How Many COVID Cases Do We Really Have? How Many COVID Cases Do We Really Have?
Knowing the number of COVID infections is critical for many reasons, but the true count has been tricky to pin down.Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Hospital Morgues Fill as Death Count Climbs in Missouri Hospital Morgues Fill as Death Count Climbs in Missouri
Missouri has the nation's fourth-worst COVID-19 diagnosis rate over the past week, with one in every 360 people diagnosed with COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Emergence and Epidemiology of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.526 Variant Emergence and Epidemiology of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.526 Variant
This report details the characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.526, first identified in New York City. Does it lead to more severe disease or increased risk for breakthrough infection?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Expanding the Differential During the COVID-19 Pandemic Expanding the Differential During the COVID-19 Pandemic
These two fatal cases of West Nile Virus underscore the importance of remaining vigilant regarding the possibility of other serious viral diseases in the differential diagnosis.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Finds Small Clot Risk After 1st COVID Shot, Less After 2nd AstraZeneca Finds Small Clot Risk After 1st COVID Shot, Less After 2nd
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine carries a small extra risk of rare blood clots with low platelets after the first dose and no extra risk after the second, a study conducted by the drugmaker showed on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Feds Sell Wu-Tang Clan Album Forfeited by Martin Shkreli Feds Sell Wu-Tang Clan Album Forfeited by Martin Shkreli
The private purchase of the one-of-a-kind record will go toward $7.4 million owed from fraud charges levied against the convicted hedge fund manager.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Kenya: Virus Testing Machine Underutilised Due to Lack of Reagents
[Nation] A viral-load testing machine remains underutilised at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) in Kisumu due to lack of reagents and underfunding. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Natpharm Gets Consignment of TB Drugs From MSF
[The Herald] Herald Reporter (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Johnson rejects Gove remark that Covid vaccine refusers are ‘selfish’
PM emphasises positive benefits of having jab and appears to distance himself from vaccine passport planCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has rejected Michael Gove ’s assertion that people who refuse to be vaccinated are “selfish”, as he and another minister argued that it was better to encourage people to see the positive benefits of receiving the jab.In an interview with LBC radio, the prime minister was asked about comments by Gove, the Cabinet Office minister, on Tuesday, where he said: “If you can be vaccinated and you refuse to, that’s a self...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Peter Walker Political correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Michael Gove Boris Johnson UK news Immunology Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Politics Science Health policy Source Type: news

Are Covid jabs ‘Trump vaccines’? No, but I’ll call them that if it means people will take them
Trump sycophant Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the ex-president deserves credit for the jab rollout. If that ’s the price of herd immunity, so be itForget Pfizer or AstraZeneca, the hottest shot this summer is the Trump vaccine. Hang on, you might cry: there is no such thing. Well, Donald Trump ’s former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders – a woman who has always had an unusual relationshipwith facts– begs to differ. Sanders isrunning for governor of Arkansas, a state withone of the lowest Covid vaccination rates in the US. She seems to want to change that: on Sunday, shepublished a col...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Donald Trump US news Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Society Science World news Source Type: news

Vermont Continues to Lead Nation in Many COVID-19 Categories Vermont Continues to Lead Nation in Many COVID-19 Categories
"We are not letting up," Gov. Phil Scott said."What we are seeing across the country shows exactly why we can't."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HIV Acquisition on PrEP Rare, With Some Drug Resistance HIV Acquisition on PrEP Rare, With Some Drug Resistance
PrEP is up to 99% effective when used accurately. So far, only a handful of people have acquired HIV while using HIV prevention pills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Are You Afraid of Getting COVID-19 Now? Are You Afraid of Getting COVID-19 Now?
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, called the COVID-19 Delta variant"one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of" and reported rising cases and hospitalizations in the US.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Calls for Masks in Schools, Hard-Hit Areas, Even if Vaccinated CDC Calls for Masks in Schools, Hard-Hit Areas, Even if Vaccinated
In a reversal to official CDC policy just two 2 months ago, the agency is again recommending that some Americans mask up when indoors, even if vaccinated. New data on breakthrough transmission is also"worrisome."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Amgen to buy clinical stage biotech company Teneobio for $900M cash
The deal to buy Teneobio, which is developing treatments for cancer, autoimmunity and infectious diseases, includes future milestone payments worth up to $1.6 billion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Atlanta Man Charged With Fraud After Fake COVID-19 Test Atlanta Man Charged With Fraud After Fake COVID-19 Test
Davis's case is just one example of COVID-related fraud seen nationwide.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Texas Doctor Stole Identities, Forged Records in Fraud Scheme Texas Doctor Stole Identities, Forged Records in Fraud Scheme
Family physician falsely billed TRICARE for $6.7 million;"excited delirium" death lawsuit targets hospital, nursing staff; and more.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Missouri AG Sues Over St. Louis Area Mask Mandate Missouri AG Sues Over St. Louis Area Mask Mandate
The mandate, one of the first to be reinstated in the country, requires everyone age 5 or older to wear masks in indoor public places and on public transportation in St. Louis city and St. Louis county.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Newsom Casts Political Blame in New California Vaccine Push Newsom Casts Political Blame in New California Vaccine Push
Newsom's comments veered far from his steadfast statements throughout the COVID-19 crisis, during which he's often passed on opportunities to criticize Republicans.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NYC Mayor: New Rule Creates'Positive Pressure' for Vaccines NYC Mayor: New Rule Creates'Positive Pressure' for Vaccines
"I want to emphasize that that either-or really creates a positive pressure for vaccination because it will be the responsibility of the employee to get tested on a regular basis...."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Atlanta Restaurant Says No Vax, No Service Atlanta Restaurant Says No Vax, No Service
All 36 restaurant employees had been vaccinated except one with a medical exception.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

