#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...

Trump threatens to ‘close down’ Twitter after it marks tweet with factcheck warning – Channel 4 News

President Trump has threatened to “close down” the social media platform Twitter – after it flagged up two of his posts for fact checking – linking to an article describing Mr Trump’s claims about postal ballot fraud as “unsubstantiated”. The President did not waste any time in hitting back, accusing Twitter of stifling free speech and warning vaguely of “big action to follow”....

Kingston’s Belle Park becomes unofficial campground; city gives campers June 5 move-out date – Kingston

Belle Park in Kingston, Ont., has become an unofficial campground after the city permitted those who are homeless to pitch a tent.Over the last month, the encampment grew to over 40 people, according to one of the initial campers, Nathan Rosevear.The encampment has brought people from around the province to the park, some travelling from as far away as Niagara, Ont.Global News has spoken to...

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...

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...

UK coronavirus live: Some ‘disruptive’ lockdown measures set to remain in force for rest of year, says Whitty | Politics

Nicola Sturgeon said she was increasingly optimistic Scotland has passed the peak in cases after “really encouraging” data showed a continuing fall in hospital admissions and intensive care cases. The number of intensive care patients in Scotland fell for the seventh day running to 155, the lowest number since 1 April. Covid-19 hospital admissions by ambulance fell to 156 on Tuesday, the...