Coronavirus on Surfaces: What's the Real Risk? Coronavirus on Surfaces: What's the Real Risk?
It is theoretically possible to contract COVID off surfaces, but highly unlikely, says one pediatric infectious diseases doctor. Most people in their everyday lives don't have to obssess over surfaces.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases, told CNN's Jim Sciutto that he does not think people should be concerned that politics are influencing the United States' Covid-19 vaccine timeline. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Third of Big Ten Athletes With COVID-19 Have Heart Condition A Third of Big Ten Athletes With COVID-19 Have Heart Condition
Cardiac MRI scans showed that up to 35% of athletes who tested positive for COVID also had myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that can be fatal. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have canceled fall sports.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Seattle's Early 2020'Flu Season' Included COVID Cases: Study Seattle's Early 2020'Flu Season' Included COVID Cases: Study
The early spread of COVID-19 in Seattle was more extensive than first reported, the study authors wrote, with an estimated 6500 undetected cases of COVID-19 between Feb. 24 and March 9.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Saliva COVID-19 Test as Good as, Perhaps Beats, Nasal Swab: Study Saliva COVID-19 Test as Good as, Perhaps Beats, Nasal Swab: Study
A publication in NEJM helps build the case for increased use of saliva-based tests for COVID, which are seen as a path toward faster and more frequent checking for this infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dozens of US Hospitals Poised to Defy FDA's Directive on COVID Plasma Dozens of US Hospitals Poised to Defy FDA's Directive on COVID Plasma
The FDA, under pressure from the Trump administration, has authorized broader use of convalescent plasma for emergency treatment in COVID patients. But several major hospitals are resisting.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci Warns Colleges Not to Send Students With COVID-19 Home
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 -- Colleges across America struggle to control COVID-19 outbreaks on campus, even as Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned on Wednesday that sending students home... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID Cases'Unacceptably High' Before Labor Day Weekend: Fauci COVID Cases'Unacceptably High' Before Labor Day Weekend: Fauci
The US is reporting about 40,000 new coronavirus cases a day, which is too high as Americans head into the Labor Day weekend, Anthony Fauci said Wednesday.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Diarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of Covid in children – study
Research suggests stomach trouble more predictive of virus in young people than a coughCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDiarrhoea and vomiting could be an important sign of Covid-19 in children, researchers say, leading to calls for the official NHS list of symptoms to be updated.Thechecklist for coronavirus in children currently includes just three symptoms: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, and a loss or change to the sense of smell or taste. The latter was added to the list in May.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Children Science Health Infectious diseases Society Source Type: news

Testing for RNA and Antibodies Together May Improve COVID-19 Diagnosis Testing for RNA and Antibodies Together May Improve COVID-19 Diagnosis
COVID-19 can be more accurately diagnosed by simultaneously looking for the virus and its antibodies, according to UK doctors who have piloted this approach.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Comparison of Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW) and Procalcitonin for early recognition of sepsis
We carried out a prospective observational study to evaluate whether Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW) may play a role in identifying patients with sepsis in comparison with Procalcitonin (PCT). We prospectively enrolled all consecutive patients hospitalized at the Infectious Diseases Unit of Pescara General Hospital for bacterial infection or sepsis. MDW values were collected for all patients. Clinical characteristics, demographic data, past and present medical history, microbiological results, PCT, as well as neutrophil and monocytes indices at entry were compared in the 2 groups. Two-hundred-sixty patients were enrolled...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US NIH Awards Nine Companies $129 Mln to Scale Up COVID-19 Testing US NIH Awards Nine Companies $129 Mln to Scale Up COVID-19 Testing
The National Institutes of Health is awarding $129.3 million to nine companies to support scaling-up coronavirus testing and manufacturing new testing technologies, the U.S. health agency said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Standardizing the approach to late onset sepsis in neonates through antimicrobial stewardship: a quality improvement initiative
Conclusion(s): Developing and engaging a NICU ASP team improves compliance with late onset sepsis guidelines through the implementation of a LOS bundle of care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sent Home to Die Sent Home to Die
Before they died, about two dozen patients first sought care at a hospital, which then discharged them, in many cases sending them home to die with hospice care. All were Black.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Covid-19: why do pandemics trigger civil unrest? – podcast
As countries entered lockdowns to mitigate the impact of Covid-19, many citizens came out to protest against measures such as social distancing, face masks and potential vaccination programmes. Demonstrations have subsequently erupted around around the world, with causes ranging from the Black Lives Matter movement to protests against inequality and corruption.Taking a look at some of the social psychology underpinning such action,Nicola Davis asks Prof Clifford Stott why pandemics can trigger social unrest, how disease outbreaks should be policed, and what Covid-19 might mean for community relationshipsContinue reading......
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases Social trends Psychology Social sciences Protest Source Type: news

