Physicians are human and grief is as much a part of the human experience as love

Since the first documented COVID death in the U.S. in February 2020, over 726,000 Americans have died. The number of deaths eclipses the death toll of any other American tragedy, whether war or the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918, and health care providers have been involved with the care of many people who have died.Read more …Physicians are human and grief is as much a part of the human experience as love originally appeared inKevinMD.com.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

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In this study, four pairs of primers, based on the relatively conserved HA nucleotide regions of each H1N1 genetic lineage, were designed to establish an SYBR Green-based real-time quantitative RT-PCR (qPCR) assay to differentiate between the H1N1 genetic lineages. The results of qPCR assay showed that the lineage-specific primers designed for each H1N1 lineage were intra-lineage-specific, without mismatch of inter-lineage or inter-subtype and there appeared specific amplification curves when the concentrations of H1N1 plasmids were greater than or equal to 1.0 × 101 copies/reaction. Thus, this qPCR assay can specifi...
Source: Journal of Virological Methods - Category: Virology Authors: Source Type: research
Editor's note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present day, AJN has unparalleled archives detailing nurses' work and lives over more than a century. These articles not only chronicle nursing's growth as a profession within the context of the events of the day, but also reveal prevailing societal attitudes about women, health care, and human rights. Today's nursing school curricula rarely include nursing's history, but it's a history worth knowing. To this end, From the AJN Archives highlights articles selected to fit today's topics and times. Editor's note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present...
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: From the AJN Archives Source Type: research
In this study, the striking temporal coincidence between the outbreak of the Spanish flu epidemic and the birth of the cohorts characterized by greater fragility towards COVID-19 in 2020 strongly suggests a link between exposure to 1918 H1N1 pandemic influenza and resistance towards 2020 SARS-Cov-2. It can be speculated that the lifetime persistence of cross-reactive immune mechanisms has enabled centenarians exposed to the Spanish flu to overcome the threat of COVID-19 a century later.PMID:34570724 | DOI:10.18632/aging.203577
Source: Aging - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Rev Bras Enferm. 2021 Sep 6;75(1):e20201161. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2020-1161. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: to analyze the health conducts for combating the Spanish flu and its relationship with the COVID-19 pandemic in Rio de Janeiro.METHODS: study from the perspective of microhistory, with analysis of articles published in Revista da Semana on the Spanish flu, having as criteria publications with the term "epidemic" referring to the Spanish flu or influenza in the period of the epidemic outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Federal District.RESULTS: 18 records, organized in three thematic axes: political, 4; socia...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
Here we go again. The United States is now experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19, with very rapidly rising infections. The surge in new daily cases is driven by the Delta variant, which makes up 83% of sequenced samples in the U.S. and which is estimated to be twice as transmissible as the original strain. One of the reasons that Delta spreads more easily is that a person infected with this variant has a viral load 1,000 times higher than someone infected with the original version of SARS-CoV-2. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Hospitalizations and deaths are also rising, though more slowly than cases, reflect...
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H Aymerich, C Bonome, D González-RivasSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2021 15(3):362-367 The emergence of epidemic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in December 2019 in Wuhan, China causing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its rapid expansion around the world, leading to a global pandemic of dimensions not observed at least since the “Spanish influenza” pandemic in 1917-18, has had great consequences at all levels, including social, health and economic spheres. This pandemic situation forces us, as health care workers, to redefine our medical and surgical actions to adapt th...
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 May 27:S0929-6646(21)00237-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.05.022. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe spread of the emerging pathogen, named as SARS-CoV-2, has led to an unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic since 1918 influenza pandemic. This review first sheds light on the similarity on global transmission, surges of pandemics, and the disparity of prevention between two pandemics. Such a brief comparison also provides an insight into the potential sequelae of COVID-19 based on the inference drawn from the fact that a cascade of successive influenza pandemic occurred after 1918 and also the previous experie...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
In 2020, Cochrane ’s editorial response to COVID-19 pandemic brought together collaborations across our global organization to publish reviews addressing stakeholder needs as they emerged. Large, highly organized review teams worked together to produce evidence addressing priorities in treatment, prevention, and di agnostics.  In 2021, Cochrane continues to produce new and updated reviews in response to the pandemic.In this interview with Deputy Editor in Chief Toby Lasserson and   Executive Editor of  Cochrane's Central Editorial Service Helen Wakeford, we ask them about Cochrane ’s editorial ap...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
Econ Hum Biol. 2021 Apr 20;42:101011. doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2021.101011. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTResearch about the economic consequences of past epidemics has mostly focused on the experience of industrialized countries, thus providing little knowledge about the effects of health shocks on developing economies. We fill this gap by studying the impact of the 1918 influenza in Java, with a new dataset on aggregate food production and district-level figures on (i) sugar production, the major export commodity and the predominant source of labour demand; (ii) agricultural and plantation wages, and (iii) annual crude death r...
Source: Economics and Human Biology - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: research
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