Coronavirus

Walter Isaacson Interviews MIT President Emerita Susan Hockfield on Overcoming the COVID-19 “Diagnostics Deficit” and How Convergence of Biology and Technology Will Drive 21st Century Innovation

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

Dr. Hockfield is author of the new book The Living Machine: How Biology will Build the Next Technology Revolution.

Key Points: 
  • Dr. Hockfield is author of the new book The Living Machine: How Biology will Build the Next Technology Revolution.
  • From then on, I just discovered so many new technologies emerging from the convergence of biology with engineering and the hard sciences.
  • Its an exciting story and I think it is going to be the technology story of the 21st century.
  • The countries that have managed to control the coronavirus are countries that have been able to track and trace.

Matt Hancock: Contact tracing is working

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:02am

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock answered an urgent question from the Shadow Health Secretary, Jon Ashworth oncoronavirus and the Government's response to the virus.

Key Points: 
  • Health Secretary, Matt Hancock answered an urgent question from the Shadow Health Secretary, Jon Ashworth oncoronavirus and the Government's response to the virus.
  • "209 patients are currently in mechanical ventilator beds with coronavirus, down from 3,300 at the peak.
  • He went on to talk about Leicester's local lockdown, saying:
    Mr Hancock told the House that "in reopening hospitality" the Government has "introduced contact tracing for customers".
  • He said that the "system is working" after three pubs have used the contact tracing system to close down and deep-clean after customers had tested positive for coronavirus.

Matt Hancock: Contact tracing is working

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:02am

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock answered an urgent question from the Shadow Health Secretary, Jon Ashworth oncoronavirus and the Government's response to the virus.

Key Points: 
  • Health Secretary, Matt Hancock answered an urgent question from the Shadow Health Secretary, Jon Ashworth oncoronavirus and the Government's response to the virus.
  • "209 patients are currently in mechanical ventilator beds with coronavirus, down from 3,300 at the peak.
  • He went on to talk about Leicester's local lockdown, saying:
    Mr Hancock told the House that "in reopening hospitality" the Government has "introduced contact tracing for customers".
  • He said that the "system is working" after three pubs have used the contact tracing system to close down and deep-clean after customers had tested positive for coronavirus.

Academics questioned on procedural arrangements under coronavirus restrictions

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:03pm

The House of Commons Procedure Committee hears from leading academics from the Hansard Society, the UCL Constitution Unit and Institute for Government.

Key Points: 
  • The House of Commons Procedure Committee hears from leading academics from the Hansard Society, the UCL Constitution Unit and Institute for Government.
  • On Wednesday afternoon, the Committee also heard from Clerk of the House, John Benger and Strategic Director, Chamber Business Team, Matthew Hamlyn on the present procedural arrangements under coronavirus restrictions, including the new pass reader system for voting.
  • The session forms part of the Committees ongoing inquiry into House of Commons procedure and practice under coronavirus restrictions.
  • "My Committee will continue to monitor House procedure and practice under coronavirus conditions as those conditions develop, taking further evidence as appropriate and reporting to the House where necessary."

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on July 6, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 5:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, July 6, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, July 6, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
    "There have been 105,536 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,684 deaths.
  • Labs across Canada have tested over 2,940,000 people for COVID-19 to date.
  • Over the past week, an average of 39,000 people were tested daily, with 1% testing positive.
  • Visit Canada.ca/coronavirus for more the latest case numbers, public health advice and guidance."

Global Medical Ventilators Market

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 3:10pm

The report also covers market projections to 2024 and market rank for key market players.

Key Points: 
  • The report also covers market projections to 2024 and market rank for key market players.
  • The report details the market share of medical ventilators based on types of ventilation, types of products and end users.
  • - Analyses of the global market trends, with data from 2018 and 2019, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2024
    - Regional analysis, market potential and future outlook of the global medical ventilators market, with emphasis on medical device regulations in the U.S. and Europe
    - Evaluation of major market drivers, market size and growth forecast, pipeline analysis of new devices, regulatory and reimbursement scenario of ventilators, and R&D activities in the global medical ventilators market
    - Present status and impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on MedTech, surge in demand for medical ventilators and efforts to overcome the shortage of ventilators
    - Profile description of leading market participants, including General Electric Co., Hamilton Medical AG, Medtronic plc, ResMed Inc., Smiths Medical Inc., and Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • The global market for medical ventilators was valued at REDACTED in 2018.The market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of REDACTED to reach approximately REDACTED by 2024.

Worldwide Meta Xylene Industry to 2027 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 2:45pm

DUBLIN, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Meta Xylene - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • DUBLIN, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Meta Xylene - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Meta Xylene market worldwide will grow by a projected US$244.4 Million, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9%.
  • The global analysis and forecast periods covered within the report are 2020-2027 (Current & Future Analysis) and 2012-2019 (Historic Review).
  • An unusual period in history, the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a series of unprecedented events affecting every industry.

Global Polyisobutylene (PIB) Industry (2019 to 2027) - Market Trajectory & Analytics

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 1:45pm

DUBLIN, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Polyisobutylene (PIB) - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • DUBLIN, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Polyisobutylene (PIB) - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The global analysis and forecast periods covered within the report are 2020-2027 (Current & Future Analysis) and 2012-2019 (Historic Review).
  • An unusual period in history, the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a series of unprecedented events affecting every industry.
  • In Japan, the Highly Reactive segment will reach a market size of US$113.5 Million by the close of the analysis period.

CohBar to Present at Sachs Novel Coronavirus Investment Forum

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 2:00pm

CohBar has initiated testing of its CB5064 analogs in a preclinical model of ARDS, to assess their potential as therapeutics COVID-19 associated ARDS.

Key Points: 
  • CohBar has initiated testing of its CB5064 analogs in a preclinical model of ARDS, to assess their potential as therapeutics COVID-19 associated ARDS.
  • The CB5064 program will also target the three million patients already suffering annually from ARDS of the non-COVID-19 kind.
  • The Digital Novel Coronavirus Investment Forum is a forward-looking analysis of the revolution in healthcare caused by the pandemic and the consequent exciting drive for innovation in the Life Sciences, HealthTech and Digital sectors.
  • The virtual Novel Coronavirus Investment conference will take place the 7th-9th of July with the main program including over ten hours of high-level speeches and panel discussions.

Bexar County, Hard Hit by Coronavirus and Oil Price Collapse, Seeks Employment Alternatives

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 1:00pm

New unemployment claims statewide have remained at historic levels nearly three months after the coronavirus pandemic forced an economic shutdown.

Key Points: 
  • New unemployment claims statewide have remained at historic levels nearly three months after the coronavirus pandemic forced an economic shutdown.
  • (2) "The oil business," says Brad Ball, President, Roadmaster Driving School , "has always been a boom-and-bust industry.
  • Torres was laid off from the oil industry, where his working hours, he said, were erratic and inconsistent.
  • (6) Moreover, there exists, even in the middle of the coronavirus crisis, a severe shortage of truckers.