India sends 2 million doses of Covishield each to Brazil & Morocco
India News: MUMBAI: Two million doses of Covishield vaccine were flown to Brazil on Emirates Sky Cargo and another two million doses to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil awaits vaccine cargo from India amid supply concerns
Brazil’s government is eagerly awaiting the Friday arrival of 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from India (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

This Devastating Covid-19 Outbreak In Brazil Is A Warning To The Rest Of The World
Researchers estimate that as many of 76 percent of Manaus residents were infected with Covid-19 by Oct 2020 —a proportion that technically exceeds the threshold for population immunity. So why is the city struggling to survive a second wave? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?
UK, South Africa and Brazil variants indicate changes may be neededCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn common with others, the virus that causes Covid-19 mutates as it spreads. Most mutations have little or no effect, but some can change the behaviour of the virus. Mutations in a variant found in the UK in September has helped the virus spread more easily and potentially more dangerously. Further changes in variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil may help the virus resist antibodies induced by vaccines and Covid infections from the first wave.Whywould the vaccines be updated?If sci...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Society Source Type: news

Brazil: Bypassing the Bolsonaro Administration, Amazonas state appeals directly to international community for emergency assistance to...
The governor of Amazonas state in an exceptional appeal — apparently bypassing the Bolsonaro administration — is asking for emergency... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis drug hailed by Boris Johnson may not help battle Covid-19
The research from Brazil found 11 of 65 people treated with tocilizumab died 15 days after getting the drug compared to just two for those who did not get the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines
Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body ’s immune responses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Influenza Antibodies South Africa Great Britain United States Brazil Disease Rates Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc Source Type: news

South African Covid mutation poses 're-infection risk' which could overpower vaccines, study finds
The strains discovered in Britain, South Africa and Brazil all have mutations of a spike protein, which enables the virus to latch onto human cells and therefore plays a key role in driving infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India to begin commercial vaccine exports with shipments to Brazil, Morocco
The shots developed by UK-based drugmaker AstraZeneca and Oxford University are being manufactured at the Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest producer of vaccines, which has received orders from countries across the world. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tilapia farming threatens Brazil's waters
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Charvet, P., Occhi, T. V. T., Faria, L., Carvalho, B., Pedroso, C. R., Carneiro, L., Freitas, M., Petrere-Junior, M., Vitule, J. R. S. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Covid-19: What new variants are emerging and how are they being investigated?, BMJ
Viewpoint discusses the more transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2 found in England as well as the new variants emerging from Brazil and South Africa, whether the current vaccines work against these variants; and how the UK is monitoring and studying the new variants. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access?
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

What's different about the coronavirus 'variants of concern' flagged by WHO
​The seemingly more transmissible variants of the coronavirus first discovered in Britain, South Africa and Brazil are called "variants of concern" by the World Health Organization. Here's a look at what's driving the concern and calls for more precautions in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

