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Pharmaceutical companies prepare joint pledge to assure testing & safety of coronavirus vaccine Pharmaceutical companies prepare joint pledge to assure testing & safety of coronavirus vaccine
- September 07, 2020

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West Nile virus detected in New Hampshire for first time this season West Nile virus detected in New Hampshire for first time this season
- September 06, 2020

The last time a New Hampshire resident caught West Nile from a mosquito was in 2017. But there have been no reported human cases. Officials said it has been identified in the state each year over the last decade. Officials said the threat from the virus and other mosquito-borne diseases such as eastern equine encephalitis will continue until the first severe frosts statewide kills mosquitoes. (more...)
COVID-19 testing pilots to be expanded in £500m package COVID-19 testing pilots to be expanded in £500m package
- September 06, 2020

People contacted by the health service's Test and Trace programme in England must self-isolate for 14 days if they have been a recent contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, but they are not told to get a test unless they have symptoms. The funding will go towards expanding trials of the speedy no-swab saliva test in Southampton and elsewhere in Hampshire, and launching a repeat testing trial in Salford, Greater Manchester. (more...)
94% of US Covid-19 deaths due to underlying conditions: CDC 94% of US Covid-19 deaths due to underlying conditions: CDC
- September 06, 2020

President Donald Trump was among those who tweeted the information, which was later taken down by Twitter for violating platform rules. Gov. Mike DeWine says the fact that the vast majority of people who died of COVID-19 had an underlying condition should not be surprising. (more...)
30 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, highest daily tally this month 30 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, highest daily tally this month
- September 06, 2020

Peel, however, is reporting the most number of cases in Ontario with 46 new cases since Friday. Williams said it's important to keep the number of new cases down in order to successfully reopen schools. The 20-29 age group continue to report the most overall cases with 7,289 over time - 342 people in this age group remain active with the virus. Christine Elliott says in a tweet that 72 of the new diagnoses are in Peel Region, long one of the provincial hotspots for the novel coronavirus . (more...)
Five new cases of Covid-19; four in community Five new cases of Covid-19; four in community
- September 06, 2020

For the week of August 16 to 22, Lake County reported 82 cases per 100,000 people, a 5.6% positivity rate, five deaths and 12,617 tests performed. There are now 426 active cases and 852 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, an improvement of 17 from Friday's total. (more...)
Steroids cut COVID-19 death rates, but not for everyone Steroids cut COVID-19 death rates, but not for everyone
- September 06, 2020

The ward remains closed to new admissions with 17 members of staff also testing positive and "off work and self-isolating", along with 42 more "identified as potential contacts". "In contrast to other candidate treatments for Covid-19 that, generally, are expensive, often unlicensed, hard to obtain, and require advanced medical infrastructure, systemic corticosteroids are low cost, easy to administer, and readily available globally", the panel wrote. (more...)
New executive order allows sports competition to resume in parts of MI New executive order allows sports competition to resume in parts of MI
- September 06, 2020

We are not out of the woods yet. "We look forward to working with Governor Whitmer and her administration to help build a healthy MI". Bowling alleys, roller rinks and ice rinks can open at 25% capacity but only for the sole goal of serving as a venue for organized sports - not more general public use. (more...)
Bolton and Trafford kept in lockdown following plea from local council Bolton and Trafford kept in lockdown following plea from local council
- September 05, 2020

The planned lifting of social distancing measures in Trafford and Bolton while they remained in place elsewhere in the densely populated metropolitan area had proved controversial. "These restrictions were always hard to explain to the public but they are completely illogical now". He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "We find ourselves at a completely unsustainable position this morning - that's the politest way I can put it". (more...)
Vitamin D deficiency may raise risk of getting Covid-19 Vitamin D deficiency may raise risk of getting Covid-19
- September 05, 2020

Among almost 500 patients, the relative risk for infection was 1.77 (95% CI 1.12-2.81, P=0.02) in those judged to be vitamin D-deficient (below 20 ng/mL or 18 pg/mL, respectively) compared with patients believed to have sufficient vitamin D, reported David Meltzer , MD, PhD, of the University of Chicago, and colleagues writing in JAMA Network Open . (more...)
Sanofi, GSK to launch human trials of COVID-19 vaccine Sanofi, GSK to launch human trials of COVID-19 vaccine
- September 05, 2020

