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Short of blood, U.S. relaxes restrictions on gay donors

Short of blood, U.S. relaxes restrictions on gay donors

Under the new policy, the disqualifying time period was reduced to three months. "LGBTQ Americans can hold their heads up today and know that our voices will always triumph over discrimination", sa...

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Alberta COVID-19 cases jump by 106

Alberta COVID-19 cases jump by 106

There are now a total of 240 recoveries, up from 196. In the AHS Central zone , there are 66 cases. "Again, I am concerned", Hinshaw said. This does not reflect a single day increase of 55 new ca...

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Trial drug may provide potential treatment, says new study

Trial drug may provide potential treatment, says new study

Researchers have discovered a trial medication that efficiently blocks the cellular door Sars-CoV-2 utilizes to infect its hosts, a development that they say might give a prospective therapy for the n...

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Google Launches Social Distancing Tracking Site Using Location Data

Google Launches Social Distancing Tracking Site Using Location Data

Similarly, infectious disease researchers are using Facebook's mobile location data to provide daily updates to USA cities and states evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing orders. Spai...

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Coronavirus: Muslim nurse becomes latest United Kingdom health worker to die from virus

Coronavirus: Muslim nurse becomes latest United Kingdom health worker to die from virus

How honourable was her life and how honourable was her passing'. Amanda Hallums, chief nurse at EKH, says everyone who worked alongside Aimee is heartbroken at her death. England's chief nurse Ruth ...

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COVID-19 isolation centre set to open

COVID-19 isolation centre set to open

That's how many people, as of April 4, who have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Manitoba. On Thursday, Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 634 tests. Lanette Siragusa, chief nursing officer f...

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COVID-19 cases reported in Shelby County

COVID-19 cases reported in Shelby County

The Shelby County Health Department released the information at 10:46 a.m. Friday on its Facebook page. VanGundy had said she's aware of a lot of people asking about more specific locations within...

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New Zealand Bloomfield, Ardern give latest COVID-19 update

New Zealand Bloomfield, Ardern give latest COVID-19 update

Dr Bloomfield said 89 new cases bringing New Zealand's total to 1039. As of today, 127 people have now recovered from the virus and the nation's Covid-19 death toll remains at one. "It underscores t...

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'More dangerous': The face mask mistake that Aussies could be making

'More dangerous': The face mask mistake that Aussies could be making

National deputy chief medical officer Professor Paul Kelly. Almost 7,000 people have died from coronavirus in the United States, with more than 270,000 confirmed cases of the highly infectious disea...

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Suspect in deaths of Wisconsin doctor, husband known to them

Suspect in deaths of Wisconsin doctor, husband known to them

Authorities say that round 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a jogger noticed the couple "lying in a ditch" on the UW Arboretum, a 1,200-acre ecological analysis web page with wetlands, forests, and prairies. Uni...

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Parton to offer free online bedtime reading series

Parton to offer free online bedtime reading series

I think it is pretty clear that now is the time to share a story and to share some love. "And I hope we learn that lesson". A day after the encouraging IG clip, Parton released her new project with ...

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NSW Police investigating Ruby Princess cruise ship Sydney disembarkation amid pandemic

NSW Police investigating Ruby Princess cruise ship Sydney disembarkation amid pandemic

But she reinforced the need to continue with restrictions and said the state would not be reopening its border. & # 39; Queenslanders are doing the right thing, we see that number coming down for th...

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Trump Again Touts Possibly Harmful Drug as COVID-19 Treatment

Trump Again Touts Possibly Harmful Drug as COVID-19 Treatment

During his initial attempt to answer the question, he said the federal government would "try" to ensure that states with a large number of cases had adequate numbers of ventilators "wherever we possib...

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Anti-parasitic drug killed coronavirus within 48 hours in lab

Anti-parasitic drug killed coronavirus within 48 hours in lab

It is now used as a treatment for strongyloidiasis, a parasitic disease caused by roundworms that affects an estimated 30 million to 100 million people worldwide. Dr Wagstaff made a previous breakthro...

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Entire country ordered to wear masks

Entire country ordered to wear masks

However, these recommended cloth face coverings are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators, which the CDC notes, "are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and...

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Los Angeles County Confirms 76 Coronavirus Cases in Glendale

Los Angeles County Confirms 76 Coronavirus Cases in Glendale

The city has scrambled to open shelter beds in shuttered community centers and rent motel beds where homeless individuals can live in isolation. Statewide, Gov. She said there have been a total of 207...

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CDC endorses use of cloth masks to block Covid-19

CDC endorses use of cloth masks to block Covid-19

And while officials are now saying it's a good idea to wear a mask, they emphasized that they're not recommending people wear surgical masks or N-95 respirators, which they called "critical medical su...

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Government issues advisory asking people to wear 'homemade face covers'

Government issues advisory asking people to wear 'homemade face covers'

A homemade mask is not considered personal protective equipment by any means, but there's a growing consensus that face coverings might help prevent the spread of diseases like COVID-19 by stopping ...

