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Hypocrisy Induction: Using Chatbots to Promote COVID-19 Social Distancing.
https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2021.0057
Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking; Kim W, Ryoo Y

Oct 16th, 2021 - Considering widespread resistance to COVID-19 preventive measures, the authors draw on hypocrisy induction theory to examine whether online chatbots can be used to induce hypocrisy and increase compliance with social distancing guidelines. The experiment demonstrates that when a chatbot induces hypocrisy by reminding participants that they have failed to comply with social distancing recommenda...

An active inference account of protective behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-021-00947-0 10.1038/s41562-020-0931-9 10.2307/2955344 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02001 10.1016/j.tics.2012.08.006 10.1126/science.1245200 10.1016/j.epidem.2015.09.003 10.1177/1948550615616170 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00679 10.1007/s12529-008-9008-2 10.1186/1471-2334-10-114 10.1038/nrn2787 10.1098/rsif.2013.0475 10.1016/j.jphysparis.2006.10.001 10.1162/NECO_a_00912 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15986.2 10.1098/rsif.2010.0142 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.588934 10.1002/ejsp.2496 10.1162/neco_a_01341 10.1177/1948550620934692 10.1136/bmj.b3675 10.1111/j.1539-6924.1988.tb01168.x 10.1016/j.bbih.2021.100277 10.2307/j.ctv39x6r5 10.1016/j.jinf.2009.06.004 10.1037/0033-2909.127.2.267 10.1016/0022-1031(83)90023-9 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2000.tb02308.x 10.1038/s41598-021-89504-w 10.1016/j.plrev.2017.09.001 10.1080/00223980.1975.9915803 10.1016/j.cub.2011.10.030 10.1016/j.tics.2015.11.002 10.1111/j.0272-4332.2004.00433.x 10.1111/bjso.12395 10.1017/S0140525X19001213 10.1016/j.puhe.2020.03.007 10.1016/j.idm.2021.02.004
Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience; Bottemanne H, Friston KJ

Oct 16th, 2021 - Newly emerging infectious diseases, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19), create new challenges for public healthcare systems. Before effective treatments, countering the spread of these infections depends on mitigating, protective behaviours such as social distancing, respecting lockdown, wearing masks, frequent handwashing, travel restrictions, and vaccine acceptance. Previous work has shown th...

Avoidance of ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treatment for >1 Week Due to CO...
https://doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-20-7390
Texas Heart Institute Journal; Annabathula RV, Sinner GJ et. al.

Oct 16th, 2021 - During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, social distancing guidelines have negatively affected the care-seeking behavior of patients with chronic medical conditions, including those with cardiovascular disease. We report the case of a 60-year-old man with vague gastrointestinal symptoms who waited more than 1 week to seek treatment for fear of COVID-19 infection. On presentation...

Iraq experience in handling the COVID-19 pandemic: implications of public health challe...
https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdab369
Journal of Public Health (Oxford, England); Lami F, Rashak HA et. al.

Oct 16th, 2021 - Iraq has been exceptionally challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the already exhausted healthcare system. To describe the epidemiological situation of COVID-19 in Iraq, the government's response to the pandemic, and provide recommendations for further action. A desk review of secondary data using the available reports on the epidemiological situation in Iraq as well as official government...

Virologic features of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children.
https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiab509
The Journal of Infectious Diseases; Yonker LM, Boucau J et. al.

Oct 15th, 2021 - Data on pediatric COVID-19 has lagged behind adults throughout the pandemic. An understanding of SARS-CoV-2 viral dynamics in children would enable data-driven public health guidance. Respiratory swabs were collected from children with COVID-19. Viral load was quantified by RT-PCR; viral culture was assessed by direct observation of cytopathic effects and semiquantitative viral titers. Correlat...

2020 Syndemic: Convergence of COVID-19, Gender-Based Violence, and Racism Pandemics.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-021-01146-w 10.1001/jama.2020.8598 10.1111/aji.12039 10.1001/jama.2011.1098 10.1002/wps.20054 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30602-5 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30261-1 10.1515/opan-2020-0100 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32000-6 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30003-X 10.1186/s12889-020-09113-6 10.1111/dewb.12261 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30801-1 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31377-5 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305846 10.5172/hesr.2012.21.3.258 10.1093/heapro/daq016 10.1111/nicc.12537
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities; Khanlou N, Vazquez LM et. al.

Oct 15th, 2021 - To conduct a rapid knowledge synthesis of literature on the social determinants of mental health of racialized women exposed to gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic. We adapted the Cochrane Rapid Reviews method and were guided by an equity lens in conducting rapid reviews on public health issues. Four electronic databases (Cochrane CENTRAL, Medline, ProQuest, and EBSCO), ele...

COVID-19 Restrictions Are Associated With a Significant Decrease of All Common Respirat...
https://doi.org/10.1177/00099228211044842
Clinical Pediatrics; Randall MM, Despujos Harfouche F et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - To combat the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), significant measures were enacted including school and business closures, social distancing, and facial coverings. We hypothesized that this would have an impact on all respiratory infections in children. Using nasopharyngeal panel test results of children in the emergency department, we evaluated cross-sectional data from February to...