They are also looking to start the third phase of trials before the end of the year. Sanofi also has a messenger RNA vaccine in development. The vaccine candidate, developed in partnership by the firms, is based on the recombinant protein-based technology used in Sanofi's seasonal influenza vaccines and GSK's pandemic adjuvant technology. (more...)
B.C. announces 121 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death B.C. announces 121 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death
- September 05, 2020

Earlier in the day, Fraser Health announced that a staff member at the facility had tested positive . "Whether you're celebrating the Canucks game tonight or meeting friends for a barbecue or camping, let's make it a safe, small-group long weekend", provincial health officer Dr. (more...)
Cheap, Widely Available Steroids can be Life-Saving for Critical COVID-19 Patients Cheap, Widely Available Steroids can be Life-Saving for Critical COVID-19 Patients
- September 05, 2020

Dexamethasone led to a 36 percent drop in the death rate among 1,282 patients in three trials, while hydrocortisone reduced the death rate by 31 percent in 274 patients. However, some experts have noted that there are still lingering questions concerning the use of steroids to treat Covid-19 patients. Remdesivir is the only other drug that rigorous trials have found to be effective for treating seriously ill COVID-19 patients. (more...)
Ontario reports 132 new COVID-19 cases, continuing slight increase in infections Ontario reports 132 new COVID-19 cases, continuing slight increase in infections
- September 04, 2020

In August, the weekly new case reports ranged from 598 to 796 new cases. There are now 1,282 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, including 66 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus. There are 13 COVID patients in intensive care and eight patients on ventilators. "It does concern me because we were well under 100 for a week or so and then we bumped up higher", Williams said. (more...)
Half of new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday are from Winnipeg Half of new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday are from Winnipeg
- September 04, 2020

The City of Brandon also announced two new positive cases within its ranks on Tuesday, a Brandon Fire and Emergency Services employee and a transit worker. Exposure may have occurred at Warlock Tattoo at 2325 Park Ave. on Aug. 19 from 11:45 a.m.to 2:30 p.m., on Aug. 25 from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m., on Aug. 26 from 11:30 a.m.to 5 p.m., on Aug. (more...)
World Health Organization cautions no widespread coronavirus vaccination before mid World Health Organization cautions no widespread coronavirus vaccination before mid
- September 04, 2020

This referred to the phase in vaccine research where large clinical trials among people are conducted. Slaoui firmly believes the US will have a vaccine available before the end of the year. The EU Commission is negotiating advance purchases of COVID-19 vaccines with several drug manufacturers on behalf of the 27 EU states and has previously said that EU governments can not buy vaccines through parallel procurement schemes. (more...)
Experts Warn Of New Experts Warn Of New "Benadryl Challenge"
- September 04, 2020

According to several national physicians, some teenagers have been participating in a game on the TikTok app called the Benadryl Challenge . What is the Benadryl challenge? A viral challenge in which teens take a near-life-threatening dose of Benadryl in order to hallucinate and share their experience with fellow social media users has been circulating across popular video-sharing platform, TikTok. (more...)
African countries engaging in ground-breaking COVID-19 vaccine initiative African countries engaging in ground-breaking COVID-19 vaccine initiative
- September 04, 2020

An global group of ethicists on Thursday criticized the World Health Organization's goal of distributing coronavirus vaccines to treat 20 percent of each country's population, proposing instead what they said was a more equitable system of distribution. (more...)
Africa's COVID-19 infections hit 1,267,656: Africa CDC Africa's COVID-19 infections hit 1,267,656: Africa CDC
- September 04, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a letter to USA governors alerting them to the need to prepare their states for distributing a coronavirus vaccine this fall. "This has to do with delivering safe and effective vaccines to the American people as quickly as possible and saving people's lives". The UN agency said it procures more than two billion doses of vaccines annually for routine immunisation and outbreak response on behalf of almost 100 countries. (more...)
Number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Limerick increases Number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Limerick increases
- September 04, 2020

Of 1,175 active cases, 34 people are in hospital, including 11 in intensive care. In the latest phase, the modelling shows more community transmission at private parties and events, as well as places such as gyms. "Getting back to work and back to school is also about getting back to the basics with our COVID-19 safety measures", the pair said. "This will allow us to push our curve down once again", continues the statement. (more...)

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