Medical

by | June 15, 2020 | 00:34

AstraZeneca, a pharmaceutical giant headquartered in Cambridge, England, reached an agreement with Europe's Inclusive Vaccines Alliance (IVA) to supply vaccines now being tested by the University of Oxford to Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands "at no profit".

by | June 14, 2020 | 02:20

Around 26,200 cases are under investigation. There are now 3,041 active COVID-19 cases province-wide, the fewest since new daily cases started to rise again in mid-May. The ministry also indicated there are now 539 active confirmed cases among long-term care residents and 503 among staff. This bring's Ontario's total case count since the pandemic began to 31,992.

by | June 14, 2020 | 02:17

There are 187 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,354 people who tested positive have recovered. RESTRICTIONS STILL NECESSARY . As Kentucky businesses slowly reopen and warmer weather draws people outdoors, many may be questioning the logic of continued COVID-19 restrictions.

by | June 14, 2020 | 00:53

EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides told a news conference there was "overwhelming" support from EU governments for a Commission plan to use a 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) fund to buy coronavirus vaccines upfront. "The company remains on track to be able to deliver approximately 500 million doses per year, and possibly up to 1 billion doses per year, beginning in 2021 from the company's internal USA manufacturing site and strategic collaboration with Lonza", the company said in a press ...

by | June 12, 2020 | 01:16

Risk of the virus spreading in Jackson County is listed as medium, with 2.5 percent of those tested getting positive results, according to a COVID-19 interactive database created by health professionals at the University of MI. The agency says they continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 and urges citizens to do the same. Of the total, 13,806 have recovered. Globally, almost 7.4 million people have been confirmed to have COVID-19, and more than 416,000 people have died as a result of it.

by | June 11, 2020 | 00:27

Van Kerkhove said that her previous comment had been misunderstood, since she was referring only to certain studies on the spread of COVID-19, involving contact tracing. Kerkhove did not provide numbers or figures about the studies she based her statement on. "What I was referring to was a subset of studies". Under the terms of the contact-tracing schemes now operational across the United Kingdom, someone who passed on the infection while pre-symptomatic could still have their contacts ...

by | June 11, 2020 | 00:39

That figure rose to 40,968 on Tuesday, up 286 on Monday. The National Records of Scotland reported 3,911 deaths up to May 31 and in Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency reported 754 deaths up to May 29. The UK began its 13th week in lockdown on 8 June, with the next review for relaxation measures in England expected no later than 25 June. The World Health Organisation has warned that complacency was the biggest threat in countries where the pandemic seems ...

by | June 09, 2020 | 01:21

Romney told a Post reporter he was marching "to end violence and brutality, and to make sure that people understand that black lives matter ". An aide to Romney said the senator did not have any further comment on his participation, and that he wasn't intending to publicize his march.

by | June 08, 2020 | 01:13

But the biggest concern for authorities continues to be Greater Hyderabad which reported 110 positive cases, while the remaining cases poured in from Adilabad, Rangareddy, Medchal, Sanga Reddy and Khammam districts. For all of MI, the recovered COVID-19 cases is at 42,041, as of Friday, June 5. Recoveries are defined as someone who is still alive 30 days beyond the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.

by | June 08, 2020 | 01:00

Mentioning the limitations of the research, they said the median age in their study was about the same age as that in other studies of hospitalised patients - 70 years - but since the patients were older, the findings might not apply to younger people with COVID-19.

by | June 07, 2020 | 01:05

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus he said during a press conference on Friday . He said they were not a replacement for physical distancing and hand hygiene. It is now recommended to wear a mask in public spaces. 'What (the masks) do is they prevent a person who may actually have the disease from transmitting it to somebody else, ' Baller said.

by | June 06, 2020 | 01:23

But in some communities in the USA. "If we mimic safely, natural infection with our vaccine we will be able to induce a response in a person that would be equivalent to the response that natural infection induces and thereby does prevent infection or at least prevent disease", he explained.

by | June 05, 2020 | 01:46

The new prevention trial involved about 800 people who had been exposed to someone with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. Ghebreyesus noted the decision to temporarily suspend the trail was taken as a precaution while the safety data was reviewed.

by | June 04, 2020 | 00:30

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 121,234 cases, including 5,412 deaths, in 101 counties in IL. The daily report from the province's public health agency includes another 17 deaths attributed to the virus. Of those testing positive, 5,398 (15%) are health-care workers. So far, 3,990 people have recovered (87 new), 443 people have been hospitalized at some point (eight new), 89 people are now hospitalized (up by two), and 62 people have died.

by | June 04, 2020 | 01:49

Other studies of hydroxychloroquine are ongoing. "This is not the end of the story with hydroxychloroquine ", said Ashish Jha, the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. The study had an unusual design. A very much larger trial is underway in healthcare workers , aiming to recruit 40,000 around the world, led by the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok.

by | June 04, 2020 | 01:41

On Monday, Gilead Sciences had reported Phase 3 SIMPLE trial results that found that hospitalised Covid-19 patients on the drug were 65 percent more likely to see clinical improvement by the eleventh day compared with those who were not on the drug.

by | June 03, 2020 | 01:47

The new cases are reported in Equateur, while the existing clusters were identified in April almost 1,000km away in the eastern regions of the country. Ebola, which is endemic to Africa's tropical rainforests, is transmitted only through contact with an infected person's bodily fluids and manifests as a hemorrhagic fever accompanied in severe cases by vomiting and extensive internal bleeding.

by | May 30, 2020 | 00:46

According to the study, the trial was double-blind, meaning neither investigators nor participants knew who was receiving remdesivir or placebo. Roche plans to test if mixing its anti-inflammation drug Actemra with Gilead Sciences Inc's anti-viral treatment remdesivir works better against severe COVID-19 pneumonia than remdesivir alone, the Swiss drugmaker said on Thursday.

