Médecine

COVID-19: Vancouver secondary school students to get increased social time

COVID-19: Vancouver secondary school students to get increased social time Those seven public health units are Grey Bruce; Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge; Hastings and Prince Edward Counties; Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark; Peterborough; and Renfrew County. And students are asked not to congregate before and after school. Some schools may open on Monday, while others will remain closed. Secondary students at VSB schools are us... [Full Article...]

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine appears effective against UK COVID-19 strain

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine appears effective against UK COVID-19 strain On the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against mutations or new variants of COVID-19 such as the fast-spreading B117 (UK variant), he said the existing vaccines were adequate. The research shows that the volume of new domain registrations containing the words vaccine, COVID, Moderna, Pfizer , and BioNTech experienced spikes, indicating that scammers are preparing to launch vacc... [Full Article...]

Ontario ahead of schedule for vaccinations in long-term care homes

Ontario ahead of schedule for vaccinations in long-term care homes Ontario is reporting 1,913 new cases of COVID-19 today, likely under-reported due to a technical error in Toronto. But just a day later, on Tuesday, the City of Toronto issued an update saying the province was directing the clinic to "immediately" pause operations - three days earlier than expected. [Full Article...]

COVID-19 mitigations rolled back, but dining ban still on

Chicago and suburban Cook County - categorized in the state's reopening plan as Regions 11 and 10, respectively - are still operating under the tightest restrictions, known as Tier 3 by state officials . Coronavirus hospitalizations in IL peaked 6,175 on November 20, although there are still far more COVID-19 patients in the hospital now than at the start of the fall surge in early October , whe... [Full Article...]

People with COVID-19 immunity can still carry and transmit the virus

People with COVID-19 immunity can still carry and transmit the virus It will also look into the impact of the new variant and the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines . Study author Kamlesh Khunti said that many COVID-19 patients are coming back to hospital due to long-term effects of the disease and ended up dying. [Full Article...]

Poll finds strong support for COVID-19 curfews, despite doubts about effectiveness

Poll finds strong support for COVID-19 curfews, despite doubts about effectiveness As of Monday, the province reports having administered more than 22,000 vaccine shots. Number of people on ventilators 303 - up by 10. Forty-six deaths related to COVID-19 occurred in the previous day. Authorities say today's numbers include about 200 infections that were left out of Sunday's tally due to a transmission delay. Ontario says its weekly deliveries of the Pfizer-BioTech COVID... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization warns of 'catastrophic moral failure' with regards to Covid vaccine

World Health Organization warns of 'catastrophic moral failure' with regards to Covid vaccine The programme encourages rich countries to invest in Covax , which provides them with proportional access to Covax vaccines if others they have invested in fail. That target date could be a tall order, because a key producer of vaccines for the developing world - the Serum Institute of India - has not confirmed a date and predicted that its rollout might not happen before March or April. [Full Article...]

Italian 108-year-old woman gets Covid-19 vaccine

Italian 108-year-old woman gets Covid-19 vaccine The sessions will be conducted on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Asserting that the two Covid vaccines were safe, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Sunday said there were no side effects among those who took the first shot since Saturday. [Full Article...]

USA vaccine worries Norway as 29 elderly people die after receiving shot

USA vaccine worries Norway as 29 elderly people die after receiving shot Malaysia has finalised an agreement to purchase 12.8 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine , with an estimated first delivery date in the first quarter of this year. New Zealand has ordered 1.5 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine . Older people were "well represented" in the Pfizer vaccine trials, according to Professor Senanayake. [Full Article...]

Astrazeneca COVID vaccine gets approval in Pakistan: health minister

Astrazeneca COVID vaccine gets approval in Pakistan: health minister However, Canberra has rejected the proposal, Financial Times reported. This comes on the backdrop of Australia suffering a major blow during its homegrown vaccine trials last month. It is the first coronavirus vaccine to be approved by a South Asian Country. According to him, the authorities' choice is not that "one is better than the other". [Full Article...]

