Health


Federal government to cover cost of COVID-19 vaccines for Canadians Federal government to cover cost of COVID-19 vaccines for Canadians
- December 12, 2020

It says he proposed the following areas in which to begin work, supported by new federal investments: improving long-term care and health care delivery for people across the country, increasing mental health services, coordinating on digital platforms and information sharing between jurisdictions, and making progress on a national, universal pharmacare program while lowering the cost of drugs. (more...)
Alberta adds 1,566 COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths Alberta adds 1,566 COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths
- December 11, 2020

Hinshaw said on Monday the restrictions now in place are not enough to flatten the curve in the province and she recommends looking at tougher measures. Casinos, bingo halls, gaming entertainment centres, racing entertainment centres, horse tracks, raceways, bowling alleys, pool halls, legions and private clubs. (more...)
Allopathy doctors stage protest against nod for surgery for Ayurvedic doctors Allopathy doctors stage protest against nod for surgery for Ayurvedic doctors
- December 11, 2020

The IMA, the apex body of Indian doctors, has called for withdrawal of all non-essential and non-COVID services between 6.00 am and 6.00 pm on December 11. "We request the government of India to retract this notification immediately". The Indian Medical Association (IMA), which had given the nation-wide call on December 1, has demanded withdrawal of the notification. (more...)
Covid-19: Canada becomes third nation to approve Pfizer vaccine Covid-19: Canada becomes third nation to approve Pfizer vaccine
- December 11, 2020

The approval comes just one day after 90-year-old Margaret Keenan became the first person in England - and on Earth - to officially receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. "We should talk about it, we should be honest with people, but we should put it into context and help people understand", he said. The Pfizer news paves the way for the government to being its campaign to vaccinate as many Canadians as possible against the virus, which has killed more that 12,800 people in the country so far. (more...)
London has the highest coronavirus infection rate in England, PHE data shows
- December 11, 2020

Another MP described the data as "awful" and said they believed a change was inevitable. This week fast testing for people not showing symptoms was rolled out in the town, in the hopes of containing the spread with Essex County Council saying by working closely with the authority in Basildon they can still avoid Tier 3 becoming countywide next week. (more...)
Pennsylvania's Tom Wolf Is 6th US Governor to Contract Coronavirus Pennsylvania's Tom Wolf Is 6th US Governor to Contract Coronavirus
- December 11, 2020

All K-12 school sports will be put on pause. Religious institutions are excluded from this during services, but people are encouraged to find other methods of worship. The Pennsylvania Principals Association is recommending a delay of the winter sports season as well, which includes swimming & diving. "I am following CDC and Department of Health guidelines". (more...)
Pharmaceutical distributor recalls packages of VIAGRA and depression medication after mix-up Pharmaceutical distributor recalls packages of VIAGRA and depression medication after mix-up
- December 11, 2020

The two medications were inadvertently packaged together during the bottling phase of production at an unnamed third-party bottling facility. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra, which is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. (more...)
Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in UK Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in UK
- December 11, 2020

The COVID-19 shot was developed by US drugmaker Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech. According to the newspaper, Pfizer's announcement means that the USA government may not be able to ramp up the supply of the company's vaccine as quickly as it expected. (more...)
U.S. expert committee recommends Pfizer vaccine approval U.S. expert committee recommends Pfizer vaccine approval
- December 11, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies will monitor the use of Covid-19 vaccines long after their release, including the question of how long vaccines will confer immunity, federal officials said at an FDA vaccine panel meeting Thursday. (more...)
COVID-19 has taken 600 lives in Will County COVID-19 has taken 600 lives in Will County
- December 11, 2020

The U.S. has recorded more than 15 million cases and almost 290,000 deaths throughout the pandemic. The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Thursday reported 291 new cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County. Wednesday's report brought the total to 5,741 with 3,890 recovered as of December 4. Percent positivity for new cases decreased from 13.79% to 6.28%. (more...)
Coronavirus vaccine could arrive in NY this weekend, Cuomo says Coronavirus vaccine could arrive in NY this weekend, Cuomo says
- December 11, 2020

