Health


No new deaths, five new cases No new deaths, five new cases
- February 04, 2021

It's been nine days since Pennsylvania reached 800,000. The province's rolling seven-day average also dropped to 437 per day - the lowest it's been since November 7. The LCGHD said vaccines coming into the county remain low, with many vaccine providers only receiving 100- 200 doses each week. Since the pandemic began, 20 people have died of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island, while 1,423 people have recovered. (more...)
`Eeek`: New mutations in United Kingdom worry experts as virus surge continues `Eeek`: New mutations in United Kingdom worry experts as virus surge continues
- February 04, 2021

The experts found only 11 out of 214,159 samples with the E484K mutation . "In Telford and Wrekin the new United Kingdom variant of the virus accounts for over 70 per cent of cases but we are not aware of any cases yet of the South African variant". (more...)
'Majority passing 'partisan' COVID-19 bill,' says Senate Minority Leader McConnell 'Majority passing 'partisan' COVID-19 bill,' says Senate Minority Leader McConnell
- February 04, 2021

At the start of his meeting with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 10 top Senate Democratic committee chairmen in the Oval Office, Biden sounded confident he could still win over GOP support. "The president's not going to compromise on principle", which is helping people in need, he said . "You're seeing the kind of the beginning of that - like the bipartisanship conversation, listening to everyone, seeing what folks have to bring to the table", she said. (more...)
Dems plan vote on ousting Marjorie Taylor Greene from panels Dems plan vote on ousting Marjorie Taylor Greene from panels
- February 04, 2021

A conviction of Trump in the Senate trial is unlikely since 17 Republicans in the chamber would need to vote along with all 50 Democrats to reach the two-thirds majority needed. "If you're going to keep Liz Cheney in leadership, there's no party". House Republicans are all atwitter over Rep. Liz Cheney's vote in support of impeaching former President Donald Trump . (more...)
Rochester Cops Shown Cuffing, Pepper-Spraying 9-Year-Old Girl Rochester Cops Shown Cuffing, Pepper-Spraying 9-Year-Old Girl
- February 04, 2021

The police officials eventually drove her to a hospital. The incident has prompted condemnation from the police chief, elected officials, and civil rights organizations alike, and intensified scrutiny on a police force that has been under a public microscope since news of the death of Daniel Prude at the hands of officers surfaced last September. (more...)
CDC Monitoring If COVID Variant Causing Complication in Children CDC Monitoring If COVID Variant Causing Complication in Children
- February 04, 2021

According to the CDC, MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. "A review of processes identified multiple causes for the lack of inclusion, including that some reports were made by medical providers near the time of diagnosis, but public health investigations were only recently completed". (more...)
United Kingdom finds more coronavirus cases with 'concerning' mutations United Kingdom finds more coronavirus cases with 'concerning' mutations
- February 04, 2021

Another mutation of the South African variant called E484K, which is not found in the United Kingdom strain, is said to help the virus dodge attack by a person's immune system and hamper the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines. Dr Justin Varney, director of public health in Birmingham, said this variant "presents a new risk" and urged adults in affected areas to "take up this offer of testing to help us contain the spread quickly". (more...)
Post-COVID-19 Patients Likely Protected for 6 Months Post-COVID-19 Patients Likely Protected for 6 Months
- February 03, 2021

It said two of Tuesday's four cases had been reclassified as under investigation, as they were likely to be historical cases which might have previously been reported overseas. The seven-day rolling average up to yesterday is 5342 tests processed. "Since midday yesterday New Zealanders have scanned 692,042 times. We thank all New Zealanders for their efforts to scan, scan, scan", the Health Ministry said in a statement. (more...)
Ontario reports a slight increase in COVID-19 cases amid data issues Ontario reports a slight increase in COVID-19 cases amid data issues
- February 03, 2021

Elliott says there are 334 new cases in Peel, 124 in York Region, and 65 in Niagara. Ontario reported 745 cases on Tuesday (completely excluding Toronto and several other public health units) as well as 1,969 cases on Monday and 1,848 on Sunday. (more...)
New CDC data shows stark disparities in coronavirus shots New CDC data shows stark disparities in coronavirus shots
- February 03, 2021

The variety of deaths doesn't at all times correspond to the upward or downward pattern of infections, however relatively lags behind, since it could actually take days or even weeks for an individual to die from COVID-19 after contracting the illness. (more...)
Mental health concerns may be 'shadow pandemic' Mental health concerns may be 'shadow pandemic'
- February 03, 2021

