Monday January 24-th, 2022

278 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, Australia 278 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, Australia

He's among 14 Victorians to have died from the virus, while the State has recorded 372 new cases, Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed today. It takes the state's death toll to 289. The 3 extra testing sites are going to be in Ballarat Respiratory Clin...

CDC head: Fall could the 'worst' from a public health standpoint CDC head: Fall could the 'worst' from a public health standpoint

There are now numerous potential COVID-19 vaccines in development, three of which are already in Phase 3 trials . Redfield noted that he is "very cautiously optimistic" that the United States will have one or more COVID-19 vaccines deployed "befor...

Neck Gaiter Masks Might Be More Harmful Than Helpful, Study Says Neck Gaiter Masks Might Be More Harmful Than Helpful, Study Says

It found that an N95 mask , which features a filter allowing it to remove 95 per cent of airborne particulates, was the most effective. The team conducted a proof-of-concept study, which was published in the journal Science Advances , wherein the...

Second COVID-19 outbreak at the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver Second COVID-19 outbreak at the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver

In a stark warning to restaurants and bars, Dix said public health officials are everywhere this weekend enforcing the public orders, said Dix. A payment plan has been set out for renters in British Columbia who haven't been able to pay rent during...

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in areas of Brampton, Mississauga Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in areas of Brampton, Mississauga

The positive case was confirmed on July 28. However, a West Nile Virus infection can be serious, and 1 out of 150 infected people develop a severe, sometimes fatal, illness. Wear light-colored, tightly woven, loose-fitting clothing such as long tro...

England resumes lockdown easing but stiffens punishment on rule breaches England resumes lockdown easing but stiffens punishment on rule breaches

On Thursday the government gave the go-ahead for the plans as part of the move to stage four of its roadmap to easing the coronavirus lockdown , which allows indoor and outdoor performances to take place with a limited capacity audience adhering to ...

China to supply potential coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan: WSJ report China to supply potential coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan: WSJ report

The UK has been on a huge shopping spree to secure coronavirus vaccines from companies with promising candidates. As part of that deal, Novavax has committed to supply its vaccine to COVAX, a scheme that aims to provide equitable access to COVID-19...

Mass COVID-19 study finds BAME community in England worst affected Mass COVID-19 study finds BAME community in England worst affected

The results found that 3.4 million people in England had antibodies, showing that they had previously been infected with the virus. In London , 13% of people had antibodies while in the South West of England it was less than 3%. For Black, Asian...

Pictures of legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam who tested positive for COVID-19 Pictures of legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam who tested positive for COVID-19

The health condition of popular playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, who was admitted to MGM Healthcare in Chennai with mild COVID-19 symptoms on August 5, is critical. On August 5, Balasubrahmanyam said that he chose to get himself tested as he ...

Fall could the 'worst' from a public health standpoint — CDC head

To stem the tide, Redfield says every American needs to do their part. He's also urging Americans to get the flu shot . Now as we approach the fall - a new concern is the flu season . THE US has suffered the highest number of coronavirus deaths i...

Pelosi Calls Harris 'Best Person' Biden Could Name As VP Pelosi Calls Harris 'Best Person' Biden Could Name As VP

The daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants to the United States sought to tap into the nationwide upheaval over police violence and racial disparities. Biden criticized President Trump's personal attacks on Harris. Harris reacted on Twitter a...

A-level exams chaos 'will hit poorest' A-level exams chaos 'will hit poorest'

However, many students have been left shocked and disappointed after receiving grades that were significantly lower than both their performance in previous exams and their teachers' prediction. The standardisation model was developed by Northern Irel...

COVID-19 testing is essential for UNC to reopen safely COVID-19 testing is essential for UNC to reopen safely

Sixty-three percent of students said they would be willing to be tested "frequently" for COVID-19; more students who identified as Democrat than self-identifying Republicans were open to frequent testing, according to the report. Other universities ...

SK Bioscience to contract manufacture Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine SK Bioscience to contract manufacture Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine

The government has also inked a deal with USA pharma giant Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) for 30 million doses of its vaccine candidate being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutica company, plus an agreement to buy 22 million more in the future.

Dramatic lightning storms strike United Kingdom as heatwave continues Dramatic lightning storms strike United Kingdom as heatwave continues

An amber warning means people should be on alert for flash flooding and building damage from lightning strikes, floodwaters and hailstones. The UK has been braced for five days of heavy rain and thunderstorms. Hammersmith Bridge in the capital was ...

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern extends partial lockdown for Auckland NZ PM Jacinda Ardern extends partial lockdown for Auckland

What did Ms Ardern say? "Cabinet also does not want Auckland to be in level 3 any longer than is needed to ensure the outbreak is contained". "We have always said that the best economic response is a strong health response". The earliest corona...

CDC director says USA could have CDC director says USA could have "worst fall" ever

Redfield's dire outlook comes as the U.S. continues to top 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths reported on average each day, according to Johns Hopkins University . He added the CDC has purchased an extra 10 million doses of the vaccine this year. ...

UK starts trials of new COVID-19 test and trace App UK starts trials of new COVID-19 test and trace App

This is a useful addition to the existing NHS Test and Trace service because it will mean you do not need to know the contact details of people for the service to warn them they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive. It will ini...

Coronavirus: UK lowers toll by over 5,000 after changing counting method

A report by BBC showed the recalculation is based on a new definition of who has died from COVID-19 by the country's Department of Health and Social Care. Prof Keith Neal, emeritus professor of the epidemiology of infectious diseases at the Universit...

Vaping linked to higher risk of COVID-19 in young adults Vaping linked to higher risk of COVID-19 in young adults

Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois), chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy , wrote to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Tuesday, referring to the Stanford study .

Payroll tax holiday: How much could you save? Payroll tax holiday: How much could you save?

Employers and employees each pay 6.2 percent for Social Security and 1.45 percent for Medicare, and an additional 0.9 percent is levied on the highest earners. "This will suggest even bigger paychecks for performing family members as we race to m...

Man charged with first-degree murder of doctor at Alberta medical clinic Man charged with first-degree murder of doctor at Alberta medical clinic

Dr. Walter Reynolds , 45, was "the best colleague I ever had", Dr. Edward Ohanjanians said Tuesday. The clinic, sandwiched in between a hair salon and a dollar store, remained cordoned off with yellow police tape. She urged people to connect in saf...

New Zealand records 13 more coronavirus infections, bringing outbreak cluster to 30 New Zealand records 13 more coronavirus infections, bringing outbreak cluster to 30

The country will be hoping it can avoid a similar situation to its neighbor Australia, where the state of Victoria is reporting hundreds of new cases each day. Bloomfield said that they completed a record of more than 15,000 tests Thursday and they w...

Should You Stop Wearing Your Neck Gaiters? New Study Says So

Last month, CDC Director Robert Redfield asserted that if every American made a decision to wear a mask or face covering, the United States could get the coronavirus pandemic under control within two months. In fact, wearing the latter is worse...

Biological E inks pact with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV for Covid vaccine Biological E inks pact with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV for Covid vaccine

The World Health Organization says there are more than two dozen vaccines in human trials across the globe. U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar says four of the six companies under contract have reported testing results showing they produce more anti...

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