COVID-19: Over 20.5 million years of life may have been lost due to COVID-19
(Scientific Reports) Over 20.5 million years of life may have been lost due to COVID-19 globally, with an average of 16 years lost per death, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

3-dimensionally printed nasopharyngeal swab for SARS-CoV-2 testing
(JAMA Network) This is a diagnostic study that examines the accuracy and acceptability of a 3-dimensionally printed swab for identifying SARS-CoV-2. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exposure to spoken communication in children with cochlear implants during COVID-19 lockdown
This study examined   how lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic changed the spoken communication environments of children with cochlear implants by comparing the sounds they were exposed to before and during the resulting closures of schools and nonessential businesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PTSD in patients after severe COVID-19 infection
(JAMA Network) Characteristics associated with posttraumatic stress disorder in patients after severe COVID-19 were analyzed in this observational study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The original antigenic sin: How childhood infections could shape pandemics
(University of Pittsburgh) A child's first influenza infection shapes their immunity to future airborne flu viruses - including emerging pandemic strains. But not all flu strains spur the same initial immune defense, according to new findings published today. The results are relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the senior author, who says they may explain age-based distributions of SARS-CoV-2 disease severity and susceptibility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pre-existing immunity protects against airborne spread of flu viruses
(PLOS) Pre-existing immunity is an important barrier to airborne transmission of influenza viruses and can influence the emergence and spread of potentially pandemic viruses, according to a study published February 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Seema Lakdawala of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

< i > The Lancet Healthy Longevity < /i > : Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in flu vaccine uptake among people aged 65 and older in the USA
(The Lancet) A new study published today inThe Lancet Healthy Longevity journal has found significant racial and ethnic disparities in uptake of the seasonal influenza vaccine among people aged 65 years and over in the USA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Guinea
On 14 February 2021, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea informed WHO of a cluster of Ebola Virus (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Fauci: Data'Favorable' That Vaccines Limit Transmission Fauci: Data'Favorable' That Vaccines Limit Transmission
"There's a direct correlation with viral load and transmission," Fauci says."In other words, higher viral load, higher transmissibility; lower viral load, very low transmissibility."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak
The new Salmonella Typhi strain is related to one in Pakistan and has infected at least 71 people in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Lost Year – Even for Common Respiratory Viruses The Lost Year – Even for Common Respiratory Viruses
The seasons for non –SARS-CoV-2 viruses changed; I just didn't expect they would nearly disappear.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Feds to Boost Vaccines Sent to States, Pharmacies Feds to Boost Vaccines Sent to States, Pharmacies
The government has increased the number of doses delivered weekly by 57% since Joe Biden became president on Jan. 20. Last week, about 11 million vaccine doses were sent to the states.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Texas Officials Rush Vaccines Amid Power Loss Texas Officials Rush Vaccines Amid Power Loss
Health officials in Texas scrambled to give thousands of COVID-19 vaccines on Monday after harsh winter weather knocked out the power for deep freezers storing the doses, according to ABC News.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why people working snowy slopes may be at greater risk of catching COVID than skiiers
Fresh air and speed make skiing and snowboarding low-risk activities for COVID-19 transmission, but Canadian infectious disease doctors say spread can still happen, and outbreaks reported at larger resorts have affected mostly staff members. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why people working snowy slopes may be at greater risk of catching COVID than skiers
Fresh air and speed make skiing and snowboarding low-risk activities for COVID-19 transmission, but Canadian infectious disease doctors say spread can still happen, and outbreaks reported at larger resorts have affected mostly staff members. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UK Covid: England lockdown to be eased in stages, says PM, amid reports of nationwide mass testing - as it happened
This live blog is now closed.For the latest coronavirus news from around the world, head to our global blogAir systems in some UK quarantine hotels ‘risk spreading Covid’UK to infect up to 90 healthy volunteers with Covid in world first trial‘I’ve accepted the risk’: volunteers on new Covid trialCutting Covid top-up ‘will put 700,000 people into poverty’Coronavirus global updates – live5.02pmGMTThat ’s all from me for today. But our coverage continues on our global coronavirus live blog here:Related:Coronavirus live news: concern in Germany over public reluctance to hav...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Yohannes Lowe (now) and Sarah Marsh (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Infectious diseases NHS Health Boris Johnson Medical research Source Type: news