VA, California, and NYC Requiring Employees to Be Vaccinated VA, California, and NYC Requiring Employees to Be Vaccinated
Title 38 VA healthcare personnel have 8 weeks to become fully vaccinated.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Online mental health assessments of COVID-19 patients in South Korea - Lee JH, Lee D, Hyun S, Hong JS, Kim CH, Kim W, Sim M.
This study investigates the severit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Manisha Juthani named Connecticut public health commissioner
A Yale infectious disease expert, Juthani has been a central figure as an advisor to government officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lesotho: A Young Woman of Strength
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] 'Mantsoboi Motlokoa was puzzled to Test HIV positive at the age of 16 because she had not indulged in sex before. While she was still coming to terms with her status, something prompted her to review her late mother's bukana (health record book). She realized that the same information that appeared in her own bukana also appeared in her mother's book. This was information related to antiretroviral treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Effects of COVID-19 Vaccination Timing and Prioritization Effects of COVID-19 Vaccination Timing and Prioritization
When it comes to maximizing the impact of vaccines, which is the better strategy -- rapid roll out or prioritizing at-risk groups?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Diagnosis Using Cobas HIV-1/HIV-2 Qualitative Test Early Diagnosis Using Cobas HIV-1/HIV-2 Qualitative Test
How accurate is this test for the early detection and differentiation of HIV-1 and HIV-2?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

People shielding five times more likely to die of Covid, Scottish study finds
High-risk individuals were still much more vulnerable to catching virus and dying in first wave of pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople advised to shield in the first wave of the pandemic were five times more likely to die after a confirmed Covid infection than those considered at low risk from the disease, according to research in Scotland.The study, led by the University of Glasgow, found that efforts to shield the most vulnerable did not prevent substantial levels of infection in the most high-risk groups, with many patients inevitably succumbing to the virus.Continue reading....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Scotland UK news Infectious diseases Science Medical research Society Source Type: news

NSW Covid update: 172 new cases as Berejiklian flags greater Sydney lockdown lasting into September
NSW premier expected to announce Covid roadmap as Blacktown apartment block locked downFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW restrictions;NSW hotspots;border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefingThe New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has hinted at a prolonged lockdown in greater Sydney well into September as case numbers reached 172, the highest number of this outbreak.At least 60 cases were in the community during their infectious period and 19 were only partially isolating, while 32 are still under review.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Anne Davies Tags: New South Wales Coronavirus Infectious diseases Gladys Berejiklian Australia news Medical research Science Source Type: news

