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China to Ramp Up COVID Vaccinations for Its Elderly
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984704

Nov 30th, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) -China will speed up COVID-19 vaccinations for elderly people, health officials said on Tuesday, aiming to overcome a key stumbling block in efforts to ease unpopular "zero-COVID" curbs. The move is seen as a crucial element in a strategy to unwind nearly three years of strict curbs that have eroded economic growth, disrupted the lives of millions, and sparked unprecedented we...

Late-Stage CRC Spiked in Second Year of Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984756

Nov 30th, 2022 - Diagnoses of late-stage colorectal cancer (CRC) increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a review of almost 18,000 patients at 81 medical centers in Italy. There was an increase in locally advanced cancers during the first year of the pandemic in 2020, but this was followed by "a more definitive increase [in] advanced cases," particularly metastatic disease, in the sec...

30% of Adults With COVID Have Symptoms Lasting 3 Months
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984759

Nov 30th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest long COVID news and guidance in Medscape's Long COVID Resource Center. Nearly 3 of every 10 U.S. adults who have had COVID-19 said that their symptoms lasted at least 3 months, according to a new Census Bureau report. The report, called the Household Pulse Survey, was based on responses collected from Nov. 2-14. Nearly 36 million adults – 29.1% – said their sympto...

Elderly Now Account for Almost 90% of COVID-19 Deaths, Data Show
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984771

Nov 30th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Almost 9 out of 10 COVID-19 deaths are among people 65 and older -- the highest rate yet for elderly fatalities since the pandemic began, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. The Centers for Disease Control says more than 300 people die each day from COVID-19 – down from the 2,000 or...

No Help From Vitamin D Supplements; COVID-19 Severity Linked to Genes; and Salting Food Less Lowers Cardiac Risk
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984694

Nov 30th, 2022 - No Help From Vitamin D Supplements A new study adds to evidence that vitamin D supplements don't do much for health, said Medscape writer F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE, of the Yale School of Medicine. Children in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, showed no difference in the rate of latent tuberculosis infection after 3 years of vitamin D3 supplements compared with children who got only a placebo, according to...

French COVID Cases on the Rise Again: Government Spokesman
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984705

Nov 30th, 2022 - PARIS (Reuters) - New COVID-19 infections are on the rise again in recent days, French government spokesman told journalists on Tuesday. "The COVID epidemic seems to be picking up again", Olivier Veran said, adding there was a 40% rise in new cases since last week. (Reporting by Tassilo Hummel)

Researchers Take Aim at One Vaccine Targeting COVID, Flu, Even RSV
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984795

Nov 30th, 2022 - With multiple viruses circulating around the United States and multiple vaccines to try to prevent some of them, there is increasing effort to streamline and improve the process and ultimately make one vaccine to attack most — if not all — of the viruses at the same time. Scientists are trying several approaches to stay ahead of not only influenza and SARS-Cov-2, but also respiratory syncytial ...

China Tightens Security After Rare Protests Against COVID Curbs
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984619

Nov 29th, 2022 - SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Police on Monday stopped and searched people at the sites of weekend protests in Shanghai and Beijing, after crowds there and in other Chinese cities demonstrated against stringent COVID-19 measures disrupting lives three years into the pandemic. From the streets of several Chinese cities to dozens of university campuses, protesters made a show of civil disobedience...

Germany Working to Ensure Continued Cooperation Between BioNTech, Chinese Partner
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984620

Nov 29th, 2022 - BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is working to ensure cooperation between BioNTech and its Chinese partner on the COVID-19 vaccine moves forward, a German government spokesperson said on Monday. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced an agreement earlier this month to let expatriates in China use the COVID-19 vaccine from Germany's BioNTech on his first visit to China since becoming chancellor. The ...

China Protests Highlight Xi's COVID Policy Dilemma - to Walk It Back or Not
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984678

Nov 29th, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) - The rare street protests that erupted in cities across China over the weekend were a referendum against President Xi Jinping's zero-COVID policy and the strongest public defiance during his political career, China analysts said. Not since the protests of Tiananmen Square in 1989 have so many Chinese risked arrest and other repercussions to take to the streets over a single i...

