Tuesday January 25-th, 2022

Chinese research shows coronavirus has up to 30 different strains now Chinese research shows coronavirus has up to 30 different strains now

The authors say their findings - based on just 11 patients - are the first to show the mutation could affect the severity of illness. "Assessing the evolutionary distance between these data points and visualizing it helps researchers find out about...

B.C. expects more cases linked to Alberta oilsands project B.C. expects more cases linked to Alberta oilsands project

There has been transmission from people who have come back to B.C. from the Curl Lake Project in Alberta. The statement noted there have been reports of a number of COVID-19 cases at an oilsands facility north of Fort McMurray, Alta., although it d...

67% of virus cases recover 67% of virus cases recover

DHEC today provided an updated summary regarding cases confirmed to date as well as projections through May 9. Based on DHEC's count, there have been 124 coronavirus-related deaths in SC. He also asked councils to keep cemeteries open to allow famili...

Nursing homes must now be transparent about coronavirus cases Nursing homes must now be transparent about coronavirus cases

While the new cases came back with positive tests just this week, one of the two staff members who tested positive for COVID in recent weeks has been able to return to work, county officials reported. The federal move is "overdue", said Alison Weinga...

Latest Pharmacy News: John Newton warns against unapproved antibody tests Latest Pharmacy News: John Newton warns against unapproved antibody tests

Ford, president and chief executive officer, Abbott. Abbott's SARS-CoV-2 IgG test identifies the IgG antibody, which is a protein that the body produces in the late stages of infection and may remain for up to months and possibly years after a pers...

Nurses suspended for refusing to treat coronavirus patients without N95 masks

Nurses rallied outside Providence St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica and at Little Company of Mary hospitals in San Pedro and Torrance. The nurses said they weren't provided masks and then told to care for patients. Cline said he thinks the hos...

Rite-Aid announces COVID-19 swab testing in New Hartford Rite-Aid announces COVID-19 swab testing in New Hartford

The Waldwick site expects to administer up to 200 tests a day , and will be open from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. daily for testing. Rite Aid is expanding its drive-thru testing locations for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus , commonly known as novel ...

Facebook unveils first Covid-19 interactive 'heat maps', set to expand globally Facebook unveils first Covid-19 interactive 'heat maps', set to expand globally

In New York City and northern New Jersey - the country's largest COVID-19 hotspot now - counties are seeing prevalence rates from 2-4.4%, versus rates below 1% in most counties. Similar surveys are used to help forecast flu outbreaks and can be qui...

Blood Bank Seeking Plasma Donation from Recovered COVID19 Patients

Data shows 3,237 people have recovered from COVID-19. The family arranged the donor and the patient was injected with fresh plasma on April 14. However, his condition deteriorated during the next few days and he soon developed pneumonia with Type I...

Japanese Virology Expert Questions Whether Games Can Be Held In 2021 Japanese Virology Expert Questions Whether Games Can Be Held In 2021

Japan's government is boosting its new economic stimulus package by 8% to $1.1 trillion to fund cash payouts to lessen the pain from the coronavirus outbreak , a draft obtained by Reuters showed, straining its already dire public finances.

Alberta COVID-19 outbreak could impact Interior Health region Alberta COVID-19 outbreak could impact Interior Health region

There are 700 cases in the Vancouver-Coastal region (+14), 705 in the Fraser health region (+25), as well as 153 in the Interior (+3), and 102 on Vancouver Island (+5). Now, anyone with symtoms can be tested for COVID-19. "We must remain vigilant and...

US coronavirus lockdowns coincide with rise in poisonings from cleaners US coronavirus lockdowns coincide with rise in poisonings from cleaners

While the data does not provide information showing "a definite link" between exposures and COVID-19 cleaning efforts, there appears to be a "clear temporal association with increased use of these products", the study says. The combination created a ...

COVID-19 Ontario: Provincial community cases reached peak, officials say COVID-19 Ontario: Provincial community cases reached peak, officials say

Peel Public Health says 33 deaths have occurred in Mississauga. In Ontario, 31 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were confirmed today, bringing the total deaths to 584 (5.2 per cent). Yaffe added that the peak in cases, while good news, can also c...

Georgia to Reopen Movie Theaters & Other Businesses on April 27 Georgia to Reopen Movie Theaters & Other Businesses on April 27

Live performance venues, amusement parks, bars and nightclubs will remain closed. That's not the most shameful part of Kemp's new "order" however, the state stealer also ADMITTED that this will surely make the number of coronavirus cases go up ...

Feds to track, share information on nursing home outbreaks

I'm concerned about this as well; I asked CQC to make sure that we record the data in care homes specifically, of those who are residents of care homes, whether they die in hospital or in the care home, and they started collecting that data yesterday...

Don't rely on unapproved coronavirus tests, Brits told Don't rely on unapproved coronavirus tests, Brits told

As soon as we have found a test that works for this goal, we will be in a position to roll them out across the country as a back-to-work test. Hahn previously warned of deceptive claims by some test developers on April 7 . The answer brought up an...

Novartis, US regulators agree to malaria drug trial against Covid-19 Novartis, US regulators agree to malaria drug trial against Covid-19

But there is not yet scientific proof that it works. The Swiss pharmaceutical firm added that it is committed to reporting results as soon as possible. Still, some fear the championing of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 has overshadowed potentially...

Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine trial could be done by August, says professor

Gilbert said that the timing is ambitious but achievable. Prof Gilbert said: "By the time we have all the approvals for the vaccine ready, we should have a good pool of volunteers to draw from and we should be able to get going quite quickly".

All air passengers in Canada must wear face masks All air passengers in Canada must wear face masks

Travelers will be asked to wear face masks or coverings at Canadian airport screening checkpoints, where the screeners can not always maintain 6 feet (2 meters) between themselves and the traveler; when travelers can not physically distance from othe...

United Kingdom asking COVID-19 survivors to donate blood United Kingdom asking COVID-19 survivors to donate blood

Using convalescent plasma is a strategy that has prevented and treated other infectious diseases , according to University of Missouri. Earlier, the same family had lost the father, Jasbeer Chaddha who succumbed to COVID-19 infection while the mot...

5-year-old MI girl dies of COVID-19-related complications 5-year-old MI girl dies of COVID-19-related complications

But to date, the youngest death in the state involved a 20 year old. There's sad news to report out of Detroit concerning coronavirus and a child. Her parents told The Detroit News that they do not know how she became infected because she had s...

Facebook tool will track coronavirus symptoms across the UK

Facebook launched a symptom tracking partnership with Carnegie Mellon University's Delphi epidemiological research center early this month, and now the company now plans to expand the project outside of the U.S. In the U.S., the American Academy...

United Kingdom to trial use of Covid-19 survivors' blood plasma for treatment

The trial, which has not yet been approved, will help scientists determine how effective convalescent plasma (that is plasma from people who have had had coronavirus ) is for treating patients now ill with the disease. The goal of the treatment is t...

'Scientific breakdown' at CDC lab led to coronavirus testing delays, report says 'Scientific breakdown' at CDC lab led to coronavirus testing delays, report says

This resulted in contamination of one of the test components that was needed in the highly sensitive detection process. It took over a month to remove the contaminated component from the test kit beyond the report. and Quest Diagnostics in early Marc...

Immune system genes linked to severity of COVID-19 disease Immune system genes linked to severity of COVID-19 disease

Genetic variability in the human immune system may affect susceptibility to, and severity of infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It's not likely th...

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