Superspreader Sunday: The Super Bowl With COVID Variants Afoot Superspreader Sunday: The Super Bowl With COVID Variants Afoot
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Curbs Use of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma, Citing New Data FDA Curbs Use of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma, Citing New Data
Only high-titer COVID-19 convalescent plasma can be used, and only in hospitalized patients early in the disease course or for patients with impaired immune function.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Politicians May Be Guilty of'Social Murder' in COVID Response Politicians May Be Guilty of'Social Murder' in COVID Response
An editorial in an influential British medical journal says politicians who didn't respond aggressively enough to control the coronavirus pandemic should be held responsible for those deaths.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

J & J Asks US Regulators to OK Its One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine J & J Asks US Regulators to OK Its One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine
Johnson& Johnson asked US regulators Thursday to clear the world's first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, an easier-to-use option that could boost scarce supplies.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

In Public Health's Response to COVID, Fear Tactics Are a Misstep In Public Health's Response to COVID, Fear Tactics Are a Misstep
With new coronavirus variants spreading, health experts are considering new strategies. Fear shouldn't be one of them.Undark (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Merck Warns Against Using Ivermectin to Treat COVID-19   Merck Warns Against Using Ivermectin to Treat COVID-19  
Drugmaker Merck on Thursday said its analysis of available data does not support the safety and efficacy of its anti-parasite drug, ivermectin, for the treatment of COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

World Faces Around 4000 COVID-19 Variants as Britain Explores Mixed Vaccine Shots World Faces Around 4000 COVID-19 Variants as Britain Explores Mixed Vaccine Shots
The world faces around 4000 variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, prompting a race to improve vaccines, Britain said on Thursday, as researchers began to explore mixing doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca shots in a world first.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Comparing Death Tolls From COVID to Past Wars Comparing Death Tolls From COVID to Past Wars
Each death is unique, a devastating loss that ripples through a family, a network, a community. But in the aggregate, the national death toll can feel abstract, and its repetition in the news can be numbing.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Delusional Infestation Surges During COVID-19 Pandemic Delusional Infestation Surges During COVID-19 Pandemic
Psychiatrists with expertise in delusional infestation have some advice for dermatologists, infectious disease specialists, and primary care physicians who encounter affected patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

UK Covid: 'too early' to decide to ease measures in March, says Hancock; Oxford jab 'protects against UK variant' – as it happened
Health secretary says NHS still under pressure;Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine as effective against UK variant as original virus, research suggests. This live blog has now closed –please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesOxford Covid vaccine just as effective against Kent variant, trials suggestAll over-50s should get Covid vaccine by May, No 10 confirmsHancock orders third review on link between vitamin D and CovidPandemic burnout on rise as latest lockdown takes toll5.22pmGMTHere the latest developments at a glance:Related:Coronavirus live news: variant first found in UK now accounts for 6% of German ca...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte and Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus UK news Infectious diseases Medical research Politics World news Science Source Type: news

How deadly diseases change personal as well as national histories | Jim Waterson
My grandfather lost his life to TB, but his brother would go on to be part of the scientific team that coined the term ‘coronavirus’When my grandfather ’s lungs finally collapsed, so did my family. He spent his final weeks receiving oxygen to help keep him alive, his body having been eaten away by disease. My dad, allowed in to say goodbye for the final time, was horrified to see his father reduced to a thin wisp of a man, surrounded by medical e quipment.The compassion shown towards him by NHS staff was extraordinary, even if it took some pressure from my ever-watchful great uncle to make sure my grandfa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jim Waterson Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

Oxford Covid vaccine almost as effective against Kent variant, trials suggest
Scientists say it offers only slightly lower protection compared with original CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is nearly as effective against the Kent variant as it is against older forms of the virus, according to preliminary research results.Researchers analysed swabs from trial volunteers who developed asymptomatic or symptomatic infections to determine which variant of the virus they had caught after receiving the vaccine or a control jab.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Medical research UK news University of Oxford AstraZeneca Health Pharmaceuticals industry Society Source Type: news

