Covid-19 Deaths: 1 Million and Surging
Face masks hanging on window bars in Havana, Cuba. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Oct 1 2020 (IPS) Covid-19 deaths worldwide have surpassed 1 million. With new cases of coronavirus infections rapidly mounting again, the numbers of Covid-19 deaths are feared to surge in the coming months.  It took approximately 40 weeks to reach the first million Covid-19 recorded deaths. Some have projected the second million Covid-19 deaths to take about 10 weeks, arriving in late December, and the third million to take an additional 4 weeks, arriving in late January. Approximately 60 percent of the 1 m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: vaccine trial raises hopes of some protection; Covid travel slump could cost 46m jobs
Trial shows‘robust’ immune response; warning overglobal impact of travel collapse;Belgium death toll exceeds 10,000World Bank announces $12bn plan for vaccines for poor countries‘Only time will tell’: Russia places huge bet on Covid vaccineGermans embrace fresh air to tackle coronavirusIsrael bans mass protests as Covid lockdown tightensUK coronavirus updates – live3.48pmBSTKenya ’s auditor general says the country stands to lose $21 million in the procurement of COVID-19 medical supplies because the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency failed to follow procurement law.General Nancy Gathangu on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Davies (now); Amy Walker, Haroon Siddique, Ben Doherty and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news Science Infectious diseases US news Australia news Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

7 parties agree on Belgian government led by Liberal De Croo
Almost 500 days after Belgian parliamentary elections, seven parties from both sides of the linguistic aisle on forming a fully functioning majority government under new Prime Minister Alexander De Croo (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Belgian health experts demand full investigation into WHO for faking COVID-19 pandemic
(Natural News) A coalition of doctors and other health professionals in Belgium has issued an open letter calling for an immediate end to every “emergency” policy established in response to the Wuhan coronavirus (covid-19), as well as a full-scale investigation into the World Health Organization (WHO) for allegedly faking a pandemic. Citing a complete lack... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Belgium Scraps Covid-19 Test for Arriving Travelers From Rwanda
[New Times] People returning to Belgium from Rwanda will no longer be obliged to undergo testing for the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) on arrival to the European country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Posts Interim Results from Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of its Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
Interim analysis from the ongoing Phase 1/2a clinical trial of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidate (JNJ-78436735) was posted today on the pre-print server medRxiv.The data demonstrate that a single dose of JNJ-78436735 induced a strong neutralizing antibody response in nearly all participants aged 18 years and older and was generally well-tolerated. Immune responses were similar across the age groups studied, including older adults. The ongoing Phase 1/2a clinical trial is designed to study the safety and immunogenicity of two dose levels of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, and as single and two-dose schedules. The interim...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Massachusetts Man Dies From Eating Too Much Black Licorice
(AP) – A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday. “Even a small amount of licorice you eat can increase your blood pressure a little bit,” said Dr. Neel Butala, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital who described the case in the New England Journal of Medicine. The problem is glycyrrhizic acid, found in black licorice and in many other foods and dietary supplements containing li...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Mass General Hospital Source Type: news

6,178 new Covid cases recorded - close to record from early May – as it happened
Scotland recordshighest daily cases total; Keir Starmer presses Boris Johnson on Covid testingat PMQs; ‘clear upward curve’ incases in WalesShortages threaten Johnson ’s pledge of 500,000 UK Covid tests a day10pm nightlife ban ‘not a silver bullet’, Raab admitsSix ways to get through the next six monthsGlobal coronavirus updates – live5.57pmBSTJust interviewed the Labour leader@Keir_Starmer who tells me he DOES stand by his words that if the SNP win Holyrood in 2021, they would have a mandate for#indyrefStarmer on Johnson: The country deserves better than Johnson's leadership. On@skynews...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics UK news PMQs Boris Johnson Keir Starmer House of Commons Infectious diseases Dominic Raab Wales Scotland Brexit Michael Gove Science Source Type: news

