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Trump Posts Trump Posts "60 Minutes" Interview, Complains About "Tough Questions" Throughout
- October 24, 2020

He has repeatedly slammed NBC News correspondent and third debate moderator Kristen Welker ahead of Thursday's political showdown. The interview was contentious, with correspondent Leslie Stahl asking Trump a wide range of questions that touched on his top domestic priorities, COVID-19 cases rising in the US, why he doesn't encourage people to wear masks, and how Trump would protect people with preexisting conditions if the Supreme Court knocks down the Affordable Care Act. (more...)
COVID-19 spike drives concerns about isolation in long-term care COVID-19 spike drives concerns about isolation in long-term care
- October 24, 2020

She appreciates why it is necessary and families are understanding, but she worries it will exacerbate "the loneliness and the helplessness and the boredom that some people already experience in long-term care", she said. To date a total of 2,002 people have recovered. There are 15 people receiving inpatient care in hospital, with seven in the Saskatoon area, five in the north-central zone, two in the Regina region and one in the central-east area. (more...)
High stakes for Trump, Biden heading into final debate High stakes for Trump, Biden heading into final debate
- October 23, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign raised vastly more funds than U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign in early October, leaving the former vice president with a major cash advantage in the final stretch of the campaign. (more...)
WA voters turning in ballots early WA voters turning in ballots early
- October 23, 2020

Voter turnout is expected to be on the rise for what you've, no doubt, heard is the election of our lifetime. and a non-partisan group called Patient Voting is making sure hospital patients don't get left out. A Clark County, Nev. election worker scans mail-in ballots on October 20, 2020 in North Las Vegas. Pennsylvania's vote counting could go on for days. (more...)
Ford's Ford's "had it" with insurance companies refusing to help during pandemic
- October 23, 2020

He also said he was "super concerned" that the test positivity rate in Toronto has reached 4.4 per cent, nearly double the level the province cites as its "high alert" threshold. It will, if passed, increase the legal standard and it will create an additional barrier to pursuing a case against a provider. "This bill protects the for-profit long-term care homes", she said. (more...)
Five South Koreans die after getting flu shots, sparking vaccine fears Five South Koreans die after getting flu shots, sparking vaccine fears
- October 23, 2020

Health authorities said on Wednesday they had no plans to suspend a programme to inoculate around 19 million people for free after a preliminary investigation into six deaths found no direct connection to the vaccines. Since 2009, some 25 people who received a seasonal flu vaccination have died, but cause-and-effect has not been established, Jeong said. Il-Yang Pharmaceutical, Sanofi and GSK could not immediately be reached for comment. (more...)
CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters
- October 23, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control has changed its definition of who is considered a " close contact " with someone who has coronvirus. Now, it has been changed to include anyone who has spent a total of 15 minutes over a 24-hour period with an infected person, according to the CDC's statement. (more...)
Gilead's remdesivir is first virus drug to get FDA approval Gilead's remdesivir is first virus drug to get FDA approval
- October 23, 2020

The news comes exactly a week after a major worldwide trial led by the World Health Organization (WHO) found no survival improvement for hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with the drug, and no improvement in time to recovery. What about the World Health Organization study? And the label warns against using it with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because that can curb its effectiveness. (more...)
Doctors in Delhi see jump in breathing issues amid COVID Doctors in Delhi see jump in breathing issues amid COVID
- October 23, 2020

Of these, 48% were black, 33% were white, 12% were mixed ethnicity and 5.6% were of Asian ethnicity . Ontario is reporting over 800 new COVID-19 cases. Minister for Equalities, Kemi Badenoch, said: "Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic , we have prioritised protecting the most vulnerable in our society". (more...)
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteer dies in Brazil AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteer dies in Brazil
- October 22, 2020

It comes after confirmation the trials will continue after a man taking part died in Brazil . Brazil's health authority Anvisa said it had been informed on Monday of the study volunteer's death and had received a partial report from an global committee assessing the trial's safety. (more...)
Mouthwash May Help to Neutralise Coronavirus, Experiment With Human Cells Suggests Mouthwash May Help to Neutralise Coronavirus, Experiment With Human Cells Suggests
- October 22, 2020

