Medicine

by | January 18, 2021 | 17:54

All the people who died were in nursing homes and all were over the age of 80. Side effects and fatalities have been reported in the United Kingdom and the United States as well. In India at the end of the second day of vaccinations on Sunday, the Union Health Ministry said adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) had been reported in 447 cases - less than 0.2% of the 2,24,301 beneficiaries from the priority group who had received first doses of the vaccine.

by | January 18, 2021 | 08:25

It added, "The MEA may, accordingly, consider contacting Bharat Biotech for the procurement of the aforesaid 8.1 lakh doses of this vaccine, which may provide the said quantum at the above-mentioned price", it added. India's Serum Institute , the world's largest vaccine-maker by volume, has also supplied 11 million doses of a vaccine developed by Oxford University and British drug firm AstraZeneca, which is locally branded as Covishield.

by | January 18, 2021 | 04:24

This comes as NY is set to receive 250,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine next week. Total COVID-19 hospitalizations reached 8,888 on Friday in New York State, up from 8,808 on Thursday, tweeted Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday. However, the governor said not enough hospital workers have been vaccinated, which could lead to staff shortages if they contract COVID-19. He said all health systems across the city will run out by the end of next week.

by | January 17, 2021 | 22:40

As of January 13, approximately 76 cases of the coronavirus variant have been detected in 10 US states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday warned that it could become the dominant circulating variant in the United States by March.

by | January 17, 2021 | 22:40

As of January 13, approximately 76 cases of the coronavirus variant have been detected in 10 USA states. This virus transmits more easily from person to person. "Genomic sequence analysis through the National SARS-CoV-2 Strain Surveillance program will enable a targeted approach to identifying variants of concern in the United States".

by | January 17, 2021 | 14:13

The variant has already been detected in neighboring San Bernardino County and San Diego. "Presence of the United Kingdom variant in Los Angeles County means virus transmission can happen more easily and residents must more diligently follow the safety measures put in place to prevent additional cases, hospitalizations, and deaths", officials noted in the statement.

by | January 17, 2021 | 09:54

The Ontario Ministry of Health on Saturday reported 3.056 new cases of COVID-19 across the province, 152 of them in Ottawa. The province is also reporting 51 deaths over the past 24 hours. There are now 21 cases of the UK COVID-19 variant in the province. Where were Ontario's new COVID-19 cases found? In other parts of the province, the ministry reported 903 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto, 639 new cases in Peel, 283 in York Region and 162 in Durham.

by | January 17, 2021 | 07:28

After getting the shot, he praised the country's medical professionals and called them "heroes". Following this alarming development, Norway has launched a probe into the deaths. Earlier this week, the Public Health authority noted that "any side effects of the vaccine will be outweighed by a reduced risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19 for elderly, frail people".

by | January 17, 2021 | 02:31

Simon Clarke, Associate Professor in Cellular Microbiology, University of Reading, told the Science Media Centre. "Experts do not yet know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19, '" the CDC states .

by | January 17, 2021 | 01:19

Dr. David Kessler, who will have the title of chief science officer of COVID response, headed the Food and Drug Administration in the 1990s under presidents of both political parties. Gen. Gustave Perna will remain as chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, the spokesperson told the publication. Kessler will coordinate vaccine review and approval, as well as the logistics of manufacturing millions more doses.

by | January 17, 2021 | 01:10

But as Israel pushes aggressively with its vaccination drive, it is also witnessing a surge in the pandemic with some 9,000 coronavirus cases registered daily. The country, now in its third national lockdown, has recorded more than 523,000 cases, including around 3,850 deaths, according to the health ministry.

by | January 16, 2021 | 19:34

Public Health England , which analyzed the results of coronavirus and antibody tests taken by almost 21,000 healthcare workers from June to November, found past infection resulted in a 83% lower risk of contracting COVID-19 compared with those who had no coronavirus antibodies, suggesting they were never infected.

