Medical

'Don't come here,' Florida Gov. authorizes checkpoints at state lines

'Don't come here,' Florida Gov. authorizes checkpoints at state lines DeSantis said Friday he is expanding his quarantine order to include Louisiana after officials in the lightly hit Panhandle anxious that people will flee New Orleans as the number of positive tests there climb. 'We don't have the resources to be at every gate, ' he said, adding that passengers traveling from eight New York City areas were given forms to fill out before boarding their flights to Fl... [Full Article...]

Chloroquine for COVID-19? Despite presidential promises, the science remains unclear

Chloroquine for COVID-19? Despite presidential promises, the science remains unclear President Donald Trump last week announced his administration was working with pharmaceutical companies to expand access to the medicines so that more doctors can prescribe them " off label " - meaning not for their original intended use. [Full Article...]

Moulton Calls On China To Accept Coronavirus Blame

Moulton Calls On China To Accept Coronavirus Blame Trump's change comes one day after tweeting that the spread of the new coronavirus in the United States is not the fault of Asian Americans , a group that has been the target of an increasing number of racist and xenophobic attacks linked to the virus. [Full Article...]

Lost sense of smell may be peculiar clue to coronavirus infection

Lost sense of smell may be peculiar clue to coronavirus infection They also pointed to the cases out of Germany, where more than 2 in 3 patients said the lost their sense of smell. The world is now dealing with the pandemic that Coronavirus is, and while everyone has been taking their own measures to stay home and have been keeping up with the prescribed precautions, it looks like we still don't know everything about the COVID 19 . [Full Article...]

Province announces 40 new COVID-19 cases

Province announces 40 new COVID-19 cases Restaurants not in compliance will be first served with a notice and then enforcement action if they continue to not comply. "This is really for all of us, as individuals and as a society, the greatest fight of our time", he said. "While there is no immediate threat to the community I believe Dr. Henry and her team are doing Northern Health a disservice by not providing more precise locations to... [Full Article...]

Trump presses FDA to fast-track potential coronavirus drugs

Trump presses FDA to fast-track potential coronavirus drugs That would take three to six months, he said. Though, yet to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - the USA body responsible for regulating health and human services, Rigano, however, proved further authenticity of the discovery by sharing publicly the peer-reviewed study earlier released by Didier Raoult, also a Medical Doctor. [Full Article...]

Canada closing border to most non-citizens to slow COVID-19

Canada closing border to most non-citizens to slow COVID-19 He said second, airlines will ban anyone who is showing symptoms of the virus from getting on a plane. Trudeau also confirmed that global flights will only be allowed to travel in and out of four airports. Air operators are now mandated to ban people with symptoms from coming to Canada. Trade will continue with other countries, Trudeau added. Trudeau also warned that "all Canadians, as much ... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson warns British families "will lose loved ones"

Boris Johnson warns British families Speaking at a press conference following the emergency Cobra meeting, the PM said the disease "continues and will continue to spread" and called it the "worst public health crisis in a generation". 'We want to supress it, not get rid of it completely - which you can't do anyway - not supress it so we get the second peak, and also allow enough of us who are going to get mild illness, to become immu... [Full Article...]

Canada develops COVID-19 guidelines for major events

Canada develops COVID-19 guidelines for major events Both of those people are recovering in isolation at home, Henry said. Health officials in British Columbia have announced seven new cases of COVID-19 in the province, including the first one to be reported in the Island Health region, bringing the provincial total to 46. [Full Article...]

Daily new COVID-19 infections continue downward trend

Daily new COVID-19 infections continue downward trend The three cases bring China's total imported case count to 63. As of 16:00 Beijing time on Sunday, authorities had retrieved 48 individuals from the site of the collapse, with 38 of them sent to hospitals, the Ministry of Emergency Management said. [Full Article...]

Eight new cases in B.C., but officials say it was expected

Eight new cases in B.C., but officials say it was expected Canada Border Services Agency staff already act as "quarantine officers", monitoring for illnesses as people head into the province from the USA, and Henry said they have also started distributing information related to COVID-19, such as who to contact if one should fall ill. [Full Article...]

Biden pips Warren in MA primary

Biden pips Warren in MA primary Bloomberg has only clinched a win in the U.S. Pacific territory of American Samoa, according to U.S. media projections. Almost 230,000 voters took advantage of early voting last week, the first time the state has allowed early voting in a presidential primary. [Full Article...]

Seven more confirmed cases of Coronavirus - including two females in the West

Seven more confirmed cases of Coronavirus - including two females in the West Speaking following a stakeholder meeting with health officials on Friday, he said: "We are not recommending at this stage that any major events be cancelled but this of course will be kept under review". Chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan reminded the public that most people who become infected with COVID-19 "experience a mild illness and recover", however it can be more severe for some. [Full Article...]

Patient Released from Texas Coronavirus Quarantine Later Tests Positive

Patient Released from Texas Coronavirus Quarantine Later Tests Positive Those individuals will remain until they're symptom-free and have two negative tests 24 hours apart from each other. After two tests came back negative, she was allowed to leave the facility following "several weeks" in isolation - even though another test was still pending, the report says. [Full Article...]

E3 organizer is 'monitoring and evaluating' as Los Angeles declares health emergency

E3 organizer is 'monitoring and evaluating' as Los Angeles declares health emergency There have now been seven confirmed cases in the county this year. Los Angeles previously had one case of coronavirus, but that patient was discharged from the hospital after making a full recovery. The City of Santa Monica says there are no known cases in Santa Monica and that they are working closely with the L.A. County Department of Public Health to monitor coronavirus. [Full Article...]

NY college students in Japan to be recalled over virus: governor

NY college students in Japan to be recalled over virus: governor The neighbor of the family drove the man to the hospital in Westchester, an area just outside the city, on February 27, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters at a press conference . The lethality of the flu is 0.1 percent. Several high-ranking officials, including the deputy health minister and five lawmakers, have tested positive for the coronavirus as the spread of the outbreak ... [Full Article...]

Fla. Declares Public Health Emergency After Two Virus Cases

Fla. Declares Public Health Emergency After Two Virus Cases Ron DeSantis said Wednesday. "But I think hopefully soon, CDC will say, 'you guys do it.' So in this way if someone tests in Florida we can say immediately it's positive instead of saying it's presumptive with confirmation awaiting". The governor's spokeswoman, Helen Ferre, told the Miami Herald on Tuesday that she did not anticipate additional information on the case being released that day. [Full Article...]

CDC lab for coronavirus test kits may be contaminated

CDC lab for coronavirus test kits may be contaminated The World Health Organisation said earlier this week that there were now more daily cases overseas than in China. However, in the case of COVID-19, it has been proved that the course of the epidemic can be significantly altered through containment measures and robust public health response, the expert noted. [Full Article...]

Death toll in China from coronavirus rises to 2,872

Death toll in China from coronavirus rises to 2,872 Three western USA states reported new community-acquired COVID-19 cases last night-California, Oregon, and Washington-a development that closely follows a change in federal policy that frees state public health labs to test for the virus. "Let me be very clear, and I'm sure the physicians who are up here will reflect this as well, the average American does not need to go out and buy a mask", Pence... [Full Article...]

First US Coronavirus Death Confirmed

First US Coronavirus Death Confirmed They did not say how many new cases there are. The underage patient visited Seattle Children's North Clinic on Monday, officials said, and the state health department is working to "ensure the safety of students and staff at Jackson High School, where this student attends". [Full Article...]