Doomsday Scene: COVID-19, Flu, Measles, & Winter. Here's Our Plan Doomsday Scene: COVID-19, Flu, Measles, & Winter. Here's Our Plan
This winter may bring a surge in other illnesses besides COVID-19. A bioethicist tells how we should hope for the best but plan for the worst.Medscape Business of Medicine
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Oct 15;70(41):1435-1440. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7041a1.ABSTRACTImmunization is a safe and cost-effective means of preventing illness in young children and interrupting disease transmission within the community.* The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends vaccination of children against 14 diseases during the first 24 months of life (1). CDC uses National Immunization Survey-Child (NIS-Child) data to monitor routine coverage with ACIP-recommended vaccines in the United States at the national, regional, state, territorial, and selected local levels.† CDC assessed v...
When I was a medical student in Pakistan, I lamented the condition of its public health system, symbolized by its inability to eradicate polio or measles despite successes in other countries (1). Admittedly, at that time I had not envisioned a COVID-19 pandemic, nor had I imagined that convincing people for vaccination would be a challenge, especially in the western world (2).
Many parents of younger children in the United States chose not to keep them up to date with routine vaccinations during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study published Thursday JAMA Pediatrics found.
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CONCLUSIONS: We have developed a transparent, evidence-based rigorous framework to defined key research questions to generate evidence towards the design of policies and strategies to increase vaccine coverage. Results were disseminated broadly and submitted to the EC for potential funding in the context of The Horizon Europe Program. The same process will be conducted in 2021 to identify vaccination research priorities regarding all vaccines used in the EU as well as COVID-19 vaccines.PMID:34598823 | DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.09.033
The new set of policies will cover not just the Covid-19 vaccines or long-approved vaccines against diseases like measles and hepatitis B, but also general claims about vaccines, YouTube said.
YouTube is moving to block and remove all content that spreads misinformation about vaccines against COVID-19 and other illnesses, such as measles and chicken pox.
YouTube is moving to block and remove all content that spreads misinformation about vaccines against COVID-19 and other illnesses, such as measles and chickenpox.
One Monday in late February 2020, Lauren Gardner was working frantically. The website she’d been managing around the clock for the last month—which tracked cases of an emerging respiratory disease called COVID-19, and presented the spread in maps and charts—was, all of a sudden, getting inundated with visitors and kept crashing. As Gardner, an associate professor of engineering at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), struggled to get the site online again, an official in the Trump Administration falsely claimed on Twitter that JHU had deliberately censored the information. “Seems like bad timing to sto...
Sphingolipids are essential components of eukaryotic cells. In this review, we want to exemplarily illustrate what is known about the interactions of sphingolipids with various viruses at different steps of their replication cycles. This includes structural interactions during entry at the plasma membrane or endosomal membranes, early interactions leading to sphingolipid-mediated signal transduction, interactions with internal membranes and lipids during replication, and interactions during virus assembly and budding. Targeted interventions in sphingolipid metabolism – as far as they can be tolerated by cells and org...