Wednesday January 26-th, 2022

England test and trace scheme changes tack

The national service will shrink from 18,000 contact tracers to 12,000 with those non-NHS call handlers left being deployed as part of dedicated local test and trace teams, the Department of Health says. Dido Harding, the head of NHS Test and Trace, ...

Quebec reports five additional deaths, 126 new COVID-19 cases Quebec reports five additional deaths, 126 new COVID-19 cases

Quebec's initial back-to-school strategy was released in June and called for dividing classrooms into "bubbles" of six students. "Wearing a mask is hard for an adult, so imagine for kids". Roberge says each classroom will be its own bubble, and stude...

Russian Federation develops world's 1st covid-19 vaccine Russian Federation develops world's 1st covid-19 vaccine

Amid the soaring number of coronavirus cases worldwide, Russian Federation is all set to register world's first COVID-19 vaccine next week. The trials of this vaccine started on June 18 at Sechenov University in Russia's capital. A rapidly pr...

BC health officials report 131 new coronavirus cases since Friday

She said over 1,700 people in all health authorities are self-isolating after potentially being exposed to COVID-19 at social gatherings in July. No new deaths were recorded over the weekend related to COVID-19 in B.C., marking the tenth consecutiv...

Face coverings mandatory in shops from today Face coverings mandatory in shops from today

The penalty for non compliance is a fine of up to €2,500 or six months in jail, however, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said this would be be a last resort. It is vital that consumers are confident enough to return to their high streets, as d...

Tick Borne Infected 60 People in China with 7 Deaths Tick Borne Infected 60 People in China with 7 Deaths

Later, 23 people were found to have been infected in East China's Anhui province, state-run Global Times quoted media reports . More than 37 individuals in East China's Jiangsu Province contracted with the SFTS Virus in the very first half of ...

U.S. reaches 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases U.S. reaches 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases

However, additional than 4 months into a sustained outbreak, the United States achieved the 5 million mark, according to the operating count saved by Johns Hopkins College. States like California and NY have imposed strict circumstances on when schoo...

Scientists test if these 14 types of masks are effective Scientists test if these 14 types of masks are effective

The quest began when a professor at Duke's School of Medicine was assisting a local group buy masks in bulk to distribute to community members in need. In fact, neck fleece increased the number of respiratory droplets by creating a number of smalle...

40% increase in Covid-19 cases among USA children 40% increase in Covid-19 cases among USA children

Children accounted for 0-0.8 per cent of all Covid-19 deaths, and 20 States reported zero child deaths in the US. State-level populations for children were estimated with data from the US Census Bureau. Deaths among USA children from Covid-19 total 8...

Russian Federation to register first COVID-19 vaccine next week Russian Federation to register first COVID-19 vaccine next week

Russia's domestically produced Covid-19 vaccine could be unsafe and even cause infection if improperly designed, says Alexander Chepurnov, the former lab head at the Vector State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology . "Any vaccine for this...

China Seals Off Villages After Bubonic Plague Deaths China Seals Off Villages After Bubonic Plague Deaths

Nine close contacts of the dead patient and 26 contacts of the nine close contacts have been put under isolated medical observation. "According to 2016 data, the possibility of plague exists on nearly every continent, especially the western United ...

Pubs in Northern Ireland to stay shut Pubs in Northern Ireland to stay shut

No new deaths were recorded on Thursday, leaving the total in the region at 556, according to departmental figures. "People might say that's not a huge number, but it's indicative of a trend, and that's why we have to take action now, because we wa...

2 new deaths, 23 additional cases of COVID-19 in Winnebago Co 2 new deaths, 23 additional cases of COVID-19 in Winnebago Co

That takes the total to 3,959. The county now has 5,534 cases and 126 deaths. The seven-day positivity testing rate was 6.2%, the same as reported Wednesday. Twelve more cases of COVID-19 and one new death were included in data made available on t...

Nine new COVID cases found in NSW Nine new COVID cases found in NSW

On Sunday, NSW Health said a third Tangara student along with one of her household contacts had tested positive. The secondary campus will remain closed until August 21. From the new cases two were returning global travellers, four were locally acqui...

First Case Of West Nile In Simcoe/Muskoka First Case Of West Nile In Simcoe/Muskoka

The West Nile virus is known to produce similar symptoms as the novel coronavirus , so health experts are warning to not overlook this particular disease when diagnosing. Wear long-sleeves, long trousers and socks when possible when outdoors. Carefu...

Pfizer will manufacture Remdesivir Pfizer will manufacture Remdesivir

Gilead had said in June it was aiming to supply enough drug by the end of the year to treat more than 2 million Covid-19 patients, more than double its prior target of 1 million. Gilead is aiming to make enough of the drug by the end of the year to t...

Here's Why Michigan Gov. Whitmer Still Looks Like a Biden VP Contender Here's Why Michigan Gov. Whitmer Still Looks Like a Biden VP Contender

A Democrat familiar with the vetting process for Biden's running mate told CNN that the presumptive presidential nominee has also met with other possible vice presidential candidates. "We're going to have a Black woman VP". Close to a dozen women...

J&J inks $1bn deal with U.S. for coronavirus vaccine J&J inks $1bn deal with U.S. for coronavirus vaccine

Shares of Johnson & Johnson gained 0.8% in premarket trading on Wednesday after the company said it will receive more than $1 billion from the USA government to manufacture 100 million doses of its investigational COVID-19 vaccine. The company sa...

COVID-19 rates slowing for young Albertans COVID-19 rates slowing for young Albertans

Alberta's top doctor will return Thursday afternoon for one of her twice-weekly updates on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the province. For anyone in the province who is hoping for a vaccine as soon as possible, Alberta's chief medical offic...

Shots, tear gas and flames as protests against Beirut explosion grow Shots, tear gas and flames as protests against Beirut explosion grow

Lebanon's president Friday rejected any global probe into the catastrophic port blast, saying a missile or negligence could have been responsible as rescuers desperately combed the rubble for survivors. Lebanon is home to some 1 million Syrian refu...

Ontario reports fewer than 100 COVID-19 cases for 6th straight day

Gatineau said Saturday it was shutting the Vieux-Verger school day camp and placing all camp counsellors under preventive isolation, after a child attending the camp and an adult worker both tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. OPH reports 184 kno...

President of Liberty University to take 'indefinite leave of absence' President of Liberty University to take 'indefinite leave of absence'

Both people have their trousers zipped down and their shirts pulled up in order to expose their underwear and stomachs. "I promise that's just black water in my glass", Mr. Falwell to step down. Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, the private college...

Four more workers test positive for COVID-19 at Manitoba pork plant Four more workers test positive for COVID-19 at Manitoba pork plant

The cases are part of a cluster in Brandon, renewing calls from United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Local 832 president Jeff Traeger to close the plant until a full investigation into cases can be completed and the facility can undergo a thorou...

Whitley County Health Department announces seven new COVID-19 cases on Friday Whitley County Health Department announces seven new COVID-19 cases on Friday

There remained 30 deaths and no new cases were reported at any longterm care facilities Friday. The new cases put the county's total of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic to 608. Numbers vary between state and health departments beca...

Japan says in deal to purchase AstraZeneca's COVID-10 vaccine Japan says in deal to purchase AstraZeneca's COVID-10 vaccine

Last week, Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline signed a deal with the USA government to produce 100 million doses of a vaccine for about $10.50 each, according to calculations from analyst Mani Foroohar, of the brokerage firm SVB Leerink. On the same day, U...

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