Health


Another Covid-19 case confirmed at Bedale High School Another Covid-19 case confirmed at Bedale High School
- October 28, 2020

There are now 390 active Covid-19 cases and 1,447 residents in quarantine in Onondaga County, records show. "Out of an abundance of caution, and to allow time for contact tracers to identify how widespread exposure may have been, we are moving the high school to remote instruction tomorrow, 10/26/2020", Knuth said. (more...)
Asymptomatic Cases of Coronavirus Seem to Lose Antibodies Sooner, Study Finds Asymptomatic Cases of Coronavirus Seem to Lose Antibodies Sooner, Study Finds
- October 28, 2020

About 6% showed immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody responses in June. A study conducted in the United Kingdom on immunity against COVID-19 has found that antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer. (more...)
817 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over the weekend 817 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over the weekend
- October 27, 2020

Health officials say that there are now 2,325 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 77 people who are in hospital with the disease, 26 of whom require critical care. "We knew, of course, this would be a possibility, especially in some of the smaller schools, where the potential of exposure impacts a larger proportion of the school population", said Henry. (more...)
Asymptomatic Covid patients lose antibodies more rapidly, says study Asymptomatic Covid patients lose antibodies more rapidly, says study
- October 27, 2020

Still, not enough is known to determine if antibodies provide any effective level of immunity to Covid-19, or how long people may be immune to reinfection with the coronavirus . Age, co-morbidities, and the initial severity of illness all seem to play a role. "So we could develop a working hypothesis in public health", he said. (more...)
Over 42k people enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine trial Over 42k people enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine trial
- October 27, 2020

He added that the company's contract with the US government requires it to deliver a coronavirus vaccine by March. But there was no update on what everyone was waiting for: news on when Pfizer could get its first efficacy results from the trial. (more...)
Boots to roll out 12-minute COVID-19 test Boots to roll out 12-minute COVID-19 test
- October 27, 2020

The test, and device needed to process it, has passed regulatory hurdles in both the Europe and USA and detected COVID-19 accurately in 97% of cases in trials of more than 500 patients. The accuracy of the 48-hour test is over 99% and the 12-minute test is 97 to 98%, he said, adding that this was "slightly less accurate (than the 48-hour test) but not so much that it matters". (more...)
U.S. Senate confirms Trump's Supreme Court pick Barrett U.S. Senate confirms Trump's Supreme Court pick Barrett
- October 27, 2020

The White House ceremony comes a week before Election Day and a month after a White House Rose Garden event to announce Barrett's nomination - which has been labeled by public health experts as a coronavirus superspreader event. Joe Biden has now gone on the record saying that if he's elected he will appoint a bipartisan commission to review making reforms to the judiciary, including the U.S. (more...)
Feds finish examine combining Eli Lilly, Gilead COVID-19 therapies Feds finish examine combining Eli Lilly, Gilead COVID-19 therapies
- October 27, 2020

Lilly's drug, code named LY-CoV555, is essentially a clone of immune-system agents known as antibodies that fight infections. Eli Lilly is seeking emergency authorization to treat coronavirus patients outside of the hospital with the antibody outside of the hospital. (more...)
Israel says to trial Covid-19 vaccine from next month Israel says to trial Covid-19 vaccine from next month
- October 27, 2020

In a positive development, AstraZeneca , the British drugmaker informed that an experimental Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford is producing an immune response in both younger and older adults. AstraZeneca has signed several supply and manufacturing deals with companies and governments around the world as it gets closer to reporting early results of a late-stage clinical trial. (more...)
Rushcliffe to move into Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions Rushcliffe to move into Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions
- October 27, 2020

The announcement appeared to signal a reprieve for other parts of Nottinghamshire - including the Newark constituency of local government secretary Robert Jenrick - which are now in the less stringent tier 2, though the Department of Health declined to confirm any details of changes. (more...)
Mass. coronavirus cases continue disturbing climb, rising by 1,216 Mass. coronavirus cases continue disturbing climb, rising by 1,216
- October 27, 2020

