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Jackson County reports fourth death attributed to COVID-19 Jackson County reports fourth death attributed to COVID-19
- September 18, 2020

With B.C.'s active caseload reaching another new all-time high, Henry took aim at social gatherings, which health officials say have been responsible for much of the transmission of the virus in recent weeks. Additionally, there are now 230 people fighting the virus in local hospitals, of which 84 are in intensive care units. This dashboard will be updated by 12 p.m. (more...)
Russia, Dr Reddy’s tie up for Sputnik V trial Russia, Dr Reddy’s tie up for Sputnik V trial
- September 18, 2020

Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University's School of Public Health. USA government officials say a vaccine candidate must show it is at least 50 percent more effective than a placebo , before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would consider it for approval. (more...)
Scientists Find Antibody That 'Neutralizes' Virus Causing COVID-19 in Big Breakthrough Scientists Find Antibody That 'Neutralizes' Virus Causing COVID-19 in Big Breakthrough
- September 18, 2020

It also makes it possible to administer the drug by alternative routes, including inhalation, the researchers said . A bonus is that it does not bind to human cells , thereby avoiding unwanted side effects. The expected development of vaccines won't eliminate the usefulness of a drug like Ab8, which can provide temporary preventive protection through its elegant, sole-purpose molecule, because some people don't develop good immunity from vaccines, some have bad reactions to them and some ... (more...)
Former model Amy Dorris alleges sexual assault by US President Trump Former model Amy Dorris alleges sexual assault by US President Trump
- September 18, 2020

Trump's legal team has vehemently denied the latest accusations of sexual assault against the president, saying he never harassed or acted inappropriately toward Dorris. I don't even wait. He says that the bathroom would be a prime location, though, and that's where Dorris says she was assaulted. Capito said that she subsequently tested negative, but planned to quarantine for 14 days as a precaution. (more...)
Dozens killed in fighting as Afghan peace talks continue Dozens killed in fighting as Afghan peace talks continue
- September 18, 2020

Afghanistan's acting Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid blamed the Taliban for the fighting. "There have been no attacks from our side". The spate of deadly violence accompanied historic USA -brokered direct peace talks that began Saturday in Doha, Qatar, between the Taliban and a delegation representing the Afghan government. (more...)
Montana Now Reporting School COVID-19 Case Numbers Montana Now Reporting School COVID-19 Case Numbers
- September 18, 2020

OTTAWA, ON- Provinces are looking to expand COVID-19 testing as Canadians in many provinces wait long hours to be swabbed or can't get in for testing at all. Local authorities across the country - including in the north-west of England - are struggling to cope with the demand for tests from schools, he added. (more...)
Biden faces US voters at town hall as campaign heats up Biden faces US voters at town hall as campaign heats up
- September 18, 2020

He said President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus were designed only to boost stocks and corporations, rather than front-line workers and families. The Real Clear Politics average of polls in Pa. on Wednesday showed Biden leading Trump 49% to 44.7%. I will keep you in suspense'. Cooper asked him point blank: 'Would you commit tonight to accepting the results of the election?' Trump continues to rail against mail-in voting, as he did at the White House yesterday. (more...)
CDC director says masks better guarantee against coronavirus than vaccine CDC director says masks better guarantee against coronavirus than vaccine
- September 18, 2020

President Donald Trump disputed this timeline later Wednesday during a press briefing, suggesting that perhaps Redfield misunderstood the question. Trump also disagreed with Dr. "But I don't trust Donald Trump ". But Mr Trump himself told journalist Bob Woodward during taped interviews that he had deliberately chose to "play it down" to avoid alarming Americans. (more...)
Election 2020: Deadlines, resources for Oklahoma voters Election 2020: Deadlines, resources for Oklahoma voters
- September 18, 2020

Tulsa County Election BoardOklahoma State Election BoardWhere do I vote? "Our modernized election system and Vote-by-Mail are allowing us to deal with the impacts of this virus while continuing to serve people across our state", Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said in a tweet in late March, just as concerns about the coronavirus pandemic were starting to reach a fever pitch. (more...)
First school in Ontario closes due to multiple coronavirus cases First school in Ontario closes due to multiple coronavirus cases
- September 18, 2020

