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Online dental teaching practices during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional online...
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BMC Oral Health; Jiang Z, Zhu D et. al.

Apr 13th, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in China in December 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic hindered dental education, as school buildings were closed. Online dental teaching provided an alternative teaching tool for dental education. However, the efficiency of online dental teaching and student preferences for online dental teaching are unclear. To investigate the satisfaction with online den...

One in Four Parents Say Youth Sports Don't Consistently Enforce COVID-19 Precautions
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949237

Apr 13th, 2021 - (Reuters Health) - Even though the majority of parents give youth sports leagues high marks for keeping them informed about COVID-19 safety protocols, more than one in four parents still think enforcement of these policies is inconsistent, a new U.S. poll suggests. Researchers from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health examined data from a nationally representativ...

AstraZeneca Shot Is Good if Safety Issues Can Be Overcome, US Official Fauci Says
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949181

Apr 13th, 2021 - LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine had good efficacy, but safety concerns needed to be straightened out and it might not be needed for Americans because of supplies of other shots. "I think that the AstraZeneca vaccine from a standpoint of efficacy is a good vaccine, and if the safety issue gets straightened out in the European ...

A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949283

Apr 13th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Federal officials announced new measures to help get fresh, new N95 masks to health care workers and expand their use in other industries after scientists argued that the highly protective masks are essential to keep workers safe from covid-19. The changes come as U.S. mask-makers say the demand...

How Long Do You Expect to Wear a Mask?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949280

Apr 13th, 2021 - Americans have spent this year's flu season social distancing and wearing masks, and the dramatic reduction in cases and deaths from influenza and other respiratory illnesses besides COVID-19 have led some to speculate about the benefits of wearing masks beyond the current pandemic. A recent study in the Journal of Hospital Medicine found that across 44 children's hospitals, the number of child...

Non-invasive adapted N-95 mask sampling captures variation in viral particles expelled ...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249525
PloS One; Sriraman K, Shaikh A et. al.

Apr 12th, 2021 - Infectious respiratory particles expelled by SARS-CoV-2 positive patients are attributed to be the key driver of COVID-19 transmission. Understanding how and by whom the virus is transmitted can help implement better disease control strategies. Here we have described the use of a noninvasive mask sampling method to detect and quantify SARS-CoV-2 RNA in respiratory particles expelled by COVID-19...

CDC Chief Urges Michigan to 'Close Things Down' Amid Spike
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949216

Apr 12th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Michigan should "close things down" to help address the country's worst coronavirus outbreak, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instead urged people to voluntarily restrict certain activities. Dr...

Next Winter May Be Rough: Models Predict 'Considerable Surge' of COVID
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949154

Apr 11th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. It's likely the United States will see another surge of COVID-19 this winter, warned Christopher Murray, MD, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle. Speaking at the national conference of State of Reform on April 8, Murray ci...

Vaccinated Fauci Discusses His Own List of Dos, Don'ts
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949144

Apr 11th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Anthony Fauci, MD, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said his behavior hasn't changed much now that he's fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Insider. Fauci hosts small gatherings at his home but still won't go to crowded indoor locations where...

The Role of Risk Perceptions and Affective Consequences in COVID-19 Protective Behaviors.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8032317
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine; Alegria KE, Fleszar-Pavlović SE et. al.

Apr 9th, 2021 - Slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) requires behavioral changes such as physical distancing (e.g., staying a 6-foot distance from others, avoiding mass gatherings, reducing houseguests), wearing masks, reducing trips to nonessential business establishments, and increasing hand washing. Like other health behaviors, COVID-19 related behaviors may be related to risk representati...

The Use of Modified Snorkel Masks as Personal Protective Equipment During Aerosol-Gener...
https://doi.org/10.1177/15533506211003528
Surgical Innovation; Matsevych OY, Koto MZ et. al.

Apr 8th, 2021 - Background: The available personal protective equipment (PPE) is insufficient to provide adequate protection during high-risk aerosol-generating procedures, and their shortage was reported. The full-face snorkel masks were modified to be used as PPE. However, little is known about their use in medical practice. Methods: The available masks were assessed and compared in terms of safety, comfort,...

Low circulation of Influenza A and coinfection with SARS-CoV-2 among other respiratory ...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26975
Journal of Medical Virology; Eisen AKA, Gularte JS et. al.

Apr 8th, 2021 - With the arrival of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Brazil in February 2020, several preventive measures were taken by the population aiming to avoid severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection including the use of masks, social distancing, and frequent hand washing then, these measures may have contributed to preventing infection also by other respiratory viru...

Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949065

Apr 8th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr. Anthony Fauci thanked America's health care workers, who "every single day put themselves at risk" during the pandemic, even as he acknowledged that PPE shortages had contributed to the deaths of more than 3,600 of them. "We rightfully refer to these people without hyperbole — that they are ...

Prevalence of SARS-COV-2 positivity in 516 German intensive care and emergency physicia...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0248813
PloS One; Kindgen-Milles D, Brandenburger T et. al.

Apr 8th, 2021 - Healthcare personnel are at risk to aquire the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We evaluated the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and positive nasopharyngeal reverse transcriptase polymerase-chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests in German intensive care and emergency physicians. Physicians attending intensive care and em...

12 Months of Trauma: More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died in COVID's First Year
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/948999

Apr 7th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center.   More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the first year of the pandemic, according to "Lost on the Frontline," a 12-month investigation by The Guardian and KHN to track such deaths. Lost on the Frontline is the most complete accounting of U.S. health care worker deaths. The federal...

Traveling While Vaccinated: Expert Tips Before You Head Out
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/948923

Apr 6th, 2021 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's  Coronavirus Resource Center. The growing number of US residents gaining protection against COVID-19 through vaccinations each day means travel is becoming a safer option for some Americans to consider, a physician travel expert reports. This does not mean carefree travel for the fully vaccinated. Vaccinated people still need to wear mask...

How to Talk to Believers of COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/948906

Apr 6th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Conspiracy theories about COVID-19 are causing real-world problems by discouraging some people from getting vaccinated, wearing masks or following other guidelines. Some bizarre theories about the virus have prompted believers to burn 5G cell towers, shut down vaccination clinics or even ingest ...

Reopening the doors of Dutch nursing homes during the COVID-19 crisis: results of an in...
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610221000296
International Psychogeriatrics; Koopmans RTCM, Verbeek H et. al.

Apr 5th, 2021 - On May 11, the Dutch Government allowed 26 nursing homes to welcome 1 visitor per resident, after 2 months of lockdown. The study aimed to monitor in-depth the feasibility of the regulations and their impact on the well-being of residents, their visitors, and healthcare staff. Mixed-methods study in 5 of the 26 facilities; the facilities were affiliated to an academic network of nursing homes. ...

"Face mask dermatitis" due to compulsory facial masks during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: d...
https://doi.org/10.1684/ejd.2021.4007
European Journal of Dermatology : EJD; Niesert AC, Oppel EM et. al.

Apr 5th, 2021 - During the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing face masks is mandatory not only for health care workers (HCWs) but also for the general population in many countries around the globe. The aim of the study was to investigate the onset of adverse facial skin reactions due to compulsory face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in HCWs and non-HCWs, and draw awareness of this new dermatological condition and ...

Scott Decries 'Racist Response' to BIPOC Vaccine Eligibility
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/948812

Apr 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, center, receives a COVID-19 vaccine as his wife, Diana McTeague Scott, right, looks on. MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday condemned the "racist response" to his administration's decision to make Black, indigenous, and people of color of any age eli...