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Australia has record COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stress

Australia has record COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stress

Masked spectators watch first round matches on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Credit: AP Photo/Hamish Blair Australia reported a record high of COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, and its second-largest state declared an emergency in hospitals to cope with surging patient admissions and a staffing shortage …

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What's the latest on monoclonal antibody therapies to treat COVID-19?

What’s the latest on monoclonal antibody therapies to treat COVID-19?

Credit: Mayo Clinic As COVID-19 continues to evolve and mutate quickly, so do treatment options. While the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are vaccinations and booster vaccinations, several authorized treatments and preventive drugs, including monoclonal antibody therapies, are used to treat patients at different stages. Monoclonal antibody therapies are laboratory-produced proteins created …

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Study: Incidence and Risk Factors of Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions and Immunisation Stress-related Responses with COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine. Image Credit: Pimen/Shutterstock

Study evaluates acute and long-term adverse events following immunization with COVID-19 Moderna vaccine

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, a team of researchers conducted a case-control study at a mass vaccination center in Japan to evaluate acute and long-term adverse events following immunization (AEFI) with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Moderna vaccine. Study: Incidence and Risk Factors of Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions and Immunisation Stress-related …

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How COVID-19 is affecting global efforts to eliminate malaria

How COVID-19 is affecting global efforts to eliminate malaria

Dr Herbert Opi is researching the immune responses that provide protection against malaria, particularly in children. Understanding this can point to specific targets for designing more effective malaria vaccines. Credit: Burnet Institute The epidemiology of COVID-19 is complicated. We’ve worked out the virus spreads through the air, so instead of wiping things down as was …

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Study: Clinical outcomes among patients infected with Omicron (B.1.1.529) SARS-CoV-2 variant in southern California. Image Credit: anushkaniroshan/Shutterstock

Study shows Omicron less severe than Delta among COVID-19 hospitalized patients

New research posted to the medRxiv* preprint server suggests the Omicron variant produces less severe COVID-19 symptoms than earlier severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants. There was a 74% reduced risk of ICU admission, a 91% reduced risk of death, and no patients with Omicron infections needed mechanical ventilation. In addition, patients infected …

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Study: Change in Profile of COVID-19 Deaths in the Western Cape during the Fourth Wave. Image Credit: Darryl Fonseka / Shutterstock.com

Research shows fewer deaths related to COVID-19 in Cape Town during fourth wave

In a recent study published on the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers observe changes in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related deaths during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cape Town, the western province of South Africa. Study: Change in Profile of COVID-19 Deaths in the Western Cape during the Fourth Wave. Image Credit: Darryl Fonseka …

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For people over 50, even 'mild' COVID‑19 can result in mobility problems

For people over 50, even ‘mild’ COVID‑19 can result in mobility problems

Researchers surveyed more than 24,000 people over the age of 50 from across Canada during the initial phase of the lockdown in 2020 to determine the effect of a COVID diagnosis on their mobility. Credit: Timon Studler photo/Unsplash Adults over age 50 who experience mild or moderate COVID-19 are at greater risk of worsening mobility …

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Mathematical model may help improve treatments and clinical trials of patients with COVID-19 and other illnesses

Mathematical model may help improve treatments and clinical trials of patients with COVID-19 and other illnesses

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Investigators who recently developed a mathematical model that indicated why treatment responses vary widely among individuals with COVID-19 have now used the model to identify biological markers related to these different responses. The team, which was led by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of Cyprus, notes that …

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Study: When stem cells meet COVID-19: recent advances, challenges and future perspectives. Image Credit: Giovanni Cancemi/Shutterstock

Exploring the relationship between stem cells and COVID-19

Since December 2019, Wuhan, China, has been conducting influenza and related disease monitoring, and a number of cases of viral pneumonia have been discovered, all of which have been diagnosed as viral pneumonia or pulmonary infection. The World Health Organization (WHO) designated it a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on January 12, 2020. The coronavirus Research Group dubbed …

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