He said there have been some COVID-19 cases in the district requiring students to quarantine, but it's been "nothing that we didn't expect" and the vast majority of students have been able to remain in schools. "If we want schools to stay open and the economy to progress, we must recognize that individual vigilance and strict observance of public health measures are imperative". (more...)
North-east England in tougher lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise North-east England in tougher lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise
- September 18, 2020

North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead , Sunderland and County Durham will all have to have table service only in hospitality venues from midnight while leisure and entertainment venues will have to close between 10pm and 5am. (more...)
See all the new Apple Watch faces in one video See all the new Apple Watch faces in one video
- September 18, 2020

But keep in mind the service requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later paired with a compatible iPhone (an iPhone 6s or newer or an iPhone SE). In other words, you can expect performance that's in line with what was - up until just recently - Apple's flagship wearable. (more...)
Test result turnaround times plummet as Covid-19 cases rise Test result turnaround times plummet as Covid-19 cases rise
- September 18, 2020

The proportion of people in England receiving an in-person Covid-19 test result within the government's 24-hour target period has hit its lowest point since the middle of June. "We need everyone to help make sure that tests are there for people with symptoms who need them". Some 33.3% of people who were tested for coronavirus in England in the week ending September 9, at a regional site, local site or mobile testing unit - a so-called "in-person" test - received their result within 24 ... (more...)
3rd school employee in Renfrew County tests positive for COVID-19
- September 18, 2020

In-person lessons will resume following approval from the local public health agency. According to provincial data updated on Wednesday morning, 35 out of more than 4,800 schools in Ontario have reported at least one case of COVID-19. The Renfrew County and District Health Unit is reporting a 3rd case of COVID-19 at a school. "We do have some staff members that have symptoms, so we expect a few more cases". (more...)
Doctors Say Flu Shot More Important Than Ever This Year Doctors Say Flu Shot More Important Than Ever This Year
- September 18, 2020

While people don't often think about 2009 as a pandemic year, 60 million people in the U.S. developed the H1N1 flu according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The shot is free to most patients as long as you have pre-existing insurance and fill out an online form. If you already have the flu, antiviral drugs could help shorten the duration or lessen the severity of the disease if started within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms, according to the CDC . (more...)
CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk
- September 18, 2020

In the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 121 deaths among young people under the age of 21. The federal agency collected the data from health departments across the country. Significantly, higher rates of adverse outcomes among racial and ethnic minorities may also be due to the challenges they face in seeking care for reasons including difficulty and delays in accessing health care services due to lack of insurance, child care, transportation ... (more...)
Health department reports 1 new Covid-19 case Wednesday
- September 18, 2020

One new death was reported Thursday. Boise-based Central District Health , which includes Ada County, had the lowest rate among the state's seven public health districts at 4.9% - an improvement from the previous week's 5.2%. Three longterm care facilities also announced new cases Thursday. Statewide, 483 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospitals, while more than 700 were hospitalized in late July. (more...)
Bill Gates Sr., Father Of Microsoft Cofounder, Dies At 94 Bill Gates Sr., Father Of Microsoft Cofounder, Dies At 94
- September 18, 2020

Gates Sr. was the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation , and he also served as the founding co-chair of Pacific Health Summit, an honorary chair for the World Justice Project, and he founded the Technology Alliance, which aims to expand technology-based employment in Washington . (more...)
Thurston County announces 16th COVID-19 death, plus 5 more cases
- September 18, 2020

The number of confirmed cases in Indiana County as of Wednesday is now 522. Four people have been hospitalized the past week, the data show. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of September 8 was 95.3%. Indiana County's Covid-19 case count has taken another jump. It's important to note that even when people are released from isolation, many continue to feel the effects of COVID-19 infection long after they are released from isolation. (more...)
Trump contradicts CDC on vaccine delivery date and face masks Trump contradicts CDC on vaccine delivery date and face masks
- September 18, 2020

It will be the late second quarter or third quarter of 2021 before a COVID-19 vaccine is generally available to the American public, said Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield on Wednesday. Biden, who leads Trump in national opinion polls, has warned against trying to rush out an unfinished vaccine ahead of election. Emergency Programs Executive Director Mike Ryan said frontline health workers are under enormous pressure every day. (more...)

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