China Using Anal Swabs for Some COVID Testing China Using Anal Swabs for Some COVID Testing
China is not giving up on nasal or throat testing, but the country has adopted a new method for detecting the coronavirus: anal swabs.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Many States Don ’t Know Who’s Getting COVID-19 Vaccines. That’s a Huge Problem for Equity
As part of its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the state of Virginia last week assembled a 12-person crack squad to a banal but vital task: data entry. Workers at many of the state’s vaccination sites, especially those in remote areas with limited internet connectivity, have been failing to input information about the people getting inoculated into the state’s database. The new team’s job is to help fix the problem, which has left gaps in state health officials’ understanding of who has been getting the shot—and who has not. “We’ve got to fix the data quality, data accuracy issue,&rd...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

WHO team exits Wuhan quarantine to start Covid fact-finding mission
Mission is politically charged as China seeks to avoid blame for alleged missteps in outbreak responseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn international team of World Health Organization experts has emerged from quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan, to begin much-delayed fieldwork into the origins of the Sars-CoV-2 virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic.The fact-findingmission has been beset by controversy after the WHO accused China ofdragging its heelsover arrangements. The team arrived more than a year after doctors in the city first raised the alarm about a mystery new illness spread...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Emma Graham-Harrison and agencies Tags: Coronavirus China World Health Organization Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Medical research World news US news UK news Source Type: news

The Dash to Adapt Smartwatches to Help Detect COVID Infections The Dash to Adapt Smartwatches to Help Detect COVID Infections
Wearable devices already collect vital signs like heart rate and skin temperature. New algorithms can use them to catch illness early leading to urgent efforts to help battle the pandemic.Knowable Magazine (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Remdesivir Is Big Win for Gilead -- Boosted by Taxpayers Remdesivir Is Big Win for Gilead -- Boosted by Taxpayers
Its emergency-use approval by the FDA immediately drew a storm of criticism. The World Health Organization recommended against its use. Politicians railed at its $3,120 price tag.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

UK COVID Variant Sufferers Cough More, but Smell Less Affected:  Survey UK COVID Variant Sufferers Cough More, but Smell Less Affected:  Survey
People testing positive for the new British variant of the coronavirus are more likely to report coughing, sore throat or fatigue as symptoms of COVID-19, but are less likely to lose their sense of taste or smell, a British survey has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccine Dispute With AstraZeneca Escalates as EU Grapples With Delays Vaccine Dispute With AstraZeneca Escalates as EU Grapples With Delays
The European Union is asking AstraZeneca to publish the vaccine supply contract it signed with the bloc, an EU official said on Wednesday, amid frustration about delivery delays.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccines Versus Variants: Israel's Exit From Pandemic Hangs in Balance Vaccines Versus Variants: Israel's Exit From Pandemic Hangs in Balance
Israel's plan to parlay its COVID-19 vaccination drive into an exit from the pandemic next month hangs in the balance as new variants of the virus have spurred an increase in infections, a senior official said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

White House Exploring Tapping Drugmakers to Produce Rivals' Vaccines White House Exploring Tapping Drugmakers to Produce Rivals' Vaccines
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dramatic drop in Covid cases gives India hope of return to normal life
Swimming pools, cinemas and theatres to be allowed to operate at full capacity from 1 FebruaryIndia ’s health minister, Harsh Vardhan, has claimed it has “successfully contained the pandemic” and “flattened its Covid-19 graph” as the country of 1.34 billion people reported just 12,000 new cases in the past 24 hours – a stark contrast to the 90,000 cases a day being reported in Septembe r.With more than 10.7m coronavirus cases, India still has the second highest number in the world, but over the past two months it has seen a steady and steep decline in new cases, despite little by way of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent Tags: India Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology South and Central Asia World news Science Health Source Type: news

