Health


All Residents at Kansas Nursing Home Have COVID-19 All Residents at Kansas Nursing Home Have COVID-19
- October 21, 2020

The health department in Norton County reported Monday night that all 62 residents and an unspecified number of employees at the Andbe Home in Norton had tested positive for the novel coronavirus . According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment , the state has 241 active outbreaks that have caused 8,063 cases and 154 deaths. Some staff members have also tested positive while the remaining staff is now being tested. (more...)
Brazil to use Chinese vaccine against COVID-19 Brazil to use Chinese vaccine against COVID-19
- October 21, 2020

The apparent about-face, following anti-China social media commentary by some of Bolsonaro's supporters, thrust into the open a simmering debate over vaccine policy between the president and key governors, who have been exploring alternatives to the AstraZeneca vaccine the federal government has prioritized. (more...)
U.K. Preparing COVID-19 Vaccine Trials That Deliberately Infect Study Subjects U.K. Preparing COVID-19 Vaccine Trials That Deliberately Infect Study Subjects
- October 21, 2020

Antibodies are nearing approval, but it is unclear how well they work as treatments for COVID-19 or whether they will be available in the U.K.by the time the first stage of the challenge trial starts in January. They would then be exposed to COVID-19 in a controlled environment and monitored 24 hours a day to see how the vaccine works and if there are any side effects. (more...)
Unicef to stockpile 520 mn syringes by December Unicef to stockpile 520 mn syringes by December
- October 21, 2020

First approved COVID-19 vaccines could be mRNA vaccines but has challenges. mRNA vaccine manufacturing is hard to scale, logistical challenges as it will need extensive cold chain. While speaking at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020, Gates spoke about the challenges in developing and deploying a potential vaccine for COVID-19. (more...)
Study says bottle-fed babies ingest 'millions' of microplastics Study says bottle-fed babies ingest 'millions' of microplastics
- October 21, 2020

One of the commonly used plastic types worldwide is Polypropylene for food preparation and storage items, including kettles, lunch boxes, and plastic baby bottles . Each type of bottle is made in whole or in part from a common plastic called polypropylene. A report published past year by the World Health Organization ( WHO ) investigating microplastics in drinking water found that there "is now no evidence to suggest a human health risk from microplastic-associated biofilms in ... (more...)
McConnell Trying To Scuttle COVID Relief Deal To Uphold Rushed SCOTUS Confirmation McConnell Trying To Scuttle COVID Relief Deal To Uphold Rushed SCOTUS Confirmation
- October 21, 2020

Her spokesman, Drew Hammill, later said they are moving closer to an agreement and "both sides are serious about finding a compromise". "We still have a ways to go". "I think it's very unlikely that a number of that level would make it through the Senate, and I don't support something of that level", said Sen. Pelosi also noted that the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, which are working on specific aspects of the coronavirus deal, aren't working as fast as she hoped. (more...)
Twitter Removes Tweet from Top Trump Coronavirus Adviser Saying Masks Don’t Work Twitter Removes Tweet from Top Trump Coronavirus Adviser Saying Masks Don’t Work
- October 21, 2020

According to Twitter, the policy Atlas violated prohibits sharing false or misleading content related to Covid-19 that could lead to harm. "Otherwise, social distance. He's repeatedly argued that lockdowns are excessive, pushed for reopening the economy, and said it's preferable to expose young healthy people to the virus so they develop immunity. (more...)
Woman In Her 30s Died From COVID-19 On A Flight Woman In Her 30s Died From COVID-19 On A Flight
- October 21, 2020

Officials were told about her death earlier but just learned a few days ago she died from coronavirus , according to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins . The news comes as Dallas confirmed 554 new positive tests and three deaths, confirms CBS Dallas . He noted that while cases are rising, restrictions are being loosened in the state. (more...)
NY governor discourages nonessential travel from New Jersey, Connecticut NY governor discourages nonessential travel from New Jersey, Connecticut
- October 21, 2020

The states have been updating their lists regularly since then. Under the order, anyone traveling to NY, even if they're residents, must self-isolate for 14 days after arriving from one of the USA hotspots on the list or face heavy fines. (more...)
16 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Grande Prairie 16 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Grande Prairie
- October 21, 2020

