Tag Archives: COVID19

State legislator questions COVID-19 overflow hospital in his district

A state lawmaker is demanding legislative hearings after being kept in the dark about the status of a vacant hospital in his district the state acquired at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic but later gave back to the owner in mid-June. The Illinois Department of Public Health this week revealed the vacant Vibra Hospital… Read More »

Case of Ontario man who ignored COVID-19 quarantine order shows challenges of crucial contact tracing

Article content continued The public-health department of Peel region west of Toronto said Wednesday it typically manages to reach contacts within 24 to 48 hours of a case being identified. At the peak of the pandemic the unit had 237 staff doing contact tracing, though that number had dwindled to 190 by the end of… Read More »

AstraZeneca: won’t profit from COVID-19 vaccine in pandemic

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has repeated its promise not to profit from a COVID-19 vaccine during the pandemic as it reported it was on track with late-stage trials for the treatment By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press July 30, 2020, 4:56 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca… Read More »