Health


India's COVID-19 recoveries on a steep upward trend, cross 47.5 lakh
- September 27, 2020

The Lancet was also critical of the ICMR's use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). The editorial has also questioned ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava's controversial push to the procurement of coronavirus vaccine, way before the vaccine completed its trials. (more...)
Trump, Biden won't shake hands at 1st debate Trump, Biden won't shake hands at 1st debate
- September 27, 2020

As the debate approaches the two candidates have been trading insults, with Trump accusing Biden of being supportive of the "radical left" and being a "low-energy individual", while casting doubt on his rival's mental health. Donald Trump on Saturday expressed confidence he would be re-elected president if Congress has to break an Electoral College tie in the 2020 election. (more...)
United Kingdom witnesses highest daily rise in infections since COVID-19 pandemic began United Kingdom witnesses highest daily rise in infections since COVID-19 pandemic began
- September 27, 2020

Meanwhile, the developers of the new NHS coronavirus tracing app have admitted more than 60,000 tests carried out in England on Friday - just under a third of the total - can not be linked to its systems. The new restrictions, which may last for the next six months, raised concerns that more jobs were at risk as the government's furlough scheme will expire by the end of October. (more...)
One New Case of COVID-19 Reported in Starke County One New Case of COVID-19 Reported in Starke County
- September 27, 2020

There were 28,701 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., September 24. A total of 2,251 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 11 from Friday's report. DHSS also reported 69 new deaths in Missouri, noting that not all of those deaths occurred in the past 24 hours since their previous update. The release gave no additional information. (more...)
Ron Paul suffers medical emergency during livestream Ron Paul suffers medical emergency during livestream
- September 27, 2020

Paul was in the middle of his Liberty Report broadcast on YouTube when he appeared to start slurring his words and talking gibberish. Ron was hosting a live video on his YouTube channel about federal stimulus money when his speech began to slur, and fans began to feel anxious for him. (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak in Manchester forces 1,700 students to self-isolate Coronavirus outbreak in Manchester forces 1,700 students to self-isolate
- September 26, 2020

Prof Ball said the testing programme was able to identify a single positive case in an asymptomatic person rapidly and "potentially stop an outbreak before it started". At least 600 have had to confine themselves to their student accommodation after 124 students caught the virus at the Glasgow university . Robert Halfon, Conservative chairman of the Commons education committee, said: "The Office for Students and universities is going to have to look at offering discounts for loss of ... (more...)
Cuomo Makes Big Move on Vaccine Cuomo Makes Big Move on Vaccine
- September 26, 2020

Earlier this month, Cuomo pinned blame on the president for his state suffering the worst outbreak in the country, arguing that it was Trump who " caused " the outbreak in NY by not banning travel from Europe early enough. A careful review would likely put distribution off the virus off until well after Election Day. Cuomo also joined Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in calling for a congressional oversight probe into the Trump administration's "politicization" of the pandemic ... (more...)
More contagious strain of the virus now dominates recent samples More contagious strain of the virus now dominates recent samples
- September 26, 2020

However, the new report did not find that these mutations have made the virus deadlier or changed clinical outcomes. The study - which was not peer reviewed - found that people infected with the D614G mutation had higher loads of virus, meaning it was more contagious when compared with other strains of the virus. (more...)
U.S. vaccine shows strong immune response to Covid in clinical trials U.S. vaccine shows strong immune response to Covid in clinical trials
- September 26, 2020

Gregory M Glenn, president of research and development at Novavax , said the team was "optimistic" that the trial would "provide a near-term view" of the vaccine's efficacy. "I think to get confidence we need to be very transparent on everything that's happening within and around this study so that people can learn from it". (more...)
NHS COVID-19 app: emails and SMS messages NHS COVID-19 app: emails and SMS messages
- September 26, 2020

Hancock added that the " vast majority " of people had smartphones that were capable of running and using the NHS Covid-19 England and Wales app. If the points threshold is met and one of the two owners later shares a positive coronavirus test via the app, then the other will receive an alert. (more...)
Coronavirus May Have Mutated To Become More Contagious, Study Finds Coronavirus May Have Mutated To Become More Contagious, Study Finds
- September 26, 2020

