WHO: Countries complaining about contact tracing are 'lame'

The head of the World Health Organization dismissed complaints from countries complaining that contact tracing is too difficult to implement as a control strategy for the pandemic as “lame.”
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CONCLUSIONS: Augmentation of care with a texting mobile interventionist proved to be feasible, acceptable, safe, and clinically promising. The findings are encouraging given the relative ease of training practitioners to serve as mobile interventionists, the low burden placed on patients and practitioners, and the simplicity of the technology. The technical resources are widely accessible to patients and practitioners, boding well for potential intervention scalability. When pandemics such as COVID-19 block the possibility of in-person patient-provider contact, evidence-based texting interventions can serve a crucial role ...
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
AbstractRespiratory tract infections (RTI) can take a serious course under immunosuppression. Data on the impact of the underlying pathogens are still controversial. Samples from the upper (n = 322) and lower RT (n = 169) were collected from 136 children and 355 adults; 225 among them have been immunocompromised patients. Exclusion criteria were presence of relevant cultivable microorganisms, C-reactive protein>  20 mg/dl, or procalcitonin>  2.0 ng/ml. Samples were tested by PCR for the presence of herpesviruses (HSV-1/-2; VZV; CMV; HHV6; EBV), adenoviruses, bocavir...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Authors: Oladunjoye A, Oladunjoye O PMID: 32634711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: Biosensors and BioelectronicsAuthor(s): Zohreh Sadat Miripour, Ramin Sarrami-Forooshani, Hassan Sanati, Jalil Makarem, Morteza Sanei Taheri, Fatemeh Shojaeian, Aida Hasanzadeh Eskafi, Fereshteh Abbasvandi, Naser Namdar, Hadi Ghafari, Parisa Aghaee, Ashkan Zandi, Mahsa Faramarzpour, Meisam Hoseinyazdi, Mahtab Tayebi, Mohammad Abdolahad
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Jul 10, 2020. . Sponsored by U.S. House of Representatives, Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
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Melbourne goesinto full lockdown after rises in cases; Bolsonarotaking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live8.03pmBSTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged EU countries to show solidarity and overcome divisions to approve a massive coronavirus recovery plan this summer.The leaders of the 27 EU states meet in Brussels next week for a crunch summit aimed at agreeing a 750-billi...
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Authors: Matsui K, Yamamoto K, Inoue Y PMID: 32624521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: Genes &DiseasesAuthor(s): Winglam Chan, Betsy He, Xiong Wang, Ming-Liang He
Source: Genes and Diseases - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
In carefully selected patients who have few comorbidities, outpatient treatment may be appropriate and preferable for brain tumor resection during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News
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[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday announced the diagnosis of a further 28 cases of the respiratory disease Covid-19, pushing the total number of cases diagnosed since the pandemic started to 1,040.
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