Countries should use pooled testing at start of future pandemics, experts say

Scientists at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois found that pooled testing helped them to cut Covid cases by 60 per cent. The UK was slow to launch pooled testing.
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"Our nation's safety net is fragile, outdated, and out of reach for millions of eligible kids and caregivers," said an author of a new report.Medscape Medical News
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 15, 2021 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) unanimously voted 19-0 to recommend Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a booster dose of the Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged 18 and older at least two months following initial vaccination with the single-shot vaccine. The vote was based on findings from two Company clinical trials, including the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE 2 study, which evaluated a booster dose of the Johnson &J...
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Birmingham's new VA director has experience in the veterans system nationwide and will bring experience to his new role.
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[Nyasa Times] The Government of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPEs) to help the Malawi Government in the management and containment of Covid-19 pandemic.
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David J. BierThis is an update ona  post from August 2021.The State Department remains a  major barrier to reopening the United States to legal travel and immigration. As of mid‐​October, 60 percent of consulates remained fully or partially closed to anything other than emergency nonimmigrant visa appointments, and 40 percent are completely closed to non ‐​emergency nonimmigrant visa appointments, according to the State Department’s website. Nonimmigrant visas are used by temporary foreign workers, students, business travelers, tourists, and others.Worse still, the State Department has essentia...
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Ensuring the safety of healthcare workers is vital to overcome the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We here present an analysis of the social interactions between the healthcare workers at hospitals and nursing homes. Using data from an automated hand hygiene system, we inferred social interactions between healthcare workers to identify transmission paths of infection in hospitals and nursing homes. A majority of social interactions occurred in medication rooms and kitchens emphasising that health-care workers should be especially aware of following the infection prevention guidelines in these places. Using epidemiology simulati...
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In conclusion, the rate of cutaneous adverse events related to PPE use is high. A longer duration of PPE wearing was the most common risk factor. Using hydrocolloid could prevent from skin injuries related to mask use.
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Conclusions: The data suggest that proactive hand hygiene promotion interventions, i.e. regardless of the identification of infected cases, can improve health outcomes upon implementation of such a program, in contrast to reactive interventions in which the program is implemented after (household) index cases are identified.
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Aim: To assess the prevalence of burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion satisfaction and explore their impacts on self-reported hand hygiene among medical aid teams in the COVID-19 period in Wuhan, China; Design: Cross-sectional study.; Method: A total of 1,734 healthcare workers from 17 medical aid teams were surveyed. The survey included burnout, secondary traumatic stress and compassion satisfaction measured by the professional quality of life scale and self-reported hand hygiene. Data were collected between 5-7 March 2020. Multiple regression analyses were performed; Results: Burnout and secondary trauma s...
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Ohio ranks among the least safe states during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study. The Buckeye State ranks No. 47 in personal finance website Wallethub’s report “Safest States During Covid-19," which was released Oct. 14. Researchers compared the 50 states and District of Columbia across five key metrics (based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13). Here is how Ohio f ared in each category: Vaccination rate: No. 42 Positive testing rate: No. 43 Hospitalization rate: No. 44 Death…
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