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Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten Covid-19 recovery time Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten Covid-19 recovery time
- September 18, 2020

Remdesivir is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 after the drug was granted an EUA in May after trial data showed the antiviral drug helped shorten hospital recovery time. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave emergency approval for remdesivir on May 1. "As an already approved and available drug, we believe baricitinib could serve as an important additional treatment option as the medical community continues to learn how to best manage patients hospitalized with ... (more...)
New York Sports Clubs owner files for bankruptcy on coronavirus hit New York Sports Clubs owner files for bankruptcy on coronavirus hit
- September 17, 2020

Town Sports failed to pay outstanding revolver balances that were due August 14. Owners are listing liabilities of $500 million to $1 billion in court documents. Earlier this year, Flywheel lost a major legal battle to its competitor. New York Sports Clubs began operations as a cluster of squash clubs in the 1970s before introducing exercise classes and expanding up and down the U.S. (more...)
Coronavirus vaccine may be ready for public November - China Coronavirus vaccine may be ready for public November - China
- September 16, 2020

British scientists are beginning a small study comparing how two experimental coronavirus vaccines might work when they are inhaled by people instead of being injected. AstraZeneca's AZN .L COVID-19 vaccine trial remains on hold in the United States pending a US investigation into a serious side effect in Britain even as other trials of the vaccine resume, sources familiar with the details told Reuters. (more...)
Here is how you can watch today's Apple event Here is how you can watch today's Apple event
- September 16, 2020

Another added bonus of the new Air is that you can now use the latest Apple Pencil to scribble on the screen. In this still image provided by Apple from the keynote video of a special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams unveils Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday, Sept. (more...)
USA watchdog to investigate whistleblower's detention allegations USA watchdog to investigate whistleblower's detention allegations
- September 16, 2020

A nurse has come forward to accuse a privately-run Immigration & Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) detention facility in Georgia of performing hysterectomies on female illegal immigrants en masse, without medical necessity. Benjamin Osorio, another lawyer representing women in the Irwin County facility, said two of his clients received hysterectomies that they believe may have been unnecessary. (more...)
Why the acceleration in new COVID-19 cases in Canada is concerning Why the acceleration in new COVID-19 cases in Canada is concerning
- September 16, 2020

Despite being prepared, a second wave would be "more complicated and hard to deal with", said Elliott due to the incoming flu season and reduced hospital capacity as staff have to also tend to former long-term care home residents and a backlog of surgeries postponed earlier this summer due to the first wave. (more...)
Police officer suspended over head-stomp arrest of Melbourne man Police officer suspended over head-stomp arrest of Melbourne man
- September 16, 2020

Victoria Police said an internal unit was investigating. Melbourne is coronavirus hotspot. The protests came after 14 people were arrested at small dispersed rallies on Saturday and as Victoria is set to ease its lockdown restrictions very slightly as of Monday, as the number of new daily coronavirus cases continued to fall in the country's hotspot. (more...)
Top HHS official apologizes for incendiary remarks accusing colleagues of ‘sedition’ Top HHS official apologizes for incendiary remarks accusing colleagues of ‘sedition’
- September 16, 2020

He described "shadows on the ceiling in my apartment, there alone, shadows are so long", and "then ran through a series of conspiracy theories, culminating in a prediction that Mr. "I don't want to talk about death anymore", he said in the video, adding: "You're not waking up every morning and talking about dead Americans". Caputo is a longtime political operative who worked on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. (more...)
UK government hits back over virus test concerns UK government hits back over virus test concerns
- September 16, 2020

Mr Hancock added: "I do not shirk from decisions about prioritisation". He said: "People want to know when they will get a test and when this mess will be fixed". He also insisted the average distance travelled to a test site was now 5.8 miles. He told the Commons: "Everyone in this House knows that we're doing more testing per head of population than nearly any other major nation, and I can update the House that we have now carried out over 20 million tests for coronavirus in this ... (more...)
Pittsburgh researchers unveil new drug that could treat and prevent covid-19 Pittsburgh researchers unveil new drug that could treat and prevent covid-19
- September 16, 2020

