New name for disease caused by virus outbreak: COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially named the 2019 coronavirus "Covid-19". The virus, which has spread to two dozen countries, has killed some two per cent of more than 37,550 cases worldwide, with 99 per cent of infections in Chi... More..

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by | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

World Health Organization names deadly virus from China as 'COVID-19'

World Health Organization had earlier given the virus the temporary name of "2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease". This, he said, was in line with worldwide recommendations for naming to avoid stigmatisation...More..

Virus Outbreak: Whistle-blower doctor dies; cases on liner increase
by | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Virus Outbreak: Whistle-blower doctor dies; cases on liner increase

The rapidly spreading virus has now killed more than 560 people and infected over 28,000. He was summoned to the Public Security Bureau to sign a letter in which he was accused of making "false comments" that...More..

by | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Coronavirus patient count soars to 136 on cruise ship

The Diamond Princess was placed in quarantine for two weeks upon arriving in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on 3 February, after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong was diagnosed with the virus. "There are a total ...More..

Republicans to Vote for ‘the Weakest Candidate’ in New Hampshire Primary
by | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Republicans to Vote for ‘the Weakest Candidate’ in New Hampshire Primary

Other candidates are downplaying the importance of the New Hampshire primary . In the two new state polls on Monday , Klobuchar moved ahead of Biden, the former USA vice president, and Warren, a senator f...More..

Singapore evacuates 174 people on second flight from coronavirus-hit Wuhan
by | Sunday, February 09, 2020

Singapore evacuates 174 people on second flight from coronavirus-hit Wuhan

Separately, Malaysia and South Korea had on Feb 4 and Feb 5 respectively announced confirmed cases linked to a private business meeting involving 109 participants from a company, held at Grand Hyatt Singapore ...More..

Chinese scientists ask for patent on US drug to fight virus
by | Friday, February 07, 2020

Chinese scientists ask for patent on US drug to fight virus

Article 50 For the benefit of public health, the patent administration department under the State Council may grant a compulsory license for manufacture of the drug, for which a patent right has been obtained,...More..

Wisconsin coronavirus case brings total infected in United States to 12
by | Friday, February 07, 2020

Wisconsin coronavirus case brings total infected in United States to 12

The person had sought care in the emergency department of a hospital in Madison, WI. They range from having a mild illness, like the common cold, to severe pneumonia requiring hospitalization. The case was conf...More..

Virus death toll tops 560 in China
by | Thursday, February 06, 2020

Virus death toll tops 560 in China

A passenger using the handle @daxa_tw tweeted early Thursday morning that crew members handed out medication refill request forms for those in need of medicines. As of Wednesday, the death toll from coronavi...More..

State of the Union: A union divided: Trump’s myopic rally
by | Thursday, February 06, 2020

State of the Union: A union divided: Trump’s myopic rally

Trump spoke at the Capitol , the very building where the House of Representatives impeached him on December 18 on charges of obstructing Congress during its inquiry into the Ukraine aid scandal and abuse of...More..

Snubbing Iowa, Bloomberg charts his own path in 2020 contest
by | Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Snubbing Iowa, Bloomberg charts his own path in 2020 contest

Bloomberg was given virtually no chance by analysts late past year when he added his name to the list of possible nominees to take on Donald Trump in November. The Bloomberg campaign has sought to cast doubt an...More..

First coronavirus patient in Malaysia recovers
by | Wednesday, February 05, 2020

First coronavirus patient in Malaysia recovers

He said, "She is now is good health and has been allowed to return home". The man from the Chinese city of Wuhan, at the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak, arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International ...More..

More Chinese cities are put on lockdown over coronavirus
by | Wednesday, February 05, 2020

More Chinese cities are put on lockdown over coronavirus

Lingkong said a second case involving an infant who was born on January 13 and later diagnosed with the virus on January 29 is under investigation. The virus, which was first detected in December in the city ...More..

8-Year-Old Boy Thirteenth Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Australia
by | Wednesday, February 05, 2020

8-Year-Old Boy Thirteenth Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Australia

Health Minister Steven Miles is rushing new laws through parliament to extend his existing health emergency order from one week, to three months. Of 13 confirmed coronavirus cases in Australia, three have bee...More..

New drug Cocktail used in HIV and flu treating coronavirus
by | Wednesday, February 05, 2020

New drug Cocktail used in HIV and flu treating coronavirus

Doctors in Thailand have seen successful results in treating severely-affected patients of the rapidly-spreading coronavirus with a triple-cocktail of anti-viral, flu , and HIV medication, according to a...More..

California couple with coronavirus were admitted to a hospital with worsening symptoms
by | Wednesday, February 05, 2020

California couple with coronavirus were admitted to a hospital with worsening symptoms

Sara Cody. The San Benito County coronavirus cases involved a married couple. Three more people in California , including a husband and a wife, have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus bringing ...More..

Aditya Roy Kapur: People dont associate action genre with me
by | Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Aditya Roy Kapur: People dont associate action genre with me

The actress recently got chatty with Pinkvilla in an interview and when they asked her to define love to which she replied that it's a very important and also driving force. Earlier, during an interview with ...More..

Health Center implements screening procedures for coronavirus
by | Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Health Center implements screening procedures for coronavirus

As news reports last week indicated OH has at least two confirmed cases of the Wuhan strain of coronavirus, most health officials urged calm - and suggested the virus that has so far killed approximately ...More..

