Monday January 24-th, 2022

COVID-19 death toll tops 12,000 in Britain

Every afternoon, the Department of Health has been reporting highly-publicised death tolls - including for Scotland and Northern Ireland - such as this tweet for 3 April. "We are working with ONS and Public Health England to look at how to provide a ...

Australia: Tasmania closes two COVID-19 hotspot hospitals Australia: Tasmania closes two COVID-19 hotspot hospitals

The protection of the community is our highest priority as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak in Tasmania's North West. These are unprecedented times but these measures are necessary to protect the community from the coronavirus thr...

Coronavirus social distancing may need to continue into 2022, study says Coronavirus social distancing may need to continue into 2022, study says

Social distancing is "one of the most powerful weapons" against COVID-19, said Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (It should be noted that this is not the same as the immunity that could be generated by a vac...

'Miracle' Mom Gives Birth in Coronavirus Coma 'Miracle' Mom Gives Birth in Coronavirus Coma

Mrs Woodger said the hospital staff were "amazing" and she was "relieved" when she was able to take Amelia home to Brandon in Suffolk. She is in self-quarantine at home until she gets two negative tests in a row. Days later, the coronavirus still g...

China approves two experimental Covid-19 vaccines for clinical trials China approves two experimental Covid-19 vaccines for clinical trials

It is China's first recombinant vaccine candidate for novel coronavirus entering Phase II of a human clinical trial, with 500 volunteer participants. All the new cases were Chinese citizens travelling back into the country from Russian Federati...

Princess extends cruise pause to June Princess extends cruise pause to June

Carnival Corp-owned CCL.N Princess Cruises, whose three ships had become hotbeds for coronavirus infections, said on Tuesday it would cancel all voyages until June-end, after a "no sail order" from US health officials. Officials also launched a bro...

Rock River Valley Blood Center now collecting plasma from COVID-19 patients Rock River Valley Blood Center now collecting plasma from COVID-19 patients

Hassan Abolqasemi who leads the plasma therapy project. "So, the people that have recovered have that in their plasma and when transfused into someone fighting the disease it provides them more immunity", Entrikin said. The convalescent plasma therap...

New data gives United Kingdom virus death toll 15% increase New data gives United Kingdom virus death toll 15% increase

He said that someone called him on the day he ended up dying. The total number of deaths reported due to the coronavirus is now at 840. Nine residents who died during an unspecified previous period was subsequently attributed to COVID-19.

The O2 is being turned into an NHS training facility The O2 is being turned into an NHS training facility

Work has been carried out to convert the site - which was built for the motor industry, close to the Nissan plant on Wearside - into a hospital which will take coronavirus patients if units in the region can not cope with demand. "At the same time, w...

Rutgers doctor talks new saliva-based COVID-19 test approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization to the saliva collection testing, according to Rutgers' RUCDR Infinite Biologics Chief Operating Officer Andrew Brooks. He said since the FDA's emergency use approval, "we h...

Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 news conference for April 13, 2020 Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 news conference for April 13, 2020

Very low numbers of new cases were reported over this past weekend, according to the new county dashboard, which will be updated each Monday and Thursday with a chart tracking the reported case total as of each calendar day. As for when the state mig...

Navy Fighting COVID-19 Outbreak on Hospital Ship Mercy Navy Fighting COVID-19 Outbreak on Hospital Ship Mercy

Rieger initially said 126 medical crew members were taken off the ship but later corrected the number to 116. The hospital is one of two military medical facilities in San Diego County seeing service members who seek treatment and testing for COVID-1...

FAA bars active pilots from taking chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus FAA bars active pilots from taking chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus

The similar drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been pushed by Trump as a possible partial solution to the pandemic in the US, where they are sold under brand names like Nivaquine and Plaquenil. In the United States , a study conducted b...

Trump asserts his 'authority is total' on reopening economy Trump asserts his 'authority is total' on reopening economy

The president continued to argue against her line of questioning, pointing out that the United States had zero cases and zero deaths from the disease in mid-January, totally ignoring the point of Reid's question. "We have to have something in place t...

Thomas Elgin General Hospital health-care worker tests positive for COVID-19 Thomas Elgin General Hospital health-care worker tests positive for COVID-19

On April 1, a duty doctor and staff at Gandhi Hospital were allegedly assaulted by the kin of a 49-year-old coronavirus patient, who died while undergoing treatment there. "There is more that we could have done and we're playing catch-up". They s...

Aged care resident contracts coronavirus from sick worker Aged care resident contracts coronavirus from sick worker

Sydneysiders showing even mild symptoms of COVID-19 are being urged to undergo testing as the state reports an increase in cases where the source of transmission is unknown. Now in NSW any healthcare worker who has a fever or respiratory illness is e...

Bishop who defied social distancing dies after contracting covid-19, church says Bishop who defied social distancing dies after contracting covid-19, church says

Mother Marcietia Glenn , the bishop's wife, also tested positive for the virus, the New York Times reports , citing a Facebook post written by Glenn's daughter. On Sunday, April 12, the church gave an announcement through its Facebook page...

Rep. Amash May Challenge Trump in Presidential Election Rep. Amash May Challenge Trump in Presidential Election

Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) declaring "when someone is the president of the United States, their authority is not total". Also on Tuesday, Amash put forward a one sentence resolution with Reps. But now a third well-known name ...

Canada Nears 25000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Canada Nears 25000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Niall Dickson, NHS Confederation chief executive, said: "The spread in care homes has largely gone under the radar because the figures are not released in the same way as the daily statistics for deaths in hospitals". Thousands more people have been ...

Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald tests positive for Covid-19 Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald tests positive for Covid-19

McDonald confirmed she was tested 16 days ago, on March 28, and received confirmation of coronavirus infection on Monday. The leader of Ireland's nationalist party said she was informed by her public health doctor that she was no longer infected,...

Will schools reopen? Cuomo, de Blasio continue to give different answers Will schools reopen? Cuomo, de Blasio continue to give different answers

A worker uses a forklift to move a body outside of Brooklyn Hospital on March 31, 2020 in New York , United States. But the virus has hit hardest in the New York City area. "This is a very good day". On Saturday, Cuomo announced a new partnershi...

70 coronavirus vaccines are in development globally 70 coronavirus vaccines are in development globally

China has approved early-stage human tests for two experimental vaccines to combat the new coronavirus that killed over 100,000 people worldwide, state media Xinhua reported on Tuesday. While the above procedure takes 10 to 15 years to complet...

WHO Envoy: COVID-19 'Stalks Human Race' WHO Envoy: COVID-19 'Stalks Human Race'

The Executive Director of WHO's emergency programs Dr Mike Ryan says with regards to recovery and then re-infection, they do not have the answers to that adding "That is an unknown". "We're right in the middle of this massive epic struggle". "That's ...

Coronavirus: Care regulator to record care home deaths from Covid-19 Coronavirus: Care regulator to record care home deaths from Covid-19

That compares with the 5,186 reported by NHS England, a number which is itself revised several days after the official daily tally from hospitals. There is an increase of 778 deaths on the previous day and official figures also showed that the numb...

A further 778 deaths in United Kingdom hospitals takes total past 12000 A further 778 deaths in United Kingdom hospitals takes total past 12000

This included 217 in care homes, 33 in hospices and 136 in homes. "It is not an exact number and does not include the numbers dying in places such as nursing homes". Harrist said anyone can get sick and has a chance of a serious illness with COVID-19...

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