The death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases in MA rose by 17 to 9,657, the Department of Public Health reported Monday. Due to privacy constraints, the District is unable to provide additional information regarding the positive COVID-19 cases. (more...)
Breast cancer can impact men too Breast cancer can impact men too
- October 27, 2020

A woman diagnosed with breast cancer in the early stages has a 93 percent or higher survival rate. "Our goal for October is to get as many ladies who haven't been screened before or who have forgotten to get screened, who have missed their appointments for any reason, to kind of do not forget to get their screening done and hopefully catch cancers earlier and have better outcomes for ladies in our community". (more...)
Businesses in Waterloo region get creative to celebrate Halloween safely this year Businesses in Waterloo region get creative to celebrate Halloween safely this year
- October 27, 2020

Explore Waterloo Region also has a list of alternative Halloween activities on its website.Those include a spooky walk through the Doon Heritage Village, a trick or treat scavenger hunt at TheMuseum in downtown Kitchener or a Halloween drive-in movie night at On the Grand. (more...)
Latest COVID Cases Centered In North County Latest COVID Cases Centered In North County
- October 27, 2020

The number of emergency room visits for COVID-19 like symptoms in Dallas County was 462 for the 24-hour period ending on Thursday, October 22, which represents around 20 percent of all emergency department visits in the county according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. (more...)
Vaccine produces immune response - AstraZeneca Vaccine produces immune response - AstraZeneca
- October 27, 2020

Across the globe, there are 43 Million confirmed Corona cases with 1.15 Million deaths. AstraZeneca said that it was encouraging to see the immune responses were similar between both older and younger adults. "We do not know the efficacy at this point and that is why we are eagerly awaiting the phase-three trial results", she told Al Jazeera from Lucerne, Switzerland. (more...)
B.C. limiting size of gatherings in private homes B.C. limiting size of gatherings in private homes
- October 27, 2020

Previously, the record for the most cases recorded in a single day was 274. All three of those people were in long-term care homes in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. Prior to Henry's briefing, Fraser Health announced multiple new COVID-19 outbreaks in health-care facilities under its authority. Henry said she is "stepping up" her messaging on masks in public indoor spaces but stopped short of mandating them as in some other Canadian jurisdictions. (more...)
Deli Meats Recall | 1035 The BEAT | Stichiz Deli Meats Recall | 1035 The BEAT | Stichiz
- October 27, 2020

All 10 have been hospitalized and one person has died. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) warned on Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating an outbreak of Listeria linked to deli meats in multiple states after 10 people have been hospitalized in Florida, Massachusetts and NY with one reported death in Florida. (more...)
FT: Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trials produce robust immune response in elderly FT: Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trials produce robust immune response in elderly
- October 27, 2020

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is expected to be one of the first from big pharma to secure regulatory approval, along with Pfizer PFE.N and BioNTech's 22UAy.F candidate. "The government will provide financial allocation for the vaccine purchase through the Finance Ministry's Covid-19 Fund", said the statement. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Atlanta, GA, USA) has added a new safety monitoring system to evaluate the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in real time ... (more...)
COVID-19 red zone restrictions extended until November 23, Legault announces COVID-19 red zone restrictions extended until November 23, Legault announces
- October 27, 2020

Earlier today, a coalition of gyms and other fitness-related businesses vowed to reopen on Thursday regardless of the health orders. The partial lockdown on cities such as Montreal and Quebec City was scheduled to end October 28, but Legault says his order will be extended to November 23. (more...)
Convalescent Plasma Therapy of Little Benefit for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Convalescent Plasma Therapy of Little Benefit for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
- October 26, 2020

Jeannie Callum, a transfusion medicine specialist and hematologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto said it's logical that convalescent plasma would help fight viral infections, but it remains an unproven therapy. "You retain your immunity, but you don't have that really high level of antibodies that we need for therapeutic [purposes] for other people". While Goa has chose to intimate ICMR about the "excellent results" it has seen in Covid-19 patients who were given the ... (more...)

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