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Cyberattack, Overworked Doctors, Travel Restrictions: COVID-19 Global Weekly Highlights
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May 6th, 2021 - These are the global coronavirus stories you need to know about this week. India reported 3780 deaths on May 5, the highest daily death toll since the beginning of the pandemic. In the past week, India accounted for 46% of total COVID-19 cases and 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths worldwide. On May 1, India widened its COVID-19 vaccination programme to include all adults aged 18 and over. However, several...

 COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage and Effectiveness among Healthcare Workers in England
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May 6th, 2021 - Takeaway In a cohort of healthcare workers in England, vaccine coverage was very high 2 months after the roll-out of approved COVID-19 vaccines in the UK.

UK COVID-19 Update: Strong Protection from Pfizer Jab and Vaccine Confidence Remains High
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May 5th, 2021 - These are the UK coronavirus stories you need to know about today. A supplementary analysis showed that a single dose of the vaccine was associated with moderate protection against infection, hospitalisation, and death, emphasising the importance of fully vaccinating adults, the researchers said. They acknowledged remaining uncertainties about the duration of immunity, and the possible emergenc...

Should COVID Shots for Teens Go to Developing Countries?
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. U. S The administration announced plans in late April to send 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to countries in need. But that won't be enough to help resolve the humanitarian crisis, he says. Spencer is just one of many voices in the public health realm pushing for more international ...

COVID Impact on Breast Cancer: Upfront Endocrine Rx Increased
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The use of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy (NET) increased significantly during the first 8 months of the COVID-19 pandemic for women with estrogen receptor–positive (ER+) breast cancer. These patients would normally undergo surgery first, but because of operating room restrictions, those surgerie...

COVID Restrictions Tough for Individuals With Autism and Their Caregivers
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May 5th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - COVID-19 restrictions greatly impacted young people with neurodevelopmental disorders and their caregivers, according to results of a large survey released at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) annual meeting. Overall, the survey results highlight the fact that COVID-19 restrictions "disrupted access to medical and therapeutic services and created ...

Jimmy Kimmel Urges People to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. On Tuesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, host Jimmy Kimmel encouraged people to get a COVID-19 vaccine and featured a video of doctors and nurses across the country who talked about their experiences.

CVST With AZ COVID Vaccine: 1 in 40,000 'More Reliable' Estimate
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study that systematically monitored rates of vascular and thromboembolic events in people receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has found it to be associated with a rate of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) of 1 in 40,000. "Early on, we thought CVST was a very rare occurrence — ...

Would You Get a Vaccine Passport to Travel?
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May 5th, 2021 - As some companies, venues, and governments form plans to implement "vaccine passports" (and others pledge to prohibit them), individuals may soon face choices about whether to get such proof of vaccination to travel or participate in certain events. What will you do? You must Log In to answer this question

Bill Would Make Employers Pay for Any Required COVID-19 Test
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. CONCORD, N. H

Military Leader Shows Hospitalists a Way Out of Pandemic 'Combat'
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Whether they realize it or not, hospitalists treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic have been in a combat-like situation, with challenges and stresses similar to those faced by soldiers in a war zone. Lt. Gen. Hertling described several issues – mirroring those seen in combat – that clin...

Moderna Announces First Data Showing Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccine Booster in Development
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May 5th, 2021 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's  Coronavirus Resource Center. The Moderna SARS-CoV-2 vaccine booster developed specifically with variant B. 1

Majority of Parents Will Wait on Kids' COVID Vaccine
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Three-quarters of parents don't plan to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19 when the FDA gives the go-ahead for younger children, according to a new survey. Many said they'd wait a few months, but a full third said they don't plan to vaccinate their kids at all Gretchen Schaeffer's 14-year-old...

Ventilated COVID Patient Gets Ivermectin After Court Order
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A 68-year-old woman with COVID-19, who has been in intensive care in an Illinois hospital for a month, started receiving the controversial drug ivermectin (Stromectol) this week after her family sued the hospital to have someone administer it, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. In a f...

Evidence or Anecdote: Clinical Judgment in COVID Care
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and evidence evolves, clinical judgment is the bottom line for clinical care, according to Adarsh Bhimraj, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, and James Walter, MD, of Northwestern Medicine, Chicago. In a debate/discussion presented at SHM Converge, the annual confere...

COVID-Related Mental Illness Rises, Capacity to Treat Falls
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of Americans reporting symptoms of mental illness has increased, and the capacity to treat these disorders has decreased, a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows. The GAO report did not explain why so many organizations that...

Obesity Is Deadlier in Men With COVID-19 Than in Women
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The association between obesity and poor outcomes in COVID-19 are worse in men than women, with increased rates of in-hospital death, shows the largest study to date exploring the different impact of obesity between the sexes on COVID-19.   As a primary outcome, researchers looked at which class...

Bar Owner Accused of Selling Fake Vaccination Cards
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May 5th, 2021 - A bar owner in California was arrested after being accused of making and selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, according to ABC News. Todd Anderson, 59, owner of the Old Corner Saloon in Clements, was arrested on Wednesday by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and charged with falsifying a medical record, falsifying an official government seal, and several counts of iden...

Pediatric Topics Cross Continuum of COVID-19
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is fair to say that children do transmit the virus, but at lower rates, Philip Zachariah, MD, of Columbia University, New York City, said in a presentation at SHM Converge, the annual conference of the Society of Hospital Medicine. Supportive care remains a ...

DHHS: Fully Vaccinated Nebraska Woman Dies of COVID-19
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A south-central Nebraska woman who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 recently died of the disease, state health officials said Wednesday. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release that the woman was in her 80s and had underlying hea...