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The CDC says millions of Americans are choosing not to receive the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images About 5 million Americans have so far missed their appointment to receive the second COVID-19 vaccine. In order to be fully vaccinated, individuals must receive two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Americans are choosing to miss their second dose for a variety of reasons,...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Times, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Livingston Montana, Johns Hopkins University That, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


Talking to yourself: a good antidote to loneliness – or the sign of a real problem?

During the pandemic, I have gone from uttering a few words of encouragement to myself to full-blown arguments. I’m not the only one. I asked psychologists what purpose this serves“We should probably go out now,” I say to Danny as I vegetate in front of the TV. “Yeah, we should, but I can’t be arsed,” Danny replies, sitting in an identical pose. “C’mon, we need the exercise; can’t sit here all day,” I insist. “Well, we can ’cause that’s what we did yesterday and the day before,” he answers. “Exac...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, Danny


The CDC says millions of Americans aren't receiving the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images About 5 million Americans have so far missed their appointment to receive the second COVID-19 vaccine. Many Americans are reportedly choosing to miss their second dose for a variety of reasons, including a fear of potential side effects. Others had their second appointments canceled be...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Times, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Livingston Montana, Johns Hopkins University That, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


Pressure is building on Biden to send vaccine doses to India, as the country breaks global records with COVID-19 outbreak

President-elect Joe Biden received his second dose COVID-19 vaccine shot in Newark, Delaware on January 11, 2021. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Public-health experts and physicians are urging the US to donate vaccine doses to India. India's COVID-19 surge is shattering world records. The country recorded 349,691 new cases Sunday. In the US, daily vaccination rates are down 19% from a peak, as supply starts to outstrip demand. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington Post, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, South Africa, Craig Spencer, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Columbia University, Biden


Medicine is very much like driving. But don’t be a passive driver.

Medicine is very much like driving. As an emergency physician, when you see a patient, you ask the same questions, “What brought you in today? What’s bothering you?” and go through the normal flow of the history and physical. You order the same labs and imaging reflexively. When you’re driving to a location that you’ve […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


Death toll in fire at Iraqi COVID-19 hospital surpasses 80

BAGHDAD — The death toll from a massive fire at a Baghdad hospital for coronavirus patients rose to 82 Sunday as anxious families searched for missing relatives and the government suspended key health officials for alleged negligence. The flames, described by one witness as “volcanoes of fire,” swept through the intensive care unit of the Ibn al-Khatib Hospital, which tends exclusively to COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms. Officials said the blaze, which also injured 110 people, was set off...
Tags: Health, News, Iraq, Sport, World news, Soccer, Pope Francis, United Nations, Vatican, Francis, Baghdad, Ali, Ahmed, Human Rights Commission, Interior Ministry, Health Ministry


The potential of CRISPR-based diagnostic assays and treatment approaches against COVID-19

In their review paper recently published in the Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, a group of authors discusses currently available and forthcoming CRISPR-based diagnostic assays, as well as the possibility of using the CRISPR/Cas system as a salient treatment or prevention strategy in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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A detailed look at two cases of symptomatic COVID in vaccinated individuals

In a recent brief report published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Rockefeller University in New York described a case of two fully vaccinated individuals in whom they found subsequent breakthrough infections with variants of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), carrying a number of substitutions of interest.
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Study focuses on SARS-CoV-2 antibody seroprevalence in Wuhan and COVID-19 controls

Since the emergence in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread worldwide via transmission among close human contacts. Early on, several public health interventions were implemented in Wuhan city and Hubei Province, including lockdowns, social distancing, traffic restrictions, stay-at-home policies, face mask requirements, building temporary hospitals, and centralized quarantine. There were 50,355 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infecti...
Tags: Health, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Wuhan China


Two repurposed drugs and a blue dye show potential as SARS-CoV-2 entry inhibitors

A new multidisciplinary study from Australia, published in the open-access journal mBio, shows that three compounds used to treat cystic fibrosis, dry eye, and a specific medical dye may lead to future strategies for the treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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Single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine induces immunity in CML patients

Researchers in the UK have shown that a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) induced antibody and cellular responses in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who were taking tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
Tags: Health, UK, Pfizer, CML


Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shows real-world efficacy, despite the circulation of B.1.1.7 variant

Researchers in the UK have conducted a study showing the real-world effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine at protecting against symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) when it is administered in line with the original dosing schedule.
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Training rural physicians is racial justice

Training physicians to serve in rural areas is a vital piece of modern medical education. It’s also frequently overlooked. Most medical education institutions are in cities, because cities allow us to concentrate the learning opportunities: the specialists, the large hospitals, the high patient volumes. This creates an automatic, unintended bias among doctors—the idea that to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Focus medical education on training the whole person [PODCAST]

“Had I understood the nature of my struggles and felt permitted and supported in actively addressing them, I would have been more effective, a better learner, and more fulfilled. After trying out a few clinical settings, a lot of reading, and some much-needed coaching, I found my identity as a healthy, inspired physician. Eventually, by […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What Covid vaccines does the UK have and which are in the works?

As Valneva recruits volunteers for final stage trials of its vaccine, here is the current state of play in Britain Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccines to protect against the coronavirus were designed, tested and manufactured in record time, and several have been approved for use in the UK vaccination programme, with a number of others under consideration. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, Society, UK News, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus


Australia news live: AMA says WA hotel quarantine not ‘fit for purpose’ for containing Covid

Top doctor says leaks continue to happen because federal experts ‘deny’ virus is airborne; WA premier Mark McGowan to decide today whether Perth and Peel can reopen after three days of lockdown. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • WA Covid hotspots: list of exposure sites • Perth and WA Covid lockdown rules explained • WA premier furious that Australian residents are travelling to ‘Covid-infected countries’ 11.35pm BST Now they are putting them out at 8.30! Pick a time Victoria, o...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Perth, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, Anthony Albanese


Australia news live: WA Covid lockdown enters day three; Brittany Higgins to meet Morrison and Albanese

WA premier Mark McGowan will decide today whether Perth and Peel can reopen. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • WA Covid hotspots: list of exposure sites • Perth and WA Covid lockdown rules explained • WA premier furious that residents are travelling overseas as lockdown continues 10.30pm BST Good morning, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life and I hope you are feeling good!Matilda Boseley here and before we jump into the morning of news, why don’t I get you up to spe...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Perth, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, WA


Visionary plan benefits rural blind

Doctors praise initiative that gives them a break in the bush while they treat poor patients The post Visionary plan benefits rural blind appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Doctors, Philanthropy, Clinic, Cataracts, Openaccess, Hoedspruit, Top Six, Healthcare Services, Healthcare Workers, Godfrey Phillips, South Africa (country, Game Ranger, Moditlo Game Reserve, Neil Tabatznik, Specialist Skills


Powerful prescription relief for ocular itch from allergic conjunctivitis

This article is sponsored by Eyevance Pharmaceuticals, developing innovative and impactful ophthalmic therapies for the ocular surface and anterior segment.  Allergic conjunctivitis (AC) is a common ocular condition. Worldwide, 15% to 20% of the population is affected by some form of allergic disease with ocular symptoms present in about 40% to 60% percent of those […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The US will help India produce more coronavirus vaccines, releasing raw materials and expanding factories in broad push to blunt its COVID-19 crisis

People are administered COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade The US will provide supplies for testing, drugs, and vaccines to fight India's COVID-19 crisis. A National Security Council spokesperson said the US is "working around the clock" to help India. Resources include raw materials and funding needed needed to ramp up vaccine manufacturing. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is providing a broad package of relief...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, National Security Council, Horne, Ajit Doval, Mumbai India, Jake Sullivan, Brown University School of Public Health, US National Security Council


UK government’s claim it is too busy for Covid inquiry prompts anger

Exclusive: bereaved families are told that ‘people who would need to give evidence’ are ‘working round clock’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has caused anger among bereaved families by telling them it will be too busy to start an inquiry into the UK’s handling of the Covid pandemic for months.In a six-page letter to lawyers for thousands of families calling for an immediate statutory public inquiry, the government said “an inquiry now is not appropriate...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Outrage as No 10 rules out urgent inquiry into Covid mistakes

