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New data show booster doses protect against Omicron

cidrap - Fri, 21/01/2022 - 23:19
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 21, 2022

A third mRNA vaccine dose results in fewer Omicron deaths, hospitalizations, and cases, 3 studies find.

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WHO advisers weigh in on COVID-19 boosters, Pfizer vaccine in younger kids

cidrap - Fri, 21/01/2022 - 23:08
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 21, 2022

Experts back booster shots in high-priority groups and a reduced vaccine dose for children 5 to 11 years old.

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High false-negative rate limits value of rapid COVID tests for kids

cidrap - Fri, 21/01/2022 - 20:53
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsJan 21, 2022

"With rapid antigen tests, positive results are generally meaningful, but negative results have to be taken with a grain of salt."

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News Scan for Jan 21, 2022

cidrap - Fri, 21/01/2022 - 20:19
COVID vaccines and fertilityVaccines and breakthrough COVID-19Another small dip for US fluMore polio in Nigeria
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 21, 2022

cidrap - Fri, 21/01/2022 - 20:15
Oral microbiome therapy for C diffFunding for new TB treatments
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Antimicrobial resistance far deadlier than thought, study finds

cidrap - Fri, 21/01/2022 - 17:57
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 21, 2022

Researchers estimates that more than 1.2 million people died from superbugs in 2019.

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Wastewater suggests Omicron is receding in US cities

cidrap - Thu, 20/01/2022 - 23:06
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 20, 2022

New York, Boston, Denver, the Twin Cities, and San Diego have all likely peaked, according to sampling.

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Generic drug makers sign on to make Merck COVID-19 antiviral

cidrap - Thu, 20/01/2022 - 23:03
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 20, 2022

Meanwhile, officials in Denmark and Norway say an Omicron subvariant called BA.2 is increasing rapidly.

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News Scan for Jan 20, 2022

cidrap - Thu, 20/01/2022 - 20:56
3 COVID vaccine doses for OmicronCOVID in African childrenCOVID-19 testing barriersFrench avian flu poultry cull
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White House to offer 400 million free N95s to Americans

cidrap - Wed, 19/01/2022 - 22:38
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 19, 2022

The respirators will be distributed at community health centers and pharmacies across the country.

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Most side effects noted in COVID vaccine trials may be due to 'nocebo effect'

cidrap - Wed, 19/01/2022 - 22:33
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsJan 19, 2022

The nocebo effect can happen because of preconceived notions in volunteers.

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COVID surges in many regions fuel steady global rise

cidrap - Wed, 19/01/2022 - 22:18
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 19, 2022

Southeast Asia reported the steepest increase, followed by the Eastern Mediterranean region.

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News Scan for Jan 19, 2022

cidrap - Wed, 19/01/2022 - 21:49
No live SARS-CoV-2 in breast milkRemdesivir and severe COVID-19More H5N1 avian flu in US waterfowl
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 19, 2022

cidrap - Wed, 19/01/2022 - 21:47
Phage therapy for fracture-related infectionNew rapid diagnostic test
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Report outlines 8 steps for current, future pandemics

cidrap - Tue, 18/01/2022 - 23:29
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsJan 18, 2022

Steps include launching a US international pandemic preparedness project and appointing a global health security envoy.

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Trial finds 5 days of antibiotics superior to 10 for kids with pneumonia

cidrap - Tue, 18/01/2022 - 23:17
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 18, 2022

The shortened approach achieved a similar clinical response and resolution of symptoms.

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Asia, parts of Europe tighten COVID-19 measures due to Omicron

cidrap - Tue, 18/01/2022 - 23:06
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsJan 18, 2022

Though early-hit nations are on the downslope of their Omicron surges, others are battling rising cases.

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US government makes free COVID-19 tests available

cidrap - Tue, 18/01/2022 - 22:26
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJan 18, 2022

Though cases appear to be plateauing in some Eastern cities, hospitalizations are still high across the country.

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News Scan for Jan 18, 2022

cidrap - Tue, 18/01/2022 - 21:06
H5N1 avian flu in US, Europe, AfricaH9N2 avian flu cases in ChinaHydroponic salad greens Salmonella
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COVID-19 Scan for Jan 18, 2022

cidrap - Tue, 18/01/2022 - 21:03
Third vaccine dose and OmicronRace and monoclonal antibodies
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