Health


Ontario releases COVID-19 management plan for schools Ontario releases COVID-19 management plan for schools
- August 28, 2020

It said it planned to spend $70 million to hire more educators and $30 million on additional personal protective equipment. The province says parents must screen children daily and they should not attend class if they have any symptoms of the virus. (more...)
UW Reports Seven New Cases of COVID-19 UW Reports Seven New Cases of COVID-19
- August 28, 2020

Most of those infected were students, faculty and staff at the university's main campus in Tuscaloosa. Students residing on-campus at Bloomsburg University who test positive for COVID-19 have the choice to move to a safe isolation location or go home. (more...)
COVID-19: Alberta workers bring disease to B.C. worksite COVID-19: Alberta workers bring disease to B.C. worksite
- August 28, 2020

Josephine County Public Health reported three new cases, bringing the total to 154, and Klamath County reported 4 new cases, bringing the total to 234. Over the last week, new infections each day tallied 105 or fewer - dropping as low as 37 on Wednesday. Mackey said it is frustrating that his relatively new lab was called out by name but he understood why the Health Department wanted to explain the reasons for Thursday's significant increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases. (more...)
Outcry in United States over U-turn on coronavirus close contact testing Outcry in United States over U-turn on coronavirus close contact testing
- August 28, 2020

The Harvard Global Health Institute is raising concerns about changes made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week to its guidance for COVID-19 testing, modifying its recommendations to say asymptomatic individuals don't "necessarily" need to be tested even if they've had close contact with someone sick with coronavirus. (more...)
OHA: 222 new cases, 6 new deaths
- August 28, 2020

Seven people are associated with an outbreak centered on a construction site for a water treatment plant in the southeastern B.C. community of Elkford. There have been 254 infections associated with colleges and universities including 90 people - mostly students - who were infectious on campus. The week of August 16 was a dismal one for coronavirus cases in Jackson County, public health officials reported on Thursday, marking a record high for new cases in a one-week period. (more...)
Two new virus cases in Queensland Two new virus cases in Queensland
- August 27, 2020

Ms Palaszczuk said the list was too comprehensive to read out. There have been no cases among those detained there, with health authorities still awaiting results of 20 youths. 'We're concerned about this (detention centre) cluster because people have been out and about in the community, ' she said. "I have asked the department to prioritise the testing of the staff members and the young people and I would like to update Queensland tomorrow with a complete list of the results of those ... (more...)
‘A Glorious Day For Nigeria’, FG Lauds Polio Eradication Certification ‘A Glorious Day For Nigeria’, FG Lauds Polio Eradication Certification
- August 27, 2020

More recently, the WHO suspended vaccination campaigns to protect health workers from the coronavirus and free them to support the fight against the new disease, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in April. Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are now the only countries thought to still have the wild poliovirus. While there is no cure for polio , the disease can be prevented through the administration of a simple and effective vaccine. (more...)
DOJ may investigate blue states over Covid-19 deaths at nursing homes DOJ may investigate blue states over Covid-19 deaths at nursing homes
- August 27, 2020

Eric Dreiband, the head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, wrote in the missives that officials were weighing whether to initiate investigations under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act but added, "We have not reached any conclusions about this matter". (more...)
Clark County sees COVID-19 progress, but challenges remain Clark County sees COVID-19 progress, but challenges remain
- August 27, 2020

A total of 78 people who reside outside of Canada have tested positive for COVID-19 in B.C. In many parts of the US, schools continue to reopen , despite mounting evidence that kids are actually vulnerable to coronavirus infections , and that whether they develop symptoms (or severe illness) or not, they can pass the virus on to others . (more...)
38 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis Co. since Monday
- August 27, 2020