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Ontario's COVID-19 death toll jumps by 14 to 67

Ontario's COVID-19 death toll jumps by 14 to 67

Ontario is reporting 3,255 cases and 67 deaths. Ottawa Public Health is expected to deliver more information about the local COVID-19 situation on Friday at 3 p.m. iPHIS is the Ministry of Health's ...

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Health Secretary describes 'pretty unpleasant' experience of having Covid-19

Health Secretary describes 'pretty unpleasant' experience of having Covid-19

Asked during a news conference about supplies of personal protective equipment, something many healthcare workers have complained there is not enough of, Hancock said Burberry had turned over its prod...

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Of 98 Residents In Wilmington Nursing Facility Test Positive For Coronavirus

Of 98 Residents In Wilmington Nursing Facility Test Positive For Coronavirus

The care center was slated to soon become a 142-bed virus recovery center but those plans have been put on hold after the test results came back. That patient was isolated while other residents were t...

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COVID-19: Top Four Science Stories Of The Week

COVID-19: Top Four Science Stories Of The Week

UK Dailymail reports that a group of researchers at the University of Nebraska, United States, who carried out the study on hospitals took samples from 11 patients' rooms after they had been placed in...

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Blue Cross to Waive Copays and Deductables for COVID-19 Treatment

Blue Cross to Waive Copays and Deductables for COVID-19 Treatment

This benefit will be for fully insured employer groups, individual market qualified health plans and Medicare Advantage members. "In these incredibly hard times, if our members contract COVID-19, Bl...

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Tesla Donates 40 Ventilators To NYC Hospital To Battle COVID-19 Outbreak

Tesla Donates 40 Ventilators To NYC Hospital To Battle COVID-19 Outbreak

Earlier this week, Ford Motor Co said it will produce 50,000 ventilators over the next 100 days at a plant in MI in cooperation with General Electric's healthcare unit, and can then build 30,000 per m...

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Madonna Joins Bill & Melinda Gates in Effort to Find Cure Amid Pandemic

Madonna Joins Bill & Melinda Gates in Effort to Find Cure Amid Pandemic

All stories linked in the newsletter are free to access. It's no wonder that many have criticized the U.S.'s delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic saying things are worse now than they coul...

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65 people have died in Quebec as a result of coronavirus

65 people have died in Quebec as a result of coronavirus

The company expects to make up to 10,000 bottles of sanitizer per week, which will go to Montreal's most at-risk population. Legault added that they can't compare Quebec to Europe because their outbre...

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United Kingdom opens world's largest critical care unit in London

United Kingdom opens world's largest critical care unit in London

The Prince of Wales has hailed the "spectacular and nearly unbelievable feat" of building the NHS Nightingale Hospital , as he says: "In this dark time, it will be a shining light". The number of vir...

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

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

Meanwhile, 424 new cases have been confirmed bringing the national total to 4,273. Dr Holohan said if you are still waiting for a test result the "important thing" to remember was to self-isolate fo...

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More than 7,000 NHS staff now tested for coronavirus, says Matt Hancock

More than 7,000 NHS staff now tested for coronavirus, says Matt Hancock

Most experts agree that the only way out of a lockdown is testing. "On the G7 call earlier it was clear that no G7 country has found a home antibody test that works", he said. Mr Hancock said: "We...

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Canada signs agreement with Amazon to distribute medical equipment

Canada signs agreement with Amazon to distribute medical equipment

Trudeau said that the government has been working with industries for the last few weeks to make the supplies that healthcare workers need like masks, face shields, gowns, ventilators and test kits. "...

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Biden says will talk soon with Trump on coronavirus response

Biden says will talk soon with Trump on coronavirus response

Claiming President Trump's "base is so solid", Plouffe said, "I think he's going to turn out voters nearly at a historical level on his behalf, so that makes him very unsafe if you're Joe Biden ". ...

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NYC Mayor Says New Yorkers Should Wear Cloth Masks Outside

NYC Mayor Says New Yorkers Should Wear Cloth Masks Outside

And Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that projections show the outbreak worsening through the month. New York State has roughly 2,000 ventilators in its stockpile, he said. "If that is not done in t...

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UW pandemic expert: Should we all be wearing masks during coronavirus?

UW pandemic expert: Should we all be wearing masks during coronavirus?

The CDC has confused the public, a nurse who has been working for two weeks with Covid-19 patients in New York City told The Straits Times. Steel and plastic surfaces can harbor live virus for three...

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How to make your own face mask at home

How to make your own face mask at home

The recommendations, still being finalized Thursday, were expected to apply to those who live in areas hard-hit by community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. The droplets quickly fall...

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Two COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported on Vancouver Island

Two COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported on Vancouver Island

More than 142 people are in hospital due to the virus, with 67 patients in intensive care. Dix said there was "no excuse" for people who return from overseas not self-isolating for 14 days, although...

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