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Dutch Woman Becomes First Person Reported to Die After COVID-19 Reinfection Dutch Woman Becomes First Person Reported to Die After COVID-19 Reinfection
- October 15, 2020

According to the "Lancet Infectious Diseases" journal, the patient had two positive tests for SARS-CoV-2, the first on April 18 and the second on June 5 separated by two negative tests done during follow-up in May. Although reinfection has not been common, the case has raised new questions about COVID-19 immunity: Does a recovered patient become immune to the virus? They hypothesized that the parent's infection could have been "a possible source for secondary exposure and reinfection of ... (more...)
721 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario 721 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario
- October 15, 2020

He pointed out the health unit this time is dealing with the opening up of the economy and people going back to work and school. There were another 96 cases reported in the nearly 5,000 schools across Ontario but the number of schools with cases fell by 15 to 421. (more...)
US Pharma Firm Lilly Pauses COVID Antibody Treatment Trial Over Safety Concern US Pharma Firm Lilly Pauses COVID Antibody Treatment Trial Over Safety Concern
- October 15, 2020

Trump touted the Lilly drug, along with the antibody treatment from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc that he received for his Covid-19, as tantamount to a cure in a video he posted last week. Washington has given the multinational about $1.45 billion in funding under Operation Warp Speed. Meanwhile, the World Bank said Tuesday that it approved $12 billion for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, tests and treatment. (more...)
France comes up with flu vaccine campaign amid Covid crisis France comes up with flu vaccine campaign amid Covid crisis
- October 15, 2020

COVID-19 symptoms are high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss or change to in smell and taste - if a person has any one of the COVID-19 symptoms they need to book a coronavirus test as soon as possible and self-isolate, only leaving your house to get tested. (more...)
BC reports 549 cases of Covid-19, five deaths since Friday BC reports 549 cases of Covid-19, five deaths since Friday
- October 14, 2020

Indiana's statewide mask order will remain in place but tougher restrictions on businesses and crowd sizes aren't being reinstated despite recent sharp increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations and rates of new infections. These are located at PICS assisted-living facility, Chartwell Carrington House assisted- and independent-living facility, Weinberg Residence long-term care facility and Yaletown House long-term care facility. (more...)
New Evidence of Link Between Blood Type & COVID-19 Susceptibility New Evidence of Link Between Blood Type & COVID-19 Susceptibility
- October 14, 2020

Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine have been closely looking at excess deaths in the USA since the pandemic began, and their latest report suggests the impact of COVID-19 is more significant that the general mortality count indicates. (more...)
With Johnson & Johnson's Interruption, Which Vaccines Are at a More Advanced Stage? With Johnson & Johnson's Interruption, Which Vaccines Are at a More Advanced Stage?
- October 14, 2020

The company's chief financial officer Joe Wolk said it was unclear whether the participant who became ill was receiving the trial vaccine or the placebo. AstraZeneca is providing the potential vaccine, developed by scientists at the University of Oxford, at no profit during the pandemic and would work with Siam Bioscience to set up manufacturing facilities, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health said in a separate statement. (more...)
COVID-19 pandemic to cost United States 16 tln dollars: former treasury secretary COVID-19 pandemic to cost United States 16 tln dollars: former treasury secretary
- October 14, 2020

Steven Woolf , director emeritus of the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond said excess deaths occurred mainly in states that reopened earlier and experienced outbreaks that persisted into the summer, reports Bloomberg . (more...)
Facebook bans anti-vaccination ads but not antivax posts Facebook bans anti-vaccination ads but not antivax posts
- October 14, 2020

The company said in a blog post that ads advocating for or against legislation or government policies around vaccines, including a Covid-19 vaccine, would still be allowed. The campaign is set to start in the United States this week and later be expanded to other countries. Facebook on Tuesday announced that it will no longer allow any advertising that discourages people from getting a vaccine as part of a series of policy changes targeting misinformation on the social media platform. (more...)
Have your say: Should England have had a 'circuit breaker' national lockdown? Have your say: Should England have had a 'circuit breaker' national lockdown?
- October 14, 2020

The row came as No 10 warned regional leaders resisting entering the highest level of Mr Johnson's restrictions that the Government has the power to "impose" the measures. Robert Dingwall, professor of social science at Nottingham Trent University who sits on a panel which advises SAGE, believes some of the group's recommendations were not taken on board by the government because "they were based on theoretical assumptions, rather than empirical evidence", adding that this "reflects the lack ... (more...)
People in Covid hotspots in England face being BANNED from Wales People in Covid hotspots in England face being BANNED from Wales
- October 14, 2020

