Health


World coronavirus victim toll now more than 20 million, 700,000 dead World coronavirus victim toll now more than 20 million, 700,000 dead
- August 12, 2020

Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, has earlier said that although the first clusters of COVID-19 cases were reported in Wuhan of China , it doesn't necessarily mean that Wuhan is where the COVID-19 disease crossed from animals into humans. (more...)
Spanish flu fact check: Did the Spanish flu end WWII? Spanish flu fact check: Did the Spanish flu end WWII?
- August 11, 2020

The great influenza pandemic was 1918, not 1917. For starters, wrong year, wrong war, and it didn't end it. Leading up to that comment, Trump had been praising his administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 160,000 people in the United States, claiming without evidence that without his ban on foreign travellers, millions more would be dead. (more...)
Ontario records 33 new COVID cases, duplicate case removal drops figures Ontario records 33 new COVID cases, duplicate case removal drops figures
- August 11, 2020

No new outbreaks were reported in Tuesday's update. There have 75 more cases resolved, also contributing to a steady decline in active cases in the province according to Elliott. There are 15 people in hospital with COVID-19 complications, four more than in Tuesday's report. Eight health care workers were infected while six health care workers were listed as probable. (more...)
Big Ten Cancels Fall Sports Big Ten Cancels Fall Sports
- August 11, 2020

A day after prominent Big Ten football coaches pushed back against the possibility of canceling, leadership in that conference again convened to consider whether to keep moving toward a season scheduled to begin Labor Day weekend. Although that knowledge made this a painstaking decision, it did not make it hard. "Our primary responsibility is to make the best possible decisions in the interest of our students, faculty and staff", Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors chair and ... (more...)
Brazilian state plans deal with Russian Federation to make COVID-19 vaccine Brazilian state plans deal with Russian Federation to make COVID-19 vaccine
- August 11, 2020

The vaccine, which is being developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute and the Russian Direct Investment Fund, began Phase 3 trials last week. Its approval by the Health Ministry foreshadowed the start of a larger trial involving thousands of participants, commonly known as a Phase III trial . (more...)
Sanjay Dutt goes for treatment, KGF2 to be delayed Sanjay Dutt goes for treatment, KGF2 to be delayed
- August 11, 2020

Bollywood actor , Sanjay Dutt has gained enormous popularity for his fantastic acting stint and his personal life that has always been in the media radar. The actor is the eldest child of late Bollywood stars Nargis and Sunil Dutt. It was Sunil Dutt who had launched the Nargis Dutt Foundation in 1981, in NY, after his beloved wife's demise. (more...)
Quebec reporting 104 COVID-19 cases, three more deaths linked to disease Quebec reporting 104 COVID-19 cases, three more deaths linked to disease
- August 11, 2020

Horacio Arruda on Monday. "So if a 12-year-old must wear a mask inside a store, why don't the same rules apply in school?" Children with significant health problems will be offered a remote learning option. Schools will reopen this fall and students will be allowed to go mask-less in their classrooms. "Wearing a compulsory face covering will facilitate movement within the establishment", said Carl Ouellet, head of a Quebec association representing school management staff. (more...)
US COVID-19 Cases in Children Increased by 100,000 in Two Weeks US COVID-19 Cases in Children Increased by 100,000 in Two Weeks
- August 11, 2020

A recently published report by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association shows that at least 97,000 children in the USA tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks of July alone. Areas in the Northeast, including New York City and New Jersey, had the lowest percentage increases in child infections in that timeframe. Underlying conditions for children with COVID-19 often include obesity, asthma and neurological conditions. (more...)
White House, Democratic leaders trade barbs over pandemic aid deal White House, Democratic leaders trade barbs over pandemic aid deal
- August 11, 2020

While it remained unclear whether there would be formal legal challenges to Trump's orders, some legal and tax experts said his actions took few concrete steps to provide immediate relief. Some economists have said that, by acting unilaterally, Trump could get lawmakers back to the table. Schumer said the administration and top Republicans "have no respect for the American people" for letting the boosted unemployment benefits lapse and leaving struggling Americans hanging in the balance ... (more...)
Covid-19 crisis: Russian Federation to register worlds first vaccine on Wednesday Covid-19 crisis: Russian Federation to register worlds first vaccine on Wednesday
- August 11, 2020

