The 6 Factors That Will Determine the Severity of the COVID-19 Surge in the U.S. This Fall
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...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Nahid Bhadelia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Weekly national Influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report (week 29), PHE
Latest update 22nd July 2021 Case rates in people aged 20-29 (1,154.7 per 100,000 population) are at the highest across any age group since mass testing began in the pandemic. Over the past week, rates have increased across all regions. The hospital admission rate has increased to 5.88 per 100,000 (4.55 previous week). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Circulation of Respiratory Viruses Low During COVID-19 Pandemic
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Circulation of respiratory viruses, including influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, was low during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research published in the July 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What's worse than a pandemic? A twindemic
One reason to get more serious about flu is its cost, both economically and in human terms. Annual costs of treating influenza (routinely in excess of $10 billion in the U.S.) are significant, even when you just look at hospital outlays for those most severely affected. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Everyone Has the Worst Summer Cold Ever
As pandemic restrictions begin to relax, common viruses that cause drippy noses, stuffy heads and other cold symptoms have roared back to taunt your immune system. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Quarantine (Life and Culture) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Respiratory Diseases Content Type: Service Immune System Summer (Season) Anxiety and Stress Colds Viruses Influenza Coughs Hygiene and Clea Source Type: news

Why the Respiratory Disease RSV Is Having an Off-Season Surge
Dr. James Antoon, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, often goes an entire summer without diagnosing a single case of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The common illness, which typically results in mild, cold-like symptoms but can be severe in infants and elderly adults, usually goes along with the winter flu season. But this summer, RSV cases are spiking, particularly in southern states. Around 2,000 confirmed cases were recorded across the U.S. during the week of July 10, 2021, compared to less than a dozen during the week of July 25, 2020. The actual number of infections is li...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Changes in Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, 2020-2021
This report describes the circulation of influenza and other respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
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Circulation of Respiratory Viruses Low During COVID - 19 Pandemic
Influenza activity decreased in March 2020, remained low through May 2021; decrease seen in other viruses, with no increase until Spring 2021 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 22, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID-19 Caused U.S. Life Expectancy to Drop 1.5 Years
Life expectancy in the United States dropped the most in more than seven decades last year as Covid-19 sent hundreds of thousands of Americans to early deaths. The pandemic’s disproportionate toll on communities of color also widened existing gaps in life expectancy between White and Black Americans, according to estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The tally represents an extraordinarily grim accounting of an ongoing catastrophe. The first year of the pandemic delivered a bigger blow to American life expectancy than any year of the Vietnam War, the AIDS crisis or the “deaths of...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Tozzi / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Of lives and life years: 1918 influenza vs COVID-19
(Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc.) We must not assume that we will be able to replicate a vaccine within 12 months during the next pandemic. Even if this was accomplished, other interventions would be required to control and mitigate well before the availability of a vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intention to have the seasonal influenza vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic among eligible adults in the UK: a cross-sectional survey, BMJ Open
This cross-sectional survey (n=570) found 59.7% were likely to have the vaccination, 22.1% unlikely& 18.2% were unsure. Logistic regression results suggested individuals who had the vaccine last season were likely to intend to have it again in the 2020 –2021 season. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK used fear to control people during coronavirus pandemic, new book reveals
(Natural News) Fear is perhaps the most effective, reliable and proven weapon for tyrants to control people. The same is true in medical tyranny. Members of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behavior (SPI-B) expressed regret about the “unethical” and “totalitarian” tactics in a new book about the role of psychology in the UK government’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid US: Recorded cases of influenzas fell to ZERO in 2020 as pandemic killed flu
More data that shows an absent 2020-2021 flu season comes out of Detroit this week, as one hospital system reports that they had zero positive cases of Influenza A or Influenza B last winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recorded cases of influenzas dropped all the way to ZERO in 2020 as COVID-19 pandemic killed flu
More data that shows an absent 2020-2021 flu season comes out of Detroit this week, as one hospital system reports that they had zero positive cases of Influenza A or Influenza B last winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pandemic Crushed the Flu--What Happens When It Returns?
Cases influenza and other respiratory viruses sank dramatically during the pandemic, with potential implications for both people and pathogens. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 7, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Positive New Data for Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine on Activity Against Delta Variant and Long-lasting Durability of Response
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 1, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced data that demonstrated its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine generated strong, persistent activity against the rapidly spreading Delta variant and other highly prevalent SARS-CoV-2 viral variants. In addition, the data showed that the durability of the immune response lasted through at least eight months, the length of time evaluated to date. The two preprint study summaries have been submitted today to bioRxiv. “Today’s newly announced studies reinforce the ability of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