People with some COVID-19 immunity may still transmit virus

People with some COVID-19 immunity may still transmit virus It is also possible that those who have a degree of immunity against the virus may still be able to carry the virus in their nose or throat and therefore transmit it to others. "It is vital we all stay at home to protect our health service and save lives". The study's results more or less agree with previous work, including this study that found healthcare workers with spike protein antibodies... [Full Article...]

COVID-19 Vaccines May Have 'Serious Consequences' for Old & Frail, Norway Warns

COVID-19 Vaccines May Have 'Serious Consequences' for Old & Frail, Norway Warns Messonnier, The Hill reported . "It is still a recommendation from the manufacturers that we are hearing at the table" to follow their protocols, she said. "It's going to be temporary, it's not a loss, and we will make up those doses". The Commission has the "full mandate" to talk with "power on behalf of nearly 450 million Europeans and shall demand much better coordination and much more tra... [Full Article...]

La France instaure un couvre-feu à 18h — Coronavirus

La France instaure un couvre-feu à 18h — Coronavirus Nous restons cohérents dans notre stratégie graduée. Pour Olivier Véran , il est important d'atteindre 1 million d'injections d'ici la fin du mois pour de meilleurs résultats. Des exceptions limitées seront mises au point, notamment pour les travailleurs transfrontaliers et les travailleurs dits " essentiels ". "Nous sommes plus que jamais convaincus qu'il est nécessaire de maintenir les é... [Full Article...]

Production issue with Pfizer COVID vaccine to slow down Alberta schedule

Production issue with Pfizer COVID vaccine to slow down Alberta schedule Alberta reported 717 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday after completing 12,439 tests on Friday. Alberta is easing restrictions on outdoor social gatherings, funerals and on businesses such as barbershops and tattoo studios. "Of course our future will depend on Albertans remaining responsible and those businesses that are now opening doing so following all of the public health measures". [Full Article...]

Biden plans 'thousands' of community vaccination centers

Biden plans 'thousands' of community vaccination centers Biden has promised to beat the pandemic that has killed more than 385,000 people in the US. The NLC's Anthony said "Biden's COVID-19 rescue package brings hope to the millions of Americans in our cities, towns and villages who have been devastated by the effects of this pandemic". [Full Article...]

Health Secretary Azar Resigns, Citing Capitol Attack

Health Secretary Azar Resigns, Citing Capitol Attack Additionally, according to tracking data from Bloomberg , 1.78 million more doses were distributed as of Friday than had been on Thursday. Because both vaccines given emergency use authorization in the US require two doses, the administration initially planned to hold back 50 percent of the supply to ensure that people received their second dose. [Full Article...]

India’s wholesale inflation eases to 1.22% in December

India’s wholesale inflation eases to 1.22% in December Before the pandemic arrived a year ago, inflation was rising at a rate higher than 2%. Core goods prices were up 1.7% on the year last month, which compared with a December 2019 gain of 0.1%, while core services prices were up 1.6%, which compared with a December 2019 gain of 3%. [Full Article...]

Australian scientists suggest delaying AstraZeneca vaccine as infections fall

Australian scientists suggest delaying AstraZeneca vaccine as infections fall An 82-year-old man became the first person in the world to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab as the United Kingdom rolled out the vaccine as part of its inoculation program earlier this month. The best vaccine is always the one you can get to the communities that need it before they urgently need it. "I think one can predict that there is going to be further transmission of the virus so we need... [Full Article...]

536 new cases of COVID-19, 45 in Northern Health

Since we last reported, we have had 102 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 253 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 21 in the Island Health region, 115 in the Interior Health region, 45 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada. [Full Article...]

President-elect Biden chooses former FDA chief Kessler to lead Operation Warp Speed

President-elect Biden chooses former FDA chief Kessler to lead Operation Warp Speed Kessler will work out of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, assuming responsibility for the scientific side of Operation Warp Speed , an effort launched under the Trump administration to rapidly develop vaccines and treatments. [Full Article...]


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