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[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

 


Evolving changes in mortality of 13,301 critically ill adult patients with COVID-19 over 8 months

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:35h | UTC

Evolving changes in mortality of 13,301 critically ill adult patients with COVID-19 over 8 months – Intensive Care Medicine

 

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

 

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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

 


Were pregnant women more affected by COVID-19 in the second wave of the pandemic?

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:24h | UTC

Were pregnant women more affected by COVID-19 in the second wave of the pandemic? – The Lancet

Related: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

 


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

 


Pandemic Boosts an Old Idea—Bringing Acute Care to the Patient

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:51h | UTC

Pandemic Boosts an Old Idea—Bringing Acute Care to the Patient – JAMA

Related studies: Cohort Study: Selected patients with Covid-19 can be safely discharged on home oxygen, with low mortality and readmission rates AND Association of a Bundled Hospital-at-Home and 30-Day Postacute Transitional Care Program With Clinical Outcomes and Patient Experiences – JAMA Internal Medicine

 


Spatiotemporal pattern of COVID-19 spread in Brazil

15 Apr, 2021 | 07:06h | UTC

Spatiotemporal pattern of COVID-19 spread in Brazil – Science

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Case Report: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia after Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

15 Apr, 2021 | 07:02h | UTC

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia after Ad26.COV2.S Vaccination – New England Journal of Medicine

Related: U.S. regulators pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout over rare (1 in a million) cases of blood clots AND 4 Things to Know About the J&J Covid Vaccine Pause – Kaiser Health News AND Why Johnson & Johnson shots were paused — and why that’s so confusing – Vox AND Is it the adenovirus vaccine technology, used by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, causing blood clots? There’s no evidence yet – The Conversation

 


Opinion | Deep Cleaning Isn’t a Victimless Crime

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:56h | UTC

Deep Cleaning Isn’t a Victimless Crime – The Atlantic

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)

 


Guidance: Using Ventilation and filtration to reduce aerosol transmission of COVID-19 in long-term care homes

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:54h | UTC

Using Ventilation and filtration to reduce aerosol transmission of COVID-19 in long-term care homes – Public Health Agency of Canada

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Physical inactivity is associated with a higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes: a study in 48 440 adult patients

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:49h | UTC

Physical inactivity is associated with a higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes: a study in 48 440 adult patients – British Journal of Sports Medicine

Commentaries: Exercise may strongly protect against poor COVID-19 outcomes – CIDRAP AND One Good Way to Help Beat COVID: Exercise – HealthDay

 


Observational study: Impact of the influenza vaccine on COVID-19 infection rates and severity

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:47h | UTC

Impact of the influenza vaccine on COVID-19 infection rates and severity – American Journal of Infection Control

Commentary: Flu shot associated with fewer, less severe COVID cases – University of Michigan

 


New studies suggest SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 is not more deadly, just more transmissible

14 Apr, 2021 | 02:12h | UTC

Study 1: Changes in symptomatology, reinfection, and transmissibility associated with the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7: an ecological study – The Lancet Public Health

Study 2: Genomic characteristics and clinical effect of the emergent SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 lineage in London, UK: a whole-genome sequencing and hospital-based cohort study – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Commentaries: Expert reaction to two papers looking at the transmissibility and severity of the B.1.1.7 variant – Science Media Centre AND UK coronavirus variant not more deadly, just spreads more easily, studies find – LiveScience

 


U.S. regulators pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout over rare (1 in a million) cases of blood clots

14 Apr, 2021 | 02:16h | UTC

Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine – U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Commentaries: Covid-19: US suspends Johnson and Johnson vaccine rollout over blood clots – BMJ AND CDC and FDA recommend US pause use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns – CNN AND US halts J&J COVID vaccine after reports of blood clots – CIDRAP AND U.S. urges pause on use of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after rare blood clotting cases – CIDRAP

 


Why would a Covid vaccine cause rare blood clots? Researchers have found clues

14 Apr, 2021 | 02:14h | UTC

Why would a Covid vaccine cause rare blood clots? Researchers have found clues – STAT

Related: How could a COVID vaccine cause blood clots? Scientists race to investigate – Nature

 


Long-term mortality of elderly patients after intensive care unit admission for COVID-19

14 Apr, 2021 | 02:09h | UTC

Long-term mortality of elderly patients after intensive care unit admission for COVID-19 – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO, agencies urge countries to suspend sale of live wild mammals at markets

14 Apr, 2021 | 02:06h | UTC

WHO, agencies urge countries to suspend sale of live wild mammals at markets – Reuters

Original Guidance: Reducing public health risks associated with the sale of live wild animals of mammalian species in traditional food markets – World Health Organization

 


Opinion | Coronavirus Variants Don’t Have to Be Scary. Still, Mask Up.

14 Apr, 2021 | 02:05h | UTC

Coronavirus Variants Don’t Have to Be Scary. Still, Mask Up. – The New York Times

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Vaccine development for emerging infectious diseases

14 Apr, 2021 | 02:01h | UTC

Vaccine development for emerging infectious diseases – Nature

 


Characteristics and Disease Severity of US Children and Adolescents Diagnosed With COVID-19

14 Apr, 2021 | 01:59h | UTC

Characteristics and Disease Severity of US Children and Adolescents Diagnosed With COVID-19 – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: CDC: 1 in 3 children hospitalized with COVID-19 requires treatment in ICU – UPI AND 12% of Children with COVID Are Hospitalized: Study – WebMD

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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