Health


Four new cases of Covid-19 in NZ today, all in isolation Four new cases of Covid-19 in NZ today, all in isolation
- October 17, 2020

Researchers of this study found that Covid-19 patients with blood groups A and AB had an increased risk of severe clinical outcomes, compared to patients with blood groups O or B. It's the most common blood type: About 48 percent of Americans have Type O blood, according to the Oklahoma Blood Institute . A retrospective study of individuals tested for coronavirus showed that blood type O "may offer some protection against COVID-19 infection". (more...)
NPHET want Level 5 Covid-19 lockdown up to Christmas NPHET want Level 5 Covid-19 lockdown up to Christmas
- October 16, 2020

Asked about the possibility of a nationwide move to Level 5, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said he did not "want to speak specifically about any recommendations", adding that he was "not at all surprised at what the data is showing". (more...)
After Sputnik V, Russian Federation grants approval to 2nd COVID-19 vaccine EpiVacCorona
- October 16, 2020

The vaccine named EpiVacCorona comes after Russian Federation recently granted similar approval to its first COVID-19 vaccine named Sputnik V. Notably, Sputnik V is also the first vaccine candidate in the world to attain regulatory approval. (more...)
Wales bars travelers from UK COVID-19 hotspots Wales bars travelers from UK COVID-19 hotspots
- October 16, 2020

The Welsh Government has said it is preparing "urgent action" to prevent people who live in areas with high coronavirus infection rates across the United Kingdom from travelling to Wales . "And I'm afraid that is what you get when you vote for socialists". "It is absolutely possible to enforce it and that is not a theoretical possibility, because we did exactly this for many weeks earlier this year". (more...)
Georgia-Alabama line gets jolt from Saban's COVID diagnosis Georgia-Alabama line gets jolt from Saban's COVID diagnosis
- October 16, 2020

Unfortunately for Saban, that meant he had to spend Thursday at home staring at a computer screen and talking to me instead of chopping it up in person with Voice of the Crimson Tide Eli Gold at the restaurant. When and how that changes upon Saban's contraction of COVID-19 remains to be seen. The Tide is coming off a game against MS, which this week had an undisclosed number of players test positive. (more...)
Your blood type may determine how sick you get from COVID Your blood type may determine how sick you get from COVID
- October 16, 2020

Still, a second smaller study also published Wednesday seems to boost those findings. Of the 95 patients critically ill with Covid-19, a higher proportion with blood group A or AB (84 percent) required mechanical ventilation compared to patients with blood group O or B (61 percent). (more...)
Covid: Remdesivir 'has little or no effect' on survival, says WHO Covid: Remdesivir 'has little or no effect' on survival, says WHO
- October 16, 2020

A cocktail of treatments given to President Trump after he tested positive for the coronavirus included remdesivir. "These Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir and Interferon regimens appeared to have little or no effect on hospitalized COVID-19, as indicated by overall mortality, initiation of ventilation and duration of hospital stay", the researchers wrote in a preprint on the findings of the WHO's Solidarity trial that was released on medRxiv . (more...)
Russian Federation offers Indonesia access to Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19
- October 16, 2020

A vaccine developed by the Vector State Virology and Biotechnology Centre in Siberia has been registered, President Vladimir Putin said in televised comments on Wednesday (Oct 14). There is no internationally-approved vaccine to protect against COVID-19, which has killed more than 1 million people around the world and triggered economic chaos. (more...)
COVID-19: This one blood group is less vulnerable to coronavirus COVID-19: This one blood group is less vulnerable to coronavirus
- October 16, 2020

In the second study, scientists examined 95 critically ill coronavirus patients in a hospital in Vancouver. Types A and AB were also more likely to need a type of dialysis that helps the kidneys filter blood without too much pressure on the heart. (more...)
Total Number of COVID-19 Cases in Marshall County Now Over 1200 Total Number of COVID-19 Cases in Marshall County Now Over 1200
- October 16, 2020

