Health


Sanofi being investigated for manslaughter over epilepsy drug Depakine Sanofi being investigated for manslaughter over epilepsy drug Depakine
- August 03, 2020

Pharmaceutical firm Sanofi says it has told authorities of the risks to its drug in 1983. The charges focus on studies of approximately 15,000 to 30,000 children of mothers who took the drug while pregnant, resulting in various types of disabilities. (more...)
Coronavirus: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester Coronavirus: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester
- August 03, 2020

Among the strictest measures adopted, citizens are not allowed visitors in their homes; meetings in public outdoor spaces are allowed in groups of no more than six people, unless the group includes only people from two households; social distancing must be maintained with people you do not live with; and you can still go on holiday, but only with the people you live with or with a support group of people who need it. (more...)
Fauci urges caution on China and Russian Federation virus vaccines Fauci urges caution on China and Russian Federation virus vaccines
- August 03, 2020

Researchers are hoping for results by the end of the year. Russian officials have consistently touted an aggressive schedule for a vaccine against the pathogen that has infected at least 849,000 and killed more than 14,000 people in Russia , the fourth- and 11th-worst figures in the world, respectively. (more...)
Vietnam records 28 new COVID-19 cases, 586 in total Vietnam records 28 new COVID-19 cases, 586 in total
- August 03, 2020

But a week ago, an outbreak began at a Danang hospital. New patients are linked to medical facilities in Da Nang, a popular tourist destination. The rest two cases are those who have recently returned to the country from overseas and were recorded in southern Tra Vinh province, said the ministry. (more...)
Pompeo Condemns HK Government Decision to Postpone Election Pompeo Condemns HK Government Decision to Postpone Election
- August 03, 2020

The move raised fears that Hong Kong's freedoms and local autonomy are being taken away. He says he learned about the wanted list via media reports. The controversial security law is seen as undermining the " one country, two systems " framework that sees Hong Kong as governed separately from China - a key part of the 1997 deal that saw the United Kingdom hand over the territory to China. (more...)
Sunday Aug. 2 COVID-19 update: 141 new cases in Douglas County Sunday Aug. 2 COVID-19 update: 141 new cases in Douglas County
- August 03, 2020

There has been one death in the county. There are 2,215 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth, up from 2,174 reported Friday. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. (more...)
Frontline workers receive extra PPE Frontline workers receive extra PPE
- August 03, 2020

Participant wellness was gauged at the outset of the study, with prompts on individual symptoms and whether or not they had been tested for COVID-19-and what the results were. As the new coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak continues to devastate the world in recent times, infecting more than 17.6 million people globally. Researchers cautioned that the data was collected at a time of global PPE shortages, so the risks may have changed. (more...)
European Union in talks to secure Sanofi deal for coronavirus vaccine European Union in talks to secure Sanofi deal for coronavirus vaccine
- August 03, 2020

Sanofi said the deal also includes an option for the company to supply an additional 500 million doses. During GlaxoSmithKline's ( GSK's ) second quarter financial call, an analyst from Wolfe Research pointed out the vanguard of COVID-19 vaccines were not being developed and made by the big three traditional vaccine firms: GSK , Merck & Co., and Sanofi. (more...)
USA unlikely to use coronavirus vaccine from China, Russia USA unlikely to use coronavirus vaccine from China, Russia
- August 03, 2020

That's according to a USA security official who exclusively spoke to Reuters , who says the hackers were backed by Beijing. Li and Dong were charged with running a massive decade-long cyberespionage campaign, with direction and assistance from Chinese intelligence agents, that recently included coronavirus research among its targets. (more...)
Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine India trial: Serum Institute asked to modify protocol Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine India trial: Serum Institute asked to modify protocol
- August 02, 2020

The study saw the monkeys given a panel of vaccine prototypes before being exposed to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Barouch's group, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, developed a series of vaccine candidates created to express different variants of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which is the major target for neutralizing antibodies. (more...)
COVID-19 cases surpass 90,000 in Virginia, number of patients hospitalized decreases COVID-19 cases surpass 90,000 in Virginia, number of patients hospitalized decreases
- August 02, 2020

