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Schools Are Significant Sites of COVID Transmission
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981770

Oct 3rd, 2022 - The school setting is an important site of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, new data suggest. An analysis of surveillance data for almost 1000 exposures to SARS-CoV-2 found that students accounted for a higher proportion of infected individuals who caused onward transmission than did the public overall (46.2% vs 25%). “Our analysis suggests that younger age groups were deeply involved in the spread of ...

Are Nasal Sprays the Future for the COVID Vaccine?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981773

Oct 3rd, 2022 - Are nasal sprays the future of COVID-19 vaccines? That’s certainly the hope of many researchers working on new kinds of inoculation. Nasal vaccines were recently approved in China and India for use as a booster dose. The Chinese vaccine is inhaled through the mouth and nose, whereas the Indian vaccine is delivered through nasal drops. These vaccines are just two of more than 100 oral or nasal v...

The Private Market Is No Place for COVID-19 Countermeasures
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981776

Oct 3rd, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. federal government has supervised the purchasing and distribution of vaccines, tests, and treatments. Many Americans saw for the first time what publicly funded healthcare could do as citizens were able to access prevention and treatment without for-pro...

Why Private Practice Will Always Survive; What Makes Some Infections Asymptomatic?; Cancer's Emotional Toll
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981684

Oct 3rd, 2022 - Why Private Practice Will Always Survive Employed physicians are often torn. Many relish the steady salary and ability to focus on being a physician rather than handle administrative duties but bemoan their employers' rules and their lack of input into key decisions. Seven physicians talked to Medscape Medical News about why they chose private practice. Greater control: Some physicians chose pr...

Moderna Refused China Request to Reveal Vaccine Technology
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981745

Oct 3rd, 2022 - (Reuters) - Moderna Inc has refused to hand over to China the core intellectual property behind the development of its COVID-19 vaccine, leading to a collapse in negotiations on its sale there, the Financial Times reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company turned down China’s request to hand over the recipe for its mRN...

A Chinese MRNA COVID Vaccine Is Approved for the First Time -- in Indonesia
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981640

Sep 30th, 2022 - JAKARTA/BEIJING (Reuters) - Indonesia said it has granted emergency use approval to an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine developed by a Chinese company, becoming the first country, ahead of even China, to do so. Indonesia's food and drugs agency (BPOM) greenlighted the use of Walvax Biotechnology Co Ltd's mRNA vaccine, which has been in development for more than two years and targets the original strain of...

As Australia Calls End to COVID Emergency Response, Doctors Warn of Risk to Public
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981688

Sep 30th, 2022 - SYDNEY (Reuters) — Australia will end the mandatory five-day home quarantine for COVID-infected people on Oct. 14, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Friday, even as some doctors warned the move would put the public at risk. The decision to let COVID-infected Australians decide whether they need to isolate or not removes one of country's last remaining restrictions from the pandemic era, a...

Italy Drops COVID-19 Face Mask Rule for Public Transport
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981690

Sep 30th, 2022 - ROME (Reuters) -Italians will no longer have to wear face masks on public transport, the health ministry said late on Thursday, in the latest easing of rules against the coronavirus pandemic. The ministry said a decree requiring mask wearing on trains, buses and ferries, expiring on Friday, would not be renewed. The obligation was extended, however, for hospitals and care homes. Italy is one of...

Chinese Artist Records Era of COVID, One Test at a Time
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981693

Sep 30th, 2022 - SHANGHAI (Reuters) — For most of China's 1.4 billion people, regular COVID-19 tests have become a way of life. Siyuan Zhuji is trying to turn them into a work of art. Since March, the 33-year-old multi-disciplinary artist from Jiangsu province has been filming his own nucleic acid tests with a small camera in his mouth. His video clips show teeth and tongue and an approaching cotton bud. In som...

Hong Kong Government to Further Ease Coronavirus Measures
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981692

Sep 30th, 2022 - HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Hong Kong government said on Friday it aims to ease some coronavirus curbs in an orderly way as pandemic trends in the Asia financial hub were continuing to stabilize. From Oct. 6, some social distancing measures will be relaxed including raising the maximum number of persons per table in restaurants to 12 from eight, while banquets will be allowed to have up to 240 pe...

