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WHO’s Emergencies expert group re-asserts stance against covid ‘vaccine passports’ for international travel.

21 Jan, 2022 | 10:02h | UTC

WHO’s Emergencies Expert Group Re-Asserts Stance Against COVID ‘Vaccine Passports’ for International Travel – Health Policy Watch

 


Editorial | Covid-19 vaccines and treatments: we must have raw data, now.

21 Jan, 2022 | 10:00h | UTC

Covid-19 vaccines and treatments: we must have raw data, now – The BMJ

News Release: Editors call for covid-19 vaccine and treatment data to be available for public scrutiny – The BMJ

 


How do we make decisions for the most immature babies, with their families?

20 Jan, 2022 | 08:49h | UTC

How do we make decisions for the most immature babies, with their families? – Neonatal Research

 


Opinion: The COVID-Risk social contract is under negotiation.

19 Jan, 2022 | 08:48h | UTC

The COVID-Risk Social Contract Is Under Negotiation – The Atlantic (a few articles per month are free)

 


Study shows many patients with metastatic cancer near the end of life still receive guideline-nonconcordant radiotherapy.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:35h | UTC

Assessment of Guideline-Nonconcordant Radiotherapy in Medicare Beneficiaries With Metastatic Cancer Near the End of Life, 2015-2017 – JAMA Health Forum

Commentary: Study: Cancer patients given high-dose radiation treatments even near end of life – UPI

 


AAN Position Statement: Consent Issues in the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke.

14 Jan, 2022 | 08:24h | UTC

Consent Issues in the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke: AAN Position Statement – Neurology

News Release: Who gives consent for treatment when a person with stroke cannot? – American Academy of Neurology

 


Consequences of a diagnostic label: A systematic scoping review and thematic framework.

12 Jan, 2022 | 08:37h | UTC

Consequences of a Diagnostic Label: A Systematic Scoping Review and Thematic Framework – Frontiers in Public Health

 


Opinion: COVID-19 vaccine strategies must focus on severe disease and global equity.

17 Dec, 2021 | 09:45h | UTC

COVID-19 vaccine strategies must focus on severe disease and global equity – The Lancet

 


Opinion: Unequal global vaccine coverage is at the heart of the current covid-19 crisis.

16 Dec, 2021 | 09:50h | UTC

Unequal global vaccine coverage is at the heart of the current covid-19 crisis – The BMJ

 


Perspective: Doctors are trained to be kind and empathetic – but a ‘hidden curriculum’ makes them forget on the job.

16 Dec, 2021 | 08:41h | UTC

Doctors are trained to be kind and empathetic – but a ‘hidden curriculum’ makes them forget on the job – The Conversation

 


Study suggests COVID-19 certificates may boost vaccine uptake in countries with below average coverage.

15 Dec, 2021 | 08:41h | UTC

News Release: COVID-19 certificates may boost vaccine uptake in countries with below average coverage – University of Oxford

Original Study: The effect of mandatory COVID-19 certificates on vaccine uptake: synthetic-control modelling of six countries – The Lancet Public Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion: Revoke the Omicron travel ban against African countries.

13 Dec, 2021 | 09:48h | UTC

Revoke the Omicron Travel Ban Against African Countries – The New York Times (a few articles per month are free)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Editorial | Emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants: shooting the messenger.

10 Dec, 2021 | 10:19h | UTC

Emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants: shooting the messenger – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Infodemics: a new challenge for public health.

10 Dec, 2021 | 10:18h | UTC

Infodemics: A new challenge for public health – Cell

See also:

What is an infodemic and how can we prevent it?

The Covid-19 Infodemic — Applying the Epidemiologic Model to Counter Misinformation – New England Journal of Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Raising awareness for time-limited trial discussion upon ICU triage and admission.

8 Dec, 2021 | 09:57h | UTC

Raising awareness for time-limited trial discussion upon ICU triage and admission – Intensive Care Medicine (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Care of older people and people requiring palliative care with COVID-19: guidance from the Australian National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce.

7 Dec, 2021 | 10:12h | UTC

Care of older people and people requiring palliative care with COVID-19: guidance from the Australian National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce – Medical Journal of Australia

 


Omicron-variant border bans ignore the evidence, say scientists – “Researchers say travel restrictions in response to the newly detected coronavirus variant come too late and could even slow studies of Omicron”.

3 Dec, 2021 | 10:20h | UTC

Omicron-variant border bans ignore the evidence, say scientists – Nature

 


Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated.

3 Dec, 2021 | 10:14h | UTC

Germany locks down unvaccinated people, as leaders plan to make shots compulsory – CNN

See also: Germany locks unvaccinated out of public life; mandate looms – Associated Press

 


Review: Ethical advice in pediatric care.

1 Dec, 2021 | 08:42h | UTC

Ethical advice in paediatric care – Archives of Disease in Childhood

 


193 countries adopt first-ever global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.

30 Nov, 2021 | 10:16h | UTC

News Release: 193 countries adopt first-ever global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence – United Nations

See Guidance: Outcome document: first draft of the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence – United Nations

 


Editorial: Vax the world.

26 Nov, 2021 | 08:40h | UTC

Vax the world – Science

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter

 


Promoting COVID-19 vaccine acceptance: recommendations from the Lancet Commission on Vaccine Refusal, Acceptance, and Demand in the USA.

24 Nov, 2021 | 08:47h | UTC

Promoting COVID-19 vaccine acceptance: recommendations from the Lancet Commission on Vaccine Refusal, Acceptance, and Demand in the USA – The Lancet

Related: WHO Guidance for improving acceptance and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines

 


Three Neurologic Societies, Including the AAN, Issue Strong Position Statement on Aducanumab.

24 Nov, 2021 | 08:36h | UTC

Three Neurologic Societies, Including the AAN, Issue Strong Position Statement on Aducanumab – Neurology Today

See statement: Decisions With Patients and Families Regarding Aducanumab in Alzheimer Disease, With Recommendations for Consent: AAN Position Statement – Neurology

Related:

Editorial: Aducanumab for Alzheimer’s disease?

FDA approvement of Alzheimer’s drug sparks controversy among doctors.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


MSF responds to Pfizer and Medicines Patent Pool license for new Covid-19 treatment – “The deal, however, only covers 53 percent of the world’s population and excludes people in several upper-middle-income countries, leaving this promising medicine out of reach for millions”.

17 Nov, 2021 | 08:38h | UTC

MSF responds to Pfizer and Medicines Patent Pool license for new Covid-19 treatment – Médecins Sans Frontières

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Real-world ethics in palliative care: A systematic review of the ethical challenges reported by specialist palliative care practitioners in their clinical practice.

17 Nov, 2021 | 08:18h | UTC

Real-world ethics in palliative care: A systematic review of the ethical challenges reported by specialist palliative care practitioners in their clinical practice – Palliative Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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