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Opinion | Covid-19: Sputnik vaccine rockets, thanks to Lancet boost

7 May, 2021 | 08:31h | UTC

Covid-19: Sputnik vaccine rockets, thanks to Lancet boost – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Perspective | The weird science of the placebo effect keeps getting more interesting

7 May, 2021 | 08:17h | UTC

The weird science of the placebo effect keeps getting more interesting – Vox

 


In shock move, US backs waiving patents on COVID vaccines. “The development from the Biden administration draws cheers from public health researchers and ire from drugmakers.”

6 May, 2021 | 09:10h | UTC

In shock move, US backs waiving patents on COVID vaccines – Nature

See also: U.S. will back proposal to waive intellectual property rights and boost Covid-19 vaccine production – STAT AND Statement from the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Winnie Byanyima on the decision by the United States of America to support the TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines – UNAIDS AND WHO Director-General commends United States decision to support temporary waiver on intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Perspective | How many COVID deaths are acceptable in a post-pandemic world? “Even after mass vaccinations, some hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus are inevitable — but opinions differ on how many is too many for a return to relative normality.”

6 May, 2021 | 08:59h | UTC

How many COVID deaths are acceptable in a post-pandemic world? – Nature

 


Highly Recommended (video): The Culture Of Medicine Kills Doctors And Patients (w/Dr. Robert Pearl)

3 May, 2021 | 05:32h | UTC

The Culture Of Medicine Kills Doctors And Patients (w/Dr. Robert Pearl) – ZDoggMD

 


Debate: Should masks be worn outdoors?

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Should masks be worn outdoors? – The BMJ

Commentaries: Experts debate on wearing masks outdoors – News Medical AND Do masks need to be worn outdoors? – Advanced Science News

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Opinion | The world could be doing much more to help India: Countries can’t go it alone in tackling Covid-19

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:16h | UTC

The world could be doing much more to help India – Vox

See also: WHO provides update on India’s surging epidemic second wave and variant B.1.617 – Science Speaks: Global ID News AND People Are Talking About A ‘Double Mutant’ Variant In India. What Does That Mean? – NPR AND WHO says India COVID crisis could ‘happen anywhere’ – MedicalXpress AND India’s COVID-19 Crisis Is Spiraling Out of Control. It Didn’t Have to Be This Way – TIME

 


Opinion | SARS-CoV-2 elimination, not mitigation, creates best outcomes for health, the economy, and civil liberties

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:12h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 elimination, not mitigation, creates best outcomes for health, the economy, and civil liberties – The Lancet

 

Counterpoint: Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Ethics Commission Position Statement: Admission criteria and management of critical care patients in a pandemic context – “Age cannot be used as the sole criterion for admission nor denial of access to ICU settings”

29 Apr, 2021 | 08:36h | UTC

Admission criteria and management of critical care patients in a pandemic context: position of the Ethics Commission of the French Intensive Care Society, update of April 2021 – Annals of Intensive Care

 


General anesthesia in end‐of‐life care: extending the indications for anesthesia beyond surgery

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

General anaesthesia in end‐of‐life care: extending the indications for anaesthesia beyond surgery – Anaesthesia

News release: Medical and ethical experts say ‘make general anesthesia more widely available for dying patients’ – Association of Anaesthetists

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Financial Toxicity in Advanced and Metastatic Cancer: Overburdened and Underprepared

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

Financial Toxicity in Advanced and Metastatic Cancer: Overburdened and Underprepared – JCO Oncology Practice

Related: Opinion – The high price of anticancer drugs: origins, implications, barriers, solutions AND Tackling the High Cost of Cancer Care AND Study: Clinician Engagement Regarding Financial Toxicity After Diagnosis of Cancer AND

 


Perspective | Do Kids Really Need to Be Vaccinated for Covid? Yes. No. Maybe.

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:38h | UTC

Do Kids Really Need to Be Vaccinated for Covid? Yes. No. Maybe. – Undark

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO panel comes out against requiring vaccination proof for travel

21 Apr, 2021 | 07:03h | UTC

WHO panel comes out against requiring vaccination proof for travel – The Hill

WHO Statement: Statement on the seventh meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic – World Health Organization

Related: Opinion | How to lose friends and alienate people? On the problems of vaccine passports (several texts on the subject)

 


Bioethics | COVID: Is it OK to manipulate people into getting vaccinated?

