Health


Canada to receive almost 250,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in December Canada to receive almost 250,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in December
- December 08, 2020

Tam's comments come as the country grapples with rising case numbers, many of which Tam said are resulting in growing numbers of Canadians suffering severe symptoms and needing hospitalization. "Throughout 2021, I want to assure you that millions and millions of vaccines will continually flow into this country once they are approved by Health Canada", Anand said. (more...)
Here's who will be getting the COVID-19 vaccine first in Ontario Here's who will be getting the COVID-19 vaccine first in Ontario
- December 08, 2020

Retired General Rick Hillier, chair of Ontario's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force unveiled who will get the first of the shots. "We will vaccinate the people who work there, the personal care workers, the health-care workers, those essential visitors who are also crucial to their care, and that in and of itself will change dramatically the risk to the residents in those long-term care homes ". (more...)
COVID-19 Vaccine Arriving in Canada Within Weeks
- December 08, 2020

It's not clear if that order carries any legal power. The UK government announced Thursday that it had granted Pfizer legal indemnity protecting the American pharmaceutical company from civil lawsuits due to any unforeseen complications arising from problems with its COVID-19 vaccine . (more...)
Cuomo threatens to end indoor dining if COVID rate 'doesn't stabilize' Cuomo threatens to end indoor dining if COVID rate 'doesn't stabilize'
- December 08, 2020

This is a developing story. The surge and flex plan ends elective surgeries, increases the number of hospital beds, creates field hospitals and balances patients within hospitals. Overwhelming hospitals means "people die on a gurney in the hallway" and lives are lost unnecessarily, Cuomo said. The state is also asking retired doctors and nurses who are able to return to service to do so. (more...)
VDH announces new contact tracing prioritization plus reduced quarantine guidelines VDH announces new contact tracing prioritization plus reduced quarantine guidelines
- December 08, 2020

You have not tested positive for COVID-19, you don't have symptoms, and you will continue to watch out for possible symptoms through day 14. Jenks Public Schools announced they are following new CDC quarantine guidelines in the district amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (more...)
Trump Admin Passed On Millions Of Pfizer Vaccine Doses Trump Admin Passed On Millions Of Pfizer Vaccine Doses
- December 08, 2020

In a sign that the U.S. may be scrambling for more, Trump tomorrow plans on Tuesday to sign an executive order "to ensure that United States government prioritizes getting the vaccine to American citizens before sending it to other nations". (more...)
UK To Brexit-Proof Pfizer Covid Vaccine Supplies From Belgium UK To Brexit-Proof Pfizer Covid Vaccine Supplies From Belgium
- December 08, 2020

Hillier said Ontario is expected to receive 2.4 million vaccines in the first quarter of 2021 from Pfizer and Moderna . Union representatives noted many FDNY members said they wanted to have more information before taking a vaccine. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking priority allocation of Covid-19 vaccine to the state, on account of its higher mortality rate resulting from the population age profile and high levels of co-morbidities. (more...)
Washington state reports 1,654 new COVID-19 cases Washington state reports 1,654 new COVID-19 cases
- December 07, 2020

Of those total reported cases, about 2,559 are presumed to be active infections. Sandwich Rehabilitation reports four cases (three in staff and one resident) and Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich reports two cases (one each in an employee and resident). (more...)
Indonesian minister says COVID-19 vaccines from China in good condition
- December 07, 2020

About 800,000 doses are expected to be available within the first week. Sinovac said in a separate statement that it would be able to manufacture 300 million vaccine doses annually and aims to complete construction of a second production facility by the end of 2020 to increase annual COVID-19 vaccine production capacity to 600 million doses. (more...)
Arizona Legislature Closes After Giuliani's Positive COVID-19 Test Arizona Legislature Closes After Giuliani's Positive COVID-19 Test
- December 07, 2020

Trump tweeted on Sunday evening that Giuliani "by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the U.S., has tested positive for the China Virus". (more...)
Covid: Army could be used to transport vaccine, says minister Covid: Army could be used to transport vaccine, says minister
- December 07, 2020

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is produced in Belgium before being transported to the United Kingdom and distributed among hospitals. Hospitals will also begin inviting over 80s in for a jab and work with care home providers to book their staff in to vaccination clinics. (more...)
After Serum, Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use authorisation for its Covid vaccine After Serum, Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use authorisation for its Covid vaccine
- December 07, 2020

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij tweeted on Saturday that he tested positive for Covid-19, days after being administered with a shot of Covaxin. Bharat Biotech said its clinical trials of the vaccine were based on a two-dose schedule, given 28 days apart. (more...)
Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today
- December 07, 2020

Ontario typically sees a dip in testing at the beginning of each week. Fifteen more people have died from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 3,772. "Our cases aren't asiring from the retail establishments nor are they arising from the restaurant or gyms", Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region's medical officer of health, told CP24 on Sunday. (more...)
UK, EU talks to resume after top phone call UK, EU talks to resume after top phone call
- December 07, 2020

Negotiators want talks wrapped up by Monday night so that if there is a deal it can be translated into all of the languages of the 27 EU member states and studied by lawyers before a European Council meeting of EU leaders on Thursday. Brexit hung in the balance on Monday as Britain and the European Union made a last-ditch attempt to bridge significant differences to strike a trade deal that would avoid a disorderly exit in just 24 days time. (more...)
Ottawa prepares COVID-19 vaccine distribution test run Ottawa prepares COVID-19 vaccine distribution test run
- December 07, 2020

Governments and health agencies around the world will be monitoring the British vaccination programme, which will take months, to note its successes and failures and adjust their own plans accordingly. However, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has cast doubts if the vaccine will help stop the transmission of the infection. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine needs to be kept at -70C (-94F) and only lasts five days in a regular fridge. (more...)
Indonesia receives first Covid-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac Indonesia receives first Covid-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac
- December 07, 2020

The chief executive also brushed off concerns that a breakdown in negotiations over the post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union could hamper shipments of vaccine doses from Belgium. The Chinese producers have yet to say how they might be distributed. "Otherwise, we will set wrong expectations", he added. "They can prevent the infection", he said. (more...)
Active Cases Still Mounting in Oneida, Herkimer Counties - Dec. 2
- December 07, 2020

ODH and Gallia County Health Department, reported a total of 978 total cases of COVID-19 (since March) in Gallia County as part of Friday's updates. One new hospitalization was reported Wednesday, with 14 with the virus now in the hospital. (more...)
Cayuga County reports 120 new Covid cases this week; 1 death Cayuga County reports 120 new Covid cases this week; 1 death
- December 06, 2020

Can not see the chart? There will be a two-day report released on Monday. Another 78 people have died from COVID-19 in the state. As of Friday, there are 5,230 covid-19 patients hospitalized in Pennsylvania, with 1,065 in the ICU and 596 on ventilators, according to Department of Health data . (more...)
Ontario to announce COVID-19 task force today
- December 06, 2020

Of this number, 204 are in intensive care units and 109 are breathing with the help of ventilators. Of those patients, 109 are now breathing with the assistance of a ventilator. Where were the new cases found? The province's chief medical officer of health says it won't be mandatory for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (more...)
COVID-19 active caseload further contracts to 4.03 lakh after 138 days COVID-19 active caseload further contracts to 4.03 lakh after 138 days
- December 06, 2020

According to the ministry, calibrated and effective strategy of the Centre focused on high levels of testing, combined with early identification, timely tracing, isolation, and hospitalisation for the severe cases, have resulted in a manageable number of active cases and continuously rising number of recoveries. (more...)

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