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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Vaccine development, underreporting of cases, Mexico City lowers alert as Australia raises it

first_imgMay 22, 2009HHS funnels $1 billion toward vaccine for novel H1N1 fluHealth and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that she is allocating about $1 billion in existing funds toward clinical vaccine studies this summer and for commercial-scale production of both antigen (active ingredient) and adjuvant (which boosts a person’s immune response) for a novel H1N1 influenza vaccine. “The actions we are taking today will help us be prepared if a vaccine is needed,” Sebelius said in a news release.[May 22 HHS news release]Global novel flu numbers rise slightlyGlobal novel H1N1 influenza totals pushed to 11,168 cases and 86 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. The Philippines reported its first case, to push the number of affected countries to 42 as the global case total grew by 134 since yesterday. The numbers include 3,892 cases with 75 deaths in Mexico, 5,764 cases and 9 deaths in the United States as of yesterday, 719 cases and 1 death in Canada, and 20 cases and 1 death in Costa Rica.[WHO update 36]US case count tops 6,500The number of confirmed and probable novel H1N1 flu cases in the United States today swelled to 6,552, up 212 cases from yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. No new deaths were reported. Also, no new states reported cases, to hold the total of affected states at 47, plus the District of Columbia.[Current CDC numbers]Cases underreported in Britain?Some influenza experts suspect that the number of novel H1N1 influenza cases may be higher than reported in Britain, the Associated Press reported today. The country is reportedly trying to contain the virus by blanketing suspect cases and their contacts with oseltamivir, which several experts, such as Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, at the University of Minnesota, said won’t work. According to the AP, Britain and Spain are also testing only those who have a travel history or are case contacts.[May 22 AP story]Mexico City downgrades alertMexico City yesterday lowered its novel flu alert, which removed restrictions on visiting public places, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported. The city’s mayor, Marcelo Ebrard, said resident no longer need to wear masks, and he noted that no new infections with the novel flu virus had been reported for a week in the city.[May 22 BBC article]Australia raises its pandemic alert levelAustralia’s health ministry today raised its pandemic alert to the “containment” phase, as the number of novel H1N1 influenza rose to 11 and the country detected its first instance of community transmission of the virus, Bloomberg News reported. Two schools closed for a week after student cases were confirmed, and health officials are testing 28 more suspected cases. The government also said it was considering ordering H1N1 vaccine from Australia-based CSL Ltd.[May 22 Bloomberg News story]last_img read more

Alice McGuire

first_imgAlice May McGuire, 67, of Rexville passed away at 7am, Friday, July 10, 2020 at her home. She was born at home in Franklin, Ohio on November 2, 1952 the daughter of J. T. and Barbara Gross McGuire. Survivors include three sisters Linda (John) Walston and Marilyn McGuire of Rexville, and Kim (Jim) White of Versailles; 4 nieces and one nephew along with several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Alice was a homemaker and a member of the Rt. 46 Pentecostal Church at St. Leon. She was an excellent cook, especially known for her cornbread. She enjoyed following the Cincinnati Reds, watching game shows on TV, watching NASCAR, and was a big fan of driver Jimmy Johnson. Funeral services for Alice will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Vernon Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in the Rodney Cemetery in Decatur County. Visitation will be on Tuesday beginning at 10am. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

MBB : CLOSING OUT: Tight defense in final moments helps Syracuse to win over West Virginia

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on January 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Deniz Kilicli positioned himself perfectly to tie the game. And he very well may have.As Darryl Bryant’s go-ahead 3-point attempt fell short, the West Virginia center corralled the rebound. Basket in sight, he went back up with eight seconds to go, down two. From the other side of the hoop, Syracuse center Baye Keita, in desperation, flew up to tip the ball away — after it had already hit the backboard.Yet there was no whistle for goaltending. Kilicli threw his hands up in bewilderment, but nothing changed. West Virginia remained in position for the final six seconds after the ball went out of bounds, but it could no longer make the desired effort to tie or win the game.‘It’s hard to get them back refocused after that happened,’ WVU head coach Bob Huggins said.‘Did I think it was (goaltending)? No. No, I know it was. I just saw the replay.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe controversial call amplified the tension between Syracuse and West Virginia in Saturday’s final moments. Following the block, Kris Joseph lost the ball out of bounds, giving the Mountaineers one more chance to tie or win the game. But Huggins said he wasn’t even sure if WVU ran exactly what he wanted, with the team in a state of confusion and exasperation following the missed call. Kevin Jones’ fadeaway 3-point attempt as the game ended clanked off the back of the rim, and No. 3 Syracuse hung on for a 63-61 win over WVU in front of 28,740 in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.The Mountaineers (15-7, 5-4 Big East) put on a display on the boards, outrebounding SU 41-20, but the Orange (22-1, 9-1) did just enough to hang on for its second straight win, challenging all three shots WVU took in the final seconds.‘I think we handled it well,’ Brandon Triche said. ‘We won, that’s all that counts.’Syracuse forced 17 turnovers, but WVU’s plus-21 rebounding margin allowed the Mountaineers to stay in it. Neither team led by more than six the whole way. For the final 11:08, no lead swelled larger than three.Triche drew a foul in the lane and made a pair of free throws, putting SU up 63-61 with 1:28 to go. Less than a minute later, Dion Waiters missed a floater with a chance to make it a two-possession game. Kilicli rebounded the ball, and Huggins called a timeout with 26.5 seconds left.On the ensuing possession, Gary Browne found Bryant on the left wing. Bryant — who scored all 12 of his points in the second half — had Triche in his face, but he fired the shot from right next to the WVU bench with eight seconds left.The 6-foot-9, 260-pound Kilicli anticipated the shot falling short and boxed out and manhandled Joseph — who at 50 pounds lighter looked petite in comparison — to engulf the rebound.The replay showed Kilicli’s shot hitting glass, then Keita’s right hand, then the glass again. Goaltending.‘Every time I go block a shot I think positively,’ said Keita, who played the final 4:58 with four fouls after entering for Rakeem Christmas, who fouled out. ‘If I get a piece of it, that’s a block. If you call goaltending, that’s goaltending.‘So I went for it and that’s when he called a block, so I can’t say nothing about it.’The whistles remained silent to the chagrin of WVU’s players and coaches. Kilicli looked mortified as he backed up the court, hands raised in disbelief.Keita came down with the rebound and the game, for a moment, seemed to be in hand for SU. He took one dribble and handed off to Joseph — a 78 percent free-throw shooter.But the senior forward never caught the ball. It deflected off his hands, off his legs and out of bounds with six seconds left.‘(Joseph) just has to hold the ball and the game’s over,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘I don’t know what he was thinking about.’New life for West Virginia. Huggins called timeout, but the tension of the moments before may have been an untimely distraction.Meanwhile, after feeling like it had just won the game, save for a mishandled pass, Syracuse had to make another stop.‘You just don’t want them to get any 3s,’ Joseph said. ‘If anything, we were going to take overtime, so we didn’t want them to finish the game out, and that was basically the message that was given to us.’The inbounds went to Kilicli inside, and he quickly fed Jabarie Hinds on the perimeter. Hinds — just like Huggins said he wanted — drove toward the hoop, hoping to draw the defense in so he could dish to Jones.But SU forward C.J. Fair didn’t bite. He stayed out on Jones and contested the fall-away 3, watching it hit the rim as SU survived the battle — thanks in part to a favorable call at the rim seconds earlier.‘If (Hinds) would have faked, then he would have got me,’ Fair said. ‘But luckily I got the — I don’t know how much my play affected the shot or not, but I was there.’mcooperj@syr.edulast_img read more