Monday January 24-th, 2022

Pennsylvania makes masks mandatory - even outdoors Pennsylvania makes masks mandatory - even outdoors

Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Governor Tom Wolf today announced a new order signed by Dr. Levine that takes the mask-wearing directive one step further. The Wolf Administration's new mandate follows seve...

Chinese Researchers Warn of Possible New ‘Pandemic Virus’ Chinese Researchers Warn of Possible New ‘Pandemic Virus’

The new influenza strain identified recently, called G4 EA H1N1, could be one of those, researchers say. This means that while careful examination of this new strain of swine flu is certainly important, the virus is likely garnering more attent...

Passenger on Bris flight tests positive to COVID-19 after Melb visit Passenger on Bris flight tests positive to COVID-19 after Melb visit

NT Minister for Wellness, Natasha Fyles, announces first new case of COVID-19 in almost three months. However, passengers on Qantas flight QF836 from Brisbane to Darwin on Monday are being traced. All 31 cases of COVID-19 in the NT are related to w...

Calif. Gov. Newsom imposes new restrictions amid rise in COVID-19 cases Calif. Gov. Newsom imposes new restrictions amid rise in COVID-19 cases

The governor said the new lockdown orders will see "targeted" enforcement. "This is about keeping you safe, keeping them safe, your friends neighbors and family members, and moreover just making sure we mitigate the spread and don't do harm and dam...

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Positive Early Results in Human Trial Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Positive Early Results in Human Trial

Preliminary results from a clinical trial of the BNT162b1 messenger RNA vaccine indicate the vaccine triggers a significant immune response in recipients, Pfizer ( PFE ) and BioNTech SE ( BNTX ) announced Wednesday. No serious adverse events were r...

California Gov. Shuts Down Bars and Indoor Restaurants

Restaurants in the affected California counties can continue to offer takeout, delivery and outdoor sit-down service, Newsom stressed. Those 19 counties cover 72% of California residents, and the list includes Los Angeles , Sacramento and San...

Four more cases in Bureau County Four more cases in Bureau County

Two additional residents of Livingston County have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Livingston County Health Department reported Tuesday, bringing the county's running total to 47. In Montour County, the numbers today are the same, 73. ...

S. Korea to closely monitor new swine flu with pandemic potential S. Korea to closely monitor new swine flu with pandemic potential

Actress Sonam Kapoor who contracted a version of swine flu in 2015 has reacted to the reports. It does have some similarities to the last flu pandemic , 2009's swine flu, the BBC reports . This means that the swine influenza virus is poised to em...

UC San Diego concerned about potentially unsafe new flu spreading in China UC San Diego concerned about potentially unsafe new flu spreading in China

The new flu is has been labeled "very, very dangerous" by Chinese researchers who revealed its discovery yesterday. News of the H1N1 virus comes as countries are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more than 10 million peop...

American anxiety over coronavirus spikes along with record high cases American anxiety over coronavirus spikes along with record high cases

The number of Americans who died from COVID-19 in March through May was likely significantly higher than the official USA count due in part to state-level reporting discrepancies, according to a study published on Wednesday. Conservatives have genera...

Northumberland County has 60 COVID-19 cases in over two weeks Northumberland County has 60 COVID-19 cases in over two weeks

There are 6,649 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 8 new deaths. Individuals who have recovered is determined using a calculation, similar to what is being done by several other states. There have now been 38 confirmed cases of COVID...

'Yes On 802' Campaign Wins With Slight Lead For Medicaid Expansion 'Yes On 802' Campaign Wins With Slight Lead For Medicaid Expansion

Oklahoma has the second-highest uninsured rate in the nation at 14.2%, according to CNN . The vote in Oklahoma follows a recent trend of voters in GOP-leaning states passing the Medicaid expansion via ballot initiatives. Kevin Stitt or the Republi...

Coronavirus: Gilead prices its COVID-19 drug Remdesivir in developed countries Coronavirus: Gilead prices its COVID-19 drug Remdesivir in developed countries

Gilead CEO Daniel O'Day believed that all COVID-19 patients will have access to the remdesivir, through the help of government programs and assistance from the company. Porges has advocated for a price that allows Gilead to make a reasonable profit a...

Mixed feelings following Supreme Court decision on Louisiana abortion law Mixed feelings following Supreme Court decision on Louisiana abortion law

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion restriction law; reaction from Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson. In his decision, Roberts indicated he sided with liberal justices exclusively out of respect to court precedent. "But at the sam...

Maloney Votes to Expand Health Care for Hudson Valley Families Maloney Votes to Expand Health Care for Hudson Valley Families

Progressive lawmakers who have pushed sweeping "Medicare for All" legislation largely backed the more moderate health bill, which is aimed at shoring up Democrats' support in swing districts that were pivotal to the party retaking control of the Hous...

Bandana is least effective form of face mask, study says Bandana is least effective form of face mask, study says

The researchers said they chose to test these styles of face covering because they are readily available to the general public and do not draw away from the supply of medical-grade masks and respirators for health care workers. Well-fitted homemade m...

Clark County COVID-19 cases: 17 new reported for total of 843 Clark County COVID-19 cases: 17 new reported for total of 843

Ravalli County Public Health notes that they are experiencing a spike in cases so quickly that it is not being reflected on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map. There have now been 38 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the counties served by the...

Victoria reports 64 new infections, Queensland shuts its border Victoria reports 64 new infections, Queensland shuts its border

Globally, coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday, a major milestone in the spread of a disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. "We've had an increase in cases but they're nearly all in a very defined geogra...

Human trial of new vaccine begins in UK Human trial of new vaccine begins in UK

He said his institution was committed to cooperate with Oxford University in the trial . Explaining why the results of the trial on monkeys is not discouraging, Mr. Once injected into the muscle, RNA self-amplifies and generates copies of itself. ...

'No evidence' vitamin D supplements help prevent or treat Covid, says NICE 'No evidence' vitamin D supplements help prevent or treat Covid, says NICE

It can be stored in fat cells, thus reducing the circulating concentration in the blood. In fact, the vitamin is so important for immune function that low levels of vitamin D have been associated with an increased susceptibility to infection, disease...

Fauci: US ‘going in wrong direction’ in coronavirus outbreak Fauci: US ‘going in wrong direction’ in coronavirus outbreak

Currently, the daily rise in infections in the United States is about 40,000, but that could more than double , according to the virologist. Fauci said the daily increase in new cases could reach 100 000 unless efforts to tackle the disease were s...

United States buys up global supply of Covid-19 drug Remdesivir United States buys up global supply of Covid-19 drug Remdesivir

Gilead says it will charge nongovernment buyers such as hospitals about $520 a dose for US patients who are commercially insured, totaling $3,120 for a patient receiving the shorter course of treatment, and $5,720 for the longer treatment duration.

Gilead puts COVID-19 drug remdesivir at $2340 per patient Gilead puts COVID-19 drug remdesivir at $2340 per patient

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, a nonprofit group that analyses drug prices, said remdesivir would be cost-effective in a range of US$4580 to US$5080 ($6683 to $7413) if it saved lives. LUPKIN: They want to know, will there be a rew...

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

Some of Trump's staunchest defenders are now stepping up to urge the president and others to wear masks, as coronavirus cases in the United States continue to rise at an alarming rate. They wore masks. Nobody at my grocery store, thank God, got coron...

Ravalli County reporting 17 active COVID-19 cases Ravalli County reporting 17 active COVID-19 cases

Both of these individuals are being retested to confirm the accuracy of the test because they have remained well and have no other risk factors for COVID-19. No further information regarding the investigation is available at this time. The "COVID-...

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