New Program to Develop Antivirals for COVID-19 New Program to Develop Antivirals for COVID-19
The Antiviral Program for Pandemics will allow the NIH to focus on antivirals for COVID-19 and other pandemic risks, including hemorrhagic fever and influenza, the way HIV and hepatitis C can be managed.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

So when you DIE from the Covid-19 vaccine you got because they gave away free pot and cannabis in trade for it, will the CDC blame the weed?
(Natural News) Nearly every death in America during the “pandemic” was blamed on Covid-19 in order to perpetuate the threat and the narrative. If you caught influenza and died from it… Covid-19. If you caught Covid-19 and died from being suffocated by a ventilator, then you died from Covid, on paper. If you committed suicide... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Learned About Genetic Sequencing During COVID-19 Could Revolutionize Public Health
You don’t want to be a virus in Dr. David Ho’s lab. Pretty much every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Ho and his team have done nothing but find ways to stress SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. His goal: pressure the virus relentlessly enough that it mutates to survive, so drug developers can understand how the virus might respond to new treatments. As a virologist with decades of experience learning about another obstinate virus, HIV, Ho knows just how to apply that mutation-generating stress, whether by starving the virus, bathing it in antibodies that disrupt its ability to infect cells, ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Genetics Magazine Source Type: news

How Cochrane is responding to COVID-19 in 2021
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 - June 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Differentiating influenza from COVID-19 in patients presenting with suspected sepsis
The objectives of this study were to identify clinical, laboratory and imaging parameters that could differentiate between influenza and COVID-19 and to assess the frequency and impact of early bacterial co-infection. A prospective observational cohort study was performed between February 2019 and April 2020. A retrospective cohort was studied early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients suspected of sepsis with PCR-confirmed influenza or SARS-CoV-2 were included. A multivariable logistic regression model was built to differentiate COVID-19 from influenza. In total, 103 patients tested positive for influenza and 110 patients f...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons from the last pandemic point the way toward universal flu vaccines
(University of Chicago Medical Center) A new study from the University of Chicago and Scripps Research Institute shows that during the last great pandemic--2009's H1N1 influenza pandemic--people developed strong, effective immune responses to stable, conserved parts of the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Broadly neutralizing antibodies against pandemic flu point to new vaccine targets
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A new study reveals that B cells can produce antibodies against the H1N1 influenza virus that also neutralize various other influenza strains, marking a development that could inform research into potential universal flu vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pandemics and social cohesion: 1918-1920 influenza pandemic and the reduction in US suicide rates - Bastiampillai T, Allison S, Brailey J, Ma M, Wa SK, Looi JCL.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may increase US suicide rates due to the combined impact of high COVID-19-related mortality, acute recession, income shock, bankruptcy, decline in asset values, loss of savings, rising unemployment, job stre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

When Battling Covid-19 Becomes a National Policy Disaster
The COVID-19 vaccine administered through the COVAX Facility. Credit: PAHO/Karen GonzálezBy Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 19 2021 (IPS) We went to the Kanatte cemetery, Sri Lanka’s largest, where most of us, residents of the capital city, would end up sooner or later. But it was deserted, and so we had time for a leisurely chat with some of the helpful staff there, albeit after admiring some of the grave sites and remaining beautiful trees. As good social scientists and medical anthropologists, we were on a mission to do some qualitative research and cross-check Covid-19 quantitative da...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UK Science advisory committee REGRETS using fear to control people, admit they used “unethical” and “totalitarian” methods
(Natural News) In March of 2020, the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behavior instructed government officials across Europe to instill fear in the population and increase “the perceived level of personal threat.” As countries prepared to lock down, the science committee told government ministers “a substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently [and]... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

