Study: 2 COVID vaccine doses much more effective than 1 against Delta

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Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsJul 22, 2021Two doses of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine were 80% effective against the Delta COVID-19 variant. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

Global COVID-19 cases rise 12% in past week

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Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJul 21, 2021Nations seeing large jumps in cases include Botswana, Vietnam, the US, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the UK. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers

A Year Into Pandemic Federal Officials Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers

Changes would allow N95 sales for industries other than health care and signal an end to the hospital practice of reusing the masks considered essential for worker safety. …

To Extract More Doses per Vial, Vaccinators Put Squeeze on FDA to Relax Vaccine Handling Advice

Arthur Allen March 12, 2021 President Joe Biden has promised enough covid vaccine to immunize every willing adult by June 1. But right now, the gap between supply and demand is so dramatic that vaccinators are discovering ways to suck the final drops out of each vaccine vial — if federal regulators will let them. Pharmacists …

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Feds Focus on Mask Upgrades, COVID-19 Vaccine Sites

Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsFeb 10, 2021New CDC data show the fit of face masks may significantly reduce COVID-19 spread. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Heads to FDA for Emergency Use Decision

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Heads to FDA for Emergency Use Decision

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Heads to FDA for Emergency Use Decision | Late yesterday Johnson & Johnson submitted a request for an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its COVID-19 candidate. If the EUA is granted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the vaccine will become the third COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the United States, and the first that requires only one dose…In light of the request, FDA advisors will meet on Feb 26 to weigh emergency use…

COVID-19 with Frailty, Cardiac Arrest May Raise Risk of Death Sharply

COVID-19 with Cardiac Arrest

COVID-19 with Frailty, Cardiac Arrest May Raise Risk of Death Sharply | Two studies today suggest that COVID-19 patients who are very frail or have a cardiac arrest are two three times more likely to die than those not infected with the virus. | For men with COVID-19, the risk of dying from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest rose 4.5-fold…

WHO Pushes for COVID Vaccine Production Scale-Up, More Sharing

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Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsFeb 05, 2021The global number of people vaccinated has now eclipsed the number infected. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

South Carolina Detects South African COVID-19 Variant

South African COVID Variant in SC US

South Carolina Detects South African COVID-19 Variant Also, an expert warns about hospital oxygen shortages and Novavax reports good phase 3 vaccine data.

Lingering lung, physical, mental symptoms 4 months after COVID-19

Symptoms 4 months after COVID-19

Lingering lung, physical, mental symptoms 4 months after COVID-19| The findings suggest many patients recover very slowly after hospital release | Four months after their release from the hospital, more than half of 238 adult COVID-19 patients in northern Italy still had impaired lung function or mobility issues..

Cases Drop in Main Global Pandemic Hot Spots, but Surges Elsewhere

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Cases Drop in Main Global Pandemic Hot Spots, but Surges Elsewhere | In its weekly snapshot of COVID-19 activity, the World Health Organization (WHO) said cases fell for the second week in a row, mainly in the highest-burden countries, but it warned that the pattern masks sharp rises in other countries in some regions. In other developments, 70 countries have now detected the B117 variant, and more nations have also reported the 501Y.V2 and P.1 variants.

Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 | Masks are primarily intended to reduce the emission of virus-laden droplets (“source control”), which is especially relevant for asymptomatic or presymptomatic infected wearers who feel well and may be unaware of their infectiousness to others, and who are estimated to account for more than 50% of transmissions.1,2 Masks also help reduce inhalation of these droplets by the wearer (“filtration for personal protection”). The community benefit of masking for SARS-CoV-2 control is due to the combination of these effects; individual prevention benefit increases with increasing numbers of people using masks consistently and correctly.

Three Studies Highlight Low COVID Risk of In-Person School

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Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP News | Jan 08, 2021 | Studies spotlight limited in-school COVID-19 spread in North Carolina, Sweden, and Norway. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

Things To Know about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Things to know about COVID-19

Per CDC – COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising across the United States. We all must remain vigilant. The changes we have had to make to routines and daily life are extremely hard, but these changes are even more important now and in the future. We must stop the spread of this new and dangerous virus. The more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you will be.​