Health


United States reports over 4,000 daily coronavirus deaths for first time United States reports over 4,000 daily coronavirus deaths for first time
- January 09, 2021

The tally from Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker shows the USA had 4,085 deaths Thursday. At the epicenter of the virus is California, a state that has been among several to report record hospitalizations, surging deaths and health care systems struggling to meet the demand. (more...)
Boris Johnson struggles with names of Covid-19 drugs Boris Johnson struggles with names of Covid-19 drugs
- January 09, 2021

Early results from an global trial previously suggested tocilizumab might improve outcomes for those with life-threatening coronavirus infections. Severe Covid has previously been linked to unsafe levels of inflammation in the body. "It's a big effect". They were two of several immune modulation treatments included in the REMAP-CAP trial. She said she had witnessed two people die on her ward who "were not elderly". (more...)
Australian coronavirus vaccine rollout brought forward to mid-to-late-February Australian coronavirus vaccine rollout brought forward to mid-to-late-February
- January 09, 2021

The Prime Minister has revealed a five-tier system that will dictate who will get the vaccine first and who will be last. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is in a position to vaccinate high priority populations from mid to late February, starting with 80,000 vaccinations a week. (more...)
County Reports 3 New COVID Deaths, 113 Cases County Reports 3 New COVID Deaths, 113 Cases
- January 09, 2021

Phase two will be open to adults at high risk for exposure and at increased risk of severe illness and will be split into four groups. The deadly virus surging in most of the nation is hammering parts of California most severely, including the Los Angeles metropolitan area, pushing hospitals to their limits. (more...)
Covid-19: 'Act like you've got' the virus, government urges Covid-19: 'Act like you've got' the virus, government urges
- January 09, 2021

The UK has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 deaths reported on a single day since the pandemic began, with 1325 people dead. The designation of a " major incident " in the United Kingdom is usually reserved for terror attacks or grave accidents, notably those likely to involve "serious harm, damage, disruption or risk to human life or welfare, essential services, the environment or national security". (more...)
China to provide Covid-19 vaccines free of charge, says government official China to provide Covid-19 vaccines free of charge, says government official
- January 09, 2021

The agency has since documented eight additional cases of anaphylaxis in 4.8 million people who received the vaccine between mid-December and Wednesday. Anaphylaxis is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction and requires immediate medical attention, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. (more...)
Ontario teachers' unions want government to establish specific benchmarks for school plan Ontario teachers' unions want government to establish specific benchmarks for school plan
- January 09, 2021

Public Health continues to lead local planning while working closely with community partners, including Health Sciences North, local municipalities, long-term care homes, and primary care providers to prepare for the rollout of the vaccine. (more...)
Nearly half of new COVID variant cases in U.S Nearly half of new COVID variant cases in U.S
- January 09, 2021

The new guideline, which will go into effect January 25, says elementary school children may be able to return with a hybrid model, with online instruction remaining in place for middle and high schoolers. In addition to 20 new cases in the Warren zip code, there were six in Clarendon, five in Sugar Grove and Youngsville, and four in Sheffield. "After the marathon of last year we are indeed now in a sprint, a race to vaccinate the vulnerable faster than the virus can reach them", said ... (more...)
Ban on Social Gatherings Extended Again as COVID Cases Rise Ban on Social Gatherings Extended Again as COVID Cases Rise
- January 09, 2021

The province's vaccine rollout program continues to operate in all health authorities with over 46,000 people having received the first of two doses of vaccine. The province is also toughening COVID-19 fine-collection measures, and calling on enforcement officers to support police, and increase enforcement by issuing violation tickets in public places. (more...)
Where do we stand on $2,000 stimulus checks? Here’s what we know Where do we stand on $2,000 stimulus checks? Here’s what we know
- January 09, 2021

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. During his victory speech early Wednesday morning, Senator-elect Raphael Warnock paid tribute to his mother and her journey from growing up in the Jim Crow South to voting for her son. In the meantime, Krane advises cannabis businesses to start preparing for the possibility of banking reform and even changes to 280E, which could come before any major descheduling or legalization efforts make it through Congress. (more...)
State has administered just 35% of COVID-19 vaccines received to date State has administered just 35% of COVID-19 vaccines received to date
- January 09, 2021

