H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Latest vaccine updates and delays, virus in Icelandic pig

first_imgOct 28, 2009WHO experts tackle H1N1 vaccine questionsThe World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) immunization experts today discussed issues related to the H1N1 vaccine, according to its agenda. The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) was asked if epidemiologic or vaccine-availability issues would alter SAGE’s recommendations, how many doses per person are needed, if seasonal and pandemic doses can be co-administered, and if obesity is a risk factor. A WHO spokesman said results of the meeting may be available tomorrow.http://www.who.int/entity/immunization/sage/DRAFT_AGENDA_Oct_SAGE_meeting_9_Oct.pdfOct 27-29 WHO SAGE agendaVaccine production reaches 23.2 million dosesThe cumulative total of H1N1 vaccine doses available reached 23.2 million today, up about 800,000 from yesterday’s 22.4 million, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said at a press conference today. She said about 9 million doses were added to the total in the past week. All 50 states have ordered supplies of vaccine, she reported.http://www.flu.gov/live/?date=102809Oct 28 HHS press conference recordingLack of prioritization cited for LA vaccine shortageIn the early stages of Los Angeles County’s free H1N1 vaccination clinics, overwhelmed staff members vaccinated many people who were not in the vaccination priority groups, the Los Angeles Times reported today. As of yesterday, the county had only enough doses to last through Nov 4 instead of the planned Nov 8, said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, public health director. He said officials didn’t want to turn away people who had traveled and stood in line to get vaccinated.http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-me-swine-flu28-2009oct28,0,3322926.storyOct 28 Los Angeles Times reportFormer FDA official says policy has slowed vaccineOverly cautious policy decisions by the US government are partly to blame for shortages of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine, according to a former Food and Drug Administration official who wrote an editorial for the Wall Street Journal. Scott Gottlieb, MD, said the use of adjuvants could have stretched supplies. He said a focus on single-dose vials has slowed vaccine delivery, as has reliance on outdated egg-based production.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704335904574497324151841690.htmlOct 27 Wall Street Journal articleOman launches H1N1 vaccine campaignHealth authorities in Oman said yesterday that they have started the country’s pandemic H1N1 vaccine campaign after receiving the first 100,000 doses of its 2.6 million dose order, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. For now, priority groups include older people, pregnant women, health workers, and Mecca pilgrims. The vaccine is free for all citizens. To address concerns about vaccine safety, media outlets showed senior officials receiving flu shots.http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?col=&section=middleeast&xfile=data/middleeast/2009/October/middleeast_October743.xmlOct 27 AFP storyIceland finds pandemic virus in pigsVeterinary officials in Iceland confirmed the pandemic H1N1 virus in a pig herd after 10 of the animals started showing symptoms such as poor appetite, fever, and coughing, according to a report yesterday to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Investigators are exploring the possibility that humans spread the virus to the pigs; two workers had flulike symptoms before the pigs got sick. The 4,500-pig farm is under quarantine.http://www.oie.int/wahis/reports/en_imm_0000008594_20091027_152635.pdfOct 27 OIE reportGender-based vaccine doses suggested to boost supplyTwo commentators writing in the New York Times say that using lower doses of flu vaccine in women could improve the vaccine supply without sacrificing protection. Sarah L. Klein, a Johns Hopkins immunologist, and Phyllis Greenbrier, president of the Society for Women’s Health Research, point to studies in which women had a significantly stronger immune response to flu vaccines than men did. They say that besides stretching the supply, the step would reduce side effects for women.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/opinion/28klein.html?_r=1&ref=opinionOct 28 New York Times commentarySen Collins asks HHS to explain vaccine delaysSen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) wrote a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday asking why there are fewer pandemic H1N1 vaccine doses than officials originally projected. Her letter appeared on the Web site of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Collins said shortages are alarming because not all high-risk groups can be vaccinated and the vaccine could arrive too late to prevent infections in many Americans. She asked the HHS to share its latest projections.http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineNews/tabid/181/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3483/ItemId/9533/Default.aspxOct 27 letter from Collins to Sebeliuslast_img read more

