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Vaccine Campaign Would Take Six to Nine Months to Curb COVID-19
First to be vaccinated would be those with health conditions that make them vulnerable to severe illness, death
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Characteristics ID'd for Under 21s With SARS-CoV-2-Linked Deaths
Teens and young adults, those with underlying medical conditions overrepresented among decedents
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

New Drug Shows Promise in Preventing Severe COVID-19
Drug is monoclonal antibody, a man-made copy of antibody produced by a recovered COVID-19 patient
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Many Doctors Misinformed About Nicotine's Risks
Less than one-third of doctors correctly agree that nicotine directly contributed to birth defects
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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

Baricitinib May Shorten Recovery Time in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Adding anti-inflammatory drug to remdesivir seems to shorten time to hospital discharge
Monday, September 14, 2020

NIH Launches Clinical Trials of Antithrombotics for COVID-19
Adaptive design allows evaluation of various doses, types of blood thinners in outpatients, inpatients
Monday, September 14, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, September 11, 2020

COVID-19 Suspected for Surge in Medical Visits at End of 2019
Excess seen for visits with cough in outpatient clinics, ED; hospitalizations with acute respiratory failure
Friday, September 11, 2020

Pneumothorax Reported as Complication of COVID-19
Higher incidence seen among men; survival at 28 days lower for those 70 years of age or older
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

Widespread Avoidance of Medical Care Found Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Prevalence of care avoidance higher for caregivers, those with underlying conditions, disabilities
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Middle, High School Students Mainly Use Flavored E-Cigarettes
Proportion of disposable product e-cigarette sales increased during September 2019 to August 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Considerable Adverse Outcomes Reported for Young Adults With COVID-19
Young adults hospitalized with COVID-19 have substantial rate of adverse outcomes; 2.7 percent died
Thursday, September 10, 2020

E-Cigarette Use Increased Significantly From 2017 to 2018
From 2016 to 2018, there was also an increase in daily use, sole e-cigarette use
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Time to Decannulation Shorter if Based on Suctioning Frequency
Suctioning frequency plus continuous oxygen better indicator in critically ill with tracheostomy tube
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

More Than Half a Million U.S. Children Already Infected With COVID-19
There were 70,630 new child cases reported between Aug. 20 and Sept. 3
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

Child Hospital, ICU Admission Rates Similar for COVID-19, Flu
But more clinical symptoms reported at the time of diagnosis for children with COVID-19 versus flu
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Increase Seen in Hydroxychloroquine Rx by Nonroutine Specialists
New Rx increased 80-fold among specialists who do not typically prescribe these medications
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Respiratory, Lung Cancer Death Up Even With Low-Intensity Smoking
Risks for respiratory and lung cancer mortality increased for those smoking <10 cigarettes per day
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

Guidelines Updated for Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
Updated content covers six topic areas, including new areas of anemia, pediatrics, pregnancy and delivery
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Four Studies Indicate Benefits of Steroids for COVID-19
Three randomized trials and a meta-analysis show benefits for critically ill patients, severe COVID-19
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

AKI Common in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19
AKI occurred in 46 percent of hospitalized patients, linked to increased risk for in-hospital mortality
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, September 4, 2020

Likely Deficient Vitamin D Status Linked to COVID-19 Risk
Risk for testing positive for COVID-19 increased for likely deficient versus likely sufficient vitamin D groups
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

In-Person Visits to Resume at U.S. Prisons in October
To date, 12,610 federal inmates have tested positive for COVID-19
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

Fauci Warns Colleges Not to Send Students With COVID-19 Home
Universities continue to be hit with alarming infection rates, and many have already switched to online learning
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Higher Prevalence of Asthma Not Seen Among COVID-19 Patients
Prevalence of asthma in hospitalized COVID-19 patients similar to population prevalence of asthma
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

No Proof Convalescent Plasma Effective Against COVID-19
NIH panel says data are insufficient to recommend either for or against the use of convalescent plasma
Wednesday, September 2, 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

Pandemic Changed Asthma Care Delivery for Children
Simultaneously, admissions and systemic steroid prescriptions also declined
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

California Chicken Plant Closes After 8 Employees Die From COVID-19
Along with deep cleaning of the plant, all 1,400 people at the facility will be tested for COVID-19
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

GM, Ford Finish Making 80,000 Ventilators
Ford made 50,000 and GM made 30,000 of the machines designed by Ventec Life Systems
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

In-Hospital Heart Failure Deaths Down With Routine Vaccinations
Patients with heart failure receiving flu, pneumonia vaccinations have lower in-hospital mortality
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

Community-Level Factors Explain Some Racial Disparities in COVID-19
Link between Latino population, higher COVID-19 rates attenuated after adjustment for these factors
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

Early Use of Empiric Antibacterial Therapy Common in COVID-19
Likelihood of receiving antibiotics higher for more severe illness, at for-profit hospitals
Friday, August 28, 2020

Mortality, Intubation Rates Lower With Anticoagulation in COVID-19
Thromboembolic disease that was not suspected clinically identified in 42 percent of autopsies
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

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Worse Outcomes in COVID-19
Higher risk for death seen among mostly Black adults with MetS hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Orleans
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

Increase in Hospital Bed Use Tied to COVID-19 Deaths in Seven Days
1 percent increase in ICU bed use tied to more than twofold increase in COVID-19 deaths in seven days
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Nurse Understaffing Common in Hospitals Prior to COVID-19
Many nurses give their hospital unfavorable safety marks, would not recommend hospital to others
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Vitamin D Supplement No Benefit in Pediatric Persistent Asthma
No improvement seen compared with placebo in children with asthma and low vitamin D levels
Tuesday, August 25, 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

WHO: Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Still Experimental
FDA 'emergency use authorization' does not mean plasma therapy has been proven safe and effective
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Heart Events Observed for ~12 Percent of Adults Hospitalized With Flu
Acute heart failure and acute ischemic heart disease are most common cardiovascular events
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Return to Hospital Infrequent After COVID-19 Admission
COPD, hypertension, shorter length of stay, and no in-hospital anticoagulation tied to return
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

FDA Approves Wider Use of Plasma as COVID-19 Treatment
President Donald Trump announced emergency approval as 'breakthrough' treatment during a news briefing Sunday
Monday, August 24, 2020

School-Located Influenza Vaccine Intervention Beneficial
SLIV intervention linked to drop in incidence of influenza hospitalization in school-aged children, adults
Monday, August 24, 2020

Clinical Impact of Remdesivir in Moderate COVID-19 Unclear
Significant difference seen in clinical status versus usual care for five-day, but not 10-day, course
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

Exposure to Air Pollution Tied to New Asthma in Children
Family risk factors, including maternal smoking, parental asthma, also tied to new asthma onset
Friday, August 21, 2020

ACIP Issues Recommendations for 2020 to 2021 Flu Vaccination
Components of influenza vaccines updated for 2020-2021; two new vaccine options available for seniors
Friday, August 21, 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

Poll: More Older Adults Using Telehealth During Pandemic
Comfort level with technology and telehealth visits increasing, but some concerns persist
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

FDA Emergency Approval on Hold for Blood Plasma to Treat COVID-19
More data are under review; the approval could still be issued in the near future
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Honey Beats Usual Care for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Improvement observed in symptoms of URTI, especially for cough frequency and cough severity
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Disparities Seen in COVID-19 Hot Spots for Racial, Ethnic Minority Groups
96.2 percent of 79 counties identified as hot spots have disproportionate number of cases among minorities
Wednesday, August 19, 2020


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