100-Year-Old Lungs Yield Genetic Samples of 1918 Flu Viruses
Influenza RNA sequences from three sets of lungs preserved in formalin since 1918 provide new insights into the deadly pandemic. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 18, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Why Men Are Falling Behind in COVID-19 Vaccination
In the United States, COVID-19 has been more likely to kill men than women: about 13 men have died of the disease for every 10 women, according to data collected by The Sex, Gender and Covid-19 Project at University College London. Fortunately, there’s one clear way to reduce the disparity: the three vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. have all been shown to reduce patients’ risk of dying of or being hospitalized with COVID-19 to nearly zero. However, many men in the U.S. aren’t racing to get vaccinated. As of May 3, about 38.5% of the male population has been vaccinated, compared to 43.3% of the fema...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Tied to Historically Low Influenza Cases, Leading to Uncertainty about Next Winter ’s Flu Vaccine
Clinical laboratories may see increase in flu and COVID-19 specimen processing as people return to pre-pandemic social behaviors, experts predict While SARS-CoV-2 infections continue to ravage many parts of the world, influenza (flu) cases in North America have hit a historic low. As winter approached last year, infectious disease experts warned of a “twindemic” in […] The post COVID-19 Pandemic Tied to Historically Low Influenza Cases, Leading to Uncertainty about Next Winter’s Flu Vaccine appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Coronavirus live news: India deaths pass 200,000; crisis needs global response – Fauci
India hits another global record;US expert says richer countries must do more to help fight crisis in IndiaWorld has failed India, says US expert Dr FauciFears of Covid ‘tsunami’ as India variant drives outbreakSingle vaccine dose found to nearly halve transmissionSpain to welcome overseas travellers with Covid certificates from JuneSee all our coronavirus coverage8.25amBSTThere ’s been some reaction in the UK media tothe Public Health England study that shows vaccines cutting transmission rates in England as well as preventing more serious infection symptoms.Dr Mike Tildesley, from the University of Warw...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus India Science Infectious diseases US news Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 3 Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 21, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) today announced publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of primary data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). The publication of the primary analysis follows the topline efficacy and safety data announced in January, showing the trial met all primary and key secondary endpoints, and found that the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine prevented hospitalization and death across all study participa...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

A New Bird Flu Jumps to Humans. So Far, It's Not a Problem
Covid fuels the current virus pandemic, but the world is full of flu viruses waiting in the wings. And they keep changing unpredictably. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Avian Influenza Birds Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Agriculture and Farming Chickens World Health Organization Lucey, Daniel R Astrakhan (Russia) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Review of modelling data by Sage's Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (Operational) subgroup suggests later stages of UK government's roadmap out of lockdown highly likely to cause surge of covid-19 infections, BMJ
The review of data from three research groups led to warning that “unlocking “ of country “is highly likely” to lead to further resurgence in admissions and deaths, but scale, shape, and timing of potential third wave is “highly uncertain.” (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid: Johnson suggests testing for people returning from ‘green list’ countries could be simplified – as it happened
Prime minister says easyJet boss right to ask whether it would bepossible to use lateral flow tests for some returning travellers. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesEngland ’s Covid vaccine programme could slow sharply, Sage warnsNo 10 refuses to rule out Covid passports being needed to enter shopsUK ’s long Covid patients facing postcode lottery for supportWhat are Covid-status certificates and how might they work?5.32pmBSTMAIL: Call this freedom?#TomorrowsPapersTodaypic.twitter.com/NUI1LWWTiYTELEGRAPH: No end in sight as ⁦@BorisJohnson⁩ says normal is ...
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Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Covid-19 Vaccine
A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: your-feed-science Clinical Trials Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Eggs Immune System Influenza Factories and Manufacturing Antibodies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Biology and Biochemistry Gates, Bill and Me Source Type: news

Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say
Declining infection rates over all masked a rise in more contagious forms of the coronavirus. Vaccines will stop the spread, if Americans postpone celebration just a bit longer. (Source: NYT Health)
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Should We Keep Wearing Masks Even After the Pandemic Ends?
Riding the New York City subway during cold and flu season used to test your stomach. The woman next to you was coughing. The guy behind her was sneezing. Somebody was always fishing for a tissue. That’s a distant memory now. The subway is far emptier, for one thing—and with the riders onboard almost universally wearing masks, the chorus of sniffles and coughs has been silenced. During the pandemic, the need for that policy is clear. But should the masks stay even after COVID-19 is gone? Before vaccines began rolling out to the general public, masks were among the only tools available for containing SARS-CoV-2,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Expands Phase 2a Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate to Include Adolescents
New Brunswick, NJ (April 2, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) has begun vaccinating adolescent participants in the ongoing Phase 2a clinical trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on adolescents, not just with the complications of the disease, but with their education, mental health, and wellbeing,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson. “It is vital that we develop vaccines for eve...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

