Health


Is there an optimal time to get the flu shot this year? Is there an optimal time to get the flu shot this year?
- September 02, 2020

The CDC did say how and where flu vaccines will be given could change due to COVID-19. "When you go out, make sure you're wearing a mask and make sure you're able to social distance". She's now recovered from the virus and is anxious about the flu. Who should get vaccinated for the flu during the COVID-19 pandemic? In its latest guidance, the CDC said it has not changed its recommendation on when people should get their vaccinations. (more...)
Mancos schools go remote after positive COVID-19 test; 80 face quarantine Mancos schools go remote after positive COVID-19 test; 80 face quarantine
- September 02, 2020

The school re-opened after nearly six months on Wednesday. Anyone who has travelled internationally must isolate for 14 days and can not return to school or work until their government-mandated quarantine is complete-even if they feel fine or have recently tested negative. (more...)
United States won’t join WHO-led effort for coronavirus vaccine United States won’t join WHO-led effort for coronavirus vaccine
- September 02, 2020

The decision to go it alone, first reported by The Washington Post, follows the White House's decision in early July to pull the United States out of the WHO . Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed the announcement during a news conference in Geneva, saying that "global collaboration is the only way to overcome a global pandemic". (more...)
Canada ready to deliver at least 88 million doses of coronavirus vaccine Canada ready to deliver at least 88 million doses of coronavirus vaccine
- September 02, 2020

AstraZeneca has begun large-scale final human trial of its coronavirus vaccine in the United States, the company said in a statement on Monday , with plans to enroll as many as 30,000 adults to test the shot. "We've signed two new agreements - one with Novavax, and one with Johnson & Johnson - to reserve millions of doses of the vaccines they're developing for this virus", Trudeau confirmed on Monday. (more...)
Nestle secures peanut allergy treatment Nestle secures peanut allergy treatment
- September 02, 2020

The Swiss owner of Nespresso will pay US$34.50 a share for the U.S. biotech firm, nearly triple its market value. "Aimmune's Palforzia is the first and only FDA-approved medication to help reduce the frequency and seriousness of allergic reaction to peanuts in children aged 4 to 17, including anaphylaxis", Nestle stated, adding that "the acquisition is an expansion of NHSc's food allergy portfolio, providing a wider range of treatments for children living with food allergies". (more...)
MA voters to decide Markey, Kennedy primary fight MA voters to decide Markey, Kennedy primary fight
- September 02, 2020

Ed Markey, running on promising a new generation of leadership. Kennedy was considered a lock when he entered the race past year. With his unsuccessful challenge, Kennedy became the first member of his fabled political family to suffer a defeat in a MA election for a congressional seat. (more...)
Trump denies suffering 'series of mini-strokes', United States News & Top Stories Trump denies suffering 'series of mini-strokes', United States News & Top Stories
- September 02, 2020

Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes. The latest rumor was sparked by New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt who reported in his upcoming book that Vice President Mike Pence was on standby to assume the powers of the presidency during a visit to Walter Reed Hospital in November 2019. (more...)
U.S. COVID-19 cases top 6 million U.S. COVID-19 cases top 6 million
- September 02, 2020

Indicators that track influenza-like illness and COVID-19-like illness and the percentage of laboratory tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 have continued to decrease nationally since mid-July, according to a latest report of the U.S. Brazil's curve "has stabilised now, but at a very unsafe level: almost 1,000 deaths and 40,000 cases per day", said Christovam Barcellos, a researcher at public health institute Fiocruz. (more...)
Steve Scalise tweets doctored video of Biden and disability activist Steve Scalise tweets doctored video of Biden and disability activist
- September 01, 2020

The congressman agreed and removed the clip of Mr. Barkan from the whole campaign video. Twitter flagged Scalise's tweet with a "manipulated media" tag, and the congressman ended up deleting the video. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed that the tweet violated the corporate's coverage for "artificial and manipulated media", although didn't specify which a part of the video broke the foundations. (more...)
US CDC reports 182622 deaths from coronavirus US CDC reports 182622 deaths from coronavirus
- September 01, 2020

Roughly 183,000 Americans have died after contracting COVID-19. That is 9,684 actual deaths caused by COVID-19. The tweet was copied from someone else's Facebook post and claimed that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had "quietly" updated its numbers "to admit that only 6%" of people listed under coronavirus deaths, or about 90,000 had "actually died" from the infection. (more...)
Province records four new COVID-19 cases, 12 more recoveries Province records four new COVID-19 cases, 12 more recoveries
- September 01, 2020

