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Released: 30-Jul-2021 8:30 AM EDT
American Society of Anesthesiologists Strongly Encourages all Health Care Personnel to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Amid the new surge of COVID-19 cases across the U.S., the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and eight professional societies associated with the specialty, are strongly encouraging the nation’s health care workers and all eligible Americans to get fully vaccinated with one of the COVID-19 vaccines. ASA and the associated societies remind the public that widespread vaccination is the most effective way to reduce illness and death.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 4:40 PM EDT
Half of U.S. Parents May Not Vaccinate Their Youngest Child Against COVID-19
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Even as the delta variant of Covid-19 sweeps the globe, leaving those who remain unvaccinated vulnerable, vaccination among adults and teenagers in the United States is stalling, giving rise to concerns over whether parents will vaccinate their young children once vaccines are approved for those under 12 years of age.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT
FSMB: Spreading COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation May Put Medical License at Risk
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

The Federation of State Medical Boards’ Board of Directors released statement in response to a dramatic increase in the dissemination of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and disinformation by physicians and other health care professionals on social media platforms, online and in the media.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Combined Effects of Masking and Distance on Aerosol Exposure Potential
Mayo Clinic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended this week that people vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces in areas of the United States where the virus is spreading. “Appropriate masking in addition to vaccination remain the best methods to help protect individuals from the Coronavirus,” says Gregory Poland, M.D., an infectious disease expert at Mayo Clinic.

Newswise: Tennessee Health Care and Public Health Leaders Urge Immediate Action to Protect State’s Children From Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Tennessee Health Care and Public Health Leaders Urge Immediate Action to Protect State’s Children From Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Tennessee health care providers, public health professionals and community stakeholders today issued an urgent call to action to protect Tennessee children from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Newswise: New Grant, National Fellowship for UA Little Rock Nanotechnology Researcher
Released: 29-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT
New Grant, National Fellowship for UA Little Rock Nanotechnology Researcher
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. K. Bao Vang-Dings, a nanotechnology researcher at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been named one of nine 2021-22 Public Policy Fellows by the American Association of Immunologists. Additionally, the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) has awarded her a 2021 Summer Research Grant to support Vang-Dings’ cancer vaccine research.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Facebook News Consumers Less Likely To Be Vaccinated, Survey Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People who rely exclusively on Facebook for news and information about the coronavirus are less likely than the average American to have been vaccinated, according to a new survey.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Highly Potent, Stable Nanobodies Stop SARS-CoV-2
Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Göttingen researchers have developed mini-antibodies that efficiently block the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its dangerous new variants.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
How to Talk With People Who Are Not Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Cedars-Sinai

Even though she has asthma, putting her at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19, Angela Reeves-Flores, 33, waited until a week ago to get vaccinated.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
One in Four Cancer Patients Lack Sufficient Immunity Against Measles and Mumps, Study Finds
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

One in four cancer patients lack sufficient immunity against measles and mumps, study finds

Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Study Reveals Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
University of Kentucky

A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry provides foundational information about SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein.

Newswise: California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term
Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
T cell response not critical for immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 or recovery from COVID-19
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

New research conducted in monkeys reveals that T cells are not critical for the recovery of primates from acute COVID-19 infections.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:45 AM EDT
mRNA Vaccinations vs COVID-19 Risk in Teens – Vaccinations are Safer
Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University researchers have demonstrated that the risk for myocarditis/pericarditis (heart inflammation) among male teens (12-17) diagnosed with COVID-19 is nearly 6 times higher than their combined risk following first and second doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. The risk for myocarditis/pericarditis among girls (ages 12-17) is 21 times greater from COVID-19 than from vaccines.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for $6.4 Million to Pursue TB Vaccine
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for $6.4 Million to Pursue TB Vaccine
Hackensack Meridian Health

Focus of the work is bolstering B-cell immunity to help body beat bacteria

Newswise: “Baiya Vaccine” from Chula — a Testament of Thai Mastery — Coming this September
Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:55 AM EDT
“Baiya Vaccine” from Chula — a Testament of Thai Mastery — Coming this September
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Pharmacy prepares to test “Baiya Vaccine” a Thai vaccine against COVID–19 by “Baiya Phytofarm“, a Chula startup. The vaccines have been produced at the first plant in Asia that manufactures plant–based vaccines for humans. Clinical trials with volunteers and the research for the second–generation vaccine to fight the virus variants are to commence in September 2021.

Newswise: Rush University Medical Center Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Workers
Released: 26-Jul-2021 5:25 PM EDT
Rush University Medical Center Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Workers
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center will require all staff, contractors and volunteers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 1.

