New Covid variant triggers urgent moment for Biden health team

There is plenty still unknown about Omicron, but the variant already has the potential to upend the global pandemic response and undo progress that's been made containing Covid-19. #healthteam
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ConclusionA growing body of literature has shown an association between SARS ‐CoV‐2 infection and the development of different types of CNS demyelination. Although causality cannot readily be inferred, this review may suggest a probable causal relationship, through a para-infectious or post-infectious immune-mediated etiology in COVID-19 patients. This relationship needs to be clarified in future research.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionAn AMT assembled during the COVID-19 pandemic showed high competency and effectiveness, and had favourable impact on the main responsible physicians who activated the team.
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsGiven the perceived benefits of regional over general anesthesia, approximately half of the members of three regional anesthesia societies seem to have expanded their use of regional anesthesia techniques during the initial surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This study is a retrospective database review of all telestroke requests at one academic vascular neurology center telestroke network with seven remote sites in the USA between March 15 and April 30, 2020. Data were compared with historical cohort spanning same time frame in 2019 using parametric or nonparametric methods as appropriate. Among telestroke requests, characteristics of age, gender, race/ethnicity, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), primary diagnosis of AIS or transient ischemic attack (TIA), and number of patients receiving intravenous alteplase (IV-rtPA) and endovascular therapy (ET) were rec...
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The number of outpatient visits for mental health and substance use by physicians jumped 27% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, astudy published today inJAMA Network Open has found.“We observed increases in mental health and substance use visits during the COVID-19 pandemic that, consistent with surveys finding high levels of self-reported anxiety, depression, and stress in physicians during the pandemic, may indicate worsening physician mental health,” wrote Daniel T. Myr an, M.D., M.P.H., of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada and colleagues.The researchers analyzed data from the records...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: COVID-19 in-person visits JAMA Network Open mental health pandemic physicians psychiatrists substance use virtual visits Source Type: research
This week, nearly two full years into the on-going pandemic, the Biden Administration told Americans that they would, at long last, be given access to free, rapid COVID-19 tests — a key tool in containing the spread of the virus. The government’s plan was two-fold. First, on Jan. 15, federal agencies implemented new rules requiring private health insurers to cover at-home tests. And second, on Jan. 18, the feds launched a new website to deliver free rapid antigen tests directly to Americans’ homes. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The effort was a major step in the right direction, public heal...
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Canada may have passed the peak of the Omicron wave but the number of people hospitalized because of COVID-19 is now at its highest level since the pandemic began, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said today.
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Welcome to COVID Questions, TIME’s advice column. We’re trying to make living through the pandemic a little easier, with expert-backed answers to your toughest coronavirus-related dilemmas. While we can’t and don’t offer medical advice—those questions should go to your doctor—we hope this column will help you sort through this stressful and confusing time. Got a question? Write to us at covidquestions@time.com. Today, A.B. asks: “I’m fully vaccinated, boosted and have recently recovered from a breakthrough infection. Can I go back to normal now?” There are certain path...
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FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Nearly one in three pregnant women have reported elevated symptoms of mental health distress and a negative impact on health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in the January issue of the...
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Government and business leaders have urged global cooperation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and the economic recovery at the World Economic Forum’s virtual gathering this week
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