What's different about the coronavirus 'variants of concern'
​The seemingly more transmissible variants of the coronavirus first discovered in Britain, South Africa and Brazil are called "variants of concern" by the World Health Organization. Here's a look at what's driving the concern and calls for more precautions in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New antifungal compound from ant farms
(American Chemical Society) Attine ants are farmers, and they grow fungus as food.Pseudonocardia andStreptomyces bacteria are their farmhands, producing metabolites that protect the crop from pathogens. Surprisingly, these metabolites lack common structural features across bacteria from different geographic locations, even though the ants share a common ancestor. Now, researchers report inACS Central Science they have identified the first shared antifungal compound among many of these bacteria across Brazil. The compound could someday have medical applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Financial Sector Fears Impact of New Covid-19 Variant
[Daily News] THIS reflection sets out some interests for debate on the reaction of financial sector overseers to the coronavirus pandemic threat and mounting concern of the new United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil variant covid-19, considered to be more transmissible than the previous one whose impact on the economy could be disastrous. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lack of physical exercise during COVID-19 confinement may lead to a rise in mortality
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In a review article published in Frontiers of Endocrinology, Brazilian researchers estimate a reduction of 35% in levels of physical activity and a rise of 28% in sedentary behavior in the initial months of confinement imposed by the pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Trump lifted coronavirus travel restrictions from Europe and Brazil; Biden team says it won ’t last
President Trump ordered an end to the ban on travelers from Europe and Brazil to the United States, a move that was quickly rejected by... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden to reimpose COVID-19 travel ban on Europe and Brazil
President Trump on Monday lifted a COVID-19 travel ban on Brazil and much of Europe — but President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming press... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President Trump lifting COVID-19 travel restrictions on Europe, UK, Brazil
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly extend travel restrictions barring travel by most people who have recently been in much... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil Starts Vaccinations Amid Rise in Covid Cases and New Variants
The country has relatively few doses and is paying a price for its leader’s slow pursuit of vaccines early on. That lapse may hinder... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil
President Trump on Monday moved to lift restrictions imposed on travelers from much of Europe and Brazil that were implemented last year... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: New variants may mean vaccines need regular updates
New variants of the novel coronavirus from the UK, South Africa and Brazil ay be able to bypass the immune response that COVID-19 survivors have developed and allow for easier reinfection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sinovac says its COVID-19 vaccine more effective with longer dosing interval
China's Sinovac Biotech said on Monday that a clinical trial in Brazil showed its COVID-19 vaccine was almost 20 percentage points more... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines
Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid death toll but has seen delay and discord over vaccines. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Suspends Flights to Three Countries
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Air travel to and from South Africa, Brazil and Portugal, will temporarily remain suspended as of midnight 24th January amid new variants of the Sars-Cov-2 virus, Angolan authorities have announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brazil authorizes two Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use
Amid a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus in parts of Brazil, federal health officials have finally voted to authorize two... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil approves AstraZeneca and Chinese coronavirus vaccines
Vaccination programme begins after green light from health regulator (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: Global Public Health warns the world is 'virus's playground
CORONAVIRUS variants are springing up across the globe. There was the UK's B117, South Africa's concerning strain and now Brazil's new covid mutation is making people feel anxious. What are the symptoms of the disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rollout of China’s Sinovac vaccine in Hong Kong under threat
Beijing-backed jab faces greater scrutiny after Brazil trial confusion (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nearly 40% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Brazil died amid surge
Nearly 40 percent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Brazil died of the virus as the nation's health care system was inundated with coronavirus cases last year, a new study estimates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK toughens up borders over Brazil virus variant fears
The U.K. is toughening up its entry requirements beyond its surprise decision to ban travel from South America and Portugal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO cites human behavior more than variants as virus spreads
The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says “it's too easy” to blame variants of the coronavirus that have emerged in places like Britain, South Africa and Brazil (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid: Brazilian 'super strain' already in the UK, scientist reveals
Professor Wendy Barclay, from Imperial College London, said: 'There are two different types of Brazilian variants. One of them has been detected [in the UK] and one of them has not.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Million People Have Died From COVID-19 Worldwide
In coming years, families around the world will be reminded of what happened in January 2021 by gaps in photo albums, saved video chats or text message threads, and in some cases, tragically, empty seats at future weddings. But in the history books, the pandemic’s impact will be traced in terms of milestones, including one passed on Friday: 2 million people have died from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The novel coronavirus has caused the deadliest global epidemic since the emergence of HIV/AIDS 40 years ago, and the deadliest respiratory pandemic in a century. ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Brazilian Covid variant: Is the Brazilian Covid variant more deadly?
BRAZIL has joined the UK and South Africa in discovering a never-before-seen Covid variant. Is the Brazilian Covid variant more deadly? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Brazil virus already in UK ‘not variant of concern’, scientist says
A variant that is thought to be more infectious has not been found in the UK, scientist says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Group of international students sues Iowa college, alleging forced labor
Students from Brazil and Chile accused Western Iowa Tech Community College of using its visa program to force them to work long hours... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Travel ban over Brazilian variant precautionary, U.K. transport minister says
A Brazilian variant of the coronavirus is significant enough to justify stopping flights from South America as a precaution, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Friday, as a leading scientist said it had been detected in Britain. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Covid: How worrying are the UK, South Africa, and Brazil coronavirus variants?
Scientists have discovered a new mutated version of the virus from Brazil, in addition to the ones from the UK and South Africa. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid live: PM's plans for school testing in disarray; Wales introduces testing for international arrivals
Decision raises questions about proposed full return of England ’s schools in February; passengers arriving in Wales must prove negative testRegulator refuses to approve mass daily testing at English schoolsTesting times: how UK government fell short, again and againUK heads for double-dip recession as GDP falls 2.6%UK bans arrivals from South America over Brazilian variantGlobal coronavirus updates – live10.38amGMTTheSupreme Court has “substantially allowed” an appeal brought by theFinancial Conduct Authority (FCA) in a landmark £1.2bn legal battle over businesses’ ability to claim on i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Incidence and time trend of occupational accidents in the textile and clothing industry: analysis of Santa Catarina, Brazil, between 2008 and 2017 - Menegon LS, Menegon FA, Maeno M, Kupek E.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence and time trend of typical work accidents in the textile and clothing industry in Santa Catarina from 2008 to 2017. METHODS: This was a retrospective epidemiological study based on data from the Annual Social I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Impact of social distancing on reports of violence against children and adolescents in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Levandowski ML, Stahnke DN, Munhoz TN, Hohendorff JV, Salvador-Silva R.
This study aimed to analyze the rates of reports of violence against children and adolescents in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 2015 to 2020, and the changes in trends by period due to the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This is an e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Toothbrush Disinfection May Protect Against COVID-19 Toothbrush Disinfection May Protect Against COVID-19
Brazilian dentists propose a protocol for toothbrush disinfection as a measure to limit SARS-CoV-2 transmission in communal spaces.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Covid Brazilian variant sparks South America travel ban
UK-bound arrivals from South America and Portugal will be banned from Friday over concerns about the variant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The COVID-19 pandemic in brazil has overwhelmed its health systems
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) An analysis of the first 250,000 patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus reveals a high mortality and inequities in the quality of healthcare across regions (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus Brazil: Woman, 45, reinfected with new variant
Researchers at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation last week published a paper revealing a woman in Salvador caught Covid-19 a second time because she wasn't immune to the new variant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxygen shortage in Amazon city forces mass patient transfer
The government of Brazil's Amazonas state has decided to fly 235 COVID-19 patients out of the state as the health system in the city of Manaus collapses amid a dwindling supply of oxygen tanks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hospitals in Brazil Largest Amazon City, Manaus, Run Out of Oxygen; Researcher Says Hospital Beds Became Suffocation Chambers
Patients are being transferred to Piauí and other states (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK records 1,248 deaths – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live11.58pmGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: hospitals in Brazilian state at breaking point amid oxygen shortage; global deaths near 2m11.28pmGMTThe hospital system in the Amazon city of Manaus is collapsing from a second wave of Covid-19 and it is running out of oxygen, Brazilian health minister Eduardo Pazuello has said.Speaking on a webcast with presidentJair Bolsonaro at his side, Pazuello said the city ’s hospitals were short of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Alexandra Topping, Lucy Campbell, Damien Gayle and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news UK news Infectious diseases Science Africa Europe Asia Pacific Source Type: news