Masks off: Belgium relaxes virus rules despite rise in cases
Belgium's prime minister says mask requirements, some attendance limits and other public health measures will be relaxed as part of a less stringent, long-term coronavirus strategy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ’ s Coronavirus Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trial With Beth Israel
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center Coronavirus Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Donor-conceived adults have higher incidence of immunology diseases
(Flinders University) Adults conceived through sperm donation reported higher frequencies of allergies, type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune conditions. Donor sperm conceived adults had seven times more type 1 diabetes diagnoses; double the incidence of thyroid disease, acute bronchitis and sleep apnoea; and 10% more reported allergies. The study looked at 272 donor-conceived adult participants compared to 877 conceived naturally, from around the world with most from Australia, US, UK, Belgium and Netherlands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Prevalence and characteristics of older adults with a persistent death wish without severe illness: a large cross-sectional survey - Hartog ID, Zomers ML, van Thiel GJMW, Leget C, Sachs APE, Uiterwaal CSPM, van den Berg V, van Wijngaarden E.
BACKGROUND: Some older persons develop a persistent death wish without being severely ill, often referred to as "completed life" or "tiredness of life". In the Netherlands and Belgium, the question whether these persons should have legal options for euthan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sweden spared European surge as coronavirus infections stay low
Chief epidemiologist puts low number of cases down to light-touch ‘sustainable’ approachCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile many European countries are seeing new cases surge to levels not seen since the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sweden – whose light-touch approach has made it an international outlier – has one of the continent’s lowest infection rates.According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the Scandinavian country ’s14-day cumulative total of new cases was 22.2 per 100,000 inhabitants on Tuesday, against 279 i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Tags: Sweden Europe World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Excessive lung release of neutrophil DNA traps may explain severe complications in Covid-19 patients
(University of Liege) Researchers from the University of Li è ge (Belgium) has detected significant amounts of DNA traps in distinct compartments of the lungs of patients who died from Covid-19. These traps, called NETs, are released massively into the airways, the lung tissue and the blood vessels. Such excessive release could be a major contributor to severe disease complications leading to in-hospital death. These results are published this week in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

DNA webs may drive lung pathology in severe COVID-19
(Rockefeller University Press) Sticky webs of DNA released from immune cells known as neutrophils may cause much of the tissue damage associated with severe COVID-19 infections, according to two new studies published September 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM). The research, conducted by independent groups in Belgium and Brazil, suggests that blocking the release of these DNA webs could be a new therapeutic target for the management of severe forms of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate
Intercultural bilingual school at Andahuaylas province, Peru. Photo courtesy Sergio Chaparro Hernández (CESR) By Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro HernándezANTWERP, Belgium / BOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) “It’s a major paradox, no?” asks Hugo Ñopo, a researcher at the Peruvian think tank Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE). Since the beginning of the pandemic, Peru has presented itself as an example for the region: it quickly implemented drastic prevention measures, followed scientific recommendations and prepared an economic support plan for the most vulnerable se...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro Hernandez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Portugal tightens restrictions; Mexico to buy 32m doses of potential Russian vaccine
Portugallimits gatherings to 10 people and imposes drinking curbs; Mexicosigns agreement for Sputnik V vaccine; UK recordsover 2,000 infections for fifth day in a rowCentral Europe faces worse second wave after avoiding worst of firstUK looks to Belgium for Covid inspiration despite infections riseTrump admits playing down virus as total deaths exceed 900,000AstraZeneca chief claims vaccine still possible this year7.22pmBSTTheUnited Nations has called for an immediate “quantum leap” in funding for global programmes developing coronavirus treatments and vaccine candidates.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti (now); Damien Gayle, Sarah Marsh, Alexandra Topping and Helen Sullivan(earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

The effect of assisted dying on suicidality: a synthetic control analysis of population suicide rates in Belgium - Nanner H.
This study aimed to determine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Therapeutic VR sedation startup Oncomfort closes €10 million Series A
Since launching its SedaKit for Digital Sedation product in June 2019, the Belgian company said more than 60,000 patients have used its digital therapy. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Covid-19 hospitalisations in Europe still only a fraction of what they were at the pandemic's peak
Countries such as France , Spain and Belgium, which are now seeing hospital patient numbers rise again, are recording far fewer admissions than at the peak of the pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-suicidal self-injury and its association with identity formation in India and Belgium: a cross-cultural case-control study - Gandhi A, Luyckx K, Adhikari A, Parmar D, Desousa A, Shah N, Maitra S, Claes L.
The aim of the present study was to compare different features of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) in India and Belgium. We also explored whether the strength of the association between NSSI and disturbances in identity formation-a risk factor that can incr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