Coles County Health Department, (CCHD) is reporting additional laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19 deaths for Coles County was confirmed with IDPH to be 18 to date. The 10 people whose deaths in Dallas County were reported Saturday were a man in his 20s, a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 40s, a woman in her 50s, two men in their 60s and four people in their 80s, authorities said. (more...)
Three more cases of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba on Wednesday Three more cases of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba on Wednesday
- August 02, 2020

Among the cases announced this week, four are close contacts of known COVID-19 cases and three are travel-related. "We're not seeing a large amount of community transmission", he said. "I want to extend my condolences to the loved ones of our most recent death", Roussin said Thursday. So we should all still adhere to the public health advice. (more...)
Queensland is Closing Its Borders to People From Greater Sydney Queensland is Closing Its Borders to People From Greater Sydney
- August 02, 2020

The aged care worker's husband is believed to have caught the virus from relatives who visited the Madtongsan IV Korean restaurant at Sunnybank on July 23, when one of the women was there. "It is incredibly important now more than ever if you are feeling sick you must go and get tested". The resident will be quarantined for a fortnight and monitored, she said. (more...)
Vietnam reports more than 2 dozen new cases, 2nd death Vietnam reports more than 2 dozen new cases, 2nd death
- August 02, 2020

Vietnam reported 28 new virus cases on Saturday - 20 from Da Nang hospitals, six from local community transmissions in Da Nang and two Vietnamese nationals returning from Indonesia. Hanoi is expected to test about 21,000 people who declared that they had recently returned from Da Nang. But that changed over the weekend, when a man tested positive for COVID-19 in the southern city of Danang, a beach resort usually packed with tourists. (more...)
Hundreds of kids infected with coronavirus within days at overnight camp — CDC Hundreds of kids infected with coronavirus within days at overnight camp — CDC
- August 02, 2020

What's more, reports say that the camp did not require attendees to wear masks. Officials used the state surveillance system to trace cases back to the original outbreak, and found that the "attack rate" - or the number of positive cases among Georgia-based camp attendees divided by the total number of Georgia-based attendees - was 44%. (more...)
New Saline County COVID-19 Cases New Saline County COVID-19 Cases
- August 02, 2020

The total for the county is now 334, with 65 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department, 264 that have recovered. A man and a woman in their 70s. At least 857 Iowans have died from COVID-19. Lewis County reported five new cases Saturday; two of those people are under age 20, one is in their 30s, another in their 40s and one is in their 80s. (more...)
COVID-19: Health officials announce 50 new cases, one new death COVID-19: Health officials announce 50 new cases, one new death
- August 02, 2020

The death was in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, bringing the province's death toll to 195. "Good times have been linked to community outbreaks of COVID-19 in B.C.", the guide opens. With the B.C. Day long weekend now here, Dr. Henry is stressing for people to be safe be careful. "This weekend, let's play safe and stay safe while COVID-19 remains in our communities". (more...)
Victoria declares state of disaster which includes nightly curfew Victoria declares state of disaster which includes nightly curfew
- August 02, 2020

Australia's government expressed support on Sunday for the strictest social-distancing measures yet by the state of Victoria in an effort to contain the new coronavirus. The premier has confirmed that TAFE and university study will need to be done remotely and Victoria's schools will return to remote and flexible learning across all year levels. (more...)
President Trump asks recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma President Trump asks recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma
- August 02, 2020

The plasma is used for its antibiodies, and while not considered a cure for the virus, it could help patients fight off the disease. Blood plasma, which is the material that's left after red and white blood cells have been removed, is rich in antibodies and may help those who have been exposed to the coronavirus who are at high risk of infection. (more...)
Governor Evers to issue mask mandate across Wisconsin Governor Evers to issue mask mandate across Wisconsin
- August 02, 2020

Unlike the Safer at Home order, violations of the Governor's face covering order are not subject to criminal penalty. The new order gives exceptions for eating, drinking or swimming, or if people have conditions or disabilities precluding the safe wearing of masks. (more...)

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