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Public health units, private organizations, collaborate in the fight against COVID-19 variants in Peel region by setting a vaccination record

Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 7:17pm

Through collaboration among Peel Public Health and Grey Bruce Health Unit, the site is on track to set a daily record for an 8-hour shift of 6,300 vaccinations.

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  • Through collaboration among Peel Public Health and Grey Bruce Health Unit, the site is on track to set a daily record for an 8-hour shift of 6,300 vaccinations.
  • Bruce Power also supported the establishment of three Hockey Hubs operated by the Grey Bruce Health Unit.
  • The Hockey Hub vaccination model was developed by Grey Bruces top doctor, Dr. Ian Arra, and developed at the Grey Bruce Health Unit.
  • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Region of Peel Medical Officer of Health, is grateful for the collaboration with the Grey Bruce Health Unit and the many organizations who came together to support the hub.

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed the Political Economy?

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

MILWAUKEE, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- There has been a perception of a tradeoff between public health and economic prosperity when it comes to combating the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • MILWAUKEE, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- There has been a perception of a tradeoff between public health and economic prosperity when it comes to combating the pandemic.
  • Instead, urgency and decisiveness reaped double dividends in terms of both public health and economic activity.
  • In particular, they study how policy choices are affected by political economic considerations and whether or not these policies were justified when considering both monetary and health impacts.
  • Specifically, countries that responded earlier and more aggressively to the pandemic suffered fewer deaths and lower economic costs.

Global Neglected Tropical Diseases Diagnosis Market Research Report 2021 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:20pm

The "Neglected Tropical Diseases Diagnosis - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Neglected Tropical Diseases Diagnosis - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Neglected Tropical Diseases Diagnosis estimated at US$6 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$7.9 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4% over the period 2020-2027.
  • Conventional, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 3.7% CAGR and reach US$4.4 Billion by the end of the analysis period.
  • The U.S. Market is Estimated at $1.6 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 6.4% CAGR
    The Neglected Tropical Diseases Diagnosis market in the U.S. is estimated at US$1.6 Billion in the year 2020.

New Data Supporting the Potential Use of Oxbryta® (voxelotor) in Children Ages 4 to 11 Years with Sickle Cell Disease Presented at European Hematology Association 2021 Virtual Congress

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 8:05am

These data, along with results from two real-world evidence studies of Oxbryta, will be presented at the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2021 Virtual Congress , taking place online June 9-17, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • These data, along with results from two real-world evidence studies of Oxbryta, will be presented at the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2021 Virtual Congress , taking place online June 9-17, 2021.
  • The findings support the equivalency of weight-based dosing in children ages 4 to 11 years and the 1,500 mg dose of Oxbryta in adolescents ages 12 to 17 years.
  • The mean hemoglobin occupancy was 26% in children ages 4 to 11, which is consistent with results in the Phase 3 HOPE Study.
  • The most commonly reported treatment-related adverse events were transient and self-limiting (diarrhea (11%), vomiting (11%) and rash (11%)).

New Data Supporting the Potential Use of Oxbryta® (voxelotor) in Children Ages 4 to 11 Years with Sickle Cell Disease Presented at European Hematology Association 2021 Virtual Congress

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 8:00am

These data, along with results from two real-world evidence studies of Oxbryta, will be presented at the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2021 Virtual Congress , taking place online June 9-17, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • These data, along with results from two real-world evidence studies of Oxbryta, will be presented at the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2021 Virtual Congress , taking place online June 9-17, 2021.
  • The findings support the equivalency of weight-based dosing in children ages 4 to 11 years and the 1,500 mg dose of Oxbryta in adolescents ages 12 to 17 years.
  • The mean hemoglobin occupancy was 26% in children ages 4 to 11, which is consistent with results in the Phase 3 HOPE Study.
  • The most commonly reported treatment-related adverse events were transient and self-limiting (diarrhea (11%), vomiting (11%) and rash (11%)).

InnoCentive Launches World Vision Challenge to Revolutionise Process for Counting of Improved Latrines

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:34pm

LONDON, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Open innovation firm InnoCentive is supporting Christian humanitarian organisation World Vision on a new challenge to find dramatically better ways of counting the number of improved latrines in a community or district.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Open innovation firm InnoCentive is supporting Christian humanitarian organisation World Vision on a new challenge to find dramatically better ways of counting the number of improved latrines in a community or district.
  • The challenge - Efficient and Reliable Counting of Improved Latrines - is seeking ways of counting the number of improved latrines in a region.
  • "Effective sanitation is essential, and crowdsourcing will play an important role in helping World Vision to meet this RTP (reduction to practice) Challenge."
  • For further information about Wazoku, https://www.wazoku.com
    For further information about InnoCentive, https://www.innocentive.com/
    For further information about SeaFreight Labs, https://www.seafreightlabs.com/
    For further information about World Vision, https://www.worldvision.org/

Massive amounts of drinking water being wasted due to leaky pipes: RCCAO report

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

The study indicates that many Ontario municipalities report an estimated leakage rate of at least 10 per cent.

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  • The study indicates that many Ontario municipalities report an estimated leakage rate of at least 10 per cent.
  • The findings of this study are alarming because they confirm that our water infrastructure is aging and in dire need of repair, says RCCAO executive director Nadia Todorova.
  • Its incredibly inefficient and almost singlehandedly defeating our water conservation goals when treated drinking water never makes it to the taps because of leaky pipes.
  • Background on RCCAO: The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) is a labour-management construction alliance.

Westlake Water Treatment Systems Help Pennsylvania Borough Meet U.S. Clean Water Act

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 12:00pm

The Water Treatment division of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK), manufacturer of the Accu-Tab chlorination and CleanSlate dichlorination systems, today published a new case history outlining the key roles its water treatment systems perform within a recently upgraded wastewater processing plant in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Key Points: 
  • The Water Treatment division of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK), manufacturer of the Accu-Tab chlorination and CleanSlate dichlorination systems, today published a new case history outlining the key roles its water treatment systems perform within a recently upgraded wastewater processing plant in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • Close to $50 million was invested by the borough in new construction and retrofits to the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) complex located in Donora, Penn.
  • The Mon Valley project is one of the first in the country to comply with the United States Clean Water Act mandating the reduction or elimination of sewer overflows.
  • At the end of the process, Westlakes CleanSlate dechlorination system removes residual chlorine before the water is discharged back into the environment.

Global Toilet Care Market 2021-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 10:36am

The "Global Toilet Care Market 2021-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Global Toilet Care Market 2021-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The toilet care market is poised to grow by $1.89 bn during 2021-2025, progressing at a CAGR of over 5%
    The market is driven by the emergence of eco-friendly and premium products in toilet care and increasing awareness of health and hygiene.
  • The report on toilet care market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.
  • Also, the toilet care market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth.

Metropolitan Board Confirms Adel Hagekhalil as New General Manager

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:49pm

The 38-member board approved Hagekhalils contract, making him the 14th general manager in the districts 93-year history.

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  • The 38-member board approved Hagekhalils contract, making him the 14th general manager in the districts 93-year history.
  • Mr. Hagekhalil is a highly respected leader on wastewater and water reuse who will help Metropolitan continue on its path to invest in sustainable water supplies.
  • I am grateful to the entire Metropolitan board of directors for the opportunity to lead this organization, which is so important to the lives and livelihoods of Southern Californians, Hagekhalil said.
  • Hagekhalil replaces long-time General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger, who led Metropolitan since 2006 and maintained Metropolitan as a globally respected leader in the water industry.