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Psychological outcomes amongst family medicine healthcare professionals during COVID-19...
https://doi.org/10.1080/13814788.2021.1954154
The European Journal of General Practice; Vlah Tomičević S, Lang VB

Jul 31st, 2021 - Healthcare professionals (HCPs) in family medicine (FM) in Croatia work in a demanding environment caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Besides particular circumstances in healthcare, an unknown virus, social distancing, and homeschooling, the capital was hit with the earthquake during the lockdown. To assess the prevalence of stress, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Nuclear Medicine in Europe.
https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semnuclmed.2021.06.022
Seminars in Nuclear Medicine; Kirienko M, Telo S et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed hospital activities, including nuclear medicine (NM) practice. This review aimed to determine and describe the impact of COVID-19 on NM in Europe and critically discuss actions and strategies applied to face the pandemic. A literature search for relevant articles was performed on PubMed, covering COVID-19 studies published up until January 21, 2021. ...

Social Distancing as a Recontextualization of Filipino Values and Catholic Religious Pr...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01361-z
Journal of Religion and Health; Galang JRF, Gopez JMW et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - This paper investigates Catholic religious practices and Filipino values in the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic. It aims to show that religious practices conducted with proper social distancing help in the development of a renewed understanding of Filipino values without contributing to the spread of the virus. This qualitative study makes use of expository writing and content analysis...

Vaccination Alone Won't Counter Rise of Resistant Variants: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955777

Jul 30th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Relaxation of nonpharmaceutical interventions once vaccination of the population has reached a tipping point short of herd immunity can increase the probability of the emergence of a resistant strain that natural selection then favors, according to new findings of a modeling study published onli...

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender-based violence in the United States: Fram...
https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0001056
Psychological Trauma : Theory, Research, Practice and Pol... Rieger A, Blackburn AM et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - In response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, portions of the U.S. government implemented social distancing policies that, while necessary, yield unintended consequences. This article explores how risk for gender-based violence (GBV) has been exacerbated across the social-ecological model (SEM; e.g., by increasing economic stress and decreasing social support) and highlights differential ...

Symptoms of anxiety/depression during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown in ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8316881
BMC Psychiatry; Andersen AJ, Mary-Krause M et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - To cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing restrictions where implemented in France, which could have led to social isolation. This is expected to have affected the mental health situation, including increasing risk of symptoms of anxiety and depression in the general population. Persons with prior mental health difficulties could be an especially vulnerable group, however, few studi...

Onset of effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 infection rates in 176...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8318058
BMC Public Health; Nader IW, Zeilinger EL et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - During the initial phase of the global COVID-19 outbreak, most countries responded with non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs). In this study we investigate the general effectiveness of these NPIs, how long different NPIs need to be in place to take effect, and how long they should be in place for their maximum effect to unfold. We used global data and a non-parametric machine learning model t...

The effects of the measures against COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity among school...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8320922
PloS One; Hu D, Zhang H et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - The pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has greatly changed people's daily lives, forcing countries to take actions, such as school shutdown, lockdown, isolation, and social distancing measures. It remains unclear how the closures, cancellations, and restrictions of schools and courses as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic affect the engagement of school-aged children and adolescents in...

Women's views and experiences of maternity care during COVID-19 in Ireland: A qualitati...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.103092
Midwifery Panda S, O'Malley D et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - To gain insight and understanding of women's views and experiences of maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. A qualitative descriptive study using semi-structured interviews. Due to social distancing and associated COVID-19 restrictions at the time of the study, the interviews were held remotely via telephone. The interviews were digitally recorded and transcribed verbatim. The...

Kawasaki Disease and Pediatric Infectious Diseases During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.07.053
The Journal of Pediatrics; Ae R, Shibata Y et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - To assess the epidemiologic association between Kawasaki disease and common pediatric infectious diseases (PIDs) identified during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic period to confirm whether the infection-triggered theory is a plausible hypothesis for pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease. A retrospective epidemiologic study was conducted using datasets obtained from web-based KD surv...

Masking our risky behavior: how licensing and fear reduction reduce social distancing b...
https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2021.1939250
The Journal of Social Psychology; Griggs A, Weaver J et. al.

Jul 29th, 2021 - Licensing and fear reduction can explain why people only partially adopt health precautions while still believing that they are remaining compliant with recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We assessed individuals' attitudes regarding social distancing and personal protective practices, as well as concern about COVID-19 and behaviors in April of 2020. Concern about COVID-19 had dual, c...

