COVID-19 measures deepening health inequalities in slum communities
(University of Warwick) Efforts to stem the impact of COVID-19 in low to middle income countries could be creating a health time bomb in their slum communities by deepening existing inequalities, according to an international team of health researchers led by the University of Warwick. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Georgetown Global Health Center issues pandemic preparedness report and COVID-19 lessons
(Georgetown University Medical Center) In a new report commissioned by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), Georgetown global health experts say the success of any effort to redress pandemic preparedness failures demonstrated by COVID-19 requires a re-centering of governance that would include greater accountability, transparency, equity, participation and the rule of law. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

" COVID-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future " -- Field work in a pandemic
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Independent group leaders Eleanor Scerri and Denise K ü hnert of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) have teamed up with other colleagues from the institute and beyond to comment on the future of field-based sciences in a COVID-19 world. The piece outlines the epidemiological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2, details its effects on field-based sciences and identifies how working practices can be remodeled to overcome the challenges brought on by the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

DNA webs may drive lung pathology in severe COVID-19
(Rockefeller University Press) Sticky webs of DNA released from immune cells known as neutrophils may cause much of the tissue damage associated with severe COVID-19 infections, according to two new studies published September 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM). The research, conducted by independent groups in Belgium and Brazil, suggests that blocking the release of these DNA webs could be a new therapeutic target for the management of severe forms of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Certain coping strategies can help offset pandemic's mental health hits
(Penn State) The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to negative mental health effects for many in the U.S., according to new Penn State research. But the researchers also found that some coping techniques -- like wearing masks and focusing on self-care -- were linked with positive mental health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Finding the best way to get COVID-19 test kits where they're needed
(North Carolina State University) Getting accurate, timely information on COVID-19 cases is one of the major challenges facing policymakers as they make decisions about public health and the economy. Researchers at North Carolina State University are embarking on a project aimed at ensuring test kits are available where they are most needed, so that policymakers have the information they need. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Using artificial intelligence to predict genuine outcomes in COVID-19 patients
(West Virginia University) Larissa Casaburi, a researcher in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, is using artificial intelligence to study how being a coal miner affects COVID-19 outcomes. She's also investigating the ways smoking, vaping and having a chronic lung condition influence how COVID-19 patients fare. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Studies show strong links between the endocrine system and COVID-19 incidence and mortality
(European Society of Endocrinology) COVID-19 and interlinkages to endocrine and metabolic diseases was an important programme topic at the 2020 European Congress of Endocrinology. With 4675 attendees from 112 countries this is the premier European endocrine meeting. Over 5 days, panel sessions covered the science behind COVID-19 and endocrine and metabolic disorders, as well as e-consulting and e-support to endocrine patients in times of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Excessive lung release of neutrophil DNA traps may explain severe complications in Covid-19 patients
(University of Liege) Researchers from the University of Li è ge (Belgium) has detected significant amounts of DNA traps in distinct compartments of the lungs of patients who died from Covid-19. These traps, called NETs, are released massively into the airways, the lung tissue and the blood vessels. Such excessive release could be a major contributor to severe disease complications leading to in-hospital death. These results are published this week in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'A World in Disorder'
(Evoke KYNE) The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), convened by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, today released Its new report, " A World in Disorder, " the first independent preparedness report to be publicly issued during the COVID-19 pandemic.In its new report, the GPMB provides a harsh assessment of the global COVID-19 response, calling it " a collective failure to take pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response seriously and prioritize it accordingly. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Wistar appoints Ami Patel as Caspar Wistar Fellow
(The Wistar Institute) The Wistar Institute announces the appointment of Ami Patel, Ph.D., as a Caspar Wistar Fellow in the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New $5.4 million study to advance understanding of severe coronavirus infection
(University of Liverpool) The University of Liverpool is leading a major new international project to improve our understanding of severe coronavirus infection in humans.Researchers will sequence and analyse samples from humans and animals to create profiles of various coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The results will help inform the development of new treatments and vaccines to tackle coronavirus infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid tests sent to Italy and Germany as UK labs are overwhelmed
Leaked documents reveal backlog of 185,000 swabs and tests sent abroad for processingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government ’s coronavirus testing programme is dealing with a backlog of 185,000 swabs, with tests being sent to Italy and Germany as local labs are overwhelmed.Not even a week after the governmentwas forced to apologise for continuing delays to Covid testing, the Department of Health and Social Care insisted on Sunday that the capacity of the NHS test-and-trace system was the highest it had ever been but there was a “significant” demand for tests.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Infectious diseases Medical research Science Health NHS Italy Germany Europe Microbiology Source Type: news

