Month: March 2020

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Announces Statewide Stay At Home Order

” Chicago — Following the advice of leading public health experts around the globe, Governor JB Pritzker announced today has signed a statewide stay at home order, aiming to keep new cases of COVID-19 from rapidly increasing and ensure the state’s health care system remains fully operational to treat patients in need of urgent care. The order …

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Kenosha Police Department cancels all crime in area due to coronavirus outbreak

KENOSHA (CBS 58) — The Kenosha Police Department is not taking any chances when it comes to the coronavirus, so they’ve made the decision to cancel all crime in the area. The announcement was made Monday, March 9 and the department said they’re unsure when the ban will be lifted.  In a humorous Facebook post, …

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State of emergency declared in Racine County in response to coronavirus

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health earlier this month shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S.  RACINE — “Racine …

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Iranians cope with coronavirus with dancing doctors and humor

“Doctors dance to lift patients’ spirits while friends bring meals to those too scared to leave their homes in Tehran. In nearby provinces, residents raise money to buy face masks for medical workers and locals threaten to block roads into areas with high coronavirus infection rates. Mistrustful of their clerics and fed-up with their leaders, …

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Anti-inflammatories may aggravate Covid-19, France advises

French authorities have warned that widely used over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs may worsen the coronavirus. The country’s health minister, Olivier Véran, who is a qualified doctor and neurologist, tweeted on Saturday: “The taking of anti-inflammatories [ibuprofen, cortisone … ] could be a factor in aggravating the infection. In case of fever, take paracetamol. If you are already …

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Diagnosis and management of first case of COVID-19 in Canada: Lessons applied from SARS

Sunnybrook’s Infection Prevention and Control team reports on the diagnosis and management of the first laboratory-confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Canada. In the manuscript, which was published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the authors call for scalable and sustainable preparedness for COVID-19 and beyond. Click Here for the full story.

Scientists believe they’ve made a huge breakthrough in coronavirus vaccine effort

A team of Canadian scientists has successfully isolated and grown copies of the coronavirus — bringing the world a step closer to finding a vaccine to fight the deadly illness. Researchers from the Sunnybrook Research Institute, the University of Toronto, and McMaster University were able to isolate and replicate the virus in a lab using …

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