Risk scorecard to minimise impact of COVID-19 when re-opening.
https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taab113
Journal of Travel Medicine; Lim SB, Pung R et. al.

Jul 29th, 2021 - We present a novel approach for exiting COVID-19 lockdowns using a 'risk scorecard' to prioritise activities to resume whilst allowing safe re-opening. We modelled cases generated in the community/week, incorporating parameters for social distancing, contact tracing and imported cases. We set thresholds for cases and analysed the effect of varying parameters. An online tool to facilitate countr...

The Emerging Role of Telehealth for Concussion Clinical Care During the Coronavirus (CO...
https://doi.org/10.1097/HTR.0000000000000713
The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; Womble MN, Reynolds E et. al.

Jul 29th, 2021 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has substantially altered the delivery of healthcare for providers and their patients. Patients have been reticent to seek care for many diseases and injuries including concussion due to fears of potential exposure to COVID-19. Moreover, because of social distancing recommendations and stay-at-home orders, patient screening, evaluation, and deliv...

Using health impact assessment (HIA) to understand the wider health and well-being impl...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8313659
BMC Public Health; Green L, Ashton K et. al.

Jul 29th, 2021 - Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is promoted as a decision-informing tool by public health and governmental agencies. HIA is beneficial when carried out as part of policy development but is also valuable as a methodology when a policy is being implemented to identify and understand the wider health and well-being impacts of policy decisions, particularly when a decision needs to be taken rapidly ...

Together we can slow the spread of COVID-19: The interactive effects of priming collect...
https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12487
The British Journal of Social Psychology; Courtney EP, Felig RN et. al.

Jul 28th, 2021 - Behaviours recommended for reducing transmission of COVID-19 - social distancing, wearing masks, and now, vaccination - are aimed at not only reducing one's own risk, but risk to others. We posited that a collectivist mindset, versus individualistic, would facilitate intentions to engage in behaviours aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus when the awareness of mortality is activated. This...

COVID-19 control in the United States: the case for masking.
https://doi.org/10.37765/ajmc.2021.88670
The American Journal of Managed Care; Maki DG, Alter SM et. al.

Jul 28th, 2021 - As of May 2021, the United States remains the world leader with 33 million of 165 million cases worldwide (20%) and 590,000 of 3.4 million deaths worldwide (17%) from COVID-19. Achieving herd immunity by disease spread and vaccination may result in 2 million to 4 million total US deaths. The future perfect of the vaccine should not be the enemy of the present good, which is masking. Masking, es...

Loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic: change and predictors of change from strict to...
https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2021.1958790
Anxiety, Stress, and Coping; Hoffart A, Johnson SU et. al.

Jul 28th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing protocols designed to impede transmission of the corona virus have severe mental health consequences. This study examine changes in loneliness in the general adult population when the corona-related social distancing protocols were largely discontinued (T2) following a period of strict protocols (T1), predictors and correlates of these changes, an...

The grip of pandemic mononormativity in Austria and Germany.
https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2021.1943534
Culture, Health & Sexuality; Rothmüller B

Jul 28th, 2021 - How distancing requirements in the COVID-19 pandemic transformed intimate relationships is under-researched. Against the backdrop of research on the HIV pandemic, the paper departs from the assumption that decreased legitimacy of intimate arrangements and subjective worry about the likeliness of infection may reduce the frequency of multiple sexual contact and intimate well-being during the pan...

Expected impact of lockdown measures due to COVID-19 on disabling conditions: a modelli...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8313883
European Spine Journal : Official Publication of the Euro... Galbusera F, Côtè P et. al.

Jul 28th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic and the containment measures such as social distancing, mobility restrictions and quarantine have significantly impacted the delivery of healthcare services, with possible negative effects on low back pain patients. In this study, we used an innovative agent-based model to quantify the effects of COVID-19 on the prevalence and severity of low back pain in the general popul...

A qualitative study about the mental health and wellbeing of older adults in the UK dur...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8312210
BMC Geriatrics; McKinlay AR, Fancourt D et. al.

Jul 28th, 2021 - The objective of this study was to examine factors that threatened and protected the wellbeing of older adults living in the UK during social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Semi-structured telephone or video interviews with 20 adults aged over 70. Purposive sampling methods were used to increase diversity within the group. Transcripts were analysed using reflexive themati...