Gender and COVID-19 Advocacy brief, WHO

Highlights the importance of gender analysis and gender-responsive public health policies and measures to curb the epidemic
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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In addition to comparisons with Spanish Flu in 1918-19, there are other episodes in the 20th century from which lessons have been learned
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
AbstractA pandemic due to novel coronavirus arose in mid-December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and in 3  months’ time swept the world. The disease has been referred to as COVID-19, and the causative agent has been labelled SARS-CoV-2 due to its genetic similarities to the virus (SARS-CoV-1) responsible for the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic nearly 20 years earlier. The spike pro teins of both viruses dictate tissue tropism using the angiotensin-converting enzyme type 2 (ACE-2) receptor to bind to cells. The ACE-2 receptor can be found in nervous system tissue and endothelial cells among the tiss...
Source: Journal of NeuroVirology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
... At the end of the fourth week of the COVID-19 epidemic in Croatia, a total of 206 cases had been confirmed, with 49 newly diagnosed on 21 March 2020. When we thought that nothing worse could happen, on 22 March 2020, the citizens of Zagreb, the capital...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 30 April 2020Source: Journal of Visceral SurgeryAuthor(s): G. Baud, L. Brunaud, J.-C. Lifante, C. Tresallet, F. Sebag, J.-P. Bizard, M. Mathonnet, F. Menegaux, R. Caiazzo, E. Mirallié, F. Pattou, AFCE COVID Study Group
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2020Source: Neurología (English Edition)Author(s): V. Hernando-Requejo, N. Huertas-González, J. Lapeña-Motilva, G. Ogando-Durán
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2020Source: Neurología (English Edition)Author(s): R. López-Blanco, R. Cazorla-Garcia, N. Barbero-Bordallo, J. Fernández-Ferro
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2020Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Andrea Giacomelli, Anna Lisa Ridolfo, Laura Milazzo, Letizia Oreni, Dario Bernacchia, Matteo Siano, Cecilia Bonazzetti, Alice Covizzi, Marco Schiuma, Matteo Passerini, Marco Piscaglia, Massimo Coen, Guido Gubertini, Giuliano Rizzardini, Chiara Cogliati, Anna Maria Brambilla, Riccardo Colombo, Antonio Castelli, Roberto Rech, Agostino Riva
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Public health experts can’t say it enough: If the U.S. is going to beat COVID-19, the country needs to ramp up testing. But there’s no single blueprint for cities and states to follow as they respond to that call. Some, like Los Angeles, are going big. In late April, L.A. became the first major city to offer free testing to any resident. Others, like San Francisco, are doing things in a more progressive style, with goals that are just as ambitious. The latter is strategizing from a place of strength. Thanks to some of the nation’s earliest stay-at-home orders, San Francisco has, so far, flattened the curv...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Italy recorded 130 new deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic on Friday against 156 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new cases rose marginally to 652 from 642 on Thursday.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Under-20s appear 56% less likely to contract Covid-19, preliminary evidence suggestsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChildren are about half as likely as adults to become infected with coronavirus, according to scientists who reviewed data gathered by contact tracing and population screening studies around the world.The study, which will feed into the debate on when to open schools, found that children and young adults under the age of 20 appear 56% less likely to contract the virus than the over-20s, a finding that supports the idea that children are unlikely to play a major role in spread...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Health Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Microbiology Science Society World news Epidemics Children Source Type: news
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