Care home staff fear for residents as Covid-19 cases rise across UK
Managers say there have been delays in receiving test results for staffCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCare home staff have expressed growing anxiety about a rise in hospitalisations and deaths among their most vulnerable residents, after leaked documents from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) revealed an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in England.The UK is experiencing a sharp rise in the number of positive cases, with 3,497 new cases reported on Saturday and an “R” number – the average number of people infected by each person with Covid –...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and Robert Booth Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Care workers Infectious diseases Science Social care Society UK news Health policy Older people Source Type: news

Covid vaccine tracker: when will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?
More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Here is their progressResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, withmore than 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda and Frank Hulley-Jones Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Microbiology Science Medical research World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Names Nigerian Centre As African Reference Laboratory for Genome Research
[Premium Times] The African Centre of Excellence for the Genomics of Infectious Disease (ACEGID), Redeemer's University, Ede, Osun State, has been named one of the regional repository and bioinformatics centres by the WHO and Africa CDC to provide sequencing, data analysis and other technical support services to the countries where they are located as well as to neighbouring countries and countries in their sub-regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘We’ve learned how we need to act’: Spain braces for second wave of Covid
Despite a big rise in infections, particularly among younger people, there is no sense of panic on the streets around MadridCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn hour or so before lunch on Thursday, Ángela Falcón stepped out of the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and on to the hot and busy streets of Parla.“I’m scared and I very seldom come out but when I do, I stop by the church to pray,” said the 71-year-old.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones in Parla Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Epidemics Spain Europe Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bill Gates Urges Nigeria to Sustain Polio Immunisation
[Daily Trust] The Co-chairman Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr Bill Gates, has called on the Nigerian government not to relent in the immunisation campaign in spite of the 'Polio Free' declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Latest: Kentucky 'front line hero' dies of virus
A prominent Kentucky infectious disease specialist who was hailed by the governor as a “front line hero” has died after a nearly four-month battle against COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Protests in Germany against restrictions as French cases set new record – as it happened
Number of new cases in California falls; Cuba restricts internal travel; English hospitals stress test for a second wave. Follow all the developmentsOxford University resumes Covid-19 vaccine trialsTrump ally who sought to change CDC Covid reports claims he was fighting ‘deep state’‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UKBritish passengers furious at airlines over voucher policy11.52pmBSTYou can keep up to date with all the latest developemnts at our new live blog that Martin is taking care of here:Related:Coronavirus live news: France cases top 10,000 in one day; Victoria records 41...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Damien Gayle, Graham Readfearn, Naaman Zhou and Aaron Walawalkar(earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology World news Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: We Have a Responsibility to Invest in Our Healthcare System
[Africa Renewal] Dr. Mamadu Baldeh is a 31-year-old medical officer attached to the Infectious Disease and Isolation Unit at the Connaught Hospital, University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital complex, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Severe Malaria Drops By 38% in Rwanda
[New Times] In its annual Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Report, the Ministry of Health says that the national malaria incidence reduced from 401 cases per 1,000-person in 2017-2018 fiscal year to 200 cases per 1,000-person in 2019-2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exasperated parents in England say test and trace still a 'shambles'
Complaints only available tests are hundreds of miles away despite Matt Hancock ’s pledgeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExasperated parents in England have complained of a test-and-trace system still in “shambles”, with some struggling to book appointments for their children who have developed symptoms since returning to school.One Brighton primary school teacher, who did not wish to be named, told the Guardian she had tried to book a test for her three-year-old daughter since Friday morning, but the only option offered was in Aberdeen – more than 600 miles away.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aaron Walawalkar Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Matt Hancock Health NHS Politics Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Oxford University resumes vaccine trial; cases in Scotland hit four-month high - live updates
India racks up another 97,570 infections; police disperse demonstrators in Victoria; Brazil deaths climb past 130,000. Follow all the developmentsCovid-19 vaccine gamble: where bets have been placed and why‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UKPassengers furious at airlines over voucher policyBob Woodward rejects criticism he sat on Trump ‘deadly’ virus remarks2.41pmBSTDaily coronavirus cases inScotland have hit a four-month high, the latest Scottish government figures show.A total of 221 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours - the highest daily figure sinc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle , Graham Readfearn and Naaman Zhou (earlier), Aaron Walawalkar(now) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology World news Source Type: news

Police warn public not to party before Covid rules tighten in England
Federation chairman says people may take advantage of situation ahead of restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople have been urged not to have a “party weekend” before the government’s “rule of six” restrictions come into force on Monday.The call from the Police Federation came as a former chief scientific adviser urged the public to act in tune with guidelines as the UK is “on the edge of losing control” of coronavirus, he said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Science Infectious diseases North of England World news Police Source Type: news

