Testing times: Snorkels, zinc, cord blood and probiotics trialled in COVID-19 fight

4/05/2020 12:16:00 PM

Snorkel masks could be fitted to the faces of COVID-19 patients in one of almost 40 trials launched by Australian scientists since the start of the pandemic

Snorkel masks could be fitted to the faces of COVID-19 patients in one of almost 40 trials launched by Australian scientists since the start of the pandemic

Snorkel masks could be fitted to the faces of COVID-19 patients in one of almost 40 trials launched by Australian scientists since the start of the pandemic.

Play video At the moment, doctors strap a breathing mask to a patient's face, and then put an N95 mask on top – a fair solution but one that does not guarantee the patient will not spread the virus.Play video A patient who underwent emergency surgery at Sunshine Hospital on April 23 tested positive to coronavirus, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed on Friday.3AW today, Cedar Meats general manager Tony Kairouz said all of the workers at the west Melbourne facility are self-quarantining.United States and Communist China ‘set to face off’ on COVID-19 investigations 04/05/2020 | 3min Tensions are set to become inflamed between Washington and Beijing which simply denotes communist China must “come clean (and) admit the source of the virus” and allow an independent investigation to take place says Sky News host Chris Kenny.

The doctors transporting them need to wear full protective gear, and everywhere the patient travels needs to be cleaned."The transfers aren’t dangerous, but they take a lot of effort," Dr Joosten said.None of the staff have tested positive to the virus so far, the department said.He thinks his snorkels may present a cheaper and more effective alternative.” According to its website, the business is a third-generation family operation dealing with mutton, lamb, goat and veal.His study to test that theory, which is fully funded, is awaiting approval from Monash Medical Centre.Loading "Meatworks are particularly vulnerable, we've seen from the US extremely large outbreaks in meatworks," he said.Several eyebrow-raising clinical trials have been launched by Australian scientists.Image: AP Favourite.

One plans to give probiotics to nurses to see if that reduces their COVID-19-related stress." Over 4900 workers at meat processing facilities in the United States have tested positive to the virus, according to the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.In April, Sheep Central reported the business sent 35 tonnes of mutton to Wuhan in China where the coronavirus outbreak began in 2019.Another will try to treat COVID-19 using stem cells taken from umbilical cord blood.Loading A third will test regular sprays of antibiotics in the nose to try to kill the virus that causes COVID-19."It has always been the case that if we need people in the community to understand where they might have been exposed to a cluster or outbreak of cases that we identify those sites," he said.A fourth trial will try high-dose zinc injected straight into COVID-19 patients.Picture: James Ross/AAP Source:AAP ‘IT IS NOT GOING TO GET OUT OF CONTROL’ The business name was put to government officials at a press conference on Monday morning and was not disputed however chief medical officer Professor Brett Sutton said they only identify cluster sites if there is a “specific public health reason” to do so.Some science leaders fear having all these separate trials is a warning sign." The business, which exports overseas, was started by the Kairouz family in the 1980s.

"The diversity of approaches is fascinating," said Professor Gemma Figtree, president of the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance."But what this also highlights is the need for co-ordination, collaboration and strategic leadership that overarches all that."It is my understanding that there is no connection apart from the family name," he said.“Naming it is not part of what’s required for us to do our work, so we follow up, and if community members need to be told, because they’re part of the public health follow-up, we’ll do so."You cannot rely only on excellence if you want to develop a vaccine for COVID.If you were going to build a rocket to Mars, you would not rely entirely on highly competitive grants.Sign up to The Sydney Morning Herald's." While innovative, scientists say the diversity of approaches to tacking COVID-19 is indicative of a wider problem: the lack of a co-ordinated national research strategy.“I think it has been handled extremely well.

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Idiots, it’s an Italian project, they’ve been using them for months.... Aussies didn’t invent anything, they just copied it. Australian scientists? You mean the ones at universities that aren't eligible for JobKeeper?

