EMA Backs Dexamethasone for Severe COVID-19 After Data Review EMA Backs Dexamethasone for Severe COVID-19 After Data Review
Dexamethasone can be considered a treatment option for adults and adolescents with SARS-CoV-2 infection who require supplemental oxygen therapy.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Glasses, Church & COVID, Male Sexual Desire The Week That Wasn't: Glasses, Church & COVID, Male Sexual Desire
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

The List of Retracted COVID-19 Papers Is up to 33 The List of Retracted COVID-19 Papers Is up to 33
The Korean Journal of Anesthesiology has retracted an article it published last month on ventilating COVID patients because it was nearly identical to one that had appeared in a different journal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Experts: Crackdowns on COVID Rule Breakers Harmful Experts: Crackdowns on COVID Rule Breakers Harmful
Some public health experts warn that these heavy-handed tactics don't work and may damage the pandemic response.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Viruses That Come to Stay Viruses That Come to Stay
Some linger in the body for a lifetime. The one causing Covid-19 probably isn't one of them, but it and others can create mischief long after the immune system appears to have banished them.Knowable Magazine (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Compares Performance of COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests FDA Compares Performance of COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
The agency plans to continue updating information on authorized SARS-CoV-2 test performance going forward.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Bill Gates Rips Federal Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Gates Rips Federal Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
"You know, this has been a mismanaged situation every step of the way," Gates told STAT."It's shocking. It's unbelievable — the fact that we would be among the worst in the world."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

CDC Chief Walks Back Masks vs Vaccine Comments CDC Chief Walks Back Masks vs Vaccine Comments
' These face masks are the most important, powerful, public health tool we have. And I will continue to appeal for all Americans, all individuals in our country, to embrace these face coverings. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Pre-COVID Life May Not Return Until 2022, WHO Scientist Says Pre-COVID Life May Not Return Until 2022, WHO Scientist Says
First, a vaccine needs to be deployed, and then people need to develop immunity in order for communities across the world to return back to'normal. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves US'Blind to the Pandemic'Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves US'Blind to the Pandemic '
A KHN review found more than 20 states either don't count or have incomplete data on the use of COVID-19 antigen tests, leaving the public in the dark about the true scope of the pandemic.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Recruiting Black Volunteers for COVID Vaccine Trials Takes Time Recruiting Black Volunteers for COVID Vaccine Trials Takes Time
Recruiting minority participants requires sensitivity to a mistrust borne of past and current medical mistreatment. Trust-building cannot be rushed.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Should Social Distancing Measures Be Enforced? Should Social Distancing Measures Be Enforced?
' If you don't enforce [wearing masks], it won't happen,'argues one doctor.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Whistleblower: Forced Hysterectomies, COVID Spread at ICE Facility Whistleblower: Forced Hysterectomies, COVID Spread at ICE Facility
The complaint is largely based on information from whistleblower Dawn Wooten, LPN, who worked at the center. A group of watchdog organizations, including Georgia Detention Watch, filed the complaint.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Potential New Swine Flu Pandemic Stirring in China Potential New Swine Flu Pandemic Stirring in China
Research shows that 15% of Chinese pig farmers have antibodies for a new strain that is more virulent and infectious than human influenza A.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Hospital System Sent Patients With Coronavirus Home to Die The Hospital System Sent Patients With Coronavirus Home to Die
Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus called the practice of sending infected coronavirus patients home to die"disturbing" after ProPublica found that a New Orleans hospital system had done so numerous times.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

When Uncertainty Calls: An ER Doc's COVID Journey When Uncertainty Calls: An ER Doc's COVID Journey
What do you do in times of uncertainty, when instinct goes against what you know? One emergency physician shares her story.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Internet Search Trends Could Predict COVID-19 Hotspots Internet Search Trends Could Predict COVID-19 Hotspots
Search data could help public health officials identify where the next U.S. hotspots may be, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston found.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Given in Late 2020, CEO Says Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Given in Late 2020, CEO Says
' We have quite the good chance -- more than 60% -- that we will know if the product works or not by the end of October,'Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on the CBS news program'Face the Nation. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Social Distancing Impacts Other Infectious Diseases Social Distancing Impacts Other Infectious Diseases
' These data demonstrate the extent to which transmission of common pediatric infections can be altered when close contact with other children is eliminated,'write the authors of a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients
The concerns raised in Oakland have swept across the U.S., according to interviews, a review of government workplace safety complaints, and health facility inspection reports.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What Is the Risk of Catching the Coronavirus on a Plane? What Is the Risk of Catching the Coronavirus on a Plane?
In the absence of reliable data, we decided to ask the experts about the possibility of contracting the virus while on a flight.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

One in 10 Pregnant Women Test Positive for COVID-19 One in 10 Pregnant Women Test Positive for COVID-19
One of every 10 pregnant or recently pregnant women in hospital was diagnosed with COVID-19, yet up to three-quarters were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

