×
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...

The Social, Behavioral, and Ethical Modalities of COVID-19 on HIV Care in South Africa:...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159766
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Roy K, Himelfarb A et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - The profound public health impact of the novel outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 2019 has been unparalleled in the last century. Rapid spread of the disease and a high death toll fueled the development and global rollout of effective vaccines regardless of the massive inequitable access. However, some public health measures intended to control COVID-19 have had collateral effects on the contr...

Protection of COVID-19 vaccination and previous infection against Omicron BA.1, BA.2 an...
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-31838-8
Nature Communications; Andeweg SP, de Gier B et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Given the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 variants and the roll-out of booster COVID-19 vaccination, evidence is needed on protection conferred by primary vaccination, booster vaccination and previous SARS-CoV-2 infection by variant. We employed a test-negative design on S-gene target failure data from community PCR testing in the Netherlands from 22 November 2021 to 31 March ...

Detection of influenza in managed quarantine in Australia and the estimated risk of imp...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciac648
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Peck H, Anbumurali N et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Influenza circulated at historically-low levels during 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions. In Australia, international arrivals to Australia were required to undertake 14 days hotel quarantine to limit new introduction of SARS-CoV-2 virus. We used routine testing data for travellers arriving on repatriation flights to Darwin, Australia from 3 January to 11 October 2021 t...

SARS-CoV-2 testing and detection during peripartum hospitalizations among a multi-cente...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciac657
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Delahoy MJ, Munoz F et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Identifying SARS-CoV-2 infections during peripartum hospitalizations is important to guide care, implement prevention measures, and understand infection burden. This cross-sectional analysis used electronic health record data from hospitalizations during which pregnancies ended (peripartum hospitalizations) among a cohort of pregnant persons at 3 U.S. integrated healthcare networks (Sites 1-3)....

Predicting past and future SARS-CoV-2-related sick leave using discrete time Markov mod...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0273003
PloS One; Lei J, Clements M et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Prediction of SARS-CoV-2-induced sick leave among healthcare workers (HCWs) is essential for being able to plan the healthcare response to the epidemic. During first wave of the SARS-Cov-2 epidemic (April 23rd to June 24th, 2020), the HCWs in the greater Stockholm region in Sweden were invited to a study of past or present SARS-CoV-2 infection. We develop a discrete time Markov model using a co...

Seroprevalence and longevity of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antigen-IgG among health care w...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272818
PloS One; Alasmari F, Mukahal M et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG among health care workers (HCWs) is crucial to inform infection control programs. Conflicting reports have emerged on the longevity of SARS-CoV-2 IgG. Our objective is to describe the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG in HCWs and perform 8 months longitudinal follow-up (FU) to assess the duration of detectable IgG. In addition, we aim to explore the risk factors asso...

COVID-19 Testing Strategies for K-12 Schools in California: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159371
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Maya S, McCorvie R et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Public health officials must provide guidance on operating schools safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from April-December 2021, we conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis to assess six screening strategies for schools using SARS-CoV-2 antigen and PCR tests and varying screening frequencies for 1000 individuals. We estimated secondary infections averted, quality-adjusted life years ...

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...

Recurrent SARS-CoV-2 Serology Testing and Pandemic Anxiety: A Study of Pediatric Health...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159562
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Li N, Martin SR et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Limited access to SARS-CoV-2 testing has been identified as a potential source of anxiety among healthcare workers (HCWs), but the impact of repeated testing on pandemic-related anxiety in pediatric HCWs has not been examined. We sought to understand the impact of repeated SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing on pediatric HCWs' COVID-19 anxiety. This longitudinal cohort study was conducted between April...

Estimating the period prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection during the Omicron (BA.1) surg...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciac644
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Qasmieh SA, Robertson MM et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - In a population-based survey of NYC adults, we assessed positive SARS-CoV-2 tests (including via exclusive at-home testing) and possible cases among untested respondents. An estimated 27.4% (95%CI: 22.8%-32.0%) or 1.8 million adults (95%CI: 1.6-2.1 million) had SARS-CoV-2 infection between January 1 and March 16, 2022.

Leveraging artificial intelligence and data science techniques in harmonizing, sharing,...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-022-01965-9
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making; Nishimwe A, Ruranga C et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda, a vast amount of SARS-COV-2/COVID-19-related data have been collected including COVID-19 testing and hospital routine care data. Unfortunately, those data are fragmented in silos with different data structures or formats and cannot be used to improve understanding of the disease, monitor its progress, and generate evidence to guide prevention m...

Planning and Implementation of COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Facilities in Hawaii: ...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159368
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Fan VY, Yamaguchi CT et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - In response to the second surge of COVID-19 cases in Hawaii in the fall of 2020, the Hawaii State Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration led and contracted a coalition of agencies to plan and implement an isolation and quarantine facility placement service that included food, testing, and transportation assistance for a state capitol and major urban center. The goal of the progra...

FDA Roundup: August 12, 2022 | FDA
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-roundup-august-12-2022

Aug 12th, 2022 - For Immediate Release: August 12, 2022 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an at-a-glance summary of news from around the agency: Today, the FDA posted a safety communication to provide information to blood establishments regarding monkeypox virus and blood donations. Worldwide, there have been no reports of transmission of monkeypox virus through blood transfusion and the...

COVID-19 Reinfections
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2500144-overview

Aug 12th, 2022 - Practice Essentials The definition of COVID-19 reinfection has evolved since early 2021. Fundamentally, it describes an infected individual who has been fully vaccinated, with or without a booster or boosters, and who becomes infected with COVID-19 again. The CDC more precisely defines it as COVID-19 infection of a given person with 2 different viral strains occurring at least 45 days apart. Al...

COVID-19 Reinfections
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2500144-overview

Aug 12th, 2022 - Practice Essentials The definition of COVID-19 reinfection has evolved since early 2021. Fundamentally, it describes an infected individual who has been fully vaccinated, with or without a booster or boosters, and who becomes infected with COVID-19 again. The CDC more precisely defines it as COVID-19 infection of a given person with 2 different viral strains occurring at least 45 days apart. Al...

COVID-19 Reinfections
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2500144-print

Aug 12th, 2022 - The definition of COVID-19 reinfection has evolved since early 2021. Fundamentally, it describes an infected individual who has been fully vaccinated, with or without a booster or boosters, and who becomes infected with COVID-19 again. The CDC more precisely defines it as COVID-19 infection of a given person with 2 different viral strains occurring at least 45 days apart. Alternately, it may re...

Respiratory syncytial virus is the most common causatives of viral bronchiolitis in you...
https://doi.org/10.2174/1573396318666220810161945
Current Pediatric Reviews; Hon KL, Leung AKC et. al.

Aug 12th, 2022 - Viral bronchiolitis is a common condition and a leading cause of hospitalization in young children. This article provides readers with an update on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of viral bronchiolitis, primarily due to RSV Methods: A PubMed search was conducted in December 2021 in Clinical Queries using the key terms "acute bronchiolitis" OR "respiratory syncytial virus infection". T...

Children in the household and risk of severe COVID-19 during the first three waves of t...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-063640
BMJ Open; Af Geijerstam A, Mehlig K et. al.

Aug 12th, 2022 - To investigate whether Swedish men living with children had elevated risk for severe COVID-19 or infection with SARS-CoV-2 during the first three waves of the pandemic. Prospective registry-based cohort study. 1 557 061 Swedish men undergoing military conscription between 1968 and 2005 at a mean age of 18.3 (SD 0.73) years. Infection with SARS-CoV-2 and hospitalisation due to COVID-19 from Marc...