US reports first case of COVID-19 reinfection
(Natural News) A 25-year old Nevada man is the nation’s first case of COVID-19 reinfection. This makes the U.S. the fourth country to report COVID-19 reinfection. Just last week, the world’s first case of COVID-19 reinfection was reported in Hong Kong, followed by cases in Belgium and the Netherlands. The new case is detailed in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global report: schools across Europe reopen as Covid cases grow
Parents and teachers fear face masks and other measures not enough to prevent second waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of millions of pupils, most wearing face masks, have headed back to class inFrance,Belgium,Poland andRussia, as schools across Europe cautiously reopened amid spiralling numbers of new coronavirus cases in several countries.Parents and teachers around the continent have expressed fears that strict physical distancing and hygiene measures such as hand cleansing stations will not be able to prevent a second Covid-19 wave, maybe coinciding with the autumn flu season.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Tags: Coronavirus outbreak France Belgium Germany Spain Russia Europe World news Science Hungary Italy Schools Education Poland Source Type: news

The effect of military training on the sense of agency and outcome processing
(Universit é libre de Bruxelles) A collaborative study between researchers from the Universit é libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), the Royal Military Academy of Belgium , found that working in a highly hierarchical environment such as the military is detrimental for the sense of agency and for the neural processing of outcomes of one's own actions. Yet, groups undergoing specific training targeting responsibility and accountability, such as military officers, did not show this effect. This research opens up the interesting possibility of training people to develop a sense of responsibility (Source: EurekAlert! - S...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Agreement in Principle with Government of Canada to Supply its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
MONTRÉAL, QC - August 31, 2020 - Janssen Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company), has agreed in principle to supply the Government of Canada with doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate, Ad26.COV2.S. The availability of the vaccine candidate is subject to its successful development and Health Canada regulatory approval. “We are deeply committed to providing global access to our SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate. As we proceed with development of our vaccine, we are simultaneously working with partners around the world, including the Government of Canada...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Heat related mortality in the two largest Belgian urban areas: a time series analysis - De Troeyer K, Bauwelinck M, Aerts R, Profer D, Berckmans J, Delcloo A, Hamdi R, Van Schaeybroeck B, Hooyberghs H, Lauwaet D, Demoury C, Van Nieuwenhuyse A.
BACKGROUND: Summer temperatures are expected to increase and heat waves will occur more frequently, be longer, and be more intense as a result of global warming. A growing body of evidence indicates that increasing temperature and heatwaves are associated ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Children raised in greener neighbourhoods have higher IQs
A team from Hasselt University, Belgium, analysed IQs of over 600 children and then used satellite images to examine the green coverage of their neighbourhoods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big-deal Gilead rheumatoid arthritis drug rejected by FDA
A rheumatoid arthritis drug at the center of Gilead Sciences Inc.'s big collaboration with Belgian drugmaker Galapagos NV has been rejected by the Food and Drug Administration. The Foster City-based company (NASDAQ: GILD) said late Tuesday that the FDA requested more data from two studies before completing its review of Gilead's filgotinib as a treatment for moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis. The agency also "expressed concerns," the company said, about the overall benefit-risk… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Faeces transplant cures 47-year-old man who got drunk after eating carbs 
A Belgian man was suffering from feeling drunk after eating despite not having any alcohol. Doctors diagnosed him with 'auto-brewery syndrome' and treated it with a faecal transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson statement on the launch of new CARE (Corona Accelerated R & D in Europe) consortium, Europe ’s largest, multi-partner scientific research initiative dedicated to discovering and developing urgently needed treatment options for COVID-19
Attributed to Marnix Van Loock, Senior Scientific Director and R&D Lead of Emerging Pathogens, Global Public Health, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and CARE project leaderJohnson & Johnson is proud to announce that it is founding and co-leading the new CARE (Corona Accelerated R&D in Europe) consortium, Europe’s largest, multi-partner scientific research initiative dedicated to discovering and developing urgently needed treatment options for COVID-19. In this role, we are helping bring together Europe’s best and brightest scientific minds from 37 renowned academic institutions, research organizations and ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Children are far less likely to catch coronavirus in the classroom than they are at home
Belgium's national health body found transmission rates of Covid-19 at schools were far lower than in the home. The findings are likely to give a major boost to Government ministers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

