Monday January 24-th, 2022

Expect no covid-19 silver bullet

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the team concluded its mission and laid the groundwork for future joint missions to identify the origin of the virus . "We may not have a vaccine that may work, or its protection could be ...

Coronavirus: ONS figures show deaths in Wales have fallen to March levels Coronavirus: ONS figures show deaths in Wales have fallen to March levels

But once a further six weeks of data is added, running to the week ending July 24 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (and to July 26 in Scotland), the total drops to 63,540.Driving the fall has been six consecutive weeks in England and Wales wher...

Australia's Victoria imposes fines to enforce COVID-19 isolation Australia's Victoria imposes fines to enforce COVID-19 isolation

WANGARATTA, along with the rest of regional Victoria, will move to stage three restrictions from midnight Wednesday following Premier Daniel Andrews' declaration of a State of Disaster from 6pm Sunday. After two months of no community transmission in...

'Saddened by 3-language formula': Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami on NEP 2020 'Saddened by 3-language formula': Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami on NEP 2020

In a statement, Palaniswami sought the Centre to acknowledge the overall sentiments of the people of the state and reconsider its decision. The TN CM requested the Prime Minister to reconsider the three-language policy mentioned in the National Ed...

Covid-19: Some hope of triumph in vaccine clinical tests Covid-19: Some hope of triumph in vaccine clinical tests

The company's CEO Adar Poonawala says that if the trial is successful, by the first quarter of 2021 , 30-40 million doses will be ready. The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine - developed by British-Swedish multinational AstraZeneca in conjunction with Unive...

NYC health commissioner quits, citing Bill de Blasio's failures on coronavirus NYC health commissioner quits, citing Bill de Blasio's failures on coronavirus

But he said at a news conference that the city needed "a new leader for our Department of Health who could bring together the skills we need at this moment". New York City abruptly replaced its top public health official Tuesday at a key point in i...

Coronavirus crisis: Queensland to close border to NSW, ACT Coronavirus crisis: Queensland to close border to NSW, ACT

Ms Palaszczuk said the decision was made because we are still seeing a "large number of active cases in Victoria" and "continuing to see cases in NSW". The ACT has not recorded any new cases of COVID-19 in nearly a month and was officially declared ...

Coronavirus spreads to hundreds of youth at overnight summer camp — CDC Coronavirus spreads to hundreds of youth at overnight summer camp — CDC

Only the 120 staff members did. Of children ages 6 to 10, more than half were infected; 44% of those ages 11 to 17 were infected, as were one-third of those ages 18 to 21. There was also a "variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including daily ...

COVID-19 death reported in Cass County over weekend

Most if not all of today's new cases are presumably from the Lewisburg pen. Neighboring Lackawanna County has 1,901 cases and 212 deaths; Monroe County has 1,598 cases and 123 deaths. Allegheny County is reporting an increase of 68 cases and Philad...

Wuhan not necessarily where coronavirus crossed from animals into humans: World Health Organization expert Wuhan not necessarily where coronavirus crossed from animals into humans: World Health Organization expert

Speaking at a media briefing, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said preventing outbreaks still came down to public health measures such as testing, tracing and quarantining, as well as governments informing and listening to local communities. "Some countri...

Frontline healthcare workers more likely to test COVID-19 positive, despite PPE Frontline healthcare workers more likely to test COVID-19 positive, despite PPE

Using the Covid Symptom Tracker App, researchers from King's College London and Harvard looked at data from 2,035,395 individuals and 99,795 frontline health-care workers in the United Kingdom and US. The study also found that frontline healthcare wo...

Vietnam capital short of test kits as national coronavirus cases climb Vietnam capital short of test kits as national coronavirus cases climb

Vietnam has said its health system could not handle a mass outbreak. "If there's an infection in a hamlet, we will lock down that hamlet only, not the whole district or the whole province", government spokesman Mai Tien Dung told a monthly news...

Russia’s Claim of Having Developed COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Just for Show’: Iran Russia’s Claim of Having Developed COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Just for Show’: Iran

The federal government traditionally plays a principal role in funding and overseeing the manufacturing and distribution of new vaccines, which often draw on scarce ingredients and need to be made, stored and transported carefully. Sanofi's coronavir...

Wearing a face mask is an act of solidarity, World Health Organization chief says Wearing a face mask is an act of solidarity, World Health Organization chief says

Ghebreyesus then specified that for individual people the most important things are social distancing, wearing a mask, washing their hands and being careful not to cough around others. The government's own records appear to show nearly 42,000 people ...

90-minute coronavirus tests expected to be available to millions in Britain 90-minute coronavirus tests expected to be available to millions in Britain

About 450,000 LamPORE swab tests will be available from next week across adult care settings and laboratories. Asked if the tests are a part of the government's plan for schools, which are slated for reopening on 1 September, he said: "This is a fu...

Health Canada approves drug to treat severe coronavirus symptoms Health Canada approves drug to treat severe coronavirus symptoms

Remdesivir is sold under the brand name Veklury and manufactured by Gilead Sciences Canada. Canada on Tuesday gave the green light for people with severe symptoms of COVID-19 to be treated with the anti-viral drug remdesivir. Given through an IV, t...

Hamilton mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Hamilton mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Some may develop mild flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, and occasionally swollen lymph glands or rash. In some cases, especially in persons over 50 years of age and those with chronic medical conditions such as cancer and diabete...

Penn minimizes in-person fall classes, requires student testing Penn minimizes in-person fall classes, requires student testing

He said following another Presidential directive on 31st May, that final year tertiary students could resume lectures, Management met with stakeholders and chose to continue with the online teaching and learning programmes for final and continuing st...

France's Sanofi charged with manslaughter in birth defects case

Before the manslaughter charge, the French pharmaceutical company was already charged with aggravated fraud by 42 families that they have unintentionally injured because of the medication. Pharmaceutical firm Sanofi says it has told authorities of th...

Coronavirus: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester Coronavirus: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester

Despite council and partner organisations working to tackle the pandemic since the start of the year, declaring the rise in cases a "major incident" meant that authorities could "ramp this up further", he added. - [INSIGHT] Eat Out to Help Out full l...

Lansing School District prepares for online-only learning Lansing School District prepares for online-only learning

Here in Central New York, each school district is tackling the challenges differently. Smialek encouraged students and caregivers to keep an eye on the district's social media pages in the coming days to learn more about the start of the school y...

United Kingdom to roll out 90-minute coronavirus tests

This rapid testing will hugely pull back the average amount of time it now takes for results to be returned - while it may take a few hours to determine a positive case of the virus in a lab, the diagnosis can sometimes take anywhere between 24 hours...

US official cautions over China, Russia virus vaccines as race heats up US official cautions over China, Russia virus vaccines as race heats up

Russian Health Ministry is planning a mass vaccination campaign against the coronavirus for October, TASS news agency reported on Saturday, citing Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko. "Just as Sputnik was the result of very talented Russian sc...

Vietnam reports four new COVID-19 cases; two are imported Vietnam reports four new COVID-19 cases; two are imported

The Health Ministry said a 61 year-old man died on Friday evening of septic shock and chronic kidney failure. A total of 373 COVID-19 patients have recovered in Vietnam while there are over 94,200 people being quarantined and monitored in the count...

Siemens Healthineers to buy USA cancer care firm Varian Siemens Healthineers to buy USA cancer care firm Varian

Bloomberg was first to report the offer on Saturday. The deal would give Healthineers a sizeable market share in the rapidly growing field of cancer treatment where it has little presence now. "With this takeover, we are significantly strengthen...

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