Dr. Adalja advises Pence to self-quarantine despite negative coronavirus test after aides test positive
Infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja told “America’s News Headquarters” on Sunday that he would advise Vice President Mike Pence to cancel any travel and self-quarantine after four staffers and an outside adviser tested positive for the coronavirus.
Hundreds roll through Nova Scotia drive-thru flu shot clinic
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Hundreds lined up in Bridgewater, N.S. this weekend for a new drive-thru flu clinic. The clinic, for those five-years-old and up, is a first for the area and is run by Nova Scotia Health, local family practices, and others.
Hand sanitizer can be harmful to children, but experts say benefits outweigh risks in COVID-19 fight
News/Canada/Toronto: The number of accidental poisonings involving hand sanitizer and children has sharply increased since the pandemic began when compared with previous years, according to the Ontario Poison Centre.
Why lockdowns alone won't save us from the pandemic
News/Health: Finding a balance between keeping society functioning, supporting devastated sectors of the economy and limiting the spread of the coronavirus is key to navigating the pandemic until a safe and effective vaccine is here.
2 coronavirus vaccine trials resume final-stage testing after pauses
News/Health: AstraZeneca has resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by regulators, and Johnson & Johnson is preparing to resume its trial on Monday or Tuesday, the companies said on Friday.
Using plasma to treat COVID-19 still in question after clinical trial results
News/Health: Using convalescent plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat other patients failed to prevent deaths or worsening illness in one clinical trial, but Canadian researchers continue to study the treatment's potential.
Hospitalized coronavirus patients who take daily aspirin have lower death risk, study finds
Hospitalized coronavirus patients who took daily aspirin for cardiovascular health had a lower death risk than those who did not take aspirin, according to the findings of a new study conducted by researchers with the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
15 cases of rare coronavirus-linked syndrome in kids reported in Washington state: officials
More than a dozen cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a condition that health experts say is linked to the new coronavirus, have been reported in pediatric patients in Washington state.
U.S. at near-record level for coronavirus cases, several states with peak hospitalizations
News/World: The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the United States Thursday was the second highest on record, coming in just short of their midsummer peak as the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerates in nearly every region of the country.
Trudeau announces plan to purchase 76 million doses of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced another contract to buy a promising COVID-19 vaccine now in development — part of a plan to secure millions of vaccine doses to inoculate Canadians from the novel coronavirus.