Child under 5 dies from complications related to COVID-19 in Orange County, health officials say

Health officials in Orange County on Friday confirmed its second COVID-related pediatric death.

The child, who was under the age of 5, had underlying health conditions and died last month of complications related to COVID-19, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

“My heart goes out to this family who has lost a precious young life. This is an urgent reminder that we must do everything we can to protect our little ones, the children and infants in our community who are not yet eligible for a vaccination,” county Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau said in a press release.

Additional details about the child, such as gender and exact age, were not immediately released.

This is the second pediatric COVID death in Orange County. The first juvenile COVID fatality occurred in August 2020, and that teenage girl had significant underlying medical conditions.

Last month, a child under 12 with

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ICMR stops use of ivermectin, HCQ for COVID-19 treatment – NATIONAL

The Indian Council of Medical Research-led COVID-19 National Task Force has dropped the use of the drugs ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) from the revised “clinical guidance for management of adult COVID-19 patients”.

The revised guidelines also suggests the use of drugs Remdesivir and Tocilizumab in specific circumstances.

While stressing the need to wear masks, maintain distancing and hand hygiene, the guidelines added that symptomatic patients may take antipyretic and multivitamins and seek immediate medical attention if they experience difficulty in breathing or high-grade fever or severe cough, particularly if lasting for more than five days.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) national task force for COVID-19 and the Joint Monitoring Group made the recommendation following a meeting on August 20. The previous clinical guidance was issued on May 19.

“HCQ may be considered for removal from guideline, with recommendation to

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Florida Covid-19: Hospital filled with patients from coronavirus surge was forced to turn away someone needing cancer treatment, doctor says

A nearby hospital was working to transfer a cancer patient to a location that had adequate treatment options. Paryani said he regularly accepts such patients, but for the first time, could not do so due to the number of those sick from Covid-19.

“We just didn’t have a bed. There was simply no room in the hospital to treat the patient,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo in an interview Wednesday.

The latest Covid-19 surge, due largely to the more transmissible Delta variant, is pushing emergency rooms to the brink. Some states are reporting an overflow of ICU patients as well as staff shortages due to burnout and illness.

“Delta is just ripping through the hospitals in ways that we couldn’t have imagined and the strain it’s causing on the health care system is unimaginable,” said Paryani, the medical director of Tampa Oncology and Proton.

Florida, which is home to roughly
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New research suggests medicine used for gout treatment can also fight COVID-19

Sep 10, 2021 17:02 IST

Washington [US], September 10 (ANI): As cases of COVID-19 continue to surge across the globe, few options are available for the treatment of the population infected with the virus. However, the findings of new research from the University of Georgia have suggested a viable therapeutic for combating the disease.
Published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, the study found that probenecid has broad antiviral properties, making it a prime candidate to combat not only SARS-CoV-2 infection but also other common and deadly respiratory viruses like RSV and flu.
Probenecid is an FDA-approved medication that’s primarily used to treat gout, and it’s already widely available in the U.S. The drug has been on the market for over 40 years and has minimal side effects.
“There’s really nothing out there to safely fight these viruses,” said Ralph Tripp, lead author of the study and GRA Eminent

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A Florida library is converted to a Covid-19 treatment site: ‘These people were in bad, bad shape,’ one patient says

“These people were in bad, bad shape,” he said. His experience Wednesday at the library, set up by the state as a location for treatment, has made him even more grateful he’s fully vaccinated.

“I lost two cousins to Covid in San Diego,” he told CNN in an interview. “If I was unvaccinated there’s no doubt in my mind it would have taken me out.”

Lopez has been sick with Covid-19 for well over a week with symptoms including swollen glands and a runny nose. When a persistent migraine worsened, he signed up for an appointment to get a monoclonal antibody treatment that he and many other Floridians have been hearing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tout in recent days.

“Don’t wait till you need to be hospitalized,” DeSantis said on Wednesday while visiting a facility in West Palm Beach. “Do it early, go in and people do good and obviously
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Additional Monoclonal Antibody for Treatment of COVID-19

For Immediate Release:

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy sotrovimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms [about 88 pounds]) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death. This includes, for example, individuals who are 65 years of age and older or individuals who have certain medical conditions.

The safety and effectiveness of this investigational therapy continues to be evaluated for treatment of COVID-19. Sotrovimab is not authorized for patients who are hospitalized due to COVID-19 or require oxygen therapy due to COVID-19. This treatment has not shown benefit in patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 and monoclonal antibodies may be associated with worse clinical

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List of units approved by the Ministry of Health to perform the COVID-19 confirmation test (updated to January 19, 2021)

List of units approved by the Ministry of Health to perform the COVID-19 confirmation test (updated to January 19, 2021)


Total: 94 units

(January 19, 2021)


1. The Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology

2. The Public Health and Preventive Medicine Training Institute

3. University of Public Health

4. Center for Disease Control City. Hanoi

5. Center for Disease Control in Bac Ninh province

6. Center for Disease Control in Bac Giang province

7. Hai Phong Preventive Medicine Center

8. Center for Disease Control in Thanh Hoa province

9. The Center for Disease Control in Quang Ninh province

10. Yen Bai Provincial Disease Control Center

11. The Center for Disease Control in Lao Cai province

12. Center for Disease

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Know Your Treatment Options for COVID-19

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Patients today have more treatment options in the battle against coronavirus disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved one drug treatment for COVID-19 and has authorized others for emergency use during this public health emergency. In addition, many more therapies are being tested in clinical trials to evaluate whether they are safe and effective in combating COVID-19.

Here’s a closer look at some of the available COVID-19 treatments and how to get more information about them and others. Talk to your health care provider about available treatment options if you have COVID-19. Your provider will know the best option for you, based on your symptoms, risks, and health history.

What treatments are available for COVID-19?

The FDA has approved the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) for adults and certain pediatric patients with COVID-19 who are sick enough to need hospitalization. Veklury should only

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Exercise May Protect Against Deadly COVID-19 Complication, Research Suggests

Regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a major cause of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus, a top exercise researcher reports. He is urging people to exercise based on his findings, which also suggest a potential treatment approach.

A review by Zhen Yan of the University of Virginia School of Medicine showed that medical research findings “strongly support” the possibility that exercise can prevent or at least reduce the severity of ARDS, which affects between 3% and 17% of all patients with COVID-19. Based on available information, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 20% to 42% of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 will develop ARDS. The range for patients admitted to intensive care is estimated at 67% to 85%.

Research conducted prior to the pandemic suggested that approximately 45% of patients who develop severe ARDS will die. 

“All you hear now is

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COVID-19 NOTICE | San Jose, California


Dear our wonderful patients and parents,

We are happy to announce that we re-opened starting June 1st, 2020 per Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and our Public Health Officer. Thank you so much for your support and understanding during this difficult time.

Please note that as a result of COVID-19, we have updated some of our daily procedures. You’ll still receive the same great service from our dedicated team, however to ensure the safety of all our patients we’ve implemented some changes mentioned in the previous message that you will find below.

Again, thank you so much for your support. We’re happy to continue serving you, and can’t wait to see your smile!


Your dental family at San Jose Dental Specialists
Dr. Daniel Nguyen, Dr. Suzanne Nguyen, and Team


We ask that our patients fill out the

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