Health


NIH to launch trials to test antibody drugs for COVID-19 NIH to launch trials to test antibody drugs for COVID-19
- August 06, 2020

To expedite the study, Lilly has created mobile research units to support the on-site aspects of the investigation. Lilly has been exploring whether the drug, code-named LY-CoV555, could treat other kinds of Covid-19 patients. Lilly scientists rapidly developed the antibody in less than three months after it was discovered by AbCellera and tested by the scientists at the NIAID Vaccine Research Center. (more...)
New Cases Of Covid-19 And No Deaths In The Republic New Cases Of Covid-19 And No Deaths In The Republic
- August 05, 2020

It revealed that out of Northern Ireland's 95 intensive care unit beds, 2 are occupied by patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The death toll remains at 556. The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community. Speaking at last nights press briefing, acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said the increase in incidences over the last seven days was "concerning". (more...)
Novel research at Kansas State University discovers promising treatment for COVID-19 Novel research at Kansas State University discovers promising treatment for COVID-19
- August 05, 2020

Once the T cells activated, they will release cytokines, which would cause antibodies to develop in a B cell . Scientists observed that the patterns of expression of the genes ACE2, which provide genetic ode for the SARS-CoV-2 receptor, and TMPRSS2, also offers code for a molecule that split both the viral spike protein and the ACE2 receptor, allowing infection to occur. (more...)
Dire COVID-19 warning from World Health Organization
- August 05, 2020

And when Covid-19 is under control keep going. He hopes that a number of these candidate vaccines will be effective in preventing infection by the coronavirus . Mr Tedros implored people around the world to comply with measures such as social distancing, hand-washing and mask-wearing, saying: "Do it all". Meanwhile, the first stage of a World Health Organization investigation into the possible source of the outbreak in China is now complete, he said. (more...)
Will never allow three-language formula: Tamil Nadu CM on NEP Will never allow three-language formula: Tamil Nadu CM on NEP
- August 05, 2020

NEP What does the NEP say about three-language formula? Mr. Palaniswami also mentioned that his government had opposed the trilingual system when the NEP draft was published. However, there will be a greater flexibility in the three-language formula, and no language will be imposed on any State. Were they forced in any way to do otherwise? He added that there was no question of any imposition through the policy. (more...)
Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Vaccine Race Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Vaccine Race
- August 05, 2020

The Director-General of Indian Council of Medical Research stated that of the three candidates - phase 1 trials have been completed for the Bharat Biotech vaccine and the DNA vaccine of Zydus Cadila. These responses were strongest after a booster dose, with 100 per cent of the participants' blood having neutralising activity against the coronavirus , showed the results. (more...)
5 things to know about Dave Chokshi, NYC's new health commissioner 5 things to know about Dave Chokshi, NYC's new health commissioner
- August 05, 2020

Oxiris Barbot's handed in her resignation over the mayor's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are five things to know about the man who will help lead the city's ongoing efforts to keep New Yorkers safe from the coronavirus. "I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department's incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been", her resignation letter said, ... (more...)
Covid-19: 307 new cases in Singapore, only one in community Covid-19: 307 new cases in Singapore, only one in community
- August 05, 2020

Meanwhile, Bonnyrigg High School and Greenway Park Public School in southwest Sydney were closed on Tuesday after three students were diagnosed with COVID-19. Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of seven cases per day in the week before, to an average of two per day in the past week. (more...)
Coronavirus: Queensland declares NSW and ACT virus hotspots Coronavirus: Queensland declares NSW and ACT virus hotspots
- August 05, 2020

Ms Palaszczuk said the community did not need any risks at the moment. She had pledged to take the issue to the national Cabinet meeting on Friday. "There have been some exemptions". Health Minister and Deputy Premier Steven Miles threw his support behind Dr Young and her decision. Dr Young said she believed Queensland was in a position to manage community transmission and prevent a larger outbreak. (more...)
CDC report details virus spread at youth summer camp CDC report details virus spread at youth summer camp
- August 05, 2020

This makes them the spreaders of the virus because they are not showing any symptoms but are already carrying the virus. The study released Friday comes amid an increasingly tense debate in the USA about reopening schools next month, as teachers' unions are pushing back against efforts by some elected officials to restart in-person classes. (more...)
Phase 3 vaccine trials 'no silver bullet' for virus Phase 3 vaccine trials 'no silver bullet' for virus
- August 05, 2020

