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Poll: Most Americans Do Not Trust Trump's COVID-19 Vaccine Comments
More than half of adults say they do not trust the president's vaccine comments
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Factor V Activity Significantly Increased in Severe COVID-19
Rates of DVT/PE significantly higher for patients with COVID-19 and elevated factor V activity
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Canada Reports No New COVID-19 Deaths for First Time in Six Months
As of Saturday, there had been 137,676 COVID-19 cases and 9,214 deaths from the illness in Canada
Monday, September 14, 2020

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Restarts
Trial was halted after a suspected adverse reaction in a patient
Monday, September 14, 2020

Effectiveness of Inhaled COVID-19 Vaccines to Be Studied
Trial will test responses of 30 adults when they inhale vaccine droplets in their mouths
Monday, September 14, 2020

24.4 Percent of U.K. Health Care Workers Positive for SARS-CoV-2
Seroprevalence varies for health care workers in different departments; rate lower for ICU staff
Monday, September 14, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, September 11, 2020

CDC: Nearly 800 U.S. Children Have Developed COVID-19-Related Condition
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children also associated with 16 deaths reported in 42 states
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Nosocomial COVID-19 Rare During Height of Pandemic
Among patients not hospitalized for COVID-19, 0.1 percent tested positive within 14 days of discharge
Thursday, September 10, 2020

New COVID-19 Test Provides Results in 15 Minutes
Test correctly diagnoses infection 90 percent of the time and a negative result 100 percent of the time
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Clinical Trial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Paused After Illness
Company investigating whether the illness may be a side effect of the vaccine
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Median of 36 Days Found From COVID-19 Symptom Onset to Viral Clearance
Slight increase in time from symptom onset to viral clearance seen with increasing age, disease severity
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Drug Companies Say Ethical, Scientific Standards Will Be Followed in Making COVID-19 Vaccines
The pledge issued Tuesday is meant to increase public confidence in any approved vaccines
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

States Should Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine by Nov. 1
U.S. Surgeon General said a COVID-19 vaccine is possible, but not probable, by Nov. 1
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

As Tough COVID-19 Summer Ends, Experts Warn of Tougher Fall, Winter
A cold-weather surge of COVID-19 cases could trigger a much-feared 'second wave' of infections and deaths
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Almost 1 in 100 May Die From Firearms, Overdose, or Motor Vehicle Accident
Variance in lifetime risk seen across demographic subpopulations and states
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Prolonged Viral Shedding Seen in Children Positive for SARS-CoV-2
Median duration of viral shedding 19.5 days; median of 18 days found from RT-PCR positivity to seropositivity
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, September 4, 2020

Chief of U.S. Vaccine Initiative Says October Timeline 'Extremely Unlikely'
Slaoui says there is 'no intent' to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine before clinical trials are completed
Friday, September 4, 2020

CDC Refutes Social Media Rumors That COVID-19 Death Data Is Inaccurate
Conspiracy theories claim only a small percentage of people said to have died from COVID-19 actually died from the disease
Thursday, September 3, 2020

John Wagner No Longer Heading FDA Office of External Affairs
Departure comes after mishandling of an announcement about experimental therapy for COVID-19
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Early Body Mass Index Tied to Cardiometabolic Risk at Age 11 to 12
Obese children also have higher outcome pulse wave velocity, carotid intima-media thickness
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Poll: Americans Now More Likely to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
However, only 27 percent said they would get a vaccine within the first three months of it being available
Thursday, September 3, 2020

U.S. Will Not Join International COVID-19 Vaccine Effort
White House says it does not want to be constrained by multinational groups such as the WHO
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

CDC Alerts Nation to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine by Early November
CDC has notified officials across all 50 states that limited vaccine doses might be available by late October
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

More Than 20 Percent of Children With COVID-19 Are Asymptomatic
SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA detected for a mean of 14.1 days among children who are asymptomatic
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies for 6 Percent of Frontline Health Care Personnel
Seroprevalence lower for HCP who reported always wearing a face covering while caring for patients
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

FDA Could Green-Light COVID-19 Vaccines Before Clinical Trials Completed
Data, not politics, would guide any FDA decision on vaccines, according to agency commissioner
Monday, August 31, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, August 28, 2020

Model Says COVID-19 Deaths Could Surpass 317,000 by December
Since January, there have been more than 5 million COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and more than 180,000 deaths
Friday, August 28, 2020

COVID-19 Infection May Initially Present as Acute Pancreatitis
Rates of acute pancreatitis higher among Blacks, Hispanics versus Whites hospitalized with COVID-19
Friday, August 28, 2020

Low Rates of Severe Disease, Death Reported for Children With COVID-19
Fatigue, headache, myalgia, sore throat, low platelet count, lymphadenopathy more often seen in MIS-C
Friday, August 28, 2020

Maine Summer Camps Identified, Isolated COVID-19 Cases
Actions prevented COVID-19 transmission to more than 1,000 other campers and staff
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Changes to CDC COVID-19 Testing Guidelines Trigger Concern
Guidelines changed this week and prompted concern among infectious disease professionals
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

U.S. Nursing Home Staff Must Be Tested Regularly for COVID-19
Long-term care facilities account for 42 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the United States
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Asymptomatic Children Identified
Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic children linked to incidence of COVID-19 in general population
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Care Delayed for Many U.S. Breast Cancer Patients Early in Pandemic
Younger patients experienced more delays; otherwise, no differences seen by race, insurance type
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Pop Concert Held to Learn More About COVID-19 Spread
Participants equipped with contact tracers to record movements, track the path of small respiratory particles
Monday, August 24, 2020

Widespread Mask Use Could Save 70,000 U.S. Lives by Dec. 1
At least 176,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States so far
Monday, August 24, 2020

World's First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 Reinfection Reported in Hong Kong
Suggests that immunity to the new coronavirus may last only a few months in some people
Monday, August 24, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, August 21, 2020

Extract From Deadly Plant Touted as COVID-19 Cure
Scientists warn that ingesting even a tiny bit of the toxic shrub from which the compound is extracted can be deadly
Friday, August 21, 2020

White House Blocks FDA's Power to Regulate Lab Tests
FDA staunchly opposes the change, arguing that such authority is critical during a public health emergency
Friday, August 21, 2020

Michigan to Pay $600 Million to Flint Water Crisis Victims
Residents exposed to lead-tainted tap water after officials switched the water supply six years ago
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Incidence of COVID-19 Up for American Indians, Alaska Natives
Cumulative incidence 594 per 100,000 population compared with 169 per 100,000 for Whites
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Disparities Seen in COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Racial/Ethnic Subgroups
Percentage of hospitalizations among Black patients exceeded percent in the state population
Thursday, August 20, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 Nasopharyngeal Load Higher in Children Than Adults
Highest viral load seen in the first two days of symptoms in children with SARS-CoV-2 infection
Thursday, August 20, 2020


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