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Should children of all ages wear face masks?

Should children of all ages wear face masks?

Whether it is at the grocery store, the gas station or perhaps just on a local hiking trail, a new sight can be seen these days - people wearing face masks and other facial coverings. But on your ph...

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Manitobans who ignore COVID-19 public health orders face fines of $486

Manitobans who ignore COVID-19 public health orders face fines of $486

As of April 14, a fifth COVID-19 related death has been reported in Manitoba. "We are still early in this outbreak, but these numbers show that our efforts are having some benefit", Roussin said. "I...

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World Health Organization says clinical trials of three COVID-19 vaccines underway

World Health Organization says clinical trials of three COVID-19 vaccines underway

They have finished recruiting 510 volunteers aged between 18-55 for Phase I of clinical trials, and they aim to have trialled the vaccine on all of them by mid-May, commencing next week. Speaking to t...

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Positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Millrise Seniors Village

Positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Millrise Seniors Village

The City of Fort Saskatchewan reported seven confirmed cases as well now with six listed as active and one recovered. As of Friday, COVID-19 has infected almost 2,400 people in Alberta and killed 50...

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USA stocks open higher. Dow and S&P outperform

USA stocks open higher. Dow and S&P outperform

Among the wisps of optimism that investors were focusing today were a news report cited early progress in a drug candidate for the virus. President Donald Trump unveiled guidelines late Thursday for...

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Coronavirus outbreak: United Kingdom was too slow, 40,000 may die, says top epidemiologist

Coronavirus outbreak: United Kingdom was too slow, 40,000 may die, says top epidemiologist

The professor, from University College London's Institute for Global Health , told MPs via video-link that the United Kingdom would likely end up with the highest coronavirus death rate in Europe -...

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Spain’s daily death toll from coronavirus slips to 523, total at 18,579

Spain’s daily death toll from coronavirus slips to 523, total at 18,579

Some individuals are tested a few times for clinical reasons. The analysis is based on data of the last seven days. The total number of confirmed cases is here 12,547. These facilities care for thou...

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BC health officials update COVID-19 modelling

BC health officials update COVID-19 modelling

The modelling numbers show how B.C.is doing compared to other provinces and countries and that early restrictions here are working. The number of patients in critical care has levelled out around 58...

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Michigan Governor Whitmer aims to begin reopening state economy on May 1

Michigan Governor Whitmer aims to begin reopening state economy on May 1

Whitmer's under pressure to reopen the state. Hundreds of people protesting strict lockdown measures in MI ignored state directives on social distancing-and instructions from protest organizers-an...

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22 confirmed, 4 probable COVID-19 cases in Hancock County

22 confirmed, 4 probable COVID-19 cases in Hancock County

Thursday. Test results are pending in 19 cases and 754 people have tested negative. "Testings is still being prioritized for people with symptoms who have high risk of complications or who have high r...

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Drinking alcohol could increase your coronavirus risk, according to World Health Organisation

Drinking alcohol could increase your coronavirus risk, according to World Health Organisation

The World Health Organization says that alcohol consumption might put one at increased risk for contracting the COVID-19, as it weakens natural immune system of the body. How much more is the US drink...

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WI 'Safer At Home' Order Extended; Schools Closed For 2019-20

WI 'Safer At Home' Order Extended; Schools Closed For 2019-20

Evers. Governor Evers declaration of a statewide health emergency expires on May 12. The "Safer at Home" orders are issued under a different section of state law, that gives the state's top health o...

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Sweden's Princess Sofia dons scrubs to help healthcare amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sweden's Princess Sofia dons scrubs to help healthcare amid COVID-19 pandemic

The course enumerates how to aid health care workers during emergency cases. According to The Royal Central , Princess Sofia , who has joined the hospital as a healthcare assistant, will not be ...

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COVID-19: Red Cross Seeks Recovered Virus Patients for Blood Donations

COVID-19: Red Cross Seeks Recovered Virus Patients for Blood Donations

Visit the BGR home page for more stories . The researchers used modeling systems to estimate viral transmission and found that 44% of the coronavirus cases were transmitted during the pre-symptoma...

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Pregnant British nurse dies of coronavirus - baby survives

Pregnant British nurse dies of coronavirus - baby survives

David Carter, CEO of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said Agyapong was "a highly valued and loved member of our team, a fantastic nurse and a great example of what we stand for in this t...

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Indian scientists say corona vaccine is not possible in this year

Indian scientists say corona vaccine is not possible in this year

This vaccine by CanSino Biological Inc. and the Beijing Institute of Technology is now in stage two of clinical evaluation. In a pandemic, no one has immunity to the virus because it is new. "So the...

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126 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, no additional deaths

126 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, no additional deaths

Deena Hinshaw said Wednesday afternoon. "There's growing evidence to suggest quitting smoking or vaping, even temporarily can have positive outcomes in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19". The p...

