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Medicine shortage looms over COVID-19-hit Europe

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The Shortage of medicine used to battle the symptoms of COVID-19 massively hits Europe





As the world awaits the coming of coronavirus vaccine, medicines used to deal with the symptoms of the disease are increasingly in critically short supply in Europe, the worst-hit continent.

From sedatives needed to intubate patients struggling to breathe to anti-malarial drugs heavily backed by US President Donald Trump, the COVID-19 pandemic is eating up stocks. The European Medicines Agency said on Monday that the “continued availability of medicines, in particular those used for patients with COVID-19, is of critical concern for EMA”.

“Some EU Member States have indicated that they are starting to see shortages of certain medicines used for patients with COVID-19 or are expecting such shortages to occur very soon,” the Amsterdam-based regulator said in a statement.

Europe is the continent most heavily affected by the disease with more than 50,000 deaths so far, and the strain is showing on hospitals dealing with a wave of patients suffering from coronavirus.

Nine major European hospitals launched an appeal for help at the end of March, asking for international cooperation to guarantee a steady supply of medicines for the disease. They warned in particular of a shortage of vital drugs for the resuscitation of patients including muscle relaxants, sedatives and painkillers, which are being used up rapidly with “insufficient or non-existent” restocking because of the pandemic.

The situation led the EMA to take urgent measures under which each pharmaceutical company must report directly to the agency to speed up communications between the industry and the EU on shortages. The EMA said an existing committee on medicine shortages caused by major events, which includes the European Commission and relevant authorities in each EU country, would also look at how to guarantee supplies.

– ‘Unheard of’ demand –
In France, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe admitted there was “very strong tensions” over certain medicines needed in resuscitation and intensive care units because of an “unheard of” demand. The same is true in Spain where the national regulator said there were “one-off tensions” over the supply of certain medicines used in intensive care, especially sedatives for intubation.

To deal with the problems health agencies have in some cases allowed medicines to be used outside their normal usage, for example, veterinary medicines which use the same active substance as drugs for humans.

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Rapper Snow Billy Claims Legendary DJ Kay Slay Died Of AIDS

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DJ Kay Slay Allegedly Died Of AIDS

A former friend of DJ Kay Slay is spreading a very disturbing rumor about him – saying that he knows what truly killed the legendary NYC DJ. This former friend is telling people on Clubhouse that Kay Slay “died of AIDS.”

Snow Billy, is a former friend of Kay Slay and NYC rapper who once managed Tekashi 6ix9ine. He went on Clubhouse yesterday and told his listeners, “DJ/rapper Kay Slay had full blown AIDS.”

Officially, Kay Slay’s family released a statement at the time of his death – saying that the legendary DJ passed away after a long bout of Covid-19. The family did not reveal any other comorbidity that may have contributed to his death.

We are not able to confirm the veracity of Snow Billy’s statements – and it doesn’t appear that he has any evidence to back up his claims either.

But even without any evidence, Snow Billy’s ‘AIDS’ rumor is spreading like wildfire all over social media.

Listen to the hundreds of people on Clubhouse discussing the rumor that Snow Billy started. We’re not posting the audio here, because it contains a lot of bad language, and many questionable assertions.

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Texas Man Punched In The Face After Telling Child To Be Quiet At A Restaurant

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According to reports gathered A Texas man was punched in the face by a parent after he reportedly told their child to “be quiet” at a taco restaurant.

The Brownsville Police Department is currently searching for a man who punched the reported victim on Easter Sunday at the Taco de Marcelos restaurant.

In a statement, police said: “the male subject got up from the table and started assaulting another customer. The male subject then exited the location and left the area.”

“The only other detail we can release is that the victim told the suspect’s child to be quiet because they were trying to eat. And the subject got mad and went over there and started punching the victim.”

The suspect is reportedly still on the loose and no one has come forward with his identity

Investigator Martin Sandoval said the victim had “a couple of bruises” but appeared to be fine despite the unexpected attack. In a video clip provided by police, the suspect appears to be a white male wearing a red T-shirt, black shorts, and sneakers.

However, the public has not reached out to the police about the suspect’s identity.

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DaBaby “Shot Home Intruder in the Leg” at North Carolina Estate

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According to reports circulating the internet, there was a shooting at DaBaby’s estate in North Carolina earlier today and DaBaby was home when the incident happened.

Around 7:45 p.m. on April 14th, Troutman Police officers went to the home on Stillwater Road after receiving a call about a shooting at the rapper’s estate. When officers arrived, they found a person with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening to their “lower extremities,” Troutman Police Chief Josh Watson told The Charlotte Observer.

DaBaby was inside the home at the time of the shooting, Watson said, adding that the person was shot on the football field outside of the home. The identity of the injured person was not revealed.

TMZ now reports citing law enforcement sources that DaBaby was the one who shot the intruder. The rapper reportedly exchanged words with the person and soon after shot him in the leg. DaBaby then called 911 and has been cooperative with cops.

WSOC TV reports that someone called 911 and told the dispatcher, “I shot him in his leg.”

“OK. And why did you do that?” the dispatcher asked.

“He’s trespassing on my property,” the man told the dispatcher. “(Inaudible) about my name. I don’t know what he’s here for. What he’s here to take. What he’s here to do. He’s neutralized until you guys get here.”

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