Medical

by | December 16, 2020 | 00:45

Several workers at the Utah mink farms tested positive for COVID-19, including some who had no symptoms. The cramped conditions of thousands of mink on farms creates unsafe conditions for the spread of SARS-CoV2. Officials also ordered testing and found that five mink had also been infected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. Last week, B.C.'s Ministry of Agriculture revealed at least 200 mink had died at a fur farm in the Fraser Valley.

by | December 15, 2020 | 01:20

Addressing the House of Commons, Hancock said scientists had pinpointed more than a thousand cases involving the new variant that "may be associated with the faster spread" in regions including London . In November, the capital was among the areas with the lowest regional infection rates in England but some areas in and around London have now become virus hot spots.

by | December 15, 2020 | 01:37

CHSLD Saint-Antoine and the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre are the first locations in the province to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Quebec. Stephen M. Hahn. The average number of new daily cases over the last week was 210,764, another pandemic high, according to Johns Hopkins data . "No one knows right now".

by | December 14, 2020 | 01:47

India is gearing up with 28,947 cold chain points and 85,643 pieces of equipment across the country that are capable of storing vaccines needed for the first set of 3 crore health and frontline workers. The EU, United States , Britain, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, New Zealand, Israel and Kuwait have acquired 53 percent of these potential doses - with Canada buying enough to vaccinate its population five times over, Oxfam said.

by | December 14, 2020 | 00:36

The first doses will ship from Pfizer's manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Mich. "The FDA's authorization for emergency use of the first COVID-19 vaccine is a significant milestone in battling this devastating pandemic that has affected so many families in the United States and around the world", said FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn .

by | December 14, 2020 | 01:54

FDA said the shot can be used for people age 16 and over. The prescribing instructions don't preclude use of the vaccine in pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding, but they say that there isn't enough information to assess the effects of the vaccine or its risks under those circumstances.

by | December 13, 2020 | 02:32

The current self-isolation period is 14 days but the change will apply from first thing Monday, December 14. Global arrivals from countries not on the government's travel corridor list will have the option to take a Covid-19 test after five days of self-isolation, which must be booked through a private provider.

by | December 13, 2020 | 02:34

On Friday morning, hours before the Pfizer authorization, the president attacked the FDA on Twitter, calling the agency "a big, old, slow turtle". Pfizer's initial trials concluded the vaccine was effective at preventing COVID-19 in 95 per cent of patients and is only for use on people over the age of 16.

by | December 13, 2020 | 01:37

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 are also rising: Wednesday recorded 247 deaths, which is the state's 4th-highest total of the pandemic and most since May 5. Regarding the entertainment industry, the Wolf Administration said all in-person businesses serving the public within an indoor defined area, such as theaters, concert venues, museums and movie theaters will be prohibited from operating.

by | December 13, 2020 | 00:29

Schools in Windsor and Essex County will be shut down on Monday, December 14, until Friday, December 18 - at which point winter holidays begin in the province. Schools will remain open for teachers and staff as well as full-time daycare facilities. Although schools are going online as of Monday, the school board felt it necessary to let the school community be informed of the case.

by | December 12, 2020 | 01:59

Along with Moderna, vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are also still being reviewed and considered for approval. The decision came as COVID-19 cases surge to ever-higher levels across the U.S., with deaths hitting an all-time, one-day high of more than 3,100 on Wednesday.

by | December 12, 2020 | 01:49

Spain culled about 100,000 farmed mink, and in the USA, about 10,000 mink in Utah died as the virus spread across farms. Provincial health officer Dr. "This serves to control the risk that the virus from the mink can be transmitted off-farm", she says. "While we have seen the start of encouraging trends in our COVID-19 curve, the number of new cases and people with serious illness requiring care in hospital remains high", said the pair.

by | December 12, 2020 | 00:58

In Peel Region, according to the modelling, there are roughly 197 new cases per 100,000 residents each week, while in Toronto that number is 118 per 100,000. The data stated that the province saw a 91.6 per cent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the past four weeks, and a 165.9 per cent increase in the number of patients in intensive care due to the disease.

by | December 12, 2020 | 01:09

Canada had been on track to miss its 2030 targets. "There is no vaccine against a polluted planet", Mr. Trudeau said at a press conference. Trudeau announced the creation of a federal support program on vaccine safety. Major General Dany Fortin, the vice president of logistics and operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada, said that the Pfizer vaccines are expected to leave the manufacturer on Friday and should arrive in Canada by Monday.

by | December 11, 2020 | 02:15

Once the committee has weighed in, Hahn said the FDA will "not waste any time" in deciding whether or not to grant emergency authorization for use of the vaccine . Fevers were less common, with 14% of vaccinated volunteers reporting higher-than-normal temperatures. "A serious side effect might be something like an allergic reaction".

by | December 11, 2020 | 02:01

Pfizer's vaccine requires two shots, which need to be taken 28 days apart, which means Keenan, Shakespeare, and all others injected on Tuesday will need to return for another shot next month to reach full inoculation. CNN's report on the UK's Covid vaccine rollout . Despite surveys showing sizeable portions of the population are skeptical about the benefits of a vaccine or anxious about safety, there's no need for concern, Johnson said.

by | December 10, 2020 | 00:53

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen the head of the infectious diseases division at Massachusetts General Hospital to serve as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control, which will put Rochelle Walensky at the epicenter of the US coronavirus response and vaccination effort.

by | December 10, 2020 | 01:19

The immunisation program mewill be a "marathon, not a sprint", said professor Stephen Powis, medical director for NHS England. The UK is getting a head start on the project after British regulators on December 2 gave emergency authorisation to the vaccine produced by United States drugmaker Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech.

