COVID Shot Boosts Mucosal Immunity in Previously Infected People
(MedPage Today) -- COVID-19 mRNA vaccines stimulated mucosal immunity in people previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, but generated only a tiny amount of immunity in people who had never been infected, according to a cohort study using data from... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 23, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Had Modest Effect on Early Childhood Development Milestones
MONDAY, April 22, 2024 -- Modest changes were seen in early childhood development milestone achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online April 22 in JAMA Pediatrics.Sara B. Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Johns... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 22, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The pandemic exposed staff shortages at nursing homes. A new White House push aims for a remedy
The White House is aiming to correct the short staffing at nursing homes that was exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Modest Changes in Kids' Developmental Scores Seen From Pandemic
(MedPage Today) -- Young children who lived through the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated modest changes in developmental screening scores, according to a cohort study of more than 50,000 U.S. children. Among kids age 5 and under, there were significant... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 22, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Toxic: How the Search for COVID's Origins Turned Politically Poisonous
(MedPage Today) -- The hunt for the origins of COVID-19 has gone dark in China, the victim of political infighting after a series of stalled and thwarted attempts to find the source of the virus that killed millions and paralyzed the world for... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 22, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Surge: Europe Sounds the Alarm Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Surge: Europe Sounds the Alarm
ECDC data show that measles and pertussis cases are on the rise again after a post –COVID-19 pandemic decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 22, 2024 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

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

Vice President Harris announces final rules mandating minimum standards for nursing home staffing
The federal government is for the first time requiring nursing homes to have minimum staffing levels after the COVID-19 pandemic exposed grim realities in poorly staffed facilities for older Americans (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

Structural risks and family adjustment in midwestern Latine immigrant families: extending the family stress model - Taylor ZE, Carrizales A, Moffitt A, Ruiz Y.
OBJECTIVES: We tested an extended family stress model of economic hardship (FSM; Conger et al., 2010) incorporating structural risks (discrimination, immigration, and COVID-19 experiences) and qualitative data, to better understand the impact of culturally... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The COVID-19 outbreak as a trigger event for sinophobic hate crimes in the United Kingdom - Schumann S, Moore Y.
We assessed whether the COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom was associated with a rise in sinophobic hate crimes as well as the temporal distribution of victimization rates. A victimization survey (N  = 393) showed that following the first known case of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Temporal dynamics of public transportation ridership in Seoul before, during, and after COVID-19 from urban resilience perspective - Lee S, Kim J, Cho K.
We delve into the temporal dynamics of public transportation (PT) ridership in Seoul, South Korea, navigating the periods before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic through a spatial difference-in-difference model (SDID). Rooted in urban resilience th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Dispositional factors in the explanation of symptoms of depression, anxiety, health anxiety and COVID-19 Phobia - Mayor E, Lieb R.
Maladaptive personality, the motivational systems, and intolerance of uncertainty play important roles in the statistical explanation of depression and anxiety. Here, we notably examined for the first time whether symptoms of depression, anxiety, health an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence 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

Experiences of physical and emotional intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic: a comparison of prepandemic and pandemic data in a longitudinal study of Australian mothers - FitzPatrick KM, Brown SJ, Hegarty K, Mensah FK, Gartland D.
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of longitudinal population-based research comparing women's experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from the Mothers' and Young People's Study, the prevalence of physic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news