Day: October 7, 2020

Prestigious medical journal calls for US leadership to be voted out over COVID-19 failure – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

(CNN) — In an unprecedented move, the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday published an editorial written by its editors condemning the Trump administration for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic — and calling for the current leadership in the United States to be voted out of office.

“We rarely publish editorials signed by all the editors,” said Dr. Eric Rubin, editor-in-chief of the medical journal and an author of the new editorial.

The editorial, which Rubin said was drafted in August, details how the United States leads the world in Covid-19 cases and deaths. So far, more than 7.5 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with Covid-19 and more than 200,000 people have died of the disease.

“This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With no good options to combat a novel pathogen, countries were forced to make hard choices about how to respond.

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Lilly Serves Up an Anti-Covid Cocktail, Like Regeneron’s

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An Eli Lilly & Co. logo is seen on a box of Humulin brand insulin medication

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Among the Covid-19 treatments given to President Trump last weekend was a cocktail of antibodies against the coronavirus, from

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

On Wednesday,

Eli Lilly

announced that it, too, has a cocktail of two antibodies that helped Covid patients avoid the hospital in a Phase 2 clinical trial.

Lilly (ticker: LLY) has asked federal regulators for an emergency authorization to distribute a treatment that uses a single antibody—a request that it will later make for the cocktail and which is also being sought by Regeneron (REGN).

Lilly stock was up 3% Wednesday morning, to $148, after the drug company released some results from its antibody cocktail trial. Regeneron shares traded in line with the overall market, rising 1% to $589. Shares of

Vir Biotechnology

(VIR) on Tuesday jumped when

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Eat Healthy When You Shop for Groceries Online

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More Americans have turned to online grocery shopping during the pandemic than ever before, both for the convenience and peace of mind it offers. But a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior finds there’s a downside: When you shop online, you may have a harder time judging the nutritional quality of the food you’re buying.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota shopped for the same 26 foods (mostly packaged ones) at a dozen different grocery websites, including national retailers like Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods and midwestern stores like Hy-Vee and Coborn’s. They found that nutrition or ingredient information wasn’t available for 15 percent of those foods, on average.

And even when the information was there, it wasn’t always easy to access or read. Shoppers would typically have to

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Long Island restaurateurs make safety plans for winter during COVID

Igloos, greenhouse seating, creative uses of tenting.

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All this and more are being implemented by creative restaurant owners and food service providers across Long Island in an effort to make dining safer this winter in the time of COVID-19 protocols, a panel of experts said Wednesday in the latest in the Newsday Live series of online webinars.

Moderated by Newsday associate editor Joye Brown and Newsday economics reporter James T. Madore, the panel included Dr. Randolph DiLorenzo, internist and medical director at Syosset Hospital; Eric Alexander, founder of the Long Island Main Street Alliance; ITA Kitchen-Bay Shore co-owner Christina Sorrentino, and Newsday food and drinks reporter Corin Hirsch.

The discussion covered everything from what local restaurants and eateries are doing to ensure the safety and welfare of patrons and staff during on-premises dining to the importance of diners abiding by both mandatory and suggested protocols in place to

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UNR won’t have fans at football opener due to COVID-19

With COVID-19 case numbers rising quickly among students, the University of Nevada, Reno is closing its fitness center and won’t have fans at its football season opener this month.

UNR won’t have fans at its football season opener Oct. 24 against Wyoming at Mackay Stadium, with the exception of family members of athletes. And the university is closing its E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center effective 5 p.m. Thursday for the rest of the semester, but Lombardi Pool will remain open, fitness classes will be offered online and equipment rentals will be available.

New UNR President Brian Sandoval, who started on the job Monday, made the announcement Tuesday on the university’s website. He also announced UNR has launched an online COVID-19 case dashboard.

Sandoval wrote that despite an “extraordinary job” fighting the spread of the virus on campus, “off-campus activities have contributed to the spike in positive cases on campus.”

In the

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CRISPR scientists take away a Nobel

The scientists who gave us the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors, French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier and US biochemist Jennifer Doudna, have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

The announcement was made online in Stockholm last night, Australian time, and, CRISPR being CRISPR, and the Nobels being the Nobels, there was plenty of online chatter amid the congratulations. 

Was it too early for such an acknowledgement? Should it really have been a prize for Medicine rather than Chemistry? And, on a positive note for the Nobels, was this not the first time that two females have been the sole nominees for a prize? 

In its statement, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the technology has had a revolutionary impact on the life sciences, is contributing to new cancer therapies and “may make the dream of curing inherited diseases come true”.

“There is enormous power in this genetic tool, which affects

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Women’s College Hospital Among First to Offer Health Records on iPhone

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Coronavirus: Ontario health officials provide update on COVID-19 school screening tool



Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital took another big step in its virtual care strategy yesterday, with the announcement that it’s one of three institutions in Canada to now offer Apple’s “Health Records” feature to patients with iPhones. 

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Health Records, which lives within Apple’s Health app, allows people to receive and store medical records from connected hospitals directly on their device — everything from their allergies and immunizations to lab results and pathology reports. It can also alert you when new reports or results arrive. 

The feature, which is currently active in the U.S., aims to empower patients by providing easy, consolidated access to information from multiple healthcare providers at all times. St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and Mackenzie

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Lake Houston area’s In the Pink shifts to online fundraiser amid pandemic

Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the In the Loop campaign will replace the yearly In the Pink of Health Luncheon to raise money for Project Mammogram, which helps uninsured people receive free breast cancer screenings and services.

As the primary fundraising event for Project Mammogram, the annual In the Pink of Health Luncheon celebrates survivors, remembers those who are lost and offers a time for everyone to contribute in one way or another. The fundraiser last year was a bustling event lined with pink that featured large gift baskets for bid, a corner shop, an enormous ballroom filled with banquet tables and topped off with a server in a champagne flute dress handing out glasses and posing for photos.

Meanwhile, In the Loop is a virtual campaign that encourages Lake Houston area residents to support Project Mammogram. It will

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Why long Covid can be really grim, but is rarer than you think

However, he said he was surprised by the other side of long Covid, namely the numbers of people, often with mild infections, reporting symptoms for weeks or months, including neurological symptoms, fatigue, and ‘brain fog’.

This isn’t new, either: many viral conditions cause post-viral fatigue (PVS), and experts aren’t entirely sure why. In some other conditions, up to 10 per cent of those infected report long-term symptoms, including those who contracted two other coronaviruses, Sears and Mers.

But despite the headlines, all of the scientists stressed that long Covid, and particularly the more debilitating elements, was not the norm, particularly for young, asymptomatic individuals. 

One study of 200 young Swiss army recruits, mainly men, published in the journal Eurosurveillance, found that none had experienced any decrease in their strength two months after infection. However, some 19 per cent had lost aerobic capacity. 

Prof Francois Balloux at University College London, who

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