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With COVID Vaccinations Comes a Potential Nightmare Scenario
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/945433

Feb 9th, 2021 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I'm Dr F. Perry Wilson of the Yale School of Medicine. No one talked about it much, but public health professionals were all aware of a potential nightmare scenario when COVID vaccinations started up in bulk. No, not a slew of severe adverse events; the clinical trials m...

Understanding COVID-19 Origins Will Take Years, Says WHO Team Member
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/945362

Feb 7th, 2021 - WUHAN, China (Reuters) - A member of the World Health Organization-led team visiting the central Chinese city of Wuhan said he has been surprised by the complexity of getting to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and that years of research lay ahead. Dominic Dwyer, a microbiologist and infectious diseases expert, said the team in Wuhan had received the access it requested from Chinese authori...

At the Urging of Nursing Homes, a Law Is Amended and COVID Court Claims Are Slowed
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/944954

Jan 31st, 2021 - (Reuters) - Garnice Robertson wants accountability for her mother's death from COVID-19 caught while she was living at a Kansas nursing home that allegedly failed to prevent an outbreak of the disease. An unexpected legal hurdle stands in her way. The nursing home argues it has complete legal immunity for lawsuits like Robertson's stemming from COVID-19. It cites recent changes to a 2005 law by...

Madrid Begins Mass Testing Young People for COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/944424

Jan 20th, 2021 - MADRID (Reuters) - Health authorities in Madrid began mass testing hundreds of young people for COVID-19 at universities on Wednesday to detect asymptomatic carriers in one of the groups with the highest rates of transmission. With the country in the grip of a third wave of infection, authorities called on young people to attend makeshift medical centres at nine university campuses to take a ra...

About 17% of COVID-19 Survivors Retest Positive in Follow-Up Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/940114

Oct 29th, 2020 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. For reasons unknown, about 1-in-6 people who recovered from COVID-19 subsequently retested positive at least 2 weeks later, researchers reported in a study in Italy. People returned for follow-up visits a mean 17 days after the second negative swab test. Asymptomatic COVID-19 Carriers? "These findings indicate...

Lessons for Patients With MS and COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/937300

Sep 11th, 2020 - Two important lessons about managing patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and COVID-19 have emerged from a hospital clinic in Madrid that managed COVID-infected patients with MS through the peak of the pandemic: Combined polymeric chain reaction and serology testing helped avoid disease reactivation in asymptomatic carriers during the pandemic peak, although after the peak PCR alone proved jus...

Fauci: 'About 40%-45% of Infections Are Asymptomatic'
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/937297

Sep 10th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Anthony Fauci, MD, highlighting the latest COVID-19 developments on Friday, said, "It is now clear that about 40%-45% of infections are asymptomatic." Dr Anthony Fauci (The Associated Press) Asymptomatic carriers can account for a large proportion — up to 50% — of virus transmissions, Fauci, dir...

Fauci: 'About 40%-45% of Infections Are Asymptomatic'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/937297

Sep 10th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Anthony Fauci, MD, highlighting the latest COVID-19 developments on Friday, said, "It is now clear that about 40%-45% of infections are asymptomatic." Dr Anthony Fauci (The Associated Press) Asymptomatic carriers can account for a large proportion — up to 50% — of virus transmissions, Fauci, dir...

Infectious COVID-19 Can Persist in Gut for Weeks
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/937256

Sep 10th, 2020 - For the first time, researchers detected active and prolonged infection of SARS-CoV-2 virus in the gastrointestinal (GI) tracts of people with confirmed COVID-19. Stool tests were positive among people with no GI symptoms, and in some cases up to 6 days after nasopharyngeal swabs yielded negative results. The small pilot study suggests a quiescent but active infection in the gut. Stool testing ...

Infected Children May Go Unnoticed, Study Says
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/936728

Sep 1st, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study points out the difficulty in developing testing strategies to detect children who have become infected with the coronavirus. Ninety-one infected children in South Korea were studied, the researchers said. Twenty were completely asymptomatic; 18 were pre-symptomatic, meaning they show...

