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Alabama 2020 presidential election results Alabama 2020 presidential election results
- November 04, 2020

The two contenders split the first USA states to be projected in the White House race, with conservative states like Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee going to Trump and Democratic-leaning Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia going to Biden, according to projections by television networks and Edison Research. (more...)
Major structural changes in lungs could explain long Covid, say scientists Major structural changes in lungs could explain long Covid, say scientists
- November 04, 2020

They were: (i) common cold-like symptoms (with a dry throat, nasal congestion, rhinitis, and sneezing); (ii) flu-like symptoms (with chills, cough, fatigue, and fever); (iii) eye and mucosal inflammation; (iv) lung problems (with shortness of breath and pneumonia); (v) gastrointestinal problems (including diarrhea, headache, and nausea); (vi) joint and muscle pain; and (vii) loss of sense of smell and taste and other symptoms. (more...)
Election: County-level election results in the Cape Fear region [Free read] Election: County-level election results in the Cape Fear region [Free read]
- November 04, 2020

Today is likely to be a very long day as President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden race to 270 Electoral College votes. In presidential contests, New Jersey is a traditionally Democratic state, last won by a Republican in 1988, when George H.W. (more...)
COVID-19: B.C. reports record caseload over Halloween weekend COVID-19: B.C. reports record caseload over Halloween weekend
- November 03, 2020

The spike in cases is being pinned on indoor gatherings, as temperatures cool down and British Columbians are forced into indoor activities. There were 352 cases reported between Friday and Saturday, 389 between Saturday and Sunday, and 379 between Sunday and Monday. (more...)
Election Day brings highest single-day total with 2,875 more cases Election Day brings highest single-day total with 2,875 more cases
- November 03, 2020

For Iron County, the DIDHD on Monday had 457 confirmed cases and 33 probables, with 262 recovered, 23 deaths and 205 cases still active. Despite the death, Josephine County's case rates have remained low. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of October 6 was 96.0%. Addison has had 1,732 confirmed cases, Naperville 1,880, Carol Stream 1,310 and West Chicago 1,495. (more...)
Ford to make announcement about new system for COVID-19 lockdowns Ford to make announcement about new system for COVID-19 lockdowns
- November 03, 2020

In the last stage before lockdowns, bars would have to stop serving drinks at 9 p.m. before closing an hour later. Premier Doug Ford said Ottawa, Peel Region and York Region will be able to move into the "restrict" level as of Saturday. Each stage comes with a set of criteria, giving local health units and business owners some level of predictability when it comes to pandemic related restrictions. (more...)
Latvia records 132 new Covid-19 cases, three Covid-19 patients die Latvia records 132 new Covid-19 cases, three Covid-19 patients die
- November 03, 2020

But the large number of women studied adds to past research finding that pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to end up in the ICU and receive ventilation than nonpregnant women of the same age. Temperature and humidity do not play a significant role in the spread of the novel coronavirus , that causes COVID-19, according to a study led by an Indian-origin researcher in the US. (more...)
UK's Johnson says there is no alternative to lockdown UK's Johnson says there is no alternative to lockdown
- November 03, 2020

In a Parliamentary statement he will say there is "no alternative" as he seeks to win support for the planned four-week lockdown across England. The Prime Minister promised MPs a fresh vote on the next stage of measures to combat coronavirus when "we intend to return" to a regional tiered system on December 2. (more...)
France sees record number of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations spike France sees record number of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations spike
- November 03, 2020

The state's recovery rate touched a new milestone, increasing from 89.92 per cent to 90.31 per cent, while the current mortality rate stood at 2.61 per cent. As per Monday's figures, there was one death roughly every 14 minutes and 167 new cases added every hour to the state's tally. Amid a vertiginous rise in the number of cases, the MoH urged people to abide by health measures, wearing masks and gloves, and to commit to defense orders that prohibit holding gatherings of more than 20 ... (more...)
Ontario scrambles to get more flu vaccine amid increasing complaints of shortages Ontario scrambles to get more flu vaccine amid increasing complaints of shortages
- November 03, 2020

Bates also said that he knows having an appointment cancelled can be frustrating but ultimately it's positive news that so many people are getting vaccinated. Elliott went on to say that that over a million flu shots have been administered in 2020 compared to approximately 150,000 at the same time a year ago. (more...)
Biden condemns Trump fans allegedly harassing campaign bus Biden condemns Trump fans allegedly harassing campaign bus
- November 03, 2020

