Health


Aged care fears as one new Qld case confirmed Aged care fears as one new Qld case confirmed
- July 31, 2020

It's also been reported the women allegedly hosted a party at a rental apartment in Melbourne that was shut down by police who handed out more than $30,000 in fines to up to 30 people on July 19 - when Melbourne was already into its second six-week lockdown. (more...)
Toronto, Peel to Join Stage 3 of Reopening Friday Toronto, Peel to Join Stage 3 of Reopening Friday
- July 31, 2020

Gathering limits do not apply to settings such as beaches, parks, restaurants and bars, but measures to enable physical distancing may limit capacity at any given time. Premier Doug Ford said, "While more restaurants, theatres and businesses can hang up their Open for Business sign, we're asking everyone to follow public health advice and act responsibly". (more...)
What Dr. Fauci says about wearing goggles in public What Dr. Fauci says about wearing goggles in public
- July 31, 2020

So how does protecting your eyes protect you from airborne viruses? Heading into fall, Fauci said he encourages people to get a flu vaccine and hopes face masks will protect people from the flu as well as the coronavirus , ABC reported. (more...)
COVID-19 has National Basketball Association wondering about long-term heart, lung problems for players COVID-19 has National Basketball Association wondering about long-term heart, lung problems for players
- July 31, 2020

Immune cells from the blood of 18 COVID-19 patients and 68 healthy individuals who had never been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 were isolated for this study. He said to fully understand why, more research needs to be done. Therefore, they stated "need for ongoing investigation of the long-term cardiovascular consequences of COVID-19" as it pertains to issues such as heart inflammation. (more...)
Possible Price Tag for US COVID-19 Vaccine Revealed Possible Price Tag for US COVID-19 Vaccine Revealed
- July 31, 2020

Since COVID-19 infections have dropped dramatically in Britain, making it hard to determine whether or not the vaccine works, Shattock said he and his colleagues are also looking to test their vaccine elsewhere. Also Read | Johnson & Johnson's Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Monkeys in a Single Dose, US Firm Kicks-Off Human Safety Trials. "We have 20 vaccines in clinical trials, (so) we can be pretty confident that at least two of those will work", he said. (more...)
Self-isolation increased to 10 days for anyone with coronavirus symptoms Self-isolation increased to 10 days for anyone with coronavirus symptoms
- July 31, 2020

He hinted that Prof Van-Tam will announce the change for the self-isolation period for those with the key symptoms of a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell. The U.K. lengthened the self-isolation period for coronavirus patients to 10 days from seven as health authorities seek to prevent a renewed surge in cases of the disease. (more...)
COVID-19 in B.C.: 23 new cases, 1 additional death COVID-19 in B.C.: 23 new cases, 1 additional death
- July 31, 2020

There have been 3,523 cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. since the first case was identified in Vancouver in late January. No new healthcare facility outbreaks; however two are in acute-care facilities and one in a long-term care facility. (more...)
World Health Organization chief highlights role of young people in fighting COVID-19 World Health Organization chief highlights role of young people in fighting COVID-19
- July 31, 2020

She said, "People are still thinking about seasons". She warned that allowing mass gatherings and opening up areas where a large number of people can gather together could be risky. Some people might call these waves, but if they do, we are looking at dozens of waves. More than 16.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, including some 662,000 deaths, have been reported to the World Health Organization globally as of Thursday afternoon, according to its latest dashboard on the disease. (more...)
Donald Trump once again promotes unproven Covid-19 drug hydroxychloroquine Donald Trump once again promotes unproven Covid-19 drug hydroxychloroquine
- July 31, 2020

She also says that she and her staff are case studies themselves as they are on hydroxychloroquine for prevention of COVID-19. Immanuel made waves after speaking Monday outside the Supreme Court in support of treating COVID-19 using the controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which some clinical testing has found ineffective against the incurable contagious respiratory disease and potentially risky if used improperly. (more...)
Canby Will Keep Classrooms Closed to Start Fall School Year Canby Will Keep Classrooms Closed to Start Fall School Year
- July 31, 2020

In the worst case scenario, an entire learning group of 120 may have to stay home from school and self-isolate but, if the disease is contracted from outside the school, it may only be the individual who needs to be isolated, Dr. Union president Keith Benson said in a statement that the CEA, which represents teachers and support staff, supports an all-remote learning model, "for a variety of health and safety reasons". (more...)
The head of the who pandemic and coronavirus in the world increases The head of the who pandemic and coronavirus in the world increases
- July 30, 2020