Types of Assays for SARS-CoV-2 Testing: A Review Types of Assays for SARS-CoV-2 Testing: A Review
This article presents an overview of the molecular and serological tests available for diagnosing COVID-19 as well as ascertaining exposure history and immune status.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Bill Would Scale Up Ability to Spot Virus Mutations COVID-19 Bill Would Scale Up Ability to Spot Virus Mutations
Under legislation currently advancing in Congress, US scientists would gain vastly expanded capabilities to identify potentially deadlier coronavirus mutations.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Characteristics and Viral Suppression Among People With HIV Characteristics and Viral Suppression Among People With HIV
A new study examines the characteristics and viral suppression among various key populations enrolled in a national ART program.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists Call on CDC to Better Protect Workers From COVID Scientists Call on CDC to Better Protect Workers From COVID
The researchers say that even though the CDC has acknowledged the virus can spread through tiny airborne particles, it needs to take"strong immediate" action to update its guidance to reduce the risk.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hospitals Still Ration Medical N95 Masks as Stockpiles Swell Hospitals Still Ration Medical N95 Masks as Stockpiles Swell
Prestige Ameritech can churn out 1 million masks every 4 days but doesn't have orders for nearly that many. So, they recently got approval from the government to export them.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Britain could ease lockdown SOONER if No10 was really following the data
Professor Mark Woolhouse, an infectious diseases expert and Sage member, said the data was pointing towards an earlier easing of restrictions. Britain's cases have tumbled since January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Zinc and Vitamin C Reduce COVID Symptoms? Do Zinc and Vitamin C Reduce COVID Symptoms?
A randomized trial looked at the ability of zinc and vitamin C to shorten symptoms of COVID-19 in outpatients. Dr F. Perry Wilson breaks down the data.Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

From Nelly to Doug: nicknames emerge for growing list of Covid variants
With no agreed naming system, scientists are devising their own nomenclature to fill the gapCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEach day seemingly unveils a fresh variant of the virus that causes Covid-19. Thesevariants– may be worthy of concern or simply stoke scientific curiosity, but they carry some industrial-strength technical names such as B117 or B1351.And as the list grows bulkier, even the scientists need some respite, so some have developed nicknames such as Nelly or designated a bird species to refer to particular mutations or variants.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news UK news Source Type: news

FEMA Opens Mass Vaccine Sites as Bad Weather Hampers Efforts FEMA Opens Mass Vaccine Sites as Bad Weather Hampers Efforts
FEMA opened its first COVID-19 mass vaccination sites Tuesday, setting up in Los Angeles and Oakland as part of an effort by the Biden administration to get shots into arms more quickly and reach minority communities hit hard by the outbreak.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Do You Deal With Anti-Mask Patients? How Do You Deal With Anti-Mask Patients?
Many public health organizations recommend that people wear masks in public settings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, one study found that as of September 2020, only 49% of Americans wore masks in public.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Up to 90 volunteers in UK to take part in pioneering Covid infection trial
Human challenge trial will monitor healthy 18- to 30-year-olds given virus to aid vaccine and therapy researchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world ’s first coronavirus human challenge study will begin in the UK in a matter of weeks, following approval from the country’s clinical trials ethics body, the business department said.Approval has been given for an initial trial that will involve up to 90 carefully screened, healthy, adult volunteers aged between 18 and 30. They will be exposed to the coronavirus in a safe, controlled environment. It is hoped further trials will f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Immunology Medical research Infectious diseases Health Academic experts UK news Science Source Type: news

Immunosuppressive Medicines Do Not Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes Immunosuppressive Medicines Do Not Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes
Medications that suppress the immune system, necessary for many chronic diseases, do not worsen outcomes of COVID-19 cases, new data suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Humour over rumour? The world can learn a lot from Taiwan ’s approach to fake news | Arwa Mahdawi
Matt Hancock should spend less time watching Hollywood films and more time studying the Asian country ’s innovative approach to misinformationMatt Hancock,we learned recently, got a few pointers on how to shape the UK ’s vaccine strategy from the 2011 movie Contagion. I don’t know if that is something I would boast about if I were the UK health secretary, but, look, it is great that the man is not shy about seeking out diverse sources of advice. Still, he might want to think about looking towards Taiwan, rath er than Hollywood, for further inspiration.Taiwan has had only nine confirmed Covid deaths so far...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Science Society World news Medical research Source Type: news