The study also looked at various rinses, including a 1% solution of baby shampoo, a neti pot and peroxide sore-mouth cleansers, to see how well each inactivated the virus . "To measure how much virus was inactivated, the researchers placed the diluted solutions in contact with cultured human cells ". "Gargling with mouthwash cannot inhibit the production of viruses in the cells , but could reduce the viral load in the short term where the greatest potential for infection comes from, ... (more...)
Donald Trump Rips Barack Obama After Blistering Rebuke Of Presidency Donald Trump Rips Barack Obama After Blistering Rebuke Of Presidency
- October 22, 2020

While Obama was in Pennsylvania, Trump visited North Carolina, another of the battleground states , as he seeks to recapture the enthusiasm of four years ago. Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris, was also in North Carolina to mobilise voters in Asheville and Charlotte. African Americans voted in record numbers for Obama in 2008 and 2012 but their participation dropped off in 2016, a contributing factor to Trump's victory over Clinton. (more...)
NM prioritizes COVID-19 vaccine distribution NM prioritizes COVID-19 vaccine distribution
- October 22, 2020

Meanwhile, factors including the state's largely rural nature and high proportion of aged residents have complicated the task of crafting a New Mexico coronavirus vaccination plan . A vaccine will be provided in a phased approach, with people like essential workers, health care workers and people and workers at long-term care facilities having access first. (more...)
United Kingdom to infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus in vaccine research trial United Kingdom to infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus in vaccine research trial
- October 22, 2020

The UK plan to be first to run "human challenge" Covid trials, that will see healthy people be deliberately exposed to Covid. In this initial phase, the aim will be to discover the smallest amount of virus it takes to cause a person to develop COVID-19. (more...)
New organ found in human throat that lubricates area behind nose New organ found in human throat that lubricates area behind nose
- October 22, 2020

However, they've been radiating this area for ages before the discovery of the glands, potentially leading some patients to experience side-effects. This combination of scans is also good at detecting salivary gland tissues, according to the study . "We call them tubarial glands, referring to their anatomical location", Valstar explained. (more...)
Flu shots needed to prevent 'twindemic' Flu shots needed to prevent 'twindemic'
- October 22, 2020

Now, a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention answers the burning question: Are you more likely to die of the flu or COVID-19 in the hospital? It's important every year for people who are vulnerable to complications of influenza to get their flu shot, and this year is particularly important because we've got this concurrent occurrence of both COVID and influenza. (more...)
South Korea flu jab: Investigation into 13 deaths after vaccine South Korea flu jab: Investigation into 13 deaths after vaccine
- October 22, 2020

SEOUL-Five people have died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, authorities said, raising concerns over the vaccine's safety just as the seasonal inoculation program is expanded to head off potential COVID-19 complications. (more...)
CDC: Brief Contact May Increase COVID-19 Risk CDC: Brief Contact May Increase COVID-19 Risk
- October 22, 2020

But the CDC has changed its guidelines again on October 21, now stating that spending 15 minutes with someone infected with the virus over the course of a day is considered a "close contact" and can be long enough for you to catch COVID from them. (more...)
Canada's Total Number Of COVID-19 Cases Has Just Topped 200,000 Canada's Total Number Of COVID-19 Cases Has Just Topped 200,000
- October 22, 2020

Almost 500 new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in B.C. over the weekend, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Monday. Quebec is reporting 1,072 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. (more...)
Health District hosting two no-cost community flu vaccine clinics Health District hosting two no-cost community flu vaccine clinics
- October 22, 2020

Registered Nurse Nancy Gilmour, Community Health and Immunizations branch of CF HSC (P), echoes MGen Bilodeau's concerns about the extraordinary urgency of being vaccinated with this year's flu shot. "But for most health plans, it's a covered benefit, meaning no additional out-of-pocket cost for students to get their flu shot". A health card is not required at a TPH clinic. (more...)

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