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Virtual postgraduate exams and assessments: the challenges of online delivery and optim...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2020.12.011
The British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; Ellis R, Oeppen RS et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has catalysed the computerisation and online delivery of postgraduate examinations. Social distancing regulations and lockdown measures resulted in many written and clinical examinations being cancelled during the initial surge of the virus. In an effort to reinstate the assessment of trainees and enable career progression, the UK medical regulator, the General Medical Cou...

Precision Mapping of COVID-19 Vulnerable Locales by Epidemiological and Socioeconomic R...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020604
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Weinstein B, da Silva AR et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - COVID-19 has severely impacted socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. To support pandemic control strategies, geographically weighted negative binomial regression (GWNBR) mapped COVID-19 risk related to epidemiological and socioeconomic risk factors using South Korean incidence data (January 20, 2020 to July 1, 2020). We constructed COVID-19-specific socioeconomic and epidemiological them...

PTSD in the COVID-19 Era.
https://doi.org/10.2174/1570159X19666210113152954
Current Neuropharmacology; Chamaa F, Bahmad HF et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - In December 2019, Wuhan City in Hubei Province, China witnessed an outbreak of a novel type of coronavirus (COVID-19), named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The sharp rise in the number of infected cases and the surge spike in fatalities worldwide prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare this rapid outbreak a global pandemic in March 2020. The econom...

Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for COVID-19, and comparison to risk factors...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7678347
BMJ Open; Ho FK, Celis-Morales CA et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - We aimed to investigate demographic, lifestyle, socioeconomic and clinical risk factors for COVID-19, and compared them to risk factors for pneumonia and influenza in UK Biobank. Cohort study. UK Biobank. 49-83 year olds (in 2020) from a general population study. Confirmed COVID-19 infection (positive SARS-CoV-2 test). Incident influenza and pneumonia were obtained from primary care data. Poiss...

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in children of United Kingdom healthcare worker...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7678379
BMJ Open; Corr M, Christie S et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - A novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has been responsible for a worldwide pandemic. Children typically have very mild, or no, symptoms of infection. This makes estimations of seroprevalence in children difficult. Research is therefore required to determine the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in children. The primary objective of this study is to report the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgM and...

Understanding public preferences and trade-offs for government responses during a pande...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7682450
BMJ Open; Genie MG, Loría-Rebolledo LE et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - Social distancing and lockdown measures are among the main government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures aim to limit the COVID-19 infection rate and reduce the mortality rate of COVID-19. Given we are likely to see local lockdowns until a treatment or vaccine for COVID-19 is available, and their effectiveness depends on public acceptability, it is important to understand public...

Doctor@Home: Through a Telemedicine Co-production and Co-learning Journey.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7806439
Journal of Cancer Education : the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education; Miceli L, Dal Mas F et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - Telemedicine and remote visits are becoming more and more popular in several medical disciplines, including oncology. The Covid-19 pandemic has enhanced the need to continue to meet patients' ambulatory care necessities ensuring social distancing and limiting the access to clinical facilities. The National Cancer Institute of Aviano, Italy, has recently launched a program called "Doctor @ Home"...

SimplePhy: An open-source tool for quick online perception experiments.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7808115
Behavior Research Methods; Lago MA

Jan 14th, 2021 - Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are facing unprecedented challenges that affect our ability to run in-person experiments. With mandated social distancing in a controlled laboratory environment, many researchers are searching for alternative options to conduct research, such as online experimentation. However, online experimentation comes at a cost; learning online tools for buildi...

Knowledge, attitude and practice survey of COVID-19 pandemic in Northern Nigeria.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245176
PloS One; Habib MA, Dayyab FM et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - A pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged and affected most of the world in early 2020. To inform effective public health measures we conducted a knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) survey among a Hausa Muslim society in Nigeria in March 2020. The study is an analytic cross-sectional survey with questionnaires administered to the general population including Health Care Worke...

