Health


Missoula County reports 17 additional COVID-19 cases Missoula County reports 17 additional COVID-19 cases
- September 24, 2020

The Island Health region has once again avoided new COVID-19 cases after a steady climb in recent weeks. "There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks, and outbreaks at Bear Creek Villa independent-living facility and Normanna long-term care facility have been declared over". (more...)
Trudeau planning nation-wide address to Canadians tomorrow night Trudeau planning nation-wide address to Canadians tomorrow night
- September 24, 2020

The speech by the Prime Minister was essentially a plea for Canadians to do their part to get the second wave of COVID-19 under control, as well as hitting on numerous promises made in the Throne Speech . The Quebec-based Bloc Quebecois parties didn't immediately express support for the speech. "The details will come in the budget, but these are the best ways to get people back to work and also ensure the quality of life for people in cities", Nenshi said. (more...)
By October, UK may have more than 50000 cases on daily basis By October, UK may have more than 50000 cases on daily basis
- September 24, 2020

People will have to wear facemasks in taxis as well as on public transport. The size of gatherings is being curtailed, with weddings limited to 15 people instead of 30. "This virus is a fact of our lives", he said. "It's a carrot to encourage responsible behaviour". They said: "The Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended that the Covid-19 alert level should move from Level 3 (a Covid-19 epidemic is in general circulation) to Level 4 (a Covid-19 epidemic is in general circulation; ... (more...)
School shuts for deep cleaning after Covid-19 cases School shuts for deep cleaning after Covid-19 cases
- September 23, 2020

Principal Ryan Rettig stated in a letter sent to parents that the school was notified about the positive case on Tuesday. Like all CT public school districts, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, New Canaan is not conducting regular or widespread testing of students or staff members. (more...)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg represented what 'is best about America': Bill Clinton Ruth Bader Ginsburg represented what 'is best about America': Bill Clinton
- September 23, 2020

When pressed several times, Mr Cotton did not guarantee a vote before 3 November, but he did note there have been times in USA history when a Supreme Court confirmation process took fewer than the 44 days remaining before Election Day. He is seeking to nominate someone for Ginsburg's spot , despite the inconsistency with the past election. "Voters should pick the President and the President should pick the justice to consider", the former vice president said. (more...)
World Alzheimer Day 2020 Why This Disease Occurs Its Symptoms And Prevention World Alzheimer Day 2020 Why This Disease Occurs Its Symptoms And Prevention
- September 23, 2020

On this year's World Alzheimer's Day theme of "Let's talk about dementia", Dr Nhlabathi said: "We know more about dementia now and that translates to better detection rates by health professionals and caregivers". Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, Vice Chancellor, GCU presented on the research report of an global qualitative research conducted in Pakistan titled "Understanding, Beliefs and Treatment of Dementia in Pakistan". (more...)
Get your flu shot: Ford Get your flu shot: Ford
- September 23, 2020

Doug Ford says the province has spent $70 million to purchase 5.1 million doses of the flu vaccine. "Flu shots will help reduce visits to our emergency rooms and doctors' offices during this season", he said. "I just don't understand, and I think most Ontarians agree with me, why we haven't seen the plan before today", he said. Green party Leader Mike Schreiner said the government spent much of the summer hearing from Ontario residents during legislative committee testimony and should have ... (more...)
CDC removes guidance about airborne virus spread from website CDC removes guidance about airborne virus spread from website
- September 23, 2020

Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. That was certainly news to the World Health Organization, whose official position - enforced with draconian glee by social media platforms - does not mention aerosol transmission, and sets the preferred social distance at three feet (0.9 meters) rather than the CDC's six. (more...)
Saskatchewan orders additional flu vaccine to meet anticipated demand Saskatchewan orders additional flu vaccine to meet anticipated demand
- September 23, 2020

Those age 65 and over, people with long-term health conditions and pregnant women will be offered the vaccine through their GP or pharmacy. YouGov research, on behalf of Public Health Wales, has revealed that 68% of those eligible for the free vaccine said they would be "very likely" to be vaccinated this year. (more...)
Missoula County reports 18 additional COVID-19 cases Missoula County reports 18 additional COVID-19 cases
- September 23, 2020

The two Americas remaining the worst-hit areas and accounting for more than 38 per cent of all new cases reported over the past week. Monroe County has 1,779 total cases and 131 deaths, with four new cases and one new death reported in the last day. (more...)
80% don’t show up on schools’ first day in Covid times 80% don’t show up on schools’ first day in Covid times
- September 22, 2020

