Health


Herd immunity letter signed by fake experts including 'Dr Johnny Bananas' Herd immunity letter signed by fake experts including 'Dr Johnny Bananas'
- October 10, 2020

While it strongly believes that the young and healthy should be able to resume their pre-Covid lives, it hasn't forgotten about those who still remain vulnerable to the virus. Simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be practised by everyone to reduce the herd immunity threshold. University of Leeds school of medicine associate professor Dr. (more...)
Second US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden officially cancelled Second US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden officially cancelled
- October 10, 2020

The election is on November 3. The fracas surrounding debate safety regulations began following last week's revelation that Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus, days after having traveled to Cleveland for the first official debate against his rival, Democrat Joe Biden . (more...)
Three scientists share 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Three scientists share 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- October 10, 2020

Dr. The World Health Organization estimates that 71 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis C , which can lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis. Recognizing that too many patients were at risk of being infected with hepatitis when they received blood transfusions, Alter undertook several innovative projects that ultimately reduced the risk of infection from about 30 percent to almost nonexistent. (more...)
Debate commission cancels second presidential debate after Trump refuses virtual format
- October 10, 2020

Questions remain whether he already was infected when he debated Biden onstage in Cleveland on September 29, two days before he tested positive for the coronavirus. TheUS president will also be on the campaign trail on Monday, heading to Florida to drum up support ahead of November 3's election. The reported cancelation of the debate caps off an angry feud between the two campaigns and the commission as they argued over when to have the debate and how to have it conducted safely. (more...)
CoV-2 Antibodies Persist for Months after Infection CoV-2 Antibodies Persist for Months after Infection
- October 10, 2020

Measuring IgG was highly accurate in identifying infected patients who had symptoms for at least 14 days. "Given that the virus can also be measured in saliva by PCR, using saliva as a biofluid for both virus and antibody measurements may have some diagnostic value", they wrote in the study. (more...)
Trump Camp Claims There Is 'No Medical Reason' For Virtual Debate
- October 10, 2020

The sudden shift in Trump's recovery timeline points at the possibility of White House pressure to medically clear the President for public activity again amid the President's resistance to a virtual debate where he is unable to rely on familiar bullying tactics. (more...)
Ontario Implements New COVID-19 Restrictions in Hotspots Ontario Implements New COVID-19 Restrictions in Hotspots
- October 09, 2020

The agency says eight patients at the Misericordia Community Hospital have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and two health-care workers are infected as well. Finally, Dosani said he has had many conversations with people under the age of 40 and he said that public health officials need to take a different approach in order to engage them. (more...)
Spain: 'Madrid lockdown harms fundamental rights' - Court Spain: 'Madrid lockdown harms fundamental rights' - Court
- October 09, 2020

Pedro Sánchez warned Isabel Ayuso yesterday that unless she herself implemented a confinement order, he would enforce a state of emergency and, after extending his ultimatum for a few hours, hoping that the regional leader would give in to his demands, he gave the green light for the Council of Ministers, chaired by Vice President Carmen Calvo, to be held at 12 noon and authorized, de facto, the intervention of the region to force a perimeter confinement of the capital of Spain and the nine ... (more...)
More than 150 staff and students at York's universities have coronavirus More than 150 staff and students at York's universities have coronavirus
- October 09, 2020

The university, which is typically home to around 29,000 students and 8,000 staff members, has said it is providing "practical and emotional support" to all students who are having to self-isolate. The University and College Union (UCU) welcomed the decision but said it should have been taken earlier. BU is offering students who live off campus and who test positive for COVID-19 the opportunity to move into University housing for the duration of their isolation period at no cost, and it is ... (more...)
CDC Updates how the Coronavirus is spread CDC Updates how the Coronavirus is spread
- October 09, 2020

Under such circumstances, CDC said scientists believe the amount of infectious smaller droplet and particles, or aerosols, produced by the people with COVID-19 become concentrated enough to spread the virus. However, the distinction between the CDC and Milton and his cosigners is how often airborne transmission happens. "The reality is airborne transmission is the main way that transmission happens at close range with prolonged contact", the researchers said in a press meet. (more...)
Three new COVID-19 safety recommendations announced for Edmonton zone Three new COVID-19 safety recommendations announced for Edmonton zone
- October 09, 2020

Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the new measures are voluntary rather than mandatory because hospitals still have a sufficient number of beds and capacity. "We must take action to slow the virus' spread in the zone and make sure the health system can continue supporting Albertans with COVID-19, influenza and many other needs". (more...)
AstraZeneca could profit from COVID-19 vaccine as early as July - FT AstraZeneca could profit from COVID-19 vaccine as early as July - FT
- October 09, 2020

COVAX will pool financial and scientific resources and bring richer countries together with 92 low- and middle-income economies such as the Philippines and Indonesia, which are eligible for financial support for the procurement of vaccines through the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC). (more...)
US President Trump says might hold rally in Florida tomorrow US President Trump says might hold rally in Florida tomorrow
- October 09, 2020

President Trump called into Sean Hannity's Fox News show on Thursday night, and he sounded at times like a 74-year-old man suffering through a respiratory infection. Trump and his staff have largely eschewed wearing masks, against the guidance of health professionals, and held rallies with thousands of people at indoor and outdoor venues despite recommendations against having events with large crowds. (more...)
Cleveland Doctors Concerned Fewer People Will Get Flu Shots This Year Cleveland Doctors Concerned Fewer People Will Get Flu Shots This Year
- October 09, 2020

Raj Govindaiah, chief medical officer of Memorial Health System, said in the release. When should one get a flu vaccine? Bell noted EWFHT hasn't received its allotment of the influenza vaccine yet, but it filled 300 appointment spots within 48 hours. (more...)
United States to Impose New Sanctions on Iran's Financial Sector, Reports Suggest United States to Impose New Sanctions on Iran's Financial Sector, Reports Suggest
- October 09, 2020

The sanctions designated Iranian banks the department described as "major". After the sanctions were announced, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif accused the USA of wanting to "blow up our remaining channels to pay for food & medicine". (more...)
China Backs Global COVAX Vaccine Facility To Fight COVID-19 China Backs Global COVAX Vaccine Facility To Fight COVID-19
- October 09, 2020

Beijing on Thursday joined the $18 billion Covax initiative that aspires to give lower-income countries the same access to vaccines as wealthier nations, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. Last month, Dr Reddy's announced that the final stage clinical trials of Sputnik V could begin in India in the next few weeks. The company said it has created multiple supply chains to ensure that access to its vaccine is timely, broad and equitable for high- and low-income countries alike, "with capacity ... (more...)
In 5 Covid Patients In Hospital Show Neurologic Symptoms In 5 Covid Patients In Hospital Show Neurologic Symptoms
- October 09, 2020

The researchers noted that patients with neurologic symptoms experienced longer hospital stays than those without, but discharge functional outcomes and mortality were not significantly different between those with and without. It has just been set up that COVID-19 is considerably more than only a respiratory disease, and new examination reveals insight into the amount it impacts another basic aspect of the body - the cerebrum. (more...)
Department of Health Reports 24 New Cases Department of Health Reports 24 New Cases
- October 09, 2020

COUNTY, Ore-- Jackson County Public Health is reporting 21 new cases of COVID-19. Allen County remains under an Orange Public Health Emergency this week after recording 147 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two weeks, exceeding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's definition for high-incidence community spread of the coronavirus. (more...)
Taliban, Afghan negotiators set ground rules to safeguard peace talks Taliban, Afghan negotiators set ground rules to safeguard peace talks
- October 08, 2020

Interior Ministry spokesman Tareq Arian confirmed the attack and said most of the wounded were civilians. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani arrives at Doha International Airport in Doha , Qatar on October 5, 2020. One of the peace talks between Afghan government and Taliban is held in Doha , September 12, 2020. Under the deal, foreign forces will leave Afghanistan by May 2021 in exchange for counter-terrorism guarantees from the Taliban, which agreed to negotiate a permanent ... (more...)
Six charged in militia plot to kidnap MI governor Six charged in militia plot to kidnap MI governor
- October 08, 2020

A further seven have been charged with plotting to target law enforcement and attack the state's Capitol building, Michigan's attorney general said on Thursday. On June 20, Fox, Garbin and others met at Fox's business in Grand Rapids where attendees met in the basement to turn over their cell phones that would be placed in a trap door hidden under a rug on the main floor, according to the criminal complaint. (more...)

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