Health


172 countries engaging with largest COVID-19 vaccine campaign: World Health Organization chief 172 countries engaging with largest COVID-19 vaccine campaign: World Health Organization chief
- August 25, 2020

Caixin previously reported that SinoPharm has been working with state-owned companies to vaccinate workers who need to travel overseas, and that in June China's Central Military Commission - the country's top military authority - approved CanSino's vaccine for use on the nation's troops. (more...)
O'Toole Wins Conservative Leadership Race O'Toole Wins Conservative Leadership Race
- August 24, 2020

Derek Sloan was eliminated on the first ballot while Leslyn Lewis dropped off after the second ballot. O'Toole thanked his leadership contenders, his campaign team, and the tens of thousands of Conservatives who voted for him. Bernier says neither O'Toole nor MacKay represented the policies of Canadian conservatives, and that his People's Party is getting ready to fight the next federal election. (more...)
China Approves Emergency Usage Of COVID-19 Vaccines
- August 24, 2020

Human trials of an Italian-developed covid-19 vaccine have begun on volunteers at Rome's Spallanzani hospital on 24 August, reports Italian news agency ANSA. Wu, an employee of a state-owned company handling overseas construction projects along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Asian and African countries, told the Global Times on Sunday that all staff in her firm have been offered inactivated vaccine injections on a voluntary basis for free. (more...)
Israel carries out multiple airstrikes after 12 rockets from Gaza Israel carries out multiple airstrikes after 12 rockets from Gaza
- August 24, 2020

An Israeli soldier battles a blaze close to the southern kibbutz of Nir Am that was apparently caused by a balloon-borne incendiary device launched from the Gaza Strip, August 23, 2020. The attacks against Gaza came after several rockets were fired toward the city of Sderot in the Southern District of Israel. In total so far at least five fires have been caused as a result of incendiary balloons on Sunday. (more...)
Major Trump federal voting Pennsylvania lawsuit effectively shut down Major Trump federal voting Pennsylvania lawsuit effectively shut down
- August 24, 2020

Also, who controls them, are they placed in Republican or Democrat areas? The lawsuit over Pennsylvania's mail-in voting, which the state expanded a year ago to allow anyone to vote by mail without a reason, comes as Trump continues to bash mail-in voting and repeat unfounded claims that it leads to voter fraud. (more...)
Over 60 new cases of Covid-19 with Tipperary figure rising again Over 60 new cases of Covid-19 with Tipperary figure rising again
- August 24, 2020

Thurston County ended the week of August 17 with 71 COVID-19 cases, including six more announced on Sunday. Effingham's total number of COVID-19 cases is now 427. But we are not. Citizens are strongly urged to take steps to minimize risk of contracting COVID-19 by wearing a face covering, washing your hands frequently, maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. (more...)
Trump authorizes emergency plasma treatment to treat COVID-19 Trump authorizes emergency plasma treatment to treat COVID-19
- August 24, 2020

However, it's not the same as full FDA approval. Ahead of the news conference, he tweeted he would be delivering "very good news". Reuters reported that a senior administration official said therapeutic drugs that are being studied specifically for COVID-19 could be authorized for use and making doses by fall. (more...)
Twitter slaps warning label on Trump tweet for violating 'election integrity' rules Twitter slaps warning label on Trump tweet for violating 'election integrity' rules
- August 24, 2020

Twitter said that the tweet will remain on the service because of "its relevance to ongoing public conversation". Other users will be able to quote tweet Trump's post, but they are not able to like, reply or retweet it. The executive order argued that platforms forfeit their rights to legal protection when they moderate content, as Twitter did when it applied fact-check labels to Trump's tweets. (more...)
Kremlin critic Navalny is flown to Germany for medical treatment Kremlin critic Navalny is flown to Germany for medical treatment
- August 24, 2020

Shortly before takeoff, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh wrote on Twitter that he had boarded the plane. "The plane has been waiting since morning, the documents were also ready then", Yarmysh, Navalny's spokeswoman, said on Friday evening. He had previously said that any poisoning would need to be confirmed by laboratory tests and that doctors were doing everything they could to help Navalny. (more...)
President Trump touts convalescent plasma as 'major therapeutic breakthrough' for COVID-19 President Trump touts convalescent plasma as 'major therapeutic breakthrough' for COVID-19
- August 24, 2020

