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Japanese study attempts to determine if race plays part in coronavirus death rate

Japanese study attempts to determine if race plays part in coronavirus death rate

Scientists in Japan have launched a study to determine whether race plays a part in the onset of severe symptoms of coronavirus and death rates. 

Experts from seven leading universities will conduct genome analyses of Japanese people who have contracted the virus, sampling individuals who only displayed minor symptoms, those who were seriously ill and people who died. 

The scientists intend to compare their findings with similar research being conducted in other countries and will attempt to isolate factors that are common in people who developed severe symptoms and those who died. 

There have been 16,867 cases of coronavirus in Japan, a nation of 126.5 million people, and more than 900 deaths. Similarly, South Korea, with a population of more than 51 million, has reported 11,629 cases and 273 deaths. 

In contrast, the UK has had 279,856 cases and 39,728 deaths in a population of 66.65 million, while the US,

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Part of Gilead's coronavirus drug donation allocated to Japan

Part of Gilead’s coronavirus drug donation allocated to Japan

By Rocky Swift

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has begun treating severely ill COVID-19 patients with Gilead Sciences Inc’s <GILD.O> coronavirus drug remdesivir, days after granting emergency approval to the medication the company is supplying as part of its pledged donation.

Japan’s approval a week ago of remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19 followed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s emergency authorization of the antiviral drug on May 1.

At that time, Foster City, California-based Gilead reiterated plans to donate 1.5 million doses of remdesivir – enough to treat at least 140,000 patients – “to help address the urgent medical needs posed by this pandemic around the world.”

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Saturday said Gilead had committed to supply U.S. hospitals with about 607,000 vials of remdesivir, about 40% of the total 1.5 million-vial donation. After doctors had questioned the transparency of the allocation process, the

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Trump campaign vows 'never fear' rallies will return; experts warn large events should return 'later part of 2021'

Trump campaign vows ‘never fear’ rallies will return; experts warn large events should return ‘later part of 2021’

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says it’s still planning to hold rallies leading up to November’s election, despite public health experts warning large gatherings should be put on hold until as late as next year.

Since freezing campaign rallies in March amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, the Trump campaign has repeatedly pledged that the centerpiece events of the president’s reelection effort will return.

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“This coronavirus will pass and the president is looking forward to getting back out on the campaign trail and holding rallies,” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told ABC News.

During a digital campaign event earlier this week, which have replaced campaign events for the time being, Murtaugh told supporters to “never fear” and that the president was “certain” rallies would return.

“We will get back to those rallies. Never fear, the president is certain that

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Medical schools are fast tracking students so they can play their part on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic

Medical schools are fast tracking students so they can play their part on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic

A paramedic walks out of a tent that was set up in front of the emergency ward of the Cremona hospital in northern Italy.
A paramedic walks out of a tent that was set up in front of the emergency ward of the Cremona hospital in northern Italy.

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  • Medical schools in Ireland moved up their exams so young doctors could help in coronavirus pandemic.

  • About 1,300 students are expected to graduate from the country’s six medical schools, according to the Irish Times.

  • Some of them will be eligible to work by next month. 

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While the coronavirus has led to some schools canceling their exams, medical schools in Ireland have moved theirs up so new doctors can take their place on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Irish Times.

“People often talk about young people being snowflakes or self-centered,” said Prof. Hannah McGee, dean at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland told the Times. “Yet, they have taken on early exams, with a

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Pregnant and worried about coronavirus? 'The hard part is we just don't have the data'

Pregnant and worried about coronavirus? ‘The hard part is we just don’t have the data’

Two days before her due date, with her coronavirus-related stress level growing alongside the big baby boy inside her, Trisha Jensen decided it was time to go to her West Jordan, Utah, hospital to be induced.

Her sister’s 5-day-old baby died from meningitis about five years ago, and as a nurse, she said, “it’s already in my mind that a healthy baby can change quickly.”

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many expecting moms share the concern.

While available information suggests no serious increased risk because the virus that causes the disease is new, it’s too early to say for sure whether millions of pregnant women face additional threats to themselves or their unborn babies.

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Officials in Washington state only seemed to confuse matters when King County officials early this month grouped pregnant women with elderly people and others as being at higher risk from the coronavirus. 

Trisha Jensen went to the hospital on March 16 to get induced a couple of days ahead of her due date but was sent home when it didn't work.
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