Known global Covid-19 deaths pass 215,000 – as it happened
Infections in Saudi Arabia pass 20,000; Germany ’s infection rate back at 1.0; Turkey delivers medical kit to the US. This blog is now closed.Follow our new coronavirus blog here for live news and updates12.23amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below. Head there for the latest global coronavirus news:Related:Coronavirus live news: Brazil deaths exceed known China toll as US infections pass 1 million12.13amBSTThree US children infected with the coronavirus are being treated for a rare inflammatory syndrome that appears similar to one that has raised concerns by doctors in Britain, Italy and Spain, Reuter...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now); Kevin Rawlinson, Damien Gayle, Simon Burnton,Jessica Murray and Naaman Zhou (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science US news Europe Source Type: news

Einstein-Invented Compound Now Being Tested in COVID-19 Clinical Trial
April 28, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—A compound originally discovered byAlbert Einstein College of Medicine’sVern Schramm, Ph.D., is being evaluated by BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Brazil as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - April 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Child injured by suspected catfish (Cetopsis sp.) bite in river, Humait á, Amazonas, Brazil - Lesimann W, Queiroz T, Camargo LMA.
We report a traumatic injury in a 2-year-old boy who entered Ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brazil could be the next coronavirus hotspot
(Natural News) Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) are surging in Brazil, causing Latin America’s largest country to veer closer to becoming the next coronavirus hotspot. All over the country, hospitals, morgues and cemeteries already inundated with mounting caseloads. Brazil currently has around 67,000 cases and 4,600 deaths according to a running tally by the Johns Hopkins University. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virus tamed in New Zealand, while Brazil emerges as hot spot
New Zealand said it has effectively eliminated COVID-19. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam shows significant improvement in survival and motor milestones in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from FIREFISH Part 2, a pivotal global study evaluating risdiplam in infants aged 1 – 7 months old with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study met its primary endpoint with 29% of infants (12/41; p
Source: Roche Media News - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam shows significant improvement in survival and motor milestones in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from FIREFISH Part 2, a pivotal global study evaluating risdiplam in infants aged 1 – 7 months old with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study met its primary endpoint with 29% of infants (12/41; p
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brazil edges toward being next big coronavirus hot spot
As Brazil's president firmly resists societal restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus, his country is edging toward becoming the next big hot spot (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Poor Amazonians go hungry despite living in one of the most biodiverse places on Earth
(Lancaster University) A team of scientists from Brazil and the UK are publishing the results of the first study linking food security for wildlife-dependent people in the Amazon with 'catch rates' -- which is the amount of fish caught for each hour spent fishing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ecuador suffers one of the world's worst COVID-19 outbreaks
Ecuador is seeing one of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks, with possibly thousands dead.  But that hasn't been enough to convince the president of Latin America's largest country, Brazil, to take the threat seriously. Manuel Bojorquez reports.  (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Testing Falters, Brazil Becoming a Coronavirus Hot Spot
(RIO DE JANEIRO) — Cases of the new coronavirus are overwhelming hospitals, morgues and cemeteries across Brazil as Latin America’s largest nation veers closer to becoming one of the world’s pandemic hot spots. Medical officials in Rio de Janeiro and at least four other major cities have warned that their hospital systems are on the verge of collapse, or already too overwhelmed to take any more patients. Health experts expect the number of infections in the country of 211 million people will be much higher than what has been reported because of insufficient, delayed testing. Meanwhile, President Jair Bol...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVID BILLER, DIANE JEANTET AND LEO CORREA / AP Tags: Uncategorized brazil COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Brazil becoming coronavirus hot spot as testing falters
Latin America’s largest nation is veering closer to becoming one of the world's coronavirus hot spots (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazilian chloroquine study halted after high dose proved lethal for some patients
Termination comes as the journal Nature raises alarm on serious heart risks associated with Covid-19 patients taking the drugsCoronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA Brazilian study investigating whether the anti-malaria drug chloroquine was effective in treating patients with Covid-19 has been halted on safety concerns, after a high dose of the drug proved lethal for some patients.Chloroquine, and a related drug, hydroxychloroquine, in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin, has been touted as a potential treatment for coronavirus by Donald Trump despite a lack of evid...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Glenza Tags: Brazil Coronavirus outbreak Americas World news Infectious diseases Medical research Science Source Type: news

