Day: March 23, 2020

India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

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By Devjyot Ghoshal

NEW DELHI, March 23 (Reuters) – India could face between around 100,000 and 1.3 million confirmed cases of the disease caused by the new coronavirus by mid-May if it continues to spread at its current pace, according to a team of scientists based mainly in the United States.

The estimates reinforce concerns among some medical officials and experts in India that the country of 1.4 billion people could see coronavirus cases jump sharply in the coming weeks and put its health system under severe strain.

The scientists said projections could change as the country conducts more testing, while also putting in place stricter restrictions and measures to stem the spread of the virus.

“Even with the best case scenarios, probably, you are in a very painful crisis,” said Bhramar Mukherjee, a professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of

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Edited Transcript of CDNA earnings conference call or presentation 27-Feb-20 9:30pm GMT

Brisbane Mar 23, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of CareDx Inc earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 9:30:00pm GMT

H.C. Wainwright & Co, LLC, Research Division – MD of Equity Research & Senior Healthcare Analyst

Greetings, and welcome to CareDx, Inc. fourth quarter financial results conference call. (Operator Instructions) Please note, this conference call is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your host, Greg Chodaczek, Managing Director. Thank you. You may begin.

Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us today. Earlier today, CareDx released financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019. The release is currently available on the company’s website at www.caredx.com. Peter Maag, Chief Executive Officer; and Michael Bell, Chief Financial Officer, will host this afternoon’s call.

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Edited Transcript of MVF.AX earnings conference call or presentation 20-Feb-20 11:30pm GMT

RICHMOND Mar 23, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Monash IVF Group Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:30:00pm GMT

* Michael D. Knaap

* Megan J. Kirby-Lewis

Thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Monash IVF Group Half Year Results Conference Call. (Operator Instructions)

I would now like to hand the conference over to the conference leaders, Mr. Michael Knaap, CEO; and Mr. Malik Jainudeen, CFO. Please go ahead.

Michael D. Knaap, Monash IVF Group Limited – CEO, MD & Director [2]

Thank you, Rachel, and good morning all, and thank you for joining us today for Monash IVF Group’s first half results presentation for the financial year 2020. Our CFO, Malik Jainudeen, also joins me and will be later stepping us through some of the details of the financials.

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Edited Transcript of ALEF.TO earnings conference call or presentation 18-Mar-20 12:30pm GMT

Mar 23, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Aleafia Health Inc earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12:30:00pm GMT

Aleafia Health Inc. – CFO & Corporate Secretary

Aleafia Health Inc. – CEO

Aleafia Health Inc. – Chief Medical Officer

Aleafia Health Inc. – VP of IR & Public Affairs

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to Aleafia Health Fourth Quarter and 2019 Year-end Earnings Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. (Operator Instructions)

I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Nicholas Bergamini, Head of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Nicholas Bergamini, Aleafia Health Inc. – VP of IR & Public Affairs [2]

Thank you. Joining me on the call today are Aleafia Health’s CEO, Geoffrey Benic; CFO, Benjamin Ferdinand; and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Verbora.

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Edited Transcript of ADPT.OQ earnings conference call or presentation 26-Feb-20 9:30pm GMT

SEATTLE Mar 23, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:30:00pm GMT

* Chad M. Cohen

* Chad M. Robins

* Harlan S. Robins

* Subhalaxmi T. Nambi

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Adaptive Biotechnologies Fourth Quarter Financial Results Call. (Operator Instructions) I would now like to turn the call over to Carrie Mendivil. Ma’am, the floor is yours.

Thank you. Earlier today, Adaptive Biotechnologies released financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019. If you have not received this news release or if you’d like to be added to the company’s distribution list, please send an e-mail to investors@adaptivebiotech.com.

Before we begin, I’d like to remind you that management will make statements during this call that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. These statements … Read More

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Coronavirus prompts Kim Kardashian to close company fulfillment center

Kim Kardashian West is temporarily shuttering her beauty line’s fulfillment center in California as the state responds to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the mogul and influencer announced on social media.

