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Bizarre! Now, Chinese Scientists Claim India Origin Of Coronavirus Bizarre! Now, Chinese Scientists Claim India Origin Of Coronavirus
- November 29, 2020

In stark contrast to the USA and Europe, China - with the world's largest population - has largely returned to normal life and has reported only sporadic coronavirus outbreaks since May. However, other researchers were not impressed with the findings. On the campaign trail in August ahead of the U.S. election, President Trump also said it was a "disgrace" that China had limited the spread of the virus at home but allowed it to reach the rest of the world. (more...)
Health Canada expects first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved next month Health Canada expects first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved next month
- November 29, 2020

It has secured 100 million doses of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and has targeted a rollout to begin before Christmas. The vaccine was 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 when administered in two different doses a month apart, late-stage trials showed. (more...)
Coronavirus: Seven further deaths and 243 new cases Coronavirus: Seven further deaths and 243 new cases
- November 29, 2020

The Department of Health says it has been notified of seven additional deaths related to COVID-19 today and 243 new cases of the virus. There were 100 deaths in total in the region, taking the overall toll to 1,333. Twenty more people have entered hospital with the disease in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of Covid-19 in the community. (more...)
United Kingdom regulator to assess AstraZeneca's vaccine candidate amid trial questions United Kingdom regulator to assess AstraZeneca's vaccine candidate amid trial questions
- November 29, 2020

The United Kingdom is scheduled to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorisation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. "It's important to remember again that when the vaccine becomes available, it will not be a cure or certainly not an immediate cure or end to the coronavirus pandemic". (more...)
Trump denies defeating Pennsylvania lawsuit, denies he won state by 'many things' Trump denies defeating Pennsylvania lawsuit, denies he won state by 'many things'
- November 29, 2020

Biden has a projected total of 306 electoral votes compared to Trump's 232 electoral votes, with the win in Georgia, which turned the Peach State blue for the first time in decades. "But calling an election unfair does not make it so", Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote. Mr. Trump defeated Pennsylvania by almost 61,660 votes, according to the Associated Press's most up-to-date count. (more...)
700 more Alberta peace officers to enforce COVID-19 rules 700 more Alberta peace officers to enforce COVID-19 rules
- November 29, 2020

Outside the urban service area, there are 29 active cases and 73 resolved cases of COVID-19. One patient had a case of COVID-19 linked to the outbreak at the Edmonton General Care Centre, while the other had a case linked to the outbreak at Generations Calgary, a long-term care home. (more...)
CoV-2 immune cells remain to provide response to re-infection CoV-2 immune cells remain to provide response to re-infection
- November 29, 2020

Published in the journal Nature, the new study follows a scare earlier this month after Sars-Cov-2 was shown to have mutated after jumping to minks in Denmark. Prof Wang has received funding from the World Health Organisation to search for the virus origin across Asia and beyond using a new method to screen animals and humans for prior infection to try to identify "intermediate hosts" that caused the virus to transmit from bats to humans. (more...)
Pfizer Begins Shipping COVID-19 Vaccine to US From Belgium Pfizer Begins Shipping COVID-19 Vaccine to US From Belgium
- November 28, 2020

Malaysia signed an agreement with Pfizer Inc.to obtain its Covid-19 vaccine for 20% of the population, or about 6.4 million people, according to the nation's Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. The state Department of Health said they have been told to expect about 200,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by the end of December. According to the Wall Street Journal , the airline has taken this step so that once the FDA issues the expected emergency use authorization ... (more...)
Coronavirus: 5 new COVID cases in Galway
- November 28, 2020

There have been a total of 71,49 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Today's new case number is the lowest since September 21st. On Friday, government scientists said the reproduction number for coronavirus - the R value - has dropped below one across the United Kingdom for the first time since September. (more...)
World Health Organization needs 'more than press release' on Oxford jab, says vaccines chief World Health Organization needs 'more than press release' on Oxford jab, says vaccines chief
- November 28, 2020

Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may take longer because the regulator is unlikely to approve the vaccine on the basis of studies conducted elsewhere, especially given the questions over the results , Soriot said. The Pharmaceutical firm to deliver 4 million doses in Britain this year. This is when the United Kingdom has already ordered 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine, which is now being evaluated by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory ... (more...)
Latest projections indicate Montreal COVID hospital capacity should hold next month Latest projections indicate Montreal COVID hospital capacity should hold next month
- November 28, 2020

