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Southern California ICU beds at 0% amid COVID-19 surge Southern California ICU beds at 0% amid COVID-19 surge
- December 18, 2020

If a patient needs an ICU bed and none are available, it means hospital staff must house them in an area of the facility that is not normally designed for intensive care patients, which could lead to an increased level of mortality. The LA Times reports that at some hospitals in the Los Angeles County area, there is a four-to-five hour wait for an ambulance to offload a patient at the hospital. (more...)
Despite concerns, most Canadians polled say they’d get the COVID-19 vaccine Despite concerns, most Canadians polled say they’d get the COVID-19 vaccine
- December 18, 2020

Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency and/or Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority in the UK. Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt emphasized that the vaccines are safe and effective. (more...)
Covid-19 tiers: Suffolk stays in tier 2 despite cases tripling Covid-19 tiers: Suffolk stays in tier 2 despite cases tripling
- December 18, 2020

It's a similar story for the rest of Hertfordshire, where the remaining six districts - Stevenage, St Albans, Welwyn, North Herts, East Herts and Dacorum - will join Hertsmere, Broxbourne, Three Rivers and Watford in the top tier from Saturday morning. (more...)
Alaska health care worker has allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine Alaska health care worker has allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine
- December 18, 2020

With the United States floundering in its efforts to control the virus, Moderna's vaccine is seen as a potential boost in the fight against Covid-19, and approval from the experts' panel on Thursday could potentially pave the way for a rollout early next week. (more...)
Pfizer to apply for Japan COVID-19 vaccine approval Friday Pfizer to apply for Japan COVID-19 vaccine approval Friday
- December 17, 2020

The trays in question were shipped back to Pfizer and later replaced, Perna said. Pfizer, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are all working to determine whether the formula can still be used when it reaches such low temperatures, according to Bloomberg . (more...)
Gov. Little names December Health Care Worker Appreciation Month in Idaho
- December 17, 2020

OR frontline health care workers were among the first in the state to receive a new COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Idaho Coronavirus website , 119 doses of the vaccine have been administered so far. The department will keep a small number of the county's allocated doses, she said. Brown said she is grateful to the majority of Oregonians who are following the recommendations of public health experts by physically distancing, wearing a mask and limiting gatherings. (more...)
Prevail Therapeutics Stock Surges After Eli Lilly Acquisition Announcement Prevail Therapeutics Stock Surges After Eli Lilly Acquisition Announcement
- December 17, 2020

Prevail Therapeutics rallied as much as 86% in early Tuesday trading after Eli Lilly announced it will buy the firm for up to $1 billion. In tandem, followed by the announcement, several industry experts were quoted saying that the deal might have enabled Lilly to create a portfolio of gene therapies based on the researches of Prevail Pharma's experimental treatments such as a lead therapy for patients with Parkinsonism. (more...)
Putin denies involvement in Kremlin foe Navalny’s poisoning Putin denies involvement in Kremlin foe Navalny’s poisoning
- December 17, 2020

In a tweet earlier this week, Navalny directly accused Putin of poisoning him. Navalny, an opposition leader who has been harassed by the Russian government for years, in late August was poisoned with the potentially-fatal nerve agent Novichok and fell ill while en route from Siberia to Moscow . (more...)
FDA, Pfizer revising COVID vaccine guidelines on side effects FDA, Pfizer revising COVID vaccine guidelines on side effects
- December 17, 2020

Early doses have been set aside for healthcare workers and nursing home residents Former FDA Chief Scientist Jesse Goodman called the allergic reaction concerning but said that more information must be known in order to better understand the risks. (more...)
Nurse hospitalized in United States after receiving Pfizer vaccine
- December 17, 2020

Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Earlier this month, the United Kingdom became the first Western nation to authorize a COVID-19 vaccine after regulators granted emergency authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. (more...)
Odisha government announces free COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers
- December 17, 2020

The health minister said the government is in talks with Sinovac Biotech to manufacture the Chinese company's vaccine for Egypt to meet the demand of the public and other African countries. Goodman said. "We're going to have to find out those things to inform whether that changes recommendations or how this is used". It was also reported that the symptoms of the adverse reaction in the middle-aged patient improved minutes after taking the Pfizer shot on Tuesday. (more...)
Ontario confirms 2,139 new COVID cases today Ontario confirms 2,139 new COVID cases today
- December 17, 2020

