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‘When will it end?’: How a changing virus is reshaping scientists’ views on COVID-19

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:42h | UTC

‘When will it end?’: How a changing virus is reshaping scientists’ views on COVID-19 – Reuters

 


The short-term, middle-term, and long-term future of the coronavirus

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:38h | UTC

The short-term, middle-term, and long-term future of the coronavirus – STAT

 


Rapid antigen screening of asymptomatic people as a public health tool to combat COVID-19

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Rapid antigen screening of asymptomatic people as a public health tool to combat COVID-19 – Canadian Medical Association Journal

 


The Potential Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Will SARS-CoV-2 Become a Recurrent Seasonal Infection?

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:59h | UTC

The Potential Future of the COVID-19 PandemicWill SARS-CoV-2 Become a Recurrent Seasonal Infection? – JAMA

Author Interview: Will COVID-19 Become a Recurrent Seasonal Disease? – JAMA

 


Systematic Review: Filtering Facepiece Respirator (N95 Respirator) Reprocessing

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:58h | UTC

Filtering Facepiece Respirator (N95 Respirator) Reprocessing: A Systematic Review – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | COVID vaccination studies: plan now to pool data, or be bogged down in confusion

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:48h | UTC

COVID vaccination studies: plan now to pool data, or be bogged down in confusion – Nature

 


We still don’t know how well Covid vaccines stop transmission

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:46h | UTC

We Still Don’t Know How Well Covid Vaccines Stop Transmission – Wired

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


The myth of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Covid vaccines: Why false perceptions overlook facts, and could breed resentment

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:44h | UTC

The myth of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Covid vaccines: Why false perceptions overlook facts, and could breed resentment – STAT

 


COVID-19 and healthcare workers: a rapid systematic review into risks and preventive measures

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:42h | UTC

COVID-19 and healthcare workers: a rapid systematic review into risks and preventive measures – BMJ Open

 


Study: Smoking is associated with a higher risk of hospitalization and mortality from COVID-19 in a dose-dependent manner

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:41h | UTC

Association of Smoking and Cumulative Pack-Year Exposure With COVID-19 Outcomes in the Cleveland Clinic COVID-19 Registry – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentary: Heavy smokers have DOUBLE the risk of dying of COVID-19 – Daily Mail

 


WHO Guideline recommends against Hydroxychloroquine to prevent Covid-19

3 Mar, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

A living WHO guideline on drugs to prevent covid-19 – The BMJ

See also: WHO Living guideline: Drugs to prevent COVID-19 – World Health Organization

Commentaries: WHO advises against hydroxychloroquine to curb COVID-19 – CIDRAP AND WHO panel issues strong advice against hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 – Reuters

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


The vaccine race against the coronavirus variants, explained

3 Mar, 2021 | 08:52h | UTC

The vaccine race against the coronavirus variants, explained – Vox

 


More transmissible and evasive SARS-CoV-2 variant growing rapidly in Brazil

3 Mar, 2021 | 08:53h | UTC

More transmissible and evasive SARS-CoV-2 variant growing rapidly in Brazil – Imperial College London

Original study (preprint): Genomics and epidemiology of a novel SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus, Brazil

Commentaries: Covid Brazil variant ‘may spread more easily’ – BBC AND Brazil coronavirus variant: what is it and why is it a concern? An expert explains – The Conversation

 


Covid-19: Single dose of Pfizer and Oxford vaccines cuts risk of hospital admission by 80% in over 80s, data suggest

3 Mar, 2021 | 08:51h | UTC

Covid-19: Single dose of Pfizer and Oxford vaccines cuts risk of hospital admission by 80% in over 80s, data suggest – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


How to make ‘immunity passports’ more ethical

3 Mar, 2021 | 08:46h | UTC

How to Make ‘Immunity Passports’ More Ethical – Scientific American

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

 


Another study shows higher antibody titer responses to a single dose of mRNA vaccine among patients with previous COVID-19 infection

2 Mar, 2021 | 02:13h | UTC

Binding and Neutralization Antibody Titers After a Single Vaccine Dose in Health Care Workers Previously Infected With SARS-CoV-2 – JAMA

Related: Studies: Single dose of vaccine acts as ‘booster’ in those with prior COVID-19 infection (studies and commentary)

 


WHO: Roadmap to improve and ensure good indoor ventilation in the context of COVID-19

2 Mar, 2021 | 02:15h | UTC

Roadmap to improve and ensure good indoor ventilation in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Scaling up COVID-19 rapid antigen tests: promises and challenges

2 Mar, 2021 | 02:09h | UTC

Scaling up COVID-19 rapid antigen tests: promises and challenges – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 


Vaccinating the oldest against COVID-19 saves both the most lives and most years of life

2 Mar, 2021 | 02:04h | UTC

Vaccinating the oldest against COVID-19 saves both the most lives and most years of life – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Commentary: Vaccinating Oldest First for COVID Saves the Most Lives: Study – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Who gets a COVID-19 vaccine and who pays? The need for economic analysis

2 Mar, 2021 | 02:02h | UTC

Who Gets a COVID-19 Vaccine and Who Pays? The Need for Economic Analysis – Center for Global Development

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


CDC Report: Reduction in severe COVID-19 following the implementation of a national vaccination program in Israel

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:54h | UTC

Reduction in COVID-19 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation Following Implementation of a National COVID-19 Vaccination Program — Israel, December 2020–February 2021 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentary: Israeli data suggest mass vaccinations led to drop in severe Covid cases, CDC study finds – CNBC

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


CDC Study: Suspected SARS-CoV-2 reinfections in a skilled nursing facility

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:55h | UTC

Suspected Recurrent SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Residents of a Skilled Nursing Facility During a Second COVID-19 Outbreak — Kentucky, July–November 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentaries: Possible SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Described at Skilled Nursing Facility – HealthDay AND Reinfections could be more likely among those with a mild first case of COVID-19: case study – CTV News

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – Click for more)

 


Short Review: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:52h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines – JAMA

Author interview: Coronavirus Vaccines—An Overview

 

 


Studies: Single dose of vaccine acts as ‘booster’ in those with prior COVID-19 infection

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:49h | UTC

Single dose of vaccine acts as ‘booster’ in those with prior COVID-19 infection – Imperial College London

Study 1: Antibody response to first BNT162b2 dose in previously SARS-CoV-2-infected individuals – The Lancet

Study 2: Effect of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection on humoral and T-cell responses to single-dose BNT162b2 vaccine – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Spain to give just one vaccine dose to under 55-year olds who had COVID-19

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:47h | UTC

Spain to give just one vaccine dose to under 55-year olds who had COVID-19 – Reuters

Related: Is One Vaccine Dose Enough After COVID-19 Infection? – NIH Director’s Blog AND France’s health authority recommends single vaccine shot for people who have had COVID-19

 


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