The Number of deaths also increased, going up by three to a total of 60. A government-funded health institute said in its latest weekly projections that dedicated COVID-19 hospital capacity in the Montreal area should not be surpassed in the next four weeks. (more...)
B.C. adds record-breaking 911 COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths B.C. adds record-breaking 911 COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths
- November 28, 2020

The total number of recovered patients in Maharashtra stands at 16,68,538, while the death toll is at 46,813. The state is preparing to avoid a second wave. Henry said. "This Thanksgiving, many Minnesotans set their holiday table smaller than they normally do". In southeastern Minnesota, Goodhue County reported one new death, someone between the ages of 90 and 94, and Winona County reported one new death, someone between the ages of 80 and 84. (more...)
Trudeau expects most of Canada to be vaccinated by September Trudeau expects most of Canada to be vaccinated by September
- November 28, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in Canada topped 340,000 on Tuesday, including 11,500 deaths. Trudeau announced Friday that Maj. "I think the question we all have is: is it going to be safe?" The European Medicines Agency is "very hopeful" it will be able to give a positive scientific opinion before Christmas, its executive director said on Wednesday. (more...)
Pandemic makes physical activity especially important Pandemic makes physical activity especially important
- November 28, 2020

A health report for the government of Canada's statistics agency found that during the pandemic , adults who limited their increase in screen time and exercised outdoors were more likely to feel they were in good physical and mental health . (more...)
Malaysia secures Pfizer vaccine in a first for Southeast Asia Malaysia secures Pfizer vaccine in a first for Southeast Asia
- November 27, 2020

This follows news from Health Canada's chief medical adviser that the first COVID-19 vaccine approval could happen before Christmas, in line with expected approvals in the US and Europe. Microsoft said this month it had seen two North Korean hacking groups target vaccine developers in multiple countries, including by "sending messages with fabricated job descriptions". (more...)
Delay likely for Canada's COVID-19 vaccine without domestic production, Trudeau says
- November 27, 2020

As first reported by CTV News ahead of Trudeau's Rideau Cottage address on Friday, Fortin will be in charge of overseeing what is set to be a massive logistics-heavy operation of delivering the vaccine. Canada's opposition parties have grilled Trudeau over the later timeframe. As many as 20 million Americans are expected to be vaccinated in December, with 30 million more Americans being vaccinated in every subsequent month. (more...)
New record of COVID-19 cases in BC, Interior | iNFOnews New record of COVID-19 cases in BC, Interior | iNFOnews
- November 27, 2020

Currently, 10,307 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been 13 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 384 deaths in British Columbia. "Slow and steady is what we need with COVID-19 and it is how we will get through this second wave", Henry and Dix said. New provincial data show COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario went up more than 63 per cent over the last four weeks and that deaths in long-term care homes ... (more...)
AstraZeneca admits errors were made in vaccine study results AstraZeneca admits errors were made in vaccine study results
- November 27, 2020

The pharmaceutical giant has acknowledged the finding was as a result of a dosing error, but it did not expect any new trial to hold up regulatory approval in countries including the UK. "But absent proof, I think it's important that we don't change behaviours exclusively on the basis of vaccination", said Dr Zaks, suggesting that people continue to use non-medical methods like wearing masks and social distancing to stem the spread of the coronavirus . (more...)
Holiday Health Advice Delivered By Ontario Government Holiday Health Advice Delivered By Ontario Government
- November 27, 2020

Ontario's case growth has been 0.45 per cent per day on average over the past two weeks. There are now 151 people being treated in intensive care units, with 105 of them on ventilators. The province provided public health advice on Wednesday on how to protect you and your loved ones over the holiday season. "If you live alone, join one other household to celebrate with". (more...)
Coronavirus restrictions mapped: Which tier is your area in? Coronavirus restrictions mapped: Which tier is your area in?
- November 26, 2020

Spectator sports will be also allowed to resume both indoors and outdoors, but with limited numbers and social distancing in place. But prolonged closures will continue in major cities including Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield and Bristol. (more...)

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