Anita is a personal support worker (PSW) from the Rekai Centre at Sherbourne Place, a long-term care home in Toronto. Cheers erupted as she bumped elbows with hospital executives moments later. Hillier was in Ottawa on Wednesday, and visited the COVID-19 vaccination site at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus. The province's goal is to keep the per cent positivity rate below three per cent. (more...)
U.S. FDA grants Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use U.S. FDA grants Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
- December 17, 2020

President Donald Trump also immediately released a video on Twitter, where he hailed the development. Of course, Moderna's vaccine candidate is still awaiting EUA from the FDA on its vaccine candidate - which is also an mRNA treatment. In populous Florida, the first recipients will be five hospitals, in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Hollywood. This decision comes across as a "victory" for Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech which enrolled almost 44,000 people in its clinical ... (more...)
Gene-Edited Pigs Approved For Human Consumption In The US Gene-Edited Pigs Approved For Human Consumption In The US
- December 17, 2020

The FDA claims that these modified pigs made by Revivicor, Inc . and known as GalSafe pigs, will not contain the compound alpha-gal, which is a sugar found on the surface of animal cells that many people are allergic to. The FDA states in its approval that it determines GalSafe pigs are safe for human consumption. Pigs with the genetic modification are known as GalSafe pigs and are made by Revivicor Inc, a subsidiary of the USA biotech United Therapeutics. (more...)
Manitoba, three Atlantic provinces to start COVID-19 vaccinations Manitoba, three Atlantic provinces to start COVID-19 vaccinations
- December 17, 2020

The first injection took place at 8:45 a.m.at the University of Manitoba's Rady Faculty of Health Sciences on the Bannatyne campus. Almost all of the 900 appointments for the first round of vaccinations have been booked and are expected to be delivered between Wednesday and Friday, the premier said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference. (more...)
Germany Aims To Begin Coronavirus Vaccinations On December 27: Minister Germany Aims To Begin Coronavirus Vaccinations On December 27: Minister
- December 17, 2020

Pence and his wife Karen Pence "will publicly receive a Covid-19 vaccine to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and build confidence among the American people", the White House said in a statement. Britain, Canada and the United States have also approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and have already launched mass inoculation campaigns. Neighbouring Jordan green-lighted the drug on Monday. (more...)
Sir Ian McKellen 'euphoric' to receive Covid-19 vaccine Sir Ian McKellen 'euphoric' to receive Covid-19 vaccine
- December 17, 2020

Almost 13,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have now been delivered to 11 regional hospitals around the state, Beshear said in a written update, and some began immunizing in small groups Wednesday afternoon, including at Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. (more...)
Covid-19 deaths reported in 24 hours Covid-19 deaths reported in 24 hours
- December 17, 2020

It's around this time when residents in long-term care facilities will start getting vaccinated. "I am just thrilled and excited and thankful so that we can continue this journey together until we get everyone protected so that we can have people coming home differently next summer; that we can see our loved ones in a different way". (more...)
S.Korea reports record daily rise in coronavirus deaths S.Korea reports record daily rise in coronavirus deaths
- December 17, 2020

Thursday's daily caseload is slightly down from a daily record high of 1,078 on Wednesday. Imported cases dropped by eight to 24, indicating new arrivals no longer pose a serious threat compared with community spreads. It was the second time the new Covid-19 cases broke the 1,000 mark after the nation recorded 1,030 infections three days ago. 373 were from Seoul, and 384 from the surrounding areas of Gyeonggi-do province and Incheon. (more...)
USA vaccine campaign grows as Covid-19 deaths top 3000
- December 17, 2020

Secondly, "in order to ensure we'd be in position to acquire more vaccine doses if and when a vaccine had first signs of performance, we built options in each and every one of our agreements", he said. That's a White House-backed, taxpayer-funded effort to quickly develop coronavirus vaccines and treatments. A nurse prepares the a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, Yorkshire on December 8, 2020. (more...)

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