Health


Washington, California, Oregon urge interstate travelers to quarantine for 14 days Washington, California, Oregon urge interstate travelers to quarantine for 14 days
- November 14, 2020

OR and Washington also issued similar travel advisories Friday. As the number of COVID-19 cases in California surpasses one million, and L.A. County officially declaring a surge in infections , Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an advisory urging against non-essential out-of-state holiday travel this season, and asking visitors and returning Californians to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. (more...)
Covid-19 death toll mounts in US with difficult weeks ahead Covid-19 death toll mounts in US with difficult weeks ahead
- November 14, 2020

Deaths have not risen as sharply yet, but they are still taking a heavy toll of around 1,000 per day, and could rise further given that deaths in turn lag behind hospitalizations. Every state reported an increase in new COVID-19 cases , with at least 10 states tallying all-time highs, including Midwestern states like Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and OH, where the surging numbers have pushed hospital capacity to risky levels. (more...)
COVID-19 Numbers as of 3 pm November 13 COVID-19 Numbers as of 3 pm November 13
- November 14, 2020

Average daily hospitalizations peaked in early April at 78. Like much of the rest of the country, the surges are driven by people gathering with friends and family, say health officials from Washington to Maine. For the past seven days, Washington had a case rate of 20.5 per 100,000 people. "People's bubbles are getting big enough to burst", Nirav Shah, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in ME, told The Washington Post . (more...)
Stormont ministers in new talks to break deadlock on coronavirus restrictions Stormont ministers in new talks to break deadlock on coronavirus restrictions
- November 14, 2020

The hospitality sector and hair and beauty salons have been closed since 16 October after tight restrictions were imposed. Northern Ireland has reported 825 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, including 15 reported on Thursday. (more...)
Britain to pilot COVID tests for care home visitors Britain to pilot COVID tests for care home visitors
- November 14, 2020

Matt Hancock told MPs that he had written to directors of public health across the country over providing "10% of their population per week" with tests. Both the best and worst-case scenarios presented today reveal that Ontario hospitals will face punishingly high COVID-19 infection rates, and some are certain to experience overwhelming conditions unless new public health measures are put in place by the Government of Ontario, immediately. (more...)
India Covid-19 surge continues in New Delhi India Covid-19 surge continues in New Delhi
- November 14, 2020

On a positive note, the frontline medics were able to save 49,079 more lives, taking the total recovery count to 81,15,580, which is 92.89 per cent of the caseload. Also, with the death of 91 more people, the death toll from Corona virus infection has increased to 7,423. Kerala recorded 5,537 new cases while Maharashtra reported 4,496 new cases in a span of 24 hours, it said. (more...)
New COVID Modelling Shows Cases Doubling Every 13 Days New COVID Modelling Shows Cases Doubling Every 13 Days
- November 14, 2020

The county's test positivity rate for the week ending October 25 was 14%, up from 9.3% from the prior week, the data shows. Of the new cases, 249 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond) and 808 were in the Fraser Health region. (more...)
Alberta sees 907 new cases of COVID-19 in single day Alberta sees 907 new cases of COVID-19 in single day
- November 14, 2020

Starting Friday, there will be a two-week pause for indoor group fitness classes or sporting activities in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, and Fort McMurray. "We've seen examples in some U.S. states, European countries, Quebec and elsewhere of the impact that COVID can have when it overwhelms the health system. (more...)
Biden's won, nothing will change that: Schumer Biden's won, nothing will change that: Schumer
- November 14, 2020

He has also cited encouraging news on a coronavirus vaccine. The Kentucky Republican added Democrats "are looking at something dramatically larger". Undocumented immigrants also may be able to receive $1,200 direct payments, CNET reported. In a letter, the group including ex-Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel and Trump's former National Security Council senior counterterrorism director Javed Ali urged General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy to recognize Biden as the apparent ... (more...)
Pfizer 1st With COVID Vaccine, Claims Over 90% Efficacy Pfizer 1st With COVID Vaccine, Claims Over 90% Efficacy
- November 12, 2020

Moderna said Wednesday that enough people in its Phase 3 study had contracted the coronavirus for an independent panel to conduct its first "interim analysis" of the vaccine. "For now, it looks like that this vaccine will be the one of Pfizer and BioNTech , but we are also in talks with Chinese and Russian partners", Vucic said in a video streamed live at the YouTube channel of Tanjug news agency. (more...)
Study shows major lasting health effects in COVID-19 patients after hospitalisation Study shows major lasting health effects in COVID-19 patients after hospitalisation
- November 12, 2020

