US Black Communities Missing Out on COVID-19 Testing US Black Communities Missing Out on COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 testing is essential for identification and isolation of infected people, but testing may be less common among US Blacks than among Whites, a Missouri study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctor Has Severe Allergic Reaction to Moderna COVID Vaccine: NYT Doctor Has Severe Allergic Reaction to Moderna COVID Vaccine: NYT
A doctor in Boston with a shellfish allergy developed a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna's coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, the New York Times reported, citing the doctor.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for Underlying Conditions CDC Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for Underlying Conditions
The guidance had specific information for people with HIV, weakened immune systems, and autoimmune conditions such as Guillain-Barre syndrome and Bell's palsy who are planning to get the vaccine.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As COVID Struck, Healthcare Workers Struggled to Survive As COVID Struck, Healthcare Workers Struggled to Survive
At least 2900 health workers have died since the pandemic began. Many were minorities with the highest levels of patient contact.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci Says Herd Immunity Could Require 90% to Get COVID Vaccine Fauci Says Herd Immunity Could Require 90% to Get COVID Vaccine
Herd immunity against the novel coronavirus could require vaccination rates approaching as high as 90%, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview published in The New York Times.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Impacted People With HIV In Sub-Saharan Africa
Infectious disease expert Dr. Dave Wessner explores how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted HIV patients in parts of Africa. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dave Wessner, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Novavax Starts Late-Stage Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine in US Novavax Starts Late-Stage Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine in US
Novavax has begun a large late-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the US, after delaying the trial twice over issues in scaling up the manufacturing process.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci: Worst Yet to Come as COVID-19 Surges Fauci: Worst Yet to Come as COVID-19 Surges
Anthony Fauci, MD, says the coronavirus pandemic may get worse in coming months, including a post-holiday surge in cases.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

War on superbugs must follow defeat of Covid-19
World needs new antibiotics and action to keep existing ones effective (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Incident T2DM After Initiation of Common HIV ART Drugs Incident T2DM After Initiation of Common HIV ART Drugs
How likely are HIV patients to develop prediabetes or type 2 diabetes after ART initiation -- and which drugs are these events associated with?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Nurses Fear What's to Come:'Walk Down Our Unit for a Day'Nurses Fear What's to Come:'Walk Down Our Unit for a Day '
Hospitals in California and elsewhere have hired extra staff, canceled elective surgeries and set up outdoor tents to boost capacity before the cases contracted over Christmas and New Year's show up.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19 The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
Autopsies have lost stature over the years as the medical world turned to lab tests and imaging scans.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: United Nations Agencies Deliver Lifeline Food Assistance to 25,000 Eritrean Refugees in Tigray
[WFP] Eritrean refugees in two camps in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia received a month's worth of food supplies through a joint distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Ethiopia's Agency for Refugees and Returnee Affairs (ARRA). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: International Day of Epidemic Preparedness
[WHO] The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of investing in systems to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

With the new Covid variant everywhere, it's not enough to just wait for the vaccine | Stephen Reicher
New UK-wide restrictions are now essential. At Independent Sage, we ’ve come up with a five-point emergency plan• Stephen Reicher is a member of Independent SageCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe new variants of Covid-19 have changed the nature of the pandemic. We are no longer facing the same situation as in March or even November. Our response must change accordingly.It is now clear thatvariant B117 of Covid-19 is already established in all parts of the UK. Being an estimated56% more transmissible than pre-existing variants, it is likely to constitute 90% of all casesby mid-J...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Reicher Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science UK news Health Society World news Medical research Source Type: news

Fueled by a History of Mistreatment, Black Americans Distrust the New COVID-19 Vaccines
When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available to Americans, Brianna Clarke says she won’t be taking it. “I don’t trust the vaccine,” the 22-year-old says. “I think it’s too soon to have a vaccine.” Clarke, who lives in Willingboro, N.J., is among a significant number of Black Americans who are skeptical of the healthcare industry in general and, critically, the COVID-19 vaccines recently developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, more specifically. Over the past couple of weeks, the U.S. has averaged in the neighborhood of 200,000 new COVID-19 cases per d...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dezimey Kum Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

State-by-State Guide to COVID Vaccine Information State-by-State Guide to COVID Vaccine Information
What should you say to patients eager to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Most will likely need to be patient.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HHS Launches National Plan to Attack STI Epidemic HHS Launches National Plan to Attack STI Epidemic
The first national plan to address sexually transmitted infections (STIs) seeks to enlist all clinicians and calls for the elimination of disparities that have disproportionate effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Africa: Child Malaria Deaths 'Slashed By Rainy Season Regimen'
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Giving antimalarial medicines to children monthly during the rainy season cut malaria deaths in children by 42 per cent, making a case for wide implementation in malaria-endemic African regions, a study found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists fought coronavirus, now they face a battle against disinformation | Jim Al-Khalili
The public ’s appetite for science has never been stronger, but only openness can confound the deluge of fake narrativesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWay back, in those halcyon and innocent times pre-Covid, scientists ’ roles in society seemed much simpler. We knew where we stood when it came to explaining our work to the public. It was either exciting, like reporting on the discovery of a new particle or exoplanet, or it was completely ignored by an uninterested world struggling to understand subjects too remo te from everyday experience. It almost seems hard to believe now,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jim Al-Khalili Tags: Coronavirus Science Science policy Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Health World news Source Type: news

