COVID-19 live updates: City to cull 2,000 small animals after hamsters test positive

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 851,000 Americans.

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LATEST: Minnesota man severely ill with COVID-19 is transferred to a Texas hospital, after his wife was granted a temporary restraining order against the Minnesota hospital where doctors informed her they would take him off a ventilator.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 851,000 Americans.

Email this articleStarTribuneAccording to court documents, Anne Quiner told doctors that, as her husband’s health care proxy, she"vehemently disagree[d]" with these actions, and did not want her husband’s ventilator turned off.Representatives for Allina Health, which operates Mercy Hospital, said they wish the patient and his family well and have"great confidence" in their team's work.

Hong Kong to cull 2,000 small animals after hamsters test positiveEmail this articleKin Cheung/APAs a precautionary measure, authorities said they will seize all hamsters in Hong Kong's 34 licensed stores for testing before putting them down in a humane manner. Residents who purchased hamsters after Dec. 22 are being urged to hand them over to be tested and culled. The customers themselves will be subject to mandatory testing and quarantine.

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Wow that is so great. Such good news that Omicron has replaced Delta so quickly. It’s more important now than ever to be vaccinated and protect yourself. There are animals getting Covid now, and children being effected more by this variant. Stop with the games, and GetVaccinatedNow. Omicron killed Delta

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Minnesota man battling COVID-19 moved to Texas hospital after lawsuit over ventilatorA Buffalo, Minnesota man suffering from a devastating case of COVID-19 is in Texas where his family is hoping and praying doctors there can save his life. Do we have special COVID doctors here? Give him Ivermectin and he'll recover. Oh but that's not protocol bc it's the cure and 'they' want us dead. Welcome to The New World Order 🤬😤🦠🧫💉💉💉 🙏🙏🙏

Hong Kong to kill 2,000 small animals after pet shop hampsters test positive for COVID-19Authorities acknowledged that there is “no evidence” that pets can transmit the coronavirus to humans. It’s forgthe greater good 🤡

Hong Kong to cull small animals after hamsters test positive for COVID-19Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will cull some 2,000 small animals, including hamsters after several of the rodents tested positive for the... Mask mandate for pets! Or trumpsupporters

Hong Kong Will Cull 2,000 Small Animals After Several Hamsters Test Positive For Covid-19People who recently purchased hamsters from a pet store where nearly a dozen tested positive will have to hand over their new pets to authorities for euthanization. not the hamsters!! Prima scappano i cavalli, poi chiudono le stalle... There are many animals that can be infected with COVID-19; how long before it mutates in one of them into a version that’s deadlier to humans?

