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Fast Five Quiz: COVID-19 Vaccines
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Oct 15th, 2021 - As of September 30, 2021, there have been more than 231 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 4.7 million COVID-19–related deaths worldwide. Vaccination against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a critical tool to ending the global pandemic. Several vaccines across multiple platforms have already been rolled out in multiple countries, and more than ...

Front Runners in Development of Antibody Drugs Against COVID-19
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Oct 15th, 2021 - (Reuters) - AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Regeneron and GlaxoSmithKline are among the biggest players to have developed COVID-19 treatments using a class of drugs called monoclonal antibodies. Lab-made monoclonal antibodies mimic natural antibodies in fighting off infections. Unlike vaccines they do not rely on the body to create an immune response, and can therefore help individuals with weak or com...

Russia Asks Pension-Age Doctors to Return as COVID-19 Cases Soar
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Oct 15th, 2021 - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia called on pension-age doctors who quit during the pandemic for safety reasons to return to their jobs on Thursday as the authorities reported a record one-day tally of COVID-19 cases as well as a record number of deaths. The Kremlin has blamed the rising toll on Russia's slow vaccination campaign and has appealed to people to get the shot. Take-up has been slow, with m...

Sawbones Hosts Demystify Medicine, One Episode at a Time
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Oct 15th, 2021 - Working in medicine often means recounting medical facts galore to your spouse, family, and anyone nearby. But what if this was something you did not just for your partner, but for thousands of listeners each week, and even at live shows (back when those were still a thing)? Family medicine physician and assistant professor Sydnee McElroy, MD, co-hosts the podcast Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Mi...

EU Starts Real-Time Review of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail
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Oct 15th, 2021 - (Reuters) - Europe's drug regulator said on Thursday it had started a real-time review of AstraZeneca's antibody-based COVID-19 therapy, the first protective shot other than vaccines against coronavirus. The decision by the human medicines committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to begin the rolling review was based on early results from clinical studies, the regulator said. It did not...

Why Was Life Expectancy Declining Before COVID-19?
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Oct 15th, 2021 - A substantial number of English communities experienced a decline in life expectancy in the five years before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published in the  Lancet Public Health. Although recent data from the Office for National Statistics found that life expectancy for men in the UK had fallen for the first time in 40 years due to the pandemic, this new research...

Why Toilet Paper Is the Unofficial Symbol of Anxiety During COVID
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Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. How did toilet paper become the unofficial symbol of anxiety during the pandemic? Empty store shelves are a stark reminder of how COVID-19 has taken a toll on people. At the beginning of the pandemic, stay-at-home orders drove people to buy large amounts of household goods, especially toilet pap...

Biomarkers May indicate Severity of COVID in Children
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Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Two biomarkers could potentially indicate which children with SARS-CoV-2 infection will develop severe disease, according to research presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2021 National Conference. "Most children with COVID-19 present with common symptoms, such as fever, vomiting, and ...

Chicago Cops Won't Be Sent Home Over Vaccine Status — Yet
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Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. CHICAGO (AP) — Police officers in Chicago will not be ordered to go home if they defy the city's requirement that they report their COVID-19 vaccination status or be placed on unpaid leave, police leaders and Chicago's mayor said Thursday. "Nobody is going to be turned away," said police departm...

Insurance Focused on Virtual Visits? The Pros and Cons of a New Twist in Health Plans
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Oct 15th, 2021 - At the height of the covid-19 pandemic, people often relied on telemedicine for doctor visits. Now, insurers are betting that some patients liked it enough to embrace new types of health coverage that encourages video visits — or outright insists on them. Priority Health in Michigan, for example, offers coverage requiring online visits first for nonemergency primary care. Harvard Pilgrim Health...

US to Ease International Travel Policy on November 8
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Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Fully vaccinated people from foreign countries, including the European Union and the United Kingdom, will be allowed to travel into the United States starting Nov. 8, the White House said Friday. "This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is...

ICU Nurse Sets Up Nursery for Newborn After Mother Dies of COVID
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Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. An intensive care unit nurse at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas, rallied the community to help a young father whose wife died of COVID-19 after giving birth by C-section. Ashlee Schwartz started a GoFundMe page that raised more than $12,000 for Eric Robison and created a baby registry tha...

Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments
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Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Machine learning has come a long way in the quarter-century since a computer nicknamed Deep Blue shocked the world by beating chess champion Garry Kasparov. Today, when our smartphones have far more computing power than Deep Blue, scientists have trained their sights on even bigger opponents, in...

FDA Panel Backs Second Shot for Those Who Got J&J Vaccine 
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Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee on Friday voted 19-0 to authorize second doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to boost immunity. It was the second vote in as many days to back a change to a COVID vaccine timeline. In its vote, the committee said...

ECTRIMS/EAN Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination in MS Patients
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Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) and the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) have produced a joint position statement on COVID-19 vaccination for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The statement was released on October 13 at the 37th Congress ...

Cities, Police Unions Clash as Vaccine Mandates Take Effect
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Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Police departments around the U.S. that are requiring officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up against pockets of resistance that some fear could leave law enforcement shorthanded and undermine public safety. Police unions and officers are pushing back by filing lawsuits to blo...

Nebraska AG: Docs Can Prescribe Controversial COVID Drugs
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Oct 15th, 2021 - OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's attorney general said Friday that he won't seek disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe controversial, off-label drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus infections, as long as they get informed consent from patients and don't engage in misconduct. The office of Attorney General Doug Peterson released a legal opinion saying it didn't see data to justify leg...

Doctors Sue Health System for Coercing Bad COVID Prescriptions
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Oct 14th, 2021 - Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta called attention in São Paulo, Brazil, to an alarming number of deaths among elderly persons in a private healthcare setting. Sixteen days later, Mandetta resigned, refusing to endorse President Jair Bolsonaro’s promotion of miracle cures for COVID-19 and denial of the need for physical distancing and mask wearing. Now...

South Korea Launches Panel to Debate 'Living With COVID-19'
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Oct 14th, 2021 - SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea established a panel on Wednesday to debate a strategy on how to "live with COVID-19" in the long-term, as the country seeks to phase out coronavirus restrictions and reopen the economy amid rising vaccination levels. Under the strategy, the government aims to relax coronavirus restrictions for citizens who can prove they have been fully vaccinated, while encouragin...

Delta Air CEO Calls Vaccine Mandates 'Very Blunt Instrument'
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Oct 14th, 2021 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Chief Executive Ed Bastian on Wednesday waded into the debate on mandating coronavirus vaccines, saying government directives are not the only way to make people get the jab. "Mandate is only one way to get people vaccinated," Bastian told Reuters in an interview. "It's a very blunt instrument." As part of efforts to control the pandemic, which has killed mor...