The engagement of psychiatrists in the assessment of euthanasia requests from psychiatric patients in Belgium: a survey study - Verhofstadt M, Audenaert K, Van den Broeck K, Deliens L, Mortier F, Titeca K, Pardon K, De Bacquer D, Chambaere K.
BACKGROUND: Since its legalisation in 2002, the number of times euthanasia has been carried out in response to requests from adults with psychiatric conditions (APC) has continued to increase. However, little is known about why and how psychiatrists become... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Belgian Students to Self-Collect Saliva in Large COVID-19 Testing Experiment Belgian Students to Self-Collect Saliva in Large COVID-19 Testing Experiment
Thousands of students at a Belgian university will collect weekly from September a sample of their saliva for a rapid COVID-19 test replacing more commonly used swabs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

UK agrees deals for 90m doses of two potential coronavirus vaccines
Government secures early access to those being developed by Novavax and JanssenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has added a further 90m doses of coronavirus vaccine to its stockpile.The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced that it has ordered 60m doses of a vaccine from the US biotech company Novavax, and 30m doses of another from the Janssen Pharmaceutical Company, which is based in Belgium and owned by Johnson and Johnson.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Pharmaceuticals industry Infectious diseases Business Health policy Microbiology Science UK news Politics Source Type: news

Hospital referrals of patients with acute poisoning by the Belgian Poison Centre: analysis of characteristics, associated factors, compliance and costs - Descamps AMK, Vandijck D, Buylaert W, Mostin M, De Paepe P.
OBJECTIVE: Aims were (1) to assess the characteristics, associated factors and compliance of patients with acute poisoning advised by the Belgian Poison Centre (BPC) to go (conditionally) to the hospital, (2) to assess the compliance and potential health-e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Agreement with U.S. Government for 100 Million Doses of Investigational COVID-19 Vaccine
New Brunswick, N.J., August 05, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have entered into an agreement with the U.S. government for the large scale domestic manufacturing and delivery in the U.S. of 100 million doses of Janssen’s SARS-CoV-2 investigational vaccine, Ad26.COV2.S, for use in the United States following approval or Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

US treasury to borrow $947bn to aid recovery – as it happened
Covid-19 survivors havehigher rates of mental ill-health, study says; Belgium seesICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers. This live blog is closed. Follow our new one belowCoronavirus – latest updates12.18amBSTWe are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on our continuing coverage on our new global live blow below.Related:Coronavirus live news: WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' vaccine for Covid-1912.01amBSTContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Amy Walker, Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: world may never find 'silver bullet' Covid vaccine, says WHO
Belgium seesICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers; global cases pass 18m; Belgium ICU admissions doubleIran death toll three times higher than admitted, says reportBerlin protests against coronavirus rules divide leadersRussia claims to be ahead of rivals in vaccine raceUS coronavirus live - latest updatesUK coronavirus live - latest updates4.35pmBSTThirty million schoolchildren inMexico will restart school via television later this month, with a return to classrooms remaining an uncertain goal, theAssociated Press reports.The education secretary, Esteban Moctezuma Barrag &aacut...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Amy Walker, Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

New species of fungus sticking out of beetles named after the COVID-19 quarantine
(Pensoft Publishers) A comprehensive study on a group of unique ectoparasitic fungi associated with insects and other arthropods in Belgium and the Netherlands was published in the open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal MycoKeys. In their paper, the scientists provide identification details about a total of 140 species, including nine species that represent new country records and two species new to science, with one of them named after the 2020 quarantine period, imposed to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

As it happened – New cases double in Belgium; Vietnam to test entire city
Crew onboardNorwegian cruise ship test positive for virus;Vietnamese tourist hotspot Da Nang to test entire city; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe12.38amBSTWe ’re closing this blog now but you can follow all the latest news at our new blog here:Related:Coronavirus live news: Victoria faces stage 4 lockdown as South Africa cases pass 500,00012.00amBSTHere the latest developments at a glance:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Aamna Mohdin,Matilda Boseley and Luke Henriques-Gomes (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

