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Sex differences in immune responses that underlie COVID-19 disease outcomes

By |2020-09-10T02:28:48+00:00September 10th, 2020|

Abstract A growing body of evidence indicates sex differences in the clinical outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)1–5. However, whether immune responses against SARS-CoV-2 differ between sexes, and whether such differences explain male susceptibility to COVID-19, is currently unknown. In this study, we examined sex differences in viral loads, SARS-CoV-2-specific antibody titers, plasma cytokines, as [...]

Immediate impact of stay-at-home orders to control COVID-19 transmission on socioeconomic conditions, food insecurity, mental health, and intimate partner violence in Bangladeshi women and their families: an interrupted time series

By |2020-09-10T02:28:46+00:00September 10th, 2020|

Background Stay-at-home orders (lockdowns) have been deployed globally to control COVID-19 transmission, and might impair economic conditions and mental health, and exacerbate risk of food insecurity and intimate partner violence. The effect of lockdowns in low-income and middle-income countries must be understood to ensure safe deployment of these interventions in less affluent settings. We aimed to [...]

Time Course of a Second Outbreak of COVID-19 in Beijing, China, June-July 2020

By |2020-09-10T02:28:46+00:00September 10th, 2020|

Since its initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, between December 2019 and March 2020,1-4 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has quickly spread worldwide. Although the epidemic abated in China, a second outbreak began in June 2020 in Beijing. We assessed preliminary Beijing outbreak data and present a timeline of the investigation and public health response. [...]

Two metres or one: what is the evidence for physical distancing in covid-19?l

By |2020-09-10T02:28:45+00:00September 10th, 2020|

Rigid safe distancing rules are an oversimplification based on outdated science and experiences of past viruses, argue Nicholas R Jones and colleagues Physical distancing is an important part of measures to control covid-19, but exactly how far away and for how long contact is safe in different contexts is unclear. Rules that stipulate a single specific [...]

Kids represent 9.3% of US COVID cases but few serious ones

By |2020-09-10T02:22:38+00:00September 10th, 2020|

In an update today on how the pandemic has affected US children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said about 9.3% of all COVID-19 patients so far are children, representing about 442,000 confirmed cases. The overall rate of pediatric infection is 583 cases per 100,000 children in the population. Though officials confirmed 74,160 new child cases in the [...]

Danish officials trying to find sources of three outbreaks

By |2020-09-10T02:22:25+00:00September 10th, 2020|

Public health officials in Denmark are looking into three outbreaks that have sickened almost 50 people with one caused by Hepatitis A and two due to rare strains of Salmonella. Since June, the Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Fødevarestyrelsen (Danish Veterinary and Food Administration) and DTU Food Institute have been investigating three suspected foodborne outbreaks that have [...]

A dilemma for ‘long-haulers’: Many can’t prove they ever had Covid-19

By |2020-09-10T02:22:21+00:00September 10th, 2020|

As the coronavirus pandemic rolls on, an unknown number of seemingly recovered patients are experiencing what is being called post-Covid syndrome — weeks or months of profound fatigue, fevers, problems with concentration and memory, dizzy spells, hair loss, and many other troubling symptoms. Among these “long-haulers,” as they have become known, a significant number face a very specific challenge: convincing [...]

Manage your asthma with these easy steps

By |2020-09-10T02:22:18+00:00September 10th, 2020|

Nearly 25 million Americans have asthma, a condition in which the airways in the lungs are swollen or inflamed. Asthma makes it harder to move air in and out of the lungs. It also makes them sensitive to commonly found elements in the air. While there is no cure for asthma, the condition is manageable – [...]

Don’t skip on scheduled immunizations

By |2020-09-10T02:22:15+00:00September 10th, 2020|

Because of medical advances, children are protected against more diseases than ever. Some diseases that were once feared, such as polio, have been eliminated or are close to elimination. Vaccines are only distributed after lengthy, conscientious review by researchers, physicians and other health care professionals. Vaccines are only administered after they have been proven safe and [...]

Social Distancing

By |2020-09-10T02:22:11+00:00September 10th, 2020|

What is social distancing? Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household. To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor [...]