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People Died After One Person Knowingly Went To Work With COVID Symptoms People Died After One Person Knowingly Went To Work With COVID Symptoms
- December 27, 2020

The Oregon Health Authority reported 908 new confirmed or presumptive coronavirus cases in the state and seven more deaths. Instead, public health officials say a single person who went to work sick sparked the spread through "super spreader actions". (more...)
First batch of coronavirus vaccine arrives in Ireland on St Stephen's Day First batch of coronavirus vaccine arrives in Ireland on St Stephen's Day
- December 27, 2020

At its current pace, the USA appears to have the capacity to administer less than a third of the shots that are shipped in a given week, underscoring the gap. Under the plan for the rollout of the vaccine, residents of long-term care facilities over the age of 65 and frontline healthcare workers in direct contact with patients will be first in line. (more...)
Covid: EU launches mass vaccination in 'touching moment of unity' Covid: EU launches mass vaccination in 'touching moment of unity'
- December 27, 2020

Vaccinations are expected to begin on December 28. Ursula had earlier set a target start date of December 27-29 to vaccinate the masses in the European Union , and keeping her promise to the masses, the leader announced on Saturday that the vaccine has been successfully delivered to all European Union countries. (more...)
Mexico says 42900 doses of Pfizer vaccine en route to country Mexico says 42900 doses of Pfizer vaccine en route to country
- December 27, 2020

A total of 168,000 doses of Moderna's vaccine will be delivered to Canada by the end of December , with additional doses coming early next year. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly tweeted: "When is a fridge worth photographing?" Nearly three weeks after Britain became the first country in the world to offer the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in a mass inoculation programme, Europe has finally started to roll out doses of the drug. (more...)
WRAPUP 4-'Window of hope': Europe begins to launch COVID-19 vaccinations WRAPUP 4-'Window of hope': Europe begins to launch COVID-19 vaccinations
- December 27, 2020

The first person to be vaccinated was Edith Kwoizalla, a 101-year-old resident at a nursing home in Halberstadt in the Harz hill range. Minister Stephen Donnelly has signed the regulation allowing the use of the Pfizer BioNtech Covid vaccine here in Ireland. (more...)
Two Cases of New Coronavirus Variant Registered in Canada - Health Official Two Cases of New Coronavirus Variant Registered in Canada - Health Official
- December 27, 2020

Peel Public Health is working with the city to notify impacted staff and ensure protocols are being followed. The province says there have been 81 more deaths from COVID-19 in the two days since the last report on Wednesday. South Africa has also identified a new novel coronavirus variant in concentrated in that country's south and southeast regions. The province also anticipates the two-week lockdown will help to further slow the transmission of COVID-19. (more...)
First Covid vaccine doses arrive in France - International First Covid vaccine doses arrive in France - International
- December 27, 2020

The rollout marks a moment of hope for a region that includes some of the world's earliest and worst-hit virus hot spots - Italy and Spain - and others like the Czech Republic, which were spared early on, only to see their health care systems approach breaking point in the autumn. (more...)
Douglas County approaches 50k COVID-19 cases since pandemic began Douglas County approaches 50k COVID-19 cases since pandemic began
- December 26, 2020

Chautauqua County residents will be soon able to receive a rapid COVID-19 test thanks to the health department's acquisition of Abbott ID Now testing machines. Health officials warned that since the numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths general reflect people's behaviors from two weeks ago, all of those figures are expected to rise through at least the end of the year. (more...)
What you need to know about the Bexit trade deal What you need to know about the Bexit trade deal
- December 26, 2020

British lawmakers have to give their approval, too, and are being summoned next week to vote on the accord. The agreement means the two sides can leave the "ugly" Brexit process behind and to embark on a new, more hopeful era, Gove wrote in a guest comment piece in The Times published on Saturday. (more...)
Further tier moves to affect over 60 English cinemas from Boxing Day Further tier moves to affect over 60 English cinemas from Boxing Day
- December 26, 2020

