The tailoring capacity of Lamborghini's internal finishing department has been made available to the new production line of surgical masks and medical protective visors. They will all go to the Polyclinic S. Orsola-Malpighi in Bologna, engaged in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
"The solidarity initiative - they explain to Sant'Agata - is entrusted to a group of operators and saddlery operators, the department dedicated to the interior and customization of the Lamborghini, whose contribution will allow the creation of 1,000 masks per day. at the same time, medical protective visors in polycarbonate will be created with the use of 3D printers within the composite production plant and at the Research and Development department in the amount of 200 per day ".
A new production line developed in collaboration with the Emilia Romagna Region and the University of Bologna which has made available the laboratory directed by Prof. Francesco Saverio Violante, from the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, which will take care of the tests validation of the health devices made by Lamborghini, before delivery to the facility.
After weeks of exhausting shifts, the Emergency Department of the Maggiore hospital in Parma, reserved for Covid patients, is empty.
The image of the Emergency Department of the Maggiore hospital in Parma , reserved for Covid patients, bodes well: after two weeks of coming and going of patients, the room is empty . The premises have been sanitized and the staff can enjoy a few hours of breathing.
Italy is Europe's epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with more than 97,600 cases of COVID-19, including 10,779 deaths, according to the latest figures released Sunday by the Italian ministry.
However, the outbreak in Italy has shown signs of slowing, with the lowest daily rise in infections since officials began tracking cases after the country's first reported death on February 21, authorities confirmed on Sunday.
While Italy continues to be battered with new cases, including 756 new deaths reported on Sunday, the daily rise in infections has reportedly slowed to 5.6 percent since February 21, Italian officials confirmed.
The country also saw its lowest daily rise in new cases since Wednesday, reporting a total number of 97,689 confirmed cases on Sunday, up from 92,472 previously, a 5,217 increase.
Italian officials reported on Sunday that 13,030 patients had fully recovered from COVID-19, while 3,906 being treated in intensive care.
Starting soon, UAB researchers will begin testing a possible vaccine that could prevent COVID-19.
The vaccine is called AdCOVID, and it was created by the Maryland-based biopharmaceutical company Altimmune, Inc. It is a single-dose vaccine that is sprayed up the nose.
"If we see the type of activity that we have seen in our influenza, which was recently completed, we would be in a position to make a big impact," Scot Roberts, the Chief Scientific Officer for Altimmune, Inc. said. "That is because we're able to induce a lot of different types of immunity. Instead of just the antibody that we have been talking about, we also induce a special kind of immunity in the nose because we administer it intranasally. That allows for this immunity called mucosal immunity to be developed, and mucosal immunity can stop the virus from even gaining a foothold in the first place, and then we can also induce an immunity called cellular immunity. Between the three: the mucosal, the antibody in the blood and the cellular immunity, we have a very broad kind of coverage. So, no matter what the virus needs to be neutralized or be controlled, we have a good chance of providing that type of immunity, so we think the impact will be quite large."
People are heeding the advice to stay at home to keep pressure off the NHS, and there are early signs that it is working, the UK's chief scientific adviser has said.
Sir Patrick Vallance told a news conference that social distancing measures are "making a difference".
Transmission of coronavirus in the community is thought to be decreasing, which could mean fewer infections.
Hospital admissions data suggests cases are not rising as fast as feared.
There are currently 9,000 people in hospitals in England with coronavirus, up from 6,000 on Friday. This amounts to about one in ten of all hospital beds in the country.
How many people die after being infected with the novel coronavirus? Fewer than previously calculated, according to a study released Monday, but still more than die from the flu.
The research, published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, estimated that about 0.66% of those infected with the virus will die.
That coronavirus death rate, which is lower than earlier estimates, takes into account potentially milder cases that often go undiagnosed -- but it's still far higher than the 0.1% of people who are killed by the flu.
On Jan. 21, well over two months ago, Seattle became the first city in the U.S. to have a confirmed case of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, after a man who had recently returned from Wuhan, China, tested positive. By March 1, the city had become the center of the U.S. outbreak after the virus tore through a long-term nursing facility and dozens of residents died.
To combat the spread, Seattle was one of the first U.S. cities to close down offices and restaurants and tell residents to stay home, and new, early data shows that the rate of spread is declining, a sign that the restrictive measures are working.
According to researchers at the Institute for Disease Modeling in Bellevue, Washington, new cases and deaths are going up at a far slower rate than other cities. At the start of March, one infected person was passing COVID-19 on to an average of 2.7 other people. Now, at the end of the month after social distancing measures were put into place, that average is down to 1.4.
A Minnesota state trooper moved a doctor to tears when he turned what should have been a speeding ticket into a heartwarming act of kindness.
Dr. Sarosh Ashraf Janjua, a cardiologist at a coronavirus quarantine unit in Duluth, was pulled over by Trooper Brian Schwartz for speeding on March 21.
But instead of a ticket, Schwartz handed Janjua five N95 masks he was supposed to use as protection -- along with a firm warning for speeding.
In India, a 93 year old with diabetes and hypertension who contracted Coronavirus and suffered a heart attack while hospitalized is now returning home after miraculous recovery from COVID-19
The treatment was planned by the medical staff keeping in mind that Thomas and Mariyamma had diabetes, hypertension plus other ailments associated with age.
The first few days were tough, with Thomas developing chest pain and cardiac complications. Initially, he and Mariyamma were kept in separate rooms, but as this made them anxious, they were moved into the transplant ICU where they could at least see each other.
However, Thomas continued to deteriorate, with intense cough and the accumulation of phlegm causing his oxygen levels to fluctuate and requiring him to be put on ventilator support.
In between, he suffered a heart attack. Both Thomas and Mariyamma had to be also treated for urinary infection, and later the 88-year-old also caught a bacterial infection.
Last week, as his condition was stabilised, Thomas was taken off ventilator. Their tests for coronavirus have come negative, and they are stable. The medical board would decide on a date for discharge soon.
On Monday, Ford said that it would make 50,000 ventilators over 100-day period, starting April 20, to meet critical demand driven by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Ford has partnered with GE Healthcare to produce a simplified type of ventilator, GE/Airon Model A-E. It operates using air pressure and doesn't require electricity. The ventilator design has been FDA-approved since 2004 and sells for $7,000. GE Healthcare intends to license the device and secure its approval for manufacture by Ford, and ther automaker will serve as a contract manufacturer.
Ford said it would make the ventilators at its Rawsonville Components Plant in Michigan. It could ramp up production to 30,000 units per month, as needed.
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