Preventing the next public health emergency: New evidence demonstrates need to address antimicrobial resistance
COVID-19 is not the first pandemic caused by a novel strain of a virus affecting the upper respiratory tract.Over the past 100 years, pandemics have been caused by novel forms of influenza and other coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East Severe respiratory syndrome (MERS). Common complications of each of these infections include pneumonia which can lead to secondary bacterial infections requiring treatment with antibiotics. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - November 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jocelyn Ulrich Tags: Research and Development Antimicrobial Resistance Source Type: news

Social distancing and influenza mortality in 1918 did not increase suicide rates in the United States - Gaddy HG.
Recent research has suggested that the social distancing mandates introduced in the United States during the main waves of the 1918-20 influenza pandemic caused an increase in suicide rates. However, that finding relies on poor-quality, temporally mismatch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Dissemination interventions to improve healthcare workers' adherence with infection prevention and control guidelines: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions: Combined dissemination strategies increased workers'vaccination uptake, hand hygiene compliance, and knowledge on IPC in comparison to usual activities. The effect was negligible when compared to single dissemination strategies. The adoption of dissemination strategies in a planned and targeted way for healthcare workers may increase adherence to IPC guidelines and thus prevent dissemination of infectious disease in the workplace. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influenza Vaccinations During the COVID-19 Pandemic - 11 U.S. Jurisdictions, September-December 2020
This report describes rates of flu vaccine administration during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 10, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] Influenza (Flu) Influenza Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Source Type: news

More Than 28 Million Excess Years of Life Lost During Pandemic More Than 28 Million Excess Years of Life Lost During Pandemic
Excess years of life lost in 2020 were more than five times higher than years of life lost from seasonal influenza in 2015.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

There ’s Nothing Left to Debate on COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
With emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine newly approved for children 5-11, many parents are asking the question—should we vaccinate our kids? To be fair, many parents may have already made up their mind on this topic with the majority not rushing to get their kids vaccinated. Much of the argument against vaccinating this younger age group is that COVID-19 just doesn’t seem to cause a high likelihood of significant illness among immunocompetent children. Thankfully, purely as a percentage of total cases, this does hold true. To date, over six million children in the U.S. have contra...
Source: TIME: Health - November 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Vergales and Dr. Monica Gandhi Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Childhood Vaccine Debate Ignores a Crucial Point: Kids Aren ’t Supposed to Die
With emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine newly approved for children 5-11, many parents are asking the question—should we vaccinate our kids? To be fair, many parents may have already made up their mind on this topic with the majority not rushing to get their kids vaccinated. Much of the argument against vaccinating this younger age group is that COVID-19 just doesn’t seem to cause a high likelihood of significant illness among immunocompetent children. Thankfully, purely as a percentage of total cases, this does hold true. To date, over six million children in the U.S. have contra...
Source: TIME: Health - November 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Vergales and Dr. Monica Gandhi Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The effect of hand hygiene promotion programs during epidemics and pandemics of respiratory droplet-transmissible infections on health outcomes: a rapid systematic review
Conclusions: The data suggest that proactive hand hygiene promotion interventions, i.e. regardless of the identification of infected cases, can improve health outcomes upon implementation of such a program, in contrast to reactive interventions in which the program is implemented after (household) index cases are identified. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YSPH alumna Shoshanna Goldin tackling pandemic preparedness
Goldin M.P.H. ’17, a technical officer at the World Health Organization, develops tools to assess countries’ preparedness for COVID-19 and influenza. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Holly Springs plant secures $34.95M contract for flu vaccine development
The federal government has awarded the drug manufacturer a $34.95 million contract to develop two pandemic influenza vaccines. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

Changes in Influenza Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic Changes in Influenza Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent implementation of mitigation interventions altered patterns of transmission of some respiratory viruses, including influenza.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Disease-Specific Excess Mortality During the COVID-19 Pandemic Disease-Specific Excess Mortality During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This analysis reveals that in addition to deaths due to COVID-19, excess deaths from CVD, diabetes, influenza, and respiratory diseases began to increase after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Now the Deadliest Pandemic in American History
COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut a much bigger, more lethal swath through the country. But the COVID-19 crisis is by any measure a colossal tragedy in its own right, especially given the incredible advances in scientific knowledge since then and the failure to take maximum advantage of the vaccines available this time. “Big pockets of American society — and, worse, their leaders — have thrown this away,” medical historian ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carla K. Johnson / Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Forcing Us to Talk About Rationing Health Care in the U.S. Again. Could We Have Avoided This?
On Sept. 7, the country’s leading COVID-19 doctor issued a dire warning about the growing number of pandemic cases in the country, and the shrinking number of ICU beds available to care for the sickest people. Speaking on CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief White House medical advisor, said we are “perilously close in certain areas of the country of getting so close to having full occupancy that you’re going to be in a situation where you’re going to have to make some tough choices.” Those tough choices, he admitted, include discussions about whether scarce resources should go to people who have...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The Long Journey to Resolve the Origins of a Previous Pandemic
Dozens of researchers, including myself, worked for years to uncover that swine flu had leapt to humans from a pig in Mexico in 2009. We learned a lot about influenza evolution, pig farming, and... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 2, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Tale of Two Pandemics: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and COVID-19 Tale of Two Pandemics: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and COVID-19
What lessons have we learned regarding public health response since the influenza pandemic of 1918, and how are we applying those lessons to the challenges of COVID-19?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Pandemics Get Forgotten. But Not at This Museum.
The collection of the German Hygiene Museum shows that the same debates recur whenever disease breaks out, even if we don ’t remember them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Annalisa Quinn Tags: Museums German Hygiene Museum Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hygiene and Cleanliness Vaccination and Immunization Holocaust and the Nazi Era Smallpox Influenza Quarantine (Life and Culture) Dresden (Germany) Source Type: news

Effects of COVID-19 prevention procedures on other common infections: a systematic review
Conclusion: The implemented prevention measures and protocols might have reduced the incidence of influenza and some other common respiratory infections. However, controversies exist on this matter and future large population-based studies might provide further information to address these controversies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The psychosocial impact of compounding humanitarian crises caused by war and CoViD-19 informing future disaster response - Harutyunyan H, Mukhaelyan A, Hertelendy AJ, Voskanyan A, Benham T, Issa F, Hart A, Ciottone GR.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused the greatest global loss of life and economic impact due to a respiratory virus since the 1918 influenza pandemic. While health care systems around the world faced the enormous challenges of manag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

COVID-19 and the coming flu season
As COVID-19 vaccinations become more widespread throughout the U.S., many people are hoping to pack up their masks, put the pandemic behind them, and move on. But viruses rarely disappear completely, and the likelihood of COVID-19 simply going away is slim. With that in mind, Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic ’s Division of Clinical Microbiology, considers the prospects for COVID-19 this fall as the traditional influenza season ramps up. He also… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 2, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

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)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 22, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] Influenza (Flu) Influenza Surveillance Data MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Source Type: news

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

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

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

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)
Source: Dark Daily - April 30, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Kristen Noonan Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology News From Dark Daily anatomic pathology Andrew Pekosz PhD CDC Center for Emerging Viruses and Infectious Diseases centers for disease control and prevention CEVID Children’s Source Type: news

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