Preventable Pain: COVID Surge, Anti-Vax Sentiments Compound Physicians & amp;#39; Turmoil on the Job

Tex Med. 2021 Nov 1;117(11):16-21.ABSTRACTPushback from patients on medical advice and course of treatment is nothing new. But physicians say the degree of it - a lack of trust in science, medicine, and expertise - has never been as pronounced as it is now, in the era of the highly contagious delta variant, widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines, and millions of people who simply refuse to avail themselves of them. And it's piling onto the already-existing assaults on physician mental well-being - now increasingly framed as physician "moral injury."PMID:34855963
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ConclusionsIn the absence of other causes, the diagnosis of TM was made with evidence of a possible temporal association with ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine. It is important to emphasize that it is a temporal association only and the benefits of vaccination continue to outweigh the risk of TM.
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(Washington D.C.) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the government will double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans, along with the most protective N95 masks, as he highlighted his efforts to “surge” resources to help the country weather the spike in coronavirus cases. Biden also announced that starting next week 1,000 military medical personnel will begin deploying across the country to help overwhelmed medical facilities ease staff shortages due to the highly transmissible omicron variant. Many facilities are struggling because their workers are ...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients’ fears of getting infected in health care settings pushed many to use telehealth from the comfort of their own homes. That has come with some upsides. As telehealth has become more common, many providers and patients alike have appreciated the ease and convenience of doctors’ appointments from home, and it’s helped patients who have struggled to get access to healthcare—either because they live far from their provider, or due to a health condition that makes mobility difficult. But remote appointments have made certain kinds of care and monitoring more difficul...
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The list of symptoms associated with COVID-19 is long, spanning everything from lost taste and smell to skin conditions. But since the pandemic began, health authorities have emphasized a few hallmark signs, namely coughing and fever. As people the world over are finding, though, cases related to the Omicron variant don’t always produce those symptoms. During the Omicron wave, many people are reporting symptoms more in line with a common cold, with some puzzling additions—like lower back pain. There’s still a lot to be learned, but here’s what we know so far about the symptoms of Omicron. [time-brig...
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J Emerg Med. 2021 Oct 23:S0736-4679(21)00745-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2021.10.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Acute pericarditis is a diffuse inflammation of the pericardial sac with many well-defined etiologies. Acute pericarditis as a vaccine-related adverse event is a rare entity, and the association between pericarditis and the immunogenic response to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines is still being fully characterized.CASE REPORT: A previously healthy 18-year-old man presented with fever, pleuritic chest pain, and shortness of breath 3 weeks after receiving the first dose of a COVID-19 mRNA...
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Children are commonly scared about needles and pain related to vaccines injection. Vaccine sessions offer different distraction techniques as non-pharmacological interventions to reduce pain and fear in children, including Virtual reality and clown shows (Althumairi et al., 2021). However, children of today are also exposed to all the misleading information around vaccination against COVID-19 due to infodemia, causing confusion, additional stress, and possible vaccination refusal (World Health Organization, 2021).
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 6, 2022 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced new results from the largest study to date on the durability of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States (U.S.), showing that a single shot of the Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine resulted in long-lasting protection for up to six months against COVID-19 breakthrough infections, hospitalizations, and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions. The study was sponsored by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson and conducted in partnership with the Department of Science-Aetion, Inc, and the Division of...
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Young children who get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine often have mild side effects, but serious reactions are rare, according to a recent government analysis on vaccine safety in children ages 5 to 11. The data come from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a large vaccine safety surveillance system maintained by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and v-safe, the CDC’s smartphone-based reporting system specifically for COVID-19 vaccine reactions. “After over 8 million COVID-19 vaccinations in this age group, we found t...
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., December 30, 2021 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced new preliminary results from the South African Phase 3b Sisonke study which showed that a homologous (same vaccine) booster shot of the Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine (Ad26.COV2.S) demonstrated 85 percent effectiveness against COVID-19-related hospitalization. The study, conducted by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), showed that the Johnson &Johnson booster reduced the risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 among healthcare workers in South Africa after Omicron became the dominant varian...
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