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China Races to Contain COVID Outbreaks in Tourism Hubs Tibet, Hainan
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/978902

Aug 10th, 2022 - SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) -China raced on Tuesday to stamp out COVID-19 outbreaks in the tourist hubs of Tibet and Hainan, with the authorities launching more rounds of mass testing and closing venues to contain the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Mainland China reported 828 new domestically transmitted cases across more than a dozen provinces and regions for Aug. 8, with over half of th...

Drugmaker Gilead to Help Fund Monkeypox Education for LGBTQ+ Groups
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/978913

Aug 10th, 2022 - (Reuters) - Drugmaker Gilead Sciences plans to announce on Tuesday that it will provide up to $5 million in grants to help a coalition of LGBTQ+ and human rights advocacy groups craft public health responses to monkeypox outbreaks, the company said. Outside of Africa, where the virus is endemic, new cases have largely occurred among gay and bisexual men. Experts warn that the virus could spread...

Children and COVID: Severe Illness Rising as Vaccination Effort Stalls
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979011

Aug 10th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. New cases of COVID-19 rose among children for the fourth consecutive week, but the size of the increase declined for the second consecutive week, based on data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association. After new child cases jumped by 22% during the week of ...

Pandemic Tamped Down Lice and Scabies Cases in North Carolina, Study Finds
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979022

Aug 10th, 2022 - The incidence of lice and scabies decreased significantly among children and adults in North Carolina during the confinement period of the COVID-19 pandemic, between March 2020 and February 2021, according to a report in Pediatric Dermatology. When COVID-19 was declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization in March 2020, many countries including the United States enacted l...

Regular Fasting Linked to Less Severe COVID: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979036

Aug 10th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Intermittent fasting was not linked with a smaller chance of getting COVID-19, but it was linked with getting a less severe infection, according to the findings of a new study. The study was done on men and women in Utah who were, on average, in their 60s and got COVID before vaccines were avail...

Long COVID's Grip Will Likely Tighten as Infections Continue
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979040

Aug 10th, 2022 - COVID-19 is far from done in the United States, with more than 111,000 new cases being recorded a day in the second week of August, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 625 deaths being reported every day. And as that toll grows, experts are worried about a second wave of illnesses from long COVID, a condition that already has affected between 7.7 million and 23 million Americans, accordi...

Biden Now Has Cough, but Not COVID
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979038

Aug 10th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. President Joe Biden continues to test negative for COVID-19 but has a lingering effect of the virus, namely a cough. Biden coughed several times during a speech on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday, which made him stop a few times and turn his head or sip water, according to Reuters. ...

Climate Change Puts Lyme Disease in Focus for France's Valneva After COVID Blow
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/978788

Aug 10th, 2022 - LONDON (Reuters) - With climate change spurring more cases of tick-borne Lyme disease, drugmaker Valneva is betting big on a vaccine as it looks beyond disappointing sales of its COVID shot. Although Valneva secured European Union and British regulatory approval, both walked away from contracts worth more than a billion dollars combined, wiping nearly 40% off the value of Valneva's share price ...

Physicians React: Mistakes and Successes in Building Wealth
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979000

Aug 10th, 2022 - 2021 was a transitional year, with physicians still reeling from the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, physicians' average compensation rose and their financial prospects began to brighten, as noted in the Medscape Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022. Respondents' comments in the survey and readers' comments on the results humanize the trends affecting physicians' family ...

Will ‘Centaurus’ be the next global coronavirus variant? Indian cases offers clues
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02154-4
Nature Callaway E.

Aug 10th, 2022 - As countries await the end of COVID-19 surges caused by the variant BA.5, researchers are on the lookout for what will come next. An Omicron subvariant called BA.2.75 — and nicknamed ‘Centaurus’ by some on social media — is rising fast in India. A few scientists are sounding the alarm, whereas others say it’s too early to tell whether the variant will spread widely. In India, it doesn’t yet ...