The figures were even higher for fathers as almost two in five (37%) reported that they would be embarrassed, compared to just 22% of mothers. Norfolk County Council is leading the initiative, on behalf of the Norfolk Children's Safeguarding Partnership, and has launched it to coincide with Children's Mental Health Week, running until February 7. (more...)
Fifty-seven confirmed cases of the new COVID variant in Alberta Fifty-seven confirmed cases of the new COVID variant in Alberta
- February 03, 2021

Studies show it is more contagious than the original virus, and public-health officials are increasingly anxious about mutations being more resistant to vaccines. Four of those non-travel related cases have been tied to an ongoing outbreak in a daycare. Dr. Hinshaw said there's no evidence of any spread at these schools. (more...)
Data correction leads to low COVID-19 case count in Ontario Data correction leads to low COVID-19 case count in Ontario
- February 03, 2021

The province logged 1,969 new cases on Monday, 1,848 on Sunday, 2,063 on Saturday and 1,837 on Friday. The Thames Valley District school board reported a case of COVID-19 at Central Public School in Woodstock. All other health units recorded fewer than 50 cases. They did not specify which other regions may also have contributed to Tuesday's underestimation of cases. (more...)
Vaccine developer to set up shop at new Montreal facility, says PM Vaccine developer to set up shop at new Montreal facility, says PM
- February 02, 2021

The U.S. company is still doing clinical trials of its vaccine but if Health Canada approves it, a new National Research Council facility in Montreal will begin pumping out Novavax doses when the building is finished later this year. VIDO (Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization) Intervac expects to produce 40 million doses annually. More details are also expected on making some COVID-19 therapeutic drugs at other facilities in Canada. (more...)
Low Number of New COVID-19 Reported Locally Low Number of New COVID-19 Reported Locally
- February 02, 2021

Three new cases were reported in Sioux County . Since the pandemic began in March, there have been 24,766 cases of covid-19 in Pennsylvania , with 17,875 confirmed through PCR tests. Sioux County has 236 active cases. Saturday's update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control showed Arizona continuing to lead the nation in average cases per capita over the last seven days but now ranking second to Alabama in coronavirus deaths. (more...)
Clare records further drop in spread of COVID-19 Clare records further drop in spread of COVID-19
- February 02, 2021

Marshall County had seven new cases for a new overall total of 5,170, Starke County had five new cases for a new overall total of 1,803 and Pulaski County had one new case for a new overall total of 999. Butler Health System also reported one death to the state on Friday. The decline in cases in January is a tale of two halves - from Jan. 1-15 the state reported 3,533 new cases in Westmoreland County, while from Jan. (more...)
Double-masking can create ‘false sense of protection’: doctor Double-masking can create ‘false sense of protection’: doctor
- February 01, 2021

Other countries, such as Germany and Austria, have made it mandatory to wear medical-grade masks while using public transport and while in shops. CDC data shows that a two-layer cloth masks blocks 50 to 70% of fine droplets and particles in addition to limiting the forward spread of those particles. (more...)
Ontario logs more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases, 43 deaths Ontario logs more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases, 43 deaths
- February 01, 2021

In a statement released by the government, a a six-point plan was introduced, which includes mandatory on-arrival testing of global travellers, enhanced screening and sequencing to identify the new variants, maintaining public health measures to keep people safe, strengthening case and contact management to track the spread of new cases, enhanced protections for vulnerable populations , and leveraging the latest data to inform public health decisions. (more...)
Digital Budget 2021: 'Made in India' tablet replaces 'bahi-khata' Digital Budget 2021: 'Made in India' tablet replaces 'bahi-khata'
- February 01, 2021

Sitharaman, who will present the Budget for the third time, is expected to lift and give an impetus to the Indian economy that has been battered due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown. The Congress leader shared his wish list almost half-an-hour before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Union Budget 2021 in Parliament. (more...)
Province introduces plan to stop the spread of COVID-19 variants Province introduces plan to stop the spread of COVID-19 variants
- February 01, 2021

The premier has repeatedly called on the federal government to bring in mandatory testing for travellers as variant strains of COVID-19 spread around the world. The Prime Minister said all incoming worldwide flights will be forced to land in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. "I believe that imposing these new travel restrictions will help". (more...)

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