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No evidence for increased transmissibility from mutations in SARS-CoV-2

30 Nov, 2020 | 01:06h | UTC

No evidence for increased transmissibility from recurrent mutations in SARS-CoV-2 – Nature Communications

Commentaries: Mutations not making coronavirus able to spread more rapidly -study – Reuters AND Covid-19 has NOT become more infectious: Study identifies almost 13,000 coronavirus mutations but none – including the dominant D614G strain – made it better at spreading – Daily Mail

 


Infection fatality rate of SARS-CoV2 in a super-spreading event in Germany estimated at 0.36%

30 Nov, 2020 | 01:02h | UTC

Infection fatality rate of SARS-CoV2 in a super-spreading event in Germany – Nature Communications

 


Report: SARS-CoV-2 setting-specific transmission rates. Households showed the highest transmission rates (21.1%). Asymptomatic infections do occur but much less efficiently than symptomatic infection.

30 Nov, 2020 | 01:01h | UTC

Report 38 – SARS-CoV-2 setting-specific transmission rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Imperial College London

Full report: SARS-CoV-2 setting-specific transmission rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Imperial College London

Commentary: Expert reaction to systematic review and meta-analysis on setting-specific transmission rates of SARS-CoV-2 – Science Media Centre

 


Study: Fewer than 10% of people in the US had detectable SARS-CoV-2 antibodies as of September 2020

30 Nov, 2020 | 01:00h | UTC

Estimated SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence in the US as of September 2020 – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentaries: Less than 10% of Americans had COVID by September, study finds – CIDRAP AND Antibodies, Immunity, and COVID-19 – JAMA Internal Medicine AND Covid-19: Nationwide SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence Remains Low – Physician’s Weekly

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Seroprevalence meta-analysis predicts 643 million already infected by SARS-CoV-2 globally

30 Nov, 2020 | 00:59h | UTC

Seroprevalence meta-analysis predicts 643 million already infected by SARS-CoV-2 globally – News Medical

Original study: Global seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies: a systematic review and meta-analysis – medRxiv

 


Opinion – Covid-19: controversial trial may actually show that masks protect the wearer

30 Nov, 2020 | 00:58h | UTC

Covid-19: controversial trial may actually show that masks protect the wearer – The BMJ Opinion

Original study and commentaries: Randomized trial suggesting mask use does not protect the wearer from Covid-19 sparks controversy

 

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Editor’s Choice: The curious case of the Danish mask study

30 Nov, 2020 | 00:56h | UTC

Editor’s Choice: The curious case of the Danish mask study – The BMJ

Original study and commentaries: Randomized trial suggesting mask use does not protect the wearer from Covid-19 sparks controversy

 


Meta-analysis of statins for primary prevention: 100 adults (aged 50-75 years) without known cardiovascular disease would have to be treated for 2.5 years to prevent 1 major adverse cardiovascular event

30 Nov, 2020 | 00:56h | UTC

Evaluation of Time to Benefit of Statins for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Adults Aged 50 to 75 Years: A Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Time to Benefit of Statins for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events – American College of Cardiology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


State of the art review: Advances in the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease

30 Nov, 2020 | 00:52h | UTC

Advances in the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease – The BMJ (free for a limited period)

 


For €9500, Nature journals will now make your paper free to read

30 Nov, 2020 | 00:49h | UTC

For €9500, Nature journals will now make your paper free to read – Science

News release: Nature journals reveal terms of landmark open-access option

 


New WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior – Every move counts towards better health

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:45h | UTC

WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour – World Health Organization

See also: World Health Organization 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour – British Journal of Sports Medicine

News release: Every move counts towards better health – says WHO

Commentaries: Aim to exceed weekly recommended physical activity level to offset health harms of prolonged sitting – BMJ AND You only need 30 to 40 minutes of exercise per day to ‘offset’ sitting at your desk all day, new analysis finds – Business Insider AND Physical activity guidelines 2020: comprehensive and inclusive recommendations to activate populations – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Randomized trial: Laryngeal mask airway is safe but not superior to face-mask ventilation for resuscitation of asphyxiated newborn infants