Newswise: OADN Joins Major Organizations  in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care
Released: 26-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
OADN Joins Major Organizations in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care
Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

Joint Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care

Newswise: Leading Experts Urge Health Care Workers to Accept COVID-19 Vaccinations ASAP
Released: 26-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Leading Experts Urge Health Care Workers to Accept COVID-19 Vaccinations ASAP
Florida Atlantic University

Leading experts address the clinical and public health challenges as well as ethical implications for health care workers to achieve high levels of vaccinations to protect themselves, their coworkers and the general public from COVID-19.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Major Health Care Professional Organizations Call for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Health Workers
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

With COVID-19 case counts rising amid the spread of the Delta variant, more than 50 health care professional societies and organizations called for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a joint statement released today. These societies and organizations represent millions of workers throughout health and long-term care – from doctors and nurses to pharmacists and physician assistants, from public health workers and epidemiologists to long-term care, home care, and hospice workers.

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Released: 26-Jul-2021 8:50 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: COVID Variants and a Surge Among the Unvaccinated: Live Expert Panel for July 23rd, 2021
Newswise

Panelists will discuss the threat posed by new COVID variants and continued vaccine hesitancy.

22-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT
National Poll: Parents Split on Whether to Vaccinate Younger Kids Against COVID
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Many parents are missing opportunities to discuss questions and concerns about the COVID vaccine for kids with a doctor.

Newswise: NIH Chooses University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to Head Project for Its Safe Return to In-Person School Initiative
Released: 23-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
NIH Chooses University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to Head Project for Its Safe Return to In-Person School Initiative
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is helping to lead a National Institutes of Health (NIH) COVID-19 testing initiative to safely return children to in-person school.

Released: 22-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
度假旅行者需要了解的COVID-19相关信息
Mayo Clinic

许多人会利用国家法定假日出门旅行或举办聚会。由于仍有许多人需要接种COVID-19疫苗以及传染性更强的Delta变种疫苗,因此健康专家建议,如果您计划旅行或召集很多人聚会,请务必谨慎。

Released: 22-Jul-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Cell-Analysis Technique Could Combat Tuberculosis
Cornell University

Researchers at Cornell have developed a way to analyze how individual immune cells react to the bacteria that cause tuberculosis. It could pave the way for new vaccine strategies and provide insights into fighting other infectious diseases.

Released: 22-Jul-2021 12:30 PM EDT
ما يحتاج المسافرون لقضاء العطلات إلى معرفته بشأن فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19)
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا - الأعياد الوطنية هي الأوقات التي يسافر فيها الكثير من الناس أو يقيمون الحفلات. نظرًا لأن العديد من الأشخاص ما يزالون بحاجة إلى التطعيم ضد فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19) والنوع دلتا الأكثر انتشارًا، ينصح خبراء الصحة بالحذر إذا كنت تخطط لرحلة أو تجمع لمجموعة كبيرة معًا.

Released: 22-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Lo que los viajeros vacacionales deben saber sobre la COVID-19
Mayo Clinic

Durante la temporada vacacional del país, muchas personas viajan o hacen fiestas, pero como aún falta vacunar contra la COVID-19 a mucha gente y circula por allí la variante Delta más contagiosa, los expertos en salud recomiendan ser cautelosos al planificar viajes o reuniones con grupos grandes de personas.

Released: 22-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
O que as pessoas que viajam em férias precisam saber sobre a COVID-19
Mayo Clinic

Feriados nacionais são eventos em que muitas pessoas viajam ou dão festas. Com muitas pessoas ainda sendo vacinadas contra a COVID-19 e com a circulação da variante Delta, que é mais contagiosa, os especialistas recomendam cuidado ao planejar uma viagem ou reunir um grande grupo de pessoas.

Newswise: Early CHIS 2021 Data Estimates Show how Californians Dealt With COVID-19
Released: 20-Jul-2021 5:55 PM EDT
Early CHIS 2021 Data Estimates Show how Californians Dealt With COVID-19
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

With California state vaccination rates slowing, and guidelines on mask wearing and social gatherings changing, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) has released new data from the 2021 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) that sheds light on Californians’ views on getting the vaccine and following suggested safety protocols.

Released: 20-Jul-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Vaccine acceptance higher in developing nations than U.S.
Cornell University

Willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine was considerably higher in developing countries than in the United States and Russia, according to new research.

Released: 20-Jul-2021 1:10 PM EDT
10 Reasons to Put the COVID-19 Vaccine on Your Back-to-School List
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Starting the COVID-19 vaccination process in July and August can prepare teens and young adults for a safe school year and protect children who can’t be vaccinated.

Newswise: Study Explores Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Potential Ways to Reduce It
Released: 20-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Study Explores Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Potential Ways to Reduce It
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

A new study co-authored by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School identified behavioral patterns associated with reluctance among some adults for taking the COVID-19 vaccine. The study, conducted among adults in China, suggests that information about the vaccination behaviors of people whom one personally knows can be more influential in changing the individual’s vaccine hesitancy than information about vaccine use among the general public.

Released: 19-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Survey Shows Rise in Vaccine Hesitancy in Ghana
University of Southampton

Research led by the University of Southampton into the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ghana, West Africa has concluded that vaccine hesitancy has seen a small, but significant increase over the last three months.

Released: 19-Jul-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Mathematical Models and Computer Simulations Are the New Frontiers in COVID-19 Drug Trials
University of Waterloo

Researchers are using computer models to simulate COVID-19 infections on a cellular level - the basic structural level of the human body.