NSW records 172 new Covid cases as Berejiklian flags greater Sydney lockdown lasting into September
NSW premier expected to announce Covid roadmap as Blacktown apartment block locked downFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW restrictions;NSW hotspots;border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefingThe New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has hinted at a prolonged lockdown in greater Sydney well into September as case numbers reached 172, the highest number of this outbreak.At least 60 cases were in the community during their infectious period and 19 were only partially isolating, while 32 are still under review.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Anne Davies Tags: New South Wales Coronavirus Infectious diseases Gladys Berejiklian Australia news Medical research Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Steps Up Infectious Diseases Management Campaign
[Premium Times] The conference, organised by NCDC, is aimed at strengthening the country's preparedness for emergencies in cases of infection outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Some people are seeking out a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine after getting J & J shot
Jason Gallagher, an infectious disease pharmacist in Philadelphia had gotten the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine through a clinical... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corneal Changes May Signal Long COVID, Study Shows Corneal Changes May Signal Long COVID, Study Shows
Nerve fiber loss and an increase in dendritic or key immune cells on the cornea may help identify Long COVID.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Davies, Herman Honored with Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Grants
Leela Davies, MD, PhD, and Jonathan Herman, MD, PhD, both of the Division of Infectious Diseases, were awarded the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation ’s (DDCF) Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship grant. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 27, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Second mRNA Dose Safe After Allergic Reaction to First: Study Second mRNA Dose Safe After Allergic Reaction to First: Study
Researchers followed nearly 200 people with immediate allergic reactions to an initial COVID-19 mRNA vaccination to see how they fared with a second dose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AMA, 55 Other Groups Urge Healthcare Vax Mandate AMA, 55 Other Groups Urge Healthcare Vax Mandate
They demand universal vaccination requirement to safeguard healthcare workers, patients, and long-term-care residents; AHA, other hospital groups recently made similar statement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci Pushes Ambitious Plan to Guard Against Future Pandemics
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- In an effort to avoid another pandemic in the coming years, Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), wants to launch an ambitious plan to make prototype... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California to Require Vaccine or Testing for State Workers California to Require Vaccine or Testing for State Workers
' An individual's choice not to get vaccinated is now impacting the rest of us in a profound and devastating and deadly way,'Gov Gavin Newsom said in announcing the new policy.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Supporting Young Women to Take HIV PrEP Supporting Young Women to Take HIV PrEP
Previous trials of HIV prevention drugs in young people and women have shown that women who are not in relationships with men with HIV struggle to stay on PrEP.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Sparked by Pandemic Fallout, Homeschooling Surges Across US Sparked by Pandemic Fallout, Homeschooling Surges Across US
For some families, the switch to homeschooling was influenced by their children's special needs.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

C Diff Eradication Not Necessary for Clinical Cure C Diff Eradication Not Necessary for Clinical Cure
The findings support existing guidance not to test for presence of C difficile after treatment if the patient is asymptomatic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

California Man Who Mocked COVID-19 Vaccine Dies of Virus California Man Who Mocked COVID-19 Vaccine Dies of Virus
' I got 99 problems but a vax ain't one,'he said in a tweet last month.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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

UK Covid: 24,950 new cases, lowest daily total for more than three weeks – as it happened
This live blog is now closed. For the latest coronavirus updates from around the world, you can read ourglobal Covid blogUK cases fall sixth day in a row but hospitalisations on riseCovid patients in ICU tell of regrets of refusing to get vaccinatedAdditional emergency workplace testing to be introduced in EnglandSummary of Keir Starmer ’s LBC phone-inSummary of Downing Street lobby briefingBercow: calling an MP a liar in Commons chamber should be allowed6.24pmBSTWe ’ll be shutting this liveblog down shortly, but you can follow the latest, including UK developments, on ourglobal blog. Thanks for reading.Related...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Keir Starmer Transport Northern Ireland Labour John Bercow Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

UW System to Offer Vaccinated Students $7K Scholarships UW System to Offer Vaccinated Students $7K Scholarships
The University of Wisconsin System plans to offer nearly $500,000 in scholarships this fall to students who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 cases rise by 291% in the last three weeks as hospitals in Florida, Missouri and Texas
The nation's top infectious disease expert says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering revising its mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Church-Based Services Help Close Mental Health Care Gaps Church-Based Services Help Close Mental Health Care Gaps
Black individuals who receive mental health services through a church-based program report high levels of satisfaction, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Fauci Says US Headed in'Wrong Direction' on Coronavirus Fauci Says US Headed in'Wrong Direction' on Coronavirus
Dr Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen Rand Paul, R-Ky, as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gambia: EU Allocates Over D12 Millionin Aid to Windstorm Victims
[The Point] Banjul, 22 July 2021 - In response to the windstorm which hit The Gambia earlier this month, the European Union is providing ?200,000 (12,053,000 Gambian Dalasis) in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected people. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NFL to Enforce Forfeits for COVID-19 Cancellations NFL to Enforce Forfeits for COVID-19 Cancellations
If a game can't be rescheduled during the regular 18-week season, the team with the outbreak will forfeit the game and receive a'loss'in standings, the league announced.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news