Drakeford said he wrote to the prime minister on Tuesday to showcasing the harm people crossing into Wales was having on the nation and warned him he had "one final opportunity to do the right thing". Mr Gething said the Welsh Government would "consider" the system and would be "watching with interest" with regard to its results. Mark Drakeford will write to the PM today and urge him to stop people from making non-essential journeys to Wales from areas in England that are under Tier 3, "Very ... (more...)
US drugmaker Eli Lilly pauses antibody trial over safety concerns US drugmaker Eli Lilly pauses antibody trial over safety concerns
- October 14, 2020

Japan's Nikkei.N225 dipped 0.2 percent while Australia's benchmark index.AXJO was off a touch and South Korea.KS11 stumbled 0.7 percent. The problem has not been identified, but the company says safety is its top priority. It is administered intravenously by drip. "It's not at all unusual for unexpected illnesses (to occur) in large studies over their duration", Mammen said in a conference call. (more...)
How you can watch Amy Coney Barrett's Senate confirmation hearings this week How you can watch Amy Coney Barrett's Senate confirmation hearings this week
- October 14, 2020

Barrett is telling senators that "courts are not created to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life". "It is troubling that Judge Barrett supplemented her [Senate Judiciary Questionnaire] to include these talks only after they were identified by the press", the lawmakers wrote. (more...)
Dutch researchers report first death from COVID-19 reinfection Dutch researchers report first death from COVID-19 reinfection
- October 14, 2020

He added that despite more research being required, potential reinfections could have "significant implications" for immunity against COVID-19, namely as no effective vaccine has been found. A 25-year-old man in Nevada, US became the first person in the country to contract the novel coronavirus for a second time, falling seriously ill due to the infection. (more...)
COVID-19 Rapid Testing To Be Made Available Across New York State COVID-19 Rapid Testing To Be Made Available Across New York State
- October 14, 2020

In a teleconference Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is now targeting microclusters based on hospital and test data, and comparing numbers statewide. In other words we have a one percent. Andrew Cuomo didn't run for the land's highest office this time around. Cuomo has reminded reporters throughout convention calls that an infection charges in hotspots are so excessive partially as a result of the state has been "oversampling", or over testing in these areas. (more...)
Research Shows The Coronavirus Can Survive On Smartphone Screens For A Month Research Shows The Coronavirus Can Survive On Smartphone Screens For A Month
- October 14, 2020

But before the case in the United States , the patient in Ecuador showed a more severe reaction in the second case of infection. Alternatively, it may have been a more virulent strain of the virus . The study charted 10 healthy individuals over the course of more than 30 years, and found that patients were infected multiple times with the virus. (more...)
B.C. health officer to announce latest COVID-19 cases B.C. health officer to announce latest COVID-19 cases
- October 14, 2020

Luzerne County had an additional 32 coronavirus cases in a state update released Tuesday. Health officials say 8,502 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in B.C. The new cases increase the county's total cases to 4,458 since the start of the pandemic, the report said. October 13 COVID-19 update from the health department. (more...)
New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Ireland; 50 In Clare New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Ireland; 50 In Clare
- October 14, 2020

There are now 150 people in hospital, 23 of whom are intensive care units. It comes as there's been a significant increase in the 14 day incidence rate of Covid 19 nationally. Mid and East Antrim remain the areas with the lowest infection rate, at 95 per 100,000. Dr Tony Holohan , Chief Medical Officer, said: "We have widespread community transmission in the country". (more...)
Selena Gomez Opens Up About Depression and Anxiety Selena Gomez Opens Up About Depression and Anxiety
- October 14, 2020

I kind of went into a bit of a depression ", she explained. She also finds joy in making people happy, so being stuck at home for months had been a struggle. Why Doesn't Selena Use Any Social Media Platform In Her Daily Life? Rachel Hollis, author and motivational speaker, talks facing divorce among the other heartache brought on by the pandemic, and she's not alone. (more...)
Stearns County Reports 2 More Deaths Related to COVID-19 Stearns County Reports 2 More Deaths Related to COVID-19
- October 14, 2020

The case was reported in managed isolation. "We know that congregation, especially in college and university settings, yields increased case counts". Seven additional cases have also been reported as recovered today, bringing the total number of active cases in New Zealand to 39 - all imported. This time last week, there were 756 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19, 221 people in the ICU and 102 people in ventilators. (more...)

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