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Case-control study: 3 doses of mRNA vaccines were associated with reduced infections with SARS-CoV-2 Omicron and Delta variants compared to no vaccination or 2 doses.

24 Jan, 2022 | 08:56h | UTC

Association Between 3 Doses of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine and Symptomatic Infection Caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron and Delta Variants – JAMA

Editorial: Booster Vaccination to Prevent COVID-19 in the Era of Omicron: An Effective Part of a Layered Public Health Approach – JAMA

Commentaries: New data show booster doses protect against Omicron – CIDRAP

Boosters provide the best protection against Omicron variant, CDC studies show, raising new questions about what it means to be fully vaccinated – CNN

Related CDC Studies:

COVID-19 Incidence and Death Rates Among Unvaccinated and Fully Vaccinated Adults with and Without Booster Doses During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Emergence — 25 U.S. Jurisdictions, April 4–December 25, 2021 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Effectiveness of a Third Dose of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19–Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Adults During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Predominance — VISION Network, 10 States, August 2021–January 2022 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

 

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European CDC on Omicron: “among Omicron cases reported to TESSy, 1.14% were hospitalised, 0.16% required ICU admission/respiratory support, and 0.06% died”.

24 Jan, 2022 | 08:54h | UTC

Weekly epidemiological update: Omicron variant of concern (VOC) – week 2 (data as of 20 January 2022) EU/EEA – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

 


WHO updated roadmap for prioritizing uses of COVID-19 vaccines.

24 Jan, 2022 | 08:49h | UTC

WHO SAGE Roadmap for prioritizing uses of COVID-19 vaccines – World Health Organization

Commentary: WHO: COVID boosters should start with most vulnerable – Associated Press

 

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WHO Technical Brief: Enhancing response to Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant.

24 Jan, 2022 | 08:36h | UTC

Enhancing response to Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant – World Health Organization

 


WHO advisers weigh in on COVID-19 boosters, Pfizer vaccine in younger kids.

24 Jan, 2022 | 08:35h | UTC

WHO advisers weigh in on COVID-19 boosters, Pfizer vaccine in younger kids – CIDRAP

See also: Interim recommendations for use of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2, under Emergency Use Listing – World Health Organization

 


Flying in the COVID-19 era: Science-based risk assessments and mitigation strategies on the ground and in the air.

24 Jan, 2022 | 08:32h | UTC

Flying in the COVID-19 Era: Science-based Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies on the Ground and in the Air – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (free registration required)

 


No amount of alcohol is good for the heart, says World Heart Federation.

24 Jan, 2022 | 08:23h | UTC

News Release: No amount of alcohol is good for the heart, says World Heart Federation

Report: The Impact of Alcohol Consumption on Cardiovascular Health: Myths and Measures – World Heart Federation

Commentary: No amount of alcohol is good for the heart, new report says, but critics disagree on science – CNN

 


Review: Health literacy interventions for secondary prevention of coronary artery disease.

24 Jan, 2022 | 08:12h | UTC

Health literacy interventions for secondary prevention of coronary artery disease: a scoping review – openheart

 


Opinion: COVID-19 will continue but the end of the pandemic is near.

21 Jan, 2022 | 10:16h | UTC

COVID-19 will continue but the end of the pandemic is near – The Lancet

 

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Opinion: Now that science has defanged Covid, it’s time to get on with our lives.

21 Jan, 2022 | 10:14h | UTC

Now that science has defanged Covid, it’s time to get on with our lives – The Guardian

See also: A National Strategy for the “New Normal” of Life With COVID – JAMA

 


Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: Accepting the virus.

21 Jan, 2022 | 10:13h | UTC

Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: Accepting the virus – Associated Press

 


RCT: Immunogenicity and reactogenicity of different vaccine boosters after a first J&J vaccine.

21 Jan, 2022 | 10:12h | UTC

Immunogenicity and Reactogenicity of Vaccine Boosters after Ad26.COV2.S Priming – New England Journal of Medicine

 

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[Preprint] COVID infection severity in children under 5 years old before and after Omicron emergence in the US.

