Search Tag: SARS-CoV-2

Executive Health Management

New Sample Pooling Method for COVID-19 Testing

2020 06 Aug

Widespread testing for COVID-19 derives important epidemiological data that can inform strategies on disease monitoring and control. However, shortages of test kits and bottlenecks in processing of results prevent many countries from implementing mass testing. This leaves many patients (especially those not showing symptoms) untested, increasing... Read more

IMAGING Management

#ECR2020: COVID-19 Lessons and Questions

2020 16 Jul

During one of the plenary lectures, "COVID-19: Lessons and Questions from a Pandemic" at the #ECR2020 Virtual Congress, Dr. Marie-Pierre Revel, Professor of Radiology and Head of Cardiothoracic imaging at Hôpital Cochin in Paris said that COVID-19 was the greatest health threat that humanity has had to face since the Spanish flu.  COVID-19 has... Read more

Executive Health Management

Witty to Help WHO with COVID-19 Vaccine Development

2020 20 Apr

Sir Andrew Witty, president of UnitedHealth Group and CEO of Optum and f ormer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) chief executive , has taken a leave of absence from his current job to join the World Health Organization (WHO) in the agency’s efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.   You may also like: Where Does COVID-19 Vaccine Development Stand?... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19 Experience of Italian GPs

2020 16 Apr

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine assesses challenges faced by general practitioners (GPs) in the prevention and management of COVID-19 in Lombardy, Italy.   You may also like : COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from Italy   As of 8 April, Italy was the most COVID-19-affected country in Europe. Of 135 000... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: in Search for Answers to Major Questions

2020 16 Apr

Researchers use mathematical modelling to predict the persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in the human population after its initial pandemic stage and compute a more realistic picture of the coronavirus infection rate .   You may also like : Where Does COVID-19 Vaccine Development Stand?   Five-Year Projection One study (... Read more

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Where Does COVID-19 Vaccine Development Stand?

2020 11 Apr

Researchers around the world are testing a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, with over a hundred vaccines in development, and almost 600 clinical trials either ongoing or completed.   You may also like : Teaming and Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Researchers   The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI),... Read more

Executive Health Management

Warnings about Potential Treatments for COVID-19

2020 09 Apr

An early-released review warns about potentially serious adverse events for chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin when used to treat and prevent COVID-19 . It comes only days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had removed guidelines for using hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment.  ... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from Italy

2020 08 Apr

Italy was hit hard by COVID-19. As of April 1, 2020, the country has 110574 documented cases and 13155 documented deaths related to the coronavirus. In order for other countries to learn from Italy, it is important to understand why death rates were so high in the first place and to identify the contributing factors.  First, there are demographic... Read more

Executive Health Management

Where Are the Most Effective Anti-COVID-19 Strategies?

2020 27 Mar

The majority of countries have introduced at least some nation-wide measures aimed at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The measures include stopping/limiting international and domestic movement, closing educational facilities, banning public gatherings or announcing quarantine, to name a few.   You may... Read more

Executive Health Management

LEOSS: EU COVID-19 Case Registry

2020 22 Mar

The German Society of Infectious Diseases ( DGI ) has initiated the establishment of a European case registry to collect clinical data of patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection.   You may also like:   Germany Joins ‘1+ Million Genomes’ Initiative   The new registry, Lean European Open Survey for SARS-CoV-2 Infected Patients... Read more