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Breakthrough Infections May Be Less Contagious
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974700

May 27th, 2022 - (Reuters) - Fully vaccinated individuals who get infected with the coronavirus spread the infection to fewer people and are contagious for less time compared to people who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, a small study from South Korea suggests. In 173 hospital workers with COVID-19, including 50 who had breakthrough infections, researchers found that the virus had been transmitted to ...

MRI Technique May Yield Clues to Long COVID Breathlessness
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974705

May 27th, 2022 - (Reuters) - In people with lasting breathlessness after COVID-19, a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals lung abnormalities that traditional imaging techniques do not detect, a small study shows. In 23 patients with shortness of breath lasting for months after COVID-19, including 11 who had not required hospitalization, the researchers performed hyperpolarized xenon 129MRI, ...

UCLA Reinstates Mask Mandate as California COVID Cases Surge
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974729

May 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California, Los Angeles said Thursday it will reinstate an indoor mask policy as coronavirus cases surge in the nation's most populous state, which now forecasts hospitalizations will nearly triple in the next month. UCLA's 45,000 students and all faculty, st...

Elderly Still Make Up Most of the COVID-19 Deaths
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974719

May 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The number of daily COVID-19 deaths is dropping in the United States, but one fact has not changed in two-plus years of the pandemic: The elderly are still most at risk of dying from the virus. The seven-day moving average of COVID-related deaths is now 288, a number far lower than the peaks of ...

G20 Pandemic Fund Ploughs Ahead Amid Fears World Not Ready for Future Threats
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974603

May 26th, 2022 - LONDON (Reuters) - A multi-billion dollar fund set up by G20 countries to help developing countries better prepare for pandemics could be operational within months, according to the World Bank. The bank – which will house the fund – said it was "proceeding quickly" to set up the facility, after releasing a white paper for consultation last week on how it might work. "Pandemic preparedness is a ...

EULAR Congress Opens New Avenues for Learning, Collaborating
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974694

May 26th, 2022 - After 2 years of being online only, the scientific committee of the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) has worked hard to provide a program for the EULAR 2022 Annual Congress that provides the best experience for both in-person and virtual attendees. "Be aware that rheumatology research has not slept over the last 2 years," Hendrik Schulze-Koops, MD, PhD, program chair f...

Air Pollution May Contribute to Severe COVID-19 Outcomes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974655

May 26th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients exposed to common air pollutants are at risk for more severe outcomes after they become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, data suggest. In a prospective study of more than 150,000 patients with COVID-19, incremental increases in exposure to common pollutants were associated with incre...

Study Explores Why Gyms Can Be COVID Hotspots
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974656

May 26th, 2022 - A small study conducted in Germany takes a step toward quantifying the COVID risk of gyms and fitness clubs. Scientists have known since early in the pandemic that COVID is usually spread in the air by aerosol particles expelled by infected people, and the harder people breathe — as when they exercise — the more particles they expel. But how much more? The study published in the Proceedings of ...

US Making COVID Antiviral Drug More Available at Test Sites
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974667

May 26th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season. The nation's first federally backed test-to-treat site is opening ...

Novavax Missed Its Global Moonshot but Is Angling to Win Over mRNA Defectors
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974670

May 26th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Novavax hitched its wagon to the global coronavirus pandemic. Before most Americans truly grasped the scope of the danger, the small Maryland biotech startup had secured $1.6 billion in U.S. funding for its covid vaccine. Its moonshot goal: delivering 2 billion shots to the world by mid-2021. Al...

This Is Your Brain on COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974300

May 25th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I'm Dr F. Perry Wilson of the Yale School of Medicine. SARS-CoV-2 is a strange virus, and not only because it is so novel. The variability in clinical presentation and outcome is still perplexing; the emergence of variants like Omicron, with few links to established line...

What It's Like to Be a Cancer Physician in America
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974354

May 25th, 2022 - "We only want to hear positive information." "Don't tell him about his prognosis." "We don't want to hear any doom or gloom." This is what it's like to be a cancer physician in America. As a medical oncologist, I spend much of my time helping people navigate the (for many) uncharted waters of uncertainty and bad news. Even and especially when it's not what people want to hear. But over the past...

Germany's Vaccine Panel Says One COVID Shot Enough for Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974524

May 25th, 2022 - FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's vaccine advisory panel on Tuesday said one COVID-19 shot was enough for healthy five- to 11-year-olds because most of them had already undergone an infection, maintaining its cautious approach. The view by the panel of 18 appointees, known as STIKO, contrasts with European Union regulators' approval for a two-shot regimen in that age group. U.S. regulators last w...

Most COVID Long-Haulers Suffer Debilitating Neurologic Symptoms for More Than a Year
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974592

May 25th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Most COVID-19 long-haulers continue to have brain fog, fatigue and compromised quality of life more than a year after the initial infection, results from the most extensive follow up to date of a group of long COVID patients show. Most patients continue to experience debilitating neurologic symp...

Blood Lead Testing Has Not Bounced Back From Pandemic Dip, Chicago Study Suggests
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974589

May 25th, 2022 - Childhood blood lead testing in Chicago fell drastically during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic and has yet to recover, research suggests. Testing rates fell by a third in the period March 2020 through September 2020 compared with the same calendar months from 2017 to 2019. Although 2021 testing rates showed some improvement, they were still significantly below pre-pandemic levels. Th...

FDA Chief to Detail Delays Inspecting Baby Formula Plant
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974595

May 25th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal plans to inspect a baby formula factory linked to the nationwide shortage were slowed by COVID-19, scheduling conflicts and other logistical problems, according to prepared testimony from the head of the Food and Drug Administration. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf is set to answer questions Wednesday from House lawmakers probing the events leading to the formula shorta...

CDC: Still Prescribe COVID Treatment Paxlovid Despite 'Rebound' Illness
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974613

May 25th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is telling clinicians to continue  prescribing the oral anti-COVID-19 drug Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir/ritonavir) for early-stage treatment despite reports of "rebound" illness among some patients who took the medication. In a health advisory issue...

FDA Chief Under Fire for Slow Response to Baby Formula Issue
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974631

May 25th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration faced bipartisan fury from House lawmakers Wednesday over months of delays investigating problems at the nation's largest baby formula plant that prompted an ongoing shortage. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf laid out a series of setbacks in congressional testimony that slowed his agency's response, including a COVID-19 outbreak at th...

With COVID, 2020 Was 'Lost Year' in Fight Against HIV
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974625

May 25th, 2022 - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was likely a "lost year" in the public health battle against the long-lasting HIV epidemic in the US, a public health official says. The launch of a federal initiative, called Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US, was overshadowed by delayed diagnoses and treatment due to stay-at-home orders and other coronavirus-related safety restrictions. "We definitely had a ...

Taiwan Kept COVID Below 15,000 Cases for All 2021. Now It Has 80,000 a Day, Testing Its 'New Model'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974525

May 25th, 2022 - TAIPEI (Reuters) - Billed a COVID-19 success story as its economy boomed through the pandemic, Taiwan is now battling a record wave of infections as it eases restrictions that had kept outbreaks at bay to start life with the virus. For the whole of 2021, Taiwan reported less than 15,000 locally transmitted cases. Now, it's registering around 80,000 cases a day - a startling reversal after the e...