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More Than 1,000 CDC Officials Ask: Why Bench the CDC During a Pandemic? – Gizmodo Australia

In an open letter published this week, 1,044 former and current officers of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, a re…

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In an open letter published this week, 1,044 former and current officers of the Centres for Disease Control and Preventions Epidemic Intelligence Service, a renowned fellowship program that focuses on research and emergency response, expressed concern over the diminished role of the public health agency during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter had one clear demand: Take the CDC off the bench.
The letter, published in the journal Epidemiology Monitor, was written by physicians, nurses, scien…

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Study of SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in meat processing plant suggests aerosol transmission in confined places – News-Medical.Net

The importance of maintaining high-quality air flow to restrict transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in confined workspaces has been strongly indicated by the investigation…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020
The importance of maintaining high-quality air flow to restrict transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in confined workspaces has been strongly indicated by the investigation of an outbreak of the virus at a German meat processing plant during May and June 2020. The study, published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, found that the outbreak originated from a single worker on the meat processing production line. It also concluded that in such confined spaces where unfiltered…

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‘Cases will continue to grow’ Hospitals could be treating 25,000 Covid patients within weeks – Hull Live

‘There’s still evidence that there isn’t as much social distancing as there was when we clamped down on the first wave’

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The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 could more than double within weeks, the former chief scientific adviser to the Government has said.
Professor Sir Mark Walport said that it is not unrealistic to think that there could be 25,000 people in hospitals by the end of November.
It comes as pressure mounts on medical staff, with more than 9,000 patients in hospitals with Covid-19.
Asked if it is not unrealistic to think of 25,000 people being in hospital by the end of November, Sir Mark,…

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Bali Nine drug smuggler infected with coronavirus – Daily Telegraph

A member of the infamous Bali Nine drug smuggling ring has contracted coronavirus inside the notorious Kerobokan prison on the Indonesian island.

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A member of the infamous Bali Nine drug smuggling ring has contracted coronavirus inside the notorious Kerobokan prison on the Indonesian island.
Si Yi Chen, now 35, is one of three Australian prisoners who have been infected with the virus and have been moved into an isolation wing, Nine News reported.
Brendon Johnsson, convicted of cocaine possession, and paedophile Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis are the other Australians who have been isolated.
Chen is serving a life sentence for his part in attempting…

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