Health Officials Worry Nation's Not Ready for COVID-19 Vaccine Health Officials Worry Nation's Not Ready for COVID-19 Vaccine
The path to delivering vaccines to 330 million people remains unclear for the local health officials expected to carry out the work.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Remdesivir for the Treatment of COVID-19 Remdesivir for the Treatment of COVID-19
What have we learned about the effectiveness and adverse events associated with remdesivir as a potential treatment option for COVID-19?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Getting a flu shot during the COVID-19 era: Here's what you need to know
Public health and infectious disease experts say to avoid a "twindemic" of flu on top of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to get the flu shot. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Lack of staff, funds and tools: health officials worry the US isn ’t ready for Covid vaccines
Experts are frustrated after months of inconsistent information and concerned that a mass vaccination plan will stumbleMillions of Americans are counting on a Covid-19 vaccine to curb the global pandemic and return life to normal.While one or more options could be availabletoward the end of this year or early next, the path to delivering vaccines to a population of 330 million people remains unclear for the local health officials expected to carry out the work.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Liz Szabo of Kaiser Health News, and the Associated Press Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Infectious diseases US news Source Type: news

Researchers redesign the face mask to improve comfort and protection
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Imagine a reusable face mask that protects wearers and those around them from SARS-CoV-2, is comfortable enough to wear all day, and stays in place without frequent adjustment. Based on decades of experience with filtration and textile materials, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have designed a new mask intended to do just that -- and are providing the plans so individuals and manufacturers can make it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

LSU Health New Orleans radiologists find chest X-rays highly predictive of COVID-19
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A team of LSU Health New Orleans radiologists investigated the usefulness of chest x-rays in COVID-19 and found they could aid in a rapid diagnosis of the disease, especially in areas with limited testing capacity or delayed test results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