by | January 16, 2021 | 19:30

As the first week of classroom learning comes to an end, there are now no Airdrie schools with listed outbreaks posted on the Province's COVID-19 school status map. "So again, the point being that the opportunity that we have today to begin starting to lift some of the limits is entirely dependent on all of us continuing to follow the measures in place in every setting".

by | January 16, 2021 | 12:38

The study was conducted on tens of thousands of healthcare workers across the United Kingdom starting from June 2020 for the presence of Covid-19 infections or antibodies . While richer countries have been urged to donate any excess COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries in need, Ndembi said that "the Africa CDC not going to table to beg for vaccines".

by | January 16, 2021 | 12:30

The Trump administration had earlier communicated to states that there was a reserve stockpile of second doses of the vaccines . "Last night, I received disturbing news, confirmed to me directly by General Perna of Operation Warp Speed: States will not be receiving increased shipments of vaccines from the national stockpile next week, because there is no federal reserve of doses", Oregon Governor Kate Brown said .

by | January 16, 2021 | 05:48

The vaccine doses are given 21 days apart. With Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on the verge of FDA approval, federal officials contacted the company last weekend to buy another 100 million doses, but the company said its current supply is already committed, the newspaper reported.

by | January 16, 2021 | 02:41

Three-hundred forty-nine people are hospitalized, with 68 in intensive care. The province has now given 69,746 at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "We don't believe that this has spread at all from these four cases", Henry said. The highest single day of new cases since the pandemic started.

by | January 16, 2021 | 00:36

Brown County is still working to vaccinate priority groups. It means the shots can be made available to Minnesotans 65 years of age and older as supplies of the vaccine become available . Trends in cases, deaths and hospitalizations have been broadly downward in recent weeks, which led Gov. Tim Walz to allow bars and restaurants to resume in-person dining this week.

by | January 15, 2021 | 19:09

He said without this increase, the year-on-year inflation would have been lower than last month. The core consumer price index, which excludes volatile food and energy costs, increased 0.1 per cent from the prior month after a 0.2 per cent gain in November, a Labor Department report showed on Wednesday.

by | January 15, 2021 | 15:51

One more case of the United Kingdom variant was also discovered in the province, bringing the total up to four. She added that next week, there will be more information about how vaccines will be rolled out to the broader population after new vaccines arrive in April.

by | January 15, 2021 | 12:00

Africa should see the first COVID-19 vaccine doses in March from the global COVAX effort aimed at helping lower-income countries obtain the shots, the World Health Organisation's Africa chief said Thursday, as deaths on the continent are rapidly rising.

by | January 15, 2021 | 10:03

That compares with efficacy of around 95% for vaccines developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech as well as by Moderna. A scientist who led the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has warned Australia against delaying its rollout.

by | January 15, 2021 | 08:13

The EU has also approved a shot from US-firm Moderna Inc ., but is still awaiting the delivery of the first of its 160 million doses. Meanwhile, 235 candidate vaccines are still being developed worldwide with 63 of them in clinical trials in countries including Germany, China, Russia, Britain and the United States, according to information released by the World Health Organization on January 6.

by | January 15, 2021 | 02:49

The UK has pushed back its requirement for all passengers arrving into England to have proof of a negative COVID test 72-hours prior to arrival. "This is going to do nothing for that", Dr. Jha said. According to the CDC, there are a total of 72 cases of the variant in the U.S. Among ten different states, there are 32 cases in California, 22 in Florida, five in Minnesota, four in NY, three in Colorado, two in CT, and one case each in Georgia, Indiana, Texas, and Pennsylvania.

by | January 15, 2021 | 02:24

The release also confirms that people will not be compelled to provide an explanation as to why they are out of the house and simply being outside can not qualify as evidence of non-compliance. The province hasn't defined what "essential" means under the order , saying everyone has their own unique circumstances and regional considerations.