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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

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


[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

 


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

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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

 


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

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


COVID-19 testing infographics.

19 Jan, 2022 | 08:59h | UTC

COVID-19 testing infographics – British Society for Immunology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


The pandemic’s true death toll: millions more than official counts.

19 Jan, 2022 | 08:57h | UTC

The pandemic’s true death toll: millions more than official counts – Nature

Related:

We can be confident there have been far more than 5 million global Covid deaths – “Estimating ‘excess’ fatalities, a more robust analysis method, puts the pandemic’s grim toll between 10m and 19m people”.

Global Covid-19 deaths surpass five million.

Effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on life expectancy and premature mortality in 2020 – this time series analysis showed there were more than 28 million excess years of life lost in 2020 in 31 countries.

Under-reporting of deaths limits our understanding of true burden of covid-19.

Study shows COVID-19 has caused the biggest decrease in life expectancy since World War II.

Just how do deaths due to COVID-19 stack up?

Tracking excess mortality across countries during the COVID-19 pandemic with the World Mortality Dataset.

Exploring the gap between excess mortality and COVID-19 deaths in 67 countries.

Report: Three new estimates of India’s all-cause excess mortality during the COVID-19 Pandemic – pandemic death toll estimated to be between 3.4 million and 4.9 million excess deaths.

COVID-19 has caused 6.9 million deaths globally, more than double what official reports show

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Disruptions in maternal health service use during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020: experiences from 37 health facilities in low-income and middle-income countries.

19 Jan, 2022 | 08:50h | UTC

Disruptions in maternal health service use during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020: experiences from 37 health facilities in low-income and middle-income countries – BMJ Global Health

 

Commentary from one of the authors on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


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)

 


Opinion: The world won’t be able to boost its way out of the coronavirus pandemic.

19 Jan, 2022 | 08:47h | UTC

The world won’t be able to boost its way out of the coronavirus pandemic – Politico

 


WHO says there’s no evidence healthy children and adolescents need Covid boosters.

19 Jan, 2022 | 08:46h | UTC

WHO says there’s no evidence healthy children and adolescents need Covid boosters – CNBC

 


Fact check: The theory that SARS-CoV-2 is becoming milder.

19 Jan, 2022 | 08:44h | UTC

Fact check: The theory that SARS-CoV-2 is becoming milder – NPR

 


[Not published yet] Study in Israel finds fourth COVID booster has limited efficacy.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:59h | UTC

Israel Finds Fourth COVID Booster is Ineffective, While Hospitalised Omicron Patients Fare Much Better Than Delta Patients – Health Policy Watch

See also:

Israeli trial, world’s first, finds 4th dose ‘not good enough’ against Omicron – The Times of Israel

Israel study: 4th vaccine shows limited results with omicron – MedicalXpress

 


COVAX delivers one billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose – but 41% of world remains unvaccinated.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:56h | UTC

COVAX Delivers One Billionth COVID-19 Vaccine Dose – But 41% of World Remains Unvaccinated – Health Policy Watch

See also: COVID program delivers 1 billion doses to poorer countries – Associated Press

Related:

Is Covax finally going to vaccinate the world?

How Covax failed on its promise to vaccinate the world – “Covax, described as “naively ambitious” by one expert, has contributed just 5% of all vaccines administered globally”.

Perspective | A beautiful idea: how COVAX has fallen short.

WHO Launches Strategy to Achieve Global Covid-19 Vaccination by mid-2022.

WHO special envoys: To beat Covid, there’s a simple lesson – no one’s safe until everyone’s safe.

Joint COVAX Statement on the Equal Recognition of Vaccines – COVAX urges all government authorities to recognize as fully vaccinated all people who have received COVID-19 vaccines that have been deemed safe and effective by WHO.

WHO COVAX Joint Statement: Call to action to equip COVAX to deliver 2 billion doses in 2021.

Covax: How will Covid vaccines be shared around the world?

 


Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID‐19 pandemic: a rapid review.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:54h | UTC

Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID‐19 pandemic: a rapid review – Cochrane Library

News Release: Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID-19 pandemic: a rapid review – Cochrane Library

 


COVID-19 updated evidence: a Cochrane round-up.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:53h | UTC

COVID-19 evidence: a Cochrane round-up – Cochrane Library

 


Study raises doubts about rapid Covid tests’ reliability in early days after infection.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:51h | UTC

Study raises doubts about rapid Covid tests’ reliability in early days after infection – STAT

Original Article (preprint): Discordant SARS-CoV-2 PCR and Rapid Antigen Test Results When Infectious: A December 2021 Occupational Case Series – medRxiv

 


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