It Can All Burn It Can All Burn
A harrowing experience with her son during the COVID-19 pandemic reminds this oncology nurse that life can be forever altered in a matter of seconds.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Susceptible Species, Mutation, Bus Spread The Week That Wasn't: Susceptible Species, Mutation, Bus Spread
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Asymptomatic Children May Transmit COVID-19 in Communities Asymptomatic Children May Transmit COVID-19 in Communities
About 22% of children with COVID-19 infections were asymptomatic, and 66% of the symptomatic children had unrecognized symptoms at the time of diagnosis, based on data from a case series of 91 confirmed cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Six Potential Treatments for COVID-19 Identified Six Potential Treatments for COVID-19 Identified
Artificial intelligence is helping researchers identify existing drugs and drug combinations that may be repurposed in the fight against COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

IU School of Medicine to Test Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine IU School of Medicine to Test Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine
The Indiana University School of Medicine announced Thursday that it's seeking up to 1,500 volunteers to take part in a late-stage clinical trial of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

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

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

NIH Panel Counters FDA: No Solid Data on Plasma for COVID-19 NIH Panel Counters FDA: No Solid Data on Plasma for COVID-19
The statement from the NIH's COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel comes a week after the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Researchers in the U.S. Face a Monkey Shortage COVID-19 Researchers in the U.S. Face a Monkey Shortage
Besides heightened demand for monkeys, the shortage is caused by a decrease in supply of monkeys from China, which provided 60% of the nearly 35,000 monkeys imported to the United States last year.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

What Changing Death Rates Tell Us About COVID-19 What Changing Death Rates Tell Us About COVID-19
The truth is that the bouncing ball of mortality projections has more to do with the inconsistent quality of the data from medical surveillance around the world.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci Says COVID Vaccine Trials Could End Early Fauci Says COVID Vaccine Trials Could End Early
Fauci said an independent board has the authority to end the trials weeks early if interim results are overwhelmingly positive or negative.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Apple, Google Build Virus-Tracing Tech Directly Into Phones Apple, Google Build Virus-Tracing Tech Directly Into Phones
Apple and Google are trying to get more states to adopt their phone-based approach for tracing the spread of COVID-19. They launched the second phase of their"exposure notification" system this week.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Infected Children May Go Unnoticed, Study Says Infected Children May Go Unnoticed, Study Says
If only children who displayed symptoms were tested, many infected children would have been missed, the researchers said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Prenatal Flu Vaccination Not Linked to Autism in Children Prenatal Flu Vaccination Not Linked to Autism in Children
Children exposed to the influenza A(H1H1)pdm09 vaccine in utero were no more likely to develop autism than children whose mothers were not vaccinated during pregnancy, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

High Mortality Rates Reported in Large COVID-19 Study High Mortality Rates Reported in Large COVID-19 Study
Research including more than 11,000 adults with COVID-19 from 245 hospitals across the United States provides a'real-time, real-world'look at comorbidities, mechanical ventilation rates, and death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Primary, Not Only, Cause of 94% of Deaths COVID-19 Primary, Not Only, Cause of 94% of Deaths
The vast majority had conditions such as respiratory failure, blood clots, and stroke, which can be caused by the coronavirus itself. Others had underlying diseases that may have been preexisting conditions.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dear Commissioner Hahn: Tell the Truth or Resign Dear Commissioner Hahn: Tell the Truth or Resign
I'm writing because I'm gravely concerned about your leadership of the FDA. Your statements in recent days has led to a crisis in confidence and has left you with two choices to do the right thing.Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Appears Unlikely to Pass Through Breast Milk SARS-CoV-2 Appears Unlikely to Pass Through Breast Milk
Breast milk is an unlikely source of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from mothers to infants, according to data from case reports and breast milk samples from 18 women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Med Students'Feel Very Behind' Because of Disruptions in Training Med Students'Feel Very Behind' Because of Disruptions in Training
Over the space of less than two weeks, medical students in"pretty much the entire country" transitioned from seeing patients in person to learning online.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Beyond Microcephaly: Zika-Affected Children Near School Age Beyond Microcephaly: Zika-Affected Children Near School Age
Following up with those born to women infected with Zika while pregnant is now more important than ever, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

This'Slowly Evolving Crisis' Needs Attention This'Slowly Evolving Crisis' Needs Attention
Antimicrobial resistance, stewardship, and research and development must remain top of mind, says Dr Paul Auwaerter.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Fauci Wasn't in Meeting About New CDC Testing Guidelines Fauci Wasn't in Meeting About New CDC Testing Guidelines
"I was under general anesthesia in the operating room and was not part of any discussion or deliberation regarding the new testing recommendations," he told CNN.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news