Médecine

Hospital worker arrested for spoiling vaccine doses

Hospital worker arrested for spoiling vaccine doses This meant 57 employees vaccinated on December 26 received an ineffective or less effective dose, Bahr said. He will face felony charges for first degree recklessly endangering safety, adulterating a prescription drug, and criminal damage to property. [Full Article...]

Gainesville students will take classes remotely for first two weeks of semester

Gainesville students will take classes remotely for first two weeks of semester This shutdown will affect the return to school in 2021. In the spring, the district aims to begin community outreach for the modernization of Del Mar Hills Academy. "We're thankful the governor moved educators up in prioritization for the vaccine". The holiday break is over for students but they're not returning to class, at least not in person. [Full Article...]

Schools to close in new Covid lockdown

Schools to close in new Covid lockdown Many disadvantaged pupils have been forced to cope without necessary technology despite government promises of a million laptops. 'If they do not have enough teachers to provide for all their pupils, then it is important that the children of key workers and vulnerable children have priority. [Full Article...]

UK Rolls Out New Vaccine, But Lockdown Ordered

UK Rolls Out New Vaccine, But Lockdown Ordered Officials say the United Kingdom has around 530,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on hand and is moving toward a goal of vaccinating two million people a week as soon as possible. Making the first dose the priority will "maximize benefits from the vaccination program in the short term", it said. It is not yet clear whether newly-approved coronavirus vaccines will have an effect on new ... [Full Article...]

Lee Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool

Lee Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool On 30 December a year ago, 40 staff members from the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) were the first to receive doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. "In addition, any person who is vaccinated will have their record updated in the National Immunisation Registry, and individuals will be able to check their vaccination status digitally". [Full Article...]

Quebec reports 2,508 new cases, 62 deaths

Health officials said 1,225 people were hospitalized across the province on Saturday, an increase of 150 compared to the previous day. Among those, the number of people in intensive care increased by nine, for a total of 188. "It has a major impact on our health-care network and our personnel", he wrote in a tweet. A total of 8,347 have now been attributed to the virus. However, the province also ... [Full Article...]

Israel authorises use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

Israel authorises use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine Moncef Slaoui, head of Operation Warp Speed, the federal vaccine program, said on CBS' " Face the Nation " that officials were in talks with Moderna and the Food and Drug Administration about the idea. Russian Federation has been providing its COVID-19 vaccine, called Sputnik V, since August. That vaccine is easier to store and transport. Just over 100,000 people have been vaccinated in the ci... [Full Article...]

Le gouvernement rame pour atteindre un "rythme de croisière" — Vaccination

Le gouvernement rame pour atteindre un Olivier Véran assure qu'on atteindra le rythme de croisière de vaccination contre le Covid dans les prochains jours . En début de semaine, elle avait déjà été étendue aux personnels de santé âgé là aussi de plus de 50 ans. "A 17h00, plus de 5.000 vaccinations ont été réalisées aujourd'hui en France dans une trentaine d'hôpitaux". Le total s'élevait lundi à 239.000 en Allemagne. [Full Article...]

Mexico Gives the Green Light to AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine

Mexico Gives the Green Light to AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine An 82-year-old British man has become the first patient to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine , having received his jab at a hospital in Oxford this morning. Both vaccines require two shots, and Pfizer had recommended that the second dose be given within 21 days of the first. The UK is in the midst of an acute outbreak, recording more than 50,000 new coronavirus infections... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom to allow mixing of Covid-19 vaccines on rare occasions

United Kingdom to allow mixing of Covid-19 vaccines on rare occasions Speaking to RTE's News at One, he noted that the vaccination programme will be ramped up significantly as a result of the early arrivals. We know the TSA screened more than 1.3 million people Sunday, more than any other day since the start of the pandemic. [Full Article...]

Florida reports highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases

Florida reports highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases The Florida Department of Health , however, announced that "Experts anticipate little to no impact on the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine". The county is reporting eight COVID-19 outbreaks; 40 such outbreaks have been reported to date. [Full Article...]

Samples from a Daimler unit in Beijing test positive for COVID-19

Samples from a Daimler unit in Beijing test positive for COVID-19 The dry-run was being conducted in state capitals in at least three session sites. "Sinopharm Chairman Liu Jingzhen recently reported that as part of an emergency approval, almost 1 million people have received vaccines". A state-level vaccine store has been set up in Chandigarh , officials said. Murphy has said the state is on track to vaccinate 70% of residents within six months. [Full Article...]

One-third of Ontario's long-term care homes experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19

Here in Niagara there are 18 COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities. In the 207 care homes that are reporting an outbreak, there are 1,140 confirmed active resident cases and 1,130 confirmed active health care worker cases. "Locally, there are 917 new cases in Toronto , 581 in Peel, 389 in York Region, 246 in Windsor-Essex County and 131 in Ottawa". According to the province's web... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson adds England to lockdown Britain's fight against variant coronavirus surge

Boris Johnson adds England to lockdown Britain's fight against variant coronavirus surge This move is the country's latest attempt to curb the coronavirus , including a new and more contagious strain, which was first discovered in the UK. People should work from home if possible, Johnson said, adding that the action was needed to stop the National Health Service being overwhelmed. The University had announced previously (31/12) that the majority of students would not be able to ret... [Full Article...]

Covid: First patients to receive Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Covid: First patients to receive Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine An 82-year-old retired maintenance manager has become the first person in the world to receive the Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine outside clinical trials. Hundreds of thousands of Britons have already had their first shot of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine. The company said it is 79 per cent effective against the virus. [Full Article...]

Trump Caught on Tape Pressuring Official to Overturn Election Results in Georgia

Trump Caught on Tape Pressuring Official to Overturn Election Results in Georgia Since after Election Day, Trump has been alleging massive voter fraud and claiming that it was he who won the battleground states, particularly Georgia. Democrats already control the House. But over the weekend, a group of GOP senators led by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas. President-elect Joe Biden has promised to undo many of Trump's actions but it is unclear how qu... [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: Congress questions Covaxin’s approval before completing phase-3 trials

Coronavirus: Congress questions Covaxin’s approval before completing phase-3 trials The two sides finally agreed an investment deal last month after years of negotiations - a development that prompted Wang to call for Brussels to work with China to tackle global challenges instead of "serving bloc politics".But Duncan Freeman, a visiting professor at the Free University of Brussels, said that while the deal helped balance China's rapidly deteriorating relations with the USA, it "... [Full Article...]

Where Are We in the Covid-19 Vaccine Race?

Areas with high COVID-19 people might get their vaccine shot before others. "When we see the data for those and are secure about the data, then we may be recommending mixed vaccines", he added. However, Mr Blair, whose Institute for Global Change has put out its own "plan for vaccine acceleration", has said the whole country must be placed under a COVID vaccine programme, with a goal to increase j... [Full Article...]

India gives final urgent-use approval to AstraZeneca and local Covid vaccines

India gives final urgent-use approval to AstraZeneca and local Covid vaccines Nov 20 - Bharat Biotech offers Brazil the vaccine and a possible technology-transfer partnership. "After detailed deliberations SEC has recommended for grant of permission for restricted use in emergency situation subject to certain regulatory conditions". [Full Article...]

World Health Organization welcomes India's emergency use authorisation approval to COVID-19 vaccines

World Health Organization welcomes India's emergency use authorisation approval to COVID-19 vaccines The agency also reported 20,061,818 cases of new coronavirus , an increase of 168,637 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 2,428 to 346,925. Slaoui said that Operation Warp Speed was in discussions with the Food and Drug Administration and the pharmaceutical company Moderna over implementing the half-dose regimen. [Full Article...]


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