Month: May 2021

The World Health Organization announced it has assigned new “labels” to key coronavirus variants so that the public can refer to them by letters of the Greek alphabet instead of where the variant was first detected – for instance, the “UK variant” (B.1.1.7) is now “Alpha,” and the “South African variant” (B.1.351) is now “Beta.” “No country should
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Commentary China is destroying America’s fledgling personal protective equipment (PPE) industry. The industry, which produces American-made masks and gowns, is being driven out of business by China’s exports, priced below the cost of production even in China, according to an American manufacturing group. That aggressive international trade tactic, called dumping, is illegal per WTO rules
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People recovering from COVID-19 look toward sanitisation of their homes to feel safe, despite doubts on efficacy of spraying disinfectants and fumigation in stopping the spread of the infection When Anju Kushan’s husband, Kushan Prakashan, VFX and animation expert, recovered from COVID-19 in October 2020, she remembered something she had heard in the film Virus.
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Photo Credit: The Canadian Shield The Canadian Shield, a Waterloo, Ont.-based medical device manufacturer, has developed the Vizor, an eye shield made of 100 per cent recyclable plastic that attaches to face masks. According to Canadian Shield officials, the Vizor aims to improve patient and worker safety in healthcare settings by offering an easily accessible additional
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Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest stories and updates. The information within includes permitted activities for the economic sector, general permitted activities, and the negative list (non-permitted activities). These SOPs will be enforced during phase 1 of the ‘Total Lockdown’ from 1 June to 14 June. Permitted activities for the economic sector Services  Food and
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Introduction Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a newly identified infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). After causing a shock in China, it became a global pandemic from the spread of epidemics. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced it as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020. Through the
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Over 10% of Korean population receive first vaccine As of Saturday midnight, 10.5 percent of Korea’s population, or 5,399,015 people, had received one dose of a covid-19 vaccine. AstraZeneca vaccines were given to 3,268,001 people, while 2,131,014 received Pfizer’s. As of Saturday, 4.2 percent, or 2,143,293 people, had been fully vaccinated. According to the covid-19 Vaccination Task Force, 163,457
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Over 10% of Korean population receive first vaccine As of Saturday midnight, 10.5 percent of Korea’s population, or 5,399,015 people, had received one dose of a covid-19 vaccine. AstraZeneca vaccines were given to 3,268,001 people, while 2,131,014 received Pfizer’s. As of Saturday, 4.2 percent, or 2,143,293 people, had been fully vaccinated. According to the covid-19 Vaccination Task Force, 163,457
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Hospitals across the country had to get creative this past year with the pandemic in order to keep up with the demand for supplies and critical personal protective equipment (PPE). Weathering the storm of the pandemic was no easy task for any health care facility, but this supply chain warehouse allowed Intermountain Healthcare to stay
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Hospitals across the country had to get creative this past year with the pandemic in order to keep up with the demand for supplies and critical personal protective equipment (PPE). Weathering the storm of the pandemic was no easy task for any health care facility, but this supply chain warehouse allowed Intermountain Healthcare to stay
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Masking up our frontline workers A reader has sent this photo raising a pointed question: “Why don’t the workers engaged in solid waste clearance wear a mask? Are they not frontline workers? Have they been vaccinated?”Well, for all we know they are officially recognised as frontline workers. Whether they are vaccinated not is besides the
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