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B.C.'s vaccine plan slowed by lack of supply | iNFOnews B.C.'s vaccine plan slowed by lack of supply | iNFOnews
- January 26, 2021

Henry said the amount of vaccine the province was expecting in the first week of February has been "dramatically reduced" and it's unclear how much - if any - B.C. Each case of the United Kingdom variant has so far been linked to travel or close contact with a traveller, with no ongoing transmission, said Henry. (more...)
Storm Tracker Forecast: The biggest storm of the season Storm Tracker Forecast: The biggest storm of the season
- January 26, 2021

For elevations near 3,000 feet like Anthem, Summerlin, Mountains Edge and parts of Centennial Hills 1 to 3 inches of snow could accumulate before the system exits Tuesday . Pictured: Radar showing the snow spread of the storm across the northeast U.S. Heading into the afternoon, temperatures will hover around 32 degrees along coastal sections and that will cause an icy mix to develop. (more...)
January 26, 2021 Moscow, Tehran Call for 'Rescue' of Iran Nuclear Deal January 26, 2021 Moscow, Tehran Call for 'Rescue' of Iran Nuclear Deal
- January 26, 2021

A tighter Moscow-Tehran axis would undermine U.S. regional influence and increase economic and military benefits for both nations, especially as a new USA administration under President Joe Biden takes power. In 2018, Trump pulled Washington out of Iran's 2015 nuclear pact with world powers aimed at limiting its nuclear programme, and reimposed US sanctions that had been lifted under it. (more...)
Covid 19 coronavirus: New Brazilian variant detected in US for first time Covid 19 coronavirus: New Brazilian variant detected in US for first time
- January 26, 2021

The variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus known as Brazil P.1 was detected in a specimen from a Minnesota resident with recent travel history to Brazil, the state health department said in a press release. Germany's Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases said the variant detected in Brazil is similar to the one from South Africa and that an "increased transmissibility is considered conceivable". (more...)
Vaccine shortages push B.C. to delay second doses to 42 days Vaccine shortages push B.C. to delay second doses to 42 days
- January 26, 2021

But numerous mutations in each variant - eight of those found in the British variant and 10 of those in the South African variant - drew special concern because they sit in the spiky proteins that dot the outside of the coronavirus and have been the key target for vaccines and therapeutics. (more...)
Gout drug colchicine emerges as Covid-19 treatment < Pharma < 기사본문 - KBR Gout drug colchicine emerges as Covid-19 treatment < Pharma < 기사본문 - KBR
- January 26, 2021

The Institute tested the efficacy of the oral treatment as part of its COLCORONA clinical trial - a "contact-less, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial that took place at home" among approximately 4,500 COVID-19 patients worldwide, with at least one risk factor for complications. (more...)
COVID-19: B.C. long-term care home report reveals confusion, mixed messaging COVID-19: B.C. long-term care home report reveals confusion, mixed messaging
- January 26, 2021

With the delay in shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the provincial government is revising its vaccine rollout plan to ensure the most vulnerable people in the province can be immunized. The province said deliveries of the Moderna vaccine remain on track and about 80,000 doses are expected the week of February 1 but allocations beyond that date haven't been firmed up. (more...)
Joe Biden overturns ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military Joe Biden overturns ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military
- January 26, 2021

Washington said the pandemic has highlighted the shortages and weaknesses of the system, and said that it wanted to avoid being put in a position of depending on countries that do not share the US' interests in delivering essential materials. (more...)
Newsom expected to lift statewide stay-at-home order Monday Newsom expected to lift statewide stay-at-home order Monday
- January 26, 2021

Tomas Aragon, the state's public health director, said in a statement . California also helped hospitals expand their capacity by opening 16 alternate care sites, lower-acuity facilities where COVID-19 patients get a bridge from hospital to home as they are recovering. (more...)
Fauci: Trump Wanted Me to ‘Be More Positive’ in Coronavirus Outlook Fauci: Trump Wanted Me to ‘Be More Positive’ in Coronavirus Outlook
- January 25, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that he was restricted from appearing on her television show during the Trump administration. But now, Fauci, President Biden's chief medical adviser on COVID-19, says he rejoiced when the new president declared that "science and truth" would guide the nation's policies on the pandemic. (more...)
"British" strain of coronavirus is deadlier than others, - Johnson
- January 25, 2021

