‘More Research’ Needed to Fully Determine Cloth Masks’ Efficacy

“More research” is necessary to definitively determine the protective efficiency of cloth masks against the Chinese virus, a report in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases journal recently noted. A report published in the peer-reviewed journal’s October 2020 edition indicated that there is no conclusive evidence showing cloth masks...

Montreal gyms anxious to see members again in person

Article content continuedWhile Fit Forme, like most other gyms, now offers virtual classes, Sama admitted nothing can compensate for an in-person workout.“Virtual works for the very elite. It works for the people who were already committed,” Sama said. “The others might do it for a week or two, even three. Eventually, people need social contact. There’s only so much training we can do on...

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...

London shifts into 2nd-highest virus risk tier as cases rise

Britain’s  health  secretary says London has moved to the second highest COVID-19 alert level amid a rise in casesBy DANICA KIRKA Associated PressOctober 15, 2020, 11:18 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- Britain’s health secretary has shifted London into the second-highest COVID-19 alert level amid a rise in cases.Health Secretary Matt Hancock...

Coronavirus news live: Latest updates and cases as Sage expert says pub curfew plan ‘never discussed’

Crowds of pubgoers were turfed out on to the streets at 10pm on Friday night as the curfew brought an early end to weekend revelry in towns and cities across England.In Manchester, some 1,700 students have been ordered to self-isolate in their halls of residence for a fortnight after 127 tested positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation warned 2 million people could die...

Coronavirus: Europe can ‘learn to live with’ Covid-19 through local lockdowns, says WHO director | The Independent

European countries can cope with a rise in coronavirus cases in the months ahead without resorting to national lockdowns, the World Health Organisation’s director for the region has said.Hans Kluge, WHO’s regional director for Europe, said a host of factors meant hospitals across the continent were likely to see an increase in the number of Covid-19 patients this autumn.The top official...

#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...

Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria suburbs lockdown continues as Eden-Monaro byelection looms – latest updates | Australia news

A comprehensive testing program has found no traces of SARS-CoV-2 in Canberra’s sewage system. The testing program, carried out by experts from The Australian National University (ANU), examined Canberra’s sewage water for traces of the coronavirus which causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2. Testing sewage is a rapid and inexpensive way of tracking the coronavirus and potential community...

Saskatchewan NDP calls for inquest into death of Samwel Uko

WARNING: Video in this story contains images of sensitive nature which may not be suitable for all viewers. Discretion is advised.The Saskatchewan NDP is calling on the province for an inquest into the death of Samwel Uko, a 20-year-old B.C. resident, whose body was pulled from Wascana Lake in Regina on May 21.Uko visited the emergency room at the Regina General Hospital twice on the day he...

Study finds that plain packaging actually boosted tobacco consumption in Australia

In December 2012, Australia became the first country to introduce regulations for the plain packaging of tobacco products as part of its bid to come into line with many European nations when it comes to strictly controlling and reducing tobacco consumption. With the provisions, the Australian government had hoped to make tobacco products less attractive to potential smokers by preventing...