Rural Americans Share Personal Stories to Inspire Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines in Local Communities and Nationwide

Describes collaboration between the Ad Council, COVID Collaborative, and rural organizations including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Cooperative Extension System, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, and the National Association of Community Health Centers to develop a series of public service announcements that highlight rural voices and stories involving COVID-19 in order to increase public confidence in vaccination. Discusses the importance of local perspectives to building community trust, as well as the impacts of the pandemic in rural areas.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Two-way messaging and standardized documentation increased rates. Declinations persisted despite education. Reasons included fear of side effects, and rarely leaving home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nursing interventions can increase influenza vaccination quality measures for primary care home telehealth patients.
Source: Journal of Nursing Care Quality - Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research
AbstractMore than 12 months have passed since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus, to be a pandemic on 11 March 2020. The entire world scientific community agrees that at this time vaccine is the most promising weapon to combat the infection and the severity of the disease. According to the document “Draft landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines” by WHO, 272 vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 virus are in development, although only four of these, produced by Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer, Inc. and BioNTech), Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Janssen companie...
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
The Biden administration has called on major companies to help fight the pandemic. Big chains want to get past the holiday staffing crunch first.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Shopping and Retail Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization National Retail Federation Macy ' s Inc Biden, Joseph R Jr Appelbaum, Stuart H Gennette, Jeffrey Source Type: news
GP practices in England received just £165.19 per patient on average in 2020/21 - including contract funding, PCN payments, pandemic support and COVID-19 vaccination payments, official data show.
Source: GP Online News - Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news
Conclusions: Our results highlight the necessity of scientific and patient organizations in taking joint action to increase awareness on health-related issues during the pandemic and to provide accurate and up-to-date guidance for PwMS. Online information and communications technology (ICT) tools for polling public belief and behavior may prove valuable as means of retaining active routes of communication between stakeholders.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Irrespective of the assumption of potential vaccinations risks, willingness to undergo vaccination was high in employees of respiratory clinics in Germany.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical problems Source Type: research
This article will review the impact that the pandemic has had on oncology clinical trials. It will assess the effect of the COVID-19 situation on the initial presentation and investigation of patients with suspected cancer. It will also review the impact of the pandemic on the subsequent management of cancer patients, and how clinical trial approval, recruitment, and conduct were affected during the pandemic. An intriguing aspect of the pandemic is that clinical trials investigating treatments for COVID-19 and vaccinations against the causative virus, SARS-CoV-2, have been approved and conducted at an unprecedented speed. ...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusion: Pandemic of coronavirus infection has influence of very high vaccination rate among all COPD patients.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: BCG reduces rate and severity of COVID-19 infection.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical problems Source Type: research
Conclusion: The STARSCAPE program was initiated, despite the challenges of a pandemic, as there remains a substantial unmet need for IPF patients who require better treatment options for their progressive condition.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias Source Type: research
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