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Understaffed, underfunded, under siege: US public health amid COVID-19

cidrap - Fri, 15/10/2021 - 22:50
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsOct 15, 2021

"Unfortunately, the public health workers who are the most experienced are also the ones who are the most burned out."

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FDA advisors approve J&J COVID vaccine boosters

cidrap - Fri, 15/10/2021 - 22:30
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsOct 15, 2021

For the roughly 14 million Americans who have received one J&J dose, the booster should be given at least 2 months later.

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White House lifts COVID-19 ban for air travelers

cidrap - Fri, 15/10/2021 - 21:46
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 15, 2021

Also, vaccine mandates hit some snags as the rate of Americans getting booster shots nears 5%.

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News Scan for Oct 15, 2021

cidrap - Fri, 15/10/2021 - 21:07
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COVID-19 Scan for Oct 15, 2021

cidrap - Fri, 15/10/2021 - 21:01
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COMMENTARY: What can masks do? Part 2: What makes for a good mask study — and why most fail

cidrap - Fri, 15/10/2021 - 17:46
Lisa M Brosseau, ScD; Angela Ulrich, PhD, MPH; Kevin Escandón, MD; Cory Anderson, MPH; and Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPHOct 15, 2021

Experts detail the necessary elements of a rigorous mask study and explore some recent studies that, though highly touted by both scientists and the lay press, fell quite a bit short.

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FDA panel green-lights Moderna COVID boosters for risk groups

cidrap - Thu, 14/10/2021 - 22:17
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsOct 14, 2021

The experts voted unanimously to approve the booster in the same risk groups as for the Pfizer vaccine booster.

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Biden encourages COVID-19 vaccine mandates

cidrap - Thu, 14/10/2021 - 22:07
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 14, 2021

The number of unvaccinated Americans has dropped from 100 million in July to 66 million.

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Global TB deaths rise for first time in more than a decade

cidrap - Thu, 14/10/2021 - 21:51
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 14, 2021

About 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis in 2020, up from 1.4 million in 2019, and reporting of cases has dropped substantially.

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News Scan for Oct 14, 2021

cidrap - Thu, 14/10/2021 - 21:17
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COVID-19 Scan for Oct 14, 2021

cidrap - Thu, 14/10/2021 - 21:15
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Study: Home monoclonal antibody program averted COVID hospital care

cidrap - Thu, 14/10/2021 - 19:43
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsOct 14, 2021

During a 14-day follow-up, only 8 of 144 infused patients (5.6%) were hospitalized, despite all being at high risk.

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COMMENTARY: What can masks do? Part 1: The science behind COVID-19 protection

cidrap - Thu, 14/10/2021 - 16:41
Lisa M Brosseau, ScD; Angela Ulrich, PhD, MPH; Kevin Escandón, MD; Cory Anderson, MPH; and Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPHOct 14, 2021

Part 1 of a 2-part commentary explains the differences in cloth face coverings and surgical masks, the science of respiratory protection, and the hierarchy of disease controls.

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Most COVID-19 survivors have symptoms 6 months on, review finds

cidrap - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 23:10
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsOct 13, 2021

Data on more than 250,000 survivors reveal 54% had at least 1 symptom 6 months or more after diagnosis.

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White House: Mandates are boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates

cidrap - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 23:10
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 13, 2021

More than 3,500 organizations have mandated COVID-19 vaccines for employees.

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Global COVID decline continues, except in Europe

cidrap - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 23:07
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsOct 13, 2021

Deaths also fall in most parts of the world, though fatalities increased 11% in Europe.

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News Scan for Oct 13, 2021

cidrap - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 21:49
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COVID-19 Scan for Oct 13, 2021

cidrap - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 21:46
Hospital-acquired COVID-19COVID vaccine and healthcare workers
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WHO advisers recommend 3rd COVID vaccine dose for highest-risk groups

cidrap - Tue, 12/10/2021 - 22:59
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsOct 12, 2021

WHO leaders have previously urged countries to postpone broader use of booster doses.

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US COVID-19 mandates still a battle; Moderna to request booster

cidrap - Tue, 12/10/2021 - 22:57
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 12, 2021

This week Moderna plans to request a half-dose COVID-19 booster.

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