Australian State Reintroduces Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Increase

Most of Victoria’s new coronavirus cases are linked to clusters, often within extended families.  Other larger groups of infections have been detected at two hotels in the city of Melbourne.  Community transmission of the virus, rather than those infections acquired overseas by citizens who then returned home, is of great concern to health officials.   

COVID-19 May Raise Death Toll from HIV, TB and Malaria

The modelers predict that the disruption would interrupt access to antiviral medications for HIV patients, increasing the number of deaths by as much as 10% over the next five years. Discontinued distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets would raise deaths from malaria by up to 36%. 

Brazilian President to Take Another COVID-19 Test Tuesday

Speaking by phone with CNN on Monday, outside his official residence at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Bolsonaro said, he expects to get the results within a few hours, adding he feels well, but cannot stand being in isolation. 

TB, Measles, Polio Vaccines Might Fight COVID-19

That is why the World Health Organization is not recommending any of these vaccines for COVID-19 yet. Supplies are limited, WHO officials note. While tests are under way, diverting vaccines from their intended use without evidence that they help prevent COVID-19 could end up doing more harm than good.  

As US COVID-19 Cases Rise, Deaths Flat, for Now

“Once you’re very, very ill, those are effective drugs. They’re not cures,” said Harvard Medical School professor Rajesh Gandhi, co-author of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s COVID-19 treatment guidelines. “These drugs have an impact. It’s an important impact, better than we were in March. But we have a long way to go to get […]

COVID-19 Ripple Effect May Raise HIV, TB and Malaria Death Tolls

The modelers predict that the disruption would interrupt access to antiviral medications for HIV patients, increasing the number of deaths by as much as 10% over the next five years. Discontinued distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets would raise deaths from malaria by up to 36%. 

Doctor Warns Focus On COVID-19 Causing ‘Disruption’ In Cancer Screenings, Treatments: ‘Resources, Attention Has Been Diverted Away’

“It’s our job that patients get the care that they need and they don’t get their care disrupted,” said Dr. Basu. “What keeps me up at night as a physician and the CEO of the only national cancer organization, I fear a study being written in let’s say the year 2023 that looks backwards at […]

Australian States further relax COVID-19 restrictions

Indoor businessesIn neighbouring Victoria, where pubs and other venues are currently limited to 20 people, indoor businesses will be allowed to have up to 50 seated patrons from June 22, said State Premier Daniel Andrews. All sports for children would resume, he said. Indoor sports centres and physical recreation spaces like gyms will be allowed […]

Gorilla weighing 196 kg gets Covid-19 test, treated for other wounds. Pictures are viral

A 31-year-old gorilla named Shango has recently undergone a test for Covid-19 while he was being treated for other wounds following a fight with another gorilla. Zoo Miami has shared pictures of the 433 pound (196 kg) gorilla on their Facebook page which have gone viral.

Haryana Govt Decides to Reduce Syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Talking to reporters in Yamunanagar, Pal, while replying to a query, said if the Covid-19 situation continues like this and schools won’t open in such a scenario in coming weeks, the state government may contemplate giving tablets (computers) to students of classes 9th to 12th of government schools.