Health


European Union reserves 200 mn more coronavirus vaccines amid BioNTech & Pfizer talks European Union reserves 200 mn more coronavirus vaccines amid BioNTech & Pfizer talks
- September 11, 2020

NY based-Pfizer and its German partner said exploratory talks with the European Commission, the bloc' executive arm, had successfully concluded, and contract negotiations would now begin. The chief executive officers of a number of top companies working on COVID-19 vaccines issued a joint pledge yesterday, promising to uphold rigorous safety and efficacy protocols during and after the clinical development of their respective candidates. (more...)
COVID-19 Numbers as of 4 pm September 10 COVID-19 Numbers as of 4 pm September 10
- September 11, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,953 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 28 additional deaths Thursday. The Nevada Hospital Association, in its daily report published Thursday, said that "hospital infrastructure is not experiencing any stress as a result of significant COVID-19 case counts" and that hospitals in all regions have "significant capacity". (more...)
COVID-19 invades brain, causes delirium COVID-19 invades brain, causes delirium
- September 11, 2020

For example, the Zika virus also does the same-breaching the blood-brain-barrier and causing damage to the brain. Infected cells in turn promoted the death of surrounding cells by choking their oxygen supply. Previous studies have stated that the brain has very little ACE2 and is thus unlikely to be a favored target of SARS-CoV-2. A new study offered a clear evidence that COVID-19 invades brain cells in some people. (more...)
B.C. Supreme Court puts private surgeries on life support
- September 11, 2020

Priority codes on what are reasonable maximum wait times for a number of procedures were developed in B.C. with input from medical experts and specialists, Steeves said, adding they are meant to guide triaging to treat the sickest first. Unifor is relieved that the B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed a constitutional challenge by a private health clinic attempting to make for profit, private health care legal. (more...)
Palaszczuk under pressure over Queensland's strict border closure Palaszczuk under pressure over Queensland's strict border closure
- September 11, 2020

Her father's funeral was scheduled for 2pm on Thursday but she was told in the hours leading up to the funeral that she could not attend. "I do not want to see in Queensland any risk of people attending a funeral, getting exposed, getting COVID-19 and then going back to a vulnerable setting". (more...)
Utah police under investigation after shooting unarmed 13-year-old boy Utah police under investigation after shooting unarmed 13-year-old boy
- September 11, 2020

Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Keith Horrocks said in a news conference on Saturday that officers had been called to the area because a boy was having a "psychological episode and had made threats to some folks with the weapon". A GoFundMe page was set up to raise money for Linden's medical expenses. "I'm heartbroken by this news and my thoughts are with the family and friends who lost their loved one today", Mendenhall said in a prepared statement. (more...)
Stearns County Has 1 New COVID Case, 389 New Cases Statewide Stearns County Has 1 New COVID Case, 389 New Cases Statewide
- September 11, 2020

Douglas County has reported 1,792 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 20 cases since Wednesday. Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen says the state needs everyone to do their part and follow the rules because keeping businesses like bars and restaurants open is "critical to the state's economy", and following the mandates and guidelines will "ensure we slow the spread of COVID-19 so that these businesses can continue to operate". (more...)
COVID-19 outbreaks at three Alberta schools but no broad transmission: Hinshaw COVID-19 outbreaks at three Alberta schools but no broad transmission: Hinshaw
- September 11, 2020

Any individual considered exposed to this case will be contacted directly by Alberta Health Services. AHS said infection prevention control measures - physical distancing, masking, hand hygiene and environmental cleaning - have been reviewed with the schools. (more...)
AstraZeneca vaccine trial pause 'wake-up call' but it shouldn't discourage researchers AstraZeneca vaccine trial pause 'wake-up call' but it shouldn't discourage researchers
- September 11, 2020

Mr Hunt said he received a call from the Australian head of AstraZeneca this morning to report the patient would hopefully be released from hospital within 24 hours. Until yesterday's announcement, development of the Oxford vaccine had been powering ahead. "We will be able to show its efficiency on a large number of people, more than 25,000-30,000 people", Dmitriev noted. (more...)
"I Know, I Recovered": Satyender Jain On Top Medical Body's Plasma Study
- September 11, 2020

Convalescent plasma therapy , which recently received emergency use authorisation in the USA, has failed to save people dying from Covid-19, found a clinical trial carried out by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) at multiple centres involving 464 patients. (more...)
Ohio County sees 15 new COVID-19 cases since Friday Ohio County sees 15 new COVID-19 cases since Friday
- September 10, 2020