Novavax announces initiation of PREVENT-19 pivotal Phase 3 efficacy trial of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States and Mexico
Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late-stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced initiation of PREVENT-19, its pivotal Phase 3 study in the United States and Mexico to evaluate the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of NVX-CoV2373, the Company's COVID-19 vaccine candidate. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business Business and Industry Source Type: news

How readers helped the Guardian cover the coronavirus pandemic
We realised Covid was not just the story of our lives – it would change everything about the way we workedShow your support for independent Guardian journalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is hard to remember exactly when the penny dropped, when we realised the story we were attempting to cover was not only the story of our lives, but would change all of our lives.We had started writing about coronavirus at the turn of the year. A scientific curiosity, it seemed, without a name. By the third week of January, our reporters in the region were describingthe first “human to hu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nick Hopkins Head of news Tags: Coronavirus Science World news The Guardian National newspapers & magazines Media Infectious diseases Politics Membership Source Type: news

COVID-19 news from < i > Annals of Internal Medicine < /i >
(American College of Physicians) 1. Review concludes universal mask use by lay persons reduces the spread of viral infections including SARS-CoV-2 ; 2. Update to 'living review' summarizes latest evidence on mask use among laypersons and health care workers (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One year later, how does COVID-19 affect children?
(JAMA Network) We have all lived with COVID-19 for about a year now. Overall, we have learned that children get sick less often than adults, but a few children have gotten severely sick. This update summarizes the current understanding of how children are affected and gives ways to keep families safe as children continue to grow and thrive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Phase 3 trial of Novavax investigational COVID-19 vaccine opens
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The Phase 3 trial of another investigational coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine has begun enrolling adult volunteers. The randomized, placebo-controlled trial will enroll approximately 30,000 people at approximately 115 sites in the United States and Mexico. It will evaluate the safety and efficacy of NVX-CoV2373, a vaccine candidate developed by Novavax, Inc., of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Novavax is leading the trial as the regulatory sponsor. NIAID and BARDA are funding the trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa hits 1 million coronavirus cases as new variant spreads rapidly
President Cyril Ramaphosa expected to announce new restrictions in attempt to slow the surgeSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Africa ’sCovid-19 surge has taken the country to more than 1 million confirmed cases as president Cyril Ramaphosa called an emergency meeting of the national coronavirus command council.The country ’snew variantof the coronavirus, 501.V2, is more contagious and has quickly become dominant in many areas of the resurgence, according to experts.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff and agencies Tags: South Africa Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Donald Trump signs Covid-19 relief and spending bill
Move comes after Republicans voiced anger over the delay, which resulted in millions of Americans losing unemployment aidSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has signed theCovid-19 relief and spending bill after days of delays, preventing a mid-pandemic government shutdown.The announcement on Sunday night came after Republicans urged him to act following his refusal to sign the bill, a decision that meant millions of Americans lost unemployment aid.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff and agencies Tags: Donald Trump Coronavirus US news Infectious diseases World news Science Source Type: news

I'm a consultant in infectious diseases. 'Long Covid' is anything but a mild illness | Joanna Herman
Nine months on from the virus, I am seriously debilitated. This is how the new NHS clinics need to help thousands of usWith the excitement of the Covid vaccine ’s arrival, it may be easy to forget and ignore those of us with “long Covid”, who are struggling to reclaim our previous, pre-viral lives and continue to live with debilitating symptoms. Even when the NHS has managed the herculean task of vaccinating the nation, Covid-19 and the new mutant variants of the virus will continue to circulate, leaving more people at risk of l ong Covid. Data from a King’s College London study in September suggest...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Herman Tags: Long Covid Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Health Source Type: news

The breakthrough medicines that could change the course of Covid
Dexamethasone demonstrates power of large-scale, randomised trials in finding effective medicinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt remains one of the most dramatically successful outcomes in the battle against Covid-19. A cheap treatment for inflammation was found to save lives of seriously ill patients while a trio of much-touted therapies were shown to have no effect.It is now estimated that the discovery of the effectiveness of the drug dexamethasone has saved around 650,000 lives across the world, according to Professor Martin Landray, a founder of the Recovery programme – the w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Observer Science Editor Tags: Coronavirus Medical research Biology UK news Infectious diseases Health World news Science Society Source Type: news