Weekly COVID-19 Cases in Children Continue to Drop Weekly COVID-19 Cases in Children Continue to Drop
Despite a drop in the number of weekly COVID-19 cases, children made up a larger share of cases for the fourth consecutive week.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Africa: Survey Finds 'Blind Spot' in Diagnosing People With TB
[spotlight] An estimated 390 000 people became ill with tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa in 2018, according to the country's first-ever National TB Prevalence Survey released on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Efforts Pay Off As Kenya Ranks High in HIV War
[Nation] Kenya is the third leading country in the use of HIV-prevention drugs, a study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Many South Africans Are Living With Undetected TB, Survey Finds
[SAnews.gov.za] Many South Africans are living with undetected tuberculosis (TB), while those who show symptoms delay seeking medical care, a survey has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK Covid live: all over-50s to get a vaccine dose by May as extra trial data shows Oxford jab effective in elderly
Latest updates: Cabinet Office says all nine priority cohorts to be reached by May; MHRA says more data shows Oxford vaccine works for over-65sMinister defends quarantine hotel delayUp to 100 UK children a week hospitalised with rare post-Covid diseaseJeremy Hunt says restrictions should stay until cases below 1,000 a day‘Being an island is a gift’: could UK have been like New Zealand?Global coronavirus updates - live11.57amGMTA third of the government ’s £1bn rebuilding programme for schools inEngland could go up in smoke, literally, because of the failure to mandate that sprinklers be added, accor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte Tags: Coronavirus UK news Infectious diseases Medical research Politics World news Science Source Type: news

What are Covid variants – and should we be worried?
In UK all eyes are on South African, Brazilian and Kent variants – virus with mutations transmitting among the populationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith the discovery of new coronavirus variants in parts of the UK, prompting intensive testing, we take a look at what the variants are and how concerned we should be.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus UK news World news Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

Future of Cities: A Conversation with Richard Florida
Richard Florida has studied cities and urban economies for 40 years, and not once had he come across any mention of the effects from a pandemic.   And so it was in the early stages of the Covid-19 crisis that he set out to learn as much as he could about the “arc of urbanization” in the context of plagues, pestilence and infectious diseases over the past two millennia. His conclusion: Keep calm and carry on, albeit with some caveats wh en it comes to competition for people and the prospects for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Covid: could Britain have been more like New Zealand?
Island nation status could facilitate border controls to eradicate virus and ease lockdown restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK ’s physical isolation sets it apart from its continental neighbours, but could its island status have protected it from the full horror of Covid-19, had it closed borders in early 2020, as New Zealand and Taiwan did?Both have been applauded for their efficient handling of the pandemic, with just 33 Covid-19 deaths between them. Other island nations such as Tonga, in the South Pacific Ocean, have reported no infections.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Coronavirus UK news New Zealand Australia news Science Infectious diseases World news Politics Source Type: news

States Shift COVID Vaccine From Long-Term Care to General Public States Shift COVID Vaccine From Long-Term Care to General Public
State health officials said that many long-term care facilities received an oversupply that has sat unused.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study finds Americans went out more after face mask mandates
(Yale School of the Environment) Face masks mandates have led people to spend less time at home, but whether this has exposed Americans to more risk is still a question, according to a new study published Thursday inScientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19: Schools urgently need guidelines on improving ventilation in classrooms
(SAGE) There is an urgent need for guidelines on how schools can use ventilation to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the classroom, according to doctors at Imperial College London and the headteacher of a secondary school in Pinner, Middlesex. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Peginterferon-lambda shows strong antiviral action to accelerate clearance of COVID-19
(University Health Network) A clinical study led by Dr. Jordan Feld, a liver specialist at Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, University Health Network (UHN), showed an experimental antiviral drug can significantly speed up recovery for COVID-19 outpatients - patients who do not need to be hospitalized.This could become an important intervention to treat infected patients and help curb community spread, while COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out this year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New study shows pandemic's toll on jobs, businesses, and food security in poorer countries
(Innovations for Poverty Action) The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in living standards and rising food insecurity in low- and middle-income across the globe, according to a new study published Feb. 5 in the journalScience Advances. Using data collected between April-July 2020 in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone, researchers found drops in employment, income, and access to markets and services, translating into high levels of food insecurity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Climate change may have driven the emergence of SARS-CoV-2
(University of Cambridge) Global greenhouse gas emissions over the last century have made southern China a hotspot for bat-borne coronaviruses, by driving growth of forest habitat favoured by bats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Raised mortality from cardiac arrest in people with COVID-19
(University of Gothenburg) Sudden cardiac arrest is more often fatal in people with COVID-19, a new study shows. Those responsible for the research see the results as a wake-up call for the public and care providers alike. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study highlights risk of new SARS-CoV-2 mutations emerging during chronic infection
(University of Cambridge) SARS-CoV-2 mutations similar to those in the B1.1.7 UK variant could arise in cases of chronic infection, where treatment over an extended period can provide the virus multiple opportunities to evolve, say scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pangolin coronavirus could jump to humans
(The Francis Crick Institute) Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have found important structural similarities between SARS-CoV-2 and a pangolin coronavirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: 'Hidden' genes could be key in development of new antibiotics
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) A study from the Center for Phage Technology, part of Texas A&M's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, shows how the " hidden " genes in bacteriophages -- types of viruses that infect and destroy bacteria -- may be key to the development of a new class of antibiotics for human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

