Critics claim: There had been warnings from other doctors that spread among humans was occurring and claims from a German intelligence report that China’s President Xi Jinping personally asked WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to hold back information about human-to-human transmission and delay a pandemic warning. Tedros was reportedly elected to his position after intense lobbying by Chinese diplomats. … [Read more...] about More evidence coronavirus had spread to the West BEFORE China came clean: LA doctors find evidence it may have been circulating in US MONTHS earlier than first reported case
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"Sound public health limitations in bars, taverns, and restaurants include limiting alcohol service to accompanying food orders, not allowing hours of operation to extend into the late nights, and limiting occupancy levels and table arrangements to those levels which allow for social distancing. Further, as always, pick-up and delivery remain very low-risk options to obtain food from our favorite bars, taverns, and restaurants," Steven Mandernach, executive director of AFDO, said in the association's statement. … [Read more...] about Adults with Covid-19 about ‘twice as likely’ to say they have dined at a restaurant, CDC study suggests
Those whose who had a positive test and also remembered having symptoms were most likely to say they were sick in the week beginning 28 March - a week before deaths soared to their peak in the hospital. … [Read more...] about Intensive care medics are the LEAST likely staff to catch coronavirus in hospitals because they are first in line for PPE, finds study in Birmingham NHS trust – and cleaners are at greatest risk
The rest of the group are attending to the stars of the farm, a herd of Simmentals – posh cows from Switzerland. Mo (not her real name), 17, was home schooled before she started here four years ago. She can match every calf in the field to its mother and has done the family trees of all the cows. When Mo arrived on the farm she was terrified of the cows and would not go near them. “It was nice to come here and out of the house. It’s helped my confidence a lot,” she says. “I’m a lot less anxious than I used to be. I wasn’t very social. I didn’t really see anyone.” … [Read more...] about From tearaways to tractor kids: putting down roots on a care farm
Public Health England (PHE) data suggests Covid-19 cases are surging among the over-50s, as senior officials last night warned of 'worrying' signs for high-risk groups. Last week, infections rose by 92 per cent among people in their 50s, 72 per cent among those in their 60s, and 44 per cent among those in their 80s and older. … [Read more...] about Covid care homes cases QUADRUPLE in a month as it’s revealed 4.5million vulnerable people may be asked to isolate at home again as Britain’s virus crisis threatens to spiral out of control
And despite issuing many EUAs over the years, only one vaccine has ever received one -- but it was in an unusual and controversial circumstance. In 1997, the Department of Defense began a mandatory anthrax vaccination program. Shortly thereafter, soldiers claimed the vaccine made them sick, so they sued and a judge put a hold on the program in 2003. The Department of Defense asked for an EUA that then overrode the court ruling in 2005, so it could continue vaccinating military personnel -- this time on a voluntary basis. … [Read more...] about What is an EUA, and what does it have to do with how quickly we get a coronavirus vaccine?
“Recall that the Federal Government has in response tackled emerging health infrastructure issues, apart from the N29 billion in payments of allowances and has also lately expended N9.3billion as premium for Group Life Insurance for Medical and Health workers, as well as for all Civil and Public servants in the treasury funded organisations with 13 major Insurance Companies and Brokers running from March 2020 to March 2021. … [Read more...] about Health workers declare nationwide strike
“There is currently no standard of care for anticoagulation in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, and there is a desperate need for clinical evidence to guide practice,” NIH Director Francis Collins said in a statement. “Conducting trials using multiple existing networks of research sites provides the scale and speed that will get us answers faster.” … [Read more...] about Researchers begin clinical trials examining blood thinners as coronavirus treatment
Nominations are submitted by individuals, colleagues, clients, former classmates or the businesses themselves. Businesses submit financial details confidentially to LSU to be considered for the top 100 list, which began in 2011, and the Roaring 10, in its second year. … [Read more...] about LSU releases annual list of top Tiger businesses, including Roaring 10 with highest revenue
Minutes after the plans were unveiled by Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Downing Street press briefing, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said the technology was not yet available, warning he should not put a date on when it would be because 'that's not how science works'. … [Read more...] about Machine that processes 15,000 swabs per day, a 20-second saliva test and £28-a-go nostril sample analyser: How accurate are the tests being lined up for Boris Johnson’s ‘Operation Moonshot’ plan to check 10million people a DAY?