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Twelve criteria for the development and use of COVID-19 vaccine passports

21 Feb, 2021 | 22:36h | UTC

Twelve criteria for the development and use of COVID-19 vaccine passports – The Royal Society

Commentaries: Vaccine passports can work, but face 12 challenges – University of Oxford AND UK scientists highlight 12 criteria for Covid vaccine passports – The Guardian

See also: What place should COVID-19 vaccine passports have in society? – Ada Lovelace Institute AND WHO looks at possible ‘e-vaccination certificates’ for travel – Reuters

 


Coronapod: our future with an ever-present coronavirus

21 Feb, 2021 | 22:32h | UTC

Coronapod: our future with an ever-present coronavirus – Nature

 


Long Covid: Sequelae in adults at 6 Months after COVID-19 infection

21 Feb, 2021 | 22:13h | UTC

Sequelae in Adults at 6 Months After COVID-19 Infection – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: Almost a third of people with ‘mild’ COVID-19 still battle symptoms months later, study finds – CNN AND Nearly One Third of Covid-19 Survivors Have Symptoms, Some Up To 9 Months Later, New Study Finds – Forbes

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO call to action: Vaccine equity declaration – We must accelerate vaccine equity for all health workers – Now

19 Feb, 2021 | 03:03h | UTC

Call to Action: Vaccine Equity Declaration – World Health Organization

 


What does 95% COVID-19 vaccine efficacy really mean?

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:58h | UTC

What does 95% COVID-19 vaccine efficacy really mean? – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Related: Pfizer vaccine: what an ‘efficacy rate above 90%’ really means – The Conversation

 


Years of life lost to COVID-19 in 81 countries

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:55h | UTC

Years of life lost to COVID-19 in 81 countries – Scientific Reports

News release: COVID-19: Over 20.5 million years of life may have been lost due to COVID-19

Commentaries: Expert reaction to study estimating years of life lost globally to COVID-19 – Science Media Centre AND 20.5m years of life may have been lost to Covid across 81 countries, study finds – The Guardian

 


How many people get ‘long COVID’ – and who is most at risk?

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:54h | UTC

How many people get ‘long COVID’ – and who is most at risk? – The Conversation

 


Fauci: There’s evidence COVID-19 vaccines don’t just protect you — they may stop you from spreading the virus to others, too

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:46h | UTC

Fauci: There’s evidence COVID-19 vaccines don’t just protect you — they may stop you from spreading the virus to others, too – Insider

Related: [Preprint] Covid-19 vaccination associated with reduced viral load, may reduce transmission (study and commentary)

 


Voices in Cardiology: How feeling like an imposter can impede your success

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:26h | UTC

How Feeling Like an Imposter Can Impede Your Success – JACC: Case Reports

 


RCT: Vitamin D3 does not improve outcomes in hospitalized patients with moderate to severe COVID-19

18 Feb, 2021 | 03:20h | UTC

Effect of a Single High Dose of Vitamin D3 on Hospital Length of Stay in Patients With Moderate to Severe COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA

Editorial: Vitamin D3 to Treat COVID-19: Different Disease, Same Answer

 

 


Open schools in Sweden during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic were associated with low incidence of severe Covid-19 among schoolchildren and children of preschool age

18 Feb, 2021 | 03:19h | UTC

Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Clinical decisions: Delayed second dose vs. standard regimen for Covid-19 vaccination

18 Feb, 2021 | 03:17h | UTC

Delayed Second Dose versus Standard Regimen for Covid-19 Vaccination – New England Journal of Medicine

 


World’s first coronavirus “Human Challenge” study receives ethics approval in the UK

18 Feb, 2021 | 03:14h | UTC

World’s first coronavirus Human Challenge study receives ethics approval in the UK – GOV.UK

Commentaries: Covid-19: World’s first human trials given green light in UK – BBC AND UK to infect up to 90 healthy volunteers with Covid in world first trial – The Guardian

WHO Guidance on the subject: Feasibility, potential value and limitations of establishing a closely monitored challenge model of experimental COVID-19 infection and illness in healthy young adult volunteers – World Health Organization AND Key criteria for the ethical acceptability of COVID-19 human challenge studies – World Health Organization

See also: Challenge Trials—Could Deliberate Coronavirus Exposure Hasten Vaccine Development? – JAMA AND Ethical guidelines for deliberately infecting volunteers with COVID-19 – Journal of Medical Ethics AND Challenge trials can speed development of a Covid-19 vaccine. Planning for them needs to start now – STAT AND Accelerating Development of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines — The Role for Controlled Human Infection Models – New England Journal of Medicine AND Human Challenge Studies to Accelerate Coronavirus Vaccine Licensure – The Journal of Infectious Diseases AND Ethics of controlled human infection to address COVID-19 – Science AND Extraordinary diseases require extraordinary solutions – Vaccine

 


What place should COVID-19 vaccine passports have in society?

18 Feb, 2021 | 03:12h | UTC

What place should COVID-19 vaccine passports have in society? – Ada Lovelace Institute

 


India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped

18 Feb, 2021 | 03:06h | UTC

India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped – Associated Press

 


WHO: New Covid-19 cases around the world dropped 16% last week

18 Feb, 2021 | 03:04h | UTC

New Covid-19 Cases Around The World Dropped 16% Last Week, World Health Organization Says – Forbes

 


Q&A: Does handwashing stem the transmission of Covid-19?

18 Feb, 2021 | 03:03h | UTC

Q&A: Does handwashing stem the transmission of Covid-19?

Related: Coronavirus is in the air — there’s too much focus on surfaces – Nature AND COVID-19 rarely spreads through surfaces. So why are we still deep cleaning? – Nature

 


Dieting may slow metabolism – but it doesn’t ruin it

18 Feb, 2021 | 02:44h | UTC

Dieting may slow metabolism – but it doesn’t ruin it – The Conversation

 


Sleep: the underhyped secret to success and safety in medicine

18 Feb, 2021 | 02:41h | UTC

Sleep: the underhyped secret to success and safety in medicine – The BMJ Opinion

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


The coronavirus is here to stay — here’s what that mean

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:44h | UTC

The coronavirus is here to stay — here’s what that means – Nature

 


Why more contagious variants are emerging now, more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:41h | UTC

Why more contagious variants are emerging now, more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic – The Conversation

 


Perspective: We can use the pandemic to reimagine global health teaching

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:39h | UTC

We Can Use The Pandemic To Reimagine Global Health Teaching – Forbes

 


Essay: Will we be ready for the next Pandemic?

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:36h | UTC

Will We Be Ready for the Next Pandemic? – Wall Street Journal

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Perspective: What science can and cannot do in a time of pandemic

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:34h | UTC

What Science Can and Cannot Do in a Time of Pandemic – Scientific American

 


Covid-19: Are cloth masks still effective? And other questions answered

16 Feb, 2021 | 02:22h | UTC

Covid-19: Are cloth masks still effective? And other questions answered – The BMJ

 


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