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No major mutation in Covid-19 virus in India, confirms PMO No major mutation in Covid-19 virus in India, confirms PMO
- October 18, 2020

The study also revealed that the USA, the United Kingdom and India are the top three nations with a geometric mean of 3.27 per cent, 3.59 per cent, and 5.39 per cent, respectively, of mutation similarity score with other 72 countries. Dr. Jadhav said, "We can produce 700-800 million vaccine doses every year once things are streamlined". Around 40,000 volunteers are expected to receive Sputnik V during the phase 3 trial now underway in Russian Federation. (more...)
COVID-19 outbreak declared at Canadian Natural Resources’ Horizon site COVID-19 outbreak declared at Canadian Natural Resources’ Horizon site
- October 18, 2020

Hinshaw said she remains concerned for the Edmonton Zone, which has 1525 active cases or 54 per cent of Alberta's cases. "At this time, I am not recommending any additional measures for Calgary, but we are working with local partners to monitor the situation closely". (more...)
Coronavirus: People with this blood group least vulnerable to COVID-19 Coronavirus: People with this blood group least vulnerable to COVID-19
- October 18, 2020

The findings also showed that blood groups "A" and "AB" associated with an increased risk of severe clinical outcomes of COVID-19 infection. Canadian researchers suggest those with A or AB blood are more likely to suffer lung damage due to COVID-19. (more...)
World Health Organization chief slams 'unethical' use of herd immunity as COVID-19 response World Health Organization chief slams 'unethical' use of herd immunity as COVID-19 response
- October 18, 2020

Some countries around the world are said to be using the concept of herd immunity as a response to COVID-19. The declaration's signatories include Sunetra Gupta, PhD, and Gabriela Gomes, PhD, two scientists who say herd immunity can be achieved when 10% to 20% of a population has been infected with the virus . (more...)
York Region added to list of York Region added to list of "hotspot" COVID-19 areas
- October 18, 2020

The government said there are more than 2,750 case and contact management staff active across all public health units, tracing and managing COVID-19 cases-up from approximately 1,500 staff in the spring. On Friday, Premier Doug Ford ordered the York Region to revert to modified Stage 2 restrictions for 28 days. Those restrictions include closing gyms, ending indoor dining, and closing casinos and cinemas. (more...)
Kentucky Department for Public Health announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution draft plan Kentucky Department for Public Health announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution draft plan
- October 18, 2020

The US agency, which is rising the vaccine along with Germany's BioNTech SE, has mentioned it'd perceive on the finish of the month whether or not its merchandise was highly effective. This comes at a time when COVID-19 cases in the USA are climbing slightly, but the coronavirus deaths are relatively level this month . Two vaccinations by the end of the year? Pfizer and Moderna , both funded by the United States government, launched the third phase of their clinical trials in late ... (more...)
Carlow woman fighting breast cancer launches fundraiser for worthy causes Carlow woman fighting breast cancer launches fundraiser for worthy causes
- October 18, 2020

You see breast cancer awareness everywhere, but it's pink. All proceeds benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They banded together to support one another. These are crucial pieces for tackling breast cancers that develop. We are therefore launching a socially inclusive campaign that will give the public opportunity to nominate the cancer survivor whose treatment will be subsidized. (more...)
Announces 155 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death Announces 155 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death
- October 18, 2020

There is one new death, bringing B.C.'s death toll to 251. Friday's update from provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and deputy minister of health Stephen Brown came in the form of a written statement. In total, 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks. "If you are planning on voting in person, keep in mind to give others the space to stay safe when going to vote, wash your hands before and after voting, and consider using a ... (more...)
Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine gets nod for clinical trials in India Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine gets nod for clinical trials in India
- October 18, 2020

In a Phase-3 test and Phase-2 trial, two fabricators are now in the run, and more players will join. "In a nutshell, safety, efficacy and distribution without discrimination of COVID-19 vaccines are as important as its accessibility". We need to talk about vaccines; we need to vaccinate enough people - protection and protection can be accomplished safely with a vaccine. "Effective governance is also required to carry out the judicious accessibility of the vaccine, which we have already". (more...)
One New Death For Butler County; 19 New Cases One New Death For Butler County; 19 New Cases
- October 18, 2020