The Department of Health announced that an additional 1,569 residents in the state have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and another 27 people have died from COVID-19. "In order to lower those numbers we need to be taking every step we can to slow the spread of this virus until effective medical approaches to it can be developed and deployed". (more...)
Pettis County COVID-19 hospitalizations increase
- October 16, 2020

The other 16 had tested negative for both illnesses, said Henry. Though demand has been unusually high this year and some pharmacies are already reporting running out of the vaccine, Henry said supplies will be replenished throughout the season. (more...)
Virus, other factors linked to COVID-19 deaths in the US Virus, other factors linked to COVID-19 deaths in the US
- October 16, 2020

He and his co-authors also point to the fact that despite the high fatality rates in NY as it became the pandemic's epicenter in the spring, the death toll fell sharply after lockdowns, and the city had fewer excess deaths unaccounted for by COVID-19. (more...)
Facebook bans ads discouraging vaccines Facebook bans ads discouraging vaccines
- October 15, 2020

Facebook's policy, however, stops short of banning posts or other types of content on the platform that discourages vaccines. The Guardian noted that several ads discouraging vaccine mandates remained on the platform as of Tuesday. They will also be working with public health partners like WHO "to reach as many people as possible with public health messaging". Buzzfeed News reported of the problem in January of this year. (more...)
West Linn preschool dealing with COVID-19 outbreak West Linn preschool dealing with COVID-19 outbreak
- October 15, 2020

There were no new deaths from the virus since Tuesday, leaving the province's death toll at 250. Today's new cases represent the highest number reported in a single day to date. There are a total of six cases, and all of them were discovered October 1. "This is particularly important if we have recently spent time with people outside of our household bubble or 'safe six'". (more...)
London Coronavirus Restrictions To Increase From Tier One To Tier Two London Coronavirus Restrictions To Increase From Tier One To Tier Two
- October 15, 2020

On Thursday morning Khan warned Londoners "we have a hard winter ahead" and said: "As we have done throughout our city's great history, I know we'll get through this dark time by pulling together". "Nobody wants to see more restrictions but this is deemed to be necessary in order to protect Londoners". Many of our businesses are already on their knees, and I urge the government to consider further support before they disappear for good. (more...)
COVID-19 Numbers as of 3 pm October 14 COVID-19 Numbers as of 3 pm October 14
- October 15, 2020

Health officials administered 39,170 tests between October 10 and October 12, during that time the test positive rate remained low at about 1.39%. Currently, 77 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 24 of whom are in intensive care. (more...)
China's Sinopharm offering experimental Covid-19 vaccines to students China's Sinopharm offering experimental Covid-19 vaccines to students
- October 15, 2020

Earlier, Russia's consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor revealed that Russia's second candidate Covid-19 vaccine, developed by the Siberia-based Vektor State Virology and Biotechnology Center, is expected to go through registration process by October 15. (more...)
First case of Covid-19 reinfection death reported First case of Covid-19 reinfection death reported
- October 15, 2020

But two days into chemotherapy treatment - 59 days after the start of the first COVID-19 episode - the woman developed fever, cough and difficulty breathing. This is the first time someone is reported to have died from a second spell of coronavirus . Brendan Wren, a professor of vaccinology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said the Nevada case was the fifth confirmed example of reinfection worldwide. (more...)
Dutch woman becomes first person to die after being reinfected with coronavirus Dutch woman becomes first person to die after being reinfected with coronavirus
- October 15, 2020

Ongoing illness after infection with Covid-19, sometimes called "long Covid ", may not be one syndrome but possibly up to four causing a rollercoaster of symptoms affecting all parts of the body and mind, doctors say . They compared Danish health registry data from over 473,000 people who were tested for Covid-19 to a control group of more than 2.2 million from the general population. (more...)
World Health Organization head warns herd immunity no solution World Health Organization head warns herd immunity no solution
- October 15, 2020

So far, 10 per cent or less of the world population has contracted the coronavirus , leaving the vast majority at risk of still being infected, the WHO estimates. It is not a option", Tedros said in a statement on Monday. "Letting the virus circulate unchecked therefore means allowing unnecessary infections, suffering and death". (more...)

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