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Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario health minister details expansion of testing groups

Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario health minister details expansion of testing groups

Health Minister Christine Elliott said that all decisions about who to test at assessment centres will be left to the clinical judgment of doctors. The province's modelling suggests Ontario will rea...

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Italy says number of doctors killed by coronavirus passes 100

Italy says number of doctors killed by coronavirus passes 100

This is in comparison with mortality rates seen in other parts of the world such as Italy, which has recorded a case fatality rate (CFR) of 12.67% and 9.98% in Spain as of 9th April 2020 according to ...

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Paris bans outdoor exercise as coronavirus restrictions are intensified

Paris bans outdoor exercise as coronavirus restrictions are intensified

France instituted a strict lockdown about a month ago, meaning that anyone who travels outside must carry some documentation that confirms their reason for leaving, which includes shopping for groceri...

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UK PM Boris Johnson out of intensive care

UK PM Boris Johnson out of intensive care

Speaking at yesterday's daily Downing Street press conference, Mr Johnson's deputy, Dominic Raab , said: "The Prime Minister. continues to make positive steps forward and he's in good spirits.' A...

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COVID-19: Vanderbilt enrolls first patient in hydroxychloroquine study

COVID-19: Vanderbilt enrolls first patient in hydroxychloroquine study

Food and Drug Administration to prevent or treat COVID-19". Researchers in the United States have begun a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of an anti-malarial drug for treating coronavirus p...

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Covid-19: US reports highest death toll in single day

Covid-19: US reports highest death toll in single day

For the study - which was aimed at finding animals susceptible to the virus so they can be used in testing potential coronavirus vaccines, according to Reuters - researchers infected dogs, pig...

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Health Department reports another COVID-19 case

Health Department reports another COVID-19 case

Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms such as dry cough, fever or difficulty breathing should isolate themselves from others and contact their healthcare provider or call the St. "Republic County Health De...

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FDA Approves Coronavirus Blood Test to Determine Who's Immune or Not

FDA Approves Coronavirus Blood Test to Determine Who's Immune or Not

Other companies have also been allowed by the FDA to make and distribute antibody tests in the United States, but none have been allowed to claim their tests are useful for diagnoses. Amid a contagi...

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Police Arrest Texas Teen For Threatening To Spread COVID-19

Police Arrest Texas Teen For Threatening To Spread COVID-19

A charge of being a terrorist threat is a third-degree felony in Texas . A Carrollton police spokesperson said officers on Sunday went to Maradiaga's home but she was not there. "If you want to get...

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CDC issues new guidance for essential workers exposed to coronavirus

CDC issues new guidance for essential workers exposed to coronavirus

US officials earlier warned Americans to expect lots of virus deaths this week, although the University of Washington's model cited by the White House on Wednesday cut its projections for the USA pa...

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B.C. announces 45 new COVID-19 cases, total stands at 1336

B.C. announces 45 new COVID-19 cases, total stands at 1336

Health-care workers wave to people clapping and yelling thank you to the frontline workers during the 7pm tribute outside the Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, B.C. "This is huge and this will h...

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Costco offering priority store access to first responders, health care workers

Costco offering priority store access to first responders, health care workers

Under this latest policy, health care workers and first responders will be required to present their Costco membership cards and any identification of their job status. Other major chains are also off...

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100K Canadians could die from COVID-19

100K Canadians could die from COVID-19

The data collected for the modeling dates to April 8 and of the 18,447 cases at that time, there were 401 deaths, 1,118 hospitalizations, and 326 admissions to the ICU. Given the bleak situation in th...

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Amid coronavirus, Riverside nursing home patients moved

Amid coronavirus, Riverside nursing home patients moved

Several ambulances arrived at ManorCare Health Services in Palm Desert Wednesday where patients were dropped off after being evacuated from a nursing home in Riverside earlier in the day. "If you want...

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Doctor, 95 others test positive for Covid-19

Doctor, 95 others test positive for Covid-19

The primary objective of the study is to identify which among the animals are vulnerable for the virus so that they can use it in testing the vaccine before applying for the Phase 1 or the human cli...

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Coronavirus: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved out of intensive unit

Coronavirus: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved out of intensive unit

Since Johnson's hospitalization, the U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been asked to deputize for the prime minister while he battles the illness. Mr Raab, who is deputising for the PM, said...

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In just a week, Georgia sees a year's worth of jobless claims

In just a week, Georgia sees a year's worth of jobless claims

Lots of gig workers have also said they have been unsure of the process, which was clarified by the Labor Department again Thursday. "We will leave no stone unturned to assist Georgians in need an...

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Walgreens to open 15 drive-thru testing sites

Walgreens to open 15 drive-thru testing sites

Department of Health and Human Services, and are planned for select "hot spot" markets with escalating numbers of COVID-19 cases. The Walgreens testing will use a device developed by Abbott Labor...

