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COVID Vacations: Plan, Be Flexible, Travel Safe
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952984

Jun 10th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. In normal times, summer travel is all about unwinding, spending time outdoors, and putting most cares aside — at least temporarily. Through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, carefree summer travel looks more challenging. Consider the safest way to get to your destination, what health p...

COVID-19: Doctors Use TikTok to Encourage Young People to Get Vaccinated
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952928

Jun 10th, 2021 - Two young doctors using TikTok to tackle COVID-19 misinformation say their videos are encouraging young people to have a vaccine. Dr William Budd, 25, and Dr Tasnim Jara, 26, are part of Team Halo, a group of scientists, doctors, and health professionals who voluntarily make videos on social media, answering questions about COVID-19 vaccines to prevent misinformation. Using light-hearted videos...

Delta Coronavirus Variant Believed to Have 60% Transmission Advantage: UK Epidemiologist
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952745

Jun 9th, 2021 - LONDON (Reuters) - The Delta coronavirus variant of concern, first identified in India, is believed to be 60% more transmissible than the Alpha variant which was previously dominant in Britain, a prominent UK epidemiologist said on Wednesday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that England's full reopening from COVID-19 lockdown, pencilled in for June 21, could be pushed back due to ...

Fauci: 'We Cannot Let the Delta Variant Take Over'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952689

Jun 7th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The highly infectious and potentially more deadly COVID-19 variant that originated in India is now the dominant strain in the United Kingdom, a trajectory health officials are working to prevent in the United States, top coronavirus expert Anthony Fauci, MD, said at a news conference Tuesday. Va...

Ex-FDA Head Says Fauci Briefed World Leaders on the Possibility COVID Came From a Lab
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952668

Jun 7th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Former Food and Drug Administration director Scott Gottlieb says Anthony Fauci talked to world leaders last spring about the possibility of the coronavirus coming from a lab in Wuhan, China. Gottlieb, who directed the FDA from 2017 to 2019 during the Trump administration, made the comments about...

Concerts May Be Safe to Attend With Proper Safety Precautions: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952499

Jun 3rd, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in Spain have shared heartening results from the first randomized controlled trial to assess risk for COVID-19 transmission at an indoor live music concert. "Our findings pave the way to reactivate cultural activities halted during COVID-19, which could have important sociocultural a...

Child Care Providers Offered Free Pooled Coronavirus Testing
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952465

Jun 3rd, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based nonprofit and the state Department of Early Education and Care have teamed up to protect child care facilities across the state with a free pooled coronavirus testing program. The project, administered by child care advocacy group Neighborhood Villages, will test abo...

Impact of the COVID-19 Italian Lockdown on the Physiological and Psychological Well-Bei...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115752
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Di Giorgio E, Polli R et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - On 10 March 2020, in Italy, a total lockdown was put in place to limit viral transmission of COVID-19 infection as much as possible. Research on the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted detrimental effects in children and their parents. However, little is known about such effects in children with neurodevelopment disorders and their caregivers. The present study investigate...

SARS-CoV-2 vs. Hepatitis Virus Infection Risk in the Hemodialysis Population: What Shou...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115748
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... D'Marco L, Puchades MJ et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Since the dramatic rise of the coronavirus infection disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, patients receiving dialysis have emerged as especially susceptible to this infection because of their impaired immunologic state, chronic inflammation and the high incidence of comorbidities. Although several strategies have thus been implemented to minimize the risk of transmission and acquisition in this po...

Psychological Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Influence of Personality Trai...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115862
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Rossi C, Bonanomi A et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has had a strong psychological impact on the Italian population. Italy was heavily affected by the virus before other countries in Europe, experiencing the highest number of deaths. Unknown symptoms in the early stages of the pandemic and the absence of clear transmission links affected people's wellbeing. Individual personality differences played a key role in...

Molecular epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 isolated from COVID-19 family clusters.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12920-021-00990-3 10.1001/jama.2020.1097 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.07.073 10.1080/22221751.2020.1837015 10.1371/journal.pone.0243412 10.1016/j.cell.2020.04.023 10.1093/ve/veaa034 10.7717/peerj.10575 10.1093/molbev/msy073 10.1093/molbev/msy096 10.1038/s41586-021-03426-1 10.1056/NEJMoa2020283 10.1016/j.cell.2020.11.020 10.1038/s41467-020-19818-2
BMC Medical Genomics; Gunadi , Wibawa H et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Transmission within families and multiple spike protein mutations have been associated with the rapid transmission of SARS-CoV-2. We aimed to: (1) describe full genome characterization of SARS-CoV-2 and correlate the sequences with epidemiological data within family clusters, and (2) conduct phylogenetic analysis of all samples from Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia and other countries. Th...

