Gottlieb expects COVID deaths to rise again amid "major epidemics" across the South

The former FDA commissioner says the virus is "likely to seep into more vulnerable communities" in states that are seeing renewed outbreaks.
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President of science body issues call amid evidence coverings protect wearer as well as othersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRefusing to wear a mask in public during the Covid-19 epidemic should become as socially unacceptable as drink-driving or not wearing a seatbelt, the president of the Royal Society has said.He spoke as new research emerges suggesting the UK ’s uptake of the practice is way behind that of other countries and that face coverings can protect the wearer as well as people around them.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases UK news Science Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of reviewWithin the last two decades several members of the Coronaviridae family namely Severe Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) have demonstrated epidemic potential. In late, 2019 an unnamed genetic relative, later named SARS-CoV-2 realized its potential in the highly populous neighborhoods of Wuhan, China. Unchecked, the virus rapidly spread among interconnected communities and related households before containment measures could be in acted. “Appropriate” diagnostic testing in response to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak should be urgently considered. This...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Toxicology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Ongoing destruction of nature will result in stream of animal diseases jumping to humans, says reportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is treating the health and economic symptoms of the coronavirus pandemic but not the environmental cause, according to the authors of aUN report. As a result, a steady stream of diseases can be expected to jump from animals to humans in coming years, they say.The number of such“zoonotic” epidemics is rising, from Ebola to Sars to West Nile virus and Rift Valley fever, with the root cause being the destruction of nature by humans and the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Environment Wildlife Infectious diseases Farming Medical research Science World news United Nations Health Sars Meat industry Farm animals Source Type: news
by Elisa Beninc à, Thomas Hagenaars, Gert Jan Boender, Jan van de Kassteele, Michiel van Boven Transmission of infectious diseases between immobile hosts (e.g., plants, farms) is strongly dependent on the spatial distribution of hosts and the distance-dependent probability of transmission. As the interplay between these factors is poorly understood, we use spatial process and transmission m odelling to investigate how epidemic size is shaped by host clustering and spatial range of transmission. We find that for a given degree of clustering and individual-level infectivity, the probability that an epidemic occurs af...
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ConclusionsThe quarantine measures adopted by the Chinese government since January 23, 2020 were necessary and effective. Postponing the relaxation of isolation, early diagnosis, patient isolation, broad close-contact tracing, and strict monitoring of infected persons could effectively control the COVID-19 epidemic. April 1, 2020 would be a reasonable date to lift quarantine in Hubei and Wuhan.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Hwang For a long time, various epidemics, such as lower respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases, have caused serious social losses and costs. Various methods for analyzing infectious disease occurrences have been proposed for effective prevention and proactive response to reduce such losses and costs. However, the results of the occurrence analyses were limited because numerous factors affect the outbreak of infectious diseases and there are complex interactions between these factors. To alleviate this limitation, we propose a cluster-based analysis scheme of infectious disease occurrences that can discover commo...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
A recent report in the present journal focused on the decreased incidence of tuberculosis during the COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan.1 A declining trend in influenza following the COVID-19 outbreak has already been indicated in Brazil, Singapore and Japan.2 –4 According to the Infectious Diseases Weekly Report Japan,5 besides influenza, the incidences of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia, respiratory syncytial virus infection, infectious gastroenteritis, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and other droplet or contact transmission diseases are also markedly lower than those in the same periods in previous years.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Exposure to major public health events such as covid ‑19 infectious epidemic in any country can be followed by challenges such as epidemiological features, rapidtransmission patterns, and insufficient readiness of health authorities to cope with the outbreak among community.
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Covid-related facts and definitions are confusing, and as lockdown is eased, clarity is more important than everCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWe ’re finally over the first peak of the epidemic, but the numbers relating to the virus keep on spreading. Sometimes, however, things get lost in translation from the spreadsheet to the article, broadcast or tweet.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Office for National Statistics UK news Medical research Source Type: news
This report provides insight into the association between diabetes and COVID-19, proper management of diabetes in patients with COVID-19 and an official suggestion by the Korean Diabetes Association for managing the COVID-19 outbreak. PMID: 32613777 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
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