So far, over 18 million infections of the new coronavirus have been recorded globally with many countries still experiencing staggering daily increases of confirmed cases. intelligence agencies have said it emerged in nature. The WHO leader also announced during the briefing that an advanced team in China studying the origins of COVID-19 has recently concluded its groundwork. (more...)
Frontline Medical Workers With PPE Still At Risk Of Contracting COVID-19
- August 05, 2020

For the study , researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston reviewed data collected on a smartphone app from more than 2 million members of the general public and almost 100,000 frontline health care workers in the United States and the United Kingdom. (more...)
Siemens Healthineers near $15B deal for Varian Siemens Healthineers near $15B deal for Varian
- August 04, 2020

Shares in moms and dad business Siemens, nevertheless, increased 3.7% on Monday to 112.28 euros. "This decisive moment in the history of our companies means more hope and less uncertainty for patients, an even stronger partner for our customers, and for society, more effective and efficient medical care", said Bernd Montag, CEO of Siemens Healthineers, in a statement. (more...)
Vietnam reports one new local coronavirus case, tally at 621 Vietnam reports one new local coronavirus case, tally at 621
- August 04, 2020

Vietnam recorded 30 new COVID-19 cases on August 2, raising the national tally to 620 as of August 2, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Scientists say that while the strain appears to be new, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's more risky than other known strains. The latest cases, which were first found July 25, marked the end of a 99-day streak without any new cases. (more...)
Russia Will Start Mass COVID Vaccinations in October Russia Will Start Mass COVID Vaccinations in October
- August 04, 2020

Vaccines are seen as the key to leading the world out of the pandemic that has killed about 675,000 people in a matter of months. "Unfortunately, the products that Russian Federation has developed under the name of "coronavirus vaccine" have not yet been approved by worldwide authorities", said Mohraz. (more...)
Britain to roll out millions of 90-minute coronavirus tests Britain to roll out millions of 90-minute coronavirus tests
- August 04, 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "By quickly detecting whether the virus is present in an individual, this new test is an important step forward in point of care testing which means that positive cases can be identified and contained quickly and safely". (more...)
Remdesivir approved for severe COVID-19 symptoms Remdesivir approved for severe COVID-19 symptoms
- August 03, 2020

The Community Executive signed the contract with the company on Tuesday and will begin to distribute the lots of Veklury, the commercial name of Remdesivir, between the countries, starting in August, the Commission reported on Wednesday. This will ensure the treatment of approximately 30,000 patients presenting severe COVID-19 symptoms. Remdesivir - now known as Veklury - became the first drug to be authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to treat patients suffering from the novel ... (more...)
Bird collected in McHenry tests positive for West Nile virus Bird collected in McHenry tests positive for West Nile virus
- August 03, 2020

In hot, dry weather, mosquitoes that do carry West Nile virus breed in stagnant water, like street catch basins and ditches, and multiply rapidly. There has been a rise in mosquito-borne diseases in Palm Beach County. "Most people who become infected with West Nile virus do not become sick". The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in their news release, claimed one study showed that one year after infection, around 50% of those infected continue to experience cognitive and ... (more...)
College students can return to campus if coronavirus tested every 2 days College students can return to campus if coronavirus tested every 2 days
- August 03, 2020

University of Pennsylvania students must take two coronavirus tests and quarantine if they plan on returning to campus for the fall semester, university administrators said Friday. Nearly all courses be accessible by remote means. Additionally, students, faculty and staff will have to follow the university's mask policy, as all people on campus are required to wear a face covering. (more...)
Cuomo: ‘Initial decision’ on NY schools reopening coming this week Cuomo: ‘Initial decision’ on NY schools reopening coming this week
- August 03, 2020

The Yonkers School District, which has about 27,000 students compared to New York City's 1.1 million students, submitted an 80-page plan to the state. In general, smaller districts are offering the most in-person learning. For one, online learning "is not an equalizer; it's a separator, " he said. The district will also provide devices to students by appointment and hotspots to families who do not have access to dependable WiFi. (more...)

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