China Records Drop in New Daily COVID Cases for November 28
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984699

Nov 29th, 2022 - SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China reported a decline in new COVID-19 infections for Nov. 28, posting of 38,645 cases, of which 3,624 were symptomatic and 35,021 asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday. On Monday, China posted a record daily high of 40,347 cases – 3,822 symptomatic and 36,525 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately. Excluding imported infections, Chin...

Has Your COVID Test Really Expired?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984715

Nov 29th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. You don't necessarily have to throw away that at-home COVID-19 test just because the expiration date on the package has passed. Sometimes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extends expiration dates after the packages have been shipped because new information on the product's stability has bee...

Mortality Rates, GDP, Healthcare Spending Appear Interrelated
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984727

Nov 29th, 2022 - Economic growth, mortality, and healthcare spending appear to influence each other, according to the authors of a new study in which they analyzed data from more than two dozen high-income countries. Notably, the mortality rate has a negative effect on current healthcare expenditure, while an increase in gross domestic product (GDP) is associated with an increase in current health expenditure. ...

Chinese Authorities Seek Out COVID Protesters
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984701

Nov 29th, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have begun inquiries into some of the people who gathered at weekend protests against COVID-19 curbs, people who were at the Beijing demonstrations told Reuters, as police remained out in numbers on the city's streets. Two protesters told Reuters that callers identifying themselves as Beijing police officers asked them to report to a police station on Tue...

What Is the Genetic Influence on the Severity of COVID 19?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984716

Nov 29th, 2022 - A striking characteristic of COVID‑19 is that the severity of clinical outcomes is remarkably variable. Establishing a prognosis for individuals infected with COVID‑19 remains a challenge. Since the start of the COVID‑19 pandemic, the heterogeneity of individuals who progress toward severe disease or death, along with the fact that individuals directly exposed to the virus do not necessarily be...

Medical Masks, N95s May Offer Similar Prevention vs COVID: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984734

Nov 29th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Regular medical masks might provide protection similar to that of N95 respirators in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers, according to the first randomized trial that tested the two types of masks head to head in the COVID-19 era. Owing to limitations in the study, however, ...

COVID-19 Raises Dementia Risk; Lithium Reduces Bipolar Mortality; and Early Eating, Fasting Leads to Weight Loss
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984526

Nov 29th, 2022 - COVID-19 Raises Dementia Risk Older people who get COVID-19 are at higher risk of developing or worsening dementia, new research suggests. Those who live through COVID-19 have a higher risk for early- or late-onset dementia or a progressive decline in thinking skills compared with uninfected people, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology. In general, COVID-19 survivors have a higher r...

US Extends Tariff Exclusions on Chinese COVID-Related Medical Products
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984554

Nov 28th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration on Wednesday said it would extend tariff exclusions on 81 COVID 19-related medical products from China for another 90 days, avoiding a scheduled expiration on Nov. 30. "In light of the continuing efforts to combat COVID, the exclusions have been extended for an additional 90 days, through February 28, 2023," USTR said in a statement. The exclusion...

Clashes in Shanghai as COVID Protests Flare Across China
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984613

Nov 28th, 2022 - SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Hundreds of demonstrators and police clashed in Shanghai on Sunday night as protests over China's stringent COVID restrictions flared for a third day and spread to several cities in the wake of a deadly fire in the country's far west. The wave of civil disobedience is unprecedented in mainland China since President Xi Jinping assumed power a decade ago, as frustrati...

COVID No Longer 'Pandemic of the Unvaccinated'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984633

Nov 28th, 2022 - For the first time, the majority of people dying from COVID-19 in America have been vaccinated. "We can no longer say this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated," Kaiser Family Foundation Vice President Cynthia Cox, who conducted the analysis, told The Washington Post . People who had been vaccinated or boosted made up 58% of COVID-19 deaths in August, the analysis showed. The rate has been on the ...