South Africa: Reliving the Pandemic - Five New 'Vi-Fi' Novels Inspired By Covid-19
[Daily Maverick] These titles, with themes such as isolation and addiction, introduce readers to a new Covid generation of authors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Coronavirus Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Source Type: news

Forced to eat bat feces, chimps could spread deadly viruses to humans
On a sunny day 7 years ago in the Budongo Forest Reserve in Uganda, researchers were startled to observe chimpanzees scoop dry bat feces from under a hollow tree and devour it. In 60 years of observations at Budongo, no one had ever seen such a thing, recalls veterinary epidemiologist Tony Goldberg of the University of Wisconsin—Madison. “Aside from the ick factor, we all had the exact same thought,” he says. “They must be exposed to horrible bat-borne viruses.” That suspicion proved correct. Though the bat feces is rich in nutrients, it contains dozens of previously unknown viruses , Goldberg and...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 22, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Domestic violence against women during COVID-19 pandemic and its associated factors among Bench Sheko zone, southwest Ethiopia - Mesafint G, Shifera N, Sayih A.
PURPOSE Domestic violence is an intimate relationship that causes physical, sexual or mental suffering. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had a ruinous effect globally, particularly in increasing the rate of domestic violence. Thus, this study aims to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on motorcycle crashes in Taiwan - Siu WHS, Peng WS, Chen WM, See LC.
This study examines the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 restrictions on motorcycle crashes. We analyzed the tre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Takeaways from AP report on how the search for the coronavirus origins turned toxic
The Chinese government froze meaningful efforts to trace the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, despite publicly declaring that it supported an open scientific inquiry, an Associated Press investigation has found (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Toxic: How the search for the origins of COVID-19 turned politically poisonous
China froze meaningful efforts to trace the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Meet the doctor who spends 'half an hour a day' writing sicknotes for workshy Brits: GP reveals he's noticed 'significant rise' in number of people being signed off work
Dr John Harvard revealed there had been a 'significant rise' in the number of people being signed off work, which has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of COVID Virus Mutations Arose in Man With Longest Known Case
FRIDAY, April 19, 2024 -- An immune-compromised man with a year-and-a-half-long COVID infection served as a breeding ground for dozens of coronavirus mutations, a new study discovered.Worse, several of the mutations were in the COVID spike protein,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID Patient ’s Infection Lasts Record 613 Days—and Accumulated Over 50 Mutations
A Covid-19 patient with a weakened immune system incubated a highly mutated novel strain over 613 days before succumbing to an underlying illness, researchers in the Netherlands found. The patient, a 72-year-old man with a blood disorder, failed to mount a strong immune response to multiple Covid shots before catching the omicron variant in February 2022. Detailed analysis of specimens collected from more than two dozen nose and throat swabs found the coronavirus developed resistance to sotrovimab, a Covid antibody treatment, within a few weeks, scientists at the University of Amsterdam’s Centre for Expe...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk overnight wire Source Type: news

W.H.O. Broadens Definition of Airborne Diseases
After a drawn-out global controversy over the coronavirus, the W.H.O. has updated its classification of how pathogens spread through the air. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) International Relations Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Protective Clothing and Gear World Health Organization your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Today's'Wordle' #1,034 hints and answer for Thursday, April 18 puzzle
Some days Wordle is harder to figure out than others, so if you're struggling with today's puzzle, Newsweek is here to provide some assistance. The game was invented by Josh Wardle, a New York-based software engineer, during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020. He decided to release Wordle to the…#joshwardle #wordle #wardle #spellingbee #facet (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utilization of the disaster medical assistance team (DMAT) in an inner-city emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic - Mangano J, Middleton B, Wojcik S.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) in an inner-city emergency department during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. METHODS: Data were abstracted from individual emergency department encounters... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Global economy is growing but may be headed for trouble, IMF says
Two wars, higher interest rates and the lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic have done little to slow the global economy, but that may be about to change, according to the International Monetary Fund. The fund’s new forecast calls for global growth of 3.2 percent this year and next,…#worldeconomicoutlook #imf #worldbank #ukraine (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Takeaways From a Year of Medicaid Upheaval
In the year after a pandemic-era policy preserving Medicaid coverage lapsed, more than 20 million people were dropped from the program at some point. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 16, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Noah Weiland Tags: Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Children and Childhood State Children ' s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Using self-organising maps to predict and contain natural disasters and pandemics - Moodley R, Chiclana F, Caraffini F, Gongora M.
The unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the global need for robust predictive and containment tools and strategies. COVID-19 continues to cause widespread economic and social turmoil, and while the current focus is on both minimising ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news