President Donald Trump tweeted a video of the incident on Saturday night with the comment , "I LOVE TEXAS", and briefly mentioned it during a campaign rally in MI on Sunday. Donald Trump Jr. told supporters in Texas to give Sen. Officials with the Texas Republican party denied to the Texas Tribune that any Trump supporters were "being aggressive" during the incident on Friday. (more...)
How to vote if you've been exposed to COVID: CDC
- November 03, 2020

The country also has the highest number of deaths related to COVID-19, at 19,230. Out of those 191 secondary household contacts, 102 tested positive for the coronavirus - about 53%, the researchers said . A new study concerning 101 households in the USA revealed that coronavirus proliferates quickly and faster within households and can infect both children and the elderly. (more...)
Two more COVID-19 deaths recorded; 37 new cases Two more COVID-19 deaths recorded; 37 new cases
- November 03, 2020

The ministry also reported that of 95 persons now hospitalised with the virus, 15 are classified as being moderately ill, while three are classified as being critically ill. However, a lot more will have to be achieved to suppress the virus again. Speaking at last night's Nphet briefing, Dr Desmond Hickey said: "In only four European countries was there a negative percentage change in the seven-day incidence rate recorded and Ireland was one of those countries, with a 30 per cent decrease ... (more...)
Joe Biden announces last-minute campaign stop in Cleveland Joe Biden announces last-minute campaign stop in Cleveland
- November 02, 2020

The President maintains a slight lead in Ohio. Trump falsely said doctors earn more money when their patients die of the disease. But Trump is still close to Biden in enough state battlegrounds to give him the 270 state Electoral College votes needed to win a second term. (more...)
COVID-19: Two new deaths as 552 confirmed cases in Ireland announced COVID-19: Two new deaths as 552 confirmed cases in Ireland announced
- November 02, 2020

Figures released Sunday showed an increase of 2,217 positive tests for COVID-19 and 18 deaths in the last day. Eighty-seven of the cases were in Dublin, 62 in Cork, 41 in Mayo, 37 in Galway and the remaining 189 cases were spread across 20 other counties . (more...)
Coronavirus: Two further deaths, 552 new cases in Ireland Coronavirus: Two further deaths, 552 new cases in Ireland
- November 02, 2020

As of today, 322 people with Covid-19 are being treated in Irish hospitals - an increase of just 10 on the previous day. That reduced the number of cases per 100,000 people in the past 14 days for the fourth successive day to 287.1, the 11th lowest rate among the 31 countries monitored by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). (more...)
Covid toes: Scientists discover red and swollen feet as new symptom
- November 02, 2020

The research was carried by the International League of Dermatological Societies and the American Academy of Dermatology. This comes as the country's Covid-19 cases increased to 55,877 after 685 more people tested positive and 17 more people succumbed to the virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,013 on Sunday. (more...)
2 more COVID-19 deaths, 37 new cases 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 37 new cases
- November 02, 2020

Over the 24-hour period, a total of 728 samples were tested, the ministry reported. Of today's cases 173 are in Dublin, 86 in Cork, 40 in Limerick, 30 in Donegal and the remaining 223 cases are across all other counties - including 23 in Louth and 20 in Meath . (more...)
United Kingdom minister says lockdown in England could be extended United Kingdom minister says lockdown in England could be extended
- November 01, 2020

Over the past 7 days, England has seen an average of 226 infections per 100,000 people. It also comes after weeks during which Johnson said he wanted to avoid the "nuclear option" of nationwide restrictions, despite advice from scientists in September to introduce a shorter "circuit-breaker" lockdown coinciding with school holidays. (more...)
Gold-Standard Iowa Poll Finds Trump Up By 7 Points Gold-Standard Iowa Poll Finds Trump Up By 7 Points
- November 01, 2020

While both candidates were tied in the Register's September poll at 47 percent, the telephone poll of 814 likely Iowa voters October 26-29 shows Trump pulling ahead in the state 48 percent to Biden's 41 percent. During the Flint appearance, Obama mocked a recent claim by President Donald Trump that doctors were inflating COVID-19 numbers for money - a claim Biden criticized sharply when he spoke. (more...)

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