Why Covid-19 Choices Are Critical for Children
Children eating lunch in the João Baptista Cáffaro School cafetería. Itaboraí, Brazil, 45 km from Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Jo BeckerNEW YORK, Apr 24 2020 (IPS) Children may escape the worst symptoms of Covid-19 and suffer lower mortality rates, but for millions, the pandemic will have devastating effects. The choices that governments make now are crucial for children. Governments can both lessen the worst effects of the crisis on children in the months to come, and also put policies in place that will improve children’s lives long after the pandemic is over. School shutdow...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jo Becker Tags: Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

Startup supported by FAPESP will supply mechanical ventilators to Brazil's Health Ministry
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Based in S ã o Paulo, Magnamed will produce 6,500 ventilators by August for use in treating COVID-19 patients, working in partnership with a pool of leading Brazilian and multinational corporations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Autonomous Resourcing: the Engine Room of Feminist Work Amid a Global Pandemic
By Rochelle JonesBRISBANE, Australia, Apr 23 2020 (IPS) Feminist responses to COVID-19 have been swift, insightful, and numerous. There have been webinars (so.many.webinars), twitter threads, illustrations, press releases and policy recommendations, and online house parties. Analysis pieces cover everything from the gendered impacts of COVID-19 to how to work remotely to the role of neoliberal capitalism. Most strikingly, feminists have mobilized on a massive scale to generate our own autonomous resources for daily acts of solidarity and survival and to respond politically, collectively, and powerfully to this moment. Many...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rochelle Jones Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Scorpionism in the far south of Bahia, Brazil, 2010-2017: case profile and factors associated with severity - Lisboa NS, Boere V, Neves FM.
OBJECTIVE: to describe the epidemiological profile of scorpionism and to investigate factors associated with case severity in the Far South of Bahia, Brazil. METHODS: this was a descriptive study using data on scorpion accidents reported on the Not... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Sensor detects biomarker of early-stage multiple sclerosis
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Diagnostic strategy developed by Brazilian researchers can also be used to distinguish MS from neuromyelitis optica, another demyelinating disorder. The two diseases have similar symptoms but must be treated differently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Indigenous communities in Brazil fear pandemic's impact
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amigo, I. Tags: Epidemiology, Latin American News, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Citizen Action is Central to the Global Response to COVID-19
By Isabel Ortiz and Walden BelloNEW YORK and MANILA, Apr 22 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created an unprecedented human and economic crisis. Governments are taking strong actions, enforcing quarantines to reduce contagion, testing populations, building emergency intensive care units. Governments have also launched large fiscal stimulus plans to protect jobs and the economy, as well as temporary social protection programs such as income/food support, subsidies to utilities and care services. Isabel OrtizBut in many countries, even stronger actions are needed if we are to protect lives and jobs. States...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Walden Bello Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nationwide Study Finds Malaria Drug Touted by President Trump Led to More Deaths, No Benefits in Coronavirus Patients
A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported. The nationwide study was not a rigorous experiment. But with 368 patients, it’s the largest look so far of hydroxychloroquine with or without the antibiotic azithromycin for COVID-19, which has killed more than 171,000 people as of Tuesday. The study was posted on an online site for researchers and has not been reviewed by other scientists. Grants from ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Brazil's government, states fight for pandemic supplies
Amid a global pandemic, medical equipment to treat patients with COVID-19 has become a hot commodity, with countries around the world competing for crucial supplies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Effects of sexual orientation-based bullying on feelings of loneliness and sleeping difficulty among Brazilian middle school students - Jomar RT, Fonseca VAO, Ramos DO.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the extent to which sexual orientation-based bullying relates to self-reported feelings of loneliness and sleeping difficulty among Brazilian middle school students. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional study using data from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Validity and reliability of the Brazilian activities-specific balance confidence scale and determinants of balance confidence in community-dwelling older adults - Freitas RM, Ribeiro KF, Barbosa JS, Gomes CDS, Deshpande N, Guerra RO.
Introduction: The Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale is the most used tool to quantify balance confidence, a psychological factor related to balance impairment among older adults. Objective: To investigate the validity and reliabili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medtech Perseveres During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is “an unprecedented crisis, and we’ve never seen anything like it,” Pat Shafer, managing director in Grant Thornton's healthcare and life sciences industry business, told MD+DI recently. Judging from the amount of stories MD+DI has published alone in the last several weeks on the rapid responses from many medical device and diagnostics companies as well as industry suppliers, manufacturers are working quickly toward several potential solutions. The medical device industry has been very agile in responding to the pandemic, Shafer said. â€...
Source: MDDI - April 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Covid-19: Brazil ’s Bolsonaro trumps Trump
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 21 2020 (IPS) Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro appointed medical entrepreneur Nelson Teich his new health minister on 17 April. The businessman quickly echoed his boss’ desire to resume business as usual regardless of its potentially lethal consequences. Bolsonaro had fired his previous health minister, displeased by Luiz Henrique Mandetta’s public remarks on the need for lockdowns and physical distancing. Mandetta’s firing was met with outrage across Brazil. Locked-down citizens banged pots and pans, shouting “Bolsonaro M...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Coronavirus Death Toll Soars in Turkey; W.H.O. Warns of Vaccine Roadblock
Singapore, an early success story, is having a surge in cases, while European countries start to ease restrictions. Oil prices nosedived as a worldwide surplus grew. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- ) Brasilia (Brazil) Chile Russia Zimbabwe Source Type: news