The researchers said that the findings confirmed common fears related to Covid-19 that it would affect the mental health of the patients. "It is hard from a study like this to determine the specific relationship between the psychiatric symptoms and the COVID-19 diagnosis", she told the National Interest . (more...)
CDC Says Face Masks Protect Both The Wearer & Those Around Them CDC Says Face Masks Protect Both The Wearer & Those Around Them
- November 12, 2020

Studies of potentially infectious circumstances where masks have been worn show they can have a huge effect cutting transmission, the CDC says. Its update on the dual protection of cloth masks quotes economic studies, including one from June done by Goldman Sachs Research that notes the high percentage of mask wearing in MA, that looked at how mask wearing could reduce the need for total lockdown and thus lessen the pandemic's financial impact. (more...)
Beyhive, Assemble! Beyoncé Teams Up With Peloton For Multi-year Partnership Beyhive, Assemble! Beyoncé Teams Up With Peloton For Multi-year Partnership
- November 12, 2020

As the majority of this year's festivities have been forced to go virtual, Bey and Peloton are looking to extend the celebrations by offering themed workout experiences to Peloton members across numerous fitness categories including indoor cycling, running, strength, bootcamp, yoga, and meditation. (more...)
1 in 5 Coronavirus Patients Has Mental Health Problems 1 in 5 Coronavirus Patients Has Mental Health Problems
- November 12, 2020

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that they have seen rise in death, rehospitalization, and problems with basic activities, jobs, mental health and finances in Covid-19 recovered patients. In the 14 to 90 days after a COVID-19 diagnosis was made, incidence of mental illness was 18.1%, including the 5.8% that were a first diagnosis. Meanwhile, only 2.5% to 3.4% had a mental illness diagnosis in the comparison illnesses, nearly double the risk when compared to the ... (more...)
Government Ready to Ship 80k Doses of COVID Antibody | KFI AM 640 Government Ready to Ship 80k Doses of COVID Antibody | KFI AM 640
- November 12, 2020

Emergency use authorization is not a full approval, but it means the FDA has seen enough evidence to show that it can work. Bamlanivimab will be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 cases in pediatric patients and individuals above the age of 65 who suffer from pre-existing chronic ailments. (more...)
CDC says wearing facemask protects self and others from COVID-19 CDC says wearing facemask protects self and others from COVID-19
- November 12, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance on mask wearing, saying masks and facial coverings are doing much more to keep us safe than initially thought. "The evidence is piling up that masks work in terms of driving down the risk for everyone", said Harvard environmental health researcher Joseph Gardner Allen, who directs the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. (more...)
Former Kent MP 'dismayed' at own party over Brexit bill Former Kent MP 'dismayed' at own party over Brexit bill
- November 12, 2020

It contains clauses ministers say are needed to protect Northern Ireland's delicate status as part of the United Kingdom, but would also break global law. Labour's leader in the House of Lords, Baroness Angela Smith, said: "I am sure some in government will initially react with bravado and try to dismiss tonight's historic votes in the Lords". (more...)
'Mutant' Mink Coronavirus Strain: Do People Need To Worry? 'Mutant' Mink Coronavirus Strain: Do People Need To Worry?
- November 12, 2020

The Danish Government has ordered the slaughter of all the estimated 15-17 million minks in the country. The mink industry, which represents about 0.7% of Denmark's exports and employs roughly 3,000 people, has also received backing from other opposition lawmakers. (more...)
Region 5 (Southern Illinois) to Face Stricter COVID Mitigations Region 5 (Southern Illinois) to Face Stricter COVID Mitigations
- November 11, 2020

These limits do not apply to gyms and fitness centers. These mitigations will reduce the maximum gathering number both indoors and outdoors from 25 down to 10, it will reduce the maximum party size allowed at bars and restaurants from 10 to six and organized recreational activities will be limited to 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors with a group limit of 10 individuals. (more...)
GlaxoSmithKline's HIV drug 89% more effective says study GlaxoSmithKline's HIV drug 89% more effective says study
- November 11, 2020

A total of 38 women in the trial acquired HIV: four from the CAB LA arm and 34 in the FTC/TDF arm. Above, a prepared syringe (3mL) of cabotegravir . The study results are important and timely as more methods to prevent HIV among women at higher risk of HIV are urgently needed, including methods that do not depend on daily or near-daily pill-taking, condom use or abstention from sex. (more...)

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