REVEALED: FOUR FLU DEATH VICTIMS HAD BEEN GIVEN VACCINE

first_imgFOUR residents who died at a nursing home had been vaccinated against the flu, the Health Service Executive has confirmed.And five members of staff at Nazareth House in Fahan had also contracted the Influenza A (H3) strain, said the HSE.We can also reveal that an investigation was only launched after a GP visiting the home on Sunday decided to contact the HSE. In response to news that four of the six people who have died had been given the ‘flu vaccine’ the HSE admitted it didn’t always work, especially for elderly people, even though the latest vaccine was developed to tackle the strain that killed them.Dr Darina O’Flanagan, director of the HSE’s national Health Protection Surveillance Centre, admitted that the vaccine was “not a perfect fit” for the strain in the northern hemisphere.She also said the elderly people who had died were in their 80s and 90s, and vaccines were not always as effective in that age group as they often had weakened immune systems.The first death at the home occurred on March 22, the latest just two days ago. We understand that healthy residents at the home were not separated from infected patients – there were at least 11 other cases – until after the GP called in the HSE.Dr Peter Wright, director of public health with the HSE North West said: “Nursing homes are obliged to report outbreaks of infectious disease, but it is a question of how you define an outbreak and that is down to the medical officer.”In the Fahan case he admitted that it would have been better “had we been told sooner.”An inquiry is under way into how one elderly resident was admitted to the home after four deaths had occurred.There was also a “serious concern” that some of those who had died reposed at the home to allow members of the public to visit. It’s understood that of the 11 residents who have the flu currently, three are seriously ill.Four members of staff who had the flu have recovered, whilst a fifth is still sick.TD Joe McHugh says the families of those who died deserved answers.“I think they are owed an explanation as to why their loved ones died and I would welcome a report into these deaths. “I think it is the least that can be done. There are plenty of questions still and they need to be answered,” he told donegaldaily.com.In a statement the Sisters of Nazareth who run the Fahan home offered their condolences to the families of those who had died.A spokesperson added: “This is an extremely upsetting time for the families of the deceased and we continue to provide the residents at Nazareth nursing home with the highest standard of care.”Father Paddy O’Kane, based in Derry, visited his 93-year-old father Dominic yesterday at the home which he said offered great care to residents.He found out about the flu outbreak via the news and had gone to anoint his father because of family concerns.He said he was ‘naturally concerned’ at what had happened in recent days adding that the care there “is very good but this has hit everybody unexpectedly.”Local county councillor John Ryan confirmed his father Michael is currently a patient at Nazareth House and said he had no concerns about his father’s welfare.He said he had been assured by Deputy McHugh and Dr James Reilly that all procedures are being followed properly.REVEALED: FOUR FLU DEATH VICTIMS HAD BEEN GIVEN VACCINE was last modified: April 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:REVEALED: FOUR FLU DEATH VICTIMS HAD BEEN GIVEN VACCINElast_img read more

PM Modi to host lunch for Prince William, Kate

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi will host lunch on April 12 for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are arriving on their first visit to India on Sunday.Announcing the visit of Prince William and Kate Middleton, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the royal couple will land in Mumbai on April 10.”We look forward to welcoming the Duke and Duchess on their first visit to India,” he said, while asserting that engagement with the British royal family was an “integral component” of India-UK relations.The Prime Minister will host the lunch for the royal couple here, he added.According to the British High Commission, the Duke and Duchess will be given a starry reception on their arrival in Mumbai which will be attended by actors including Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Rishi Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.”The British High Commission in partnership with the British Asian Trust and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, will host a glittering charity reception and dinner on Sunday 10 April for over 200 people from India’s top film, sport and business figures,” a release from the British High Commission said.last_img read more

PowerShell 7 announced crossplatform new lifecycle Windows changes

first_imgPowerShell 7 announced: cross-platform, new lifecycle, Windows changes by Martin Brinkmann on April 07, 2019 in Software, Windows – Last Update: April 07, 2019 – 11 commentsMicrosoft announced the next version of PowerShell Core this week. The next version will be PowerShell 7 and not PowerShell Core 6.3 as many expected. It signals a significant change in the development of PowerShell as Microsoft makes another important step in replacing the trusted PowerShell 5.1 on Windows with PowerShell Core.Tip: Check out our PowerShell vs. PowerShell Core comparison to find out how the two differ from one another.PowerShell Core usage increased significantly in the past two years especially on Linux platforms. Windows usage has stagnated on the other hand for the most part. Microsoft explains the lack of progress on the Windows platform with the existence of PowerShell 5.1 which offers functionality that PowerShell Core does not support.Organizations and users on Windows rely on functions that PowerShell Core does not support, and that is the main reason why usage on Windows stagnates while it lifted off on Linux.Microsoft devised a plan to change that, and PowerShell 7 is the key to the plan’s success. PowerShell 7 is based on .NET Core 3.0 which means that compatibility with Windows PowerShell modules increases to over 90%.PowerShell 7 will ship with Windows eventually; first, as a side-by-side feature with Windows PowerShell 5.1 so that users and administrators may use both versions of PowerShell on the same machine.Microsoft expects the release to become available around May 2019. It depends on the general availability of .NET Core 3.0 and will be released shortly after the release of .NET Core 3.0.Since PowerShell 7 is aligned with the .NET Core timeline, we expect the generally available (GA) release to be some time after the GA of .NET Core 3.0.PowerShell 7 will move from a Microsoft Modern Lifecycle Policy to one that is more aligned with the .NET Core support lifecycle policy. One of the major improvements that comes out of the change is that PowerShell 7 will feature Long Term Service and non-Long Term Service releases.Microsoft did not reveal how it plans to distribute PowerShell 7 on Windows. The most likely explanation is that it will be added as an optional feature first that needs to be installed separately to become available.Plans to replace PowerShell 5.1 with future versions of PowerShell (Core) were not revealed but it seems likely that Microsoft will make a switch eventually to distribute PowerShell (Core) with Windows and make PowerShell 5.1 an optional component.Now You: do you use PowerShell?SummaryArticle NamePowerShell 7 announced: cross-platform, new lifecycle, Windows changesDescriptionMicrosoft announced the next version of PowerShell Core this week. The next version will be PowerShell 7 and not PowerShell Core 6.3 as many expected. Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more