White House recommends Americans wear masks in public

Robert Redfield said newfound information that shows a heightened risk of people spreading the disease despite not showing cold-like symptoms forced health officials to change their stance on face masks , according to the New York Times . More..

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Covid-19: United States jobless claims hit new record as virus spreads
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

Covid-19: United States jobless claims hit new record as virus spreads

Much of the country has been ordered to stay at home for at least several weeks to help fight the spread of the coronavirus . Businesses across the state have been forced to close their doors amid the pand...More..

U.S. officials engage in heated debate over face mask recommendation
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

U.S. officials engage in heated debate over face mask recommendation

Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure, said the CDC . "They recommend it. I just do...More..

Health Secretary and Suffolk MP describes
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

Health Secretary and Suffolk MP describes "pretty unpleasant" experience of coronavirus

Mr Hancock said the goal could include antigen tests, which tell people whether they now have Covid-19, as well as antibody tests to see whether people have previously had the infection. A lot of them are pro...More..

Ontario projects 3000 to 15,000 coronavirus deaths under current measures
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

Ontario projects 3000 to 15,000 coronavirus deaths under current measures

Quebec's Ministry of Health provided no details about the new cases, but the CISSS de l'Outaouais has said most of the cases are in Gatineau. At least 67 people have died of COVID-19 in the province. There ...More..

FDA Says Zantac Should Be Pulled From Market, Citing Cancer Risk
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

FDA Says Zantac Should Be Pulled From Market, Citing Cancer Risk

In September Valisure , an online pharmacy that tests every batch of medication before dispensing, alerted the FDA to the potential for risky levels of NDMA to develop in ranitidine. Studies have revealed le...More..

22 new deaths due to Covid-19 confirmed, 424 new cases
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

22 new deaths due to Covid-19 confirmed, 424 new cases

It's an increase of nine on yesterdays figure of 68. All of the latest statistics from the Department of Health were measured at midnight on Wednesday, April 1. The National Public Health Emergency Team met...More..

Some patients with COVID-19 experienced diarrhea
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

Some patients with COVID-19 experienced diarrhea

Officials said the COVID Symptom Tracker requests contributors answer a few simple questions about themselves and their current health, then check-in every day to report whether they're feeling fine or have n...More..

New York's COVID-19 Death Toll Almost As Bad As September 11
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

New York's COVID-19 Death Toll Almost As Bad As September 11

Andrew Cuomo agreed to include for them in the new state budget, saying they're facing unprecedented demands because of the coronavirus pandemic and also need the city's help . Infections in the United State...More..

Canada signs agreement with Amazon to manage distribution of medical equipment
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

Canada signs agreement with Amazon to manage distribution of medical equipment

Trudeau said he was confident the close and deep relationship between Canada and the U.S. would hold strong and there would not be interruptions in supply chains in either direction. The prime minister, speak...More..

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus

The original overture by Biden to talk with Trump was first reported by Fox News . "I think there's things that the president can use early on from the experience we had before and take a look at it, and if ...More..

Who Should Be Wearing Masks During Coronavirus Pandemic?
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

Who Should Be Wearing Masks During Coronavirus Pandemic?

The U.S. has more than 160,000 confirmed cases of the virus, and more than 2,800 people have died. One of the areas of greatest confusion seems to be about masks. When to wear a Mask? The objective of the mas...More..

Government's idea of issuing Covid-19 immunity certificates deemed 'dangerous' and 'unnecessary'
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

Government's idea of issuing Covid-19 immunity certificates deemed 'dangerous' and 'unnecessary'

But Eleanor Riley, professor of immunology and infectious disease at the University of Edinburgh , said today that such certificates would give the recipients a false sense of security. But it has emerged that...More..

What do NC experts say about face masks amid coronavirus?
by | Saturday, April 04, 2020

What do NC experts say about face masks amid coronavirus?

Cloth masks are less effective than medical masks, but their use, even if imperfect, is better than nothing at helping limit the spread of the virus. In rural Florida, Okeechobee Discount Drugs has been sold ...More..

Wear your masks if...CMO gives advice
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Wear your masks if...CMO gives advice

Doctors across the country have echoed the message that wearing a surgical or homemade cloth mask will help to prevent the spread of illness. That has bolstered the argument of mask supporters who believe they ...More..

'Healthy' NHS nurse and mother-of-three, 36, dies after contracting coronavirus
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

'Healthy' NHS nurse and mother-of-three, 36, dies after contracting coronavirus

As soon as you spoke to him about medicine or what was happening with the NHS his eyes would light up - he was very passionate,"Dani told BBC News". These were the details of the news Retired doctor who rushe...More..

Another new Northern Health COVID-19 case recorded, provincial total now 1121
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Another new Northern Health COVID-19 case recorded, provincial total now 1121

Of those who have tested positive, 641 people have fully recovered and are no longer in isolation. But with an estimated 20,000 staff and contract workers in the province's long-term care and independent livi...More..

Estimated 25% Coronavirus Carriers Don't Show Symptoms, Spreading Virus
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Estimated 25% Coronavirus Carriers Don't Show Symptoms, Spreading Virus

They said their results could also have been affected by recall bias regarding the dates of symptom onset and interviewer bias that could have led to underdetection of asymptomatic disease . Another exampl...More..

