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Zero new Covid-19 deaths reported

Zero new Covid-19 deaths reported Today's news brings the total number of deaths to 1,735. There is now a total of 25,462 confirmed cases in Ireland. Today's numbers come after it was confirmed that the number of cases of coronavirus around the world has surpassed the 10 million mark. [Full Article...]

Upon Further Review, Facebook Will Label Politicians’ Posts That Violate Its Rules

Upon Further Review, Facebook Will Label Politicians’ Posts That Violate Its Rules The consumer goods giant, one of the world's largest advertisers , said on Friday that it would stop running ads on Facebook, Instagram , or Twitter in the US for at least the rest of 2020. Facebook now says it is also banning false claims meant to discourage voting, such as stories about federal agents checking the legal status at polling places. [Full Article...]

Texas pauses reopening plan as coronavirus surges

Texas pauses reopening plan as coronavirus surges Cuomo, a Democrat, told a briefing that states that followed guidance from the White House are now seeing a spike in cases, arguing that NY curbed the outbreak by taking what he called a scientific, rather than a political, approach. He said some bars have lost their liquor licenses for not following measures and getting overcrowded. "I know that our collective action can lead to a reduction in th... [Full Article...]

Florida tops 100,000 cases as coronavirus surge continues

Florida tops 100,000 cases as coronavirus surge continues Nationwide, more than 2.2 million people have been infected and at least 118,894 people have died of the virus, according to John Hopkins. The coronavirus outbreak continued its fevered escalation in Florida on Saturday, as Gov. "It is a bit of a disturbing trend, and what scares me is not only that they are younger, but that they can infect other people as well, especially parents and grandpa... [Full Article...]

Amit Shah calls for unified plan to combat virus in Delhi-NCR

Amit Shah calls for unified plan to combat virus in Delhi-NCR According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, private hospitals can not overcharge COVID-19 patients for their hospitalization. On Thursday evening, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that testing was conducted at 193 centres and that people living in containment zones were being tested in the initial stage. [Full Article...]

Choke-Holds Made Exceptions As Donald Trump Signs US Police Reforms

Choke-Holds Made Exceptions As Donald Trump Signs US Police Reforms The chamber's Republican majority is crafting its package of proposals, which includes a ban on chokeholds and increased used of police body cameras. They are not mutually exclusive. Inimai Chettiar of the Justice Action Network said the use of grant money to influence police department policies could be an effective way to get results, but she noted that Trump's Justice Department has resisted ot... [Full Article...]

Douglas County reports one death, more cases Saturday

Douglas County reports one death, more cases Saturday Clark County Public Health confirmed eight novel coronavirus cases Friday afternoon. Of these, 416 cases have been admitted to intensive care. "Together, we can protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system". [Full Article...]

Ontario Health reports 266 new cases of COVID-19

Ontario Health reports 266 new cases of COVID-19 Ontario is reporting 266 new COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths. The five-day rolling average of new daily cases, a measure that helps smooth peaks and valleys in data, has been in consistent decline since June 4. There have been 2,507 deaths reported. During a briefing ahead of Friday afternoon's announcement, an official with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care said these groupings are ... [Full Article...]

Johnson and Johnson announces human trials for COVID-19 vaccine in July

Johnson and Johnson announces human trials for COVID-19 vaccine in July The selection qualifies Moderna to receive federal government funding to continue development of vaccine, conduct tests, as well as scale up manufacturing to meet the goal of beginning to inoculate 300 million people beginning early next year. [Full Article...]

The Study That Condemned Hydroxychloroquine Has Been Retracted

The Study That Condemned Hydroxychloroquine Has Been Retracted Martin Landray, an Oxford University professor who is co-leading the RECOVERY trial said , "Today's preliminary results from the RECOVERY trial are quite clear - hydroxychloroquine does not reduce the risk of death among hospitalised patients with this new disease". [Full Article...]