“To our KKW Beauty family,” the KKW Beauty team wrote in a post shared to Twitter on Monday morning. “Due to current health orders in California, our fulfillment center is temporarily closing. While our website remains available to accept orders, our fulfillment center cannot guarantee delivery dates at this time. Your order will receive top priority as soon as we can resume shipping.”

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In addition to her Twitter, which boasts 64.3 million followers, Kardashian West also shared the announcement with her 163 million Instagram followers.

The announcement also pops up on the website’s homepage.

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Western supply chains buckle as coronavirus lockdowns spread

* Air freight options for crucial supplies limited

* Sea containers stuck in parts of world adding to pressure

* Travel restrictions disrupting road haulage

By Jonathan Saul, Sonya Dowsett and Lisa Baertlein

LONDON/MADRID/LOS ANGELES, March 23 (Reuters) – Freight carriers are struggling to deliver goods by land, sea or air as the coronavirus pandemic forces Western governments to impose lockdowns, threatening supplies of vital products including medicines into the most affected areas, such as Italy.

While China’s draconian steps to stop the spread of the virus are now allowing its economy slowly to come back online, supply chains are backing up in other parts of the world.

Problems ranging from finding enough truck drivers to restrictions on seafarers and a lack of air freight are hitting the smooth flow of goods, freight logistics operators say.

Stockpiling and panic buying by consumers are also adding to strains.

“Supply chain disruption

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Were elderly Italians left to die? And is socialized health care to blame?

Were elderly Italians left to die? And is socialized health care to blame?

The claims: Italians over 80 will be ‘left to die,’ and that may be because of socialized health care

Various claims that Italians over the age of 80 would be “left to die” have surfaced within the past week on social media, with some posts saying the blame falls on Italy’s socialized health care system. 

Italy forced to prioritize health care resources

Italy’s COVID-19 fatality rate of 5% is higher than the global average of 3.5%. As the country’s confirmed cases continue to surge, health officials are scrambling to find adequate resources.

Despite a countrywide lockdown, Italy reached a grave milestone this week when the country’s death toll surpassed China’s — as of March 19, 3,405 people have died. 

Italy has an older population, with a median age of 47.3, compared to 38.3 in the United States. Older populations are much more susceptible to complications from COVID-19, and many of

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How much do retirement homes cost?

How much do retirement homes cost?

If you’re in need of a retirement home facility, it’s going to cost a pretty penny.

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The life insurance company Genworth Financial says the annual median price tag for a retirement home in the U.S. has risen to $92,860 for seniors who are in need of a semi-private room and $105,266 for a private room.

These six-figure totals include monthly care, room and board and food as well as ancillary expenses and fees that may cover physical therapy, memory care, medicine, specialty menu options based on dietary restrictions and so on.

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Location is a huge factor to consider when you’re choosing a retirement home. A facility in Alaska is generally more expensive than a facility in Oklahoma, according to monthly cost estimates compiled by the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

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Safeway increases hourly wages by $2 as thanks for working amid coronavirus crisis

Which California stores are offering senior hours, other coronavirus shopping help?

The most vulnerable among us have faced the hardest time stocking up on food and supplies since the coronavirus outbreak began.

People over the age of 65 and with compromised immune systems, the most at-risk groups for severe and possibly fatal infection from COVID-19, were advised by Gov. Gavin Newsom to begin self isolating at the start of this week. Now a statewide “stay at home” order has been issued for all residents, allowing only for essential trips and travel. But that still leaves a lot of older folks at a loss of how to get groceries, medicine and more.

Regional and national grocery and big-box stores have responded with a variety of efforts all aimed at allowing the elderly and immunocompromised to shop their stores with less risk. That includes creating special senior shopping hours and offering pre-made essential supply kits at a reduced price.

Still, seniors and the

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