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Released: 10-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
MSU-led study: Majority of US hospitals found COVID-19 reporting directives to be inconsistent
Michigan State University

A new study led by John (Xuefeng) Jiang, Eli Broad Endowed Professor of Accounting in MSU’s Broad College of Business, examines unveiled challenges in public health reporting systems and electronic clinical data exchange. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 10-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Scientists discover how ultraviolet light degrades coronavirus
University of Southampton

New research has revealed how light can be used to destroy infectious coronavirus particles that contaminate surfaces.

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Released: 10-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Winter spikes of the flu, COVID-19, and RSV; expert offers tips and advice for staying healthy
Virginia Tech

Federal officials are describing a ‘tripledemic’ of respiratory infections on the rise. Flu, COVID-19, and RSV are spiking, as expected, as we are in the mid-winter months. Lisa M. Lee, a professor of public health at Virginia Tech, answered questions about factors for concern and the importance of vaccination. Lee is an epidemiologist and bioethicist who has worked in public health and ethics for 25 years, including 14 years with CDC.

Released: 10-Jan-2024 9:30 AM EST
Rutgers Racing to Discover a Better Paxlovid
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

SARS-CoV-2 eventually will become resistant to the only effective oral treatment Paxlovid, scientists say. The world needs another.

Newswise: COVID-19 affected Canadians with noncommunicable diseases more than those without, according to a new report
Released: 9-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
COVID-19 affected Canadians with noncommunicable diseases more than those without, according to a new report
Concordia University

Researchers at the Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre (MBMC) say people with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or chronic lung ailments were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 9-Jan-2024 3:05 PM EST
“Not everyone has the same number of friends” – Overhaul epidemic modelling to include social networks, says new research
University of Birmingham

Models used by scientists to predict how epidemics will spread have a major flaw since they do not take into account the structure of the networks underlying transmission.

Released: 9-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Sickle cell raises COVID-19 risk, but vaccination lags
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Despite the fact that people with sickle cell disease have a much higher risk of serious illness or death if they develop COVID-19, a new study shows they’re also much less likely than those without sickle cell disease to have gotten vaccinated against coronavirus.

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5-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
Real-world analysis: COVID-19 vaccine strongly effective for children and adolescents during delta and omicron
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In a real-world setting, analysis showed that risk of infection and severe illness was significantly lower for those who were vaccinated against COVID-19, and cardiac conditions did not increase

Released: 8-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
SARS-CoV-2 BA.2.86 is less resistant to vaccine, but may be a problem in the lung
Ohio State University

New research shows that the recently emerged BA.2.86 omicron subvariant of the virus that causes COVID-19 can be neutralized by bivalent mRNA vaccine-induced antibodies in the blood, which explains why this variant did not cause a widespread surge as previously feared.