The U.S. Death Rate Rose Significantly During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 was the third-most-common cause of death in the U.S. in 2020, contributing to more than 375,000 deaths, and a 16% increase in the national death rate, according to provisional data published today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All told, more than 3.3 million people in the U.S. died in 2020, for a rate of about 829 deaths per 100,000 people. That’s up from about 715 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-cc2cb8dfd195b43a5d43643e9ec19ffa') if ( iframe ) { iframe.onload =...
Source: TIME: Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 vaccines need to be adapted regularly?
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Influenza vaccines need to be evaluated every year to ensure they remain effective against new influenza viruses. Will the same apply to COVID-19 vaccines? Researchers from Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin compared the evolution of endemic 'common cold' coronaviruses with that of influenza viruses. The researchers predict that, while the pandemic is ongoing, vaccines will need to undergo regular updates. A few years into the post-pandemic period, however, vaccines are likely to remain effective for longer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nanoparticle flu vaccine blocks seasonal and pandemic strains
(University of Washington School of Medicine/UW Medicine) Experimental flu shots have now been developed that protect animals from a wide variety of season and pandemic influenza strains. The vaccine candidate is being advanced toward clinical testing. If proven safe and effective, these next-generation influenza vaccines could replace seasonal options by protecting against more strains that current vaccines don't adequately cover. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Pandemic and the Limits of Science
What have we learned from the year that lasted a century? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Burdick Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Science and Technology Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics your-feed-health United States Soper, George A Influenza Source Type: news

A viral tsunami: How the underestimated coronavirus took over the world
That virus would slowly reveal its secrets — and proceed to shut down much of the planet, killing more than 2.5 million people in the most disruptive global health disaster since the influenza pandemic of 1918. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

South Africa: What South Africa Must Do to Prepare for the Third Wave Double Whammy of Covid-19 and Flu This Winter
[Daily Maverick] Pandemic preparedness for the third wave of Covid-19 must include a strong influenza prevention strategy, including vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

National Academy of Medicine Launches Initiative on Advancing Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Preparedness and Response
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has established an international committee (IC) in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ’ Office of Global Affairs (OGA) to inform and facilitate efforts to advance global influenza pandemic preparedness. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 5, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Joe Amon and Christina WillePHILADELPHIA, US, Mar 3 2021 (IPS) In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a certain hour of the evening, people in cities around the world opened their windows or stood on their rooftops and banged pots and rang bells. As the coronavirus spread and the number of deaths mounted, it was a moment for people distancing themselves from others to show solidarity and appreciation for the heroic work of health...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joe Amon and Christina Wille Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

U.S. Will Have Enough COVID-19 Vaccines for All Adults by End of May, Biden Says
(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot. With the bolstered supply, Biden also announced he would be using the powers of the federal government to direct all states to prioritize vaccinating teachers, and said the federal government would provide the doses directly through its pharmacy program. He challenged states to administe...
Source: TIME: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZEKE MILLER, LINDA A. JOHNSON and JONATHAN LEMIRE/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Demographic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic: An Overview
One year after the pandemic was officially declared, the enormous demographic impact of the coronavirus is becoming increasingly evident as more data are compiled and analyzed. Credit: United Nations.By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Mar 2 2021 (IPS) The demographic impact of the coronavirus one year after being declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 has been enormous. The picture that emerges is one of significant consequences on the levels and trends of the key components of demographic change: mortality, fertility and migration. In terms of mortality, the reported number of Covid-19 deaths worldwide is approaching 3 million, with...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Global Headlines Health Population Source Type: news

6 Weird Ways People Tried To Cure The 1918 Influenza
It ’s almost impossible to avoid comparing the Covid-19 pandemic to the pandemics of the past, especially the bubonic plague and the 1918 flu pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kiona N. Smith, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news