Fauci:'About 40%-45% of Infections Are Asymptomatic'Fauci:'About 40%-45% of Infections Are Asymptomatic '
Asymptomatic SARS CoV-2 carriers may be responsible for a large proportion -- up to 50% -- of virus transmissions, he told a virtual crowd gathered by the Society of Critical Care Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Victoria police arrest 14 people at illegal anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne
About 100 people attended the protests, with 51 fines issued for breaching stay-at-home ordersVictoria police have arrested 14 people at illegal anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne, with 51 fines issued for breaching stay-at-home orders.About 100 people attended the protests at various locations in the city, with a large police presence outnumbering those taking part in the so-called “freedom walk” at the popular running track the Tan and Fitzroy Gardens.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff Tags: Victoria Australian police and policing Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Daniel Andrews Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Victoria's new coronavirus cases fall to lowest level since June as Australian death toll exceeds 800
Premier Daniel Andrews announces 37 new Covid-19 cases and six more deathsFollow today ’s coronavirus live blogHow vaccine hesitancy could undermine Australia ’s Covid response‘She deserved better’: Melbourne aged care home continued to charge Covid victim as she lay in hospitalCovid test devices rushed onto Australian market less accurate than claimed – reviewNew Victorian coronavirus cases have fallen to their lowest level since 26 June, but six more deaths of people in aged care have taken the national Covid-19 death toll above 800.The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, said on Saturday tha...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn with agencies Tags: Australia news Victoria Victorian politics New South Wales Queensland Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: France rules out new lockdown as Victoria records 37 more cases
Cases continue to surge in western Europe; Australian sees one of its lowest totals for months; Brazil deaths climb past 130,000. Follow all the developmentsCovid-19 vaccine gamble: where bets have been placed and why‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UKMelbourne care home charged patient even when she was in hospitalBob Woodward rejects criticism he sat on Trump ‘deadly’ virus remarks12.20amBSTHi all, it ’sNaaman Zhou here, bringing you the latest coronavirus news from Australia and around the world.The state of Victoria is bracing for more protests and arrests today as ant...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Naaman Zhou Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology World news Source Type: news

Editor in Chief to present on panel about COVID-19 transmission on September 18
Cochrane Library Editor in Chief Karla Soares-Weiser will present on Friday, September 18, as part of an expert panel hosted by the University of New Mexico addressing the question, " What have we learned about COVID-19 transmission? "  The panel discussion, moderated by WHO Chief Scientist  Soumya Swaminathan, is part of the ECHO COVID-19 GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS series from Project Echo at the University of New Mexico in the United States. The other distinguished panelists include Jay Butler, Deputy Director, US Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; George Ga o, 王晓...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

US and International Physicians' COVID Experiences: What's Your Opinion? US and International Physicians' COVID Experiences: What's Your Opinion?
Medscape's US and International Physicians'COVID-19 Experience Report describes the risk, burnout, and loneliness of physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. What are your thoughts about this report?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Physician Income Drops, Burnout Spikes Globally in Pandemic Physician Income Drops, Burnout Spikes Globally in Pandemic
In the United States, one quarter of physicians said they were considering retiring earlier than planned, and 12% were considering a career change away from medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Americans need to 'hunker down' this fall and winter as Covid-19 pandemic will likely worsen, Fauci says
Nearly 30 US states are reporting downward trends in Covid-19 cases, but the pandemic will likely worsen again, according to the country's leading infectious disease expert. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious COVID-19 Can Persist in Gut for Weeks Infectious COVID-19 Can Persist in Gut for Weeks
Signs of active viral infection were found in stool samples even after patients tested negative with nasopharyngeal swabbing in a small pilot study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Amid a Global Pandemic, Designers Aim to Reimagine PPE Amid a Global Pandemic, Designers Aim to Reimagine PPE
Covid-19 has led to a surge in demand for personal protective equipment. Inventors have responded — with mixed results.Undark (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ghana: Polio Vaccination Exercise Begins in Ho Municipality
[Ghanaian Times] At least 42,789 children under the age of five in 117 communities in the Ho municipality will benefit from the national polio vaccination exercise which commenced yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antihistamines May Help Calm COVID-19 Cytokine Storm Antihistamines May Help Calm COVID-19 Cytokine Storm
Dual histamine-receptor blockade with cetirizine and famotidine appears to reduce pulmonary symptoms and may have other benefits in patients with COVID-19, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hazardous Air Pollutants Make COVID-19 More Serious Hazardous Air Pollutants Make COVID-19 More Serious
The type of pollution emitted by many chemical plants in Louisiana's industrial corridor is correlated with increased coronavirus deaths, according to new peer-reviewed research from SUNY and ProPublica.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Billing Code for Added COVID Practice Expense New Billing Code for Added COVID Practice Expense
The AMA has established a new CPT code for COVID response that could be used again if the United States faces a similarly serious battle against an infectious respiratory disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kids Missing Critical Windows for Lead Testing Due to Pandemic Kids Missing Critical Windows for Lead Testing Due to Pandemic
In the Upper Midwest, Northeast and parts of the West Coast — areas with historically high rates of lead poisoning — the slide has been the most dramatic, according to the CDC.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