First identified in the U.K.in November, the variant swept through the country and has been transmitted to more than 50 countries, including the U.S. Only 195 cases of the new variant have been spotted in the U.S. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there could be further restrictions. "The data is mounting - and some of it I can't share - that clearly supports that B.1.1.7 is causing more severe illness and increased death", said Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease ... (more...)
Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases below 2,000 Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases below 2,000
- January 25, 2021

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 36,000 tests were completed. On Saturday, public health officials in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador said there were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The numbers are slightly up from Saturday's 2,359 cases, though deaths declined by two from previous figures. The health unit has reported 89 cases. (more...)
USA health officials USA health officials
- January 25, 2021

We have also worked closely with the global COVAX facility and the African Union's Vaccine Acquisition Task Team as part of the collective effort to secure vaccines for the world's low- and middle-income countries. After denying that's the case, Fauci said that Biden's COVID-19 vaccination goals for his first 100 days in office are indeed a challenge, but that it should be viewed as a "floor, not a ceiling". (more...)
San Diego County reports 1,637 new COVID-19 cases, 31 additional deaths San Diego County reports 1,637 new COVID-19 cases, 31 additional deaths
- January 25, 2021

At least two studies suggest another variant - this one first detected in South Africa - might be problematic for vaccines . However, researchers at Pfizer have said that its vaccine should still be effective at fighting the B.1.1.7 variant. (more...)
Ontario reports 2,417 new COVID cases today Ontario reports 2,417 new COVID cases today
- January 25, 2021

Three of the employees worked while they were infectious. On Sunday, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner, revealed seven more residents and one essential care giveer have died, bringing Roberta Place's death toll 41. Genome sequencing on all six COVID-19 samples from a Barrie long-term care home have now been identified as the United Kingdom (UK) variant that has proven to be highly contagious and easily transmitted. (more...)
2,417 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on Sunday 2,417 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on Sunday
- January 24, 2021

A spokesman for the Middlesex-London Health Unit says they can't provide the exact age or any other details about him, but added he is the youngest person with COVID-19 in the county to have died from the virus. The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 123.7 cases per 100,000 people from Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, which is a decrease of 18.9 per cent compared to Jan. (more...)
Ma, fiancée of UK-variant patient test negative for new variant Ma, fiancée of UK-variant patient test negative for new variant
- January 24, 2021

She said she still lacked full details about possible increased mortality, but warned as more people become infected and hospitalized, health systems will be overburdened. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain rose by 1,401 in one day to 95,981. Since then, it's become the dominant strain of the virus in both England and Northern Ireland - and it's also spread to more than 50 additional countries, including the United States. (more...)
Panama, Portugal detect first cases of South Africa COVID Panama, Portugal detect first cases of South Africa COVID
- January 24, 2021

It did not say where in Portugal the strain was detected. "We are now working with scientists in different laboratories with the capacity to determine the complete DNA of the virus to boost their surveillance", Dr Moeti told journalists in a virtual press conference. (more...)
Joe Biden signs order to protect transgender status in sports & schools Joe Biden signs order to protect transgender status in sports & schools
- January 24, 2021

And importantly, the Biden order made a point of highlighting the intersectional issues at play in this area. The Supreme Court's Bostock decision, handed down in June, found that anti-LGBT discrimination is a form of sex discrimination. (more...)
‘Some evidence’ British coronavirus variant causes more deaths ‘Some evidence’ British coronavirus variant causes more deaths
- January 24, 2021

Patrick Vallance, the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser, said the new variant could be around 30 percent more deadly, although he stressed that only sparse data was available. However, the Prime Minister also said all evidence continues to show that the current vaccines remain effective against the original Coronavirus variant and this new one. (more...)

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