Researchers reported that the drug has so far proven "highly effective in preventing and treating SARS-CoV-2 infection" in mice and hamsters. Martin Landray, Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford , added, "Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen the power of randomized trials to provide rigorous assessment of potential treatments". (more...)
Extra COVID-19 restrictions announced for Dublin, with pubs to remain closed Extra COVID-19 restrictions announced for Dublin, with pubs to remain closed
- September 15, 2020

Level one will be relatively light, level three will be similar to the restrictions introduced in Kildare, Laois, and Offaly, and level five will be near to a full lockdown. "Now, we must focus on our response to the pandemic in the medium term". People in Dublin are being asked to limit household visitors to people from one other household only . (more...)
Hazardous air quality continues Hazardous air quality continues
- September 15, 2020

The advisory has been in place since September 8 for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District. Exposure to particulate air matter - a result of wafting wildfire smoke - is particularly a concern for people with underlying conditions, respiratory infections like COVID-19, pregnant women, infants, children, and older adults. (more...)
Coronavirus Ireland: no further deaths and 208 new cases Coronavirus Ireland: no further deaths and 208 new cases
- September 15, 2020

That's half as many as Onondaga County, which reported 11 cases today. There are now 246 people in hospitals with COVID-19 related complications, of which 90 people are in intensive care units. There are now 2,023 net active cases in the county. Altogether, the state has confirmed 26,842 cases of COVID-19 since March. "The decreasing number of daily hospitalizations is an important indicator because it is an accurate representation of how many people are now seriously ill from the ... (more...)
UAE announces emergency approval for use of the COVID-19 vaccine
- September 15, 2020

Praise was given to the future vision of the UAE's leadership to support the ability of science to overcome this exceptional situation. In an interview with CBS, Bourla stated the company would know where it stands with its potential vaccine by the end of October. (more...)
AstraZeneca shares gain as coronavirus vaccine trials resume
- September 15, 2020

He said they "will be ready" in case of good indicators from the vaccine study, FDA and advisory committee and have already "started manufacturing and have already manufactured hundreds of thousands of doses" in preparation, Fox Business reported. (more...)
Officer running away while shooting man with knife Officer running away while shooting man with knife
- September 15, 2020

Visit Insider's homepage for more stories . Lancaster Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser said at a news conference that the district attorney's office will conduct the criminal investigation while the police department conducts an administrative personnel investigation "to make sure police training and use of force was properly followed and established". (more...)
AstraZeneca suspends COVID-19 vaccine trials AstraZeneca suspends COVID-19 vaccine trials
- September 14, 2020

Britain has struck agreements with a number of pharmaceutical firms developing vaccines against the novel coronavirus in order to ensure it has access to an effective innoculation, including BioNTech, Pfizer, Janssen pharmaceuticals and Novavax. (more...)
Thiem overcomes two-set deficit to win maiden grand slam Thiem overcomes two-set deficit to win maiden grand slam
- September 14, 2020

The Austrian limped through Sunday's tie-break but said he would be fit for Roland Garros after the realization he is a Grand Slam champion sinks in. The second seeded Austrian thought he was heading for a fourth defeat in Grand Slam finals after going two sets down to fifth seeded German Alexander Zverev at Flushing Meadows. (more...)
CDC Links Dining Out to Increased COVID Risk CDC Links Dining Out to Increased COVID Risk
- September 14, 2020

Adults who tested positive for COVID-19 were twice as likely to have dined at a restaurant in the past two weeks than those who tested negative, according to a new study. An 8-month-old baby, who was one of the 12 children with COVID-19 in the study, infected both parents. Michael Caputo, a previous Trump crusade official and now the selected associate secretary for open issues of the Department of Health and Human Services, and his representatives have over and again mentioned ... (more...)
Dr. Fauci: 'Return to normality' expected late 2021 Dr. Fauci: 'Return to normality' expected late 2021
- September 14, 2020

The timeline is tied to the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and getting the majority of the USA population "vaccinated and protected", which Fauci said is "likely not gonna happen until the mid or end of 2021". "There were times I was out there telling the American public how hard this is, how we're having a really serious problem, you know, and the president was saying it's something that's going to disappear, which obviously is not the case". (more...)

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