'Safe to eat': Dozens of COVID-19 cases linked to Cedar Meats in Melbourne's westDozens of new COVID-19 cases have been linked to Cedar Meats, an abattoir in Melbourne’s west. The business says workers are self-quarantining and its meat is safe to eat. There seems to be have been clusters in other meat works as well, is that because they are similar to wet markets? Perhaps we should close all abattoirs. auspol COVID19au strange isn't it. safe to eat. and yet the Ruby Princess debacle has been put down to someone in the food preparation area having the virus......safe to eat!!!!!! slackbastard Should defs shut down slaughterhouses if covid-9 keeps spreading in 'em.

Melbourne meatworks named after COVID-19 outbreakThere are now 34 cases of COVID-19 linked to a meat processing facility in Melbourne which deals with thousands of products each day. How is it handled extremely well!? There's been 34 cases there! If they closed on the first case there wouldn't be this massive problem. Big surprise— meat industry involved in an outbreak 🙄 The vegans were right 🤪

United States and Communist China ‘set to face off’ on COVID-19 investigations | Sky News AustraliaTensions are set to become inflamed between Washington and Beijing which simply denotes communist China must “come clean (and) admit the source of the virus” and allow an independent investigation to take place says Sky News host Chris Kenny. \n\nUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has recently produced a scathing assessment of China and its questionable practices in the field of medical research, stating the communist superpower had a history of 'infecting the world' and 'running sub-standard laboratories'.\n\nHe also claimed there was a 'significant amount of evidence' COVID-19 originated from a Chinese lab and not wet markets from Wuhan. \n\n“We need more international pressure on China, and now in the US, the secretary of state has gone a step further than supporting an investigation,” Mr Kenny said. \n\nMr Kenny said China has engaged in “nasty, threatening and over the top reactions to all of this” as calls for an independent investigation into the pandemic continue to amplify. \n\nImage: AP Sky news is repulsive. I really hope you go bankrupt. When start blaming somebody all you are doing is highlighting your own deficiencies. If it was a financial thing thing then we should start suing the US for the GFC. I'm just wonderinghhow would the today's world leaders respond to the pandemic if it happened in Soviet Union under LeonidBrezhnev?

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance dials back criticism of Transurban amid COVID-19 crisisNSW Transport Minister has wound back criticism of Transurban for increasing their prices, saying he doesn't want to go to war with the tolling giant | rabe9 Rabe9 Bro, aren't you retiring from politics Rabe9 Scared of upsetting the donors and their mates. Grow some apples!!! Rabe9 Transurban are the worst corporate citizens we have in Australia. Just a rapacious disgusting company

COVID-19 could to be lurking within community for 'up to' two years | Sky News AustraliaA leading professor of microbiology has warned Australians are going to have to be on their guard for the foreseeable future since COVID-19 will be lurking within the community for at least 'the next six months to two years.'\n\nInfectious Diseases Physician Professor Peter Collignon told Sky News said the key to keeping COVID-19 manageable is stopping 'droplet transmission.'\n\n'This is mainly spread by droplets, people who have got mild infections, coughing or sneezing, touching their hands and contaminating surfaces,' he said.\n\n'We are going to have to work out how we stop what we stop droplet transmission and that is actually washing our hands, keeping 1.5 metres away from each other as much as possible.\n\n'By doing that we are really decreasing the risk so it is very low.'\n\nAustralia has been extremely successful at flattening the rate of infection, with only 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the nation on Sunday the 3rd of May.\n\nThere are now only 878 active cases across Australia.\n\nHe said while there will likely be a second wave of transmission in winter, Professor Collignon said it will likely be a 'ripple instead of a tsunami.'\n\n'It is likely in winter we will see more cases than we see now,' he said.\n\n'We know what we have to do to stop this spreading, and so if we get a second wave, if we keep on doing what we are doing, we can make it a little ripple and not a tsunami.\n\n'While we will have clusters, and we will have some spread, we will be able to keep it under control and not be anything like we are seeing on television.\n\n'We will be much closer to Korea than we will be to New York.'\n\n\n CollignonPeter I reckon everyone is so well aware as there are experts popping up everywhere 24/7 telling us. CollignonPeter bullshit CollignonPeter How long will China be lurking for?

Boris Johnson speaks about his COVID-19 brush with deathUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered more insight into his hospitalisation for coronavirus, saying he knew doctors were preparing for the worst. Bullshit More slavishly reported distraction from this lethal idiot's incompetence. Even myriad UK citizens know this was a gaslight to push herd immunity eugenics as safe