Science matters. The remarkable response to Covid has reminded us | Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz
While there have been setbacks, in Australia at least it would be hard to find many people distrusting of scientistsBeing an epidemiologist in 2020 has been a very odd experience. This time last year, when I told people my job title, more than half the time I ’d be met with a blank look and then the tentative question: “Is that … like a skin doctor?”.Explaining that it was more like a spreadsheet doctor rarely went down that well.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science Health Australia news Source Type: news

Florida, Texas Give COVID-19 Vaccines to People 65 and Older Florida, Texas Give COVID-19 Vaccines to People 65 and Older
The states are going against CDC guidance to give the vaccine to healthcare workers and others first.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Denmark extends lockdown; just 40% in France plan to get vaccine - as it happened
This blog is closedDenmark extends lockdown until 17 JanuaryEngland may face tougher ‘tier 5’ Covid restrictionsSpain to keep registry of people who refuse Covid vaccineThe lost year: could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?South Africa bans alcohol sales to help curb spread of virusSee all our coronavirus coverage12.06amGMT Thank you all for following tonight ’s latest developments. You can keep up with the Guardian’s coverage of Covid-19 through our coronavirus keyword tag and our team in Australia but that’s it from me Nadeem Badshah.Related:Australia news live: NSW reports 18 new ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Jedidajah Otte, Amy Walker and Kevin Rawlinson (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news NHS Source Type: news

First Reported US Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in Colorado First Reported US Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in Colorado
The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver and has no travel history. Public health officials are investigating to determine the spread of the variant throughout the state.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Against CDC Guidance, Some States Give COVID Vaccines to Seniors Against CDC Guidance, Some States Give COVID Vaccines to Seniors
The states are going against CDC guidance to give the vaccine to healthcare workers and others first.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Commissioner on COVID Vaccines:'I'm Incredibly Proud'FDA Commissioner on COVID Vaccines:'I'm Incredibly Proud '
Drs John Whyte and Eric Topol talk with FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn and Dr Marks about COVID vaccine data, how they compressed the development timeline, and next steps on the road toward normalcy.WebMD (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Complete Blood Count Scoring Can Predict COVID-19 Severity Complete Blood Count Scoring Can Predict COVID-19 Severity
Researchers in the Netherlands developed and validated a scoring system for COVID-19 prognosis based on complete blood count.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

2.1 Million COVID Vaccine Doses Given in U.S. 2.1 Million COVID Vaccine Doses Given in U.S.
The U.S. has distributed more than 11.4 million doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 2.1 million of those had been given to people as of Monday morning, according to the CDC.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Early Antibody Production Key to COVID-19 Recovery Early Antibody Production Key to COVID-19 Recovery
The speed of patients'antibody production, rather than the volume of antibodies they produce to fight the new coronavirus, may determine whether they will survive COVID-19, new data suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Neanderthal Gene Protects Against COVID-19 Neanderthal Gene Protects Against COVID-19
A specific form of a protein passed down from Neanderthals protects against severe COVID-19, according to a study reported on medRxiv ahead of peer review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

UK Coronavirus Variant Associated With Higher Viral Loads UK Coronavirus Variant Associated With Higher Viral Loads
The highly infectious variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus that has been circulating in the UK is linked with higher loads of virus in the blood, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Moderna starts testing coronavirus vaccine on kids aged 12 to 17 despite dangers of negative side effects
(Natural News) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to ravage countries across the world, with desperate people counting on a vaccine that can help protect them from this infectious disease. And yet despite warnings from health experts about potential negative side effects, Moderna Inc. has already begun testing its experimental coronavirus vaccine on kids aged 12 to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Triggers of COVID-19'Cytokine Storm' Identified Triggers of COVID-19'Cytokine Storm' Identified
A form of inflammatory cell death called panoptosis triggers the storm of cytokines, or inflammatory proteins, that causes critical illness in COVID-19, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Fails to Help in Severe COVID-19 Vitamin D Fails to Help in Severe COVID-19
Low vitamin D levels are linked with higher risk for severe COVID-19, but treatment that boosted vitamin D levels in critically ill COVID-19 patients did not shorten their hospital stay.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kids Get Virus at Gatherings More Often Than School: Study Kids Get Virus at Gatherings More Often Than School: Study
Children are more at risk of contracting the coronavirus at a social gathering than in a classroom or childcare setting, according to a study released by the University of Mississippi Medical Center.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Texas Hits New Record High of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Texas Hits New Record High of COVID-19 Hospitalizations
At least 11,351 people in the Lone Star state were hospitalized with the disease caused by the coronavirus -- more than 450 patients beyond the previous one-day record of 10,893.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Surge on Top of a Surge' to Challenge California Hospitals'Surge on Top of a Surge' to Challenge California Hospitals
Coronavirus hospitalizations are stabilizing in parts of California, but patients are still overwhelming hospitals in a large swath of the state.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Los Angeles Vaccine Recipients Can Add Proof to Their Smartphones Los Angeles Vaccine Recipients Can Add Proof to Their Smartphones
Los Angeles County residents who receive a COVID-19 vaccine will be offered a digital record that they can add to their Apple Wallet or a Google app.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

