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Judge barrett should have waited Judge barrett should have waited
- October 02, 2020

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is also up for reelection this year, said he plans to start Barrett's confirmation hearing on October 12 with a vote pending on October 22 advancing her to the Senate floor. But she said about abortion in her 2017 questionnaire before her confirmation to the appeals court that "my views on this or any other question will have no bearing on the discharge of my duties as a judge". (more...)
COVID Deaths Up More Than 50% In September, Case Numbers Up 31% COVID Deaths Up More Than 50% In September, Case Numbers Up 31%
- October 02, 2020

Of the 26 deaths, the most recent one was reported by the health department on September 3. Individuals who have recovered is determined using a calculation, similar to what is being done by several other states. There was not a spike of increased cases after Labor Day. In nursing and personal care homes, there are 22,935 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,079 cases among employees, for a total of 28,014 at 984 distinct facilities in 61 counties. (more...)
Clark County reports two new COVID-19 deaths, 35 new cases Clark County reports two new COVID-19 deaths, 35 new cases
- October 02, 2020

Lubbock County is also experiencing a spike in numbers, with 342 new cases Tuesday and 188 new cases Wednesday. "This includes attending and hosting social gatherings with extended family and friends", Jackson County health officials said. "We have not had any outbreaks in our schools, yet, in British Columbia". Meanwhile, Fayette County Health Department reported eight new positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as well as a new COVID-related death . (more...)
Trump, Biden trade heated barbs in raucous first debate Trump, Biden trade heated barbs in raucous first debate
- October 02, 2020

If there's a message the Trump campaign wants Americans to take away from this debate - a clip that was tweeted out from the president's account even as the debate was ongoing - it's that Joe Biden had nearly half a century in public office to solve the problems facing the country, and those problems are still around. (more...)
First man cured of HIV dies of cancer First man cured of HIV dies of cancer
- October 02, 2020

Ten years after Timothy Brown was cured, another man, Adam Castillejo , received a bone marrow transplant for Hodkin's lymphoma from another HIV-resistant donor: he too remains in remission and is considered to be the second man cured of HIV. (more...)
Hospital chain United Health Services hit by a ransomware attack Hospital chain United Health Services hit by a ransomware attack
- October 01, 2020

IT systems at Universal's facilities, which span more than 400 locations across the United States and the UK, are now offline, the company said . ZDNet attempted to confirm the operational status of various UHS hospitals and found that some of them were indeed down, whereas others reported having no network problems at all. (more...)
Covid-19 may affect testosterone levels
- October 01, 2020

Of the 10,067 it reported, 7,797 were people confirmed to have been infected with the new coronavirus who had died, while COVID-19 was noted as the most probable cause of death in 2,270 other instances. This study, published by Selahittin Cayan, Mustafa Ugaz, Baris Saylan, Erdem Akbay of University of Mersin School of Medicine, Turkey, earlier this month, concluded that low testosterone level has a significantly increased risk for the ICU and mortality in patients with COVID-19. (more...)
Get flu vaccine to help single out covid19 Get flu vaccine to help single out covid19
- October 01, 2020

Their estimates reflect the fact that the flu has led to between 12,000 and 61,000 deaths annually since 2010. We can vaccinate people, and by accepting people, they can either avoid getting the flu or if they catch it ... Fourteen percent of parents said they will not seek the flu vaccine because they are keeping children away from health care sites due to the risk of COVID exposure, according to the Mott Poll. (more...)
Flathead County details recent COVID-19 related deaths Flathead County details recent COVID-19 related deaths
- October 01, 2020

After two weeks of this format, Graden said the district's back to school committee will meet to determine if Saline is ready to go to full in-person school five days a week on October 12, based on local health statistics and whether there are any outbreaks or COVID-19 cases within the district. (more...)
StopCovid: a hit app in the UK StopCovid: a hit app in the UK
- October 01, 2020

The coronavirus contact tracing app for England and Wales has been downloaded more than 12 million times, the Health Secretary has said. Britons who downloaded the newly-released NHS coronavirus app were shocked to learn that they could not submit test results from a National Health Service hospital or government-run lab, defeating the entire goal of the app. (more...)
Poll Finds 32% Of Parents Unlikely To Give Child Flu Vaccine
- October 01, 2020