World News Updates: Coronavirus Death Toll Soars in Turkey; W.H.O. Warns of Vaccine Roadblock
Singapore, an early success story, is having a surge in cases, while European countries start to ease restrictions. Oil prices nosedived as a worldwide surplus grew. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- ) Brasilia (Brazil) Chile Russia Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Brazil's Bolsonaro says hopes coronavirus quarantine measures end this week
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he hopes this would be the last week of stay-at-home measures to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, wishing for an end to a policy he has branded an ill-founded jobs killer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Virus crisis ravages Brazilian Amazon city's health system
The health care system in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus was already strained before the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

World News Updates: Germany Begins Reopening Shops as Coronavirus Limits Ease
Smaller stores in Germany were allowed to open for the first time in nearly a month. Protests in Brazil included calls for a return to military rule. China warned its citizens in Russia to stay there. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- ) Brasilia (Brazil) Chile Russia Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Haunting Forest Spirits – is Mother Nature Striking Back?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 20 2020 (IPS) Epidemic diseases are not random events that afflict societies capriciously and without warning, on the contrary, every society produces its own specific vulnerabilities. To study them is to understand the importance of a society’s structure, its standard of living, and its political priorities. […] Epidemics are a mirror, they show who we really are: Our ethics, beliefs, and socio-economic relationships.                           &n...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Economy & Trade Environment Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Europe fatalities approach 100,000 as China reports no daily deaths
Saudia Arabia religious body urges all Muslims to pray at home during Ramadan; Spanish PM seeks lockdown extensionTrump warns China as Europe ’s death toll approaches 100,000Anger in Sweden as elderly pay price for coronavirus strategyDon ’t bet on vaccine to protect us, says world health expertUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage11.52amBSTHere the latest global developments relating to the coronavirus pandemic at a glance:11.35amBSTHundreds of people have taken to the streets across large cities in Brazil, bringing traffic to a standstill and protesting against the country &rsquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Trump administration Donald Trump Infectious diseases US politics Italy Turkey Spain Europe Medical research World news US news Science Microbiology Source Type: news

Brazil's economy could recover in fourth quarter, says central bank president
Brazil's central bank president Roberto Campos Neto said on Saturday that Latin America's largest economy will begin to recover from the coronavirus crisis in the fourth quarter, according to an interview in local media. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Tracker: Denmark, India, Germany, Spain Virus News
Nearly 150,000 people with the virus have died. A dispute over coronavirus measures in Sudan ’s capital has prompted fears that the military would use a lockdown to seize power. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United Nations Brazil China Economic Conditions and Trends Palestinians Quarantines Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- ) Trump, Donald J Europe Gaza Strip Great Britain United States Source Type: news

