Credibility of Anti-Malaria Drug Studies for COVID-19 Falls Apart

Lead author Mandeep Mehra, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and two colleagues said they had called for an independent, third-party review in an attempt to replicate the analyses presented in the paper, to confirm the database's co... More..

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Facebook Will Review Policies On Posts About State Violence, Voting
by | Saturday, June 06, 2020

Facebook Will Review Policies On Posts About State Violence, Voting

Facebook's policy is either to take down a post or leave it up, without any other options. Social platforms have faced calls to label or remove Trump's comments which warned against fraud in mail-in voting, a...More..

India approves emergency use of remdesivir to treat Covid-19 patients
by | Saturday, June 06, 2020

India approves emergency use of remdesivir to treat Covid-19 patients

Confirming the development, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said, "Based on available evidence the approval has been given, however I do not have access to that evidence". Pl...More..

County adds three new COVID-19 cases, none linked to Firestone
by | Saturday, June 06, 2020

County adds three new COVID-19 cases, none linked to Firestone

There are 618 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. "Families can be a very powerful motiv...More..

Wear masks in public, says WHO in update of Covid-19 advice
by | Saturday, June 06, 2020

Wear masks in public, says WHO in update of Covid-19 advice

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a thrice-weekly video press conference that he wanted to talk about who should wear masks, what materials they should be made of ...More..

Wear a face mask
by | Saturday, June 06, 2020

Wear a face mask

Fabric masks should also be cleaned and worn correctly, since contaminated hands can infect a person adjusting their mask or frequently taking it on or off, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organiza...More..

Hydroxychloroquine safety study pulled on data integrity concern
by | Saturday, June 06, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine safety study pulled on data integrity concern

Now the paper has been retracted , and the World Health Organization trials are back on, after several of the paper's authors said they were not able to verify the contents of a database at the heart of t...More..

Election Officials Across Nation Battle Challenges of June 2 Primary
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

Election Officials Across Nation Battle Challenges of June 2 Primary

Essentially, every voter registered in the state was sent an absentee ballot application to their registered address. By the end of June 4, of those, 191,346 had already returned their completed ballots, ma...More..

Coronavirus: Delhi govt changes Covid-19 testing strategy; check new guidelines
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Delhi govt changes Covid-19 testing strategy; check new guidelines

However, as many as half of these may not be aware they have the condition. Scientists have said the risk is even greater among patients who are not taking medication to control hypertension. The researchers,...More..

Masks, eye protection key to stopping spread of COVID-19 says study
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

Masks, eye protection key to stopping spread of COVID-19 says study

The now best available evidence suggests that COVID-19 is most commonly spread by respiratory droplets, especially when people cough and sneeze, entering through the eyes, nose, and mouth, either directly or by...More..

Face masks in London now compulsory on Tubes, trains and buses
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

Face masks in London now compulsory on Tubes, trains and buses

On Thursday, UK ministers announced it would be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport from 15 June , but these coverings can be simply T-shirts or scarves. Greater use of face coverings will boo...More..

TikTok apologizes after being accused of censoring black users
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

TikTok apologizes after being accused of censoring black users

TikTok said it would create a special council to amplify diverse voices and will donate $3 million to nonprofits that help the black community and $1 million to fight racial injustice and inequality in the U.S....More..

AstraZeneca 'on track' to roll out COVID-19 vaccine in September
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

AstraZeneca 'on track' to roll out COVID-19 vaccine in September

Stay-at-home orders have been imposed across the world to stem the spread of coronavirus, causing huge economic disruption and the suspension of routine immunisation programmes for preventable diseases such as ...More..

IVI ties up with SNUH for clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

IVI ties up with SNUH for clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine

Company chairman Liu Jingzhen said "we are now working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and 20 other countries to advance worldwide cooperation, and clinical and subsequent use of the vaccine". Fauci sa...More..

Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19

The study was equally striking for the genes that failed to turn up. In addition to using this protein as a gateway to get into cells and replicate, the virus could also be interfering with the protein's norm...More..

George W. Bush calls on US to examine its 'tragic failures'
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

George W. Bush calls on US to examine its 'tragic failures'

Bush with fondness. Ending systemic racism in USA society will require listening "to the voices of so many who are hurting and grieving", Bush said. The heroes of America - from Frederick Douglass, to Harrie...More..

