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CDC's New COVID Rules Mark Change in the Pandemic, How We Live
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979225

Aug 15th, 2022 - Aug. 12, 2022 – After more than 2 years, 90-plus million cases, and more than 1 million deaths, the United States is entering a new, potentially less scary, phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC on Thursday said most Americans no longer need to social distance or quarantine, and kids no longer need to "test to stay" in school. The change in federal policy toward the virus is a key moment in w...

Interleukin-6 Is a Promising Marker of COVID-19 in Children: A Case Series of 2 Brother...
https://doi.org/10.12659/AJCR.934468
The American Journal of Case Reports; Maggio MC, Failla MC et. al.

Aug 14th, 2022 - BACKGROUND To date, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remains a global health concern, with fatalities mostly in older age groups with underlying medical conditions, while children are less likely to manifest severe symptoms. CASE REPORT We describe the clinical cases of 2 brothers admitted to our Children's Hospital for persistent fever and cough during the COVID-19 pandemic. Case 1. A 1.5-y...

Safety and immunogenicity of a typhoid conjugate vaccine among children aged 9 months t...
https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00275-3
The Lancet. Global Health; Nampota-Nkomba N, Nyirenda OM et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Typhoid fever is a substantial public health problem in Africa, yet there are few clinical trials of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV). We assessed immunogenicity and safety of Typbar TCV in Malawi. This substudy was nested within a phase 3, double-blind, parallel design, randomised controlled trial of TCV in children from Ndirande Health Centre in Ndirande township, Blantyre, Malawi. To be eligi...

A delayed resurgence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) during the COVID-19 pandemic:...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.28065
Journal of Medical Virology; Mohebi L, Karami H et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - The global outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), an emerging disease caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Virus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), and strict restrictions implemented to control the infection have impacted the circulation and transmission of common seasonal viruses worldwide and subsequently the rate of hospitalizations in children at young ages. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)...

Proportion of asymptomatic infection and non-severe disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 Omicro...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.28066
Journal of Medical Virology; Yu W, Guo Y et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant seemed to cause milder disease compared to previous predominated variants. We aimed to conduct a meta-analysis to assess the pooled proportion of non-severe disease and asymptomatic infection among COVID-19 patients infected with Omicron and Delta. We searched PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and CNKI databases. We included studies of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron infection from 1...

Effects of an Online Supervised Exercise Training in Children with Obesity during the C...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159421
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Vandoni M, Carnevale Pellino V et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - COVID-19 restrictions have dramatically reduced the active lifestyle and physical activity (PA) levels in the whole population, a situation that can contribute to weight gain and to develop obesity. To improve physical fitness (PF) in children with obesity during COVID-19 restrictions, sport specialists started to deliver physical training through tele-exercise. For these reasons, the aim of th...

What caregivers believe affected the quality of implementation of asthma-related family...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ppul.26107
Pediatric Pulmonology; Yi M, Bao J et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - The recurrent COVID-19 epidemic in China has disrupted many aspects of daily life for children with asthma and their caregivers, while negatively impacting their asthma family management models (AFMM).This phenomenological qualitative study identifies what affects the quality of implementation of AFMM in this population and outlines potential coping strategies for the caregivers. We used purpos...

A systematic review of the mental health changes of children and young people before an...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-022-02060-0
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; Kauhanen L, Wan Mohd Yunus WMA et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - There is increasing knowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on mental health of children and young people. However, the global evidence of mental health changes before compared to during the COVID-19 pandemic focusing on children and young people has not been systematically reviewed. This systematic review examined longitudinal and repeated cross-sectional studies comparing befor...

What Drives Elderly People in China Away from COVID-19 Information?
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159509
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Gao X, Ding F et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Background: A worrying phenomenon has emerged in recent years: a growing number of people have stopped seeking coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) information and have started deliberately avoiding it. Even though the virulence of COVID-19 has now weakened, the proportion of severe illnesses and deaths in elderly people is still much higher than in other age groups. However, no study has focuse...

Changes in Physical Fitness during the COVID-19 Pandemic in German Children.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159504
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Eberhardt T, Bös K et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - With the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2019, each country has developed strategies to try to control the virus. The restrictions and subsequent consequences also limited the possibilities and structures for being physically active. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine changes in physical fitness in a cohort that was investigated over an extended period. Physical fitn...

