Health


Another Rise in COVID-19 Cases in Russell County Another Rise in COVID-19 Cases in Russell County
- November 17, 2020

The number of current hospitalizations remains at 16 and a total of eight COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Lake County. It is up from a recent low of 18 cases per day in mid-October. Appointments for COVID-19 tests are available between 7 AM and 7 PM Tuesday through Saturday at the state testing site at the Motherlode Fairgrounds. (more...)
United Kingdom secures five million doses of '94.5% effective' Covid vaccine United Kingdom secures five million doses of '94.5% effective' Covid vaccine
- November 17, 2020

There were only five infections in patients who developed Covid-19 after receiving Moderna's vaccine , mRNA-1273. Infections were accumulating so fast in the trial that Moderna's analysis ended up being based on 95 cases, the company said. (more...)
Oregon Governor announces Two-Week Freeze to contain Covid-19 Oregon Governor announces Two-Week Freeze to contain Covid-19
- November 17, 2020

The virus killed 245,555 people across the country, according to NBC News' Tally . There are also four new deaths, bringing the toll to 746. Oregon's 745th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on October 14 and died on November 11 in his residence. (more...)
California governor went to party, violated own virus rules California governor went to party, violated own virus rules
- November 16, 2020

John Lewis, D-GA). In addition to the governor, his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, was in attendance. Reporter Alexi Koseff noted that California Department of Public Health issued guidelines October 9 prohibiting private gatherings that include more than three households. (more...)
Boris Johnson Boris Johnson "Full Of Beans", Will Govern By Zoom: Minister
- November 16, 2020

When Johnson caught COVID-19 in late March, he tried to work through the illness - but ended up wearing an oxygen mask in an intensive care unit and was ultimately out of action for nearly a month. The British leader has said his coronavirus case was seriously worsened by being overweight, but that he had since lost 26 pounds (12 kilos). Johnson's confinement came as negotiations with the European Union over Brexit enter a decisive final sprint. (more...)
Moderna says its coronavirus vax is more than 90 percent effective Moderna says its coronavirus vax is more than 90 percent effective
- November 16, 2020

Ninety were in the group receiving the placebo. The same explosion of COVID-19 cases that helped Pfizer get results for its vaccine trial on November 9 helped speed along Moderna's trial. Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech expect to have about 50 million doses globally by year's end. The company aims to produce at least 500 million doses next year, with the possibility of scaling up to 1 billion doses depending on the availability of raw materials. (more...)
Sandu ahead in Moldovan presidential runoff with 51%, Dodon secures 48% - CEC Sandu ahead in Moldovan presidential runoff with 51%, Dodon secures 48% - CEC
- November 16, 2020

Sandu, who worked for the World Bank and briefly served as prime minister, won over 36 percent of the vote against pro-Russian incumbent Igor Dodon's 33 percent. But in Moldova - and in the diaspora - the major election issues have been economic rather than geopolitical. "Preliminary results indicate that my opponent Maia Sandu is the victor, and I want to preliminary congratulate her", Dodon said. (more...)
20% Covid-19 patients at risk of developing mental illness 20% Covid-19 patients at risk of developing mental illness
- November 16, 2020

Around 18 percent of people who have had Covid-19 are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder such as anxiety , depression , or insomnia within three months of falling sick, including those with no history of mental health problems, a new study has found. (more...)
Ontario records 1396 new COVID-19 cases Ontario records 1396 new COVID-19 cases
- November 16, 2020

Cases and deaths in long-term care homes continued to rise, the document shows. In the Outaouais, 62 new cases were confirmed for an overall total of 2,963, and there was one additional death from COVID-19 for a regional total of 64. About 1,800 long-term care residents died in the province between March and May, making up around two-thirds of all COVID-19 deaths. Another 1,003 case were considered resolved, while the province completed more than 44,800 tests. (more...)
Donald Trump Refuses To Concede Despite Admitting Biden Won Donald Trump Refuses To Concede Despite Admitting Biden Won
- November 15, 2020