And as schools reopen for the first time since the novel coronavirus outbreak, one in three parents don't plan to vaccinate children against the flu, according to the C.S. In addition, two-thirds of parents don't believe getting a flu shot for their child is more important this year, despite advice to the contrary from major government organizations and pediatricians. (more...)
Conservationists Warn 500,000 Sharks Could Be Killed For Covid-19 Vaccine
- September 30, 2020

If two doses are needed to immunise the global population, which is likely according to researchers, this would increase to half a million. "Harvesting something from a wild animal is never going to be sustainable, especially if it's a top predator that doesn't reproduce in huge numbers", Stefanie Brendl , founder and executive director of Shark Allies said . (more...)
CDC director in row with Donald Trump's new coronavirus adviser CDC director in row with Donald Trump's new coronavirus adviser
- September 30, 2020

A CDC statement read, " NBC News is reporting one side of a private phone conversation by CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield that was overheard on a plane from Atlanta Hartsfield airport". The White House insists it is not pursuing such a strategy, although Trump has mentioned it himself, and repeated on Monday his view that the United States was "rounding the corner" on the pandemic. (more...)
CA Passes Law Allowing Trans Prisoners to be Housed by Gender Identity CA Passes Law Allowing Trans Prisoners to be Housed by Gender Identity
- September 30, 2020

If at any point during their incarceration there are concerns about their health or safety, then the facility the inmate is housed in can be reassessed. Placing trans inmates in facilities which do not match their gender identity has always been criticised as dehumanising and risky. Calvin added that she has been in for 15 years. (more...)
People in early 30s are now having heart attacks, deaths in Pakistan People in early 30s are now having heart attacks, deaths in Pakistan
- September 30, 2020

This initiative was launched in 2000 by the World Heart Federation as an annual event and is celebrated on September 29 every year. Dr Ge Junbo, a cardiovascular disease expert from Zhongshan Hospital, said surgery can save patients one at a time, but education can improve the overall awareness of many at once. (more...)
Joe Biden releases his tax returns hours before the first presidential debate
- September 30, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden arrives at Cleveland Airport for the first presidential debate against President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Ms Harris and her husband, lawyer Doug Emhoff, reported paying about $1.2 million in total federal taxes on $3.3 million of income for the year, according to the tax returns released on Tuesday. (more...)
McLean County Adds 8 COVID Cases; 2 More Hospitalized McLean County Adds 8 COVID Cases; 2 More Hospitalized
- September 29, 2020

One of the women was in her 40's, the other in her 70's. It comes as health officials have warned of rising Covid-19 cases in both counties. Note: According to MDH - "Because all data are preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths". (more...)
Dean Morgan Staff, NCHS Student Positive for COVID-19 Dean Morgan Staff, NCHS Student Positive for COVID-19
- September 29, 2020

The district reported 119 quarantines since August 10. It includes two staff members and 10 students. An elementary student at Roxboro Road Elementary School in the North Syracuse school district has tested positive for the coronavirus, the district told staff and families today. (more...)
Case #105: Public Health Sudbury announces new COVID-19 case Case #105: Public Health Sudbury announces new COVID-19 case
- September 29, 2020

He stresses our collective actions will decide if this will be a wave or a Tsunami. "This is not the time to let our guard down". "We are still at the low COVID-19 activity level in Hastings-Prince Edward counties but for that to continue, now more than ever, the public needs to be mindful of all the precautions that should be maintained to minimize the risk of transmission", Oglaza said. (more...)
Coronavirus: Half a million sharks 'could be killed for vaccine', experts warn
- September 29, 2020

And if we need two doses to immunize the global population, according to researchers which is likely, the number of sharks being slaughtered will increase to half a million. However, all plants and animals produce squalene as a biochemical intermediate, including humans. "Through the avid support of Gavi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we will now manufacture and deliver up to an additional 100 million doses of immunogenic and safe-proven future COVID-19 vaccines to India and low- and ... (more...)

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