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:43h | UTC

A Randomized Trial of Laryngeal Mask Airway in Neonatal Resuscitation – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Randomized trial: Intravenous iron is superior to oral iron for the treatment of anemia in women after childbirth in a low-income setting

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:41h | UTC

Efficacy and safety of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose compared with oral iron for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in women after childbirth in Tanzania: a parallel-group, open-label, randomised controlled phase 3 trial – The Lancet Global Health

Commentary: Iron infusion highly effective to treat anemia in low-income settings – Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute / News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: Peripheral nerve blocks for hip fractures reduce pain on movement, risk of acute confusional state, risk of chest infection, and time to first mobilization

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:37h | UTC

Peripheral nerve blocks for hip fractures in adults – Cochrane Library

Summary: Do local anaesthetic nerve blocks provide effective pain relief for adults with a hip fracture? – Cochrane Library

 


Study ranks the most effective non-pharmaceutical interventions for reducing COVID-19 spread

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:36h | UTC

Ranking the effectiveness of worldwide COVID-19 government interventions – Nature Human Behaviour

Commentary: Epidemiology: Assessing non-pharmaceutical interventions in reducing COVID-19 spread – Nature Asia

 


Long Covid: Comprehensive health assessment three months after recovery from acute COVID-19 revealed problems in several health domains in a substantial number of patients

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:33h | UTC

Comprehensive health assessment three months after recovery from acute COVID-19 – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 


An artificial intelligence algorithm can detect COVID-19 on chest radiographs with accuracy and speed

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:31h | UTC

DeepCOVID-XR: An Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Detect COVID-19 on Chest Radiographs Trained and Tested on a Large US Clinical Dataset – Radiology

Editorial: The Potential of Artificial Intelligence to Analyze Chest Radiographs for Signs of COVID-19 Pneumonia

Commentaries: AI system bests radiologists in spotting COVID-19 in lungs – CIDRAP AND AI detects COVID-19 on chest x-rays with accuracy and speed – Northwestern University

 


Covid-19: 15% of people responsible for 80% of secondary infections

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:27h | UTC

Transmission heterogeneities, kinetics, and controllability of SARS-CoV-2 – Science

Commentary: What we can learn from contact tracing an entire province – Ars Technica

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Perspective: “With global push for COVID-19 vaccines, China aims to win friends and cut deals”

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:26h | UTC

With global push for COVID-19 vaccines, China aims to win friends and cut deals – Science

 


India coronavirus: How do you vaccinate a billion people?

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:24h | UTC

India coronavirus: How do you vaccinate a billion people? – BBC

 


CDC Study showing decline in SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after infection suggests antibody surveys underestimate infections

26 Nov, 2020 | 09:08h | UTC

Decline in SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies After Mild Infection Among Frontline Health Care Personnel in a Multistate Hospital Network — 12 States, April–August 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentary: COVID-19 antibody surveys underestimate infections: study – MedicalXpress

 

Commentary on Twitter (Thread – Click for more)

 


CDC may shorten how long you quarantine if you are exposed to Covid-19 coronavirus

26 Nov, 2020 | 09:06h | UTC

CDC May Shorten How Long You Quarantine If You Are Exposed To Covid-19 Coronavirus – Forbes

 


Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory? Two experts discuss

26 Nov, 2020 | 09:05h | UTC

Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory? Two experts discuss – The Conversation

 


Testing sewage can give school districts, campuses and businesses a heads-up on the spread of COVID-19

26 Nov, 2020 | 09:03h | UTC

Testing sewage can give school districts, campuses and businesses a heads-up on the spread of COVID-19 – The Conversation

 


Opinion: “The AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Data Isn’t Up to Snuff”

26 Nov, 2020 | 09:02h | UTC

The AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Data Isn’t Up to Snuff – Wired

Commentaries: A timeline of the oxford-Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine trials – by Hilda Bastian AND After Admitting Mistake, AstraZeneca Faces Difficult Questions About Its Vaccine – The New York Times AND AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results – Associated Press

 


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