Coronavirus live news: Vaccine trial restarts as cluster worsens in Victoria, Australia

Dr Fauci says White House task force meeting less despite rising infection rates; WHO warns of ‘exponential’ rise in cases. Follow updates 1.26am BST Mexico’s health ministry reported on Friday 6,604 additional cases of the novel coronavirus and 418 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 880,775 and the death toll to 88,312.Health officials have said the real...

COVID-19: Henry warns restrictions possible as case count soars

Article content continuedHenry said people should decline invitations to social events and keep important celebrations small.“We have to pull back on the social aspects of our lives,” she said. “Everyone needs to make their own judgement on this, but six is the number.”Henry warned that additional measures were available to her office to curtail the disease.“All the options are...

Limo companies struggling during pandemic say Edmonton fees crippling industry – Edmonton

Edmonton limousine companies say COVID-19 has devastated their industry but the City of Edmonton is making their problems worse. Read more: Low sales, fewer customers creating dire situation for Alberta small businesses: CFIB “It’s disappointing. It’s deflating,” said Suzan Burtic, who owns Legends Limousine with her husband Liveu.“I’m angry. How can they be so callous?” Limo...

#EAPM – Global Conference report launched, EU leaders bash out deal to counter pandemic

Welcome, one and all, to the midweek European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) midweek briefing. Plenty to talk about today, but first, a word on EAPM’s recent online Global Conference, which took place on 14 July and for which a report is being released today, please see the following link.   The report is entitled ”Forward Together – Where we are now and the necessary...

Vancouver’s outdoor pools open Monday with pandemic protections

Article contentSeaside swimmers, suit up!Under comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols, outdoor pools at Kitsilano, New Brighton and Second Beach will open Monday for eight weeks, followed by Maple Grove’s opening on July 20.Peter Fox, supervisor of aquatic services for the Vancouver Parks Board, said staff have carefully followed pool-reopening guidelines created by the Lifesaving Society,...

Turkey’s policy in Libya threatens EU

The Turkish intervention into the Libyan conflict caused the negative effect for the region: the balance of power changed and the GNA liberated Tripoli from the LNA forces and recently started a big-scale offensive on Sirte city.    On 6th of June after negotiations with the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and the Speaker of the Libyan House of...

COVID-19 update for May 23: Here’s the latest on coronavirus in B.C.

Article content continuedTo date, B.C. has identified 2,517 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 890 are in the Vancouver Coastal region, 1,244 are in the Fraser Health region, 127 are on Vancouver Island, 144 are in the Interior, and 62 are in the North.1 p.m. – No PNE but you can still get the mini donutsThe Pacific National Exhibition may have been cancelled for this year, but you can...

Honouring our caretakers on Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the women in health care who might not get to be home with their children today — or tomorrow, or the day after that — because of COVID-19.Birgit Umaigba considers herself lucky to be home today. The registered nurse was exposed to the novel coronavirus on the job and had to be isolated for two weeks, but that was last month.She’s back at work on the front...

Cardiologist Targeted by Social Distancing Snitch Pushes Back

A Wisconsin man joined the ranks of what some reports say are many people nationwide snitching on those in their communities for not following arbitrary orders of wearing masks in public and social distancing. Kevin Rusch, according to the New York Times, saw a photo of a cardiologist from his town, Dr. David Murdock, at a recent protest, not social distancing or wearing a mask, and Rusch...

Isolation of key coronavirus antibody in Israel called ‘significant breakthrough’ toward possible COVID-19 cure

JERUSALEM — Israel has isolated a key coronavirus antibody at its main biological research laboratory, the Israeli defense minister said on Monday, calling the step a “significant breakthrough” toward a possible treatment for the COVID-19 pandemic.The “monoclonal neutralizing antibody” developed at the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) “can neutralize it (the...