Cutaneous Adverse Events Following 771 Doses of the Inactivated and mRNA Covid-19 Vaccines: a Survey Study Among Health Care Providers

Di |2022-07-01T06:00:00+02:00Luglio 1st, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

INTRODUCTION: As Coronavirus disease 19 (Covid-19) still continues to affect humanity worldwide, different types of Covid-19 vaccines are being administered to maintain immunization against Covid-19. As both the inactivated and mRNA vaccines are now being applied prevalently, systemic adverse events along with cutaneous side effects are frequently being reported in the literature.

Coronaviruses in wild animals sampled in and around Wuhan at the beginning of COVID-19 emergence

Di |2022-06-30T13:00:00+02:00Giugno 30th, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

Over the last several decades, no emerging virus has had a profound impact on the world as the SARS-CoV-2 that emerged at the end of 2019 has done. To know where severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) originated from and how it jumped into human population, we immediately started a surveillance investigation in wild mammals in and around Wuhan when we determined the agent. Herein, coronaviruses were screened in the lung, liver, and intestinal tissue samples from fifteen...

Getting Critical Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences of Spanish and Chinese Speakers With Limited English Proficiency

Di |2022-06-30T01:00:00+02:00Giugno 30th, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

People with limited English proficiency in the United States have suffered disproportionate negative health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective communications are critical tools in addressing inequities insofar as they can motivate adoption of protective behaviors and reduce incidence of disease; however, little is known about experiences of communities with limited English proficiency receiving relevant information during COVID-19 or other outbreaks. To address this gap and provide...

COVID-19 lockdown policy and heterogeneous responses of urban mobility: Evidence from the Philippines

Di |2022-06-30T01:00:00+02:00Giugno 30th, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

Throughout 2020, national and subnational governments worldwide implemented nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to contain the spread of COVID-19. These included community quarantines, also known as lockdowns, of varying length, scope, and stringency that restricted mobility. To assess the effect of community quarantines on urban mobility in the Philippines, we analyze a new source of data: cellphone-based origin-destination flows made available by a major telecommunication company. First, we...

Convection Driven Ultra-Rapid Protein Detection Via Nanobody-Functionalized Organic Electrochemical Transistors

Di |2022-06-30T01:00:00+02:00Giugno 30th, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

Conventional biosensors rely on the diffusion-dominated transport of the target analyte to the sensor surface. Consequently, they require an incubation step that may take several hours to allow for the capture of analyte molecules by sensor biorecognition sites. This incubation step is a primary cause of long sample-to-result times. Here, we integrate alternating current electrothermal flow (ACET) in an organic electrochemical transistor (OECT)-based sensor to accelerate the device operation....

Locking out prevention: Dental care in the midst of a pandemic

Di |2022-06-30T01:00:00+02:00Giugno 30th, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

Emergencies, such as natural and manmade disasters, can present an opportunity or be a detriment to preventive healthcare. While stay-at-home orders which some states implemented to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 are known to reduce acute and routine care, little is known about missed preventive care. Dental care, unlike other forms of preventive care - such as pediatric vaccines and well-visits, is simpler to analyze as it is not practicable with telehealth. Using weekly foot traffic data by...

Mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis elimination amidst COVID-19 pandemic in Odisha, India: A step towards achieving SDG-3

Di |2022-06-30T01:00:00+02:00Giugno 30th, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

Sustainable Development Goal-3 (SDG) aims to eliminate lymphatic filariasis by 2030 through >65% coverage and compliance of mass drug administration (MDA), the preventive chemotherapy strategy of delivering anthelminthic drugs. However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted such programmes, yet MDA was administered during February 2021 in Odisha, India. We aimed to assess the coverage and compliance of the present round of MDA amidst the pandemic and explore factors for non-compliance in...

Exploration of the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 on People Living With HIV in Kerman, Iran: A Qualitative Study

Di |2022-06-30T01:00:00+02:00Giugno 30th, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

We explored the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on people living with HIV (PLWH) in Kerman, Iran. A convenience sample of 18 PLWH from a voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) center (August-October 2020) were invited to participate in face-to-face interviews. Inductive content analysis was performed with MAXQDA software. Six themes were identified: COVID-19-related knowledge and preventive practices, misconceptions about COVID-19, fear of seeking health care services,...

A prospective diagnostic evaluation of accuracy of self-taken and healthcare worker-taken swabs for rapid COVID-19 testing

Di |2022-06-30T01:00:00+02:00Giugno 30th, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

BACKGROUND: Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) developed for point of care detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen are recommended by WHO to use trained health care workers to collect samples. We hypothesised that self-taken samples are non-inferior for use with RDTs to diagnose COVID-19. We designed a prospective diagnostic evaluation comparing self-taken and healthcare worker (HCW)-taken throat/nasal swabs to perform RDTs for SARS-CoV-2, and how these compare to RT-PCR.

Health Consumer Engagement, Enablement, and Empowerment in Smartphone-Enabled Home-Based Diagnostic Testing for Viral Infections: Mixed Methods Study

Di |2022-06-30T01:00:00+02:00Giugno 30th, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

CONCLUSIONS: The findings provide insight into the nuanced and complex ways health consumers make decisions to engage with and perform smart HT and how they may react to positive results in terms of public-private and personal-distant dimensions. Moreover, the study illuminates the role that providers and smart HT sources can play to better support digitally engaged health consumers in the smart HT decision process.

Cross-Species Transmission of Bat Coronaviruses in the Americas: Contrasting Patterns between Alphacoronavirus and Betacoronavirus

Di |2022-06-30T01:00:00+02:00Giugno 30th, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

Bats harbor the largest number of coronavirus (CoV) species among mammals, serving as major reservoirs of alphaCoVs and betaCoVs, which can jump between bat species or to different mammalian hosts, including humans. Bat-CoV diversity is correlated with host taxonomic diversity, with the highest number of CoV species found in areas with the highest levels of bat species richness. Although the Americas harbor a unique and distinctive CoV diversity, no cross-species transmission (CST) or...

“I Think I Have Enough for Now”: Living with COVID-19 Antibodies in the Philippines

Di |2022-06-30T01:00:00+02:00Giugno 30th, 2022|Categorie: Coronavirus PubMed|

Drawing on face-to-face and virtual fieldwork in the Philippines, I document the emergence of antibody testing as a popular practice among Filipinos during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping them make decisions about vaccines and other life choices. Antibodies gave people a sense of agency and control amid a health crisis for which political and medical authorities failed to offer certainty and hope, particularly at a time of vaccine scarcity and viral surges. However, by diverting attention from...