Tuesday January 25-th, 2022

BC Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe to release latest illicit drug death numbers BC Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe to release latest illicit drug death numbers

A review of completed cases from 2016 to 2019 indicates that the top four detected drugs relevant to illicit drug toxicity deaths were fentanyl (83 per cent), cocaine (50 per cent), methamphetamine and amphetamine (34 per cent), and heroin (15 per ce...

UW Reports Seven New Cases of COVID-19 UW Reports Seven New Cases of COVID-19

Notre Dame shifted to remote learning after 150 students tested positive for COVID-19 after a week on campus. "The Office of Student Life is monitoring off-campus neighborhoods and is reporting students to Student Conduct, school spokesman Benjami...

Africa declared free of wild polio after four years without cases Africa declared free of wild polio after four years without cases

Polio once was a common virus. Polio , or poliomyelitis, mainly affects children aged under five. There are still pockets of children have no access to the polio vaccine, leading to outbreaks of the cVDPV. "This will be the true legacy of poli...

Amazon's new wearable will judge your tone Amazon's new wearable will judge your tone

Amazon Halo Band is water resistant. Instead, a small "sensor capsule" is used to house an accelerometer, temperature sensor, heart rate monitor, two microphones, an LED indicator light, and a button for turning the microphones on or off, but it can...

EU pays 336 mln euros to secure AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine EU pays 336 mln euros to secure AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna said the immune responses in those aged between 56 and 70 years, above 70 and those in the age group of 18 and 55 were similar. The data was being presented at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immuni...

Global COVID-19 cases top 24 million Global COVID-19 cases top 24 million

In the release, the health department states they are monitoring 300 people in isolation and at least 600 in quarantine, and that the impact of COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the department's resources. "School will be new for everyone th...

Moderna COVID Vaccine Shows Strong Response in Older Adults Moderna COVID Vaccine Shows Strong Response in Older Adults

The inoculation only produced mild side effects in patients such as fatigue and chills that generally resolved within two days. Computer-generated antigen structures are encoded by synthetic genes, which can then re-programme the body's immune system...

BC health officials report 62 new coronavirus cases BC health officials report 62 new coronavirus cases

There are now approximately 900 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C., including 21 people who are in hospital for treatment, seven of whom require critical care. And of all positive cases, 81% have recovered (If a case has not been reported as a death, a...

No safe level of caffeine consumption for pregnant women and would-be mothers No safe level of caffeine consumption for pregnant women and would-be mothers

This paper does not supersede all the other evidence that has found that a limited intake of caffeine is safe for the majority of pregnant women". Pregnant women can consume 200mg of caffeine a day, according to NHS guidelines. But he adds that t...

Washington health experts baffled by ‘strange’ new COVID testing guidance from CDC Washington health experts baffled by ‘strange’ new COVID testing guidance from CDC

Also, Dr. Anthony Fauci was in surgery during the August 20 meeting of the task force and was not part of the discussion related to the new guidelines. "We need public health people who do public health and not politics, and we're going to disreg...

Brits will be paid to self-isolate by Government Brits will be paid to self-isolate by Government

The initial trial, which will be met with a rapid review before potentially being "quickly applied" elsewhere, will see eligible people who had tested positive for the virus receiving £130 for their 10 days of self-isolation, whilst other members of ...

United States doctors group calls for transparency in Covid-19 vaccine development United States doctors group calls for transparency in Covid-19 vaccine development

Earlier this month, Russian Federation became the first country to grant regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing. More reports of adverse symptoms observed after the second dose of the vaccine, but the ma...

DOJ may investigate blue states over Covid-19 deaths at nursing homes DOJ may investigate blue states over Covid-19 deaths at nursing homes

Key context: Blue states were among the hardest hit early in the pandemic. "Protecting the rights of some of society's most vulnerable members, including elderly nursing home residents, is one of our country's most important obligations", Dreiband...

Immune Response Provides Clue Into Why COVID Kills More Older Men Immune Response Provides Clue Into Why COVID Kills More Older Men

The findings, published on Wednesday in the Nature journal, suggest that men - particularly those older than the age of 60 - may need to depend more on vaccines to protect against the infection . 'When [men] age, they lose their ability to stimu...

Coronavirus Testing Guidelines Change Could Drive Down Testing, Experts Argue : Shots Coronavirus Testing Guidelines Change Could Drive Down Testing, Experts Argue : Shots

The agency, in its relaxed testing guidelines, reiterated that if a test comes back negative, it does not mean someone will not "develop an infection from the close contact or contract an infection at a later time ". "This webpage offers strategies ...

Coronavirus: it is possible to be infected several times by the virus Coronavirus: it is possible to be infected several times by the virus

A Belgian woman was reported to have a mild second case, three months after her first illness. In the Hong Kong case, the reinfected person did not have any symptoms the second time and the infection was picked up through airport screening.

Ontario records over 100 new COVID-19 cases Ontario records over 100 new COVID-19 cases

As has been the case for much of the past month, the majority of new infections were in those under the age of 40. Nearly 91 percent are considered resolved. The province also processed 18,800 tests from the previous day. The number of cases for an...

Another positive West Nile Virus case in Perth County Another positive West Nile Virus case in Perth County

West Nile virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Lambton Public Health said on Monday that the mosquitos were collected from a trap in Petrolia on August 19. To reduce the risk of potential virus transmission, larv...

World’s `first` coronavirus reinfection case confirmed in Hong Kong World’s `first` coronavirus reinfection case confirmed in Hong Kong

The University of Otago's Dr Jemma Geoghegan said the sole case of re-infection needed to be treated with caution. "This is no cause for alarm", Yale immunologist Akiko Iwasaki tweeted about the new findings about COVID-19 reinfection from Hong ...

Hong Kong activist warns West to shun Chinese technology ties Hong Kong activist warns West to shun Chinese technology ties

PipeChina and Italy's Snam SpA agreed on a partnership project in the Chinese gas market on the day of Wang's visit, Foreign Minister Di Maio said. Allies have anxious that China's "Silk Road" will destabilise smaller countries by overloading them ...

20,000 Covid-19 Cases Being Linked To One Event In Boston 20,000 Covid-19 Cases Being Linked To One Event In Boston

Researchers based their findings on an analysis of the genetic sequences of COVID-19 cases affecting 772 patients, mostly based in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties in MA. Of the 772 patients, 289 cases were traceable to the Biogen conf...

In stunning reversal, CDC abruptly changes position on when to get tested In stunning reversal, CDC abruptly changes position on when to get tested

He said the current recommendation emphasizes tests for individuals with symptoms consistent with covid-19, and others without symptoms who are at high risk, including nursing home residents, health care workers, first responders and people who hav...

'Huge milestone' in UQ coronavirus vaccine 'Huge milestone' in UQ coronavirus vaccine

Russia's state-run Gamaleya research institute, which developed the potential vaccine, will produce more than 2 million doses of the vaccine for Kazakhstan. "All the volunteers are feeling well, no unforeseen or unwanted side effects were observed"...

Countries Now Part Of Largest COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign - WHO Announces Countries Now Part Of Largest COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign - WHO Announces

For example, U.S. Food and Drug Administration allows unapproved medical products to be used in an emergency to diagnose, treat or prevent life-threatening disease or conditions. Fauci had also previously spoken about the first vaccines to be develop...

McPherson County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases

As of Monday, 213 Shelby County residents have recovered, 105 have not recovered, and four people have died. Two patients are now hospitalized in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs. An outbreak at the county jail included ...

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