China logs 9th consecutive day with no locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

first_imgChina reported its ninth consecutive day with no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, as a major university in the city of Wuhan opened for face-to-face classes on Tuesday for the first time in eight months.The daily update from national health officials, which provided data for Monday, showed the recent streak without any new locally transmitted cases stretched into another day.There were 14 new imported cases, involving travellers returning from overseas, down from 16 the previous day. There were also 16 new asymptomatic cases – patients who are infected with the coronavirus but not exhibiting any symptoms – compared with 27 a day earlier. Topics : In the central city where the virus was first detected, Wuhan University opened its doors to more than 9,100 students on Monday.The official Xinhua news agency reported that the university had been deep cleaned and disinfected. Students returning for on-site lectures would receive temperature checks and be required to wear a mask in the library, the agency added.Wuhan, which reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in early January, has received widespread attention for the speed at which life is returning to normal after months of robust restrictions and widespread virus testing.Chinese state newspapers last week threw their support behind an amusement park in the city after pictures of a densely packed pool party went viral overseas amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The media reports said the party reflected the city’s success in its virus control efforts.China’s total number of confirmed cases stands at 84,981, including 4,634 deaths. last_img read more

Experts discuss arguments for and against assisted dying ahead of election referendum

first_img“Prognosis is an estimate. International literature and our own daily experience shows we’re often wrong about prognosis. Donnelly said she was opposing the act as it was written. TVNZ One News 18 September 2020Family First Comment: One is a ‘researcher’. The other is a real doctor – a palliative care specialist with real world experience and dealing daily with the care of actual people.WATCH as she DESTROYS the argument of the pro-euthanasia academic!“We care for people who are facing their death every day. … We live in the real world. When we read this act as it’s written and apply it to the real world, it leaks. It’s not waterproof or safe in any way. There are multiple reasons and multiple risks we’ve identified.” She said it could be difficult to judge whether a person was being coerced into assisted dying because coercion can be subtle.“We care for people who are facing their death every day. … We live in the real world. When we read this act as it’s written and apply it to the real world, it leaks. It’s not waterproof or safe in any way. There are multiple reasons and multiple risks we’ve identified.” She said it could be difficult to judge whether a person was being coerced into assisted dying because coercion can be subtle.Two euthanasia experts spoke to TVNZ1’s Breakfast about their views on assisted dying ahead of the End of Life Choice Act referendum in this year’s election.Care Alliance’s Dr Sinead Donnelly, a palliative care doctor and senior lecturer at the University of Otago, outlined the arguments against the act. Care Alliance is made up of a range of organisations, including providers of end-of-life palliative care in New Zealand. “We’re concerned about the risk and we don’t believe that it’s safe,” she said. “How can you create a safe law when the consequences are the death of a person with such imprecise so-called safeguards?”Donnelly said, in her experience, it was common for people to feel as if they were a burden. This means people may not have a true choice between palliative care and euthanasia, Donnelly said.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/experts-discuss-arguments-and-against-assisted-dying-ahead-election-referendumKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. There are also challenges to making a prognosis that someone only has six months left to live, Donnelly said. “When we read this act as it’s written and apply it to the real world, it leaks. It’s not waterproof or safe in any way. There are multiple reasons and multiple risks we’ve identified.” “I feel they’re actually going to feel a greater burden. They now have to choose, ‘Do I ask for this or not?’”She said it was already legal for people to ask for treatment to be stopped.She said the palliative care system is rapidly developing but it is “chronically underfunded” in New Zealand, and there are inequities to accessing quality care. When asked why she believed the act was unsafe, despite the High Court and lawyers saying there were more than 45 safeguards, Donnelly said the Care Alliance was looking at it from a practical view.“We [at Care Alliance] care for people who are facing their death every day. … We live in the real world. She said it could be difficult to judge whether a person was being coerced into assisted dying because coersion can be subtle.last_img read more

Miller, Gordon, Davis among rash of injuries at Broncos camp

first_imgGeneral manager John Elway bypassed a big need at tackle in the NFL draft to select Hamler in the second round. With Jerry Jeudy his top pick, the surprising selection of the Penn State speedster marked the first time in franchise history that the Broncos used their top two picks on wide receivers.Also missing practice were wide receiver Juwann Winfree (groin), tight end Nick Vannett (concussion) and tight end Austin Fort (knee surgery).___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___ It’s the same calf that Davis tore last year on the first day of training camp. He missed eight weeks and the first two regular season games but still posted a career-best 134 tackles to lead he team. He also ranked third in the NFL with 9.6 defensive stops per game.Miller and Gordon were removed from practice as a precaution.“Von tweaked his elbow so we pulled him out and Melvin tweaked his ribs, so we pulled him out, too,” Fangio said. “Don’t know the severity of either one.”The rash of injuries came on a day that started with rookie receiver/returner Hamler also sidelined.“K.J.’s got a hamstring that he’s been trying to work through. He hasn’t been able to do that,” Fangio said. “And he’ll be on the shelf for a couple of weeks.” Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Inside linebacker Todd Davis, the Denver Broncos’ leading tackler in three of the last four seasons, injured his left calf during a padded practice Thursday. Teammates Von Miller and Melvin Gordon also got hurt. Rookie speedster K.J. Hamler was held out with a hamstring injury that coach Vic Fangio said will sideline the team’s second-round draft pick for two weeks.Davis got hurt during team drills toward the end of practice, was helped to the sideline and then carted into the training room. He later went for an MRI. Miller, Gordon, Davis among rash of injuries at Broncos camp August 20, 2020 More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more