...)
MD of Wainwright records two new active COVID-19 cases MD of Wainwright records two new active COVID-19 cases
- July 24, 2020

Hinshaw has said, approximately five million times, if you can not stay two metres apart, you must wear a mask indoors". The jurisdictions Kenney referenced that successfully re-opened schools had either classroom caps or capacity limits, or significant investment in resources, she said. (more...)
Blood Test Claims to Find Cancer 4 Years Earlier than Current Methods Blood Test Claims to Find Cancer 4 Years Earlier than Current Methods
- July 24, 2020

He said early diagnosis is crucial, pointing to the relatively high survival rates for breast cancer, which can be spotted by mammograms carried out as a routine precaution. Each individual gave blood samples over a 10-year period and underwent regular check-ins with physicians. The goal would be to catch cancers at their earliest stage, which would allow for better treatment outcomes. (more...)
People more Likely to Contract Coronavirus at Home People more Likely to Contract Coronavirus at Home
- July 24, 2020

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Tuesday. By the age group, the rate of the infection within the household was more when the first confirmed cases were teenagers or people in their 60s and 70s. Tyler Brown and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, infectious disease experts at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. There are now more than 3.8 million reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States, and almost 141,000 deaths, according to the New York Times . (more...)
Examination proposes coronavirus antibodies may fade following a couple of months Examination proposes coronavirus antibodies may fade following a couple of months
- July 24, 2020

Michael Teng, a USF Professor of Molecular Medicine who specializes in virology. Based on blood tests collected up to 119 days after the onset of symptoms, the researchers said the half-life of antibodies linked with SARS-CoV-2 infection was just 36 days - just over a month. (more...)
Clark County adds 28 new COVID-19 cases; no new deaths reported Clark County adds 28 new COVID-19 cases; no new deaths reported
- July 24, 2020

The health departments also reported seven more people who previously tested positive for the virus have recovered bringing the total of recovered to 80. For COVID-19 testing, individuals may visit the Bloomington drive-thru COVID-19 testing site located at the McLean County Fairgrounds, 1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington, daily from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. (more...)
Immunity In Recovered Coronavirus Patients May Be Short-Lived Immunity In Recovered Coronavirus Patients May Be Short-Lived
- July 24, 2020

Buddy Creech says, "Infection with this coronavirus does not necessarily generate lifetime immunity, but antibodies are only part of the story". Researchers have created a virus in the lab that infects cells and interacts with antibodies just like the Covid-19 virus but lacks the ability to cause severe disease. (more...)
California surpasses NY in confirmed coronavirus cases California surpasses NY in confirmed coronavirus cases
- July 23, 2020

California finds itself back where it started in March when the pandemic gripped the United States. On Tuesday, California recorded 12,807 cases, the largest daily increase since the pandemic began, Gov. The 7 day positivity rate of tests in California is 7.6 percent, about where it was last week. He also ordered gyms, churches and hair salons to close in the 30 hardest-hit counties of the state. (more...)
NewsAlert: Ottawa, N.S. announce mass shooting review by three-person panel NewsAlert: Ottawa, N.S. announce mass shooting review by three-person panel
- July 23, 2020

Officials have been criticised over the delay in beginning the public review. The announcement comes a day after the families the victims of the mass shooting led about 300 people on a march to the RCMP detachment in Bible Hill in the latest effort to call for a public inquiry. (more...)
Matt Hancock announces measures to allow care homes visitors Matt Hancock announces measures to allow care homes visitors
- July 23, 2020

Visits will resume in specific care homes once local directors of public health and local authorities decide it is safe to do so, the Department of Health and Social Care said. Gifts for residents should be easy to clean by care home staff. It was announced on Wednesday that there had been 79 more deaths associated with COVID-19 across the UK. (more...)
USA Today Slaps Fact-Check Editor's Note on Navarro Op-ed USA Today Slaps Fact-Check Editor's Note on Navarro Op-ed
- July 23, 2020