Scientists call for UK lockdown after rapid spread of Covid-19 variant
Stricter measures needed as cases of mutated virus, linked to UK travellers, are reported across globeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCases of the new variant Covid-19 virus were confirmed in several European countries on Saturday, including Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. All were linked to people who had arrived from the UK.Meanwhile, Japan has announced it is banning all new entries of foreign nationals from Monday following the discovery of the variant in travellers from the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie, Toby Helm and Jamie Doward Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Microbiology Medical research Science Source Type: news

Nicholas Christakis: the epidemiologist who knows the value of a good knees-up | Rebecca Nicholson
The Yale professor has some good news for us: once the pandemic is over, people will party like there ’s no tomorrowAs a Christmas present to myself, I had a long, luxurious binge-listen to the wonderful podcastTransmissions:the Definitive Story of Joy Division and New Order. It earns that “definitive” in the title.Narrated by Maxine Peake, and featuring interviews with pretty much everyone you could want to hear from, plus a few surprises, it is in-depth, affectionate and frank. When the story gets to the shambolic opening of infamous Manchester nightclub The Ha çienda, with its awful sound, caver...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Nicholson Tags: Coronavirus Epidemics Infectious diseases Science Kim Cattrall Margot Robbie Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: millions more wake up to tier 4 in England
Follow all the latest on the coronavirus pandemic across the worldMillions wake up to tougher restrictions in UKSouth Korea at ‘crossroads’ as concern mounts over variantsCovid led to huge London property exodus, says HamptonsAustralian golf great Greg Norman tests positive for Covid-191.46pmGMTThanks for following the Guardian ’s coronavirus live blog. Hoping everyone is enjoying the festive period. Get in touch with me to share your comments and news tips.Twitter:@sloumarshInstagram:sarah_marsh_journalistEmail:sarah.marsh@theguardian.com1.29pmGMTThe new variant of the coronavirus circulating in Britain ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news UK news England South Korea Russia Europe Source Type: news

Ten reasons why we got Covid-19 vaccines so quickly without 'cutting corners' | Adam Finn
The speedy rollout is thanks to a combination of foresight, hard work and lucky breaksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe speed at which effective Covid-19 vaccines have come through to authorisation has caused surprise. Compared with previous vaccines, the process has been very fast and so, naturally, people are asking how can it have happened without some kind of compromise on standards and care. Explaining it all as simply a result of the wonders of the latest scientific advances seems vague. So how has it actually come about? In reality, there are at least 10 reasons: some are about go...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Adam Finn Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Source Type: news

Studies Find Having COVID-19 May Protect Against Reinfection
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Two new studies give encouraging evidence that having COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infections. Researchers found that people who made antibodies to the coronavirus were much less likely to test positive again for up to six months and maybe longer. The results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. Researchers found that people with antibodies from natural infections were “at much lower risk … on the order of the same kind of protect...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Studies Find Having COVID-19 May Protect Against Reinfection
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Two new studies give encouraging evidence that having COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infections. Researchers found that people who made antibodies to the coronavirus were much less likely to test positive again for up to six months and maybe longer. The results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. Researchers found that people with antibodies from natural infections were “at much lower risk … on the order of the same kind of protect...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Studies Find Having COVID-19 May Protect Against Reinfection
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Two new studies give encouraging evidence that having COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infections. Researchers found that people who made antibodies to the coronavirus were much less likely to test positive again for up to six months and maybe longer. The results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. Researchers found that people with antibodies from natural infections were “at much lower risk … on the order of the same kind of protect...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Studies Find Having COVID-19 May Protect Against Reinfection
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Two new studies give encouraging evidence that having COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infections. Researchers found that people who made antibodies to the coronavirus were much less likely to test positive again for up to six months and maybe longer. The results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. Researchers found that people with antibodies from natural infections were “at much lower risk … on the order of the same kind of protect...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Studies Find Having COVID-19 May Protect Against Reinfection
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Two new studies give encouraging evidence that having COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infections. Researchers found that people who made antibodies to the coronavirus were much less likely to test positive again for up to six months and maybe longer. The results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. Researchers found that people with antibodies from natural infections were “at much lower risk … on the order of the same kind of protect...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Studies Find Having COVID-19 May Protect Against Reinfection
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Two new studies give encouraging evidence that having COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infections. Researchers found that people who made antibodies to the coronavirus were much less likely to test positive again for up to six months and maybe longer. The results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. Researchers found that people with antibodies from natural infections were “at much lower risk … on the order of the same kind of protect...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Anthony Fauci lectures Americans over COVID-19: It spread because we have too much freedom
(Natural News) America’s lead immunologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been in government nearly his entire adult life. Having taken over as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984, he joined the National Institutes of Health in 1968 — meaning he has been in Washington for more than 50 years.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan and France report cases of coronavirus variant found in UK
Six new cases emerge as Russia becomes latest country to tighten controls on travel from BritainSee all our coronavirus coverageFive cases of the new coronavirus variant spreading fast across the UK have been found in Japan, and one case has been confirmed in France, while Russia has become the latest country to impose stricter quarantine on travellers from Britain.Japan has avoided the huge infection numbers seen in countries from the US to Europe, but cases are rising sharply and daily numbers passed 3,000 for the first time this month.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emma Graham-Harrison and agencies Tags: Coronavirus Japan Russia UK news Asia Pacific Europe Science World news Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Covid-19 has shown us that health is not just down to biology | Devi Sridhar
Of all the lessons we ’ve learned from this pandemic, the most significant is how unequal its effects have beenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIf you wanted to run an experiment on Earth to understand human behaviour, the pandemic would be the perfect opportunity. In some people, the virus that causes Covid-19 has no symptoms. In others it leads to deadly disease. The virus pits the healthy against those with underlying health issues, and the young against the old. Infectious diseasescan bind us together or drive us apart. Low-income countries know this too well; many face multiple o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Devi Sridhar Tags: Coronavirus Inequality Science Infectious diseases Medical research Vaccines and immunisation World news Health World Health Organization Society Source Type: news