Here in Claremont there have been 42 new infections in the last two days, for a cumulative total of 1,587. That means California should start coordinating patient care at the state level where officials can see the big picture on which hospitals are best equipped at any given moment, instead of allowing local dispatchers to follow the usual practice of sending ambulances to the nearest facility, she said . (more...)
Lee Health sees increase in calls about COVID-19 vaccine Lee Health sees increase in calls about COVID-19 vaccine
- January 09, 2021

Teton County, WY is now ready to begin vaccinating sub-groups in phase 1b as described in the Wyoming Department of Health-Phase 1a and 1b COVID-19 Vaccine Priorities. The partnership with 19 pharmacy chains will eventually allow the Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed program to deliver vaccines to as many as 40,000 locations around the country, US officials said at a news conference on Wednesday. (more...)
Kenya says 1st AstraZeneca vaccine doses to come next month Kenya says 1st AstraZeneca vaccine doses to come next month
- January 09, 2021

The Government's aim is to offer coronavirus vaccines to all elderly residents, who are at the top of the priority list for vaccines, by the end of January. "We as a country do not see any need to close our airspace due to the new variant, in fact, a country such as Britain is doing serious screening so we are not in danger as a country", Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said last month. (more...)
Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine 78% effective in late-stage trial in Brazil Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine 78% effective in late-stage trial in Brazil
- January 09, 2021

The drug regulator said it would study data from the clinical trials of the vaccine in Brazil and Turkey, as well as its own trial results, before authorizing its use. However, Sholeh confirmed that the council's review team has concluded that the materials in the Sinovac vaccine are pure and halal, based on Sharia law. (more...)
Natural Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, Study Suggests Natural Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, Study Suggests
- January 09, 2021

There is now no evidence the coronavirus does cause Alzheimer's but it has been found the virus is able to invade the brain and scientists hope their global study can shed light on the issue. Previous research has proved the coronavirus can cause delirium , strokes and even paralysis due to its impact on the central nervous system. The majority had had mild symptoms that did not require hospitalization, though 7% were hospitalized. (more...)
Georgia confirms case of United Kingdom coronavirus variant Georgia confirms case of United Kingdom coronavirus variant
- January 09, 2021

If exposed, your risk of becoming infected is higher with the variant strain than with the previous strains. But due to the exponential growth in cases with a more contagious variant, a disease with a 50 percent higher transmission rate would see the death toll hit 978. (more...)
United Kingdom braces for London overwhelmed by COVID - Minister of Health United Kingdom braces for London overwhelmed by COVID - Minister of Health
- January 09, 2021

The statement went on to say: "Many parts of the health systems in the four nations are already under enormous pressure". A faster-spreading mutation of coronavirus threatens to overwhelm hospitals and is said to be more contagious than the other strains of the Covid-19. (more...)
Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant
- January 09, 2021

The concern is that mutations in particular spots in the RNA genome of the virus could change the appearance of certain areas on the virus, making them less recognizable to antibodies elicited by the vaccines . Pfizer and its collaborators are in the process of testing its vaccine against the variants. Moderna Inc says its COVID-19 vaccine likely protects people from the deadly disease for a 'couple of years'. (more...)
WestJet announces further service cuts, 1,000 layoffs WestJet announces further service cuts, 1,000 layoffs
- January 09, 2021

Travel insurance will not cover the cost of a COVID-19 test overseas, said Marty Firestone, president of Toronto-based Travel Secure Inc. WestJet said on Thursday it could not board the passengers because they did not have eligible tests to meet the requirement. (more...)
COVID-19 Vaccine Potentially Ineffective Against New South African Variant COVID-19 Vaccine Potentially Ineffective Against New South African Variant
- January 09, 2021

The most affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa , Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia, respectively, figures from the Africa CDC showed. Countries such as the Netherlands and Ireland had originally blocked travel but are now allowing South African travellers limited access provided they provide a negative PCR test on arrival. (more...)

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