by | May 30, 2020 | 01:13

Boris Johnson said all these tests had been met which is why some lockdown restrictions could now be eased. "Minimising contact with others is still the best way to prevent transmission". Test and tracing came into effect in England today, whereby anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be required to give the contact details of anyone they've been 2m away from for more than 15 minutes in the past two days.

by | May 29, 2020 | 01:25

Dr Piero Di Lorenzo, President and CEO of Advent and IRBM said: "Our scientists have been working tirelessly, and with great passion, to manufacture and support the development of the COVID-19 vaccine for clinical trials". The United States last week secured nearly a third of the first 1 billion doses planned for AstraZeneca's experimental COVID-19 vaccine by pledging up to $1.2 billion.

by | May 28, 2020 | 00:54

The results with remdesivir are an update from the 1,063-patient ACCT-1 trial that catapulted remdesivir to the forefront of drug candidates to treat COVID-19, and underpinned emergency use authorisation in the US. 'In keeping with the generic, flexible trial design, we will continue to evaluate other treatments for Covid-19-like-illness in primary care. The large-scale observational analysis encompassed almost 100,000 subjects, finding the drug treatment potentially increases risk of ...

by | May 28, 2020 | 02:01

And the latest figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, also published last week, showed 664 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Northern Ireland up to May 20th. The news is bad - but not quite as bad as it looks. So there were 772 deaths for all causes in the week ending 15 May in Wales. Vulnerable residents and care workers looking after them have been left to fight the disease alone.

by | May 28, 2020 | 01:52

Placebo will be received by some of the participating individuals, while others will receive the vaccine candidate for Novavax. The company further indicated that that "NVX-CoV2373 includes Novavax' proprietary Matrix-M™ adjuvant to enhance immune responses and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies".

by | May 28, 2020 | 02:12

As the numbers of Covid-19 cases and related deaths continue to rise, newly released data on Gilead's remdesivir safety and efficacy shows patients with Covid-19 who took the drug recovered faster than patients who did not take the drug.

by | May 27, 2020 | 00:34

The U.S. President has said he was taking the drug to help prevent infection. "The Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the Solidarity Trial while the safety data is reviewed by the Data Safety Monitoring Board", WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters at a news briefing.

by | May 27, 2020 | 01:35

Omar previously endorsed Bernie Sanders for United States president, Biden's rival from the so-called progressive wing of the Democratic party, who dropped out of the race in early April and endorsed Biden's bid for the presidency. Biden called his record on racial issues "second to none". "It has to come to the point where we stop putting the burden on black voters to show up for Democrats and start putting the burden on Democrats to show up for black voters", he said.

by | May 27, 2020 | 01:23

He said that nurses and personal support workers were also observed not changing their personal protective equipment for several hours as they moved between patient rooms, potentially hastening the spread of the virus. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , asked Monday about virus containment methods and Saturday's mass gathering at Trinity Bellwoods Park , said: "Various municipalities and cities might have to bring in different rules to help things happen".

by | May 27, 2020 | 01:57

Therefore, the disorder sets in children when the COVID-19 has likely passed. The disease remains exceedingly rare. And if something is not right, Duffina said, and a parent disagrees with the doctor, her advice is to find another doctor, the one "who will listen to you".

by | May 25, 2020 | 01:40

The province now has a total of 25,500 cases, which includes 19,477 resolved cases and 2,073 deaths. There is one person receiving hospital care for the virus, they are in Middlemore Hospital and are not in intensive care. There are now 25,500 confirmed cases of the virus in Ontario. We continue to encourage as many people as possible to download the app - it will help us identify, trace, test and isolate any cases of COVID-19.

by | May 24, 2020 | 00:59

The number is cumulative since mid-March. The county also received nearly 1,994 diagnostic tests results for the novel coronavirus - the highest daily return since the county began releasing those numbers at the beginning of this month. There were no new deaths, with the national toll remaining at 21. Those numbers reflect a "slight increase over the past two weeks, according to Mecklenburg health officials".

by | May 23, 2020 | 02:20

In order to keep rats and other pests away, the CDC recommends that homeowners and landlords take a few precautions. At this time, the risk of COVID-19 spreading from animals to people is considered to be low. "I think this new guideline helps people understand more about what does and doesn't increase risk". They cautioned that if somebody touched a surface contaminated with the virus and then touched their face or mouth, they could get infected.

by | May 23, 2020 | 01:31

L Brands (LB), the parent company of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, is planning on permanently closing hundreds of retail stores under the two brands. The brand has roughly 1,700 stores in North America. L Brands, which also owns the Bath & Body Works chain, saw sales decline 37 percent in the quarter ended May 2.

by | May 23, 2020 | 02:23

The survey released today finds Biden at 48 percent support and Trump at 40 percent, with 11 percent undecided or saying they'll support someone else. Biden has a 17-point lead among voters older than 65, and a 13-point lead with independents. Trump, however, does have a 30-point lead with rural white voters versus Biden's 64-point lead among black voters.

by | May 22, 2020 | 00:42

The Safer At Home Phase 2 runs through at least Friday, June 26. CLAIRE DONNELLY :Cooper is calling this modified Phase 2 plan "safer at home". Phase II would be a significant change in the way life is conducted in the state as restaurants and bars would be permitted to reopen and the "stay-home" order would be lifted.

by | May 22, 2020 | 02:02

Trump said on Monday that he had been taking the drug to prevent the virus for about a week and a half after consultation with his doctor. "You look at doctors and nurses". When asked about the President's comments, Hernandez said that prior to these trials "there were likely health care workers before that were taking hydroxychloroquine".