Economic Burden of Legionnaires' Disease, U.S., 2014 Economic Burden of Legionnaires' Disease, U.S., 2014
A new report evaluated the lifetime economic impact of Legionnaires'disease in terms of healthcare utilization and productivity losses.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Protecting Patients With Diabetes From Impact of COVID-19 Protecting Patients With Diabetes From Impact of COVID-19
Comprehensive, freely accessible report summarizes best practices to protect those with diabetes from impact of pandemic, as well as lessons learned, from prior 2-day Diabetes Technology Society meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Kenya: New Polio Vaccine Will Only Be Available in Special Circumstances - Kenyan Expert
[Nation] A new vaccine that has the potential to shield against outbreaks caused by a mutated polio strain linked to the oral vaccine has received an emergency listing from the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Disease X warning: Another pandemic looming - a matter of 'when, not if' says expert
DISEASE X could be around the corner for all we know, warned infectious disease epidemiology expert at the University of Edinburgh. Another unpredictable pandemic is certain - the question is when? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q & A: What Nigerian Feminists Hope will Come Out of the #EndSARS Movement & Pandemic
Youth in Nigeria protested against the brutalities and extrajudicial killings by the rogue police unit known as SARS. The #EndSARS protests became a global movement as international corporations and celebrities offered their support.Photo by Ayoola Salako on UnsplashBy Samira SadequeJan 28 2021 (IPS) As Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, reportedly experienced a massive shortage of oxygen cylinders last week — with demand increasing fivefold in one of the city’s main hospitals just as the country recorded some of its highest number of coronavirus cases — its youth leaders are concerned about the impact ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Active Citizens Africa Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health #En Source Type: news

Scientists liken long Covid symptoms to those of Ebola survivors
Experts also studying similarities with lasting effects of Chikungunya virus in hope of finding new treatmentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists are studying the similarities betweenlong Covid and ongoing symptoms experienced by survivors of Ebola and Chikungunya virus in the hope of devising new treatments to improve their health.Like patients with long Covid, survivors of these other, relatively new human viruses, often experience lingering symptoms which can make it difficult to work or function in everyday life.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Long Covid Coronavirus Ebola Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - LG Immunises Over 44,000 Children in January - Official
[Premium Times] Kano conducted routine immunisation against polio between Saturday and Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Additional Funding Urgently Needed As the Global Fund Runs Out of Covid-19 Funding
[GFO] The Global Fund has disbursed close to $1 billion to support the COVID-19 response and mitigate the impact of the pandemic on HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria programs. The institution recently announced that it had fully deployed all the funds to 106 countries and more than ten multi-country programs. However, it still has to honor country requests amounting to over $355 million, which is likely to increase as more countries submit their requests. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid-19: What can astronauts teach us about coping in lockdown? – podcast
As we head into yet another month of lockdown in the UK, with hospitals overwhelmed, how do we cope with the monotony, isolation, boredom and stress? Science Weekly gets inspiration from the people who choose to put themselves through extreme situations – including astronauts, arctic research scientists and submarinersContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Psychology Source Type: news

Valneva commences manufacturing of its inactivated, adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine, completes Phase 1/2 study recruitment
Valneva SE, a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention of infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need, today announced it has commenced production of its inactivated, adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate in parallel to the ongoing clinical studies, in order to optimize the timeline for potential deliveries of the vaccine. The Phase 1/2 clinical study is now fully enrolled and is expected to report initial results in April 2021. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business Business and Industry Source Type: news

Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Helped Find Cases of Undiagnosed HIV
Title: Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Helped Find Cases of Undiagnosed HIVCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fetal and neonatal therapies improve prognosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection
(Kobe University) A cross-institutional research group has revealed for the first time in the world that infants with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection who were treated with a combination of immunoglobulin fetal therapy and neonatal therapy with antiviral drugs were less likely to experience the severe aftereffects associated with the infection than those who only received the neonatal therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus was brought into Russia at least 67 times
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) A research team from HSE University and SkolTech, together with experts from the Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza in St. Petersburg and the RAS Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IITP), discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus independently entered Russia at least 67 times, mostly at the end of February and beginning of March 2020. The article 'Genomic epidemiology of the early stages of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Russia' was published inNature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ACC CV Summit Virtual to offer education on managing rapid change, transforming cardiovascular care
(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology's Cardiovascular Summit Virtual (CV Summit) will feature two days of live content on Feb. 12-13, 2021, including the Leadership Forum keynote speech delivered by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Director Anthony S. Fauci, MD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Livestock workers face high MRSA risk
(Michigan State University) For Michigan State University's Felicia Wu, the surprise isn't that people who work with livestock are at higher risk of picking up antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but instead how much higher their risk levels are. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rutgers seeks to identify risk factors for severe illness in children from COVID-19
(Rutgers University) Rutgers researchers have been awarded $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health in support of the creation of a national collaborative network seeking to identify risk and protective factors that may allow clinicians or public health professionals to predict which children are at greatest risk for serious illness from SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