U.S. expert offers an optimistic timeline for coronavirus vaccine
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

U.S. expert offers an optimistic timeline for coronavirus vaccine

This could potentially see the vaccines fulfil the stated aim of 'Operation Warp Speed' , which is to have an effective vaccine ready for U.S. citizens by January 2021. "The real business end of this all is ...More..

World Health Organization to resume hydroxychloroquine trial after earlier halt over safety concerns
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

World Health Organization to resume hydroxychloroquine trial after earlier halt over safety concerns

In the first major study comparing hydroxychloroquine to a placebo to gauge its effect against the new coronavirus , University of Minnesota researchers tested 821 people who had recently been exposed to the...More..

Company replies quick recovery of Remdesivir on COVID-19 patients
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

Company replies quick recovery of Remdesivir on COVID-19 patients

Criteria for inclusions in the study included a positive COVID-19 lab test, hospitalization with fever and cough, and fewer than eight days since the onset of the illness. "Overall, patients are doing well and ...More..

Another Daily Jump in COVID-19 Case Numbers in Marshall County
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

Another Daily Jump in COVID-19 Case Numbers in Marshall County

There have been a further eight recorded Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland, according to the Department of Health. By ages, the 80-89-year-old group has the most deaths with 24, followed by 70-79 (20), 60-6...More..

Most of Virginia moves to Phase II reopening Friday
by | Friday, June 05, 2020

Most of Virginia moves to Phase II reopening Friday

Restaurant and beverage establishments may offer indoor dining at 50 percent occupancy. Hot tubs, spas, splash pads, spray pools and interactive play features in those facilities must be closed, but swimming po...More..

Coronavirus: UK testing Ibuprofen as a treatment
by | Thursday, June 04, 2020

Coronavirus: UK testing Ibuprofen as a treatment

Can it be helpful? Scientists are trialling the use of ibuprofen to treat Covid-19 patients. As the world struggles to contain the impact of the global pandemic , scientists hope that the low-priced treatm...More..

DR Congo Health Minister Reports Fresh Outbreak of Ebola
by | Thursday, June 04, 2020

DR Congo Health Minister Reports Fresh Outbreak of Ebola

The World Health Organzation's head Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus reaffirmed on social media that there is already a WHO team in place to support the government health team already there. "Given the proximity of th...More..

Sweden sees increase in coronavirus infections, fall in deaths
by | Thursday, June 04, 2020

Sweden sees increase in coronavirus infections, fall in deaths

Tegnell is the brains behind Sweden's controversial approach to fighting the virus, and the government of Stefan Lofven has deferred to the epidemiologist in its official response to the pandemic. Listen to the...More..

Trump administration selects five coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists
by | Thursday, June 04, 2020

Trump administration selects five coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists

President Donald Trump was briefed Tuesday on the latest details on the project, according to one of the people. Phase 3 trials will involve a large group aged over 18. Francis Collins told Reuters in an inte...More..

McDonald's Drive-Thru at Wyboston to open at 11am
by | Thursday, June 04, 2020

McDonald's Drive-Thru at Wyboston to open at 11am

The company says they are working closely with Gardaí, and have warned that it may be necessary to close Drive Thru lanes if queues cause disruption or put employees or customers at risk. "Over the last fortnig...More..

New York City Curfews to Start Earlier Tuesday
by | Thursday, June 04, 2020

New York City Curfews to Start Earlier Tuesday

If you choose to protest today, do it in the daytime hours, and then please go home. "For a governor to be sitting in his office saying that we're not doing a good job - I'm outraged". In many instances, th...More..

Hydroxychloroquine doesn't prevent people from catching COVID-19, study finds
by | Thursday, June 04, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine doesn't prevent people from catching COVID-19, study finds

The World Health Organization and several world governments have changed their coronavirus policies and resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine because they got questionable data from a small USA healthcare ...More..

Scientists Challenge Study That Showed Hydroxychloroquine Didn't Work
by | Thursday, June 04, 2020

Scientists Challenge Study That Showed Hydroxychloroquine Didn't Work

The authors also list "implausible" ratios of use of the drugs in some continents and discrepancies in the data for Australia, where they said there were more deaths recorded in the hospitals covered by the stu...More..

CDC Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Antibody Testing
by | Thursday, June 04, 2020

CDC Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Antibody Testing

The body produces IgG antibodies by around 14 days after initially getting the virus tied to COVID-19. Positive test results on the antibody test mean that you have antibodies from an infection that causes ...More..