Recent research advances in identification and prevention of youth suicide risk.
https://doi.org/10.1097/YCO.0000000000000816
Current Opinion in Psychiatry; Barzilay S, Apter A

Aug 13th, 2022 - The rate of youth suicidal behaviors has gradually increased over the last 15 years and continues to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend burdens mental health services and demands significant developments in risk detection and delivery of interventions to reduce the risk. In this article we outline significant advances and recent findings in youth suicide research that may facilitate ...

The COVID-19 pandemic and disruptions to essential health services in Kenya: a retrospe...
https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00285-6
The Lancet. Global Health; Kiarie H, Temmerman M et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Public health emergencies can disrupt the provision of and access to essential health-care services, exacerbating health crises. We aimed to assess the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on essential health-care services in Kenya. Using county-level data routinely collected from the health information system from health facilities across the country, we used a robust mixed-effect model to examine ...

Incidence and Clinical Characteristics of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.07.056
The Journal of Pediatrics; Reyna ME, Edward PR et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - The objective of this single-center cohort study was to characterize frequency, clinical characteristics, and molecular epidemiology of pediatric SARS-CoV-2 infection after vaccination. Between 5/15/2021 and 1/1/2022, 171 children experienced SARS-CoV-2 infection post-vaccination, 146 (86%) following Omicron variant predominance. Outcomes were generally mild and comparable before and after Omic...

Tolerability of COVID-19 Infection and Messenger RNA Vaccination Among Patients With a ...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.26236
JAMA Network Open; Beckley M, Olson AK et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Kawasaki disease (KD) symptoms significantly overlap with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children due to COVID-19. Patients with KD may be at risk for adverse outcomes from exposure to SARS-CoV-2 infection or vaccination. To describe the outcomes of patients with KD to SARS-CoV-2 infection or vaccination. This case series evaluated 2 cohorts using an existing KD database and reviewed indi...

COVID-19 Pandemic and Consumption of Dietary Supplements among Adult Residents of Lithu...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159591
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Arlauskas R, Austys D et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - In the light of the changing pattern of the consumption of dietary supplements among adults in other countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, we aim to assess the prevalence of the consumption of dietary supplements with respect to the purpose of consumption and sociodemographic factors among adults in Lithuania. This study included two samples of adults from Lithuania: 870 in 2019 and 1600 in 2...

The Level of Fear in the Polish Police Population during the COVID-19 Pandemic with the...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159679
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Szykuła-Piec B, Piec R et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - This study has a twofold objective. First, we aim to measure the levels of fear among Polish police officers using the COVID-19 Fear Scale (FCV-19S) that has a stable unidimensional structure allowing for the provision of additional data by combining variables. This structure allows the second objective to be met to measure the correlation with sociodemographic variables. The utilitarian object...

The Association between Types of COVID-19 Information Source and the Avoidance of Child...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159720
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Ojio M, Maeda Y et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic can affect children's well-being through mothers' avoidance of health checkups for children due to media portrayal of the disease. This study investigated the association between the type of information source for COVID-19 received by mothers and the avoidance of their children's health checkups. The study was an online-based survey, and the part...

Risk for severe outcomes of COVID-19 and PIMS-TS in children with SARS-CoV-2 infection ...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-022-04587-5
European Journal of Pediatrics; Sorg AL, Hufnagel M et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Although children and adolescents have a lower burden of SARS-CoV-2-associated disease compared to adults, assessing the risk for severe outcomes among SARS-CoV-2-infected children remains difficult due to a high rate of undetected cases. We combine data from three data sources - a national seroprevalence study (the SARS-CoV-2 KIDS study), the nationwide, state-based reporting system for PCR-co...

Waning Immunity 14 Months After SARS-Cov-2 Infection.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2022-057151
Pediatrics Stich M, Benning L et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Long-term data on the humoral immune response and cross-neutralization against variants of concern in children more than one year after SARS-CoV-2 infection are currently missing and urgently needed in order to predict the likelihood of reinfections and guide vaccination strategies.

Exploring Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity during the COVID-19 Pandemic: ...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159169
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Roche C, Fisher A et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Quantitative data show that physical activity (PA) reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, with differential impacts across demographic groups. Qualitative research is limited; thus, this study aimed to understand barriers and facilitators to PA during the pandemic, focusing on groups more likely to have been affected by restrictions, and to map these onto the capability, opportunity, motivation ...