As of Thursday, there have been 1,396 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 25 deaths, according to the release, and 1,284 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines. The death is the first due to COVID-19 in the county since a 26th death was reported September 3. The median age is 40. On Friday morning WRFA reached out to County Health Commissioner Christine Schuyler to find out why the hospitalization information was no longer being reported. (more...)
Judge finds cases against 5 in Whitmer plot can move forward Judge finds cases against 5 in Whitmer plot can move forward
- October 17, 2020

That is required for them to face trial. The preliminary hearing began Tuesday and featured hours of testimony by a lead Federal Bureau of Investigation agent on the MI case, revealing new detail about investigators' use of confidential informants, undercover agents and encrypted communication to thwart the purported scheme. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Paused Due to Illness in Participant Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Paused Due to Illness in Participant
- October 17, 2020

The development comes as Mr Putin seeks to play a leading role in battling the global pandemic that has hit Russian Federation particularly hard. Bio Farma, a state-owned firm in Indonesia which has reached a deal for at least 40 million doses from Sinovac , said this week the vaccine will cost around 200,000 rupiah ($13.60) per dose when it becomes available in the southeast Asian country. (more...)
Congenital heart defects not linked to severe COVID-19 symptoms Congenital heart defects not linked to severe COVID-19 symptoms
- October 17, 2020

The study suggests that people with blood types A, B, or AB may be more likely to be infected with Covid-19 than people with type O. 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. (more...)
Trump court nominee fends off questions on abortion, health care Trump court nominee fends off questions on abortion, health care
- October 17, 2020

She and Joe Biden have made protecting the Affordable Care Act one of the centerpieces of their campaign. It is you. It is you calling Republican senators and telling them enough is enough. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) "That vision of the court is something found nowhere in the Constitution". Some senators took part remotely, after two committee Republicans, Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, tested positive for COVID-19 10 days ago. (more...)
Johnson 'will need to intervene' in Greater Manchester if no Covid agreement Johnson 'will need to intervene' in Greater Manchester if no Covid agreement
- October 17, 2020

More than half of England - in excess of 28 million people - is now under extra coronavirus restrictions, as areas have moved up the new three-tier alert system. He will speak along with his chief scientific adviser and Dr Susan Hopkins. And when Sky News Deputy Political Editor Sam Coates was asked if people between Downing Street and Manchester leaders would die as a result of sarcasm, he said: "These are terribly hard decisions and there are casualties on both sides, as mentioned ... (more...)
World Health Organization trial finds repurposed drugs have little effect on COVID-19 World Health Organization trial finds repurposed drugs have little effect on COVID-19
- October 17, 2020

The study is posted on a pre-print server and is yet to be peer-reviewed. Remdesivir , the only antiviral drug authorized for treatment of COVID-19 in the United States, fails to prevent deaths among patients, according to a study of more than 11,000 people in 30 countries sponsored by the World Health Organization . (more...)
NCDHHS Announces First Flu-Related Death of the 2020-21 Flu Season NCDHHS Announces First Flu-Related Death of the 2020-21 Flu Season
- October 17, 2020

To make it easier for people in Sullivan County, the Division of Public Health, Thursday, held its first-ever drive-through flu vaccination clinic . And she says the fewer flu patients in Montana hospitals during the pandemic, the better. (more...)
Ontario public servant cellphones to carry COVID alert app Ontario public servant cellphones to carry COVID alert app
- October 17, 2020

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the Ford government has been "waiting until things are far down the road" before taking action, and sending mixed messages as to what's expected of residents. There are five known active cases. The bulk of the new cases are among those under the age of 60. The total local caseload is 63 since the pandemic began. (more...)
Graham accused of encouraging campaign fundraising within Congress Graham accused of encouraging campaign fundraising within Congress
- October 17, 2020

Barrett is expected to be confirmed later this month. We have plenty of differences with Mr. Harrison, ' Graham said . Feinstein has been at the forefront of the movement to safeguard our rights. But he has shown no signs of wanting to leave his perch atop the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. Yet the issue of whether Feinstein, who favors bipartisanship and Senate tradition, is the right person to lead Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee is not going away. (more...)
Final Census Deadline Today Final Census Deadline Today
- October 17, 2020

However, as noted by Ninth Circuit dissenting Judge Patrick Bumatay - with whom the justices agreed - the constitutional mandate for administration of the census does not mention "accuracy" in the count. "The count for the 2020 census has been a marathon, it's not been a sprint", Stubbs says. The California city was one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. (more...)

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