21 Apr, 2021 | 07:00h | UTC

COVID: Is it OK to manipulate people into getting vaccinated? – The Conversation

 


UK researchers will deliberately reinfect people with COVID-19 in new ‘challenge study’

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:03h | UTC

UK researchers will deliberately reinfect people with COVID-19 in new ‘challenge study’ – LiveScience

See also: Young people to be reinfected with Covid for study – BBC

 


Liabilities with artificial intelligence: 4 things future radiologists kneed to know

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:02h | UTC

Clinical applications of AI in MSK imaging: a liability perspective – Skeletal Radiology

Commentaries: 4 Must-Knows about Future Radiologist Liabilities with AI – Diagnostic Imaging AND Who will be liable in the coming AI age? 4 things for radiologists to know – HealthImaging

 


Viewpoint | Industry-Sponsored Speaker Programs—End of the Line?

14 Apr, 2021 | 01:36h | UTC

Industry-Sponsored Speaker Programs—End of the Line? – JAMA

 


U.S. regulators pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout over rare (1 in a million) cases of blood clots

14 Apr, 2021 | 02:16h | UTC

Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine – U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Commentaries: Covid-19: US suspends Johnson and Johnson vaccine rollout over blood clots – BMJ AND CDC and FDA recommend US pause use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns – CNN AND US halts J&J COVID vaccine after reports of blood clots – CIDRAP AND U.S. urges pause on use of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after rare blood clotting cases – CIDRAP

 


Covid-19: Italy makes vaccination mandatory for healthcare workers

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:39h | UTC

Covid-19: Italy makes vaccination mandatory for healthcare workers – The BMJ

 


How your doctor describes your medical condition can encourage you to say ‘yes’ to surgery when there are other options

6 Apr, 2021 | 00:56h | UTC

How your doctor describes your medical condition can encourage you to say ‘yes’ to surgery when there are other options – The Conversation

Original study: Diagnostic Labels for Rotator Cuff Disease Can Increase People’s Perceived Need for Shoulder Surgery: An Online Randomized Controlled Experiment – Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | How to lose friends and alienate people? On the problems of vaccine passports

5 Apr, 2021 | 01:42h | UTC

How to lose friends and alienate people? On the problems of vaccine passports – The BMJ Opinion

Related: Resistance from health experts and business owners could doom ‘vaccine passports’ even before they launch – STAT AND How Vaccine Passports Will Worsen Inequities In Global Health – Microbiology AND Vaccine certificates: does the end justify the means? – The Lancet Microbe AND Covid-19 vaccine passports will harm sustainable development – The BMJ Opinion AND Covid-19 vaccine passports and vaccine hesitancy: freedom or control? – The BMJ Opinion AND “Vaccine Passport” Certification — Policy and Ethical Considerations – New England Journal of Medicine AND Interim position paper: considerations regarding proof of COVID-19 vaccination for international travellers – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands

5 Apr, 2021 | 01:34h | UTC

The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands – Scientific American

 


Editorial | Vaccine certificates: does the end justify the means?

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:41h | UTC

Vaccine certificates: does the end justify the means? – The Lancet Microbe

Related: Covid-19 vaccine passports will harm sustainable development – The BMJ Opinion AND Covid-19 vaccine passports and vaccine hesitancy: freedom or control? – The BMJ Opinion AND “Vaccine Passport” Certification — Policy and Ethical Considerations – New England Journal of Medicine AND Interim position paper: considerations regarding proof of COVID-19 vaccination for international travellers – World Health Organization

 


Opinion | “Vaccine Passport” Certification — Policy and Ethical Considerations

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:40h | UTC

“Vaccine Passport” Certification — Policy and Ethical Considerations – New England Journal of Medicine

Related: Covid-19 vaccine passports will harm sustainable development – The BMJ Opinion AND Covid-19 vaccine passports and vaccine hesitancy: freedom or control? – The BMJ Opinion AND Vaccine certificates: does the end justify the means? – The Lancet Microbe AND Interim position paper: considerations regarding proof of COVID-19 vaccination for international travellers – World Health Organization

 


Opinion | Covid-19 vaccine passports will harm sustainable development

31 Mar, 2021 | 03:31h | UTC

Covid-19 vaccine passports will harm sustainable development – The BMJ Opinion

“Where you are born can predict how freely you will be able to travel for opportunity, education, and leisure. Being a citizen of certain countries grants people access to nearly the entire globe, whereas others face challenges just to legally leave the  borders of the country they live in”

 


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