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Telemedicine in Gastroenterology in the Wake of COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1080/17474124.2020.1806056
Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology; George LA, Cross RK

Aug 4th, 2020 - Telemedicine in Gastroenterology in the Wake of COVID-19.|2020|George LA,Cross RK,|

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine design enabled by prototype pathogen preparedness.
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2622-0
Nature Corbett KS, Edwards DK et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - A vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is needed to control the global coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19) public health crisis. Atomic-level structures directed the application of prefusion-stabilizing mutations that improved the expression and immunogenicity of betacoronavirus spike proteins1. Using this established immunogen design, the release of SA...

Public perspectives on protective measures during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherla...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236917
PloS One; Meier K, Glatz T et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The extent to which people implement government-issued protective measures is critical in preventing further spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Our study aimed to describe the public belief in the effectiveness of protective measures, the reported implementation of these measures, and to identify communication channels used to acquire information on ...

Assay validation and determination of in vitro binding of mefloquine to plasma proteins...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236754
PloS One; Izes AM, Kimble B et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The antimalarial agent mefloquine is currently being investigated for its potential to inhibit feline coronavirus and feline calicivirus infections. A simple, high pressure liquid chromatography assay was developed to detect mefloquine plasma concentrations in feline plasma. The assay's lower limit of quantification was 250 ng/mL. The mean ± standard deviation intra- and inter-day precision exp...

SARS-CoV-2 detection in setting of viral swabs scarcity: Are MRSA swabs and viral swabs...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237127
PloS One; Federman DG, Gupta S et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The global pandemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) has resulted in unprecedented challenges for healthcare systems. One barrier to widespread testing has been a paucity of traditional respiratory viral swab collection kits relative to the demand. Whether other sample collection kits, such as widely available MRSA nasal swabs can be used to detect SARS-CoV...

Development and simulation of fully glycosylated molecular models of ACE2-Fc fusion pro...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237295
PloS One; Bernardi A, Huang Y et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - We develop fully glycosylated computational models of ACE2-Fc fusion proteins which are promising targets for a COVID-19 therapeutic. These models are tested in their interaction with a fragment of the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the Spike Protein S of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, via atomistic molecular dynamics simulations. We see that some ACE2 glycans interact with the S fragments, and glycan...

Bayesian inference of COVID-19 spreading rates in South Africa.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237126
PloS One; Mbuvha R, Marwala T

Aug 4th, 2020 - The Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has highlighted the need for performing accurate inference with limited data. Fundamental to the design of rapid state responses is the ability to perform epidemiological model parameter inference for localised trajectory predictions. In this work, we perform Bayesian parameter inference using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MC...

Livedoid and Purpuric Skin Eruptions Associated With Coagulopathy in Severe COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.2800
JAMA Dermatology; Droesch C, Hoang M et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - Livedoid and Purpuric Skin Eruptions Associated With Coagulopathy in Severe COVID-19.|2020|Droesch C,Hoang M,DeSancho M,Lee EJ,Magro C,|

Relationship of George Floyd protests to increases in COVID-19 cases using event study ...
https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdaa127
Journal of Public Health (Oxford, England); Valentine R, Valentine D et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - Protests ignited by the George Floyd incident were examined for any significant impact on COVID-19 infection rates in select US cities. Eight US cities were studied in which protestors in the tens of thousands were reported. Only cities that reside in states whose stay-at-home orders had been rescinded or expired for a minimum of 30 days were included in the sample to account for impact of grow...

Immunity passports to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic: controversies and public hea...
https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdaa125
Journal of Public Health (Oxford, England); Liew CH, Flaherty GT

Aug 4th, 2020 - As countries emerge from pandemic lockdown, many countries are relaxing international travel restrictions. Commercially available serologic tests for anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are being performed. The concept of an 'immunity passport' has gained popularity, whereby evidence of SARS-CoV-2 antibody production would signal immunity to reinfection. For an immunity certificate to be validated for t...