Around 3.2 Million Americans Received Updated COVID Boosters Last Week: CDC
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981682

Sep 30th, 2022 - (Reuters) — Around 3.2 million people in the United States received updated COVID-19 booster shots over the past week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC said a total of 7.6 million Americans had received the shot as of Sept. 28, the first four weeks the booster has been available. This is up from the 4.4. million people who received the shot as of Sept. 21...

Has COVID Swayed the Rise in Pneumococcal Disease in Spain?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981723

Sep 30th, 2022 - Before COVID-19 vaccines were widely available, one of the most common and serious manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 infection was pneumonia. Therefore, it is logical to ask whether the COVID-19 pandemic has played a role in the increase in Spain in the number of cases of pneumococcal disease caused by antibiotic-resistant strains. The instinctual response is that there should be no relationship, si...

Medical Misinformation Harms Us All
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981045

Sep 29th, 2022 - As the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox (MPX) outbreak a global health emergency, a new wave of anti-LGBTQ+ vitriol crested alongside it. Now, the MPX backlash has been added to the ongoing circulation of medical misinformation associated with the COVID pandemic, both in the US and abroad. I'm an ID doc and I spend a large amount of my time with patients addressing misinfo...

Why Can't UK Immunocompromised Patients Get Evusheld?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981401

Sep 29th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. I'm David Kerr, professor of cancer medicine at Oxford. As I'm gearing up to have my autumnal COVID-19 booster vaccine, there's a small controversy raging in the United Kingdom about access to a medicine called Evusheld. This was developed by AstraZeneca. It's a combination of two relatively long-acting antibodies (tixagevimab and cilgavimab) that bi...

Indonesia Approves First Home-Grown COVID Vaccine for Emergency Use
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981547

Sep 29th, 2022 - The Indovac vaccine has been developed by Indonesia's state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma and the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine. Penny Lukito, the head of BPOM, was cited by news portal CNN Indonesia as saying the approval was "given as a primary vaccine for adults." Penny and a Bio Farma spokesperson did not immediately respond ...

Opioid Crisis Cost US Nearly $1.5 Trillion in 2020: Congressional Report
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981553

Sep 29th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic toll of the opioid addiction and overdose crisis on the United States reached nearly $1.5 trillion in 2020 alone and is likely to grow, a congressional report seen by Reuters shows. Opioid-related deaths soared during the pandemic, including from the powerful synthetic painkiller fentanyl, exacerbating an already tragic and co...

Epidemics: What Does the Future Hold?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981643

Sep 29th, 2022 - An outbreak of acute hepatitis of unknown origin last spring, recent pneumonia cases in Argentina since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by the monkeypox outbreak ― a string of public health warnings has led some to question whether the threat of infectious disease is greater than it had been. The French Agency for Research in AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS) provided some answers an...

Physiatrist Group Issues First Guidelines for Long COVID in Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981646

Sep 29th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest long COVID news and guidance in Medscape's Long COVID Resource Center. Working with physicians from multiple specialties, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) has issued the first set of guidelines related to the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric patients with long COVID. The physiatrist organization also issued separate guidanc...

Merck Agrees to Allow Sinopharm to Sell Molnupiravir COVID Drug in China
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981611

Sep 29th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drugmaker Merck & Co said on Wednesday that it agreed to allow China's Sinopharm to distribute and import its COVID-19 antiviral molnupiravir in China if the drug is approved for use there. The drugmaker said in a statement that it reached a cooperation framework agreement with Sinopharm that grants the Chinese company distribution and exclusive import rights of the medicin...

Taiwan to End COVID Quarantine for Arrivals, Welcome Back Tourists
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981616

Sep 29th, 2022 - TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan will end its mandatory COVID-19 quarantine for arrivals from Oct. 13 and welcome tourists back, the government said on Thursday, completing a major step on its plan to re-open to the outside world. Taiwan had kept some of its entry and quarantine rules in place as large parts of the rest of Asia relaxed or lifted them completely, although in June it cut the number of da...