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Preparing for Potential Covid-19 Vaccine Launch, Says Moderna CEO Preparing for Potential Covid-19 Vaccine Launch, Says Moderna CEO
- September 20, 2020

Moderna's vaccine candidate - mRNA-1273 - is nearing the finish line in its push to enroll 30,000 individuals in a late-stage trial of a novel coronavirus vaccine. The revelations are aimed to address concerns that pressure to bring out a vaccine before the November US presidential election could lead to unsafe products. (more...)
Virus cases may be hitting 6,000 a day in England Virus cases may be hitting 6,000 a day in England
- September 19, 2020

The new rules will not apply to Bolton or Greater Manchester, where there are already separate restrictions in place. Another 4,322 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the United Kingdom over the past 24 hours, the government has said, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 385,936. (more...)
Health officials announce 139 new coronavirus cases in BC Health officials announce 139 new coronavirus cases in BC
- September 19, 2020

Bell County has had a total of 460 COVID-19 cases with seven people now hospitalized, who range in age from 49-93. 59 people are in hospital and 20 of those are in ICU. "This brings our total to 7,842 cases in British Columbia". "However, numerous new cases we are seeing in the past weeks are from small gatherings where people see different groups of friends on different days - inadvertently spreading the virus to many people", said Henry. (more...)
Seven dead, dozens infected after 'superspreader' wedding in rural US Seven dead, dozens infected after 'superspreader' wedding in rural US
- September 19, 2020

Reports say the nursing home is about 100 miles southwest of the Big Moose Inn, Cabins and Campground, where the wedding reception was held on August 7, 2020. "You shouldn't have organized this wedding". The church said in a statement Tuesday that a few of their members were present at the wedding and that the church is taking precautions to limit the spread of the virus, Washington Post reported. (more...)
McLean County Dropped From COVID Warning List McLean County Dropped From COVID Warning List
- September 19, 2020

Driftwood has recorded 37 total cases and has 14 active cases . No update was given on the number of patients now in home isolation. New infections came down significantly after the spike, and future 14-day case rates are likely to reflect that trend, as well: a spike and then a partial dip. (more...)
Second UK lockdown? England COVID-19 cases rising by 6000 per day Second UK lockdown? England COVID-19 cases rising by 6000 per day
- September 19, 2020

He added however: "Clearly when you look at what is happening, you have got to wonder whether we need to go further than the "rule of six" that we have brought in on Monday". The Office for National Statistics found infection rates were higher in the North West and London , based on random testing of thousands of people in households. (more...)
Several WH staffers reportedly test Covid-19 positive Several WH staffers reportedly test Covid-19 positive
- September 19, 2020

CNN's Kaitlin Collins pressed her to divulge details about who was crafting the health care plan. "The term herd immunity is a medical term", McEnany said on Fox News' " America's Newsroom ". "In the past when I discuss a case, unfortunately, that individual's name was leaked to the media", she added. "What I will weigh into is the Middle East Peace Deals signed yesterday that I did not receive a single question about", McEnany said. (more...)
Coronavirus restrictions tightened in Dublin
- September 19, 2020

No organised indoor gatherings can take place - and all matches will be cancelled with the exception of professional sport and senior GAA intercounty or club games. The Taoiseach also addressed criticisms that indoor dining was prohibited in Dublin, despite few cases being linked to restaurants. Dublin, along with the rest of the country, is now on a Level 2 status, but special measures, including specific guidance on social gatherings and a further delay in the reopening of pubs which do ... (more...)
Outbreak of contagious bacterial disease in China infects thousands after factory leak Outbreak of contagious bacterial disease in China infects thousands after factory leak
- September 19, 2020

It has been discovered that the Zhongmu Lanzhou biological pharmaceutical factory accidentally vented an aerosolized version of Brucella bacteria in the air owing to the use of expired sanitizers and disinfectants. Around 200 people at the veterinary institute contracted the disease by December past year. Other infected patients included students and faculty members of Lanzhou University; the outbreak even spread to Heilongjiang province, at the very northeastern tip of the country, where 13 ... (more...)
Thurston air quality improves to ‘unhealthy’ from ‘very unhealthy.’ That’s progress, right? Thurston air quality improves to ‘unhealthy’ from ‘very unhealthy.’ That’s progress, right?
- September 19, 2020

However, wildfires aren't the only thing contributing to air quality in Prince George. Ash fallout information can be found in the Wildfire Smoke Resources section of our webpage at www.ncuaqmd.org . Consider leaving the area until smoke conditions improve if you have repeated coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness or pain, palpitations, nausea, unusual fatigue, lightheadedness. (more...)
Britain Contemplates Second National Lockdown as COVID-19 Surges
- September 18, 2020