by | December 10, 2020 | 00:59

Anthony Fauci , the top US infectious disease expert, who joined Cuomo's briefing by livestream Monday. The order came just weeks after New York City restaurants were permitted to resume indoor dining at 25% capacity on September 30 after months of being shut down.

by | December 10, 2020 | 02:04

By town, Wheaton has had 2,649 total cases, Glen Ellyn 1,882, Lombard 2,587, Villa Park 1,517, Hinsdale 735, Westmont 1,235, Darien 993, Woodridge 1,563, Downers Grove 2,208, Elmhurst 2,528, Warrenville 771 and Winfield 592. Cuomo said the state isn't yet at a "critical" level of COVID-19 hospitalizations, but that the continued growth is worrying. That there is a lag between the coroner's confirmation and an announcement by the Department of Health is not unusual, according to a statement ...

by | December 09, 2020 | 01:52

The chief medical officers of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland said the vaccine would as a result only have a "marginal impact" on hospital numbers over the winter months. The UK has been one of the countries hardest-hit by the pandemic, both in Europe and worldwide, recording over 61,000 deaths and 1.6 million cases.

by | December 09, 2020 | 01:40

Keenan told the BBC "I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against Covid-19, it's the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the New Year after being on my own for most of the year".

by | December 09, 2020 | 01:43

The province is prioritizing regions with the highest rate of COVID-19 infection, including those in the red-control and lockdown zones under the province's restrictions guidelines. Elliott said Ontario will issue government documentation so that people can prove they have received the vaccine. "While seniors and other vulnerable populations are at greatest risk from COVID-19, we have also seen serious health consequences and deaths among younger people, and we appeal to them to follow ...

by | December 08, 2020 | 00:55

The vaccination campaign will kickstart in India as soon as a vaccine is approved by the scientists. The first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination would be prioritized for health workers, health worker assistants, and supporting workers in health facilities, Antara news agency quoted him as saying.

by | December 07, 2020 | 01:04

The NHS has a strong record of delivering large scale vaccination programmes from the flu jab, HPV vaccine and lifesaving MMR jabs hardworking staff will once again rise to the challenge to protect the most vulnerable people from this terrible disease, he said.

by | December 06, 2020 | 01:22

The attempt spanned six countries linked to the Cold Chain Equipment Optimisation Platform (CCEOP) of Gavi, the global vaccine alliance which helps distribute jabs to some of the world's poorest countries. The second criteria noted by Karim involves seamless integration with South Africa's already-existing inoculation platforms. Another indigenously-developed vaccine by Zydus Cadila has also completed phase -2 clinical trial in the country.

by | December 06, 2020 | 01:45

The provincial health officer says progress is being made when it comes to alerting families about possible COVID-19 exposures linked to schools. More information is expected to be released at Dr. "We need to stay local, we need to stay small and we need to avoid those public settings that, right now, are a risk for all of us". Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr.

by | December 06, 2020 | 01:28

Nguyn said the salon would follow the stay-at-home orders and shut the business down. "We can not be shutting down local businesses - many of which have spent tens of thousands of dollars to retrofit their operation in order to comply with yesterday's public health orders - because of limited ICU capacity in counties hundreds of miles from our community".

by | December 05, 2020 | 01:01

The Vanderbilt Commodores were bathed in plaudits for fielding Sarah Fuller, the "first woman" to play in a Power Five college football game. The SEC said ahead of the season that teams could postpone or cancel a game if they had fewer than 53 scholarship players or didn't meet specific positional minimums.

by | December 05, 2020 | 01:31

The particular strain of her virus has been detected as being from the US, meaning she likely picked it up from cabin crew who were quarantining in the hotels she worked at as a cleaner. "The government is keeping a close eye on what is happening in Sydney and our health experts are in regular contact with their NSW counterparts", Health Minister Yvette D'Ath told Queensland parliament on Thursday.

by | December 05, 2020 | 00:36

The source said a formal request has still not been sent by the province, but officials have been discussing in detail the level of support Alberta could receive. He said that there are 17,144 cases in Alberta and announced 1,685 new ones. As of Tuesday afternoon's update, there were 16,628 active cases in the province, with 479 people in hospital, 97 in the ICU.

by | December 04, 2020 | 02:18

The country's COVID-19 tally, meanwhile, has reached 95,34,965 and the total number of fatalities mounted to 1,38,122. As many as 36,604 new cases of novel coronavirus were reported in India, with India's total COVID-19 cases above 94 lakh, as per health ministry's December 2 update.

by | December 04, 2020 | 02:17

Jeanne Marrazzo , director of infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "Our hospitals have the potential to be overwhelmed", Marrazzo said. Some officials are exploring the idea of working with the licensing board to make it possible for retired medical personnel to more easily come out of retirement to serve again, he said.

by | December 03, 2020 | 01:36

During the press conference, Spahn also announced the planned purchase of 5 million vaccine doses from the German pharmaceutical company IDT Biologika which expects its COVID-19 vaccine to be approved by the end of 2021. Moderna says the vaccine only requires standard refrigerator temperature of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius for 30 days, and can be stored for up to 6 months at minus 20 degrees Celsius.

by | December 03, 2020 | 01:47

Asked about the British approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the agency said: "EMA considers that the conditional marketing authorisation is the most appropriate regulatory mechanism for use in the current pandemic emergency". Most countries in the region have said the first vaccines would go to the elderly and vulnerable and frontline workers. The UK has ordered 30 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine , which should be enough to vaccinate 15 million people.