Health officials are reporting zero new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan on Sunday. From Friday to Saturday there were 86 new cases, from Saturday to Sunday there were 107, and from Sunday to Monday there were 101. Two outbreaks in the health-care system have been declared over, as has the outbreak linked to numerous exposure events in Kelowna around the time of the Canada Day holiday. (more...)
AstraZeneca bolsters COVID-19 vaccine supply with new deal AstraZeneca bolsters COVID-19 vaccine supply with new deal
- September 01, 2020

Typically, a vaccine must pass these advanced trials before given approval - but the pandemic has pushed vaccine development to unprecedented timescales. Trump told reporters that the U.S. remains on track to deliver a vaccine very rapidly in record time. "Our previously announced partnership with the UK's Vaccine Manufacturing Innovation Centre [VMIC] has supported our ability to make additional facilities available for this supply agreement", said Oxford Biomedica's Chief Executive John ... (more...)
Local Doctor Weighs In On COVID-19 Death Percentage Numbers From CDC
- September 01, 2020

That's not what the CDC said. For 6 percent of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. However, a separate tweet by Jenna Wllis, who serves as the legal adviser for the president's 2020 campaign, has not been deleted and links an article by the Gateway Pundit describing the scandal. (more...)
No country can just pretend pandemic is over: World Health Organization chief No country can just pretend pandemic is over: World Health Organization chief
- September 01, 2020

The more control they have, the more they can open. First , local outbreaks of coronavirus should not be allowed to intensify, given that it can spread very rapidly among groups of people. "No country can just pretend the pandemic is over". The most frequently disrupted areas reported included routine immunisation - outreach services (70 per cent) and facility-based services (61 per cent), non-communicable diseases diagnosis and treatment (69 per cent), family planning and contraception ... (more...)
Colorado Springs School District 11 employee tests positive for COVID-19 Colorado Springs School District 11 employee tests positive for COVID-19
- September 01, 2020

Its recent survey of more than 4,000 school leaders in England and Wales found that 97% plan to reopen their schools to all pupils at the start of the autumn term, with the date varying across the country. The Herrin School District is warning if COVID-19 can not be contained in its schools, the district will be forced to pivot quickly to remote only learning. (more...)
Canada secures up to 190M doses of prospective COVID-19 vaccines Canada secures up to 190M doses of prospective COVID-19 vaccines
- September 01, 2020

The population of Canada is just under 38 million. "We've signed two new agreements - one with Novavax, and one with Johnson & Johnson - to reserve millions of doses of the vaccines they're developing for this virus", Trudeau confirmed on Monday . (more...)
Trump accused of `creating hate and division`, stoking violence Trump accused of `creating hate and division`, stoking violence
- August 31, 2020

Portland has seen almost 100 consecutive nights of Black Lives Matter protests and many have ended with vandalism to federal and city property. One of the most incendiary messages was a retweet of a program from the One America News Network, a pro-Trump channel that advances extreme theories and that the president has turned to when he feels that Fox News has not been supportive enough. (more...)
Aussie researchers repurpose SARS treatment to fight COVID-19 Aussie researchers repurpose SARS treatment to fight COVID-19
- August 31, 2020

Their findings were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications after first being posted on BioRxIV , a research website. CONCLUSION: Physicians involved in the management of patients affected by COVID-19 should be aware of the need of an appropriate GC dose tapering, and of potential interaction of GCs with antiviral therapy and drugs used to treat associated co-morbidities. (more...)
Severe and fatal COVID-19 is rare in children
- August 31, 2020

A total of 91 children younger than 19 years who had COVID-19 between February 18 and March 31 were included in the study. They explained that some positives may indicate the presence of bits of genetic material that may not be able to make someone sick, or negatives reflecting low levels of virus that may still be infectious. (more...)
Canada's COVID-19 cases continue to surge before school reopening Canada's COVID-19 cases continue to surge before school reopening
- August 31, 2020

Those in the 20-29 age group across Ontario continue to be the cohort with the most number of cases overall, with a total tally of 7,096. The number of resolved cases went by up one to 169 while the number of active cases dropped from 15 to 14. (more...)

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