How did scientists tackle Covid so quickly? Because they pulled together | Charlotte Summers
From observational studies to rapid development of vaccines, knowledge-sharing was a key feature of science in 2020The raw numbers around Covid-19 are simply incredible when you consider that this was a disease almost no one had heard of in December 2019. At the time of writing, this year about 240,000 people in the UK have been admitted to hospitalwith Covid-19, and more than 70,000 people have had Covid-19 listed as a cause of death on theirdeath certificate.I began 2020 anxious about the reports emerging from Wuhan: they seemed to imply an asymptomatic transmission of a respiratory pathogen that was serious enough to pu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Charlotte Summers Tags: Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases Medical research World news NHS UK news Health Microbiology Source Type: news

11-Year-Olds Could Get Vaccines Without Parental Consent in DC 11-Year-Olds Could Get Vaccines Without Parental Consent in DC
Black parents say the law will add to existing distrust of the government and the medical establishment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Staff at UK coronavirus testing lab hit by outbreak of disease
Whistleblower claims safety measures breached at Milton Keynes facility where 20 staff affectedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStaff at the UK ’s biggest testing lab in Milton Keynes have been hit by an outbreak of coronavirus as the country struggles to contain the soaring number of infections.Cases have been reported in three of the four scientific teams at Milton Keynes Lighthouse Laboratory, Sky News said on Christmas Eve. Sky said there had also been cases among the admin and warehouse departments. It is believed that, as a result of the outbreak, about 20 members of a 70-person...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Harry Taylor Tags: Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases UK news Milton Keynes NHS Society Source Type: news

Staff at UK coronavirus testing lab hit by outbreak of the disease
Whistleblower claims safety measures breached in Milton Keynes facility where 20 staff affectedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStaff at the UK ’s biggest testing lab in Milton Keynes have been hit by an outbreak of coronavirus as the country struggles to contain the soaring number of infections.Cases have been reported in three of the four scientific teams at Milton Keynes Lighthouse Laboratory, Sky News said on Christmas Eve. Sky said there had also been cases among the admin and warehouse departments.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Harry Taylor Tags: Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases UK news Milton Keynes NHS Society Source Type: news

Johnson refuses to rule out national lockdown as UK death toll rises by 574
Total number of UK deaths from Covid-19 now 69,625, with further 39,036 daily cases recordedSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has refused to rule out another national lockdown as the UK death toll from coronavirus rose by 574, with a further 39,036 cases.Thursday ’s figure, covering people who died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, brings the total number of UK deaths to 69,625.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin Tags: Coronavirus UK news Health NHS Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Drug Combo Injection Every 8 Weeks Safe, Effective in HIV: Study Drug Combo Injection Every 8 Weeks Safe, Effective in HIV: Study
Cabotegravir plus rilpivirine given by injection every 8 weeks appeared to be a promising new therapeutic option for people living with HIV at the 48-week mark in the ATLAS-2M trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Tennessee Emerges as New COVID-19 Epicenter in US Tennessee Emerges as New COVID-19 Epicenter in US
Tennessee emerged as an epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge as US political leaders sought to guard against a highly contagious variant sweeping across Britain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sinovac's COVID Vaccine Over 50% Effective in Brazil Tests: Report Sinovac's COVID Vaccine Over 50% Effective in Brazil Tests: Report
Sinovac Biotech's vaccine against COVID-19 is over 50% effective in late-stage trials, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news