< i > The Lancet < /i > : Study estimates that, without vaccination against 10 diseases, mortality in children under five would be 45% higher in low-income and middle-income countries
(The Lancet) Vaccinations against 10 major pathogens have a substantial impact on public health in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), according to new modelling research published inThe Lancet. The study estimated that from 2000 to 2019 vaccinations have prevented 37 million deaths, and that this figure will increase to 69 million deaths for the period 2000-2030. Most of this impact is estimated to be among children younger than five years, most notably from measles vaccinations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Screening asymptomatic health care personnel for COVID-19 not recommended by experts
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Routine screening of asymptomatic health care personnel in the absence of confirmed exposures to COVID-19 is not a recommended strategy for preventing transmission of COVID-19, according to a new review. It found that such testing is unlikely to affect the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in health care settings and could even have unintended negative consequences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

George Mason University expands testing and tracking behind faculty research
(George Mason University) George Mason University announces it is introducing a rapid-result, saliva-based COVID-19 test that will greatly expand testing capabilities on its campuses this spring. The effort, led by Mason's faculty, is part of a comprehensive program to better track and control the virus on campus. Mason scientists, who are pushing the boundaries of technologies that are keeping Mason's campuses safe, are developing an antibody test that can track a body's response to the virus and vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Redhill further expands opaganib manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 with Cosmo
(RedHill Biopharma) RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (Nasdaq: RDHL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced a manufacturing agreement with Cosmo Pharmaceuticals NV (SIX: COPN) to further expand manufacturing capacity for opaganib (Yeliva ® , ABC294640) , to address prospective demand subsequent to potential global emergency use authorizations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study reveals cause of common Zika virus birth defect
(Cleveland Clinic) CLEVELAND - Cleveland Clinic researchers have described for the first time how Zika virus (ZIKV) causes one of the most common birth defects associated with prenatal infection, called brain calcification, according to new study findings published inNature Microbiology.The findings may reveal novel strategies to prevent prenatal ZIKV brain calcification and offer important insights into how calcifications form in other congenital infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

< i > The Lancet < /i > : Study estimates that, without vaccination against 10 diseases, mortality in children under five would be 45% higher in low-income and middle-income countries
(The Lancet) Vaccinations against 10 major pathogens have a substantial impact on public health in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), according to new modelling research published inThe Lancet. The study estimated that from 2000 to 2019 vaccinations have prevented 37 million deaths, and that this figure will increase to 69 million deaths for the period 2000-2030. Most of this impact is estimated to be among children younger than five years, most notably from measles vaccinations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