1 in 6 Maternity Health Professionals Test Antibody Positive for COVID-19
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/935560

Aug 11th, 2020 - One in every six frontline maternity healthcare staff have COVID-19 antibodies, with one third of them showing no symptoms at all, finds a study of employees at two London maternity units. Published in the journal, Anaesthesia, the study provides the largest report of antibody levels in obstetric healthcare workers to date.  Led jointly by Dr Sohail Bampoe, and Dr Peter Odor, both consultant ob...

1 in 6 Maternity Health Professionals Test Antibody Positive for COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/935560

Aug 11th, 2020 - One in every six frontline maternity healthcare staff have COVID-19 antibodies, with one third of them showing no symptoms at all, finds a study of employees at two London maternity units. Published in the journal, Anaesthesia, the study provides the largest report of antibody levels in obstetric healthcare workers to date.  Led jointly by Dr Sohail Bampoe, and Dr Peter Odor, both consultant ob...

Trending Clinical Topic: Asymptomatic COVID-19
https://reference.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/931940

Jun 11th, 2020 - Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate about what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, share them with us on Twitter or Facebook. Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Around the world, as restrictions originally put in place to slow the spread ...

Trending Clinical Topic: Asymptomatic COVID-19
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/931940

Jun 11th, 2020 - Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate about what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, share them with us on Twitter or Facebook. Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Around the world, as restrictions originally put in place to slow the spread ...

No New COVID Sufferers, 300 Asymptomatic, After Wuhan-Wide Tests
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931566

Jun 2nd, 2020 - BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus outbreak began, has found no new cases of people suffering from COVID-19 after testing almost its entire population, and 300 asymptomatic carriers of the virus, officials said on Tuesday. Authorities launched the vast testing campaign on May 14, and reached 9.9 million out of 11 million people, after a cluster of new cas...

No new COVID sufferers, 300 asymptomatic, after Wuhan-wide tests
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/no-new-covid-sufferers-300-asymptomatic-after-wuhan-wide-tests-idUSKBN23915R

Jun 2nd, 2020 - FILE PHOTO: A child reacts while undergoing nucleic acid testing in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Hubei province, China May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus outbreak began, has found no new cases of people suffering from COVID-19 after testing almost its entire population, ...

China's Wuhan says conducted 1,000,729 COVID-19 tests on May 21
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/chinas-wuhan-says-conducted-1000729-covid-19-tests-on-may-21-idUSKBN22Y1O5

May 22nd, 2020 - FILE PHOTO: Residents wearing face masks line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Hubei province, China May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) - The city of Wuhan, the original epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, conducted 1,000,729 nucleic acid tests on May 21, th...

China's Wuhan says conducted 887,321 COVID-19 tests on May 20
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/chinas-wuhan-says-conducted-887321-covid-19-tests-on-may-20-idUSKBN22X1G3

May 21st, 2020 - FILE PHOTO: A resident wearing a face mask walks after receiving a nucleic acid test at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Hubei province, China May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) - The city of Wuhan, the original epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, conducted 887,321 nucleic acid tests on Ma...

China's Wuhan conducts 467,847 COVID-19 tests, says health authority
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/chinas-wuhan-conducts-467847-covid-19-tests-says-health-authority-idUSKBN22V1LF

May 19th, 2020 - FILE PHOTO: A train staff member walks on a high-speed train at Wuhan Railway Station, in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit the hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the Hubei province, China, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) - The city of Wuhan, the original epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, conducted 467,847 nucleic acid tests on May 18, the lo...

China's Wuhan says conducted 335,887 COVID-19 tests on May 17
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/chinas-wuhan-says-conducted-335887-covid-19-tests-on-may-17-idUSKBN22U1JV

May 18th, 2020 - Residents wearing face masks line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Hubei province, China May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) - The city of Wuhan, the original epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, conducted 335,887 nucleic acid tests on May 17, the local health...