Médecine

Biden, Trump Campaigns Tamp Down Spending in April

Mr Biden was found to lead by two percentage points in Florida and North Carolina, four points in Arizona, eight points in MI, nine points in Pennsylvania and 10 points in Wisconsin. Biden's current pinned tweet is, "I can't believe I have to say this, but please don't drink bleach", following Trump's late-April public pondering of whether disinfectant, light and heat could somehow treat coronav... [Full Article...]

Victoria’s Secret permanently closing about 250 stores; Bath & Body Works shuttering 51

Victoria’s Secret permanently closing about 250 stores; Bath & Body Works shuttering 51 The parent company of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works says hundreds of locations in Canada and the USA are permanently closing as retailers struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company reported revenue of $1.65 billion compared to $2.63 billion a year ago, with total net sales decreasing 37%. It expects its sanitizer products to grow into a $300 million business this... [Full Article...]

Will finish preventive HCQ regimen in a day or two

Will finish preventive HCQ regimen in a day or two The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cautioned against taking hydroxychloroquine unless one is in the hospital or part of a clinical study because it could cause heart rhythm problems. It may be our only hope, at least in the short term, until a vaccine can be found. However the RACGP highlighted that as it stands, the evidence is not sufficient to use the medicine in this manner. [Full Article...]

China experts claim new drug has potential to treat Covid-19

China experts claim new drug has potential to treat Covid-19 AFP reports that scientists at the lab are testing a drug that could not only shorten the recovery time, but also offer short-term immunity from the coronavirus. The head of the program says that the plasma of patients who have recovered from the disease has been used to prepare the medicine. However, such plasma is in limited supply. [Full Article...]

Mysterious child illness officially linked to COVID-19

Mysterious child illness officially linked to COVID-19 Levin said most children tested negative for Covid-19 infection at first but later tests indicated they had probably had a past infection. The Children's Hospital of Colorado is continuing to look at previously confirmed cases to see if any of those cases fit the CDC's definition of multisystem inflammatory syndrome . [Full Article...]

New COVID-19 case reported in Wylie

New COVID-19 case reported in Wylie There were no new deaths reported the previous week. The county has a 17.5% positivity rate, with 7,236 people tested. There have been more than 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 93,439 deaths from the virus in the United States as of Wednesday night, according to Johns Hopkins University . [Full Article...]

Cooper to announce Phase Two opening decision by midweek

Cooper to announce Phase Two opening decision by midweek Roy Cooper's orders Saturday that sought to cap religious services at no more than 10 people while businesses and other organizations in the state were left to accommodate up to 50. No more than 10 people gatherings indoors are allowed and no more than 25 people outdoors is a guideline in Phase Two. "We will be announcing what the restrictions are a little bit later on this week", Cooper said. [Full Article...]

Up North businesses can reopen Friday, Whitmer says

Up North businesses can reopen Friday, Whitmer says Waiters will be required to wear face masks. At this time MCHD can not provide accurate information regarding the specifics of the phased opening of businesses in the Upper Peninsula, officials said . The reopening brings Michigan into Phase 4 of Whitmer's MI Safe Start Plan of reopening the state. "When it comes to new cases per million percent of positive tests and deaths, these regions a... [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine trial begins in the UK

Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine trial begins in the UK Visit Insider's homepage for more stories . The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cautioned against taking hydroxychloroquine unless one is in the hospital or part of a clinical study because it could cause heart rhythm problems. [Full Article...]

Teacher Unions Threaten To Defy President Over Schools Reopening

Teacher Unions Threaten To Defy President Over Schools Reopening From 1 June, children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 in England will be able to return to school if infection rates and the government's other tests at the time allow it. It is now imperative that the government takes every available opportunity to provide the necessary assurances that teachers are seeking". Secondary school pupils preparing for exams next summer are expected to get some "face-ti... [Full Article...]

Roger Marshall, Kansas Republican and doctor, taking hydroxychloroquine to fend off coronavirus

Roger Marshall, Kansas Republican and doctor, taking hydroxychloroquine to fend off coronavirus Trials are ongoing and there have been more promising reports on using hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin and zinc supplements, but the study must be peer reviewed. Media captionWhat's it like to fast for Ramadan as a healthcare worker during the pandemic? In fact, the FDA cautioned against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for Covid-19 outside of the hospital setting... [Full Article...]

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shows initial immune response

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shows initial immune response But that data could be important. Here are a few reasons why. Moderna, of Cambridge, Mass., codesigned its vaccine with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in January and rushed to manufacture doses for testing. But the levels of neutralizing antibodies were "at or above" convalescent serum. "I don't think that's sustainable", Eric Maskin, 2007 Nobel Laureate in economi... [Full Article...]

Health officials provide daily COVID-19 update at 3 p.m.

Health officials provide daily COVID-19 update at 3 p.m. There are no new community outbreaks to report. Currently, 45 people are in hospital for treatment of COVID-19, including 12 patients that require critical care. "For employers, to customers and business owners, I want to reassure you that we would not be easing these restrictions if we did not feel that we could do so safely". [Full Article...]

Trump threatens permanent freeze of World Health Organization funding, review of USA membership

Trump threatens permanent freeze of World Health Organization funding, review of USA membership He accused World Health Organization of being unjustifiably favourable towards China and its operations, alleging it "failed to independently investigate credible reports that conflicted directly with the Chinese Government's official accounts". [Full Article...]

COVID-19 vaccination will not be compulsory

COVID-19 vaccination will not be compulsory Researchers in the United Kingdom are not able to agree on when they think a coronavirus vaccine will be available, but they seem optimistic that one will be developed. It comes as Oxford University agrees a global licensing agreement with AstraZeneca for the commercialisation and manufacturing of their potential vaccine. [Full Article...]

'This is difficult': Why Australians may miss out on coronavirus vaccine

A team at the University of Oxford says they can have a million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine ready by September . "Most importantly that means bringing down the infection rate - and that can only be achieved if we continue to obey the rules on social distancing to help stop it spreading". [Full Article...]

An Experimental Vaccine for Covid-19 Shows Early Promise in Human Trial

An Experimental Vaccine for Covid-19 Shows Early Promise in Human Trial The development of a vaccine usually takes years but the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused more than 315,000 deaths, has given unprecedented urgency to the search. That was a question Moderna's executives fielded several times during a conference call with analysts Monday morning. In fact, CureVac said that in a phase 1 study of its rabies vaccine, a dose of one microgram produced immune re... [Full Article...]

COVID-19 vaccine "won't be expensive", developer says

COVID-19 vaccine Moderna shares surged 26% in trading before the market opened in NY. On his part, Penny Ward, a visiting professor in pharmaceutical medicine at King's College London , said the study was "helpful" given the fact that it had no side effects on the monkeys. [Full Article...]

Trump says he's taking malaria drug in case he gets virus

Trump says he's taking malaria drug in case he gets virus Rick Bright , the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, who told Congress he was transferred to another job after he declined to be pressured to push hydroxychloroquine despite studies suggesting it could cause serious side effects , including death. [Full Article...]

Ontario reports 304 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

Ontario reports 304 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths It says results are pending in another 2,189 tests. Ontario health officials reported another 304 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 more deaths, bringing the total number of deceased patients in the province to just over 1,900. There have been 9,685 tests conducted in the district to determine these findings of the 37,658 conducted across Northern Ontario. There are now 3,415 active cases in the pr... [Full Article...]


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