First study to look at potency of maternal antibodies
(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) In a new study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™ , researchers will unveil findings that suggest that women who contract COVID-19 during pregnancy are able to make antibodies, but that transfer of these antibodies to their infants is less than expected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Outcomes of COVID-19 among hospitalized health care workers in North America
This study finds that being a health care worker isn't associated with poorer outcomes among patients hospitalized with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tick behavior and host choice explains geographical patterns of Lyme disease prevalence
(PLOS) A new analysis suggests that north-south differences in ticks' host choice, density, and host-seeking behaviors may explain why Lyme disease is more prevalent in the northeastern U.S. than in the southeast. Howard Ginsberg of the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and colleagues present these findings in an article publishing January 28th in the open-access journalPLOS Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How coronavirus damages lung cells within mere hours
(Boston University) Boston University team has revealed the most comprehensive map to date of all the molecular activities that are triggered inside lung cells at the onset of coronavirus infection. They also discovered there are at least 18 existing, FDA-approved drugs that could potentially be repurposed to combat COVID-19 infections shortly after a person becomes infected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC Panel: No COVID-19 Vaccines Safety Surprises CDC Panel: No COVID-19 Vaccines Safety Surprises
The US is nearly 6 weeks into its historic campaign to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, and, so far, the two vaccines in use look remarkably low-risk, according to new data presented today by CDC advisers.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Plitidepsin Could Treat COVID-19, Preclinical Data Suggest Plitidepsin Could Treat COVID-19, Preclinical Data Suggest
Early evidence for plitidepsin, an antiviral that has been studied for the treatment of multiple myeloma, could be repurposed as a therapy against COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctors Search for Missing Link Between COVID and ITP Doctors Search for Missing Link Between COVID and ITP
A San Diego hospitalist went looking for answers when a new and unexplained COVID complication showed up in her hospital system three times in 1 month.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Norway to close borders for all but essential visitors – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live12.03amGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: WHO says Covid 'war' can be won; White House predicts 90,000 more deaths by March11.38pmGMTRelated:Olympic and Euro 2020 chiefs confident events will go ahead this yearRelated:Coronavirus: most Americans must wait months for vaccine, taskforce warnsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Edna Mohamed (now); Jedidajah Otte, Rachel Hall , Archie Bland and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Physician Offices Should Have Bigger Role in Vaccine Rollout Physician Offices Should Have Bigger Role in Vaccine Rollout
In its letter to Biden, the practice management association urged the administration to include group practices in the national push to get Americans vaccinated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Feds Look to Retrofit Factories to Increase COVID Vaccine Production Feds Look to Retrofit Factories to Increase COVID Vaccine Production
The Biden administration also seeks to improve genomic sequencing efforts to stay a step ahead of emerging variants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biden ’s First Three Steps to Getting COVID-19 Vaccines to Every American
Less than a week after taking office, President Joe Biden announced three major steps to improve the country’s vaccination plans, and his Administration’s COVID-19 response team held its first press briefing. On Jan. 26, the President outlined the first three steps his team will take as part of a National Action Strategy for responding to the pandemic. First, the Administration will increase minimum weekly shipments of vaccines to states to 10 million doses, from the current 8.6 million. Next, Biden guaranteed these shipment numbers for the next three weeks, which allows states to plan out for the next month ho...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Life After COVID: A Long Road to Recovery Life After COVID: A Long Road to Recovery
Studies suggest it takes 13 years for people to feel like they're back on their feet after living through a major life shock, like a pandemic.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on Britain's pandemic record: a monument to failure | Editorial
The terrible scale of the tragedy cannot be attributed to misfortune. It is a product of negligent governmentIn Soho, central London, stands a replica of a 19th-century public water pump without a handle. The missing part is not a result of vandalism but a tribute to John Snow, the physician who correctly surmised that the pump, supplying contaminated water, was asuper-spreading device for cholera. Snow mapped case data and lobbied the local parish authorities for the pump ’s deactivation.The coronavirus is a different kind of pathogen (cholera is a bacterial infection), but our understanding of today ’s pandem...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Boris Johnson Politics Infectious diseases Conservatives Medical research Science Source Type: news

COVID-19 Can Spread in Less Than 15 Min, Joint CDC-NFL Study Says COVID-19 Can Spread in Less Than 15 Min, Joint CDC-NFL Study Says
Four major factors played into COVID-19 transmission: whether masks were worn, how well the room was ventilated, how long the interaction lasted and the distance between the people.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Some Athletes Will Resist COVID-19 Vaccination, Says USOPC Medical Chief Some Athletes Will Resist COVID-19 Vaccination, Says USOPC Medical Chief
There may be only a one in a billion chance of failing a doping test due to the COVID-19 vaccine, but some athletes will still resist inoculation, scientists from the World Anti-Doping Agency and the United States Olympic& Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Weekly COVID-19 Cases in Children Dropped 22% Weekly COVID-19 Cases in Children Dropped 22%
The cumulative rate of infection among children is up to 3,556 per 100,000 nationally, with states ranging from 943 per 100,000 in Hawaii to 8,195 in North Dakota.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Madrid suspends vaccinations after running out of doses; Cyprus eases lockdown
Madrid health authorities announce two-week pause after supply issues; Cyprus welcomesfall in number of new infectionsAstraZeneca denies pulling out of EU vaccine meetingGermany expected to tighten borders to control spread of variantsChina to use anal swabs to test for Covid in high infection areasNew Zealand: two new cases emerge in people who had left quarantineUK coronavirus updates – live4.56pmGMTDeaths inMexico jumped nearly 37% between January and August as the coronavirus pandemic swept the country, with over 184,000 more deaths than during the same period in 2019, Mexico ’s statistics institute (INEGI)...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Rachel Hall , Archie Bland and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

U.S. Entering'Darkest Weeks' of Pandemic, COVID-19 Expert Says U.S. Entering'Darkest Weeks' of Pandemic, COVID-19 Expert Says
"We'll have to wait and see," Michael Osterholm said."I sure hope it doesn't happen, but if it does, it's going to be a long few weeks ahead of us."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news