CBC reported Thursday that COVID-19 could reach 60,000 cases a day by the end of December if Canadians increase their current level of contact with other people, according to modelling charts prepared by the Public Health Agency of Canada and seen by CBC News.
CNN has not seen the results of these trials yet. On the other hand, Moderna Inc said its experimental vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage clinical trial, becoming the second USA company in a week to report results that far exceed expectations.
Competition has intensified among pharmaceutical companies racing to develop a Covid-19 shot, with two vaccines - one by USA company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, and another by United States firm Moderna - publishing large-scale trial data this month that showed their jabs were around 95 percent effective against Covid-19.
Individuals infected with coronavirus are unlikely to catch the illness again for at least six months, researchers at the University of Oxford said Friday. According to the study, the immunological memory for SARS-CoV-2 could last as long as six months after an infection. This means that the T cells within the infected person play a significant role in protecting against secondary infection rather than the antibodies alone, write the researchers.
World Health Organization panel advises against administering remdesivir to critical Covid-19 patients
The collective group of worldwide health experts in the World Health Organization (WHO ) is instilling a new directive that discourages doctors from using Remdesivir as a drug to treat the coronavirus . The WHO Guideline Development Group (GDG) described the drug as an expensive "gamble" - a five-day course of treatment for one patient costs around £1,773 ($2,340).
Health officials are still trying to contact potentially thousands of others who had contact with the Woodville Pizza Bar in order to isolate people who associated with the worker. The move coincides with a premature ending to South Australia's statewide Covid-19 lockdown . Masks will be mandatory for personal-care providers such as hairdressers and beauty therapists (and encouraged for clients).