Navarro added that in February, Fauci was telling the public that the virus was "low risk", and was "flip-flopping on the use of masks". The US now accounts for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 3,495,536 and 137,358, respectively, according to the Johns Hopkins University. (more...)
Covid-19: What you need to know today Covid-19: What you need to know today
- July 23, 2020

The researchers genetically modified a mild virus by swapping one of its genes for one from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. "We've distributed the virus to researchers in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and, of course, all over the U.S. (more...)
US to pay Pfizer, BioNTech $1.95 billion for COVID-19 vaccine US to pay Pfizer, BioNTech $1.95 billion for COVID-19 vaccine
- July 23, 2020

He applauded the CARES Act, which he said would allow many patients to get the coronavirus vaccine with no cost-sharing. The latest coronavirus vaccine development update comes from the USA government, which inked a new deal for a promising vaccine made by BioNTech and Pfizer . (more...)
Coronavirus drug by UK-based company shows 'positive results' in clinical trial Coronavirus drug by UK-based company shows 'positive results' in clinical trial
- July 23, 2020

On the day of positive results from Oxford coronavirus vaccine trials, another trial has found "the most powerful treatment we now have" for Covid-19. Synairgen said its SNG001 formulation uses a protein called interferon beta, which the body produces when it gets a viral infection, and is inhaled directly into the lungs of patients with coronavirus, using a nebuliser, in the hope that it will stimulate an immune response. (more...)
S. Korea sends two military planes to bring home almost 300 citizens S. Korea sends two military planes to bring home almost 300 citizens
- July 23, 2020

The number of patients being fully cured of the virus reached 12,758, up 60 from Wednesday. The KCDC said 29 of the new cases were local transmissions and tied the other 34 to global arrivals as the virus continues to spread in Asia, the United States and beyond. (more...)
Concern over S.Africa virus toll after rise in natural deaths Concern over S.Africa virus toll after rise in natural deaths
- July 23, 2020

South Africa is the worst hit in Africa and has a total of 394,948 infections. "While South Africa is experiencing a very, very severe event, I think it is really a marker of what the continent could face if urgent action is not taken to provide further support", he said. (more...)
COVID-19 closes Sydney aged care facility COVID-19 closes Sydney aged care facility
- July 23, 2020

The state recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday including one in hotel quarantine, three linked to the Crossroads Hotel in Casula and 11 associated with the Thai Rock restaurant in Wetherill Park. On Tuesday, 16 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the state. "What NSW Health and myself are anxious about most at this moment in time is what people are doing when they're entering hospitality venues. (more...)
Oxford's potential vaccine Covishield raises hope; Here's why Oxford's potential vaccine Covishield raises hope; Here's why
- July 23, 2020

Poonawalla said the vaccine will mostly be purchased by governments, and people will receive them free of cost through immunisation programmes. If results turned positive, Poonawalla said, "By November, we hope to launch the vaccine if the trials are positive and if the DCGI blesses it and says it is safe..." "We are confident on going on to the Phase 3 trials in India in August and we forecast that it will take probably two to two-and-half months to complete", Adar Poonawalla , chief ... (more...)
No new Covid deaths in Ireland, 36 confirmed cases No new Covid deaths in Ireland, 36 confirmed cases
- July 23, 2020

There have been no further deaths reported in Ireland from Covid-19, while six new cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health. 55% of cases reported in the last fortnight were in Dublin, 10% in Kildare and 6% in Cork. There is no blame in contracting the virus. "We have followed the specific advice of the HSE and the Health and Safety Authority at all times in relation to this matter and are assisting the HSE in arranging further tests as required". (more...)
Coronavirus US: California cases exceed New York's Coronavirus US: California cases exceed New York's
- July 23, 2020

Gavin Newsom (D) to slam the brakes on the state's reopening plan and tighten restrictions on indoor activities. However, with 32,526 confirmed deaths, NY still has the highest number of total deaths in the country and four times more than California's reported 7,890 fatalities. (more...)

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