COVID-19 patient at center of life support battle transferred from Minnesota to Texas Link Share to Twitter Email this article A Minnesota man severely ill with COVID-19 was transferred to a Texas hospital over the weekend, after his wife was granted a temporary restraining order against the Minnesota hospital where doctors informed her they would take him off a ventilator. Scott Quiner, 55, of Buffalo, Minnesota, tested positive for COVID-19 in late October and was initially admitted to Waconia Hospital before being transferred to the intensive care unit at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids on Nov. 6, according to a GoFundMe page in support of the Quiner family and an article by the StarTribune , which was first to report the story. A court order, issued last Thursday and obtained by ABC News, prohibited Mercy Hospital from disconnecting the ventilator that had been supporting Scott Quiner for months while his wife, Anne Quiner, searched for a new facility to continue his care. An Anoka County judge granted the order after health care providers advised Anne Quiner that they"intend[ed] to take actions on Thursday, January 13, 2022, that [would] end [her] husband’s life." According to court documents, Anne Quiner told doctors that, as her husband’s health care proxy, she"vehemently disagree[d]" with these actions, and did not want her husband’s ventilator turned off. Over the weekend, Scott Quiner was subsequently moved to a facility in Texas for treatment, according to the Quiner family's attorney, Marjorie J. Holsten. "A doctor evaluated him and determined that he was severely undernourished. Scott has been receiving much-needed nourishment and hydration and medications that were not given by Mercy," Holsten told ABC News in a statement Monday."He is being weaned off of the sedating drugs and has already been able to follow with his eyes movements the doctor made with his hands. He is making progress in the right direction, though he has a long road ahead of him and continued prayers are appreciated." Representatives for Allina Health, which operates Mercy Hospital, said they wish the patient and his family well and have"great confidence" in their team's work. “Allina Health has great confidence in the exceptional care provided to our patients, which is administered according to evidence-based practices by our talented and compassionate medical teams. Due to patient privacy, we cannot comment on care provided to specific patients,” the health system told ABC News in a statement Monday."Allina Health continues to wish the patient and family well. Any information regarding the patient’s on-going care should be directed to his current medical provider." -ABC News' Arielle Mitropoulos Hong Kong to cull 2,000 small animals after hamsters test positive Link Share to Twitter Email this article Some 2,000 hamsters and other small animals will be culled in Hong Kong amid fears over possible animal-to-human transmission of COVID-19, authorities announced Tuesday. The move came after an employee at the Little Boss pet store in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay shopping district tested positive for the highly contagious delta variant on Monday. Further testing revealed at least 11 hamsters in the shop, imported from the Netherlands, were also infected, according to authorities. Kin Cheung/AP A pet shop is seen closed in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay shopping district on Jan. 18, 2022, after authorities said an employee and several hamsters tested positive for COVID-19. Hong Kong authorities announced that they will cull some 2,000 hamsters and other small animals in the city amid fears over possible animal-to-human transmission of COVID-19. The store has been shuttered and its hamsters, rabbits and chinchillas will all be tested and euthanized. Anyone who visited the shop since Jan. 7 is being urged to get in touch with authorities. Although officials said there is no evidence animals can transmit the virus to humans, they are not ruling out the possibility. As a precautionary measure, authorities said they will seize all hamsters in Hong Kong's 34 licensed stores for testing before putting them down in a humane manner. Residents who purchased hamsters after Dec. 22 are being urged to hand them over to be tested and culled. The customers themselves will be subject to mandatory testing and quarantine. Kin Cheung/AP A staffer from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department walks past a pet shop which was closed in Hong Kong, Jan. 18, 2022. Hong Kong will also cease the sale and import of small mammals, including hamsters. All shops selling hamsters in the city have been ordered to stop doing so immediately, according to authorities. "We have assessed the risks of these batches are relatively high and therefore made the decision based on public health needs," Dr. Leung Siu-fai, director of Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, told a press conference Tuesday."We urge all pet owners to observe strict hygiene when handling their pets and cages. Do not kiss or abandon them on the streets." -ABC News' Britt Clennett Moderna working on combined COVID, flu booster Link Share to Twitter Email this article Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel told the Davos Agenda Monday that the company is working on a combined COVID-19 and flu booster shot, which could, in a “best case scenario,” be made available by fall 2023. Bancel said the company’s goal is to be able to provide a single annual booster. -ABC News' Arielle Mitropoulos Fauci: Unclear whether omicron will lead world into an 'endemic' phase Link Share to Twitter Email this article Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday it's an “open question” as to whether the omicron variant will lead the globe into a new endemic phase of the pandemic. “We were fortunate that omicron, although it is highly transmissible, nonetheless, is not as pathogenic but the sheer volume of people who are getting infected overrides that rather less level of pathogenicity,” Fauci said at the Davos Agenda, a virtual event held by the World Economic Forum. But Fauci said it’s still unclear if omicron’s reduced severity will translate to the virus gradually becoming less prevalent. “I would hope that that's the case. But that would only be the case if you don't get another variant that alludes to the immune response to the prior variant,” Fauci said, adding that it is “very difficult” to calculate how the globe could reach herd immunity. David Dee Delgado/Reuters People wait for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests in New York City, Jan. 15, 2022. When the globe does enter an endemic phase, Fauci said there will be a"new normal.'' “It's not going to be that you're going to eliminate this disease completely. We're not going to do that. But hopefully it will be at such a low level that it doesn't disrupt our normal, social, economic and other interactions with each other," Fauci said."To me, that's what the new normal is. I hope the new normal also includes a real strong corporate memory of what pandemics can do." -ABC News' Arielle Mitropoulos