The state has averaged 50 daily new cases per 100,000 residents over the past seven days. But Cuomo says if there's only a partial reimbursement form the federal government, then he'll have to take the other steps, including raising taxes. (more...)
16 new local COVID-19 cases as Ontario records record high 16 new local COVID-19 cases as Ontario records record high
- December 11, 2020

Even though Ottawa is in the orange level of the provincial COVID-19 response framework, Ford said the city was chosen to receive initial doses "in part to test and validate provincial distribution networks, as well as in recognition of the challenges the region has faced with certain long-term care home outbreaks". (more...)
Genesee Health Plan to host Flu Drive-Thru Vaccine event Genesee Health Plan to host Flu Drive-Thru Vaccine event
- December 11, 2020

Ram Koppaka of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which posted new flu vaccination data Wednesday. Please note, the clinic is for persons who are seeing the doctor with flu symptoms. "Once the additional vaccines arrive, we will resume community outreach and flu vaccines in our general practice clinics", Dr Williams-Rodriguez confirmed. (more...)
Uganda orders 9m doses of COVID-19 vaccine amid surging new infections Uganda orders 9m doses of COVID-19 vaccine amid surging new infections
- December 11, 2020

This week, the WTO received a petition signed by more than 900,000 people asking it to "ensure access to life-saving COVID-19 vaccines , treatments and equipment for everyone in the world". Covid-19 will not be defeated in the West alone, he said, and he took aim at "today's dialogue of suspicion" as rich countries buy vaccines "in excess of their needs while we in Africa are still struggling with the COVAX facility", the multinational initiative created to deliver at least some vaccines ... (more...)
First doses of Covid vaccines expected next week in Seattle area
- December 11, 2020

The FDA advisers, a group of independent vaccine experts, will discuss Pfizer and BioNTech's clinical trial data, which the agency confirmed showed the shot was 95 per cent effective and worked well regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or underlying conditions that cause people to be at high risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms. (more...)
Man who found Rocky Mountains million dollar treasure chest revealed Man who found Rocky Mountains million dollar treasure chest revealed
- December 10, 2020

Now, the man who found Fenn's treasure is unmasking himself. He said he chose to identify himself as the treasure's finder because of lawsuits being filed against him and Fenn's estate by others who claim they are the real finders of the treasure. (more...)
United Kingdom issues allergy warning for Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine United Kingdom issues allergy warning for Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine
- December 10, 2020

Said Grindrod. "It's had such a huge impact on our lives... and the fact that a vaccine can come and end something like this is actually pretty incredible". FDA officials hope the discussion will show the care with which the vaccine's safety has been reviewed-part of a broader effort to convince the public that the vaccine hasn't been rushed to market for political expediency. (more...)
FDA: Six people die during Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine trials FDA: Six people die during Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine trials
- December 10, 2020

Inoculating everyone in BC who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will be a long task with some heavy logistics involved. Those initial shipments will cover just a fraction of the two groups designated first in line - front-line health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. (more...)
Pentagon preparing to inoculate personnel
- December 10, 2020

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . That surpassed the previous December 3 record of 2861 deaths and marked the first time the virus has claimed 3000 American lives or more in a single day. So we're going to be consistent with that", said Thomas McCaffrey, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. "The department is strongly encouraging everyone to take it", Army Lt. (more...)
Edinburgh to stay in level three restrictions for another week Edinburgh to stay in level three restrictions for another week
- December 10, 2020

The rest of the changes, such as cafes, pubs and restaurants being able to reopen, will come into affect from 6pm that day. At Level 3, both indoor and outdoor alcohol sales are banned; and whilst food sales are allowed within certain times, restaurants must adhere to a 6pm curfew. (more...)

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