" Hotspots " of a corona infection in the human body
(DZNE - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases) An infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can affect multiple organs. With this in mind, researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and Cornell University in the US have investigated cellular factors that could be significant for an infection. To this end, they analysed the activity of 28 specific genes in a wide range of human tissues. Their findings, which provide a map of potentially disease-relevant factors across the human body, are published in the journal " Cell Reports " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Operation Outbreak simulation teaches students how pandemics spread
(Cell Press) In 2015, a team of specialists in modeling disease outbreaks got together with educators to create Operation Outbreak, an educational platform and simulation intended to teach high school and college students the fundamentals of responses to pandemics. The program, which is open source and freely available, includes a Bluetooth-based app that carries out contact tracing by recording transmission events between phones. The details are highlighted in a Commentary published in the journal Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Evaluating hormone-related targets and risks associated with COVID-19
(European Society of Endocrinology) The evidence for hormone involvement in COVID-19 infection and treatment will be evaluated and discussed by endocrine experts in a dedicated COVID-19 session at e-ECE 2020. The European Society of Endocrinology's annual meeting is going online 5-9 September 2020 and the e-ECE 2020 programme will feature cutting-edge science and the latest in clinical practice and patient care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UCalgary researchers discover how to capture images of cells at work inside our lungs
(University of Calgary) University of Calgary scientists have discovered how to capture " live " images of immune cells inside the lungs. The group at the Cumming School of Medicine is the first in the world to find a way to record, in real time, how the immune system battles bacteria impacting the alveoli, or air sacs, in the lungs of mice. The discovery has already provided new insights about the immune systems' cleaners, called alveolar macrophages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UChicago Medicine begins clinical trial testing efficacy of antibody against SARS-CoV-2
(University of Chicago Medical Center) The University of Chicago Medicine is launching a clinical trial to examine the potential of an antibody against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein for treating COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Innovative biocontainment unit shows promise to protect healthcare workers
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) The U.S. Army partnered with the University of Pittsburg Medical Center to create a biocontainment unit that could help healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients.Researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory and UPMC created an individual biocontainment unit that uses negative pressure to suction the air from around a patient and filter out viral particles. This prevents environmental contamination and limits exposure to SARS-CoV-2. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study identifies how infection by Zika virus during pregnancy can affect the fetal brain
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The study by more than 30 Brazilian scientists investigated tens of thousands of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic variables, discovering several alterations caused by the v í rus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Vitamin D deficiency may raise risk of getting COVID-19
(University of Chicago Medical Center) In a retrospective study of patients tested for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine found an association between vitamin D deficiency and the likelihood of becoming infected with the coronavirus. The findings were published Sept. 3, 2020 in JAMA Network Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Association of vitamin D status, other clinical characteristics with COVID-19 test results
(JAMA Network) This observational study examines whether patients' most recent vitamin D levels and treatment for insufficient vitamin D levels are associated with test results for COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Timing of tracheostomy for patients with COVID-19 in ICU
(JAMA Network) The timing of performing tracheostomies, which are aerosol-generating procedures that may cause increased risk of COVID-19 transmission to health care workers, is examined in this Viewpoint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Neurotologist reflects from COVID-19 front lines
(JAMA Network) This essay highlights the lessons to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic on the importance of recognizing communication difficulties among those with hearing impairment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Safe thresholds for antibiotics in sewage needed to help combat antibiotic resistance
(University of Exeter) New research reveals current understanding of safe antibiotic levels in rivers may not prevent evolution of antibiotic resistance and fully protect human health. The study suggests the need to introduce thresholds to help fight the spread of resistant bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine first?
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Nineteen global health experts from around the world have proposed a new, three-phase plan for vaccine distribution -- called the Fair Priority Model -- which aims to reduce premature deaths and other irreversible health consequences from COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to spot patients most likely to die from blood infections
(University of California - San Diego) Unprecedented analysis of proteins and metabolites in patient serum provides new biomarkers associated with a patient's risk of dying from Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