Trump has refused to concede the election, and repeatedly said he meant to overturn the result through legal cases - though no evidence of mass fraud in the November US Election 2020 has been found. In his latest fundraising email, Trump told supporters that "we are fighting to ensure EVERY SINGLE LEGAL ballot is counted" and that he had "legal teams on the ground in every critical state". (more...)
North Dakota allows infected nurses to keep working North Dakota allows infected nurses to keep working
- November 15, 2020

But all high school winter sports and other extracurricular K-12 school activities are suspended until December 14. No state in the US has logged a higher rate of COVID-19 deaths per capita than North Dakota over the past week, according to The Washington Post. (more...)
Measles surging worldwide, highest number of cases in 23 years Measles surging worldwide, highest number of cases in 23 years
- November 15, 2020

The agencies stated that, as of the month, over 94 million people in 26 nations are in danger of lost their measles shots due to paused measles vaccination efforts - and a lot of these nations are suffering continuing epidemics. To prevent outbreaks from happening, World Health Organization estimates that 95% of the population in a community needs to be immunized. The figures from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States ... (more...)
Trump loyalists gather in Washington, claiming election fraud Trump loyalists gather in Washington, claiming election fraud
- November 15, 2020

As least one of the gatherings had been billed as the " Million MAGA March ", though, as CNN noted, the number of attendees was in the thousands. ABC News correspondent Philip Williams said there had been "some nasty clashes" between some Trump supporters and some BLM supporters. (more...)
58 returning travellers test Covid-19 positive in Qatar on Nov 15 58 returning travellers test Covid-19 positive in Qatar on Nov 15
- November 15, 2020

Four tourists were arrested last month for using altered testing results when they arrived in the popular beach area Fernando de Noronha, USA Today reported. Researchers say the lower figure of 84.7% is probably a more realistic estimate of test sensitivity in the real world. In the case of a negative result, the application will display a COVIDPass, valid for five days. (more...)
Costco Will Now Require Shoppers With Medical Conditions To Wear Face Shields Costco Will Now Require Shoppers With Medical Conditions To Wear Face Shields
- November 15, 2020

Under the new policy , those with a medical condition must wear a face shield if they are unable to wear a face mask due to their condition. Get the full story in the video above. The wholesale chain says anyone with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a standard face mask will have to don a face shield while they shop. (more...)
Erykah Badu Tests Positive & Negative For COVID-19 Simultaneously Erykah Badu Tests Positive & Negative For COVID-19 Simultaneously
- November 15, 2020

The new test looks for T cells and is more accurate than the antibody tests now on the market. You can peep all the confusion below. Researchers from the U.S., Britain, and Italy connected blood tests on 70 people in Vo, Italy, who had been infected with the new coronavirus in the past two months. (more...)
Alberta announces new restrictions for bars, pubs, and restaurants | Dished Alberta announces new restrictions for bars, pubs, and restaurants | Dished
- November 15, 2020

Kenney said if these measures are not successful and case numbers keep rising, more restrictive measures will be put in place. Red Deer had 94 active cases as of Friday. Updated information on regional case information or testing was not available Saturday, with a full update from Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. (more...)
MI trying to shut down Enbridge pipeline MI trying to shut down Enbridge pipeline
- November 15, 2020

Gretchen Whitmer and Department of Natural Resources director Dan Eichinger. "Most importantly, Enbridge has imposed on the people of MI an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life". (more...)
Coronavirus Northern Ireland: 511 new Covid-19 cases and 10 further deaths Coronavirus Northern Ireland: 511 new Covid-19 cases and 10 further deaths
- November 14, 2020

THE NUMBER OF patients in hospital with Covid-19 has fallen to 254 in what the head of the HSE has called "encouraging news". 151 of them are in Dublin, 38 in Limerick , 27 in Cork, 27 in Donegal, 27 in Galway and the remaining 186 cases are spread across 20 other counties including 13 in Louth and 9 in Meath . (more...)
Pfizer to supply Israel with vaccine for 4 million people Pfizer to supply Israel with vaccine for 4 million people
- November 14, 2020

Slaoui told reporters that he expected both companies to ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization by early December. The company said it will offer it to the public through its 10,000 CVS locations, which will follow established vaccine prioritization guidelines. (more...)

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