December 2020 / 60 posts found

Staff at Chester pharmacy devastated after ‘joyous and loving’ staff member dies after contracting coronavirus – Cheshire Live

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We will use your email address to send you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor more information on how we use your data and your data protection rights. Thank you for subscribingSee ourprivacy notice Staff from a Chester pharmacy have paid tribute to one of their much-loved and well known workers who has died after contracting coronavirus. Mandy Siddorn, 61,  worked for Swettenham Chemists Ltd who have branches across Chester, Wirral and North Wales, as a registered checking technician and was highly thought of by her colleagues and customers. Staff from the pharmacy acknowledged the loss of ‘one of our Swettenham […]

The CDC is warning Americans not to visit at least 32 countries because of the novel coronavirus. Here’s the US government’s latest travel guidance., Business Insider – Business Insider Malaysia

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The US State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a series of travel warnings for Americans because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Cases have been reported in over 100 countries, with the US experiencing increased community spread. President Donald Trump announced new travel restrictions as US cases surpassed 1,000 and the death toll rose to 38. These new restrictions bar all travel from Europe – excluding the UK and Ireland – for at least 30 days. The announcement came just hours after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic. The CDC’s guidelines range […]

Former OSHA officials sound alarm as Trump tells corporations they don’t have to record coronavirus cases among their workers – Raw Story

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President Donald Trump’s Labor Department has quietly issued guidance informing most employers in the United States that they will not be required to record and report coronavirus cases among their workers because doing so would supposedly constitute an excessive burden on companies. The new rules, released Friday by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), were met with alarm by public health experts and former Labor Department officials who said the new rules are an absurd attack on transparency that could further endanger frontline workers. Because COVID-19 is officially classified as a recordable illness, employers would typically be required to […]

Nurse fighting for her life after treating coronavirus patient ‘without PPE’ – Mirror Online

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We will use your email address to send you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor more information on how we use your data and your data protection rights. Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice A heroic NHS nurse has been left fighting for her life with coronavirus after treating a patient with the disease – without being provided any personal protective equipment. Becky Usher, 38, remains in an intensive care unit where she is in an induced coma and relying on a ventilator to breath after testing positive for the deadly disease. Relatives claim that Becky was […]

White rice spikes blood sugar levels and ‘has almost the same effect as eating pure table sugar,’ according to Harvard Medical School

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Summary List Placement White rice is highly processed and can spike blood sugar levels, which may increase the risk of diseases like diabetes if eaten regularly, like every day. Because of how the body processes white rice, Harvard Medical School has said that it has the same effect as eating “pure table sugar,” which is not great for overall health. It’s not as healthy to eat white rice as it is to eat brown rice or less processed alternatives that contain more nutrients, protein, and fiber. More than half of the world’s population relies on rice as a staple food. […]

Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump

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Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump By Brett Samuels – 11/30/20 07:22 PM EST This content was originally published here.

Moderna Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Its Coronavirus Vaccine – The New York Times

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The drugmaker Moderna said it would apply on Monday to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. Mr. Bancel said the company was “on track” to produce 20 million doses by the end of December, and 500 million to a billion in 2021. Each person requires two doses, administered a month apart, so 20 million doses will be enough for 10 million people. Over all, about 13.3 million Americans have contracted the virus, and more than 265,900 have died. Worldwide, there have been nearly 62 million cases and almost 1.5 million deaths. One of […]

Fauci warns of ‘superimposed’ coronavirus surge after Thanksgiving travel

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s leading infectious disease expert, warned that the travel-heavy Thanksgiving holiday could lead to a “superimposed” surge in Covid-19 cases as the nation heads into December. Appearing on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” Sunday, Fauci said that public health officials “tried to get the word out for people, as difficult as it is, to really not have large gatherings” during the holiday due to concerns that the celebrations could exacerbate the coronavirus spread. “What we expect, unfortunately, as we go for the next couple of weeks into December, is that we might see a […]

Biden’s transition coronavirus team adds three members

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2h ago / 10:29 PM UTC Biden’s transition coronavirus team adds three members President-elect Biden on Saturday announced the addition of three new Covid-19 advisory board members who he believes will help in the development of “a robust and aggressive response to contain the virus.”  The new members include a Jane Hopkins, mental health expert, David Michaels, an epidemiologist, and Jill Jim, director of Navajo Nation’s department of health.  “As COVID-19 surges across the country, I need a team advising me and a transition that offers diverse perspectives and viewpoints,” said Biden in a statement.  Below are the bios for the […]

Defiant NY gym owner, US Marine rips up $15,000 fine for violating coronavirus restrictions

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A fed-up U.S. Marine and small business owner in New York ripped up a $15,000 fine for violating the coronavirus restrictions on live TV Tuesday in defiance of rules ordering businesses to close and limiting public and private gatherings to just 10 people. Robby Dinero, the owner of Athletes Unleashed crossfit gym in Orchard Park, New York, was fined after a confrontation with an official from the Erie County Health Department and Erie County sheriffs during a protest against the coronavirus restrictions on businesses held in Dinero’s gym Friday. The police and the health department official were told to leave […]