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COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen: EMA finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets

21 Apr, 2021 | 07:07h | UTC

COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen: EMA finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets – European Medicines Agency

Commentary: Johnson & Johnson vaccine: EU regulator says blood clot very rare side effect – BBC

 

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)

 


We know a lot about Covid-19. Experts have many more questions

21 Apr, 2021 | 07:02h | UTC

We know a lot about Covid-19. Experts have many more questions – STAT

 


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

 


Study: Postprandial glycemic dips predict appetite and energy intake in healthy individuals

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:36h | UTC

Postprandial glycaemic dips predict appetite and energy intake in healthy individuals – Nature Metabolism

Commentaries: New research reveals why some of us are hungry all the time – King’s College London AND The easy test that predicts the size of your next few meals – Nature AND Feeling Hungry All The Time? Scientists Have a New Explanation For What’s Going On – Science Alert

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Perspective | The Confident Generalist: Putting The Primary Care Physician Back At The Center

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:35h | UTC

The Confident Generalist: Putting The Primary Care Physician Back At The Center – Health Affairs

 


[News release – not published yet] Sputnik V demonstrates 97.6% efficacy according to the analysis of data of 3.8 million vaccinated persons in Russia

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:08h | UTC

Sputnik V demonstrates 97.6% efficacy according to the analysis of data of 3.8 million vaccinated persons in Russia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID-19 dynamics after a national immunization program in Israel

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:06h | UTC

COVID-19 dynamics after a national immunization program in Israel – Nature Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:00h | UTC

Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS One

 


Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:51h | UTC

Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – The Lancet

Commentary: Recognising that coronavirus is predominantly spread through air would save lives, argues new assessment – University of Oxford

Animated Videos: Aerosols and making spaces safe – University of Oxford

 

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Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:49h | UTC

Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:47h | UTC

A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19 – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

 


Editorial: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine–Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia – “The very low prevalence of this complication of vaccination, however severe, relative to the benefits of preventing Covid-19 must be emphasized”

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:42h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine–Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Study: Double masking improves protection from Covid-19 mostly by eliminating any gaps or poor-fitting areas of a mask

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:37h | UTC

Fitted Filtration Efficiency of Double Masking During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentaries: Fit matters most when double masking to protect yourself from COVID-19 – University of North Carolina Health Care AND Check your fit on that double mask if you want it to work against Covid, study says – CNN

 


Study shows past COVID-19 infection doesn’t fully protect young people against reinfection

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:35h | UTC

Study shows past COVID-19 infection doesn’t fully protect young people against reinfection – Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Original study: SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity and subsequent infection risk in healthy young adults: a prospective cohort study – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Related Study: SARS-CoV-2 infection rates of antibody-positive vs. antibody-negative health-care workers – previous infection was associated with 84% lower risk of (re)infection

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Case report: Energy drink-induced cardiomyopathy

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:00h | UTC

Energy drink-induced cardiomyopathy – BMJ Case Reports

Commentaries: Student’s heart failure linked to ‘excessive’ energy drinks – BBC AND Heavy energy drink consumption linked to heart failure in a young man – BMJ

 


Study shows antihistamines may impair response to exercise training

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:06h | UTC

Histamine H1 and H2 receptors are essential transducers of the integrative exercise training response in humans – Science Advances

Commentary: Histamine-suppressing drugs found to reduce benefits of exercise – MedicalXpress

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


[Preprint] Risk of rare blood clotting much higher for COVID-19 than for vaccines

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:37h | UTC

News release: Risk of rare blood clotting higher for COVID-19 than for vaccines – University of Oxford

Original study (preprint): Cerebral venous thrombosis: a retrospective cohort study of 513,284 confirmed COVID-19 cases and a comparison with 489,871 people receiving a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

Commentaries: Brain clots ‘more likely’ with Covid infection than vaccine – BBC AND Risk for Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Elevated After COVID-19 Diagnosis – NEJM Journal Watch AND Study: COVID much more likely than vaccines to cause blood clots – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


CDC study suggests leaving middle seat empty could lower COVID-19 spread on planes by 23% to 57%

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:33h | UTC

Laboratory Modeling of SARS-CoV-2 Exposure Reduction Through Physically Distanced Seating in Aircraft Cabins Using Bacteriophage Aerosol — November 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentaries: Keeping middle seats vacant on airplanes can reduce risk of Covid-19 exposure by up to 57%, CDC study says – CNN AND Leaving middle seat empty lowers COVID-19 spread on planes, modeling suggests – LiveScience

 


Video | Coronavirus variants: What you need to know

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:32h | UTC

Coronavirus variants: What you need to know – Nature Video

 


M-A: Treatment with hydroxychloroquine is associated with increased mortality in COVID-19 patients

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:30h | UTC

Mortality outcomes with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in COVID-19 from an international collaborative meta-analysis of randomized trials – Nature Communications

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Perspective | Ivermectin is the new Hydroxychorloquine

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:28h | UTC

Ivermectin is the new Hydroxychorloquine – Science-Based Medicine

 


Editorial: Covid-19 has redefined airborne transmission

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:26h | UTC

Covid-19 has redefined airborne transmission – The BMJ

Commentaries: Future attempts to reduce Covid-19 spread should focus on tackling airborne transmission – News Medical AND Open the windows to curb COVID spread: experts – MedicalXpress

Related: CDC Updated Guidance: “It is possible for people to be infected through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, but the risk is generally considered to be low” (CDC Guidance and more) AND Deep Cleaning Isn’t a Victimless Crime – The Atlantic

 


Genomics and epidemiology of the P.1 SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus, Brazil – “we estimate that P.1 may be 1.7–2.4-fold more transmissible”

15 Apr, 2021 | 07:09h | UTC

Genomics and epidemiology of the P.1 SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus, Brazil – Science

Commentary: The P.1 coronavirus variant is twice as transmissible as earlier strains – ScienceNews

 


Vaccines alone will not stop Covid spreading – here’s why (visual guide to the “Swiss cheese model”)

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:53h | UTC

Vaccines alone will not stop Covid spreading – here’s why – BBC

 


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