21 Jan, 2022 | 10:04h | UTC

COVID infection severity in children under 5 years old before and after Omicron emergence in the US – medRxiv

Commentary: SARS-CoV-2 Omicron infections milder in children compared to Delta – News Medical

 


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

 


Is precision public health the future — or a contradiction?

21 Jan, 2022 | 09:31h | UTC

Is precision public health the future — or a contradiction? – Nature

 


Cluster Randomized Trial: A multifactorial falls prevention program in UK care homes reduced fall rates among older people and was cost effective.

21 Jan, 2022 | 09:21h | UTC

Multifactorial falls prevention programme compared with usual care in UK care homes for older people: multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation – The BMJ

News Release: Falls in care homes can be significantly reduced with intervention, says new study – University of Nottingham

 

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Booster longevity: Data reveals how long a third shot protects.

20 Jan, 2022 | 09:33h | UTC

Booster longevity: Data reveals how long a third shot protects – NPR

Original Report: SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants under investigation in England – U.K. Health Security Agency

 


A populational-based retrospective cohort study in Qatar showed a reduced risk of Covid-19 breakthrough infections with the Moderna vs. the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine.

20 Jan, 2022 | 09:30h | UTC

Effectiveness of mRNA-1273 and BNT162b2 Vaccines in Qatar – New England Journal of Medicine

 

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After Omicron, we could use a break. We may just get it.

20 Jan, 2022 | 09:21h | UTC

After Omicron, we could use a break. We may just get it – STAT

 


10 lessons I’ve learned from the Covid–19 pandemic.

20 Jan, 2022 | 09:21h | UTC

10 lessons I’ve learned from the Covid–19 pandemic – STAT

 


Covid pandemic ‘nowhere near over,’ WHO says.

20 Jan, 2022 | 09:18h | UTC

Covid pandemic ‘nowhere near over,’ WHO says – CNN

 


Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis.

20 Jan, 2022 | 09:17h | UTC

Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis – The Lancet

News Release: An estimated 1.2 million people died in 2019 from antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, more deaths than HIV/AIDS or malaria – The Lancet

Editorial: Antimicrobial resistance: time to repurpose the Global Fund – The Lancet

Commentary: Antimicrobial resistance now a leading cause of death worldwide, study finds – The Guardian

 

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1.8 million excess deaths attributable to urban air pollution in 2019, modelling study suggests.

20 Jan, 2022 | 09:13h | UTC

News Release: The Lancet Planetary Health: 1.8 million excess deaths attributable to urban air pollution in 2019, modelling study suggests

Original Study: Global urban temporal trends in fine particulate matter (PM2·5) and attributable health burdens: estimates from global datasets – The Lancet Planetary Health

Related Studies:

Internalising health-economic impacts of air pollution into climate policy: a global modelling study – The Lancet Planetary Health

Long-term trends in urban NO2 concentrations and associated paediatric asthma incidence: estimates from global datasets – The Lancet Planetary Health

 

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Systematic Review: School closures during social lockdown and mental health, health behaviors, and well-being among children and adolescents during the first Covid-19 wave.

19 Jan, 2022 | 09:00h | UTC

School Closures During Social Lockdown and Mental Health, Health Behaviors, and Well-being Among Children and Adolescents During the First COVID-19 Wave: A Systematic Review – JAMA Pediatrics

Editorial: Pandemic Recovery for Children—Beyond Reopening Schools – JAMA Pediatrics

Commentary: More Behavioral Issues Reported in Children When School Is Virtual – Psychiatric News Alert

Related:

M-A: Child and youth mental health problems have doubled during COVID-19.

Adolescents’ recreational screen time doubled during pandemic, affecting mental health.

More data on the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of adolescents.

COVID has caused ‘mass trauma,’ worsening mental health globally.

COVID’s mental-health toll: how scientists are tracking a surge in depression

CDC Report: Mental health-related emergency department visits among children aged under 18 years raised during the COVID-19 Pandemic

WHO: COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries

 

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