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South Africa’s virus battle is tainted by corruption. The governor of New York has a few regrets. Detroit teachers voted to authorize their union to call for a strike over plans to open public schools for in-person learning. Right NowIn a virtual address to the Democratic National Convention, former President Barack Obama denounced President Trump’s…

COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths, agencies warn

With the number of under-five deaths at an all-time recorded low of 5.2 million in 2019, disruptions in child and maternal health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic are putting millions of additional lives at stakeThe number of global under-five deaths dropped to its lowest point on record in 2019 – down to 5.2 million…

Special Populations Data in the U.S.

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Crew Disembarkations through Commercial Travel

Crew Disembarkations through Commercial Travel

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect both men and women. It can cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. It is a very common infection, especially among young people ages 15-24 years. You can get gonorrhea by having anal, vaginal, or oral sex with someone who has gonorrhea. If you…

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common disorder of the brain that causes repeated seizures. It is sometimes called a seizure disorder. A seizure is a short change in normal brain activity. Seizures are the main sign of epilepsy. A person is diagnosed with epilepsy when they have had two or more seizures. There are many types of…

HHS Announces New Organ Transplant Guidance

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections. This guideline reflects advances in transplant technology and safety that can increase the…

CDC Marks the End of the 2018 Ebola Outbreak in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is joining the global public health community to mark the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) officially announced the end…

Depression triples in US adults amid COVID-19 stressors

COVID-19 has tripled the rate of depression in US adults in all demographic groups—especially in those with financial worries—and the rise is much higher than after previous major traumatic events, according to a study published yesterday in JAMA Network Open.Led by researchers from Boston University, the study involved data from 1,441 respondents to a COVID-19…

COVID-19 total passes 26 million; independent review panel named

The global COVID-19 total today topped 26 million, as the leaders of independent group reviewing the world's response announced the members of an 11-person panel and Sanofi and GSK announced the launch of the first human trial of its recombinant vaccine against the virus.In recent weeks, India has led the world with the most daily…

COVID-19 remains key election issue for Biden, Trump

With talk of a vaccine in time for Election Day ramping up, both Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and incumbent Donald Trump continue to confront the pandemic as a major talking point for the presidential election, now 2 months away.Yesterday, during a campaign speech, Biden called Trump’s failure to safely open schools, especially elementary schools,…

COVID-19 Scan for Sep 03, 2020

Most US residents initially obeyed COVID-19 lockdowns, mobile data showResidents ventured out about 98% less in most counties in the 42 US states and territories that issued stay-at-home orders to contain SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. But after the first state relaxed those orders, more people were active outside of their homes in states…

COVID-19 Scan for Sep 02, 2020

US experts recommend who should get COVID-19 vaccine firstHealthcare workers, first responders, and adults with pre-existing conditions that put them at risk for severe symptoms of COVID-19 should be the initial recipients of the first approved vaccine in the United States, according to a framework from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) published yesterday. Today,…

Third COVID vaccine candidate starts phase 3 trial in US

Today the United States has three COVID-19 vaccine candidates in phase 3 trials, as AstraZeneca launched the final stage of a trial of its vaccine candidate, which it plans to test in 30,000 healthy adults.The AstraZeneca vaccine, developed at Oxford University, is already in a phase 3 trial in the United Kingdom. The first US…

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Third COVID vaccine candidate starts phase 3 trial in US

Today the United States has three COVID-19 vaccine candidates in phase 3 trials, as AstraZeneca launched the final stage of a trial of its vaccine candidate, which it plans to test in 30,000 healthy adults.The AstraZeneca vaccine, developed at Oxford University, is already in a phase 3 trial in the United Kingdom. The first US…

19-month pandemic-related surgical backlog in Ontario

Ontario, Canada, has an 84-week backlog of nonurgent surgeries delayed because of COVID-19 that will take 717 surgeries, 719 operating room hours, 265 hospital ward beds, and 9 intensive care unit (ICU) beds per week to clear, according to a time series modeling study published today in CMAJ.Researchers at the government agency Ontario Health identified…

News Scan for Aug 27, 2020

Study: Feedback, education reduced antibiotic prescribing in telemedicineIndividualized prescribing feedback and education in a telemedicine practice significantly decreased antibiotic prescribing rates for upper respiratory infection (URI) and bronchitis compared with education alone, US researchers reported yesterday in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.In a randomized controlled trial conducted at Doctor on Demand, a US telemedicine…

COVID-19 surge moves to Midwest, as young people fuel US case rise

Many states initially spared from the COVID-19 pandemic in March, April, and May are now reporting increasing transmission rates in non-metropolitan counties fueled by community spread.According to the Wall Street Journal, in Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois, the weekly change in COVID-19 cases has been higher in rural regions compared with metro areas, and outbreaks…

New Zealand eyes freight contamination as possible COVID-19 cluster source

In closely watched unfolding pandemic developments, New Zealand today aired suspicions that surface contamination may have triggered a new cluster of COVID-19, and China's media reported a reinfection in a woman who was sick 6 months ago.The global COVID-19 total today climbed to 20,439,274 cases, and 745,229 people have died from their infections, according to…

COVID-19 Scan for Aug 12, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows early promiseNew data from a phase 1/2 clinical trial of a vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and German biopharmaceutical company BioNTech show the vaccine produced a robust immune response and was tolerable in healthy adults. The results appeared today in Nature.The trial, which involved 45 healthy volunteers aged 18 to…