Deep inside the pandemic, from inactivity to action: let ’s be ready
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that arose in China in December 2019 resulted in an epidemic that quickly expanded with particular intensity in the United States and European countries, particularly Italy and Spain, devastating the foundations of our nations in one of the most significant public health threats of our time. Sadly, this disease has spread globally, and from March 12 on, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology made similarly cautious recommendations on managing patients who were undergoing infertility therapy or desiring pregnancy, but without clear evidence of any negative effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on pregnancy according to the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html/).
Publication date: Available online 5 July 2020Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Elisabet Rodríguez-Tárrega, Ana M. Monzo, Ramiro Quiroga, Patrocinio Polo-Sánchez, Pedro Fernández-Colom, Mercedes Monterde-Estrada, Edurne Novella-Maestre, Antonio Pellicer
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Publication date: Available online 5 July 2020Source: The Journal of the Economics of AgeingAuthor(s): Xuehui Han, Yuan Cheng
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CONCLUSIONS Our findings comply with some basic premises: the increasing trend over time, as the epidemic curve in the state is still on the rise; and the higher prevalence among both the youngest, for moving around more than older age groups, and the less educated, for encountering more difficulties in following social distancing recommendations. Despite the study limitations, we may infer that Rio de Janeiro is far from reaching the required levels of herd immunity against SARS-CoV-2.
Conclusion: Covid-19 mobile applications were available in countries on five continents, in the main languages of communication and free of charge; however, with limited accessibility for people with disabilities.RESUMEN Objetivo: describir aplicaciones m óviles sobre Covid-19 disponibles para descargar en teléfonos inteligentes. Método: estudio transversal realizado con 52 aplicaciones móviles sobre Covid-19 obtenidas en las tiendas virtuales para teléfonos inteligentes con sistemas operativos Android e iOS. Se emplearon la Prueba Exacta de F isher y el coeficiente V de Cramér. Re...