WHO chief lauds Beijing for effective control on coronavirus spread abroad
by | Wednesday, February 05, 2020

WHO chief lauds Beijing for effective control on coronavirus spread abroad

Both China and World Health Organization agreed on this mission. Volunteers in protective suits disinfect a railway station as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Changsha, Hunan prov...More..

by | Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Thailand sees benefit from using drug mixture on coronavirus

Many countries across the world have asked their people to come back from China and also not to visit there. Case study Thailand , which has recorded the second-highest number of cases of the rampant infec...More..

China's Foreign Ministry Says US Should Not Overreact to Coronavirus Outbreak
by | Tuesday, February 04, 2020

China's Foreign Ministry Says US Should Not Overreact to Coronavirus Outbreak

Sources told PA news agency the United Kingdom would continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which does not advocate such bans. Global fears about the virus have risen, with cruise...More..

Thailand sees apparent success treating coronavirus with drug cocktail
by | Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Thailand sees apparent success treating coronavirus with drug cocktail

The doctors have claimed that they have been using a cocktail of flu and HIV drugs and it has proved to be effective, according to a report in Bangkok Post . Surprisingly, 17205 of these infected people ar...More..

HIV Vaccine Trial Ends in Failure and 'Deep Disappointment'
by | Tuesday, February 04, 2020

HIV Vaccine Trial Ends in Failure and 'Deep Disappointment'

The latest trial of a vaccine against HIV has been halted because interim results show it is not working, the National Institutes of Health in the United States has announced. Roughly half of them got the vacci...More..

World Health Organization forecasts 81% cancer jump in poorer countries, Europe News & Top Stories
by | Tuesday, February 04, 2020

World Health Organization forecasts 81% cancer jump in poorer countries, Europe News & Top Stories

The report, timed to coincide with World Cancer Day, said an investment of US$25 billion (S$34.3 billion) over the next decade could save seven million lives from cancer. In India alone, more than 11 Lakh p...More..

Flu still more concerning than coronavirus
by | Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Flu still more concerning than coronavirus

This is the second confirmed case of person-to-person spread in the U.S. The first was between a woman and her husband in Chicago, Illinois. DHSS says if at any point laboratory testing confirms a case of...More..

by | Tuesday, February 04, 2020

CDC confirms 5 new cases of coronavirus, 2nd case of P2P spread

The overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland had reached 20,438 by the end of Monday, the commission said , noting that a total of 425 people had died of the disease. Other countries are continuing evac...More..

by | Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Coronavirus: All Canadians evacuated from epicentre Wuhan will be placed in quarantine

Williams told reporters. "Furthermore, we need Chinese approval for the flight manifest, and all the documentation of Canadians wishing to leave in order for them to travel to the airport which, as you know, is...More..

by | Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Republican Party of Iowa Chair Defends Iowa Democrats on Caucus Night

Senator Amy Klobuchar struck a similarly upbeat tone, saying: "We know there's delays but we know one thing, we are punching above our weight! ". It is hard to imagine that the Iowa caucuses actually exist i...More..

Two people in Oklahoma under investigation test negative for coronavirus
by | Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Two people in Oklahoma under investigation test negative for coronavirus

So far, the deaths caused by the flu have far surpassed the amount of cases caused by the novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 304 people, with 14,411 confirmed cases in China and 140 overseas. Forei...More..

San Francisco Bay Area reports 1st coronavirus case
by | Tuesday, February 04, 2020

San Francisco Bay Area reports 1st coronavirus case

The only other instance of person-to-person transmission of the virus was reported in IL and also involved a husband and wife. The others are Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and the 168th Regiment Regional T...More..

by | Monday, February 03, 2020

Democrats continue push for conviction during closing arguments at Trump’s impeachment trial

Trump has denied wrongdoing and called the impeachment effort an attempted coup by Democrats . House Manager Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., accused Trump of cheating on Monday and spoke in dire terms of the p...More..

US Senate Holds Closing Arguments in Donald Trump Impeachment Trial
by | Monday, February 03, 2020

US Senate Holds Closing Arguments in Donald Trump Impeachment Trial

The first vote in the US primary process will be closely watched as a sign as to which of 11 Democratic candidates are gaining early momentum to challenge Trump in November's election. Democrats slammed their R...More..

Coronavirus continues to spread, but flu is more serious in US
by | Monday, February 03, 2020

Coronavirus continues to spread, but flu is more serious in US

According to Flu Watch, a large portion of elevated influenza is concentrated in Central Canada - Ontario and Quebec, the prairies and British Columbia. Doctors say right now it's hard to tell whether one virus...More..

Former Raiders WR Antonio Brown: 'I owe the whole National Football League an apology'
by | Monday, February 03, 2020

Former Raiders WR Antonio Brown: 'I owe the whole National Football League an apology'

Brown said it was nice to hear something positive from Goodell. Brown started the 2019 season with the Oakland Raiders after being traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers in March. Last month, he live streame...More..

In China, an outbreak of bird flu
by | Monday, February 03, 2020

In China, an outbreak of bird flu

As part of the preemptive measures, the Chinese government said it culled 17,828 chickens as a result of the H5N1 outbreak. The coronavirus has killed at least 305 people and infected more than 14,300 globa...More..