Long-term quality of life impairment in patients with more than one-year COVID-19-relat...
https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23071
International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology; Pendolino AL, Tan HQM et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Long-term quality of life impairment in patients with more than one-year COVID-19-related olfactory dysfunction.|2022|Pendolino AL,Tan HQM,Choi D,Ottaviano G,Andrews PJ,|

To Wait or Not to Wait? Covid-19 Vaccination Mitigates Adverse Surgical Outcomes.
https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000005675
Annals of Surgery; Baiu I, Hawn M

Aug 10th, 2022 - To Wait or Not to Wait? Covid-19 Vaccination Mitigates Adverse Surgical Outcomes.|2022|Baiu I,Hawn M,|

Impact Factor JUMPS After the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic: A Retrospective Study in Radiolog...
https://doi.org/10.1097/RUQ.0000000000000615
Ultrasound Quarterly; Garcia-Blanco MD, Valdez-Valdes A et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - One of the most widely applied methods for evaluating a research paper's quality is the impact factor (IF). The term JUMPS was applied to the IF in an article published in PubMed in 2021, describing an increase of more than 40% of IF. In this study, we aimed to compare the growth rate of IF JUMPS in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging in the last 6 years. This retrospective study calc...

Factors associated with severe or fatal clinical manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 infection...
https://doi.org/10.1111/joim.13551
Journal of Internal Medicine; Corrao G, Franchi M et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Little is known about vulnerability to severe COVID-19 illness after vaccination completion with three doses of vaccine against COVID-19. To identify individual features associated with increased risk of severe clinical manifestation of SARS-CoV-2 infections after receiving the third dose of vaccine against COVID-19. We performed a nested case-control study based on 3,360,116 citizens from Lomb...

Retrobulbar Injection of Amphotericin B in Patients With COVID-19 Associated Orbital Mu...
https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0000000000002256
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Sharifi A, Akbari Z et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Following COVID-19 infection a rising count of rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis is observed, requiring orbital exenteration, a disabling lifetime affecting surgery. One of the potential interventions for globe salvage in these patients is retrobulbar injections of amphotericin B. This study was conducted to review protocols, outcomes, and side effects of retrobulbar injection of amphotericin ...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Challenges of Caregiving During a Pandemic for Par...
https://doi.org/10.1177/10499091221119462
The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care; Seshadri S, Norton SA et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Aim: To understand Parkinson's Disease (PD) care partners' a) specific challenges that led to worsening strain and b) their suggestions for supports to help them during the ongoing pandemic. Method: Using a qualitative descriptive design, semi-structured interviews with family care partners (n = 19) were completed. Participants were recruited from 10 sites across the United States that varied i...

The spike receptor-binding motif G496S substitution determines the replication fitness ...
https://doi.org/10.1080/22221751.2022.2111977
Emerging Microbes & Infections; Liang R, Ye ZW et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - AbstractThe replication and pathogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2 is comparable to that of BA.1 in experimental animal models. However, BA.2 has rapidly emerged to overtake BA.1 to become the predominant circulating SARS-CoV-2 variant worldwide. Here, we compared the replication fitness of BA.1 and BA.2 in cell culture and in the Syrian hamster model of COVID-19. Using a reverse genetics app...

NVX-CoV2373 vaccination induces functional SARS-CoV-2-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cell res...
https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI160898
The Journal of Clinical Investigation; Rydyznski Moderbacher C, Kim CJ et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - NVX-CoV2373 is an adjuvanted recombinant full-length SARS-CoV-2 spike trimer protein vaccine demonstrated to be protective against COVID-19 in efficacy trials. Here we demonstrate that vaccinated subjects made CD4+ T cell responses after one and two doses of NVX-CoV2373, and a subset of individuals made CD8+ T cell responses. Characterization of the vaccine-elicited CD8+ T cells demonstrated IF...

Computational Scientific Discovery in Psychology.
https://doi.org/10.1177/17456916221091833
Perspectives on Psychological Science : a Journal of the ... Bartlett LK, Pirrone A et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Scientific discovery is a driving force for progress involving creative problem-solving processes to further our understanding of the world. The process of scientific discovery has historically been intensive and time-consuming; however, advances in computational power and algorithms have provided an efficient route to make new discoveries. Complex tools using artificial intelligence (AI) can e...

Seizures following COVID-19 vaccination in Mexico: a nationwide observational study.
https://doi.org/10.1111/epi.17390
Epilepsia Núñez I, García-Grimshaw M et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic led to the development and emergency approval of an array of effective vaccines against SARS-CoV-2. Given the relatively small number of patients included in vaccine trials, post-approval epidemiological surveillance is crucial to detect infrequent vaccine-related adverse events. We conducted a nationwide retrospective descriptive study evaluating the incidence of seizures...