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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...

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...

Amazon Clinic: What You Need to Know
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984775

Nov 30th, 2022 - Amazon is encouraging patients to "skip the waiting room" with the launch of Amazon Clinic, a virtual health care service that aims to offer treatment for nearly 2 dozen common health conditions. Taking a step beyond a typical telehealth visit, the service promises personalized treatment with no appointments, video calls, or live chat. Patients can answer questions about their symptoms and heal...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

Protests Erupt in Xinjiang and Beijing After Deadly Fire
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984611

Nov 28th, 2022 - (Reuters) - Public anger in China towards widening COVID-19 lockdowns across the country erupted into rare protests in China’s far western Xinjiang region and the country's capital of Beijing, as nationwide infections set another record. Crowds took to the streets on Friday night in Xinjiang's capital of Urumqi, chanting "End the lockdown!" and pumping their fists in the air, after a deadly fir...

China's COVID Infections Hit Record as Economic Outlook Darkens
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984576

Nov 28th, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported record high COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities nationwide imposing localised lockdowns, mass testing and other curbs that are fuelling frustration and darkening the outlook for the world's second largest economy. The resurgence of infections, nearly three years after the pandemic emerged in the central city of Wuhan, casts doubt on investor hopes for...

Omicron's Birthday: A Look at the Pandemic's Most Enduring Variant
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984671

Nov 28th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 variant Omicron is celebrating a birthday of sorts. One year ago today, it was labeled "a variant of concern" by the World Health Organization. There have been no additional VOCs named by the WHO since then – just subvariants of Omicron with a jumble of letters, periods and numbers ...

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 ...

Heart Disease Deaths Spiked During COVID After 10-Year Decline
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984605

Nov 25th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Yearly deaths from heart disease in the United States increased in 2020 during the COVID pandemic, after a steady decline during the previous decade, a new study shows. The rate of death from heart disease in the overall population rebounded in 2020 to what it had been in 2015 — essentially wipi...

People Living With HIV Are a Model Population for Vaccination
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984550

Nov 23rd, 2022 - TAMPA, Florida — People living with HIV (PLWH) were more likely than other populations to get vaccinated for flu and COVID-19, to seek reputable sources of information, and to be connected through essential community organizations that share essential health and wellness information, according to the results of a large survey. PLWH, therefore, would have been an ideal model population for creat...

Fauci Pleads With Americans to Get COVID Shot in Final White House Briefing
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984470

Nov 23rd, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. health official celebrated and vilified as the face of the country's COVID-19 pandemic response, used his final White House briefing on Tuesday to denounce division and promote vaccines. Fauci, who plans to retire soon as President Joe Biden's top medical adviser and top U.S. infectious disease official, has dealt with the thorny questions arou...

Beijing Shuts Parks, Shanghai Tightens Entry as China COVID Cases Rise
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984429

Nov 22nd, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing shut parks and museums on Tuesday and Shanghai tightened rules for people entering the city as Chinese authorities grapple with a spike in COVID-19 cases that has deepened concern about the economy and dimmed hopes for a quick reopening. China reported 28,127 new domestically transmitted cases for Monday, nearing its daily peak from April, with infections in the sout...

International Experts Recommend Actions to End the Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984442

Nov 22nd, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. SARS-CoV-2 still moves among us, requiring continued efforts and resources to save lives. This is the first of six themes outlined in an article published this month in Nature. A multidisciplinary panel of 386 experts from 112 countries and territories was convened to recommend specific actions ...

Monoclonal Antibodies Losing Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Variants
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984478

Nov 22nd, 2022 - Lab-created monoclonal antibodies, once a leading way of protecting people against COVID-19, are being sidelined because they don't work against a growing number of coronavirus variants. "Monoclonals had their day, like the Model T or the biplane," Carl Dieffenbach, director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institutes of Health and lead of the NIH's Antiviral Program for Pandemics, told ...