Could a nasal spray prevent coronavirus transmission?
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A nasal antiviral created by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons blocked transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets, suggesting the nasal spray also may prevent infection in people exposed to the new coronavirus, including recent variants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Radiological images confirm 'COVID-19 can cause the body to attack itself'
(Northwestern University) Muscle soreness and achy joints are common symptoms among COVID-19 patients. But for some people, symptoms are more severe, long lasting and even bizarre, including rheumatoid arthritis flares, autoimmune myositis or 'COVID toes.' A new Northwestern Medicine study has, for the first time, confirmed and illustrated the causes of these symptoms through radiological imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers ID blood protein that sheds light on common, post-operative complication
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a new study led by an interdisciplinary team of gerontologists, geriatricians, precision medicine experts, and bioinformaticians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), researchers identified a single protein present in the blood that is associated with increased risk of post-operative delirium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 associated with leukoencephalopathy on brain MRI
(American Roentgen Ray Society) According to an open-access article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), COVID-19-related disseminated leukoencephalopathy (CRDL) represents an important--albeit uncommon--differential consideration in patients with neurologic manifestations of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TB vaccine may protect newborns against other infectious diseases
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) The tuberculosis (TB) vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) could protect newborns against a variety of common infections, such as upper respiratory tract infections, chest infections and diarrhoea, according to a new study in Lancet Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotic could be repurposed and added to tuberculosis treatment arsenal
(Microbiology Society) Research has found fidaxomicin, an antibiotic usually used to treat bowel infections, prevents growth of resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTb) in the lab. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Harvard's Wyss Institute collaborates with GBS Inc. on eRapid-based COVID-19 diagnostic
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and GBS Inc., a subsidiary of The iQ Group Global, announce that they will collaborate to validate and de-risk a specific and sensitive COVID-19 diagnostic that would integrate the Institute's eRapid technology with the company's proprietary transistor sensor technology to enable simultaneous electrochemical sensing of multiple biomarkers related to SARS-CoV-2 infection in point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Damage to the heart found in more than half of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital
(European Society of Cardiology) Around 50% of patients who have been hospitalised with severe COVID-19 and who show raised levels of a protein called troponin have damage to their hearts. The injury was detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at least a month after discharge, according to new findings published in the European Heart Journal. It is is the largest study to date to investigate convalescing COVID-19 patients who had raised troponin levels indicating a possible problem with the heart. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Auckland lockdown to end despite three new cases of Covid-19
Jacinda Ardern said she does not believe community transmission is widespreadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealand has reported three new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, as prime minister Jacinda Ardern surprised many by announcing Auckland ’s three-daylockdownwould end at midnight.Ardern said she did not believe community transmission was “widespread”, as new cases were minimal, and wastewater testing had reported negative results in the country’s largest city. The rest of the country will drop to Level 1 restrictions.Continue reading... (Source: Guard...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Eleanor de Jong in Queenstown Tags: New Zealand Coronavirus Asia Pacific World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Queensland says new Covid variant was detected in Brisbane quarantine
Queensland health department says variant B1525 was identified in returned travellers in JanuaryFollow Wednesday ’s live blogAustralia ’s Covid vaccine rollout: how will it happen and when can you get it?Melbourne hotspots;Victoria rules and restrictionsFollow our global coronavirus live blogThe Queensland government has revealed that a new coronavirus strain with a “worrying” set of mutations was detected among two returned travellers who were staying in hotel quarantine in Brisbane in January.The variant, known as B1525, was picked up byresearchers from the University of Edinburgh who were examini...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Royce Kurmelovs Tags: Health Coronavirus Australia news Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Volunteer Vaccinators Run Into Hurdles Volunteer Vaccinators Run Into Hurdles
Many healthcare workers who try to volunteer as vaccinators run into an ad hoc system just as chaotic as the rollout of the vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Tackling the latest COVID-19 topics
Medical research reveals new information about COVID-19 daily. While scientists and medical experts focus on virus spread, new variants, improved therapeutic treatments and more, it's sometimes difficult for the public to keep up with evolving information. In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - February 17, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Fauci Given $1 Million Award for'Defending Science '
TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2021 -- Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has been awarded a $1 million prize for " defending science " and advocating for vaccines during the COVID-19... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fauci more cautious on COVID-19 vaccine rollout, pushing 'open season' to late May or June
Last week, the nation's top infectious-disease expert said the U.S. could see open vaccine distribution by April. On Tuesday, he pushed that timeline back. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Submission of European Conditional Marketing Authorisation Application to the EMA for its Investigational Single-Shot Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 16, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that Janssen-Cilag International N.V., has submitted a conditional Marketing Authorisation Application (cMAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking authorisation for its investigational single-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The submission is based on topline efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial.“Throughout Europe, there remains an urgent need for additional COVID-19 vaccines, and today’s submission is a significant step forward in ensuring the European Un...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Raised Serum Amylase in COVID-19 Patients May Not Be Acute Pancreatitis Raised Serum Amylase in COVID-19 Patients May Not Be Acute Pancreatitis
A higher-than-normal serum amylase level in patients with COVID-19 does not necessarily indicate acute pancreatitis or clinically important pancreatic injury, as has been proposed in the literature, say clinicians in the UK.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Average US COVID-19 Cases Fall Below 100,000 Average US COVID-19 Cases Fall Below 100,000
Daily counts fell under 100,000 last week and continue to drop, with 55,000 reported on Monday, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

California Approves Vaccines for High-risk Individuals Ages 16-64 California Approves Vaccines for High-risk Individuals Ages 16-64
As of March 15, healthcare providers can use their'clinical judgment'to vaccinate those with conditions that could lead to death or severe illness if they got infected.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Oxford Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Study in Children Oxford Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Study in Children
At Oxford and three partner sites in London, Southampton, and Bristol, the phase 2 clinical trial will test whether kids and teens have a good immune response to the AstraZeneca vaccine.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Remdesivir Not Linked to AKI, EU Investigating Other Issue Remdesivir Not Linked to AKI, EU Investigating Other Issue
A safety review found no evidence of acute kidney injury with remdesivir; the committee will look into cases of sinus bradycardia in patients taking the antiviral medication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Says All Hypotheses Still Open in Probe Into Virus Origins WHO Says All Hypotheses Still Open in Probe Into Virus Origins
All hypotheses are still open in the World Health Organization's search for the origins of COVID-19, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news