Ghebreyesus would be reconvening the WHO's Emergency Committee this week to re-evaluate the pandemic and advise on the next course of action. "In the past six weeks, the total number of cases has roughly doubled", Mr. Ghebreysus said the pandemic demonstrates that health is not a reward for development, instead, it's the foundation of social, economic and political stability. (more...)
Nigerian Doctors Refute Covid-19 Cure Claim By U.S.-Based Physician Nigerian Doctors Refute Covid-19 Cure Claim By U.S.-Based Physician
- July 30, 2020

During the press conference, Immanuel falsely claimed that hydroxychloroquine is a cure for coronavirus. "I was very impressed with her and other doctors that stood with her", Trump said Wednesday before leaving the White House for Texas. (more...)
One Arizona hospital makes 2020 US News & World Report national rankings One Arizona hospital makes 2020 US News & World Report national rankings
- July 30, 2020

This is the 26th consecutive year that Cleveland Clinic has earned the No. 1 ranking in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and the 22nd year in a row that it has earned a Top 5 overall ranking. The hospital also ranked fourth in the state, up one position from previous year, according to a news release from the hospital. "We thank our dedicated health care teams for the exceptional care they provide to our patients, with a mission of improving lives and providing hope", Lewin added. (more...)
Planet Fitness now requiring face coverings for customers Planet Fitness now requiring face coverings for customers
- July 30, 2020

Planet Fitness members received an email from the gym franchise regarding the new policy. Planet Fitness announced today that it will require members and guests to wear face masks at all times as of August 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
Virus is just 'one wave', not seasonal Virus is just 'one wave', not seasonal
- July 30, 2020

Margaret Harris, a World Health Organization communications officer, at a virtual briefing in Geneva, Xinhua reported. Harris reiterated the call to slow the spread of the virus by avoiding mass gatherings. A new survey of 2,000 people in the U.S. and the United Kingdom suggests people over 6 feet tall have double the risk of getting infected with COVID-19 compared to their shorter counterparts. (more...)
Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate, dies after COVID-19 diagnosis Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate, dies after COVID-19 diagnosis
- July 30, 2020

Herman Cain was also a vocal Trump supporter. In a series of tweets at the beginning of the week, Cain appeared to be getting better after being hospitalized for the coronavirus. "For many, many businesses like mine, the cost of your plan is simply a cost that will cause us to eliminate jobs", Cain told Clinton. Last year, Mr. (more...)
A British Cat Has COVID A British Cat Has COVID
- July 30, 2020

A pet cat has tested positive for the coronavirus , the government has said. The infection was confirmed at the Animal and Plant Health Agency laboratory in Weybridge on Wednesday. The cat & its proprietors have from made a complete recovery & there has been no transmission to different animals (or) citizens within the home. They also advise keeping cats indoors so there is zero risk they can spread germs around a neighbourhood. (more...)
GDP shrank by record 32.9% in second quarter during coronavirus shutdowns GDP shrank by record 32.9% in second quarter during coronavirus shutdowns
- July 30, 2020

Worth noting: USA government data always "annualizes" the quarterly GDP figures - meaning the number assumes the pace the economy grew or shrunk last quarter will continue over the year. Initial jobless claims also rose slightly last week to 1.43 million, which could put more pressure on negotiators in Washington to break an impasse over another round of coronavirus aid. (more...)
'7000 cases': Dire prediction for Victoria if coronavirus lockdown was lifted '7000 cases': Dire prediction for Victoria if coronavirus lockdown was lifted
- July 30, 2020

Now, their stupid actions are going to cost the Queensland economy. "If we were to reopen, across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell shire today , then it will not be 700 cases a day". Mr Miles said Queensland Health was tracing the exact movements of those three people. "The casualisation of the aged care workforce is something that has been highlighted as a result of this crisis, and future planning/resourcing for the aged care sector should look to address this, placing more ... (more...)
U.S. Economy Plunges by Worst-Ever Amount U.S. Economy Plunges by Worst-Ever Amount
- July 30, 2020

As shutdowns gradually lifted and states began to reopen, economic activity stirred back to life in May and June - just not to the levels seen before the pandemic. "I fear there could be more stumbling blocks to come". Consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of the USA economy, contributed to most of the decline, accounting for 25.05 percentage points of the -32.9 percent decline. (more...)

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