The Office of National Statistics, which uses broader criteria for counting Covid-19 fatalities, has said closer to 58,000 Britons have died from the virus. "Dromedary or camel? I can't remember if it is a dromedary or a camel that has two humps? Umm". A No10 spokesperson said of the reports of a two-week shutdown: "We don't recognise that at all". (more...)
Moderna's COVID vaccine expected to be ready by end of year Moderna's COVID vaccine expected to be ready by end of year
- September 18, 2020

Moderna was the first company to begin late stage trials of its vaccine candidates earlier this year. Phase III trials, involving at least 40,000 people, are ongoing in Russian Federation. The vaccine race has become deeply politicized in the USA in the run-up to the presidential election in November. Mexico is one of the nations taking part in phase 3 trials of the Russian vaccine and will receive 2,000 doses for this goal. (more...)
Ontario's Ford vows fines for people breaking social gathering rules Ontario's Ford vows fines for people breaking social gathering rules
- September 18, 2020

Doctors and experts are talking about the possibilities of a second coronavirus wave that may have begun, as some provinces are seeing an increase in the number of cases since June. "We do not dictate and will not dictate what they do". Public Health Ontario has confirmed 21 new school-related cases today, including five students and four staff cases (12 cases are not identified). (more...)
Donald Trump’s vaccine boast contradicts his experts again Donald Trump’s vaccine boast contradicts his experts again
- September 18, 2020

Dr Redfield also spoke emphatically of the importance of everyone wearing masks to stop the pandemic, which has killed almost 200,000 Americans. "I'm not sure where Dr. "It's just incorrect information", Trump claimed. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Thursday the goal is for 300 million doses by January 1 and "we believe that we can get the vast majority of those at risk with a distribution model that would be available at the end of October". (more...)
Virus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults — CDC Virus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults — CDC
- September 18, 2020

Forty-seven jurisdictions responded. Between 42% and 51% of all school employees in the USA met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's criteria for either having an increased risk or potentially increased risk for Covid-19 infection, researchers with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found. (more...)
United Kingdom sees spike in coronavirus cases, second lockdown may be looming United Kingdom sees spike in coronavirus cases, second lockdown may be looming
- September 18, 2020

The rule of six restrictions do not apply to schools, workplaces or weddings, funerals or team sports. "Number of people in hospital doubling every 8 days". "And that is what we want to minimise and we want to protect people's livelihoods at the same time". Asked about the possibility of a second national lockdown, Hancock told Sky News: " The last line of defense is full national action and I don't want to see that ". (more...)
Minorities Make Up Most Deaths Among Young People Minorities Make Up Most Deaths Among Young People
- September 18, 2020

Factors contributing to obesity include neighborhood design, access to safe and convenient places for physical activity, and access to healthy, affordable foods and beverages. "Health communications campaigns could encourage patients, particularly those with underlying medical conditions, to seek medical care earlier in their illnesses", the CDC said. (more...)
Federal Judge Blocks Postal Service Changes That Slowed Mail Federal Judge Blocks Postal Service Changes That Slowed Mail
- September 18, 2020

The states allege that DeJoy's changes, including removal of mail-sorting machines and mailboxes, were made without proper regulatory approval. "The states have demonstrated that the defendants are involved in a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the postal service", the judge said after about 2 1/2 hours of arguments that Reuters heard by phone. (more...)
Eli Lilly monoclonal antibodies may reduce Covid-19 hospitalisations, study shows Eli Lilly monoclonal antibodies may reduce Covid-19 hospitalisations, study shows
- September 18, 2020

Hospitalization or ER visits occurred in 1.7%, or 5 of 302 patients given the drug and 6% or 9 of 150 of those given placebo. Most hospitalisations occurred in patients with underlying risk factors such as obesity or advanced age. An antibody treatment is not a vaccine and does not provide permanent protection against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It is created to block viral attachment and entry into human cells, thus neutralizing the virus, potentially preventing and treating ... (more...)
Who is right? Trump, Biden disagree on masks, COVID vaccine
- September 18, 2020

Robert Redfield testified that "'face masks are the most important, powerful public health tool we have' to protect people from COVID-19 - perhaps even more so than a vaccine", according to Reuters . Redfield after his testimony. "I 100% believe in the importance of vaccines and the importance in particular of a #COVID19 vaccine". Guidance about when Americans should expect to receive a coronavirus vaccine is being tossed like a rag doll between federal health experts and politicians, ... (more...)

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