From Alpha to Epsilon: Consortium study illuminates surfaces of Spike most resistant to antibody escape

Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have published a detailed map of where human antibodies bind to SARS-CoV-2, a map that was generated by a global collaboration comparing nearly all leading clinical candidates. The new research will guide the development of more effective COVID-19 antibody therapies and help scientists develop effective vaccines to address emerging viral variants.

10 questions you want answered on COVID-19

Should children under the age of 12 be vaccinated against COVID-19? Is it possible to achieve herd immunity? Will an 80 per cent vaccination rate keep us safe? In this video, UniSA epidemiologist Professor Adrian Esterman answers these questions and a lot more. The former World Health Organization consultant shares his expertise – 50 years’ worth – and argues for a different approach to tackling COVID-19.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLKC9q9yEto

心律失常:Mayo Clinic Healthcare的专家分享5件重要事项

世界心脏日是9月29日 – 心律失常是最常见的心脏问题之一。心律不齐会导致心脏跳动过快、过慢或不规律。人们可能一出生就患有心律不齐,也可能在一生中发展出这些问题。医学博士Elijah Behr是伦敦Mayo Clinic Healthcare(妙佑医疗国际医疗保健)的心脏病专家,其分享了在预防、检测和治疗心律不齐方面取得的五项进展。

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss the Mental Health Impacts of Social Media on Children

A Rutgers child and adult psychiatrist, Muhammad Zeshan, M.D., is available to discuss the negative impacts of social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter on teenagers. “I’ve seen the negative psychological impacts of social media, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Fapon Biotech First in World to Introduce COVID-19 Antibodies for Antigen Lateral Flow Testing in Differentiating Variant B.1.1.7 and Wild-Type Virus

Fapon Biotech, a mainstream COVID-19 raw materials supplier to the global top-profile reagent manufacturers, introduced pioneering COVID-19 antibodies for antigen lateral flow testing to detect and differentiate COVID-19 and the most notable variant B.1.1.7 (also known as SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01) in human samples.

Trastornos del ritmo cardíaco: Experto de Mayo Clinic Healthcare nos cuenta 5 cosas importantes que saber

El Día Mundial del Corazón es el 29 de septiembre – Los trastornos del ritmo cardíaco son uno de los problemas más frecuentes del corazón. Las arritmias hacen que el corazón lata muy rápido, muy lento o de manera irregular. Una persona puede nacer con arritmia o desarrollarla durante el transcurso de su vida.

Heart rhythm disorders: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert shares 5 things it’s important to know

World Heart Day is Sept. 29 – Heart rhythm disorders are one of the most common cardiac problems. Arrhythmias cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. People can be born with them or develop them during their lives.

Dr. Karen L. Edwards, UCI professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, available to comment on U.S. lifting restrictions for vaccinated international travelers

Dr. Karen L. Edwards is a nationally recognized epidemiologist and biostatistician who is available to provide expert commentary on the Biden administration’s planned lifting of restrictions for vaccinated international travelers in November. Edwards is a leading expert on disease transmission…

Rutgers Toxicologist Available to Discuss Dangers of Taking Iodine to Treat COVID-19

Professor Lewis Nelson, M.D., is available to discuss the dangers of gargling, snorting, or ingesting Betadine, an iodine-based antiseptic to treat COVID-19. “Although many topical disinfectants such as povidone-iodine, which, is also known as Betadine, generally destroy viruses on direct…

Previously Healthy Young Adults with ‘Long COVID’ Show Vascular Dysfunction in Limbs, but Not Brain

A first-of-its-kind study of young adults with positive COVID-19 tests from more than 4 weeks ago found that those who were still symptomatic (i.e., long-haulers) had impaired blood vessel function in their limbs, but not brains. Asymptotic participants had blood vessel function similar to controls.

What if just one airborne particle was enough to infect you?

For some diseases, people exposed to just a single airborne particle containing infectious virus, bacteria or fungi can be infected. When this happens, understanding and predicting airborne disease spread can be a whole lot easier. That’s the result of a new study by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist who developed a new theory of airborne infectious disease spread.

Many Mothers May Have Delayed or Abandoned Plans for Additional Children Because of COVID-19 Pandemic

Nearly half of New York City mothers who had been trying to become pregnant again before the coronavirus pandemic began stopped in the first few months of the outbreak, a new study shows.

Older Age, Chronic Co-Morbidities Associated with More Severe COVID Disease in Children

The study, “Factors Associated with COVID-19 Disease Severity in U.S. Children,” published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, determined the factors associated with severe disease and poor health outcomes among children presenting to the hospital with COVID. These included older age and chronic co-morbidities such as obesity, diabetes and neurologic conditions, among others.

Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Show Robust T-Cell Responses to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

New research shows that Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients undergoing anti-CD20 (aCD20) treatment – which depletes the B cells that contribute to the MS attacks – are able to mount robust T-cell responses to the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, despite having a muted antibody response to the vaccines.

COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources Now Available in Spanish

A joint effort between the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development has made AACN’s free “COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources” online course available in Spanish.

Recursos sobre COVID-19, SDRA y Ventilación Ahora disponible en español

Un esfuerzo conjunto entre la Asociación Americana de Enfermeras de Cuidados Críticos (AACN) y los proyectos financiados por la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) ha hecho posible que el curso en línea gratuito de la AACN “Recursos sobre COVID-19, SDRA y Ventilación” esté disponible en español.

The Lancet: Scientific evidence to date on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy does not support boosters for general population, expert review concludes

An expert review by an international group of scientists, including some at the WHO and FDA, concludes that, even for the delta variant, vaccine efficacy against severe COVID is so high that booster doses for the general population are not appropriate at this stage in the pandemic.

Mount Sinai Researchers Use Wearable Devices to Identify Psychological Effects of Pandemic

Study links changes in heart rate variability with degree of resilience, as part of larger effort to understand and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on health care workers

Flu Season Returns: How to Stay Safe

While social distancing and wearing masks kept last year’s flu season at an all-time low, experts expect flu cases will soar this year as students return to school and employees go back to the office and are urging people to get their flu vaccine to prevent the nation’s health care system from being overwhelmed by influenza and COVID-19.
David Cennimo, an infectious disease expert at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, discusses what you should do to protect yourself during the upcoming flu season.

GW Wins Contract to Develop Antidote-Bearing Organisms to Protect Against Biological, Chemical Threats

The George Washington University has been awarded a $3.6 million contract to genetically modify commensal organisms to produce antidotes for harmful biological and chemical agents, such as anthrax, Ebola, and even COVID-19.