Wear Masks in Public Says WHO, in Update of COVID-19 Advice

Wear Masks in Public Says WHO, in Update of COVID-19 Advice As before, those caring for an infected person at home should wear a medical mask when in the same room; and health workers should wear medical masks plus protective equipment when dealing with suspected or confirmed Covid-19 patients. "Masks on their own will not protect you from COVID-19", he told a virtual press conference from Geneva. These are no substitute for physical distancing and hand hy... [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: Major concerns about study into malaria drug Donald Trump took

Coronavirus: Major concerns about study into malaria drug Donald Trump took But other critics, like Francois Balloux of University College London, raised concerns over the way the study was conducted even though they are sceptical the drugs themselves would work as a treatment for COVID-19. Further, 40% of trial participants taking hydroxychloroquine developed non-serious side effects - predominantly nausea, upset stomach or diarrhea. Of the 107 people who developed C... [Full Article...]

WHO set to resume hydroxychloroquine trial in battle on COVID-19

WHO set to resume hydroxychloroquine trial in battle on COVID-19 Researchers looked at 821 people who were exposed to the virus either through their line of worker as a healthcare professional, or from someone at home. It appears a major study published 22nd May in renowned global medical journal The Lancet , which ruled antimalarial drugs touted by Donald Trump as possible COVID-19 treatments could be lethal, was based on data supplied by an obscure analy... [Full Article...]

Antiviral drug remdesivir helps moderately ill coronavirus patients in trial, maker says

Antiviral drug remdesivir helps moderately ill coronavirus patients in trial, maker says Representational image. A report suggests that this drug can be procured only by government hospitals and cannot be sold to any individual for self-medication as it is under clinical trial. Remdesivir is being closely watched after the US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorisation on May 1, citing results from another study run by the National Institutes of Health tha... [Full Article...]

Biden lashes out at Trump for fueling racism

Biden lashes out at Trump for fueling racism For Trump, he said, "narcissism has become more important than the nation's well-being that he leads". Biden seized on police driving back peaceful protesters near the White House on Monday so Trump could briefly pose with a Bible in front of nearby St. [Full Article...]

Human coronavirus vaccine trials to begin in Australia TODAY with 130 people

Human coronavirus vaccine trials to begin in Australia TODAY with 130 people It is boosted with Novavax's proprietary Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance immune responses and stimulate production of neutralising antibodies. On Monday, May 25, the company announced that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in Australia is now being tested in phase 1 clinical trials. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom announces preliminary daily Covid-19 death toll of 209

It shows this morning that in the week ending May 15, a total of 84 people in Powys had died with Covid-19 mentioned on their death certificates. Regardless of that, officers from the Workplace of Nationwide Statistics say deaths in England are at their lowest degree for six weeks. [Full Article...]

Remdesivir Beats Placebo for Time to COVID-19 Recovery

Remdesivir Beats Placebo for Time to COVID-19 Recovery The antiviral drug remdesivir will soon be available to "selected COVID-19 patients", the Department of Health and Social Care has announced . Remdesivir, an antiviral drug developed by American biopharmaceutical company " Gilead Sciences", was originally formulated to treat the Ebola virus. [Full Article...]

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Underway In Australia

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Underway In Australia Novavax recently initiated development of NVX-CoV2373, its vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, with Phase 1 clinical trial results expected in July of 2020. The testing phase on the macaque monkeys came after trials on mice were successful, researchers said. A mid-stage trial of the vaccine is already underway in Wuhan , Reuters reports. [Full Article...]

China's Bat Woman Warns Coronavirus Is Just Tip Of The Iceberg

China's Bat Woman Warns Coronavirus Is Just Tip Of The Iceberg In the interview filmed on May 13 but broadcast on Saturday night, Wang Yanyi told state broadcaster CGTN the centre had 'isolated and obtained some coronaviruses from bats'. Institute director Wang Yanyi (pictured) also refuted claims that the pathogen had come from the institute. "If we don't study [them] there will be possibly another outbreak, and we wouldn't know them". [Full Article...]


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