The development of PRIMA - a Belgian prediction model for patient encounters at mass gatherings - Spaepen K, Haenen WA, Hubloue I.
INTRODUCTION: Mass gatherings (MGs) grow in frequency around the world. With the intrinsic potential for significant health risks for all involved, MGs pose a challenge for those responsible for the provision of on-site medical care. Belgian law obliges lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Validation of a Belgian prediction model for patient encounters at music mass gatherings - Spaepen K, Haenen WA, Kaufman L, Beens K, Vandekerckhove P, Hubloue I.
INTRODUCTION: A Belgian predictive medical resource tool, Plan Risk Manifestations (PRIMA), for the prediction of the number of patient encounters at mass gatherings (MGs) has recently been developed, in addition to the existing models of Arbon and Hartman... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Single Dose of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates Robust Protection in Pre-clinical Studies
Study published in Nature shows J&J's investigational SARS-CoV-2 vaccine elicits a strong immune response that protects against subsequent infection First-in-human Phase 1/2a clinical trial now underway in United States and Belgium; Phase 3 clinical tri... Biopharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Single Dose of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates Robust Protection in Pre-clinical Studies
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 30, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that its lead vaccine candidate protected against infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in pre-clinical studies. The data, published in Nature, show the Company’s investigational adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) vector-based vaccine elicited a robust immune response as demonstrated by “neutralizing antibodies,” successfully preventing subsequent infection and providing complete or near-complete protection in the lungs from the virus in non-human primates (NHPs) in the pre-clinical s...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

The Guardian view on Covid-19's resurgence: we can make ourselves safer | Editorial
The picture in Europe and further afield is grim. But we must not resign ourselves to a large-scale recurrence of coronavirusIs the brief respite over? In England, and other European nations hit hard by coronavirus, bars and cafes have reopened, and people have begun to fly abroad again for holidays. Guests have gathered for weddings. Babies have met their grandparents for the first time.Though many remain wary, the government ’s keenness to get back to business has encouraged a dangerous sense of complacency; some are increasingly casual in following the rules. Less than two weeks ago, Boris Johnson made the remarka...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Boris Johnson Politics Source Type: news

Global report: obey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warn
Countries around the world battle to contain rises in numbers of new infectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance ’s health minister, Olivier V éran, has warned that the struggle with coronavirus virus will be long, and that a second national lockdown will be avoided only if people stick to physical distancing rules.His comments came as the USdeath toll from the virus approached 150,000 and asRussia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said the recent improvement in his country could quickly be reversed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Beaumont, Kim Willsher and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science France Russia Belgium Spain Luxembourg Croatia Hong Kong Saudi Arabia World news Source Type: news

Belgium, Luxembourg and Croatia may join Spain on England ’s Covid-19 quarantine list
Ministers monitoring potential second wave of pandemic in parts of EuropeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTravellers returning to England from Belgium and Luxembourg could have quarantine restrictions reimposed in the next two days, as ministers grapple to contain any fresh threat from a potential second wave of coronavirus in some European countries.Related:Testing for Covid-19 on arrival in UK is no 'silver bullet', says ministerContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Belgium Europe Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Source Type: news

Global death toll passes 650k as Belgian PM warns of total lockdown – as it happened
Europe braces for second wave; Vietnam seesfirst locally transmitted cases since April. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereGlobal death toll passes 650kMandatory Covid-19 tests for travellers returning to GermanyTrump ’s national security adviser tests positive – live US updatesChina sees biggest surge in months; Australia sets new infections recordPet cat diagnosed with Covid-19 in first UK case of animal infection12.11amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: WHO says Covid-19 is 'easily the m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Jessica Murray , Damien Gayle, Kevin Rawlinson and Aamna Mohdin Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Belgian startup Indigo Diabetes scores €38 million to develop its under the skin CGM sensor
The company is looking to test the product in the U.S. and Europe, with the goal of gaining market approval for both regions by 2023.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news