Risk of COVID-19 Disease, Dialysis Unit Attributes, and Infection Control Strategy amon...
https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.03180321
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : ... Caplin B, Ashby D et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Background Patients receiving in-center hemodialysis treatment face unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically the need to attend for treatment that prevents self-isolation. Dialysis unit attributes and isolation strategies that might reduce dialysis center COVID-19 infection rates have not been previously examined. Methods We explored the role of variables including community...

The handling of SARS-CoV-2 associated deaths - infectivity of the body.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-021-00379-9 10.1093/ajcp/aqaa062 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31759-1 10.3201/eid2701.203112 10.1001/jamacardio.2020.3551 10.1056/NEJMc2011400 10.5858/arpa.2020-0345-LE 10.5858/arpa.2020-0341-LE 10.1016/j.jflm.2020.101999 10.1007/s00414-020-02317-w 10.1007/s00428-020-02872-y 10.1016/j.jcv.2020.104390 10.1016/j.jcv.2020.104650 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.9.2000152 10.1128/MRA.00520-20 10.1056/NEJMc2004973 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008831 10.3390/jcm9051259 10.1007/s00428-020-02828-2 10.1007/s12024-020-00341-1
Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology; Schröder AS, Edler C et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - The body of a deceased with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is considered infectious. In this study, we present the results of infectivity testing of the body and testing of mortuary staff for SARS-CoV-2. We performed real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) for SARS-CoV-2 on 33 decedents with ante mortem confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. S...

Transmission Dynamics, Heterogeneity and Controllability of SARS-CoV-2: A Rural-Urban C...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105221
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Li Y, Hu T et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Few studies have examined the transmission dynamics of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in rural areas and clarified rural-urban differences. Moreover, the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) relative to vaccination in rural areas is uncertain. We addressed this knowledge gap through using an improved statistical stochastic method based on the Ga...

Airflow and Air Velocity Measurements While Playing Wind Instruments, with Respect to R...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105413
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Spahn C, Hipp AM et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Due to airborne transmission of the coronavirus, the question arose as to how high the risk of spreading infectious particles can be while playing a wind instrument. To examine this question and to help clarify the possible risk, we analyzed 14 wind instruments, first qualitatively by making airflows visible while playing, and second quantitatively by measuring air velocity at three distances (...

The Impact of Health Literacy on Knowledge and Attitudes towards Preventive Strategies ...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105421
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Silva MJ, Santos P

Jun 2nd, 2021 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic introduced a set of mitigation measures based on personal behavior and attitudes. In the absence of vaccination or specific treatment, it became essential to comply with these measures to reduce infection transmission. Health literacy is the basis for changing behaviors. To characterize the impact of literacy on knowledge and attitudes towards pr...

Health Sufficiency Indicators for Pandemic Monitoring.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105358
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Moguerza JM, Perelló Oliver S et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - The outbreak of the COVID-19 disease, spreading all around the world and causing a worldwide pandemic, has lead to the collapse of the health systems of the most affected countries. Due to the ease of transmission, early prevention measures are proved to be fundamental to control the pandemic and, hence, the saturation of the health systems. Given the difficulty of obtaining characteristics of ...

Consequences of Early Separation of Maternal-Newborn Dyad in Neonates Born to SARS-CoV-...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115899
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Conti MG, Natale F et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - As the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection continues its spread all over the world, data on perinatal management of the maternal-infant dyad are urgent. We performed an observational study to describe the effects of the early separation of the maternal-infant dyad, in case of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection. We reported the medical records for 37 neonates born t...

Characteristics and Outcomes of Pediatric COVID-19 Patients in Osaka, Japan.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115911
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Katayama Y, Zha L et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - The epidemiological information on characteristics, in-hospital treatments, and outcomes of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among pediatric patients has not been fully evaluated in Japan. This was a retrospective observational study conducted in the Osaka Prefecture, Japan, and we enrolled laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients aged ≤ 19 years old from January to November in 2020. Of 14...

"This Pandemic Is Making Me More Anxious about My Welfare and the Welfare of Others:" C...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115680
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Moore R, Zielinski MJ et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - COVID-19 and subsequent social distancing guidelines have changed many aspects of people's daily lives including the way that they interact within their social environment. Pandemics are inherently social phenomena, and public health measures intended to curtail transmission of COVID-19 (e.g., quarantine and social distancing) have consequences for individuals with anxiety and depression. Using...