NIH Launches Two Trials to Test Blood Thinners in COVID-19 Patients NIH Launches Two Trials to Test Blood Thinners in COVID-19 Patients
The National Institutes of Health said on Thursday it has launched two of the three late-stage clinical trials to test the effectiveness and safety of different types of blood thinners in treating COVID-19 among adults.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

UK health screening advisers not involved in 'moonshot' Covid plan
Exclusive: Public health experts say it is ‘incomprehensible’ NSC not consulted on £100bn rapid mass testing projectCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government ’s health screening advisers have not been involved in Boris Johnson’s “moonshot” project to test the entire population for Covid-19, an omission public health experts have described as “incomprehensible”.The National Screening Committee, which advises ministers and the NHS about “all aspects of population screening”, has not been consulted on the £100bn plan...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson Politics Infectious diseases UK news Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hypertension, Cancer, HIV Kill 600,000 Nigerians Annually - NCD Alliance
[Vanguard] Worried about the growing trend of hypertension, cancer, HIV, Sickle Cell Disease, and other Non-Communicable Diseases, NCDs, among Nigerians, President of the NCD Alliance Nigeria, Dr. Sonny Kuku, says not less than 60,000 Nigerians die from these diseases annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

We need Covid-19 mass-testing. But who will trust the government to deliver it? | David Hunter
A huge amount of work will be required to convince a sceptical public fatigued by talk of ‘world-beating’ new systemsAs summer turns to autumn, Covid-19 cases have beenincreasing in the UK, and England has registered anincrease in hospitalisations. The virus has already shown it can cause havoc for the NHS while infecting a relatively small proportion of the population.Related:Mass weekly Covid-19 testing of population to be trialled in EnglandContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Hunter Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science World news Infectious diseases Medical research Politics UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases in England doubling every eight days, study shows
Research finds evidence of accelerating spread at end of August and start of SeptemberCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCases of coronavirus in England are doubling every seven to eight days, research has revealed in the latest figures to show a resurgence of Covid-19.The study, known as React-1, is a population surveillance study that began in May and uses swabs from about 120,000 to 160,000 randomly selected people in England across 315 local authority areas each month to track thespread of coronavirus using PCR analysis – the “have you got it now” test.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Society UK news Infectious diseases Medical research Science Imperial College London Source Type: news

Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Updated review (24 trials; n=2278) found low ‐ to very low‐certainty evidence that covering more parts of the body leads to better protection but usually comes at the cost of more difficult donning or doffing and less user comfort, and may therefore even lead to more contamination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Victoria records 43 new cases and nine deaths as NSW reports 10 cases - as it happened
Rio Tinto boss Jean-S ébastien Jacques bows to investor pressure over Juukan Gorge debacle and steps down, along with two other senior executives. This blog has now closedFollow today ’s international coronavirus live blogImpact of Covid slowdown on CO2 in the atmosphere ‘not even a blip’, Australian scientist saysA day in the life of Victoria ’s Covid contact tracersAustralian stats interactive10.16amBSTWe ’re closing our live coverage of coronavirus news and other major developments for the day. Thanks toAmy Remeikis,who led you through most of the day.You can still follow development...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn and Amy Remeikis Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian Victoria Liberal party National party Australian politics Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: Scotland and Wales bring in 'rule of six' regulations amid rise in cases
Stricter regulations across the UK come as a study reports that mask wearing and lockdown rules are causing deeper social divides than BrexitCovid lockdown rules more divisive than Brexit, survey findsUK ’s economic recovery from Covid-19 crisis continuesGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage9.38amBSTFace masks will be mandatory in shops and indoor spaces in Wales from Monday, the first minister has said.Mark Drakeford said the country had reached a threshold where 20 people in 100,000 were suffering from coronavirus.9.27amBSTChallenged on why the London government had not followed th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Politics Boris Johnson Nicola Sturgeon Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 43 new Covid cases and nine deaths as NSW reports 10 cases
Rio Tinto boss Jean-S ébastien Jacques bows to investor pressure over Juukan Gorge debacle and will quit, along with two other senior executives. Follow liveFollow today ’s international coronavirus live blogImpact of Covid slowdown on CO2 in the atmosphere ‘not even a blip’, Australian scientist saysA day in the life of Victoria ’s Covid contact tracersJobseeker cut will leave 80% skipping meals, survey findsAustralian stats interactive9.37amBST⚠️ Public Health Alert ⚠️Queensland Health has expanded its list of venues where confirmed COVID-19 cases have visited.For an extensive list ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier) Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian Victoria Liberal party National party Australian politics Source Type: news

Cost Puts HIV-Preventing PrEP Out of Reach for Many
Title: Cost Puts HIV-Preventing PrEP Out of Reach for ManyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news