Loneliness and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: A study among Dutch older ad...
https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa111
The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences; van Tilburg TG, Steinmetz S et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - With the spread of COVID-19, the Netherlands implemented a policy to keep citizens physically distanced. We hypothesize that consequent reduction in the frequency of social contacts, personal losses and the experience of general threats in society reduced well-being. Data were collected from 1,679 Dutch community-dwelling participants aged 65 to 102 years old comprising a longitudinal online pa...

Evaluation of COVID-19 RT-qPCR tests in multi-sample pools.
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1099
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Gang A, Gang J

Aug 4th, 2020 - Evaluation of COVID-19 RT-qPCR tests in multi-sample pools.|2020|Gang A,Gang J,|

The Color of COVID-19: Structural Racism and the Pandemic's Disproportionate Impact on ...
https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa114
The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences; Garcia MA, Homan PA et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The aim of this evidence-based theoretically informed essay is to provide an overview of how and why the COVID-19 outbreak is particularly detrimental for the health of older Black and Latinx adults. We draw upon current events, academic literature, and numerous data sources to illustrate how biopsychosocial factors place older adults at higher risk for COVID-19 relative to younger adults, and ...

Incomplete Kawasaki Disease as Presentation of COVID-19 Infection in an Infant: A Case ...
https://doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmaa047
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics; Raut S, Roychowdhoury S et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - Recently a severe form of COVID-19 infection has been described in a cluster of children presenting as multisystem inflammatory condition. One of the important spectrum of this condition is incomplete Kawasaki disease (KD). A 5-month-old male child presented with high-spiking fever for 5 days with skin rash, bilateral non-purulent conjunctivitis and irritability. His C-reactive protein was mark...

Unique SARS-CoV-2 clusters causing a large COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong.
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1119
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; To KK, Chan WM et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - After two months of relative quiescence, a large COVID-19 outbreak occurred in Hong Kong in July 2020 after gradual relaxation of social distancing policy. Two unique SARS-CoV-2 phylogenetic clusters have been identified among locally-acquired cases, with most genomes belonging to cluster HK1 which is phylogenetically related to SARS-CoV-2 reported overseas.

Effect of adult COVID-19 surge on the provision of kidney replacement therapy in children.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00467-020-04723-z
Pediatric Nephrology (Berlin, Germany); Deep A

Aug 4th, 2020 - Effect of adult COVID-19 surge on the provision of kidney replacement therapy in children.|2020|Deep A,|

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of COVID-19 Among Urban and Rural Residents in China...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-020-00877-x
Journal of Community Health; Yue S, Zhang J et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - This study aims to understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices of COVID-19 in the Chinese context and to provide insights for developing targeted outbreak prevention and control measures among the general public. We conducted an online survey of urban and rural residents in Henan Province. A total of 517 valid questionnaires were collected via the online platform. The mean scores for know...

Temporal changes in psychobehavioural responses during the early phase of the COVID-19 ...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-020-00172-z
Journal of Behavioral Medicine; Wong LP, Alias H

Aug 4th, 2020 - Monitoring public psychological and behavioural responses during the early phase of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is important for the management and control of infection. This study aims to investigate the temporal trend in (1) avoidance and protective behaviors, (2) fear, (3) socio-economic impact, and (4) anxiety levels during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a...

Coronavirus disease 2019 crisis and intentional injuries: now is not the time to erode ...
https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-020-00391-6
Canadian Journal of Public Health = Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique; Lange S, Probst C et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - In Canada, and elsewhere, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has resulted in a social, economic, and alcohol policy environment that is likely to contribute to a rise in intentional injuries, whether interpersonal or self-directed violence. Heavy drinking has been identified as an important risk factor for intentional injuries, and with the erosion of alcohol control policies on alc...

Long lasting hypercoagulability after subclinical COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11239-020-02215-3
Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis; Ferroli P, Villa C et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - Long lasting hypercoagulability after subclinical COVID-19.|2020|Ferroli P,Villa C,Ciuffi A,Gubertini G,Broggi M,|