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Biogen Surges Following Positive Feedback from FDA Staff Biogen Surges Following Positive Feedback from FDA Staff
- November 06, 2020

Biogen's stock so far this year has jumped 16.6%, while the S&P 500 is up 2.4%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. However, Biogen announced in a shock turnaround that results from a subset of patients in the phase 3 EMERGE study actually warranted taking the drug to regulators, bolstering hopes that it could be the first new treatment for the devastating neurodegenerative disease in over a decade. (more...)
More 4000 New Cases of COVID-19 in Indiana Reported Thursday More 4000 New Cases of COVID-19 in Indiana Reported Thursday
- November 06, 2020

As of 2pm today 302 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU. There have been 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours. He said: "A second surge is taking place across Europe". "As we look to the recent numbers we are all concerned."-Dr". It's in these types of environments where the virus can spread "very quickly". "We may be doing better now but it is conditional on whether we keep it up". (more...)
Health Department reports 35 new Covid cases on Thursday Health Department reports 35 new Covid cases on Thursday
- November 06, 2020

Ireland's young people should be commended for a "dramatic reduction" in numbers of coronavirus cases according to Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan. There have been no new community outbreaks declared over the last 24 hours, Henry said, adding that B.C. continues to see "ongoing clusters in workplaces and other venues". (more...)
Palaszczuk ribs Berejiklian about Origin Palaszczuk ribs Berejiklian about Origin
- November 06, 2020

Ms Palaszczuk's office told AAP national cabinet was the appropriate forum for border discussions and Ms Berejiklian's running commentary about the border had been unhelpful. Gladys Berejiklian said Annastacia Palaszczuk was causing unnecessary pain and "economic devastation" over her border controls. Ms Palaszczuk referred to Clive Palmer's failed bid in the High Court on Friday morning to prove border closures were unconstitutional as vindication for her policy. (more...)
Gov. Baker: All Americans Should Support Ballot Counting Process Gov. Baker: All Americans Should Support Ballot Counting Process
- November 06, 2020

An updated mask order that requires everyone over age 5 to wear a face covering in public, eliminating exceptions in Baker's previous mask order that allowed people to not wear a mask if maintained social distancing. A stay-at-home advisory from 10 p.m.to 5 a.m. "RINO Governor Charlie Baker of MA is unsuccessfully trying to defend Mail In Ballots, when there is fraud being found all over the place", Trump said. (more...)
Fifteen new virus cases in Sampson
- November 06, 2020

Statewide as of noon Wednesday, there were 282,802 laboratory-confirmed cases (2,425 newly reported cases from Tuesday's figures) and 4,507 deaths due to COVID-19 (up 50 from Tuesday), according to the numbers released through the NCDHHS database. (more...)
Clark County adds 81 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations surge Clark County adds 81 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations surge
- November 05, 2020

Of those total positives, dating back to March, 2,144 were deemed to have recovered as of Wednesday, a number that was unchanged from Tuesday. Accounting for Sampson's 31 deaths, and factoring in the reported recoveries, the number of known active cases stood at 781 as of Wednesday. (more...)
Denmark to cull millions of minks over mutated coronavirus Denmark to cull millions of minks over mutated coronavirus
- November 05, 2020

Christensen has some 15,000 minks on his farm near Esbjerg, southwestern Denmark. The virus that first infected people in China late a year ago probably came from bats, and later spread from person to person, as other coronaviruses had done in the past. (more...)
Three-layer masks now recommended by Canada’s top doctor Three-layer masks now recommended by Canada’s top doctor
- November 05, 2020

That means a maximum of 100 people at an outdoor event, with proper distancing, said Fitzgerald, adding that with the weather getting colder, people will also be spending more time indoors. Wang doesn't propose using coffee filters to line our masks, however, saying they can be thicker than other non-woven fabric and interfere with breathing. (more...)
People With Coronavirus ‘Have the Right to Vote’ in Person — CDC People With Coronavirus ‘Have the Right to Vote’ in Person — CDC
- November 05, 2020