Saliva Used to Monitor Glucose Levels?
Can saliva be used to monitor diabetes? Researchers are aiming to find out as they have developed a test that can be used as an alternative to the practice of monitoring blood glucose. The research was published in the journal PLOS ONE and involved partners at the Federal University of Uberlandia in Minas Gerais, Brazil, the University of Vale do Paraíba in Sao Paolo, Brazil and the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. Researchers said the lab tests used a scientific system known as Attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy. This has been used in the diagnosis of several d...
Source: MDDI - April 18, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Nearly 100,000 EU citizens remain stranded overseas due to pandemic – as it happened
China denies cover-up asWuhan death toll revised up by 50%; Brazil ’s president fires health ministerThis blog is now closed: follow our live coverage hereSee all of our coronavirus coverage1.46amBSTWe are closing this live global blog now, but you can pick up all of our continuing coverage on ournew global blog here.You can also see our latest summary of events atCoronavirus latest developments: at a glance.1.41amBSTOliver Milman, an environment reporter for Guardian in New York, has some analysis on the progression of the coronavirus pandemic in the US.A model relied upon by the White House, from the University of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe (now); Kevin Rawlinson, Aamna Mohdin, Ben Quinn and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news US news Australia news Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific China Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Brazil's Bolsonaro takes risk with new minister for pandemic
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has made it clear that he wants his new health minister to help protect the country’s economy as the government seeks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Strength training can cut liver fat by as much as 30% in 15 days
(Natural News) Strength training can reduce liver fat and improve blood sugar levels, according to a recent animal study. A team of researchers from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil studied the effects of strength training exercises on obese mice and found that the exercises led to a 25–30 percent reduction of liver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: nearly 100,000 EU citizens remain stranded overseas due to pandemic
China denies cover-up asWuhan death toll revised up by 50%; Brazil ’s president fires health ministerVirus ‘under control’ in Germany, as some countries plan to relax lockdownCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage5.56pmBSTWHO ’s daily briefing on the coronavirus outbreak has just begun. WHO director Tarik Jasarevic said the coronavirus solidarity fund has generated $150 million from more than 245,000 individuals, corporations, and foundations.5.27pmBSTDeaths from the coronavirus epidemic in Italy rose b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin (now); Ben Quinn and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news US news Australia news Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific China Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

China Raises Wuhan ’s Coronavirus Death Toll 50 Percent: Live Coverage
Germany ’s national health institute says the country’s average rate of new coronavirus infections has dropped significantly. Israel begins mapping out a controlled lifting of restrictions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United Nations Brazil China Economic Conditions and Trends Palestinians Quarantines Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- ) Trump, Donald J Europe Gaza Strip Great Britain United States Source Type: news

Bolsonaro fires popular Brazil health minister amid pandemic
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has fired his health minister after a series of public disagreements over national efforts to contain the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Two novel viruses identified in Brazilian patients with suspected dengue
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Species never before found in humans described in PLOS ONE belong to the genera Ambidensovirus and Chapparvovirus. Researchers do not yet know if they can cause disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: China GDP shrinks 6.8% as Trump says 29 states could reopen 'relatively soon'
Brazil ’s president fires health minister; IMF predicts zero growth in Latin America and Caribbean for decade to 2025; UK extends lockdown by three weeks. Follow the latest updates.Coronavirus latest: at a glanceTrump defers to governors in guidelines for reopening USAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage3.59amBSTLions and other wild animals have been taking advantage of the peace and quiet in South Africa ’s vast Kruger national park as the country’s strict lockdown continues.Related:You can't leave that lion there: big cats nap on road in South Africa amid lockdown...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news US news Australia news Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific China Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Brazil president fires health minister over Covid-19 stand-off – as it happened
Dismissal comes after weeks-long stand-off; almost 700 test positive on French aircraft carrier. This blog is now closed.Follow the latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates12.50amBSTThat ’s it for this live blog for today – we’ve fired up a new one at the link below, we’ll continue to bring you rolling coverage of the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic:Related:Coronavirus live news: Trump says 29 states could reopen 'relatively soon' as global deaths near 145,00012.28amBSTThe total number of coronavirus deaths across the world has reached 142,735, according toJohns Hopkins Univ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Nadeem Badshah, Damien Gayle, Amy Walker, and Simon Murphy Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Europe Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific Science Infectious diseases Australia news China Russia UK news US news Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Brazilian President fires health minister who called for stricter coronavirus precautions
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has fired his health minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, over disagreements about the government's efforts to contain the new coronavirus. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Linthicum Source Type: news

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires health minister after virus dispute
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has fired his health minister after a series of public disagreements over national efforts to contain the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Fires Health Minister Who Advocated for Coronavirus Isolation Measures
(RIO DE JANEIRO) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro fired his health minister on Thursday after a series of disagreements over government efforts to contain the new coronavirus. “I just heard from the President Jair Bolsonaro the news of my dismissal from the health ministry,” Luiz Henrique Mandetta posted on his verified Twitter profile, adding that he wished success to his replacement, who is yet to be named officially. He confirmed the announcement in a press conference later. Mandetta, a doctor, garnered popular support for his pandemic response that included promotion of broad isolation measur...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Biller and Mauricio Savarese / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

As Brazil's COVID-19 Testing Lags, Available Labs Go Unused As Brazil's COVID-19 Testing Lags, Available Labs Go Unused
Despite Brazil's backlog of more than 90,000 specimens awaiting coronavirus testing and a rising death toll, laboratories are idle due to a lack of materials, the agriculture ministry said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 16, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news