A 12th death is being attributed to COVID-19 outbreaks at Foothills hospital , making it the deadliest outbreak at a healthcare facility in the province. Ninety-six schools have an outbreak with 26 of those on the province's watch list after five or more cases have been identified. "To be clear, we will continue testing any Albertan with symptoms, and anyone who has no symptoms but is a close contact to a known case, or is linked to an outbreak". (more...)
A woman from Texas died of coronavirus during a commercial flight A woman from Texas died of coronavirus during a commercial flight
- October 21, 2020

The newly reported cases bring the county's count to 89,987, with a death toll of over 1,000. He added: "I would strongly encourage people to not think they are invincible from COVID-19 because they do not think they are in a high-risk category". (more...)
MOH advises against trick-or-treating MOH advises against trick-or-treating
- October 21, 2020

There were 43 new cases of the virus reported in Simcoe Muskoka on Monday since the health unit's last update on Friday, and two new deaths. Toronto once again saw the most with 327, while 136 were recorded Peel Region and 79 in Ottawa. Do not leave treats in a bucket or bowl for children to grab and consider using tong s or other similar tools to hand out treats. He added that COVID-19 is transmitted by person-to-person interaction. (more...)
Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Iron County Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Iron County
- October 21, 2020

Henry reported 1,639 active cases of COVID-19, including 67 patients in hospital, 19 of whom are in critical or intensive care. Similarly, Yukon and the Northwest Territories are reporting just 20 total cases between them, while 63 people have tested positive in P.E.I. (more...)
COVID-19 cases increasing, but at slower rate than last week COVID-19 cases increasing, but at slower rate than last week
- October 21, 2020

That brings the county's total case count to 5,633 confirmed cases, 120 related deaths and five probable deaths. Northampton County also tallied 40 cases - 27 on Sunday, 13 on Monday. As with the MI data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies. The McHenry County health department reports only ZIP code data that is located within McHenry County, a department spokeswoman said. (more...)
Columbus City Schools Will Remain In Remote Learning Until January 15 Columbus City Schools Will Remain In Remote Learning Until January 15
- October 21, 2020

The Department of Health has been contacted and quarantine and isolation procedures are in place. Representatives also heard that there was a "thorough and deep cleaning" in all areas, including its administrative block, classrooms, specialist areas and the pavilion. (more...)
Trump Will Still Debate Despite New Mic-Muting Rule Trump Will Still Debate Despite New Mic-Muting Rule
- October 20, 2020

More than 30 million Americans have already cast their ballots. What did the Trump campaign say about the debate? It was unclear if there had ever been a formal agreement on what the topics would be, although, in past elections, foreign policy has factored prominently in final presidential debates . (more...)
British researchers to infect volunteers with Covid-19 to study exposure British researchers to infect volunteers with Covid-19 to study exposure
- October 20, 2020

The government is preparing to invest 33.6 million pounds ($43.4 million) in the study. Governments around the world are funding efforts to develop vaccines in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic that has pummelled the global economy, shutting businesses and putting millions of people out of work. (more...)
United Kingdom plan to be first to run United Kingdom plan to be first to run "human challenge" Covid trials
- October 20, 2020

According to Imperial College London the study, involving healthy volunteers between 18 and 30, would be conducted in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and hVivo . (more...)
Call 107 for flu vaccine appointment Call 107 for flu vaccine appointment
- October 20, 2020

HMC said that this is in line with health experts' warnings of the importance of getting the vaccine this year more than ever. "It takes around two weeks for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu", he said. The health unit is not responsible for distributing vaccines to pharmacies, that's done on a provincial level. Over 90,000 persons received the influenza vaccine in just one week, the health ministry said. (more...)
United Kingdom to start controversial ‘challenge’ vaccine research trial United Kingdom to start controversial ‘challenge’ vaccine research trial
- October 20, 2020

They will be carefully monitored to assess how the vaccine works and any possible side-effects. Using controlled doses of virus, the aim of the research team will initially be to discover the smallest amount of virus it takes to cause Covid-19 infection in small groups of healthy young people, aged between 18 and 30, who are at the lowest risk of harm, the government said. (more...)

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