Trump, however, touted convalescent plasma as a major breakthrough made possible by the so-called operation Warp Speed, his administration's multi-agency initiative dedicated to creating Covid-19 vaccines and treatments. 23, 2020, in Washington . Hahn's only allusion to the controversy before was in his opening remarks, when he said the president "asked to cut back red tape at the FDA". (more...)
Vaccine will be available only after trials are successful: Serum Institute Vaccine will be available only after trials are successful: Serum Institute
- August 24, 2020

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday that the country will have a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus by the end of the year. Earlier, the third stage test was said to take at least 7-8 months. "My colleagues and I felt only a little dizzy on the afternoon of the vaccination, but we got over it pretty quickly". (more...)
COVID-19 spike in Winneshiek County continues COVID-19 spike in Winneshiek County continues
- August 24, 2020

The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.2%. The death to a female between the ages of 50 to 64 was the second death in the county tied to COVID-19 . A sixth location has yet to be described by the county, The Olympian has reported. On Friday, the IDPH reported that 20 counties - Bureau, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Jefferson, Logan, Madison, Monroe, Moultrie, Randolph, St. (more...)
Ontario's COVID-19 case count remains above 100 for 3rd straight day
- August 23, 2020

There have been 2,797 deaths from the virus since mid-January. "Because of the data gap yesterday, today's number is an overestimation of daily counts", she added. Algoma Public Health: 27 cases, no known active cases. Thirteen of those patients are in intensive care units and seven are on ventilators. North Bay-Parry Sound District Health Unit: 37 cases, no known active cases. (more...)
USPS warns Pennsylvania over delivery of mail ballots USPS warns Pennsylvania over delivery of mail ballots
- August 23, 2020

The letters highlight the possibility that a meaningful number of mail votes in the November 3 presidential election might go uncounted if they are returned too late. "The politicization of administrative processes, whether it is in the USPS or in a county election office, is a risky path to go down", said Wyman, a Republican herself. (more...)
WHO Chief Hopes Coronavirus Pandemic Will End In WHO Chief Hopes Coronavirus Pandemic Will End In "Less Than 2 Years"
- August 23, 2020

Especially if we can pool our efforts together with national unity and global solidarity. "Hoping we can have additional tools like a vaccine, I think we can finish it in a shorter time than the 1918 flu". "At the same time we have the technology and knowledge to stop it". In strong remarks, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that corruption which deprives health workers of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) threatened not only their lives but also the lives of their patients ... (more...)
'This shouldn't have happened:' Father attributes son's death to COVID-19 rules 'This shouldn't have happened:' Father attributes son's death to COVID-19 rules
- August 23, 2020

As many countries are revoking lockdown measures, reopening schools, and offices such findings have shown how challenging the situation would be. The role of children in the spread of COVID-19 has been the subject of debate for months. Dry air and air-conditioned rooms can help spread the coronavirus, in line with an Indian-German research workforce that appeared on the position of relative humidity within the transmission of infections. (more...)
Russian Federation seeks to mass produce candidate vaccine in India Russian Federation seeks to mass produce candidate vaccine in India
- August 23, 2020

The company announced on late Friday Argentina joined Peru, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in approving Phase 3 clinical trials for their inactivated coronavirus vaccine. drug giant Pfizer was on track for regulatory review as early as October. The two companies said in a press release that "across all populations, BNT162b2 administration was well tolerated with mild to moderate fever in fewer than 20% of the participants". (more...)
B.C. sees 90 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths
- August 22, 2020

Réka Gustafson. The health officials also took the opportunity to remind British Columbians that "COVID-19 prevention looks different in different places". had five people in hospital and two in intensive care. There are no new health care outbreaks, although there are 9 health care facilities with active outbreaks. (more...)
Ottawa sees 12 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations drop Ottawa sees 12 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations drop
- August 22, 2020

There have now been 2,793 COVID-related deaths reported in Ontario, which is 6.8 per cent of all lab-confirmed cases. In a tweet, Minister of Health Christine Elliott said a glitch in their reporting system led to the numbers for 11 public health units not being included in today's total. (more...)
BC health officials report 90 new coronavirus cases
- August 22, 2020

There are no new health care outbreaks, although there are 9 health care facilities with active outbreaks. However, officials cautioned British Columbians "to remember that the people who choose to disregard public health orders are the exception". (more...)

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