Dallas woman was reinfected with COVID-19 after 4 months. 'You're absolutely not immune'
FORT WORTH, Texas — Meredith McKee rushed to the hospital in June after taking her blood pressure at a CVS pharmacy and seeing it was dangerously high. The emergency room staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital admitted her but insisted on testing for COVID-19.“I laughed at the team and said I had already had it,” said McKee, a 45-year-old Dallas resident. “There’s no way I could have COVID again.”But the test proved her wrong.“I didn’t have any symptoms other than high blood pressure,” she said. “If it wasn’t for the second test, I would have never known.”McKee was first diagnosed with CO...
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Laoag back to MECQ
Raymond Catindig(The Philippine Star) – November 27, 2020 – 12:00amTUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines — Citing a spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases, Ilocos Norte Gov. Matthew Manotoc placed Laoag City under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) again starting today.“Based on medical data and existing DOH (Department of Health) guidelines, a localized MECQ will commence in Laoag City on Nov. 27 until we contain the spike in cases,” Manotoc said.The provincial government said the guidelines for stricter community quarantine would be submitted for concurr...
Fact-checking COVID-19 misinformation using online search data
Tracking Google Search trends reveal a lot about the pandemic. Such data also reveals the public perception of the disease. Journalists from Africa and India teamed up for a session to share insights from the internet at the Misinformation in Medicine Summit 2020.By Anuja Venkatachalam What can internet searches tell us about COVID-19? In April 2020, media organisations Africa Check, DataLEADS, and BOOM partnered with Google Search to use online search data to identify and fact-check harmful vectors of misinformation related to COVID-19.Journalists Motunrayo Joel, Deputy Editor at Africa Check...
19 more Filipinos abroad with COVID-19 push total to 11,592
19 more Filipinos abroad with COVID-19 push total to 11,592(Philstar.com) – November 26, 2020 – 9:38pmMANILA, Philippines — The foreign affairs department on Thursday said 19 more Filipinos abroad have contracted the coronavirus, bringing the total to now at 11,592.Officials in a daily bulletin reported that the new cases came from the Asia-Pacific region alone.Recoveries also saw four more Filipino patients discharged to bring the count to 7,496, while fatalities stayed at 834 with no new deaths reported.Some 3,262 are still in hospitals receiving treatment.“The DFA shall continue to keep tra...
Country registers 3,705 new COVID-19 cases
By Ayya LmahamadAzerbaijan registered 3,705 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, Operational Headquarters under Cabinet of Ministers reported on November 26.Some 1,609 patients have recovered and 32 patients have died in the reported period.So far, 106,101 COVID-19 cases have been registered in the country. Some 68,572 patients have recovered, 1,256 people have died. Currently, 36,273 people are under treatment in special hospitals.Over the past day, 19,178 tests were conducted in Azerbaijan to reveal coronavirus cases.In general, 1,665,832 tests have been conducted in Azerbaijan so far.—A...
Why now is a great time to book a future cruise vacation
We’re facing a long, cold winter with surging COVID-19 cases, but there is a bright spot for those longing for a vacation on the world’s waterways.It’s a great time to book a cruise vacation. No, probably not for February or spring break, but maybe for summer, early fall or later.Of course, exactly when cruising will resume with a vengeance depends on the rise and fall of the coronavirus. But by booking now, you’ll miss the onslaught of pent-up demand that will be unleashed at some point, likely when testing becomes routine and/or vaccines are available.There’s also something to be said for th...
Covid-19 (Nov 26): 931 new cases versus 2,555 recoveries
COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 935 new Covid-19 cases with the bulk of them in Sabah, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.It also reported 2,555 recoveries, a record high. This helped reduce the total number of active cases and relieve the strain on Covid-19 hospitals.The latest figures put the cumulative Covid-19 cases at 60,752 to date while the cumulative recoveries stand at 49,056.Leading indicators:Active cases: 11,348 ↓ (1,623 less than the previous day)Patients in intensive care: 110 (unchanged)Intubated patients: 45 ↓ (Two less than the previous day)Deaths: 3 ↓ (One less than the pre...
Turkey mulls new support measures for businesses hit by COVID-19
By TrendTurkey is soon set to launch a new support package to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on the economy and help tradespeople survive the second wave of the pandemic, which has brought with it new restrictions, such as partial curfews, Trend reports citing Daily Sabah.The new support package will also include global companies, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said Wednesday, adding that negotiations were ongoing for grants to cover tradespeople’s expenditures such as rent, electricity, water and gas payments.Pekcan said that the ministry is aware that the rising number of infections deepens t...
Nurses’ group urges COVID-19 task force to allow more to work abroad
MANILA, Philippines — Although the government last week lifted the deployment ban on healthcare workers, it capped the number of those allowed to leave the country at 5,000 — a number short of the 13,000 to 19,000 nurses who leave the country to work abroad yearly, a group said Thursday.Filipino Nurses United (FNU) Secretary General Jocelyn Andamo, in an interview with ANC’s “Matters of Fact”, urged the government COVID-19 task force to increase the number of nurses allowed to leave the country come January 2021, emphasizing the plight of thousands of nurses who are looking to go abroad to ear...
Mitigating effects of COVID-19 on basic education in Nigeria
Corona Virus otherwise called COVID-19 has continued to ravage the globe forcing many countries to reassess their new realities. As education systems took a massive hit, many countries adopted online teaching and other new technologies to keep learning going. Nigeria with the largest population in Africa, education is key to the future. Presently, COVID-19 has had a serious damaging impact on the economy and may have further impact if the responses are too focused on immediate fixes rather than long-term solutions. Improving the quality of human capital should be the focus of our economic tran...