Health


Alberta prayer gathering caused COVID-19 spike in Northern B.C. Alberta prayer gathering caused COVID-19 spike in Northern B.C.
- August 18, 2020

During the press conference, Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson said this includes 100 new cases between Friday and Saturday, 88 new cases between Saturday and Sunday, and 48 new cases between Sunday and Monday. Anyone who attended the event is asked to self-monitor for symptoms and get tested if they do have symptoms. Northern Health has a total of 117 cases. (more...)
Is New Zealand's coronavirus outbreak as 'terrible' as Trump says? Is New Zealand's coronavirus outbreak as 'terrible' as Trump says?
- August 18, 2020

Public health authorities in New Zealand are still examining the outbreak, which started onAug 11 when 4 member of the family in Auckland, New Zealand's most significant city, checked favorable for coronavirus. "We've got to understand the risk, all of the potential areas where things can go wrong and mitigating them", he said. The room the US returnee was in has been unoccupied since the case was transferred to the Jet Park quarantine facility and is still empty. (more...)
Ontario adds 99 new COVID-19 cases Ontario adds 99 new COVID-19 cases
- August 18, 2020

Union County's overall case count is down one from 306 listed Sunday, to 305 listed Monday, and two deaths. There are now 11 outbreaks at long-term care, support living and other facilities in the area with the deadliest still being at the Good Samaritan Society Southgate Care Centre , which has reported 29 deaths in total. (more...)
COVID-19 cases in Northern Health related to prayer event in Alberta
- August 18, 2020

Anyone who attended this event is asked to monitor themselves, self-isolate and seek testing if any COVID-19 symptoms develop. As of today, the outbreak at the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre has been declared over. "That's because some people may not even realize they have COVID-19 and they can inadvertently spread it to others". Since then, seven of the 17 infected people have recovered, while 10 remain active cases as of Monday. (more...)
Australia's Victoria reports deadliest day of pandemic with 25 fatalities
- August 18, 2020

In his opening statements to the inquiry last month, senior counsel assisting the inquiry, Tony Neal QC, noted "comments made by the Chief Health Officer [Brett Sutton] to the media have suggested that it may be that every case of COVID-19 in Victoria in recent weeks could be sourced to the hotel quarantine program". (more...)
Chapel Hill undergraduate classes to shift entirely online Chapel Hill undergraduate classes to shift entirely online
- August 18, 2020

Due to this announcement as well as the reduction of campus activities, the university expects the majority of its current undergraduate residential students to change their residential plans for the fall. Student newspaper The Daily Tarheel was blunter with a Monday morning editorial bearing the headline " UNC has a clusterfuck on its hands ". "The fact that it is happening this early in the school year, just a week into classes, has everyone quite concerned and quite alarmed, quite ... (more...)
Lawsuit against Trump, postal chief seeks proper funding Lawsuit against Trump, postal chief seeks proper funding
- August 18, 2020

Both Healey and Secretary of State William F. Galvin have urged MA voters who plan to submit their ballots by mail to do so as early as possible, and Healey urged residents to "continue to have faith in the Postal Service " despite what she called Trump's efforts to undermine it. (more...)
United Kingdom does U-turn on board-level exam results after failed computer algorithm United Kingdom does U-turn on board-level exam results after failed computer algorithm
- August 17, 2020

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson had made a "triple lock" commitment that students could use the highest result out of their teacher's predictions, their mock exam or sitting the full exam in the autumn. The chairman of the Kent Association of Headteachers is frustrated the decision by the United Kingdom government took so long, leaving the futures of many students hanging in the balance. (more...)
Adverse weather alert: ITCZ to bring heavy showers, thundershowers Adverse weather alert: ITCZ to bring heavy showers, thundershowers
- August 17, 2020

The town of Writtle in Essex received the most amount of rain, at 53.1mm by the end of the day. They warned low-lying areas could be flooded, with motorists in Cannock forced to navigate their way through flash flooding. There was travel chaos on the roads and train services in the area were disrupted due to the severe flooding. Following a series of weather warnings for parts of the United Kingdom, a yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued covering a large part of Scotland for ... (more...)
Number of children infected with COVID-19 is on the rise: CDC Number of children infected with COVID-19 is on the rise: CDC
- August 17, 2020