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United Kingdom could suffer 66000 death toll from COVID-19, USA study forecasts

United Kingdom could suffer 66000 death toll from COVID-19, USA study forecasts

Portugal, by comparison, had just one confirmed death when distancing measures were imposed. Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College , whose research is thought to have prompted a dramatic chan...

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Pets at Risk of Catching Coronavirus From Humans, Cats Most in Danger

Pets at Risk of Catching Coronavirus From Humans, Cats Most in Danger

To date, the cause of infection in animals is through human transmission. "But it's not the other way round". Professor Barrs recommends social distancing from your pets in some cases. The organisat...

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Coronavirus: A guide for wearing, cleaning your face mask

Coronavirus: A guide for wearing, cleaning your face mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages everyone to wear cloth masks when leaving the home. Like the CDC , state officials have said people should not use medical or surgical mask...

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Police Hunting For Teen Who Threatened To Infect Walmart Shoppers With Coronavirus

Police Hunting For Teen Who Threatened To Infect Walmart Shoppers With Coronavirus

Identified as Lorraine Maradiaga of Carrollton, posted a series of concerning and freaky videos on Snapchat over the weekend in which she talks openly about infecting shoppers at Walmart with the no...

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Ontario confirms 483 new cases of coronavirus, announces new testing guidelines

Ontario confirms 483 new cases of coronavirus, announces new testing guidelines

In the event of a shortage of testing swabs, health care workers, first responders and long-term care residents who have symptoms of COVID-19 should be prioritized, as well as those in First Nations c...

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How coronavirus tricks its way into human body

How coronavirus tricks its way into human body

To do this they began investigating the structure and characteristics of the Spike (S) glycoprotein on both SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, focusing on the fusion peptide, which enables viruses to transfer t...

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Coronavirus: 11 more patients have fully recovered

Coronavirus: 11 more patients have fully recovered

Dozens of patients were evacuated from a skilled nursing facility in California , where 50 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, after employees failed to show up for work two days in a row. "She wa...

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New oral drug could effectively treat COVID-19 symptoms

New oral drug could effectively treat COVID-19 symptoms

As of April 3, the novel coronavirus had infected over 1 million people with COVID-19 and caused more than 58,000 deaths in a worldwide pandemic. "This new drug not only has high potential for treat...

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Doctor's death highlights limits of coronavirus death count

The UK's coronavirus death toll has risen by 786, according to new figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care. The Midlands, alongside the North East and Yorkshire, were second and t...

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Saskatchewan projects between 100000 to more than 400000 COVID cases

Saskatchewan projects between 100000 to more than 400000 COVID cases

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and provincial government announced what they are planning province-wde during the COVID-19 outbreak - - hope for the best, plan for the worst. There are 135 ca...

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Cops Search For 18-YO Threatening To Spread Coronavirus Around Texas

The Carrollton Police Department identified the woman as Lorraine Maradiaga and said she is facing charges of making a terroristic threat. Maradiaga has been charged with making a terroristic thre...

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Martin Shkreli Has a Coronavirus Deal for Feds

Martin Shkreli Has a Coronavirus Deal for Feds

Site highlights each day to your inbox. You might remember Martin Shkreli from headlines a few years ago, someone who was quickly nicknamed " Pharma Bro " after his company Turing Pharmaceuticals ...

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Colorado girl who inspired Charlotte's Web marijuana oil dies

Colorado girl who inspired Charlotte's Web marijuana oil dies

A family friend posted on Facebook "Charlotte is no longer suffering. She is seizure-free forever". Thank you for your life, your bravery, and your lovely soul. Following Charlotte's story being...

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Gilead to donate 1.5 million doses of experimental anti-coronavirus drug

Gilead to donate 1.5 million doses of experimental anti-coronavirus drug

These are "an experimental antiviral compound called remdesivir; the malaria medications chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine; a combination of two HIV drugs, lopinavir and ritonavir; and that same ...

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Federal judge partially reinstates abortion access in Oklahoma

Federal judge partially reinstates abortion access in Oklahoma

Goodwin, who was appointed by President Donald Trump in 2018, ordered on Monday that the prohibition on surgical abortions "may not be enforced with respect to any patient who will lose her right ...

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COVID-19: Putnam Holding Drive-Through Testing | East Dutchess

COVID-19: Putnam Holding Drive-Through Testing | East Dutchess

Health officials also announced that four more people have recovered from the virus, bringing Franklin County's total number of recovered to 19. Causal links between 5G technology and COVID-19 defy...

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Democrats want additions to Trump's $250bn emergency virus aid

Democrats want additions to Trump's $250bn emergency virus aid

Schumer and other Senate Democrats made clear the payments are a key priority for the next phase of federal spending to respond to the virus, but stopped short of saying they would withhold support i...

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