Médecine

UK Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 2,921

King's College Hospital confirmed that "a 13-year old boy who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away", saying, "Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time". As of 8am this morning, a total of 163,194 people had been tested of which 33,718 tested positive, the health ministry said. It continued: "He was put on a ventilator and put into an induced coma but sadly died". [Full Article...]

Potential COVID-19 vaccine leads to ‘surge of antibodies’ in mice

Potential COVID-19 vaccine leads to ‘surge of antibodies’ in mice Initial tests in mice of a potential COVID-19 vaccine delivered via a fingertip-sized patch have shown it can induce an immune response against the new coronavirus at levels that might prevent infection, USA scientists said on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Alberta’s top doctor to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon

Alberta’s top doctor to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon Kenney said Wednesday evening there are now 509 ICU spaces spread across Alberta and work is underway to raise that number to 925 spaces by April 22. Sixty-five are believed to be linked to community transmission. The restriction applies to anyone showing symptoms or those who have recently travelled, Hinshaw said. Delayed surgeries and other measures have allowed AHS to free up 1,300 hospital b... [Full Article...]

Kemp announces shelter in place order for Georgia

Kemp announces shelter in place order for Georgia Those individuals could have been infecting people before they ever felt bad. According to NBC News, prominent doctors including Dr. Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Numerous most high-profile people to have been contaminated, including politicians like Sen. "We've known that all along", Heather Raines Williams wrote, while Shan... [Full Article...]

Do masks help stop the spread of COVID-19?

Do masks help stop the spread of COVID-19? The answer is equally simple. Is there a general rule of thumb? . "There is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of masks by the mass population has any potential benefit". "I can tell you that the data and this issue of whether it's going to contribute is being aggressively reviewed as we speak", he said. Medical experts have said that outdoor activities generally are safe, pr... [Full Article...]

COVID-19: Five deaths as 43 new cases reported in B.C.

COVID-19: Five deaths as 43 new cases reported in B.C. Those homes also are responsible for "most" of the province's 24 deaths. Which is disgusting to say considering these are people we're talking about, many of them elderly and defenceless against a deadly virus that lives in at least 13 B.C. [Full Article...]

Loss of Smell, Taste Early Symptoms of Coronavirus, Reveals Latest Study

Loss of Smell, Taste Early Symptoms of Coronavirus, Reveals Latest Study Losing your sense of taste and smell may be the most reliable symptom of coronavirus , research suggests. The American Heart Association is also reminding these folks to avoid over the counter medications that can raise your blood pressure like decongestants, pain relievers like naproxen and ibuprofen and steer clear of alcohol and caffeine as they can also raise your blood pressure. [Full Article...]

38 malades transférés hors d'Ile-de-France par TGV mercredi — Coronavirus

38 malades transférés hors d'Ile-de-France par TGV mercredi — Coronavirus Mercredi matin, sur France Info, l'ancien président d'Emmaüs France disait son inquiétude, disant n'avoir que "trois jours de visibilité " sur les capacités d'accueil de l'AP-HP tant l'afflux de patients est important. L'objectif est de désengorger les hôpitaux du Grand Est, qui comptait samedi 3.777 personnes hospitalisées, dont 786 en réanimation, et 757 des 2.314 décès enregistrés pour tout le ... [Full Article...]

Hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin drugs trial on Covid-19 patients start

Hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin drugs trial on Covid-19 patients start Facing potential malaria drug shortages, the European Medicine Agency (EMA) urged countries on Wednesday to use the medicines sparingly to treat COVID-19. With the United States leading the world in terms of confirmed coronavirus cases, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization of two anti-malaria drugs for the treatment of the deadly virus. [Full Article...]

Ford helping produce 50,000 ventilators at MI plant in 100 days

Ford helping produce 50,000 ventilators at MI plant in 100 days One exception to the suspension will be Ford's Rawsonville, Mich., components plant, which is being retooled to manufacture an Airton-designed ventilator in partnership with GE beginning on April 20. The company's Airon Model A-E ventilator, which GE Healthcare introduced to Ford, operates on air pressure without the need for electricity, according to the companies. [Full Article...]

