Health


Coronavirus Vaccine Could Result in Half a Million Shark Deaths
- September 29, 2020

Squalene is a component of some adjuvants that are added to vaccines to enhance the immune response, according to the World Health Organization. "There's so many unknowns of how big and how long this pandemic might go on, and then how many versions of it we have to go through, that if we continue using sharks, the numbers of sharks taken for this product could be really high, year after year after year", she said. (more...)
New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed Nationally New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed Nationally
- September 29, 2020

A decision will be made this week on whether to increase Covid-19 restrictions in Louth, Cork, Wicklow and Galway amid a rising number of cases in the four counties. In the US, the number of people who have had confirmed cases of the virus had topped 7.1 million Monday, and about 205,000 had reportedly died as a result, according to Johns Hopkins University data . (more...)
Kamala Harris asserts role in Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings Kamala Harris asserts role in Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings
- September 29, 2020

She is beloved in her community and by her students at Notre Dame Law School where she taught for 15 years; she was voted best professor three times and still teaches part-time at the school. 41% who said Trump should as the current president. While there is only so much you can read into Barrett's past judicial record, Watson said you don't really have to. (more...)
COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Friday COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Friday
- September 29, 2020

Bars, dining rooms, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, and "other gathering places" will also be closed. In a news release issued Monday morning, the Laval police said "a large majority of businesses and citizens in Laval are participating in the collective effort to limit the spread of COVID-19". (more...)
Positive coronavirus tests rising in NY: governor Positive coronavirus tests rising in NY: governor
- September 29, 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday there were 1,005 positive cases tallied on the previous day, Friday, out of 99,953 tests, for a 1% positive rate. "We're not in a good place. because as we get into the fall and the winter you really want the level of community spread to be as low as you can possibly get it", Fauci said. (more...)
22 new cases of Covid-19 identified in Donegal 22 new cases of Covid-19 identified in Donegal
- September 29, 2020

The weekly total of 74 was the most since mid-August. Seventy-two per cent of the cases yesterday were in people under 45. The number of people who have died from COVID-19 remains at 120, a number that hasn't changed since August 21. "I think the very reason to extend and to maintain the payments is the fact that we are still in the grips of a crisis", she added. Refugio County has four active cases , 289 patients who have recovered and 14 fatalities during the pandemic. (more...)
CDC director on pandemic: 'We're nowhere near the end'
- September 29, 2020

The CDC told CNN in a statement that "context" was missing from the one side of Redfield's conversation overheard, adding: "the value of wearing a mask, youth COVID-19 infections, and where we are now with herd immunity , are the positions that Dr. (more...)
OR reports more than 500 new coronavirus cases over the weekend OR reports more than 500 new coronavirus cases over the weekend
- September 29, 2020

That was followed by 277 new cases on Satuday and 242 on Sunday. The rest of the students in isolation were off campus, according to UK. Albany County now has 2,940 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The city had less than 90 new cases each day through the first four days of last week before a sharp increase of 110 cases reported Saturday morning. (more...)
Feds pledge $440M to global vaccine push; ink AstraZeneca deal Feds pledge $440M to global vaccine push; ink AstraZeneca deal
- September 28, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a media conference at the conclusion of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders meeting in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Dec. With cases surging in Ontario and Quebec hot-spots, Trudeau implored the public to adhere to public health guidelines, stressing that "what we do now, will be critical for the weeks and months to come". (more...)
Amy Coney Barrett vs Kamala Harris Is the Real Vice Presidential Debate Amy Coney Barrett vs Kamala Harris Is the Real Vice Presidential Debate
- September 28, 2020

Her confirmation by the Senate would result in a 6-3 conservative majority on the court. "It's not a question that will be before the court in the case that's coming up and there's absolutely zero reason to believe that judge Barrett is somebody who does not have the views about the importance of health care". (more...)
Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter? Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
- September 28, 2020

And while public health experts have emphasized the importance of people of all ages receiving seasonal flu vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents may not be getting that message. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. The best way to reduce the strain, according to Carr, is to get the flu shot . (more...)
Ontario reports 700 new COVID-19 cases, almost half in Toronto Ontario reports 700 new COVID-19 cases, almost half in Toronto
- September 28, 2020

Hospitalizations remain relatively low at 128 patients, up from 112, with about two-thirds of people testing positive in recent weeks under the age of 40. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ontario continues to climb. As of September 27, 49,831 people in Ontario had tested positive for COVID-19. (more...)
Minnesota mayor disputes harassment of COVID-19 survey team Minnesota mayor disputes harassment of COVID-19 survey team
- September 28, 2020

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. 94,189 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, with 1,994 deaths in the state from complications linked to the virus, with 1,438 of those coming from long-term care facilities. (more...)
Lindsey Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee will approve Barrett on October 22
- September 28, 2020

If confirmed she would become only the fifth woman to sit on the nine seat supreme court. The pick marks the beginning of what is expected to be a nasty partisan battle on Capitol Hill . Democrats claim Barrett's religion could affect her thoughts on abortion when it comes to the landmark Roe v. Wade case. If the Senate pushes through Barrett, this will be the third justice picked by Trump during his term as president. (more...)
Cleveland records 19 new cases of coronavirus, no new deaths on Saturday Cleveland records 19 new cases of coronavirus, no new deaths on Saturday
- September 28, 2020

The county now has seen a total of 17,435 coronavirus cases including 560 deaths, according to the health department. Thurston County ended the week with 74 COVID-19 cases, a six-week high after previously hitting a multi-week low, county health data show. (more...)
Another Record-Breaking Day of New Coronavirus Cases Another Record-Breaking Day of New Coronavirus Cases
- September 28, 2020

Public health efforts to limit the spread of the virus "need to especially target racial and ethnic minority and densely populated communities", the researchers concluded. South Dakota had the biggest percentage increase at 166 percent with 8,129 new cases over the last month compared to almost 4,900 cases from the month prior. (more...)
Warning issued after 'brain-eating amoeba' found in southeast Texas water supply Warning issued after 'brain-eating amoeba' found in southeast Texas water supply
- September 28, 2020

The mortality rate of the amoeba infections is 90 to 95 per cent if it enters via the nose. The warning has since been lifted for all cities listed except for Lake Jackson residents. As per the data provided by the CDC, almost 145 people were infected from 1962 to 2018 and only four survived the infection. Those infected with Naegleria fowleri have symptoms including fever, nausea and vomiting, as well as a stiff neck and headaches. (more...)
England’s app problem fixed so users can now log positive results England’s app problem fixed so users can now log positive results
- September 27, 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said it is aware of the issue and "urgently working" to resolve it. The tweet came in response to a user who said they had a test and wanted to enter the result in the app but had been asked for a code, which they said they did not get with their test result. (more...)
Toronto Restaurants Have Been Shut Down For Breaking The COVID-19 Rules
- September 27, 2020

Its statement said guests who visited the venue on September 6, 9,10 and 11 "may wish to contact Toronto Public Health". The report said "education" was provided about physical distancing measures at the establishment, and that the restaurant was advised to use directional arrows on the floor. (more...)
Virus may have mutated to resist masks Virus may have mutated to resist masks
- September 27, 2020

Study author James Musser of Houston Methodist Hospital said that coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2 are relatively stable as viruses go since they have a proofreading mechanism as they replicate. The study, released on the MedRxiv preprint server, states that the mutation helps the virus to spread faster but does not make it more unsafe. "It makes sense that it's the most frequent variant observed now, as it was already the dominant circulating variant in May", Rasmussen noted. (more...)

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