He confirmed that the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) will meet today to make recommendations to the Government. "Household gatherings, Communion parties, Christenings, other family events where people are coming together from multiple different households". (more...)
Severe Coronavirus Cases Can Lead to Long-Term Lung Damage, Breathlessness Severe Coronavirus Cases Can Lead to Long-Term Lung Damage, Breathlessness
- September 10, 2020

Almost half of them were current or former smokers and 65% of hospitalised coronavirus patients were overweight or obese . Scientists in the U.S. COVID-19 can have lasting impacts on the body, but there is hope that patients cannot only recover over time, but can do so more quickly with pulmonary rehabilitation, preliminary research suggests. (more...)
833 new cases; one new death 833 new cases; one new death
- September 10, 2020

People have been asked to not hold events such as communion and christening parties in households for the next few weeks. Of the total, 191 are considered recovered. "That growth in Dublin is occurring, not as quickly as it has in other circumstances, but quickly enough to give us concern that cases numbers will grow too high unless each and every one of us in Dublin takes measures to control transmission of the virus", he said. (more...)
Health concern puts AstraZeneca vaccine hopes on hold Health concern puts AstraZeneca vaccine hopes on hold
- September 10, 2020

A review board is now set to investigate what the issue is before the vaccine trials can commence once again. "Whereas, Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd, Pune, till now has not informed the Central licensing authority regarding pausing the clinical trial carried out by AstraZeneca in other countries and also not submitted casualty analysis of the reported serious adverse event with the investigational vaccine for the continuation of phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of the subject ... (more...)
Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed at Chinook High School Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed at Chinook High School
- September 10, 2020

Deena Hinshaw is Alberta's chief medical officer. A copy of a letter sent from AHS to parents was also posted to a website tracking COVID-19 cases in schools called Support Our Students Alberta and states, "The risk of the general population in the school becoming infected because of these cases is low". (more...)
DHS calls Wisconsin residents to get flu vaccine before Halloween DHS calls Wisconsin residents to get flu vaccine before Halloween
- September 10, 2020

With flu season right around the corner, experts have begun to worry about a "twindemic:" the continuing COVID-19 pandemic plus a season influenza epidemic hitting the population simultaneously. There is a lot we don't know. "Part of the rational of starting earlier would be to vaccinate more patients", he said. Think of getting the flu shot as a community initiative. (more...)
First COVID-19 case in a student reported by public health officials First COVID-19 case in a student reported by public health officials
- September 10, 2020

Support Our Students Alberta, a non-partisan, non-profit public education advocacy group, has a COVID-19 tracker for kindergarten to Grade 12 schools on its website . "However, higher case numbers and more outbreaks can strain our frontline teams", said Hinshaw. She says keeping distant, wearing masks and washing hands is vital not only among students and their families, but for everyone who wants to keep schools from suffering outbreaks. (more...)
AstraZeneca puts COVID-19 vaccine trial on hold after participant falls ill AstraZeneca puts COVID-19 vaccine trial on hold after participant falls ill
- September 09, 2020

The company spokesperson also added that in large trials, illnesses will sometimes happen by chance but must be reviewed independently. The pause by AstraZeneca stemmed from a standard review of the company's vaccine trials after one person developed an unexplained illness, the firm said in a statement . (more...)
Coronavirus: Bolton restrictions have been tightened in the case of growth Coronavirus: Bolton restrictions have been tightened in the case of growth
- September 09, 2020

When asked if people were not following the rules "Matt Hancock" added, 'We definitely look at cases where they are not, and then we take suitable action'. The Government has ordered that restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs will be immediately restricted to takeaway only and all hospitality venues will be required to close between 10pm and 5am . (more...)
Oxford's COVID-19 Vaccine Halted After Participant Suffers From Adverse Reaction Oxford's COVID-19 Vaccine Halted After Participant Suffers From Adverse Reaction
- September 09, 2020

Trials of a Covid-19 vaccine under development by AstraZeneca and Oxford University have been put on hold owing to a reported side-effect in a patient in the UK. Oxford University said the pause was triggered by its standard review process. Moderna said in an emailed statement it was "not aware of any impact" to its ongoing COVID-19 vaccine study at this time . (more...)

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