NEW YORK (Reuters) – The following is a summary of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find a cure and vaccine for COVID-19, a viral illness.
Immunizations seem to protect children as well.
New data from Israel, which health officials have taken swiftly to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and its BioNTech partner, show that immunization by adults also protects the unvaccinated people living around them. he
About a third of all Maccabi Healthcare Services members over the age of 16 received at least one vaccine by Jan. 30. Increase The infection rate among MHS members who were not vaccinated in the same community was lower, especially among children. The MHS is Israel̵7;s second-largest health care organization.
“While vaccine-related protection observed with a lack of vaccination is encouraging. But more studies are needed to understand how to support immunity and elimination opportunities, ‘the researchers concluded in a study posted Wednesday in medRxiv, ahead of a peer review.
Illinois bar opening links 46 people with COVID-19.
Celebrating the opening of bars in rural Illinois in February resulted in 46 new COVID-19 infections and widespread spread, according to a U.S. study, a warning that the event would send. How does it affect local communities?
Four delegates had COVID-19-like symptoms that day. Among the 46 coronavirus cases linked to the party, 26 were patients among the sponsors, three on the workforce and 17 “secondary”. Among those infected, according to a report published Monday in the U.S. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Secondary cases include children and long-term care residents.
“Job opening-related transmission resulted in the closure of one school, affecting 650 children (9,100 lost to school per day) and hospital admissions by residents. In a long-term care facility, a person is infected with COVID-19, ”the researchers said. “The findings show that turning on settings such as bars, where masking and physical spacing is a challenge, can increase the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the community.” Research said
Businesses should “work with local health workers to promote behaviors and preserve environments that reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and develop new, safe open strategies to prevent outbreaks in the community, such as adaptation and prevention of the disease.” Patterns and operating procedures, “they said.
Congenital heart disease Congenital does not make the COVID-19 risk worse
Adults with congenital heart defects Congenital was less likely than the average person to develop severe COVID-19 infection or death, according to an international study.
The risk factors associated with poor outcomes in these individuals are the same as those associated with poor outcomes in the general public – older age, male having a history of heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms, kidney problems, diabetes, and The need for extra oxygen comes first. Study co-author Dr. Jamil Aboulosne of UCLA’s Center for Congenital Heart Disease.
Researchers analyzed data from 1,044 adults with COVID-19 from 58 congenital heart disease centers around the world.Even people with very complex heart defects were not at increased risk of COVID-19 infection. Severe as long as they don’t have severe heart disease signs and symptoms, Aboulhosn said, calling this a “Somewhat surprising,” the study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Stroke patients infected with COVID-19 had worse outcomes.
Among patients hospitalized for stroke, those who detected positive COVID-19 were more likely to die there, a new study shows.
Researchers report in the journal Stroke.They studied nearly 42,000 patients who arrived at 458 hospitals with ischemic stroke, caused by a blockage of the arteries that carry blood to the brain, about 3% of the patients detected. COVID-19 was positive.On average, they were hospitalized as quickly as patients without coronavirus infection. After that things slowed down.
“Probably due to the need for personal protective equipment and other precautions,” hospital staff, COVID-19 patients took longer to receive treatment that caused the embolism to come back. Times Dr. Gregg Fonarow from the university California Los Angeles The study was unable to prove that treatment delays worsened outcomes, however, Fonarow said, “These findings suggest that further stroke protocols need to be improved to provide the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease patients.” More timely brain stenosis to speed up care while still protecting health care workers from exposure.
(Reporting by Nancy Lapid, Marilynn Larkin and Megan Brooks; Edited by Bill Berkrot)
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