US Not Reopening Obamacare Enrollment Amid Pandemic
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

US Not Reopening Obamacare Enrollment Amid Pandemic

The cost could surge above $20,000 for uninsured Americans. A more expansive special enrollment period for HealthCare.gov could have extended the opportunity for millions of more uninsured Americans to seek out...More..

Google to publish user location data to help governments tackle virus
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Google to publish user location data to help governments tackle virus

What the reports do: The new information could help leaders get a sense for how well shelter-in-place orders are working and whether different measures might be needed to reduce traffic to a particular kind ...More..

Dr. Birx: Civilians Wearing Masks May Get ‘False Sense of Security’
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Dr. Birx: Civilians Wearing Masks May Get ‘False Sense of Security’

Lin has published a useful guide to the science of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, including recommendations on masks. "In many cases the scarf is better, it is thicker", Trump said without providing evidence. Beh...More..

'Bold and compassionate' HIV research scientist Gita Ramjee dies of Covid-19
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

'Bold and compassionate' HIV research scientist Gita Ramjee dies of Covid-19

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has extended its condolences to the family of world-renowned HIV scientist and researcher, Professor Gita Ramjee . Churchyard said that both the Aurum Institute and global HIV...More..

Worldwide coronavirus cases reach 1 million as death toll tops 50,000
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Worldwide coronavirus cases reach 1 million as death toll tops 50,000

The United States had the most confirmed cases of any country, more than 240 ,000, the data showed. Meanwhile, the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus continues to climb, with Johns Hopkins reporting ...More..

Ukrainian diplomats ask Musk to help with lung ventilators for Ukrainian hospitals
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Ukrainian diplomats ask Musk to help with lung ventilators for Ukrainian hospitals

However, Nigeria isn't the only country requesting for ventilators from Tesla, as Ukraine's Embassy in the U.S. also replied Elon Musk , asking for ventilators to be sent to Ukraine. "Only requirement is that ...More..

Ontario adds another 401 cases of COVID-19
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Ontario adds another 401 cases of COVID-19

You deserve to know what I know when you're making decisions for yourself, your family, and your community", Ford said . Ford said the numbers may be "a real wake-up call" to people who may be tempted to pac...More..

COVID-19 outbreaks at nine continuing care centres in Alberta: Hinshaw
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

COVID-19 outbreaks at nine continuing care centres in Alberta: Hinshaw

Hinshaw said. Kenney stressed that things will get worse before they get better. Premier Jason Kenney is asking people to stop vandalizing rest stops used by commercial truck drivers in Alberta. "You want t...More..

Forgivable loans for small businesses affected by COVID-19 available Friday
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Forgivable loans for small businesses affected by COVID-19 available Friday

Loans, which are 100% backed by the Small Business Administration ( SBA ), are capped at $10 million. The bill established a new $349 billion program to help smalls keep their workforce on the payroll. While ...More..

Dr. Fauci Is Now Being Guarded By U.S. Marshals
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Dr. Fauci Is Now Being Guarded By U.S. Marshals

In recent days, upon the recommendation of the U.S. Marshals Service, the department approved the special deputization request from HHS for more than a half dozen HHS inspector general special agents to provide...More..

Premier Says It's A Matter Of Life & Death
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Premier Says It's A Matter Of Life & Death

A lot of what we are dealing with right now is hard on people. He expects the figures released to be a wake-up call for the people who are still not taking this seriously. For example, Global News reported th...More..

Coronavirus death toll climbs to 10 in Washington state
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Coronavirus death toll climbs to 10 in Washington state

There are now 18 confirmed cases in the region, and there are growing fears it may spread further. He died on Saturday at Evergreen Health hospital in Kirkland. Jay Inslee said the person who died was a man fro...More..

New Yorkers Ignore Social Distancing Order To Welcome USNS Comfort
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

New Yorkers Ignore Social Distancing Order To Welcome USNS Comfort

The 894 foot-long vessel - which also has space for a dozen operating rooms - was greeted by cheering crowds after departing Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday. Officials in states hard hit by the pandemic have plea...More..

Alberta now has eight deaths from COVID-19
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Alberta now has eight deaths from COVID-19

Almost every COVID-19 death is recorded in developed countries, but there are wide variations around how many people are tested and how total infections are tracked. "Based on the trajectory of new cases in thi...More..

569 more COVID-19 deaths in UK
by | Thursday, April 02, 2020

569 more COVID-19 deaths in UK

The London hospital has expressed condolences to the family as it confirmed that the boy's death had been referred to the coroner. According to Public Health England, the total in the borough as of 9am this...More..

Health Secretary announces 'five-pillar' plan to boost coronavirus testing
by | Thursday, April 02, 2020

Health Secretary announces 'five-pillar' plan to boost coronavirus testing

He will co-ordinate a national effort with global manufacturers encouraged to expand their manufacturing capacity here in the United Kingdom; our strongest, home grown businesses in life sciences and other indu...More..

California Public Health Officials Release Guidance on Use of Cloth Face Coverings
by | Thursday, April 02, 2020

California Public Health Officials Release Guidance on Use of Cloth Face Coverings

Much of the decision about wearing masks depends on what the essential businesses that remain open are doing to ensure social distancing and therefore, our safety. Still, they concluded that any mask was bet...More..