The Impact of the first COVID-19 shelter-in-place announcement on social distancing, di...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244819
PloS One; Elser H, Kiang MV et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - The U.S. has experienced an unprecedented number of orders to shelter in place throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We aimed to ascertain whether social distancing; difficulty with daily activities; and levels of concern regarding COVID-19 changed after the March 16, 2020 announcement of the nation's first shelter-in-place orders (SIPO) among individuals living in the seven affected counti...

#Caremongering: A community-led social movement to address health and social needs duri...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245483
PloS One; Seow H, McMillan K et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - To combat social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions due to COVID-19, Canadian communities began a Facebook social media movement, #Caremongering, to support vulnerable individuals in their communities. Little research has examined the spread and use of #Caremongering to address community health and social needs. We examined the rate at which #Caremongering grew across Canada, the main way...

Has loneliness and poor resilient coping influenced the magnitude of psychological dist...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245509
PloS One; Lahiri A, Jha SS et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - The burden of psychological distress is increasing with the spread of the pandemic and also with the enforcement of its containment measures. The aim of this research was to determine the proportion of self-reported psychological distress, loneliness and degrees of resilient coping, and to also investigate the relationship of loneliness, coping and other variables with psychological distress am...

To quarantine, or not to quarantine: A theoretical framework for disease control via co...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epidem.2020.100428
Epidemics Lunz D, Batt G et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - Contact tracing via smartphone applications is expected to be of major importance for maintaining control of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, viable deployment demands a minimal quarantine burden on the general public. That is, consideration must be given to unnecessary quarantining imposed by a contact tracing policy. Previous studies have modeled the role of contact tracing, but have not addre...

5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You're Vaccinated
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/944200

Jan 14th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. As an emergency physician, Dr. Eugenia South was in the first group of people to receive a covid vaccine. She received her second dose last week  — even before President-elect Joe Biden. Yet South said she's in no rush to throw away her face mask. "I honestly don't think I'll ever go without a m...

Applying social norms interventions to increase adherence to COVID-19 prevention and co...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106424
Preventive Medicine; Young SD, Goldstein NJ

Jan 13th, 2021 - Despite widespread national, state, and local guidelines for COVID-19 prevention, including social distancing and mask orders, many people continue to not adhere to recommendations, including congregating in groups for non-essential activities, putting themselves and others at risk. A social psychological perspective can be used to understand reasons for lack of adherence to policies and method...

61 Members of Congress Have Tested Positive
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/944119

Jan 13th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The coronavirus has affected ― and infected ― almost every aspect of American life, including the U.S. Congress. Sixty-one members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 ― more than 10% of the 100 senators and 435 representatives. On Wednesday, the New York Times had reported a tally of 6...

Emergency Remote Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: An Initial Assessment fr...
https://doi.org/10.1177/0003065120980489
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association; Richardson J, Cabaniss D et. al.

Jan 13th, 2021 - The Covid-19 pandemic and the social distancing required to combat it have set in motion an experiment in psychoanalytic education of unprecedented scope. Following an abrupt shift from in-person study to remote classes, supervision, clinical work, and training analyses, the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research polled its psychotherapy and psychoanalysis trainees ...

A network-based model to explore the role of testing in the epidemiological control of ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7803001
BMC Infectious Diseases; Cui Y, Ni S et. al.

Jan 13th, 2021 - Testing is one of the most effective means to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there is an upper bound on daily testing volume because of limited healthcare staff and working hours, as well as different testing methods, such as random testing and contact-tracking testing. In this study, a network-based epidemic transmission model combined with a testing mechanism was proposed to study the...

Hospital-Based Simulation.
https://doi.org/10.1891/0739-6686.39.83
Annual Review of Nursing Research; Wang JC, Podlinski L

Jan 12th, 2021 - This chapter discusses the current state of hospital-based simulation, including the unprecedented events of 2020's global COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital-based simulation training requires a new approach. The realities of social distancing and the operational demands of hospital staffing ratios warrant creative adaptations of traditional simulation training methods. Hospitals used simulation to im...