Released: 16-Jul-2021 4:10 PM EDT
利用人工智能筛选3000万种针对SARS-CoV-2的候选药物
Mayo Clinic

妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)的研究人员和合作者利用计算机模拟和人工智能(AI)来筛选3000万种候选药物,这些药物有可能阻断导致COVID-19的SARS-CoV-2病毒。在一篇发表在《Biomolecules》上的论文中,研究人员阐述了他们如何加速药物发现,从而为开展进一步的研究确定最有希望的目标。他们的最终目的是寻找治疗COVID-19的新方法。

Released: 16-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
No Sign of COVID-19 Vaccine in Breast Milk
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Messenger RNA vaccines against COVID-19 were not detected in human milk, according to a small study by UC San Francisco, providing early evidence that the vaccine mRNA is not transferred to the infant.

Released: 16-Jul-2021 11:30 AM EDT
年轻男性接种COVID-19(2019冠状病毒病)疫苗后出现心肌炎的通报病例极少;疫苗接种仍然重要
Mayo Clinic

年轻男性中在接种第二剂莫德纳 (Moderna) 或辉瑞 (Pfizer) 信使核糖核酸 (mRNA) COVID-19 疫苗后不久有人出现了心肌发炎(即心肌炎)症状,这些罕见病例引起了妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)研究人员的密切关注。

Released: 15-Jul-2021 11:25 AM EDT
New Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate Provides Effective Option for Low- to Mid-Income Countries
Emory Health Sciences

A multidisciplinary team of researchers is the first to show combining yeast-expression technology and a novel adjuvant formulation to produce a COVID-19 vaccine candidate is effective against SARS-COV-2 and promises to be easy to produce at large scale and cost-effective, important aspects for vaccinating people worldwide, especially in low- to middle-income countries.

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Released: 15-Jul-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Hopkins Med News Update
Johns Hopkins Medicine

NEWS STORIES IN THIS ISSUE: - Johns Hopkins Medicine Celebrates Its Contributions to Keto Therapy as Diet Turns 100 - COVID-19 News: Can Dietary Supplements Help the Immune System Fight Coronavirus Infection? - Johns Hopkins Medicine Helps Develop Physician Training to Prevent Gun Injuries, Deaths - COVID-19 News: Study Says Pandemic Impaired Reporting of Infectious Diseases - Johns Hopkins Medicine Helps Create Treatment Guide for Neurodegenerative Disorders - Johns Hopkins Pediatrics Says, ‘Get Kids Required Vaccines Before Going Back to School’

14-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Black, Latinx People Confident in COVID-19 Safety Precautions but Skeptical About Vaccines
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Black and Latinx people intensely sought information on COVID-19 and engaged in public health measures such as mask-wearing and testing due to devastating experiences during the pandemic but are still skeptical about vaccines, according to a Rutgers study.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 4:25 PM EDT
Vaccine Hesitancy In Young Adults May Hamper Herd Immunity
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Vaccine skepticism among young adults may stall efforts to achieve herd immunity - a threshold in which approximately 80 percent of a population is vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: What to know about the delta variant
Released: 14-Jul-2021 1:55 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: What to know about the delta variant
Penn State Health

News of a rapidly spreading delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is unsettling. The best protection? The vaccine.

Newswise: COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Against Infection Lower and Slower in People with Liver Disease
Released: 14-Jul-2021 12:40 PM EDT
COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Against Infection Lower and Slower in People with Liver Disease
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

A study shows for the first time that people with cirrhosis who receive mRNA COVID-19 vaccination gain important protection against more serious outcomes like hospitalization and death. At the same time, however, the vaccines offer less protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection and take longer to take effect in this population.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 12:20 PM EDT
University of Chicago Medical Center to require COVID-19 vaccination for all employees
University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medical Center will require COVID-19 vaccinations for its entire workforce, joining other hospitals across the country that have looked at the data on safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
MD Anderson Research Highlights for July 14, 2021
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recently published studies in basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. Current advances include a promising combination therapy for acute myeloid leukemia, understanding mechanisms driving resistance to PARP inhibitors, a therapeutic neoantigen vaccine to treat lung cancer, a novel treatment for triple-negative breast cancer and a new understanding of how telomeres may drive inflammatory bowel disease.

Newswise: Scientists repurpose cancer and seizure medications to aid in the fight against COVID-19
Released: 13-Jul-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Scientists repurpose cancer and seizure medications to aid in the fight against COVID-19
Argonne National Laboratory

Two teams of researchers using the Advanced Photon Source identified existing drugs — one used to treat cancer, the other an anti-seizure medication — that may work as treatments for COVID-19.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 5:25 PM EDT
What you say in the first minute after a vaccine can be key in reducing a child's distress
York University

As we look forward to a fall with hopefully one of the most important vaccination uptakes of children in a generation, a new study provides insights to help parents with reducing post-vaccination distress in younger kids.


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