Clark County coronavirus cases surge past 100 over weekend

Clark County coronavirus cases surge past 100 over weekend In a statement on Tuesday, officials said that these cases did not indicate any hot spots in the county - rather they are equally distributed throughout, demonstrating "spread that is widespread". Meanwhile, an 81-year-old male is the first patient to die in Batesville with COVID-19. HCOEM announced this morning that 62 coronavirus tests have been sent off from Hopkins County. [Full Article...]

NHS chief says over 9,000 coronavirus patients are in hospital

NHS chief says over 9,000 coronavirus patients are in hospital The carrier said that "Many airline staff are first aid trained or hold other clinical qualifications as well as being security cleared". The two carriers are approaching staff who are not now working due to the crisis, with Easyjet having written to all 9,000 of its United Kingdom based staff (including 4,000 cabin crew trained in CPR), and Virgin Atlantic writing to around 4,000 of their e... [Full Article...]

Up to 40% of people do not get coronavirus symptoms, expert says

Up to 40% of people do not get coronavirus symptoms, expert says Earlier this week, London's second-largest airport, Gatwick, said that it would close one of its two terminals beginning on 1 April, as passenger traffic has fallen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, she acknowledged that still only 7,000 people were tested on Sunday, despite Cabinet Office minister, Michael Gove, and health secretary, Matt Hancock, claiming that the level is now at 10,000 tests... [Full Article...]

Covid-19: Misconceptions of face masks

Covid-19: Misconceptions of face masks Jeffrey Duchin, a top health official in Seattle and King County, Wash., which endured the first widespread outbreak of coronavirus in the United States, told the Post, "Homemade masks theoretically could offer some protection if the materials and fit were optimized, but this is uncertain". [Full Article...]

U.S. approves use of malaria drugs to treat COVID-19

U.S. approves use of malaria drugs to treat COVID-19 Last week, Trump said that the drug could be a "gift from god". HHS said it is also funding clinical trials for two other drugs, Kevzara and remdesivir. For the study, researchers in NY and Washington state plan to enroll 2,000 participants who are close contacts of people with confirmed or pending COVID-19 diagnoses. [Full Article...]

Fitbit finally launches a Charge tracker with built-in Global Positioning System

You'd be hard-pressed to notice a difference between the Fitbit Charge 3 and the Charge 4; both have a similar rectangular design with a grayscale OLED touchscreen, and a replaceable band that wraps around your wrist. Together with Fitbit Pay , this allows you to enjoy the great outdoors without being saddled by a cumbersome phone. The Charge 3 wasn't the most exciting wearable Fitbit's eve... [Full Article...]

Federal judges block OH and Texas orders limiting abortion access over coronavirus

Federal judges block OH and Texas orders limiting abortion access over coronavirus Bush. Two federal judges have blocked attorneys general in Texas and OH from forcing clinics to stop performing abortions, which had been deemed "non-essential" procedures in the wake of executive orders meant to open up room in hospitals for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: Bloom Energy refurbishes ventilators to support the healthcare system

Coronavirus: Bloom Energy refurbishes ventilators to support the healthcare system Through a partnership with the state, Bloom Energy has transformed its production facility to quickly refurbish life-saving ventilators to provide California with the critical equipment it needs to prepare for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients. [Full Article...]

Des cas d'intoxications après l'usage de chloroquine en automédication — Coronavirus

Dans un communiqué transmis dimanche 29 mars 2020, l'autorité sanitaire alerte sur des cas de toxicité cardiaque après la prise d'hydroxychloroquine . Sa prescription doit ainsi être " systématiquement accompagnée d'une surveillance médicale (notamment par monitoring cardiaque) ", et ne pas être associée à d'autres médicaments sans avis médical. [Full Article...]

Australia issues new coronavirus restrictions

Australia issues new coronavirus restrictions Prime Minister Scott Morrison. There were 3,809 confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of 6 a.m., an increase of 431 from the previous 24 hours. "It's about people doing the right thing", Ms Berejiklian said this morning. "To the maximum extent practical", Mr Morrison said. He reiterated that there were only four reasons to leave the house. "It's important that parents and families and households ... [Full Article...]


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