Exclusive: bereaved families are told that ‘people who would need to give evidence’ are ‘working round clock’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has caused anger among bereaved families by telling them it will be too busy to start an inquiry into the UK’s handling of the Covid pandemic for months.In a six-page letter to lawyers for thousands of families calling for an immediate statutory public inquiry, the government said “an inquiry now is not appropriate...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Coronavirus ‘swallowing’ people in India; crematoriums overwhelmed

NEW DELHI — With life-saving oxygen in short supply, family members in India are left on their own to ferry coronavirus patients from hospital to hospital in search of treatment as the country is engulfed in a devastating new surge of infections. Too often their efforts end in mourning. The stories are told in social media posts and television footage, showing desperate relatives pleading for oxygen outside hospitals or weeping in the street for loved ones who died waiting for treatment. One wom...
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Anger in Met after violence at London anti-lockdown protest

Metropolitan Police Federation chair to urgently raise matter with hierarchy after eight officers injured Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTensions are running high within the Metropolitan police after another anti-lockdown protest descended into scenes of violence, with eight officers injured.Ken Marsh, the chair of the Metropolitan Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers in the force, said he would be raising the matter of the protest with senior m...
Tags: Health, London, Protest, Police, Society, UK News, Metropolitan Police, Ken Marsh, Metropolitan Police Federation, Coronavirus


A Texas hospital is the first in the country to require COVID-19 vaccinations for its staff

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images A hospital system in Texas is now the first in the nation to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for staff. CBS News reported that Houston Methodist set a June 7 deadline for all employees to get vaccinated. So far, 89% of all 26,000 employees have complied and received a vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Houston Methodist system - m...
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"With no daily obligations and no children around, the challenge was 'to profit from the present moment without ever thinking about what will happen in one hour, in two hours'...."

"In partnership with laboratories in France and Switzerland, scientists monitored the 15 team members’ sleep patterns, social interactions and behavioural reactions via sensors. One sensor was a tiny thermometer inside a capsule that participants swallowed like a pill. It measured body temperature and transmitted data to a computer until it was expelled naturally. The team members followed their biological clocks to know when to wake up, go to sleep and eat. They counted their days not in hours...
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UK health regulator concerned over use of rapid coronavirus tests

Exclusive: MHRA says mass testing regime in England ‘a stretch’ of its authorisation for how kits should be usedHow accurate are lateral flow tests?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s healthcare regulator has expressed concern to the government that its multibillion-pound mass testing programme is “a stretch” of the authorised use of rapid tests, the Guardian has learned.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved the lateral flow ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Health policy, MHRA, Coronavirus


What unconscious bias training gets wrong… and how to fix it

Companies may seek to dismantle prejudice among their employees – but psychologists question whether these courses effect lasting changeHere’s a fact that cannot be disputed: if your name is James or Emily, you will find it easier to get a job than someone called Tariq or Adeola. Between November 2016 and December 2017, researchers sent out fake CVs and cover letters for 3,200 positions. Despite demonstrating exactly the same qualifications and experience, the “applicants” with common Pakistani ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Race, Women, Work & careers, Feminism, Discrimination at work, James, Emily, Tariq


Halfway there … the key numbers that tell the story of the UK’s vaccine drive

The government has hit both its self-imposed targets so far. How will it go the rest of the way?More than half of the UK population has now received at least a first dose of vaccine against Covid-19. By Friday evening 33,388,637 people had received one of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccines. Here’s how it was done, and what is still left to do. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Pfizer AstraZeneca


Covid, false positives and conditional probabilities... | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

An 18th-century clergyman’s legacy is central to understanding the pandemic Bunhill Fields burial ground contains the relics of John Bunyan, William Blake and Daniel Defoe. Of import to statisticians is the tomb of the Rev Thomas Bayes, Presbyterian clergyman from Tunbridge Wells, who died 260 years ago. He is famous for his work on conditional probabilities, which concern the chance of one event occurring, given another event has happened.Take lateral flow tests. The conditional probability of ...
Tags: Health, Tunbridge Wells, Daniel Defoe, David Spiegelhalter, Bayes, Anthony Masters, Coronavirus, John Bunyan William Blake



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