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova pledged to start "industrial production" in September, and Murashko said mass vaccination is likely to begin as early as October . This will make Russian Federation the first country in the world to register a COVID-19 vaccine, since the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan in December 2019. (more...)
Face coverings are mandatory in shops and indoor settings from today Face coverings are mandatory in shops and indoor settings from today
- August 10, 2020

Face coverings are mandatory in shops, shopping centres and other indoor settings from today. Under the new measures, face masks must be worn by members of the public in indoor public settings, including shops, shopping centres, cinemas, libraries, museums, hair dressers, bookmakers and tattoo parlours. (more...)
U.S. CDC reports 4,974,959 COVID-19 cases U.S. CDC reports 4,974,959 COVID-19 cases
- August 10, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics says at least 97,000 children have tested positive for coronavirus in two weeks, according to the Daily Mail . "Check with the Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health of Guam or the U.S. The infections were recorded in the time period between July 16-30. In July, over 25 kids had died in the United States of coronavirus. Underlying medical conditions might have contributed to the children's hospitalization, researchers wrote, noting that ... (more...)
Tangara cases jump to 11 with NSW on alert Tangara cases jump to 11 with NSW on alert
- August 10, 2020

Wear a mask in situations where you can not physically distance. In a note sent to families on Saturday night, the school in Sydney's west said it would be closed for cleaning and while the contact tracing process took place. This cluster is now linked to 59 cases. Dr Chant said three further cases reported today were linked to the funeral events in the Bankstown area, bringing the total number of cases linked to the cluster to 263. (more...)
Russian Federation to register COVID-19 vaccine on August 12 Russian Federation to register COVID-19 vaccine on August 12
- August 10, 2020

Medical professionals and the elderly will be the first to be vaccinated. He also said that the government will first vaccinate teachers and doctors in August and then launch a nationwide vaccination campaign in October . But scientists worldwide are sounding the alarm that the headlong rush could backfire and point to ethical issues that undermine confidence in the Russian studies. (more...)
Village in Inner Mongolia region sealed after 2nd case Village in Inner Mongolia region sealed after 2nd case
- August 10, 2020

All villagers have so much analyzed negative for the disease, the statement said . 9 shut contacts and 26 secondary contacts of the affected person have been quarantined and in addition examined adverse. There are two main forms of plague infection, depending on the route of infection. All of them tested negative for plague and none of them showed abnormal symptoms such as fever. (more...)
Clark County COVID-19 cases top 2000; one new death reported Clark County COVID-19 cases top 2000; one new death reported
- August 10, 2020

For the week of July 19 to 25, Lake County had 90 cases per 100,000 people, a 5.0% positivity rate, six deaths and 13,778 tests performed. 3 cases are connected to a meat packing cluster. In the USA, more than 5 million people have contracted the virus and 162,000 have died, Johns Hopkins University data show. The work of our journalists to produce local coverage of the issue is, of course, not free. (more...)
Authorities urge caution after Markham mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Authorities urge caution after Markham mosquitoes test positive for West Nile
- August 10, 2020

Most people who are infected with West Nile will have no symptoms, but those with symptoms tend to experience fever and flu-like illness. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe disease. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson Clinches Coronavirus Vaccine Deal With US Government: $1B, 100M Doses Johnson & Johnson Clinches Coronavirus Vaccine Deal With US Government: $1B, 100M Doses
- August 09, 2020

The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is in its experimental phase, now using early-stage human trials in the US and Belgium. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. This step builds toward the USA government's Operation Warp Speed goal to begin delivering millions of doses of safe and effective vaccines to the American people by the end of the year. (more...)
State Health Officials Identify First Human Case Of West Nile This Year State Health Officials Identify First Human Case Of West Nile This Year
- August 09, 2020

Health officials in DeKalb County have reported the first West Nile positive mosquitos in 2020. Although most people will not become sick if bitten by an infected mosquito, WNv can cause severe illness in some people. Larvacide application in low-lying areas and storm drains around the positive trap areas has already taken place, due to the high number of mosquitoes already collected from the traps. (more...)
Liberty University's Falwell Taking Leave of Absence Liberty University's Falwell Taking Leave of Absence
- August 09, 2020

In May, Mr Falwell posted a photo of a face mask showing one figure in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe, referring to a racism scandal involving the Democratic governor of Virginia. Bible teacher Beth Moore wrote , "I just want everybody to zip up their trousers is all". The photo prompted widespread backlash-both inside and outside the university. (more...)

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