Landmark studies published on Thursday in the journal Science showed that insufficient interferon may lurk at a risky turning point in SARS-CoV-2 infections. The change illustrates a more serious level of spread of the virus, but Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore said there is no evidence of community spread. (more...)
United Kingdom reports nearly 7,000 new coronavirus cases United Kingdom reports nearly 7,000 new coronavirus cases
- September 26, 2020

However, one must consider the increase in testing across the nation when comparing the numbers now compared to the start of the outbreak, when the government were even less prepared for it. He said: "The rise in cases is yet further confirmation that the virus is spreading rapidly". "We will have no problem restricting and charging individuals who do not adhere to this order, to ensure that those who need to self-isolate do so, for the protection of all residents in our community", local ... (more...)
Australia's Victoria state reports slight rise in new COVID-19 cases Australia's Victoria state reports slight rise in new COVID-19 cases
- September 26, 2020

Victoria's coronavirus death toll now sits at 781, while the national toll is at 869. The low figure means Melbourne's crucial 14-day average has finally dipped below 30 at 29.4. Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton, his predecessor Graham Ashton, Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton and multiple senior public servants also said it wasn't their decision. (more...)
Manitoba announces 37 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, confirms 19th death Manitoba announces 37 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, confirms 19th death
- September 26, 2020

It comes after he shared concerns over an increasing number of new infections where people attended a slew of bars, restaurants and pubs. There are 54 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Friday, Roussin said, including 44 in the Winnipeg health region. (more...)
Russia's Putin says strengthen World Health Organization, proposes conference on coronavirus vaccine By Reuters Russia's Putin says strengthen World Health Organization, proposes conference on coronavirus vaccine By Reuters
- September 26, 2020

Earlier in the day, Putin offered the United Nations staffers to provide them with Sputnik V - the first anti-coronavirus vaccine in the world made in Russian Federation - free of charge. Russian Federation is ready to provide the United Nations with all the necessary qualified assistance. "We believe it essential to qualitatively strengthen the capability of WHO", Putin said. (more...)
Criminal Charges Filed Against Former Holyoke Soldiers' Home Superintendent And Medical Director Criminal Charges Filed Against Former Holyoke Soldiers' Home Superintendent And Medical Director
- September 26, 2020

The attorney general's office also alleges some veterans were marked as being asymptomatic but were actually showing symptoms related to the virus, and still mixed with others who were actually asymptomatic. Even though he had shown symptoms for weeks, staff "did nothing to isolate" him until his test came back positive, allowing him to remain with three roommates, wander the unit and spend time in a common room, investigators found. (more...)
United Kingdom coronavirus cases reach 6,000 - highest level since 1 May United Kingdom coronavirus cases reach 6,000 - highest level since 1 May
- September 26, 2020

Overall, 423,326 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the UK. Meanwhile, the latest full United Kingdom figure for hospital daily admissions (as of 16 September) is 266. However, one must consider the increase in testing across the nation when comparing the numbers now compared to the start of the outbreak, when the government were even less prepared for it. (more...)
FDA flags health risks from 'Benadryl Challenge' FDA flags health risks from 'Benadryl Challenge'
- September 26, 2020

In the FDA's warning , the organization notes that taking higher than the recommended dosage of Benadryl "can lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death". Reminiscent of the deadly "Tide Pod Challenge" , the latest unsafe social media trend is encouraging young people to take higher-than-recommended doses of the over-the-counter drug whose generic name is diphenhydramine. (more...)
Novavax agrees manufacturing deal with Endo for Covid vaccine Novavax agrees manufacturing deal with Endo for Covid vaccine
- September 26, 2020

In August, the United Kingdom government announced that support and infrastructure would be given to Novavax during its Phase 3 clinical trial in the UK. The potential vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373, from Novavax is a stable and prefusion protein that has been made using the company's recombinant protein nanoparticle technology that comprises of the proprietary MatrixMâ„¢ adjuvant from Novavax . (more...)
Florida enters Phase Three of reopening plan, Gov. Ron DeSantis announces Florida enters Phase Three of reopening plan, Gov. Ron DeSantis announces
- September 25, 2020

He said that the state is moving into Phase 3 which means that there will be no restrictions for restaurant to operate at 50 percent capacity or higher. Local governments can not collect and fines or fees on individuals, and that includes to enforce a mask mandate. Since then, DeSantis said, "we've actually seen more economic activity, more interaction". (more...)

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