UCL: Neymar’s PSG return “changes everything” for Dortmund clash – Tuchel

first_img Loading… He has been struggling with a rib problem, but should be fit to play at Signal Iduna Park.“He’s fine, he’s going to train, and will play if nothing happens to him,” said Tuchel in Monday’s press conference.“He has the quality, the confidence and the ability to do decisive things. His presence changes everything – it gives me and his team-mates a lot of confidence.“If he’s missing, he’s missing – but we don’t have another player of that quality.”Neymar missed last season’s surprise last-16 loss to Manchester United with a foot injury, while he also sat out the second leg of the defeat at the same stage of the competition by Real Madrid in 2018.He was rested, along with France forward Kylian Mbappe, for Saturday’s remarkable 4-4 draw at Amiens in Ligue 1.PSG are yet to reach the Champions League semi-finals since being bought by their Qatari owners nine years ago, with their run to the last four in 1994-95 still the closest they have come to lifting the European Cup.– Electric atmosphere –Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Tuchel coached Borussia Dortmund for two seasons until 2017Tuchel is under extra pressure to deliver as PSG have exited at the last 16 stage in Europe for the last three seasons.“It’s clear that if you lose three times in a row in the last 16, the situation is not the same the fourth time,” admitted Tuchel.“After the defeat (to Manchester United last season), we were sad, I was mentally almost dead, but that’s sport.“I said to the players (at the time): ‘It might be a bit harder next year, but that’s what we play in the Champions League for’.“Sometimes you lose, you have to accept it and use the defeats to grow.”Having coached Dortmund for two seasons before his dismissal in 2017, Tuchel knows to expect a passionate atmosphere.“It’s difficult to control your emotions in this stadium and I’m not sure it’s possible for the 90 minutes,” said PSG’s German coach. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The return of Neymar from a rib injury in time for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 clash at Borussia Dortmund “changes almost everything… and brings a lot of confidence” to his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates, coach Thomas Tuchel said.Advertisement Read Also: PSG without Neymar, Mbappe held 4-4 by lowly Amiens“It’s necessary to remain calm, attentive and intelligent.“Dortmund are very strong when they press and when they counter-attack.”The hosts are missing Germany forwards Marco Reus and Julian Brandt, but Dortmund have a deadly teenage duo in striker Erling Braut Haaland and England winger Jadon Sancho, both just 19.Haaland has scored a phenomenal nine goals in his six games for Dortmund.“Their forwards’ statistics are incredible,” said Tuchel.“We will have to block their counter-attacks before they start.“It’s going to be a challenge.” Tuchel named the Brazilian superstar in his squad for their last-16 first leg tie in Germany despite the world’s most expensive player missing the French club’s last four games through injury. Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The World6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsHere Are The Secret Origins Of Famous FoodsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Factslast_img read more

Students suspended for sexual activity

first_imgPASADENA – Police are investigating six students who recently engaged in sexual activity during school hours at John Muir High School. Police and school officials said they don’t know for sure if the Thursday incident, involving five boys and one girl inside a vehicle parked on campus, was consensual. “One female and several males were involved in some kind of sexual activity,” said Lt. Alex Uribe of the Pasadena Police Department. “But the case is still being written.” Uribe said Monday he had little information about the incident, but although it “appeared to be consensual,” minors can’t give consent under the law. “There was an allegation. Initially the information was it was consensual, then that it wasn’t, then maybe that it was,” said Assistant Superintendent George McKenna of the Pasadena Unified School District. “Either way, it was inappropriate. If you’re below the age of consent, then consent is an oxymoron.” All students allegedly involved have been suspended while the incident is investigated, McKenna added. Muir school administrators could not be reached for comment Monday. todd.ruiz@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 www.insidesocal.com/pasadenapolitics 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more