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As the world reels from illnesses and deaths due to COVID-19, the race is on for a safe, effective, long-lasting vaccine to help the body block the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The three vaccine approaches discussed here are among the first to be tested clinically in the United States. How vaccines induce immunity: The starting line In [...]
Should Coronavirus Disease 2019–Associated Inflammatory Syndromes in Children Affect Social Reintegration?
Recent reports in several medical journals, including JAMA, and the general media have highlighted the emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)–associated inflammatory syndromes in children.1–3 Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) appears to induce this new condition, which has been called pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (PIMS) or pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS) and described in detail [...]
As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths rise across the country, several US cities are starting to tighten their restrictions on businesses, and some cities and counties are on the verge of returning to lockdowns. The US COVID-19 case total rose to 3,858,686 today, including 141,426 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker. Meanwhile, a report today [...]
One in every five air samples in almond orchards adjacent to a poultry operation tested positive for E. coli during a two-year study published recently. “Microorganisms Move a Short Distance into an Almond Orchard from an Adjacent Upwind Poultry Operation” comes as romaine growers continue to study the impact of a 100,000-head cattle feed lot adjacent [...]
What if the coronavirus never made the leap from Asia to North America? COVID-19 would still be infecting millions in Europe, Africa, and Asia, but not in the United States or Canada. North Americans would be watching COVID-19 fatalities only from afar. That’s what we are doing, only its with African Swine Fever, not COVID-19. North America isn’t [...]
Asthma is one of the world’s most common chronic conditions, impacting an estimated 339 million people worldwide. But, as prevalent as asthma is, it is also a complex disease comprising a spectrum of different phenotypes. While the challenge of asthma in all its forms remains significant, severe asthma continues to be largely misunderstood and is [...]
Some drug companies say we’ll have a coronavirus vaccine by the winter. Others say that’s an irresponsible prediction. Some promise to forgo profits on a vaccine, but others believe they’re entitled to their monetary due. Now, lawmakers can force the industry to get its story straight. On Tuesday, executives from five drug companies leading the vaccine [...]
Abstract As rates of new COVID-19 cases decline across Europe due to non-pharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing policies and lockdown measures, countries require guidance on how to ease restrictions while minimizing the risk of resurgent outbreaks. Here, we use mobility and case data to quantify how coordinated exit strategies could delay continental resurgence and limit [...]
Soon after the first patients with coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) were diagnosed in Italy in February 2020, a severe epidemic developed.1 The greatest concentration of cases has been in Lombardy, a region of northern Italy with a population of 10 million in 2019. As of the end of April 2020, there had been 27 682 reported deaths from [...]