Not just that, the study found that pregnant women were also at a 70% higher risk of dying from Covid-19 compared to women who weren't pregnant. Those who are either sick or in quarantine should inform polling station staff upon their arrival, the CDC said. (more...)
AstraZeneca to deliver vaccine trial data by year’s end AstraZeneca to deliver vaccine trial data by year’s end
- November 05, 2020

Infection rates are rising in many countries amid a second wave of the virus that has killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide. In the third quarter, sales from its respiratory and immunology business declined by 12% to $1.165bn, as a result of "particular challenges" for its Pulmicort (budesonide) inhaler in China, according to AZ. (more...)
McHenry County reports 337 new COVID-19 cases over past two days McHenry County reports 337 new COVID-19 cases over past two days
- November 05, 2020

The metrics used on the dashboard are incidence rate (number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people a day), test positivity rate (percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back positive), the trend of hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness and the weekly count of new confirmed cases. (more...)
Canada finds first case of rare swine flu variant Canada finds first case of rare swine flu variant
- November 05, 2020

The patient tested positive, but then quickly recovered and there is no evidence that the virus was spread to anybody else in the interim. This is the first reported case in Canada. The majority of cases reported in the last decade have been in the United States. Last week, Alberta's health minister said the federal contact tracing app would be adopted here, pending assurances the 247-thousand users of the provincial app could be transitioned over. (more...)
Liverpool to Pilot UK's Mass Rapid Coronavirus Testing in City-Wide Trial Liverpool to Pilot UK's Mass Rapid Coronavirus Testing in City-Wide Trial
- November 05, 2020

Testing will be carried out using a combination of existing swab tests, as well as new rapid turnaround lateral flow tests and around 2,000 military personnel will be on hand to help with planning logistics locally, and delivering the extra capacity. (more...)
Missoula County reporting 2 more deaths related to COVID-19 Missoula County reporting 2 more deaths related to COVID-19
- November 05, 2020

Benton County reported one death and 63 new cases. The Knox County Health Department didn't report any cases Tuesday (apparently due to being closed on Election Day and Tuesday's cases were presumably combined with Wednesday's cases), reported 12 new cases Monday, 11 new cases Friday, and nine new cases Thursday. (more...)
Bahrain announces emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine candidate Bahrain announces emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine candidate
- November 04, 2020

A bridge clinical trial is required for pharmaceutical products which are approved overseas but do not have data to show that ethnic differences can affect their efficacy and safety, China's National Medical Products Administration said . GP Magazine Pulse first reported that Global Positioning System are being put on standby to vaccinate more than 85 and frontline health workers from the beginning of next month. (more...)
Province reports 48 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa Province reports 48 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa
- November 04, 2020

Ontario is reporting 987 new cases of COVID-19 today and 16 new deaths, the highest single-day death toll reported in the province in months. Between Oct. COVID-19 hospitalizations are also rising in Ontario, with 367 patients now receiving care in the province's hospitals, up from 357 one day earlier. (more...)
Two Studies Point to New Avenue for Antiviral Therapies Against COVID-19 Two Studies Point to New Avenue for Antiviral Therapies Against COVID-19
- November 04, 2020

However, T-cells (a type of immune cell ) with the glycoproteins CD4 and CD8, had developed memory cells-immune cells formed after an infection to identify the pathogen in the future-and the activity of the CD8 T-cells continued to remain powerfully activated. (more...)
Bahrain authorises Covid vaccine for health workers Bahrain authorises Covid vaccine for health workers
- November 04, 2020

She added that the results of studies of the first and second phases of clinical trials of the vaccine; It proved that it is safe and effective without recording any serious symptoms, indicating that the third phase of clinical trials for the same vaccine is now going well. (more...)
India's COVID-19 caseload reaches 82.67 lakh, recoveries surge to 76,03121 India's COVID-19 caseload reaches 82.67 lakh, recoveries surge to 76,03121
- November 04, 2020

As many as 21 States/UTs have deaths per million lower than the national average. The Centre-led strategy of "test, trace, track and treat" has focused on effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardised clinical management protocols based on a comprehensive Standard of Care approach which includes use of anticoagulants and non-invasive oxygen, the statement said. (more...)

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