Most COVID-19 cases have been found in the province's Lower Mainland, with 2,795 recorded in the Fraser Health region and 1,699 confirmed in the Vancouver Coastal Health region since the pandemic began. "As far as Sputnik-5 vaccine (COVID-19 vaccine developed in Russia) is concerned, India and Russian Federation are in communication". The county is about 30 percentage points below the 90 percent goal for cases contacted within 24 hours of a positive test. (more...)
There's No Safe Amount of Caffeine in Pregnancy There's No Safe Amount of Caffeine in Pregnancy
- August 27, 2020

Caffeine is not only found in coffee but is also present in cola, chocolate and tea in low amounts. According to Jackie Anderson of the New Zealand Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology , there is no safe dose of caffeine for pregnant women and should be completely eliminated during pregnancy. (more...)
Who changed the CDC's guidance on coronavirus testing (and why)? Who changed the CDC's guidance on coronavirus testing (and why)?
- August 27, 2020

While those with exposure are recommended to self-isolate, the president of the American Medical Association, the largest U.S. association of physicians, said the advice could accelerate the spread of the virus . "I hesitated to say public health malpractice", Rutherford said. "There's virtually universal agreement that there's a very important role for testing in contacts". (more...)
COVID-19 Numbers as of 4:30 pm August 26 COVID-19 Numbers as of 4:30 pm August 26
- August 27, 2020

The county health department will be in contact with anyone who may have been at risk of exposure. There were 62 new cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. "It could give people a false sense of safety, seeing the numbers drop", Lesho said. (more...)
Patient Receives First Dose In UC COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Patient Receives First Dose In UC COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
- August 27, 2020

A syringe containing either the vaccine or a placebo is prepared for a participant in a Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial sponsored by Moderna at Accel Research Sites on August 4 in DeLand, Florida. About 18% of the total participants are Black, Latino, Native American or Alaska Native, groups that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, and are often under represented in clinical trials. (more...)
AstraZeneca begins initial trial for Covid-19 treatment AstraZeneca begins initial trial for Covid-19 treatment
- August 27, 2020

The first participants will be dosed with AZD7442 to assess the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of the combination. AstraZeneca has secured funding support from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, part of the U.S. (more...)
Pelosi vows investigation into CDC's new testing guidelines Pelosi vows investigation into CDC's new testing guidelines
- August 27, 2020

In a statement, a spokesperson from HHS said that the new guidelines were updated to ensure testing is "used appropriately" and to "place an emphasis on testing individuals for post clinical and/or public health reasons", including asymptomatic people. (more...)
Covid-19 reinfection possibility seems slim Covid-19 reinfection possibility seems slim
- August 27, 2020

Indeed, Krammer predicted (just as these reinfection cases suggest) that a patient's second tangle with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus , will generally be less severe than their first: "It's very likely that if you did get reinfected after some time, it would be an attenuated disease", he said. (more...)
West Nile Season Nears Full Peak In Muskoka West Nile Season Nears Full Peak In Muskoka
- August 27, 2020

The health unit notes that most people who are bitten by an infected mosquito do not develop symptoms. A Torontonian has contracted the West Nile virus becoming the first person to test positive for the infection this year in the city. People who get sick usually show symptoms three to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Repellents that contain DEET are most effective, though sitting with an electric fan outside works well too. (more...)
First coronavirus re-infection reported in Hong Kong First coronavirus re-infection reported in Hong Kong
- August 27, 2020

This represents the first case of COVID-19 reinfection, leading researchers to believe that patients who have recovered from the virus are still susceptible to a second infection. The first sample, taken on March 26, was closely related to strains collected in the USA and England in March and April 2020, while the second, taken on August 15, was linked to strains collected in Switzerland and England in the summer. (more...)
B.C. adds 62 cases of COVID-19, no new deaths B.C. adds 62 cases of COVID-19, no new deaths
- August 27, 2020

There are no new deaths to COVID-19, the province remains at 203. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (whose data can sometimes lag behind county reports): Pontiac has had 43 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, Dwight has had 24 cases, Fairbury has had 16, Long Point has had 12, Forrest has had 12 and Cornell has had 10. (more...)

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