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Dr. Oz apologizes for coronavirus remarks: ‘I misspoke’

Dr. Oz apologizes for coronavirus remarks: ‘I misspoke’

Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz had to walk back his recommendation that schools re-open at the expense of some children dying after receiving online blowback. 'Many children will suffer from...

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Wuhan death toll recount up 50%

Wuhan death toll recount up 50%

Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, partly lifted the lockdown allowing people to enter the city after more than two months. Political tensions between China and the USA have escalat...

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14 new COVID19 cases in BC on Thursday, 2 more deaths

14 new COVID19 cases in BC on Thursday, 2 more deaths

The association representing most of B.C.'s care home operators is concerned by delays in restricting workers to a single site during the COVID-19 pandemic, after learning 4,200 staff were still worki...

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Pregnant UK nurse dies from COVID-19; but baby survives

However, Paul also told Global News he was angry with the home, who he said hasn't called him yet to talk about his wife. Ontario reported 564 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday and 55 a...

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OH surpasses 9,000 cases of COVID-19 cases

OH surpasses 9,000 cases of COVID-19 cases

This period of time living with COVID-19 will not last forever. DeWine said he understands the importance of getting the economy moving again, but OH must be careful to avoid problems such as future...

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Longterm care worker dies after contracting COVID caring for others

Longterm care worker dies after contracting COVID caring for others

A total of 2,099 people have been tested by the local health unit for COVID-19, 1,502 of those tests have come back negative, and 556 people are still under investigation for the virus. "It is wit...

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COVID-19 Restrictions in Europe Should Be Lifted Gradually - WHO Regional Director

COVID-19 Restrictions in Europe Should Be Lifted Gradually - WHO Regional Director

The death toll in English hospitals rose 738 to 13,134, the health service said. Kluge said some countries like France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland have shown "optimistic signs in terms of...

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After criticism, NY begins identifying some nursing homes with coronavirus deaths

After criticism, NY begins identifying some nursing homes with coronavirus deaths

A spokesman for Athena Health Care System said the counts for Abbott Terrace Health Center included coronavirus patients who had transferred from other nursing homes, and hospice patients who were r...

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What we know about Gilead's remdesivir data

What we know about Gilead's remdesivir data

There are other trials being run concurrently at other institutions. STAT said it obtained and viewed a copy of the video discussion Mullane had last week with colleagues about the trial. We have ...

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Berkshire Health Systems Seeks Plasma Donations From Recovered COVID-19 Patients

Berkshire Health Systems Seeks Plasma Donations From Recovered COVID-19 Patients

Paules added, "We urgently need treatment options for COVID-19 as we continue to battle this virus". BHS received its first round of donations on Wednesday, and is scheduling donations for the coming ...

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Nearly Half of COVID-19 Deaths in PA in Nursing Homes

Nearly Half of COVID-19 Deaths in PA in Nursing Homes

Collins said knowing which residents had tested positive and in which areas of the home they lived had put the home in a better position to isolate affected residents and to provide them with appropri...

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UK Extends Coronavirus Lockdown For At Least Another Three Weeks

Mr Raab said there is "light at the end of the tunnel" but refused to set out a "definitive timeframe" for easing the lockdown measures, stressing that lifting them now would only lead to a "second ...

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Luke's Warren joins trial using antibodies to treat COVID-19

Luke's Warren joins trial using antibodies to treat COVID-19

People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 for at least two weeks can contact their local blood or plasma collection center today to schedule an appointment. Convalescent plasma can also be used to...

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Australian lab will initiate COVID-19 vaccine trial

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Tony Fauci (L) speaks to US President Donald Trump during a tour of the National Institutes of Health's Vaccine Research Center March 3, ...

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Coronavirus: Six Indian firms working on vaccine

Coronavirus: Six Indian firms working on vaccine

As we've alluded to in the past, Moderna is not only a stock to watch, but one to buy. According to the Ministry of Health , as of Tuesday, March 24, Brazil had 1,891 confirmed cases of coronavirus...

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Two more cases of COVID-19 reported in northern B.C.

Two more cases of COVID-19 reported in northern B.C.

During Wednesday's update, they said three more people had died from the virus and 44 more people had tested positive. Henry said the victim was a man in his 60s who had been at home and was thought...

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Inmate at Mission Institution dies from coronavirus complications

Inmate at Mission Institution dies from coronavirus complications

To date, 54 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus at the medium-security Mission Institution. Another virus hot spot has been identified in recent days in Michigan's Department of Co...

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U.S. company prepares for human trials with COVID-19 vaccine

Fauci, the USA government's top infectious disease expert, also said the US does not yet have the critical testing and tracing procedures needed to begin reopening the nation's economy, adding a dose ...

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