Virtual medical student education and recruitment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2021.06.001
Seminars in Vascular Surgery; Ottinger ME, Farley LJ et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Due to the immediate need for social distancing, as well as widespread disruption in clinical practices, brought on by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) pandemic, medical student education rapidly shifted to a virtual format, which resulted in a variety of innovative and remotely accessible practices to address new restrictions on face-to-face education. Educa...

COVID Passes, International Travel: COVID-19 Global Weekly Highlights
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960865

Oct 14th, 2021 - These are the global coronavirus stories you need to know about this week. MPs published a critical report on the UK Government's initial pandemic response. It found that "decisions on lockdowns and social distancing during the early weeks of the pandemic—and the advice that led to them—rank as one of the most important public health failures the United Kingdom has ever experienced". However, t...

South Korea Launches Panel to Debate 'Living With COVID-19'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960769

Oct 14th, 2021 - SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea established a panel on Wednesday to debate a strategy on how to "live with COVID-19" in the long-term, as the country seeks to phase out coronavirus restrictions and reopen the economy amid rising vaccination levels. Under the strategy, the government aims to relax coronavirus restrictions for citizens who can prove they have been fully vaccinated, while encouragin...

How Can Flowers and Their Colors Promote Individuals' Physiological and Psychological S...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910258
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Xie J, Liu B et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - The global spread of COVID-19 has disrupted the normality of people's daily lives, leading the population to social distancing and isolation. The closure of green areas also affected the well-being of the individual during the COVID-19 pandemic. Viewing flowers is expected to have similar positive effects to viewing natural scenery. Therefore, this study investigates how white, red, and yellow ...

Path Analysis to Assess Socio-Economic and Mitigation Measure Determinants for Daily Co...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910071
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Yammine E, Rammal A

Oct 14th, 2021 - (1) Background: With the rapid global spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the relatively high daily cases recorded in a short time compared to other types of seasonal flu, the world remains under continuous threat unless we identify the key factors that contribute to these unexpected records. This identification is important for developing effective criteria and plans to reduc...

Comparison of Cyberbullying before and after the COVID-19 Pandemic in Korea.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910085
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Shin SY, Choi YJ

Oct 14th, 2021 - Because of the implementation of social distancing measures following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face interaction has plummeted, which has resulted in the prolific use of social networking services (SNS) and increased activity in the cyberspace environment. This is especially true for teenagers and young adults with the shift to online classes in the education sector, which has...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Hearing and Visual Disabilities during the F...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910208
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Bubbico L, Bellizzi S et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed radical behavioral and social changes in the general population, significantly impacting the lives of individuals affected by disabilities. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on non-institutionalized subjects with sensorineural disabilities during the first COVID-19 wave in Italy. A 39-item online national survey was disseminated fr...

Twelve Smartphone Applications for Health Management of Older Adults during the COVID-1...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910235
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Ha SK, Lee HS et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - This study investigated smartphone applications that may be helpful in managing the health of the elderly during COVID-19. The application searched the seven areas of health management, newly classified in OTPF 4th edition with keywords in the Google Play Store. As a result, two applications meeting the selection criteria were selected for each area. The selected applications are social and emo...

Insufficient Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors among Medical Students during th...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910257
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Ullah I, Islam MS et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Background: The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in social distancing and isolation which leads to insufficient physical activity and thereby increases sedentary behaviors. Hence, this study aimed to assess the prevalence of insufficient physical activity and sedentary behaviors among medical students during the COVID-19 lockdown in Pakistan, and to determine their associated factor...

Women's Lives Matter-The Critical Need for Women to Prioritize Optimal Physical Activit...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910271
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Garcia-Pelagio KP, Hew-Butler T et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Physical activity (PA) is beneficial for the health and wellness of individuals and societies. During an infectious disease pandemic, such as the one caused by COVID-19, social distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns are used to reduce community spread of the disease. Unfortunately, such nonpharmacological interventions or physical risk mitigation measures also make it challenging to engage in P...

Impact of the TEAM Wheels eHealth manual wheelchair training program: Study protocol fo...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0258509
PloS One; Giesbrecht E, Faieta J et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Variable, and typically inadequate, delivery of skills training following manual wheelchair (MWC) provision has a detrimental impact on user mobility and participation. Traditional in-person delivery of training by rehabilitation therapists has diminished due to cost, travel time, and most recently social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19. Effective alternative training approaches include...

Pandemic data challenges infection link to Guillain-Barré syndrome
https://www.mdedge.com/icymi-covid/article/247342/coronavirus-updates/pandemic-data-challenges-infection-link-guillain
Randy Dotinga

Oct 13th, 2021 - Armed with pediatric data from the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of researchers is suggesting that most cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome may not be connected to infectious disease, as is sometimes assumed. While pediatric cases of various types of infections fell by 45%-95% during the early months of the pandemic, cases of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP), an inflammatory neur.

Pandemic data challenges infection link to Guillain-Barré syndrome
https://www.mdedge.com/icymi-covid/article/247342/coronavirus-updates/pandemic-data-challenges-infection-link-guillain?channel=63993
Randy Dotinga

Oct 13th, 2021 - Armed with pediatric data from the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of researchers is suggesting that most cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome may not be connected to infectious disease, as is sometimes assumed. While pediatric cases of various types of infections fell by 45%-95% during the early months of the pandemic, cases of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP), an inflammatory neur.