University of Saskatchewan COVID-19 vaccine approved for human clinical trials
A COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) is headed for human clinical trials. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Shield some and let others carry on? This Covid theory is dangerous, and foolish | Charlotte Summers
The concept is not only impractical, it creates an ‘them and us’ mentality. Everyone’s health matters, or no one’s health mattersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere is currently a discussion, relayed by media such asthe Sun andMailOnline and circulated on social media, about the way Covid-19 predominantly impacts older people and those who have pre-existing health conditions. Some are advocating that those who are healthy and aged under 60 should not be subject to restrictions. There are several flaws in this narrative, from practical as well as ethical perspectiv...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Charlotte Summers Tags: Coronavirus Epidemics Infectious diseases Science UK news Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

Spain will register people who refuse Covid vaccine, says health minister
Database could be shared across Europe, says Salvador IllaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSpain ’s health minister has said the country will create a vaccination registry that will include those who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19, yielding a document that could potentially be shared with other countries in Europe.Days afterEU countries began rolling out the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, Salvador Illa said that those who reject the vaccine for “whatever reason” would be documented, as is done currently for those with certain other treatments.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ashifa Kassam in Madrid Tags: Coronavirus Spain Europe Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 Vaccines Work on the New Coronavirus Variant?
By The Associated Press Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant? Experts believe so, but they’re working to confirm that. A coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom has caused alarm because of the possibility that it might spread more easily. But even if that turns out to be true, experts say the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out will likely still work on the variant. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said data coming from Britain indicates the vaccines still will block the virus. But the U.S. also will do tests to be sure. Viruses often undergo small chang...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Product Videos Coronavirus Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 Vaccines Work on the New Coronavirus Variant?
By The Associated Press Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant? Experts believe so, but they’re working to confirm that. A coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom has caused alarm because of the possibility that it might spread more easily. But even if that turns out to be true, experts say the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out will likely still work on the variant. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said data coming from Britain indicates the vaccines still will block the virus. But the U.S. also will do tests to be sure. Viruses often undergo small chang...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Product Videos Coronavirus Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 Vaccines Work on the New Coronavirus Variant?
By The Associated Press Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant? Experts believe so, but they’re working to confirm that. A coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom has caused alarm because of the possibility that it might spread more easily. But even if that turns out to be true, experts say the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out will likely still work on the variant. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said data coming from Britain indicates the vaccines still will block the virus. But the U.S. also will do tests to be sure. Viruses often undergo small chang...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Product Videos Coronavirus Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 Vaccines Work on the New Coronavirus Variant?
By The Associated Press Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant? Experts believe so, but they’re working to confirm that. A coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom has caused alarm because of the possibility that it might spread more easily. But even if that turns out to be true, experts say the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out will likely still work on the variant. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said data coming from Britain indicates the vaccines still will block the virus. But the U.S. also will do tests to be sure. Viruses often undergo small chang...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Product Videos Coronavirus Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 Vaccines Work on the New Coronavirus Variant?
By The Associated Press Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant? Experts believe so, but they’re working to confirm that. A coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom has caused alarm because of the possibility that it might spread more easily. But even if that turns out to be true, experts say the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out will likely still work on the variant. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said data coming from Britain indicates the vaccines still will block the virus. But the U.S. also will do tests to be sure. Viruses often undergo small chang...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Product Videos Coronavirus Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 Vaccines Work on the New Coronavirus Variant?
By The Associated Press Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant? Experts believe so, but they’re working to confirm that. A coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom has caused alarm because of the possibility that it might spread more easily. But even if that turns out to be true, experts say the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out will likely still work on the variant. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said data coming from Britain indicates the vaccines still will block the virus. But the U.S. also will do tests to be sure. Viruses often undergo small chang...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Product Videos Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India reports cases of UK Covid variant; Philippines extends travel bans
Latest updates:India finds six cases of UK variant;Philippines bans travel from 19 countries and territories until mid-JanuaryCovid vaccine uptake high in UK despite concerns over hesitancyUK doctors warn over ‘dire’ situation in health service as cases riseThe lost year: could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?South Africa bans alcohol sales; Spain sets up Covid vaccine registerSee all our coronavirus coverage12.01pmGMTGreece ’s tourism sector is expected to recover next summer following a dramatic fall in revenues due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, a senior industry official said on Tue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now) and Kevin Rawlinson (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news NHS Source Type: news