Lincolnshire has escaped a move into tier 4 from Boxing Day as Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that much of the East, South East and South West of the country would do so. The latest COVID-19 case in the United Kingdom has raised a lot of questions about where the new variants & numbers came from. That strain was said to be as much as 70 percent more transmissible than the established virus, prompting a temporary shutdown in transport links. (more...)
Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City
- December 25, 2020

NY mayor, Bill de Blasio , said all visitors would be ordered to stay for 14-days at the address they provided on arrival. Any passengers coming from the United Kingdom, where a mutated strain of the coronavirus has been discovered, will be personally served the commissioner's order by the Sheriff's Office. (more...)
United Airlines Passenger Died from COVID-19, Passengers Still Not Notified United Airlines Passenger Died from COVID-19, Passengers Still Not Notified
- December 25, 2020

Suspecting possibility of a new mutated variant of the Covid-19 virus, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation sent samples of a 28-year-old infected man to National Institute of Virology, Pune, on Wednesday to check whether the viral genome sequencing resembles the mutated strain B.1.1.7 lineage reported in the UK. (more...)
Park City Hospital receives shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine Park City Hospital receives shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine
- December 25, 2020

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine must be stored in extremely cold temperatures of -80°C to -60°C, while Moderna's vaccine requires fridge-like temperatures of 2° to 8°C . The United States approved the Moderna vaccine last Friday. The long-term side effects are still unknown and it's unclear how long it protects you against the virus. (more...)
New COVID variant reaches Germany from UK New COVID variant reaches Germany from UK
- December 25, 2020

The Civil Aviation Ministry had on Monday suspended all flights connecting India and the United Kingdom from December 23 to December 31 after the discovery of the new strain of the deadly virus. Ford hit back at the federal government again on Tuesday, telling reporters that he believes Canada must require that travellers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test before they arrive on Canadian soil. (more...)
Coronavirus set to make 2020 deadliest year in U.S. history Coronavirus set to make 2020 deadliest year in U.S. history
- December 25, 2020

According to IHME researchers, vaccines will prevent only nine thousand deaths by April, but did note that a rapid vaccine rollout targeting high-risk individuals could help save fourteen thousand more lives. This year, both directly and indirectly, the US coronavirus outbreak was a major cause of deaths. Suicide deaths dropped in 2019 compared with 2018, but Anderson said that the encouraging trend did not appear to have continued this year, a rise some attribute to the loneliness ... (more...)
USA sues Walmart saying pharmacies fueled opioid crisis, retailer rejects allegations USA sues Walmart saying pharmacies fueled opioid crisis, retailer rejects allegations
- December 25, 2020

Walmart understaffed those pharmacies while pressuring workers to fill prescriptions quickly - enabling widespread drug abuse - in order to increase profits, the suit filed in US District Court for the District of DE contends. Walmart filed a pre-emptive countersuit in October claiming the DOJ was attempting to embarrass the corporation as part of an effort to leverage a sizable financial settlement. (more...)
California Becomes First State to Top 2 Million COVID-19 Cases California Becomes First State to Top 2 Million COVID-19 Cases
- December 25, 2020

The seven deaths account for almost 20% of Douglas County's coronavirus death toll since the pandemic began. A person living in southern OR knowingly went to work while sick, and likely caused seven people to die from COVID-19 and forced more than 300 people into quarantine, health officials said. (more...)
BC health officials report 582 new COVID-19 cases BC health officials report 582 new COVID-19 cases
- December 25, 2020

Three-hundred and forty-eight people are hospitalized in B.C. - 80 of whom are in critical or intensive care. No workers on the farm have tested positive for COVID-19 and it's unclear where the minks contracted the virus, the ministry statement said. (more...)
United Kingdom in most risky phase of Covid-19 United Kingdom in most risky phase of Covid-19
- December 25, 2020

The new study also stated that the measures adopted by the United Kingdom like country-wide lockdown in November were unlikely to reduce the reproduction number of the virus to less than one unless they closed the schools and universities too. (more...)
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Canada Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Canada
- December 24, 2020

Henry described Health Canada's approval as an "exciting" development for getting vaccines more widely distributed across B.C. She added that the hospital planned to immunize approximately 150 employees later that day and would continue to offer vaccines to all caregivers at the hospital over the following three days. (more...)

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