The next decision windows for elementary schools in the Waterloo Catholic District School Board are Nov 4 to 6 and Jan 27 to 29. This means over a million children were off school that day, whether from Covid-related or other reasons, with more pupils missing from secondary schools than primary. (more...)
House to vote on temporary funding bill to avert shutdown House to vote on temporary funding bill to avert shutdown
- September 22, 2020

Bipartisan, bicameral appropriators negotiated for weeks to agree to a series of anomalies - essentially short-term tweaks to current funding levels that address short-term need. "House Democrats already passed more than $30 billion in targeted". The legislation does not include $21.1 billion the White House sought to replenish the Commodity Credit Corporation, a program to stabilize farm incomes, a House Democratic aide said. (more...)
Coronavirus lockdown restrictions 'increasingly likely' in London, Sadiq Khan warns Coronavirus lockdown restrictions 'increasingly likely' in London, Sadiq Khan warns
- September 22, 2020

He said: "The first line of defence is people's behaviour". London mayor Sadiq Khan is pushing for a capital lockdown after an emergency Sunday meeting with the government. It comes as Boris Johnson is considering bringing in national restrictions after he warned the United Kingdom is "now seeing a second wave" of Covid-19, adding it was "inevitable" that it would arrive. (more...)
Renfrew County and District Health Unit declares second wave of COVID-19 Renfrew County and District Health Unit declares second wave of COVID-19
- September 22, 2020

According to the Saline County Health Department, along with two additional COVID-19 deaths in the community, hospitalizations are on the rise with Salina Regional Health Center reporting they have 9 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Meanwhile, no additional students, staff or close contacts from Fellowes High School tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday or Monday. Following is the Saline County COVID-19 update for Monday. (more...)
Ontario to announce fall COVID-19 plan today Ontario to announce fall COVID-19 plan today
- September 22, 2020

To date, 3,679 people have tested positive in Ottawa, including 523 active cases, 2,880 resolved and 276 deaths. 71% of today's cases are in people under the age of 40. The new cases bring the total number of schools with a reported case to 75 out of Ontario's 4,828 publicly-funded schools. In a rare Saturday press conference, Premier Doug Ford said this is directly related to the increased COVID-19 cases, and people ignoring the rules. (more...)
Coronavirus curfew: Pubs and restaurants will be forced to shut at 10pm Coronavirus curfew: Pubs and restaurants will be forced to shut at 10pm
- September 22, 2020

The Prime Minister will address the nation later today to outline new measures to tackle the sharp rise in coronavirus cases. All four of Britain's chief medical officers says that the COVID-19 alert level should be upgraded from level three to level four - meaning the transmission of the virus is high or rising exponentially. (more...)
CDC Finally Admits Coronavirus Spreads Through Air, Takes It Down Hours Later CDC Finally Admits Coronavirus Spreads Through Air, Takes It Down Hours Later
- September 22, 2020

On Sunday it was noticed and reported by CNN , while on Monday the Washington Post reported that the CDC seemed to be coming around to the position advocated by " independent experts " for months - that aerosol transmission of Covid-19 was a thing and that indoor ventilation was key to protecting against it. (more...)
More Than 150 Nations Join WHO-led Global Plan For COVID Vaccines More Than 150 Nations Join WHO-led Global Plan For COVID Vaccines
- September 22, 2020

One of the COVAX Facility's key goals is to deliver 2 billion doses of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines by 2021. More were expected to join in the coming days, it added. He said any vaccine produced in New Zealand would likely be part of a second wave of treatments, as phase three clinical trials, the final phase, of prospective vaccines were already underway overseas. (more...)
CDC acknowledges importance of air ventilation, farther spread of COVID-19 particles CDC acknowledges importance of air ventilation, farther spread of COVID-19 particles
- September 22, 2020

The post said the virus can remain suspended in the air and drift more than 6 feet, and officials emphasized the importance of indoor ventilation. The apex global public health agency received and open letter by over 200 scientists outlining evidence that showed floating virus particles can infect people who breathe them in. (more...)
SA concerned with NSW taxi driver case SA concerned with NSW taxi driver case
- September 22, 2020

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Tuesday as of next weekend the state would be open to more NSW residents after recording zero new cases. We know this has been a massive burden on the business community, families and individuals but we did this to keep people safe, ' he said. "We're not 28 days free yet so we'll have to just wait". (more...)

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