Schools and universities across the United States are reopening now. Yes, they may test positive, but it does not mean that they are still sick. Several teachers have opted to resign rather than risking themselves to contract the virus. "Four thousand, two hundred to 10,600 new COVID-19 deaths will be reported during the week ending September 5 and that 180,000 to 200,000 total COVID-19 deaths will be reported by that date", Sputnik quoted the CDC's projection. (more...)
Ontario reports 81 new cases of COVD-19 Ontario reports 81 new cases of COVD-19
- August 17, 2020

A CBC News count based on data taken directly from public health units puts the actual total number of deaths across the province at 2,827. The most recent lowest number of new cases in the nation's capital was reported on since August 4, when there was a single new case of the virus reported. (more...)
Aus researchers to start cancer drug trial to treat Covid-19 Aus researchers to start cancer drug trial to treat Covid-19
- August 17, 2020

Noting that only 3 percent of COVID-19 positive cases are critical and treated with ventilator support, he said that many patients have reported improvement after receiving plasma from donors. They also studied a dataset of almost 1,100 cases collected from December 11, 2019 through January 29, 2020, by the China Medical Treatment Expert Group via the National Health Commission of China. (more...)
Japan's Economy Shrinks At Record Pace As Pandemic Wipes Out 'Abenomics' Gains Japan's Economy Shrinks At Record Pace As Pandemic Wipes Out 'Abenomics' Gains
- August 17, 2020

Japan's gross domestic product shrank at a rapid clip, falling at an annualized rate of 27.8 percent in the second quarter, marking the steepest drop on record in the postwar era, according to a government report released August 17. "We hope to do our utmost to push Japan's economy, which likely bottomed out in April and May, back to a recovery path driven by domestic demand", he said. (more...)
Biden to be nominated at Democratic convention Biden to be nominated at Democratic convention
- August 17, 2020

Meadows told CNN's Jake Tapper that "this is not something that we're going to pursue", backing Trump's remarks to reporters the day before. The president on Saturday said that his reelection campaign would not be "pursuing" theories that question Harris's eligibility to serve in the White House. (more...)
Nine new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand in the community Nine new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand in the community
- August 17, 2020

On Monday morning, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Cabinet had required regular testing at the border and at managed isolation and quarantine facilities. "Because what I sense is all New Zealanders would prefer that we stayed in alert level 1 and would be prepared to perhaps modify what our behaviours are in alert level 1, and so I think that's one of the things we should absolutely look at". (more...)
Coronavirus: India reports 63,489 new cases today, total rises to 25.89 lakh Coronavirus: India reports 63,489 new cases today, total rises to 25.89 lakh
- August 17, 2020

So far 19,19,843 patients have been discharged and 50,921 have died due to the highly contagious disease, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. India has recorded 2.6 million infections, with almost half of the cases registered this month alone, health ministry data shows. He stressed that testing needs to be ramped up to check the spread of coronavirus and to bring the fatality rate under control. (more...)
3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ottawa Sunday: OPH 3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ottawa Sunday: OPH
- August 17, 2020

Most new patients in B.C. are now linked to local cases and known clusters, compared to earlier stages of the pandemic when there was a higher proportion of people who were believed to have been infected due to worldwide travel. "Our main priority in that situation is to identify the case, confirm the case, confirm the contacts and isolate those contacts - that's the containment phase", said Dr. (more...)
NJ Democrat files criminal referral accusing Trump of 'subverting' election NJ Democrat files criminal referral accusing Trump of 'subverting' election
- August 16, 2020

Postal Service (USPS). In remarks to reporters on August 15, Trump said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is taking steps to stop the USPS from losing money rather than trying to hobble mail delivery in order to deter mail-in voting. "Now they need to have that dollars in order to make the submit business office perform so it can get all of these millions and tens of millions of ballots", he reported . (more...)
Covid-19 death toll revised down by more than 5000 Covid-19 death toll revised down by more than 5000
- August 16, 2020

Cumulative deaths from CCP virus in England by date of death using previous methodology (no time limit) and the new measures: time limit of ≤28 days and time limit of ≤60 days or mention of COVID-19 on the death certificate, as 11 August 2020. (more...)
Donegal has had more than 496 confirmed Covid-19 cases Donegal has had more than 496 confirmed Covid-19 cases
- August 16, 2020

The number of new coronavirus cases in the Republic of Ireland is "deeply concerning", the taoiseach (Irish PM) has said. Although the country's health department has been able to trace the origin of most coronavirus cases since the outbreak began, only 68 of those revealed on Saturday have so far been connected to localised outbreaks or to close contacts of a confirmed case. (more...)

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