Monday January 24-th, 2022

UK Begins Controversial Coronavirus Challenge Trial UK Begins Controversial Coronavirus Challenge Trial

Just this final efficacy phase of vaccine trials often takes over a year. "It may be that there will be several vaccines that are effective, perhaps in different groups or in different ways". A state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production...

US Breaks Daily Record for Coronavirus Cases with Nearly 84,000 New Infections US Breaks Daily Record for Coronavirus Cases with Nearly 84,000 New Infections

The figures are so staggering in some cases that health officials themselves feel overwhelmed. As with any debate, the state of the pandemic has varied greatly. The death toll from COVID-19 rose to 9,658 on the day, according to the latest availabl...

New study projects up to 500,000 US COVID-19 deaths by February New study projects up to 500,000 US COVID-19 deaths by February

On Friday, the United States recorded more than 70,000 coronavirus infections within one day, in what was the highest number of daily cases since July. Its current forecast on its website is for 386,000 deaths as of 1 February, 2021. Researchers wa...

European countries set new record in daily cases European countries set new record in daily cases

Besides the USA, there are several other countries which are facing a surge in COVID-19 cases. In addition to hospitalistions reaching 40,264 on Wednesday, the seven-day average of new cases of Covid-19 have risen 45 per cent in the past four weeks...

88 active cases of COVID-19 in Niagara region on Friday 88 active cases of COVID-19 in Niagara region on Friday

The province said 292 cases are in Toronto , 186 in Peel Region, 87 in Ottawa, and 72 in York Region. Indoor dining rooms, fitness centres, and movie theatres were closed in Toronto , Peel, and Ottawa on October 10 and the same restrictions were ...

Participant in AstraZeneca's Brazilian Covid-19 trial dies Participant in AstraZeneca's Brazilian Covid-19 trial dies

COVID-19 has now killed more than 223,000 Americans, and the health crisis is a top issue in the presidential election pitting incumbent Donald Trump against Joe Biden. The company added it was hoping to have results later this year, "depending on th...

United States breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 84,000 new infections

Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday afternoon that the agency has noted a "distressing trend" in which coronavirus case numbers are "increasing in almost 75 percent o...

Blood of recovered COVID-19 patients shows little benefit as treatment Blood of recovered COVID-19 patients shows little benefit as treatment

Doctors have used convalescent plasma to treat patients or immunize persons at high risk of virus exposure during outbreaks of measles, mumps, polio, Ebola, and even the 1918 pandemic flu. Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda is working on a drug t...

Biden Claims No One Lost Insurance Under Obamacare Biden Claims No One Lost Insurance Under Obamacare

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case regarding the Obama-era health care plan in the first week of November, after the election . False. With a highly contagious virus spreading around the world, "you might be thinking more about the im...

Eastern Health launching flu-shot clinics by appointment on Wednesday Eastern Health launching flu-shot clinics by appointment on Wednesday

Keeping flu patients out of the hospital frees up beds and resources for those fighting COVID-19. The health unit, which covers Oxford and Elgin counties says the move is created to avoid what they call a "twindemic" that could see the health care ...

Belgium Announces New Drastic COVID-19 Measures Belgium Announces New Drastic COVID-19 Measures

The announcement of Wilmes' positive test came after she attended a face-to-face summit with her fellow European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg on October 12. Belgium, meanwhile, is experiencing one of the worst second epidemic waves in the wo...

1,066 new Covid-19 cases confirmed, three further deaths 1,066 new Covid-19 cases confirmed, three further deaths

Further analysis, which includes deaths of care home residents in hospital, shows that of the 441 deaths of care home residents involving Covid-19 in the year to date to 16 October 2020, 81.0% (357) occurred in a care home, with the remaining 84 occu...

CDC redefines 'close contact' to include multiple brief encounters CDC redefines 'close contact' to include multiple brief encounters

In a press conference Wednesday, Jay Butler, the CDC's deputy director for infectious diseases, said the United States is "unfortunately seeing a distressing trend, with cases increasing in almost 75% of the country". "The official number is bad enou...

US Marks Second-Highest COVID Case Count Since Pandemic Began US Marks Second-Highest COVID Case Count Since Pandemic Began

The modelling study, which mapped out various scenarios and their projected impact on the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States, found that universal mask-wearing could have a major impact on death rates, potentially saving 130,000 liv...

Trump releases raw video of ‘60 Minutes’ interview he walked out on Trump releases raw video of ‘60 Minutes’ interview he walked out on

White House staff typically record interviews with the president independently to ensure accuracy, though it's unclear if they would have a video recording of Trump's sit down with Stahl or whether it would be violating an embargo agreed to with th...

Sask. adds 44 new COVID cases; active cases now at 427

Saskatoon's new cases continue to be primarily linked with outbreaks at local nightclubs. Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer, said the rate of infection in the province has over the past week been around three cases per 1...

75 new cases confirmed in county; record one-day 2,219 statewide

Thurston County continues to add new cases of COVID-19 at a double-digit pace, and Thursday was no exception after the county announced 17 more diagnoses. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in...

More Than 50 Million Vote Early In US Presidential Election More Than 50 Million Vote Early In US Presidential Election

An estimated 478,900 vote-by-mail packages have already been received by Elections BC as of Friday morning. The previous single-day record before 2020 was set in 2016, with 24,615 ballots cast on the first day of advanced voting. Pennsylvania's vot...

Trump, Biden go after each other on coronavirus Trump, Biden go after each other on coronavirus

With Trump trailing and needing to change the campaign's trajectory, the debate could prove pivotal though more than 46 million votes already have been cast and there are fewer undecided voters than at this point in previous election years.

Coronavirus: First death at Harrogate Hospital in 3 weeks Coronavirus: First death at Harrogate Hospital in 3 weeks

All figures refer to patients who died in hospitals in England and had tested positive for Covid-19, as of 4pm October 21. Most deaths from influenza and pneumonia are in older people, who may be more likely to be careful with social distancing, ma...

[Newsmaker] Flu shot fears growing further as suspected deaths pile up [Newsmaker] Flu shot fears growing further as suspected deaths pile up

Authorities said there was no reason to believe the deaths were linked to the vaccine but an investigation, including post mortems, was under way. They supply both the free programme and paid services. South Korea's flu vaccines are supplied by...

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

On Wednesday, the CDC changed it to include shorter but repeated contacts that add up to 15 minutes over a 24-hour period. The report didn't identify the prison, but Vermont officials have said that in late July, six inmates tested positive when ...

CDC just made a key change to its COVID-19 guidelines CDC just made a key change to its COVID-19 guidelines

Of those excess deaths, the researchers attributed 198,081-or 66%-to Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. In addition, the researchers found that the country's estimated number of excess deaths varied by age group , ranging from ap...

Volunteer in Oxford COVID vaccine test, given placebo, dies in Brazil Volunteer in Oxford COVID vaccine test, given placebo, dies in Brazil

AstraZeneca's US vaccine trial is also paused due to an illness in its United Kingdom trial, but is expected to resume as soon as this week, Reuters reported, citing four sources. The Federal University of Sao Paulo, which is helping coordinate pha...

Sturgeon extends hospitality restrictions as Scotland heads for tiered system Sturgeon extends hospitality restrictions as Scotland heads for tiered system

Nicola Sturgeon used Wednesday's daily update to reveal plans to introduce a new tiered restriction system in Scotland from November 2. They were due to end on October 25, and also forced the closure of snooker and pool halls, indoor bowling, casin...

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