U.S. Coronavirus Deaths surpass 450,000 With the Daily Toll Still Stubbornly High
Coronavirus deaths in the United States surpassed 450,000 on Thursday, and daily deaths remain stubbornly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling infections and the arrival of multiple vaccines. Infectious disease specialists expect deaths to start dropping soon, after new cases hit a peak right around the beginning of the year. New COVID-19 deaths could ebb as early as next week, said the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there’s also the risk that improving trends in infections and hospitalizations could be offset by people relaxing and coming together — including this...
Source: TIME: Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHELLE R. SMITH and AMY TAXIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Influenza A (H3N2) variant virus – United States of America
On 13 January, 2021, a child under 18 years of age in Wisconsin developed respiratory disease. A respiratory specimen was collected on 14 January. Real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing conducted at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene indicated a presumptive positive influenza A(H3N2) variant virus infection. The specimen was forwarded to the Influenza Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on 21 January for further testing. On 22 January, CDC confirmed an influenza A (H3N2)v virus infection using RT-PCR and genome sequence analysis. Investigation into the...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Dexmedetomidine and Propofol Show Similar Benefits in Adults on Mechanical Ventilation Dexmedetomidine and Propofol Show Similar Benefits in Adults on Mechanical Ventilation
A comparison of dexmedetomidine and propofol finds the drugs produce very similar outcomes when used for light sedation in adults receiving mechanical ventilation despite previous research suggesting dexmedetomidine was the superior choice.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Submission of Application to the U.S. FDA for Emergency Use Authorization of its Investigational Single-Shot Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 4, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that Janssen Biotech, Inc., has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its investigational single-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The Company’s EUA submission is based on topline efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial, demonstrating that the investigational single-dose vaccine met all primary and key secondary endpoints. The Company expects to have product available to ship immediately followi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

COVID Cases Dropping in US, but Variants Threaten Progress COVID Cases Dropping in US, but Variants Threaten Progress
Daily case numbers nationally are down 30% from the average 2 weeks ago. Still, nearly 4000 died in the US on Wednesday.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Brazil Must Now Contend With Two SARS-CoV-2 Variants Brazil Must Now Contend With Two SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Preliminary research shows that the P.1 variant's prevalence is high in parts of Brazil, just as a second variant is detected, and the overlap is concerning.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why the World's Pandemic Response Needs More Female Voices Why the World's Pandemic Response Needs More Female Voices
A recent study suggests women are more likely to take Covid-19 seriously. But in many countries, they're going unheard.Undark (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Can AstraZeneca ’s Vaccine Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Virus?
In a new—yet to be peer-reviewed—study, the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and its partners at the University of Oxford report that their COVID-19 shot may not only protect against disease but also help to prevent spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The news was heralded by policy makers desperate to see a vaccine that can curb spread of the disease, but scientists have been a bit more cautious. If confirmed, the results would represent a breakthrough in the COVID-19 vaccine race. So far, the shots authorized or approved around the world have shown strong protection against moderate to severe disease, but haven...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

