Why Peak Viral Load makes temperature screening alone insufficient for COVID-19

By TONY ESTRELLA And how South Korea and Taiwan’s approach to diagnosis and tracking is leading to positive results By now, the sight of people wearing surgical masks, flinching at the sights and sounds of someone coughing or sneezing, governments restricting large gatherings, and sports leagues suspending or cancelling matches is familiar across the world. Even though this newest coronavirus we now call COVID-19 is not the deadliest disease as measured by daily deaths, the concern over the outbreak is forcing urgent actions. Daily deaths from COVID-19 compared to other diseases. Source: informationisbeautiful One of the core concerns is limiting how quickly the virus can spread. Having too many people require urgent care can overwhelm healthcare systems. This anxiety has led to a call to ‘flatten the curve’ to avoid this challenge. The approach to implement protective measures includes a mix of policy decisions, use of technology, proven clinical tools, and rapid responses to conditions that are rapidly changing. If you ask any entrepreneur or innovator, the key to achieving successful solutions is to understand ‘what problem are you trying to solve?’. In this COVID-19 pandemic, three pain points stand out requiring wide-scale attention: 1. How to identify COVID-19 positive carriers within a large group of people? 2. How to manage the health of people either in a home quarantine or in a hospital setting? 3. How...
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We read with great interest the article by Lin et  al1 reporting the association of incidental fractures in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). We appreciate the authors who collected data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database and conducted a great cohort study. Nevertheless, we highlight some key points.
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This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Mariana Rodriguez-Hakim, Linard R äz, Jan Vermant Some contagious diseases, such as COVID-19, spread through the transmission of aerosols and droplets. Aerosol and droplet formation occurs inside and outside of the respiratory tract, the latter being observed... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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 Launca Medical is thrilled to announce its official US debut at this year's Chicago midwinter meeting Feb 24-26thThe primary Launca 20x20 booth will be in Chicago's McCormick Place West building Booth #5034,as well we have a booth in the LMT Lab Day meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Our entire North American executive team will be on hand for this meeting and looking for new dealer and lab partnerships to work together in 2022! Launca Medical Device Technology Co., Ltd. (Launca) is a leading provider of innovative scanning solutions in digital dentistry. Established in 2013 by Dr. Jian Lu...
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Development and mechanics offer a framework for engineering artificial organs More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=304303&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item.
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Abbott Laboratories has distributed more than 1.4 billion Covid-19 tests globally since the start of the pandemic, including around 300 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. Its global Covid-19 testing-related sales were $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter and $7.7 billion for the full year in 2021.
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A deep molecular dive into COVID-19 patients found that the presence of autoantibodies in peripheral blood at initial diagnosis was the chief of four risk factors predicting if a patient would experience long COVID.Medscape Medical News
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NIH-sponsored study assessed dose in adults fully vaccinated with any EUA or approved COVID-19 vaccine
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ConclusionEmphysematous changes and lower levels of plasma irisin were associated with CLAD, especially in patients with BOS, after bilateral LDLLT.
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