Covid from space: the humans furthest from the pandemic - video
Astronaut Jessica Meir ’s seven-month mission on the International Space Station (expedition 62, from September 2019-April 2020) glides from the euphoria of the first days in zero gravity, to the deep pressure of the first all-female spacewalk in history, and finally to a completely unexpected event: seeing the global p andemic on Earth unfold from orbit. Will the astronaut be returning to a completely different planet?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alina Manolache, Vladimir Potop, Lindsay Poulton and Jess Gormley Tags: International Space Station Science Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Doctors Without Borders Lends a Gloved Hand to U.S. Nursing Homes
Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the medical humanitarian care organization that has worked for 50 years in conflict zones and on infectious disease outbreaks throughout the world, for the first time in its history has stepped into more than 750 long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic — including dozens of nursing homes in Michigan and Texas. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Doctors raise alarm over 'dire' situation in NHS as Covid cases rise
Hospitals under growing pressure as patient numbers surpass first wave of pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNHS hospitals in England are under increasing pressure as coronavirus cases rise, with doctors raising the alarm about “very, very busy services” and one trust calling for volunteers to help prone patients.The warning comes as the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals surpassed the peak of the first wave – up to 20,426 as of 8am on Monday, more than April’s high of 18,974. Health officials in Wales and Scotland have also said they fear becoming ove...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Hospitals Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases Society NHS Health England Source Type: news

Newly Approved HIV Medications Newly Approved HIV Medications
Review the novel antiretroviral drugs and drug combinations which have been recently approved for the treatment of HIV.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Retraction: Smart People Use a Condom to Avoid HIV Retraction: Smart People Use a Condom to Avoid HIV
In Study 1, we found that individuals with higher levels of general intelligence exhibited greater openness to using condoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The UK and the US need to learn from countries that better handled Covid-19 | Laura Spinney
Vietnam ’s 2003 Sars epidemic and Senegal’s 2014 Ebola outbreak informed their fast and effective responsesIn October 2019, in those halcyon pre-Covid-19 days, a chart was published that ranked 195 countries according to their capacity to deal with outbreaks of infectious disease. Drawn up by the Washington DC-based Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, Maryland, the2019 Global Health Security Index (GHSI) placed the US and UK first and second, respectively. South Korea came ninth, New Zealand 35th and China 51st, while a number of African countries brought up ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases UK news US news World news Science Source Type: news

Review of the year: uncovering the science of Covid-19 (part one)
There have been a number of incredible science stories in 2020, fromAI deciphering the facial expressions of mice to the discovery of ablack hole just 1,000 light-years from Earth. Yet, it was the Sars-CoV-2 virus that came to dominate both the headlines and our lives. In the first of two episodes, health editorSarah Boseley, science editorIan Sample and producerMadeleine Finlay give their thoughts on what has happened over the past year, alongside professors Eleanor Riley, John Drury and Christina Pagel.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Madeleine Finlay, Sarah Boseley and Ian Sample and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Health Society Psychology Source Type: news

Patient characteristics associated with telemedicine access during COVID-19 pandemic
This study identified racial/ ethnic, sex, age, language, and socioeconomic differences in accessing telemedicine for primary care and specialty ambulatory care; if not addressed, these differences may compound existing inequities in care among vulnerable populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Assessment of neutrophil extracellular traps in coronary thrombus of case series of patients with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) Severe COVID-19 is characterized by the intense formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), leading to the blockage of microvessels, as shown in pulmonary samples. The occurrence of ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a serious cardiac manifestation of COVID-19; the intrinsic mechanism of coronary thrombosis appears to still be unknown. This case series report of five patients sought to   determine the role of NETs in coronary thrombosis in patients with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Story tip from Johns Hopkins expert on Covid-19
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a study that looked at suicide deaths during 2020's first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that, contrary to general predictions of suicides skyrocketing, suicides in the overall population actually dropped, relative to previous years. However, the researchers also discovered that suicide deaths increased dramatically among Black Marylanders during the same period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sustained cellular immune dysregulation in individuals recovering from COVID-19
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Ongoing observational clinical research has become a priority to better understand how the COVID-19 virus acts, and findings from this research can better inform treatment and vaccine design. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have now reported their observational study, " Sustained cellular immune dysregulation in individuals recovering from SARS-CoV-2 infection, " published in theJournal of Clinical Investigation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More COVID-19 Vaccines Are in the Pipeline as the U.S. Effort Ramps Up
A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies of the first shots to a nation anxiously awaiting relief from the catastrophic outbreak. Public health experts say more options in addition to the two vaccines now being dispensed — one made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, the other by Moderna — are critical to amassing enough shots for the country and the world. The candidate made by Novavax Inc. is the fifth to reach final-stage testing in the United States. Some 30,000 volunteers are needed to prove if the shot — a diffe...
Source: TIME: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: COVID-19 mortality study shows effectiveness of team-based care
A recent Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that patients with COVID-19 who received care at Mayo Clinic had lower mortality rates than the national average. Mayo Clinic patients were treated using an integrated, team-based approach for patient monitoring and treatment. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. John O'Horo, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 29, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Senegal
From October to December 2020, a total of seven confirmed cases of yellow fever (YF) have been reported from four health districts in three regions in Senegal. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said data coming from Britain indicates the vaccines still will block the virus. But the U.S. also will do tests to be sure. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news