More Americans Vaccinated Than Total COVID-19 Cases More Americans Vaccinated Than Total COVID-19 Cases
More than 26.4 million people in the U.S. have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, surpassing the country's 26.3 million COVID-19 cases reported during the pandemic.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 450,000 U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 450,000
Daily COVID-19 deaths still remain high in the U.S., though they've decreased slightly from the peak of 4,466 deaths on Jan. 12.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Test and trace must be led by experts | Letter
We have excellent and capable people in the fields of infectious diseases, epidemiology and public health who understand the problem, writesDr Aamir AhmedIt is a remarkable admission of failure that after a year of Sars-CoV-2 community transmission, the UK does not have a functional and efficient test-and-trace system (MPs urge test and trace chief to prove system curbs spread of Covid, 3 February). This is galling, as we pride ourselves on a long tradition of scientific excellence, particularly in the fields of virology, epidemiology and public health. An excellent example of research-led policy to mitigate infectious dis...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Conservatives Politics Source Type: news

Super Bowl-Bound Healthcare Workers Tout Vaccination as Ticket to Normalcy Super Bowl-Bound Healthcare Workers Tout Vaccination as Ticket to Normalcy
Onika St Louis, a nurse at Tampa General Hospital, said her decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine was a'no-brainer'once she did her research and considered the immunity benefits it would offer her on the pandemic front line.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Delivering the 2020 USPSTF Preventive Care Recommendations Delivering the 2020 USPSTF Preventive Care Recommendations
Do the patient hours required to deliver the 2020 USPSTF recommended preventive care services place unrealistic expectations on already overwhelmed providers?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

We May Never Eliminate COVID-19. But We Can Learn to Live With It
When does a pandemic end? Is it when life regains a semblance of normality? Is it when the world reaches herd immunity, the benchmark at which enough people are immune to an infectious disease to stop its widespread circulation? Or is it when the disease is defeated, the last patient cured and the pathogen retired to the history books? The last scenario, in the case of COVID-19, is likely a ways off, if it ever arrives. The virus has infected more than 100 million people worldwide and killed more than 2 million. New viral variants even more contagious than those that started the pandemic are spreading across the world. And...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

NIH Director Francis Collins Is Fighting This Coronavirus While Preparing for the Next One
In May 2020, Dr. Francis Collins, the longtime head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was called to the White House to meet with Jared Kushner, the then President’s son-in-law and adviser, and Dr. Deborah Birx, the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. A few weeks earlier, Congress had given the NIH $1.5 billion to try to speed up the process of developing new diagnostic tests for COVID-19, and the White House, which was dubious about increasing the rate of testing, wanted to know more about what the NIH was doing. Collins is technically the boss of Dr. Anthony Fauci, but during the pandemic he ha...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Waning Antibody Responses in SARS-CoV-2 Infection Waning Antibody Responses in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
An examination of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies shows how immunity may wane over time.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds
(University of Birmingham) New research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

People infected with COVID-19 have a higher risk of dying after a cardiac arrest
(European Society of Cardiology) COVID-19 patients who suffer a cardiac arrest either in or out of hospital are far more likely to die than patients who are not infected with the coronavirus. In particular, women have the highest risk of dying: they are nine times more likely to die after suffering a cardiac arrest in hospital, according to research published in theEuropean Heart Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Repeated testing for COVID-19 is vital, economic and public health analysis shows
(University of Texas at Austin) Epidemiologists at The University of Texas at Austin and other institutions have a new analysis that shows the value of having all people in the U.S. tested on a regular, rotating basis to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and the loss of life from COVID-19. In a paper in The Lancet Public Health, the paper is relevant as the U.S. weighs options to control the spread of COVID-19 through increased testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Lancet Public Health: Weekly testing and two-week isolation most cost-effective strategy to control spread of COVID-19 in high transmission areas, US study suggests
(The Lancet) Weekly COVID-19 testing, coupled with a two-week isolation period for positive cases, may be the most cost-effective strategy to tackle the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the USA when transmission is high until vaccines are widely available, a modelling study published in The Lancet Public Health journal suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news