It takes more than plexiglass to protect against aerosolized SARS-CoV-2
This study describes a better box, with negative pressure and filtration, that contains airborne virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Children can have COVID-19 antibodies and virus in their system simultaneously
(Children's National Hospital) With many questions remaining around how children spread COVID-19, Children's National Hospital researchers set out to improve the understanding of how long it takes pediatric patients with the virus to clear it from their systems, and at what point they start to make antibodies that work against the coronavirus. The study, published Sept. 3 in the Journal of Pediatrics, finds that the virus and antibodies can coexist in young patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Wearable, portable invention offers options for treating antibiotic-resistant infections
(Purdue University) About 6 million people in the United States are affected by chronic wounds. Now, a team of innovators from Purdue University has developed a wearable solution that allows a patient to receive treatment without leaving home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Evidence for Steroids in Severe COVID-19 Grows Stronger Evidence for Steroids in Severe COVID-19 Grows Stronger
A meta-analysis and three studies reported simultaneously online in JAMA support use of steroids in people critically ill with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Three months after the declaration of the eleventh Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the number of confirmed cases continues to increase, and the geographic spread of the outbreak continues to expand. As of 1 September 2020, 110 cases (104 confirmed and six probable) including 47 deaths (case fatality ratio 43%) have been reported from 36 health areas in 11 health zones. In the past 21 days (12 August – 1 September 2020), 24 confirmed cases have been reported in 15 health areas across eight health zones. To date, three healthcare workers have been affected, mak...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Turkey seeing second peak of Covid-19 outbreak – as it happened
US president ’s movechallenged by Congress; Silvio Berlusconihas Covid-19; Brazil ’s death tollappears to be easing. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereMadrid president says most schoolchildren likely to catch coronavirusGermanyrules out winter lockdownHydrocortisone found to save lives of some patientsSchools reopen across Europe as cases grow12.28amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Trump pushes to withdraw WHO funding immediately12.14amBSTBrazil ’s Covid-19 death toll appears to be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Amy Walker, Nazia Parveen and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak US news UK news Europe Australia news Infectious diseases Science Brazil Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Trump clashes with Congress over plan to cut WHO funding
US president ’s movechallenged by Congress; Silvio Berlusconihas Covid-19; Brazil ’s death tollappears to be easingMadrid president says most schoolchildren likely to catch coronavirusGermanyrules out winter lockdownHydrocortisone found to save lives of some patientsSchools reopen across Europe as cases grow11.54pmBSTHealth officials across the US have reportedly been notified that they should expect a coronavirus vaccine available to health workers and high-risk groups by November, amid concerns the accelerated vaccine development process has become politicized.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Amy Walker, Nazia Parveen and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak US news UK news Europe Australia news Infectious diseases Science Brazil Source Type: news

CDC tells health officials to expect a coronavirus vaccine by November
Critics fear its development has become politicized by Trump who may push for the release of a vaccine that is not fully testedHealth officials across the US have reportedly been notified that they should expect a coronavirus vaccine available to health workers and high-risk groups by November, amid concerns the accelerated vaccine development process has become politicized.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) informed health officials that “limited Covid-19 vaccine doses may be available by early November 2020”, the New York Timesreported.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Trump administration US politics US news Source Type: news

What Do You Think of the FDA's COVID-19 Decisions? What Do You Think of the FDA's COVID-19 Decisions?
Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric Topol, MD, thinks recent FDA actions on COVID-19 therapeutics have not been evidence-based. What do you think about these decisions?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nasal swab followed by antibody test may catch incorrect Covid-19 diagnoses
Use of dual testing could help as swabs miss around 30%-50% of infections, say UK researchersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTesting people twice for the coronavirus, with a nasal swab followed by an antibody finger prick test, would catch most of those people who fail to get the right Covid-19 diagnosis, researchers believe.Nose and throat swabs miss around 30% to 50% of infections, say the University of Cambridge team, as the virus can disappear from the upper respiratory tract into the lungs. But they say adding an antibody test can plug that gap. Antibodies show up from about six days ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science UK news World news Source Type: news

US Won't Join Global Effort to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine US Won't Join Global Effort to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine
When countries opt out, that makes it more difficult to meet the goals of lower vaccine costs, better health outcomes, and fewer COVID-19 deaths.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Almost 44,000 Child COVID-19 Cases in 1 Week Almost 44,000 Child COVID-19 Cases in 1 Week
The new cases bring the cumulative number of infected children to over 476,000, and that figure represents 9.5% of the over 5 million COVID-19 cases reported among all ages.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Mortality Data Miss Bigger Picture of Racial Inequality COVID-19 Mortality Data Miss Bigger Picture of Racial Inequality
According to Dr Darrell Gray, Ohio State University, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the APM Research Lab paint a more accurate picture of health care inequities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

White House Slams WHO Over Criticism of Push for COVID-19 Vaccine White House Slams WHO Over Criticism of Push for COVID-19 Vaccine
The White House on Tuesday pushed back on concerns expressed by the World Health Organization after a US health official said a coronavirus vaccine might be approved without completing full trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US to Send Millions of Rapid COVID-19 Tests to States US to Send Millions of Rapid COVID-19 Tests to States
The US government will send an'overwhelming majority'of the rapid COVID-19 tests it purchased from Abbott last week to governors of states and territories to support school reopenings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news